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UNIVERSITY FACTS Location ..................................................................................................... Greensboro, NC Founded .......................................................................................................................1891 Enrollment .................................................................................................................16,600 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

2006 Cross Country Schedule SEPTEMBER 2 Charlotte Relay 16 Winthrop Asics Invitational 30 George Mason Invitational

Charlotte, NC Winthrop, SC Centreville, VA

OCTOBER 13 Blue Ridge Mountain Open 28 Southern Conference Championships

Boone, NC Chattanooga, TN

NOVEMBER 11 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships

Louisville, KY

2007 Indoor Track and Field Schedule JANUARY 13 UNC Opener 26-27 Niswonger Foundation Invitational

Chapel Hill, NC Johnson City, TN

FEBRUARY 3 Carolina Invtiational 17-18 Southern Conference Indoor Championships

2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Table of Contents

Schedule/Quick Facts/Table of Contents............................................................................1 Coaching Staff ....................................................................................................................2 Roster .................................................................................................................................3 Player Profiles .............................................................................................................. 4-14 2005-06 Review ......................................................................................................... 15-20 The Southern Conference ................................................................................................21 UNCG Record Book ................................................................................................... 22-26 This is UNCG.............................................................................................................. 27-33 UNCG Athletics History .............................................................................................. 34-38 UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame ..................................................................................... 39-41 Academics at UNCG ........................................................................................................42

Chapel Hill, NC Clemson, SC

UNCG CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD INFORMATION Head Coach..................................................................................................... Linh Nguyen Alma Mater ................................................................................................Lynchburg, 2000 Email................................................................................................ ltnguyen3@uncg.edu Office Phone .................................................................................................. 336-334-3231 Assistant Coach.........................................................................................Jennifer Severns Alma Mater ......................................................................................Central Michigan, 2002 Email................................................................................................. jmsevern@uncg.edu Office Phone .................................................................................................. 336-334-4157

SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE Sports Information Director (XC/Track Contact) .........................................Mike Hirschman Email.................................................................................................mwhirsch@uncg.edu Cell Phone ................................................................................................... 336-202-5331 Assistant Sports Information Director ..............................................................Mark Kimmel Email................................................................................................mdkimmel@uncg.edu Cell Phone ................................................................................................... 336-207-2383 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

2007 Outdoor Track and Field Schedule MARCH 16-17 49er Classic 23-24 Wake Forest Open 30-31 UNC Invitiational

Charlotte, NC Winston-Salem, NC Chapel Hill, NC

APRIL 6-7 Duke Invitiational 14 Carolina Fast Times 20-21 Southern Conference Outdoor Championships

Durham, NC Chapel Hill, NC Boone, NC

MAY 6 Duke Twilight 25-26 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships

Durham, NC Gainesville, FL

CREDITS The 2006-07 University of North Carolina at Greensboro men’s and women’s cross country & track media guide was written by Mark Kimmel, UNCG Assistant Sports Information Director. This guide was designed using Adobe Creative Suite CS2. Editorial assistance provided by Sports Information Director Mike Hirschman. 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 XC/Track: Coaching Staff

Linh Nguyen enters his first season as head coach and sixth year overall on the coaching staff of the UNC Greensboro men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs.

Jennifer Severns begins her first season as assistant coach with the UNCG Cross Country / Track & Field programs in 2006-07.

Nguyen spent four years as an assistant coach to Rachelle Roberts, who stepped down for family reasons last spring. He also worked as a volunteer assistant for one year with the Spartans.

Severns fills a vacant position that had been held by Linh Nguyen prior to his elevation to head coach. A 2002 graduate of Central Michigan University, Severns served as an assistant coach at Division III Dickinson College last year in Carlisle, PA. Prior to that, she spent time as an assistant coach at Mt. Pleasant HS in Mt. Pleasant, MI. At Dickinson last year, the team placed sixth at the NCAA Division III National Championship meet after winning conference and NCAA East Regional titles. With the Red Devils, she coached two All-Americans last year, one earning the honor in both track and cross country.

During the 2006 outdoor season, Jeff Williams and Charles Jones both qualified for the NCAA East Regional. Williams in the 800 meter event and Jones, who also qualified in 2005, competed in the triple jump. Williams also set school records in the 400 and 800, while Xavier Rutz set UNCG marks in both the 3000 and 5000 meter events.

“I’m very excited to have Jennifer join our cross country and track staff,” said Nguyen. “She brings with her valuable experience, not only as a coach but also as a recruiter and academic mentor. Jennifer has been a part of the sport on many levels and the lessons she’s learned along the way are going to be a great asset as she helps to guide our student-athletes.

Jess Weber set two school records in the 800 and 1500m, while Heidi Pinkerton set the school standard in the 3000m Steeplechase.

“Jennifer has a tremendous enthusiasm for the sport that I feel will go a long way in helping us take this program to the next level. She is going to be a wonderful addition to our program and I’m looking forward to working with her.”

He was elevated to head coach on March 3, 2006 prior to the beginning of the outdoor track season.

The 2004-05 season saw Jones compete in the NCAA Championships and finish 23rd in the triple jump. That feat culminated a run that saw Jones win the Southern Conference triple jump with a then school-record leap of 50 feet. Four weeks later at the NCAA East Regional, Jones shattered his own record with a 50’ 10.25” jump that placed him fifth, which qualified him for the NCAA’s in Sacramento. Jeff Williams and CR Thomas finished 1-2 in the 800 meters event at the SoCon Indoor Championships, which led the men’s team to a fifth place finish. Also garnering All-SoCon honors with third place finishes were Jones in the long jump and the Distance Medley Relay squad. On the women’s side, Jess Weber set a school record in the 1500m event at the Duke Invitational. All toll, UNCG set nine school marks during the 2004-05 campaign. Nguyen has also seen several other school records recorded under his tutelage, which includes Joe Jacobs’ record setting performances in both the indoor and outdoor 3000m events along with the outdoor 5000m. Also, Heidi Sloop turned the trick in both the indoor and outdoor 3000m runs and the 3k steeplechase. During his collegiate career, Nguyen was an eight-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selection. Nguyen led Lynchburg to a pair of top-five finishes at the NCAA South/ Southeast Regional Cross Country meet, including one third-place finish. He also took the Hornets to a league title in 1999, while capturing ODAC Runner of the Year Honors. Nguyen, a native of East Hampton, NY, graduated from Lynchburg College in 2000 with a B.S. degree in sports medicine. Prior to coming to UNCG, Nguyen served as the assistant athletic trainer and volunteer assistant coach for the Hornets. Nguyen is currently a graduate student at UNCG in the exercise physiology program.

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While at Central Michigan, Severns was a member of the cross country and track teams for one season and served tenures in the University’s Athletic Academic Center and with the athletic marketing department. She has also served internships with USA Triathlon and the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. Severns is currently working on her master’s degree in Sports Administration from Central Michigan.


2006-07 UNCG Women’s Cross Country & Track Roster

XC So. n/a So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr.

Eligibility IN OUT So. So. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr.

Event(s) XC, Mid Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Mid Distance

Hometown Morris Plains, NJ Fayetteville, NC Pittsboro, NC Chester, NH Charlotte, NC Fayetteville, NC Delmar, NY Arden, NC Cary, NC Lorton, VA

High School (College) Morristown 71st (UNCP) Pittsboro Pinkerton Academy Harding University 71st (UNCP) Bethleham TC Roberson Green Hope Hayfield

2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Roster

Name Rebecca Colangelo Naomi D’Amours Tessa Dispenette Courtney Fawcett Sherrika Jordan Kathy Oldham Carly Magin Stephanie Maltais Mary Ann Rutz Jess Weber

2006-07 UNCG Men’s Cross Country & Track Roster

Name Scott Bellamy Lincoln Bennett Keith Gruchacz Ramon Jobson-Brown Tim Kwak Ryan Rodd Justin Ruppe Xavier Rutz Ryan Solomon Nicolas Vaccaro Jeff Williams Josh Wyatt Terry Wyatt

Eligibility XC IN OUT n/a Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. n/a. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Event(s) Throws XC, Distance XC, Distance Jumps XC, Mid Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Distance XC, Mid Distance XC, Mid Distance XC, Distance XC, Mid Distance

Hometown Wilmington, NC King, NC Bridgewater, NJ Loganville, GA Springfield, VA West Hartford, CT Rutherfordton, NC Cary, NC Hope Mills, NC Hillsborough, NJ South Plainfield, NJ Hope Mills, NC Hope Mills, NC

High School (College) EA Laney West Stokes Bridgewater-Raritan (Kutztown) Franklin [NJ] West Springfield (George Mason) Conard R-S Central Green Hope South View Hillsborough South Plainfield South View (West Florida) South View

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2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

Was named to the ESPN The Magazine/Cosida Academic All-America All-District women’s track & field/cross country team for the 2005-06 school year…also was named to the Southern Conference’s Academic All-Conference squads during the fall, winter and spring seasons. 2005-06: XC: Was UNCG’s top-finisher in the first five events of 2005, including an 18th place showing at the Southern Conference Championship with a season-best time of 19:03.42…finished eighth at the Winthrop Invitational with a time of 20:17, leading UNCG to a fourth place finish…finished in the top-20 four times. Indoor: Set a school record in the one mile event at the Southern Conference Championships with a sixth place finish in a time of 5:13.71…also ran a personal-best time in the 800m event with a 2:22.37 clocking to finish 11th at the Carolina Invitational…was a member of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed seventh at the SoCon Championship meet with a time of 12:50.72…posted four of the top-six times in the mile during the indoor season. Outdoor: Set a pair of school records during the season… finished seventh at the SoCon Championship meet in the 1500m (4:44.97)…set the 800m record with a time of 2:18.93 at the Duke Invitational…finished ninth in the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays with a then record time of 4:45.08…recorded the top-three Spartan times in the 800 and the top-five times in the 1500m event. 2004-05: XC: Ran a season-best time of 20:55.99 at the Overton Invitational to place 29th…finished 66th at the Southern Conference Championship with a time of 21:35.59. Indoor: Finished 2nd in the 800m event at the Valentine Open with a then personal-best time of 2:24.80…member of the Distance Medley Relay squad that set a school-record time of 12:40.38 at the SoCon Indoor Championship, finishing sixth…also placed eighth in the mile at the SoCon championship with a time of 5:17.13. Outdoor: Posted UNCG’s top two and four times respectively in the 800m and 1500m events…ran a then school record clocking of 4:47.84 in the 1500m at the Duke Invitational…also ran a season-best time in the 800m with a time of 2:21.43 at the Charlotte Invitational. 2003-04: XC: Added depth and consistency to the squad...posted top-3 finishes in three meets for the Spartans...ran a career-best time of 18:48, which is tied for the 14th fastest all-time mark at UNCG, to finish 42nd at the North Carolina Intercollegiate...posted a time of 19:31 to finish 28th at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open...finished 53rd at the Lou Onesty Invitational with a time of 20:33...placed 41st at the SoCon Championships with a time of 20:40. Track: Red-shirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons. High School: Earned four letters in cross country, indoor and outdoor track while competing at Hayfield Secondary...held sixth and ninth place finishes at the Virginia State meet...collected all-district and all-region honors in cross country...named team MVP and captain...All-American, all-state, all-region and all-district in track...garnered All-American honors in the 4x800m relay at the adidas Outdoor Championship. Personal: Jessica S. Weber...born August 11, 1985...daughter of Susan and Tom Weber...double majoring in elementary education and psychology at UNCG.

Top Performances XC 5K: 18:48 6K: 22:52.2

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Indoor 800m: 2:22.37 Mile: 5:13.71

Outdoor 800m: 2:18.93 1500m: 4:44.97


2004-05: XC: Ran a career-best time of 20:30.6 to finish 36th at the Clemson Invitational…placed 23rd at the Overton Invitational with a 20:40.19 clocking…finished 65th at the Southern Conference Championship meet with a time of 21:32.65. Indoor: Ran a personal-best time of 20:08.32 in the 5000m event at the Carolina Classic, finishing 18th…wound up 19th at the SoCon Championships in the 5000m with a 20:21.43 clocking…finished sixth in the mile at the Valentine Open with a time of 5:42.26. Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season.

2005-06: XC: Placed 25th at the Blue Ridge Open with a career-best time of 19:45.2 over the 5K layout…was UNCG’s fourth finisher at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 19:50.57 for a 39th place finish overall…also competed at the season opening Virginia Tech Invitational and the prestigious Paul Short Invitational in Bethleham, PA. Indoor: Finished 19th in the 5000m event at the Southern Conference Championships with a personalbest time of 20:17.60…also was 22nd at the Niswonger Foundation Invitational in the 5000m (20:43.8) and was 26th in the 3000m at the Carolina Invitational with a time of 11:25.03. Outdoor: Ran a time of 11:51.95 in the 3000 meters at the 49er Classic in her only competition of the outdoor season. 2004-05: XC: Ran a seasonbest time of 21:40.87 at the Overton Invitational…finished 69th at the Southern Conference Championship with a time of 21:36.62. Indoor: Posted a personal-best time of 11:25.73 in the 3000m event at the Carolina Classic…finished sixth in the mile run at the Valentine Open with a PR of 5:42.26. Outdoor: Ran a personalbest time of 11:15.95 to finish 12th in the 3000m event at the Charlotte Invitational…ran a PR in the 5000m event at the Duke Invitational with a time of 19:33.31.

2003-04: XC: Posted a then career-best time of 20:31 at the North Carolina Intercollegiate, finishing 97th...finished 70th at the Southern Conference Championships with a 22:07 clocking. Outdoor: Posted the Spartans top time of the season and ran a personal best time of 20:05.64 in the 5000m run at the 49er Classic hosted by Charlotte...also posted a 3000m personal best time of 11:42.94 at the Carolina Fast Times... did not compete during the indoor season. At UNC Pembroke: XC: Posted a 25:30 in the 6k event at the NCAA South Regional... placed fourth at the UNCP Invitational with a time of 20:48...earned a top-40 finish at the Elon/High Point Invitational with a time of 20:57.

2003-04: Track: Enjoyed a fine freshman campaign for UNCG...posted the second and third best times for the Spartans in the 3000m outdoor event...ran a season-best time of 11:23.50 to finish ninth at the Carolina Fast Times meet...finished 26th at the 49er Classic with a time of 11:26.80 in the 3k...finished ninth in the 5000m event at the Elon Invitational with a personal best time of 20:20.68.

High School: All-state and all-conference track performer at 71st High School in Fayetteville, NC...also earned all-conference honors in track & field.

High School: Ran track for three years and cross country for one at TC Roberson High School in Asheville, NC...was named all-state, all-region, all-county and all-Mountain Athletic Conference in track...member of the 2002 state championship team...part of the 4 x 800m relay team that finished fourth at the 2003 state meet...ran personal best times of 2:28 in the 800m, 5:40 in the 1600m and 21:54 in the cross country 5K...ran for coach Francine Hill.

Personal: Naomi A. D’Amours...daughter of Bruce and Cindy D’Amours...born June 30, 1984...nutrition major at UNCG.

Personal: Stephanie B. Maltais daughter of Jay and Barbara Maltais...born in Farmville, VA... majoring in elementary education at UNCG.

Top Performances XC 4K: 17:18 5K: 20:30.6 6K: 24:53.2

Indoor Mile: 5:57.83 5000m: 20:08.32

2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: XC: Posted a season-best time of 20:31.4 at the Blue Ridge Open to place 52nd… finished 78th at the Southern Conference Championship with a time of 21:24.83…placed 186th at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 6K clocking of 24:53.2. Indoor: Finished 20th in the 5000m event at the Southern Conference Championship with a 20:19.67 clocking…also finished 12th at the Carolina Invitational in the 5000m with a time of 20:38.04. Outdoor: Set a personal-best time of 11:31.49 at the Carolina Fast Times in the 3000 meter event, placing 12th…ran the 5000m at the Duke Invitational to record a personal-best time of 19:53.88.

Top Performances Outdoor 1500m: 5:20.20 3000m: 11:31.49 5000m: 19:53.88

XC 5K: 19:45.2 6K: 23:37.8

Indoor Mile: 5:42.26 3000m: 11:25.73 5000m: 20:17.60

Outdoor 3000m: 11:15.95 5000m: 19:33.31

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2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: XC: Ran a season-best time of 20:00.51 at the Southern Conference Championship to place 46th…finished 23rd at the Winthrop Invitational with a time of 21:14…competed in the NCAA Southeast Regional and finished 161st over the 6K layout in a time of 24:13.5. Indoor Track: Ran a season-best time of 5:17.86 in the Mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational…member of the Distance Medley Relay team that finished seventh at the SoCon Championship with a time of 12:50.72...also placed 10th in the Mile at the SoCon Championship (5:26.45). 2004-05: Did not compete during the 2004-05 school year. 2003-04: XC: Was the top Spartan runner at the Lou Onesty Invitational hosted by Virginia...placed 41st with a time of 19:51...finished as UNCG’s No. 3 runner in three meets, including her outstanding 16th-place performance at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 19:53...ran a personal best time of 19:09 to finish 59th at the North Carolina Intercollegiate…her PR time is tied for the 24th fastest time in schoolhistory…crossed the finish line 63rd at the highly competitive Great American Race in Cary, NC with a time of 20:58...finished 30th at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open hosted by Appalachian State. Track: Red-shirted both the indoor and outdoor track seasons. UNC Pembroke: XC: Finished third at the North Carolina Intercollegiate with a time of 19:36 ...earned first-place finishes at the UNCP Invitational (20:20) and Presbyterian College Invitational (20:08)...placed 46th overall at the NCAA II South Regional with a time of 24:37 over the 6K layout. Track: Set four school records while at UNCP, which included the 800m (2:27), 1500m (4:49), 3000m (10:53) and 5000m (18:41) events. High School: Three-year letterwinner in cross country and track while at 71st High School in Fayetteville, NC...earned MVP and “Runner of the Year” awards in cross country...two-time conference track champion in the 3200m...also earned team MVP honors in track. Personal: Katherine Marion Oldham...daughter of David and Sharon Oldham...born November 9, 1982...a psychology major at UNCG.

Top Performances XC

5K: 19:09 6K: 24:13.5

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Indoor 800m: 2:27.29 Mile: 5:17.86


High School: Ran four years of cross country for coach Ronald Horton at Northwood High School in Pittsboro, NC…named all-state in 2001…four-year allregion and three-time All-Mid State Conference honoree…Chatham County’s female athlete of the year in 2001…named team Most Valuable Player on three occasions… also played four years on the girl’s soccer team…was a team captain for both teams…member of the National Honor Society, Vocational Honor Society, HOSA and the science club.

2005-06: XC: Ran a season-best time of 20:24.7 to place 45th at the Blue Ridge Open…was 60th at the Southern Conference Championship after crossing the finish line in a time of 20:28.07…was the Spartans’ third finisher in the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 23:56.8 over the 6K trek at Greenville, NC. Indoor: In her only competition of the season, placed 21st in the 5000m event at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 20:35.46. Outdoor: Finished third at the Elon Invitational in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:18.78…her time of 11:36.22 in the 3000m at the 49er Classic was the third fastest time for UNCG during the season…posted a time of 19:49.31 in the 5000m at the Duke Invitational. High School: Four-year member of the cross country team at Green Hope High School in Cary, NC…also competed in track & field for three years and on the swimming team for one year…named All-Tri 7 Conference and all-region in both cross country and track & field during the 2001 and 2002 seasons…owns the school record in the 5K, one mile and two mile runs…selected the teams most valuable player in both 2001 and 2003…garnered the coaches award in 2002.

2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: XC: Ran a time of 22:53.6 at the Blue Ridge Open in her only meet of the season. Outdoor: Ran the Spartans second fastest time of the season in the 5000 meter event at the Southern Conference Championships…finished 20th with a time of 19:45.30.

Personal: Mary Ann Rutz…born April 27, 1987 in Houston, TX…daughter of William and Ana Rutz…brother Xavier is a member of the men’s cross country and track & field program at UNCG…undecided on a major.

Top Performances XC 5K: 20:24.7 6K: 23:56.8

Indoor 5000m: 20:35.46

Outdoor 1500m: 5:18.78 3000m: 11:36.22 5000m: 19:49.31

Personal: Tessa Nichole Dispenette…born May 23, 1985 in Durham, NC…daughter of Steve and Lydia Maher…exercise and sports science major...did not compete during the 2004-05 year and is a junior academically at UNCG.

Top Performances XC 5K: 22:53.3

Outdoor: 3000m: 12:01.39 5000m: 19:45.30

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2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: Did not compete during the 2005-06 school year. High School: Earned four varsity letters in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track at Morristown High School in Morristown, NJ…ran for coaches Kevin Rooney and Paul Buccino…named honorable mention All-Morris Country in cross country…was twice named second team all-state in outdoor track…also selected third team all-state in outdoor track in 2002…member of two sectional championship teams in 2001 and 2002.

High School: Three-year letter winner in both indoor and outdoor track at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH…also earned two varsity letters in cross country…member of the indoor 4x800m relay team that holds school record. Personal: Courtney Brooke Fawcett…born August 24, 1988 in Boulder, CO…daughter of Brian Fawcett and Lynn Fawcett…majoring in nursing…also recruited by UNC Wilmington.

Personal: Rebecca Colangelo…born August 3, 1987 in Morristown, NJ…daughter of John and Adrienne Colangelo…interior architecture major at UNCG.

High School: Was a four-year competitor in cross country and two-year competitor in track at Harding University HS for coach Rudolph Brown…four-time cross country team MVP and two-time track team MVP…member of two state championship teams in 2004 and 2005… earned second place in the mile at state in 2004. Personal: Sherrika Alisia Jordan…born December 24, 1987 in Charlotte, NC…daughter of Raymond and Daphne Jordan…older brother Raymond and younger brother Dwayne…undecided on major.

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High School: Was a four-year letter winner in outdoor track and three-year letter winner in cross country and indoor track for Tom Howley and Jack Rightmeyer at Bethlehem HS in Delmar, NY. Personal: Carly Danielle Magin…born June 6, 1988 in Albany, NY…daughter of Matthew Magin and Barbara Magin…recruited by Charlotte as well…majoring in nutrition.


2004-05: Did not compete for UNCG during the 2005 indoor and outdoor seasons. 2003-04: Outdoor: Placed sixth at the Elon Invitational in the discus with a distance of 116’3.7”...also achieved a mark of 105’8” at the event in the hammer throw...recorded a distance of 109’1” in the discus at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships...did not compete during the indoor season. High School: All-conference performer at EA Laney High School in Wilmington, NC...placed in the top-six at regionals. Personal: William Scott Bellamy...born December 9, 1984...son of Pat and Bill Bellamy... exercise and sport science major.

Top Performances Indoor Weight Throw: 10.97m

Outdoor Discus: 36.1m

2005-06: XC: Posted UNCG’s top time at both the Winthrop Invitational and the Paul Short Invitational…ran his best 8K time of 25:59.7 at the Paul Short meet…finished 11th overall at Winthrop with a time of 27:14…finished 35th at the Southern Conference Championship… crossed the line in a time of 33:15.7 over the 10K trek at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Indoor: Competed in the 3000 and 5000 meter events for the Spartans…ran a season-best time of 9:01.85 at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the 3000m event…placed 16th at the Niswonger Foundation Invitational in the 5000m with a personal-best time of 15:47.49…finished 13th in the 5000m at the SoCon Championship (15:59.95). Outdoor: Competed in the 3000, 5000 and 10000 meter events…earned a time of 9:06.74 in the 3000m at the season-opening 49er Classic…finished 15th in the 10000 at the Duke Invitational (32:51.30)…had a time of 15:45 in the 5000m at the Raleigh Relays.

2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: Indoor: Finished 13th in the weight throw at the UNC Invitational with a toss of 10.78 meters…also finished 14th in the weight throw at the Carolina Invitational the following week with a career-best toss of 10.97 meters. Outdoor: In his only action of the year, won the discus event at the Elon Invitational with a toss of 36.1 meters.

At Kutztown: XC: Was the Bears top finisher in all six competitions during the 2004 season…ran a personal best time of 25:57 to place fifth at the Tidewater Classic…posted four top-8 finishes on the season… finished 27th at the PSAC Championship with a time of 27:06. In 2003, led Kutztown in three meets as a freshman…finished fifth at the Salisbury Invitational with a time of 26:45…finished 27th at the PSAC Championship with a time of 27:40. High School: Third team AllNew Jersey in cross country…placed 11th at the Central Jersey Group 4 Cross Country Championships…seventh at the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional meet in the 3,200m event…graduated with the school record in the two mile run. Personal: Keith Paul Gruchacz…born June 26, 1985 in Somerville, NJ...son of Shelly Gusciera...business administration major.

Top Performances XC 8K: 25:59.7 10K: 33:15.7

Indoor 3000m: 9:01.85 5000m: 15:47.49

Outdoor 3000m: 9:06.74 5000m: 15:45.52 10000m: 32:51.30

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2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: XC: Set a personal-best time of 26:04.16 at the Southern Conference Championship to finish 21st as the top UNCG runner…ran a time of 33:17.6 over the 10K layout at the NCAA Southeast Regional…was the Spartans top finisher at the season-opening meet at Virginia Tech by placing 20th overall. Indoor: Ran a school-record time of 4:16.32 in the Mile to break the previous record by more than two seconds at the Virginia Tech Invitational, finished 14th… finishing fourth in the Mile (4:20.01) at the SoCon Championships…member of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed fifth at the SoCon’s with a time of 10:37.64. Outdoor: Recorded the top-four times in the 1500 meter event in 2006…posted a careerbest time of 3:59.91 at the Carolina Fast Times meet to finish seventh…was eighth at the SoCon Championships with a time of 4:02.31…won the 800m event with a meet-record time of 1:59.59 at the Elon Invitational. 2004-05: XC: Placed 21st at the Southern Conference Championship with a time of 27:08.42…crossed the finish line 178th at the 10K NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 33:33.9…that time represents the 12th fastest 10K mark in school history…finished 13th at the Overton Invitational with a season-best time of 26:17.49. Indoor: Posted the squads two fastest times in the mile run…the 4:21.42 clocking was good for a 14th place finish at the Carolina Classic and was the second fastest time in school history…also ran a 4:23.86 to place third at the UNC Invitational…finished 11th in the mile run at the SoCon Indoor Championship…member of the All-SoCon Distance Medley Relay team that finished third at the conference meet with a 10:26.89 clocking. Outdoor: Finished seventh and eighth respectively in the 800m events at the Charlotte Invitational (1:58.75) and at the Carolina Fast Times (1:57.80)…his time at the Carolina Fast Times was the fifth fastest time in UNCG history…placed eighth in the 1500m at the SoCon Outdoor Championship (4:06.80)…member of the 4x400m relay team that set a school-record time of 3:25.61 at the Wake Forest Quad. 2003-04: XC: Was the Spartans No. 4 finisher at every meet...had a season-best time of 26:09 at the North Carolina Intercollegiate...placed in the top-30 at the SoCon Championships with a time of 27:35. Indoor: Ran the 800m leg for the school record and Southern Conference Indoor Champion distance medley relay squad with a 1:57 split...was also part of the winning DMR squad at the Valentine’s Day meet hosted by Appalachian State... placed 15th in the Mile run at the SoCon Championships (4:29.44). Outdoor: Recorded a personal best mark in the 1500m at the 49er Classic with a time of 4:01.98 to finish 17th... set a new personal best in the 800m event with a time of 1:58.49 at the Duke Invitational …member of the 4x400m relay team that posted a then school-record time of 3:26.00 at the Elon Outdoor Invitational. High School: Three-time All-American in the 4xmile relay...third team all-state cross country selection...also garnered three All-Somerset County selections in cross country…placed sixth in the state in the outdoor 1600m with a time of 4:17...helped team to sectional, county and conference relay championship as a senior. Personal: Nicolas Thomas Vaccaro...born September 19, 1984...son of Louis and Martha Vaccaro...English major at UNCG.

Top Performances XC 8K: 26:04.16 10K: 33:17.6

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Indoor 800m: 1:57.53 Mile: 4:16.32 3000m: 8:52.78

Outdoor 800m: 1:57.80 1500m: 3:59.91


2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

Will enter the 2007 track season as the two-time defending Southern Conference 800 meter indoor champion...is also the reigning SoCon champion in the outdoor 800 meter event...qualified for the NCAA East Regional for the first time in 2005-06. 2005-06: Indoor: Successfully defended his title in the 800 meters at the 2006 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships by breaking his own school record with a time of 1:53.57…also finished first in his preliminary heat...member of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed fifth at the SoCon’s with a time of 10:37.64…owned the top-four UNCG times in the 800m event…finished fourth at the UNC Invitational (1:54.82)…was 16th in the 200m and seventh in the 400m event at the Carolina Invitational. Outdoor: Earned his first trip to the NCAA East Regional…placed 21st in the 800 meter event with a time of 1:54.19…won the 800m event at the Carolina Fast Times, SoCon Championship and the North Carolina A&T Last Chance meets…broke his own school record at the Duke Invitational (1:51.63)…qualified for the NCAA Regional after winning the conference crown with a time of 1:51.79…also crossed the finish line first in the 400m at the Duke Twilightwas named the SoCon men’s track and field athlete of the week on 4/20/06 after winning at the Carolina Fast Times meet. 2004-05: XC: Competed in three events during the fall…finishing 31st at the Overton Invitational (28:18.39). Indoor: Opened the season by setting the UNCG record in the 800m event with a time of 1:55.13, finishing 13th at the Niswonger Foundation Invitational…set his second school-record of the year at the Valentine Open, finishing second in the 400m (49.80)…won the 800m event at the Southern Conference Indoor Championship with a time of 1:56.77…member of the Distance Medley Relay team that finished third at SoCon’s with a 10:26.89 clocking…placed fourth and sixth respectively in the 800m at the UNC Invitational and the Carolina Classic. Outdoor: Set another UNCG record in the 400m at the Duke Invitational (50.25)…the following week, broke the school record in the 800m by finishing first at the Carolina Fast Times (1:52.64)…member of the 4x400m relay team that set a schoolrecord time of 3:25.61 at the Wake Forest Quad…also won the 800m event at the Charlotte Invitational…finished third in the 800m at the SoCon Outdoor Championship. 2003-04: XC: Competed in three cross country meets, finishing as UNCG’s No. 5 runner twice...ran a season-best time of 27:08 at the North Carolina Intercollegiate. Indoor: Ran the 400m leg for the school record and Southern Conference Champion distance medley relay team with a 49.0 split...also set indoor school records in the 400m and 800m with times of 50.65 and 1:58.59 respectively. Outdoor: Set an outdoor 400m school record with a time of 51.03 at the Carolina Fast Times meet...placed second in the 800m at the SoCon Outdoor Championships and set a then school record with a 1:53.00 mark...his performance at the event earned a qualifying mark in the Junior National Championships where he finished ninth with a time of 1:53.17...member of the 4x400m relay team that posted a then schoolrecord time of 3:26.00 at the Elon Outdoor Invitational. High School: Captain of the South Plainfield High School track & field team and earned six varsity letters...all-state, all-county, all-area and all-division performer...state champion in the 800m...conference record holder in the 800m...county/conference champion in the 800m and 4x400m relay...earned Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman. Personal: Jeffrey Alan Williams...born April 16, 1985...son of Bruce and Phyllis Williams... sociology major.

Top Performances XC 8K: 27:08

Indoor 200m: 23.29 400m: 49.80 800m: 1:53.57

Outdoor 400m: 48.56 800m: 1:51.63 1500m: 4:13.86

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2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: XC: Only saw action in the first two events of the season…was 33rd at the Virginia Tech Invitational and was 25th at the Winthrop Invitational with a time of 28:45. Indoor: Ran the top-two times in the 3000 meter event for UNCG…posted a personal-best time of 8:45.53 to place 23rd at the Virginia Tech Invitational...also ran an 8:47.39 at the Carolina Invitational…earned the top time in the 5000 meter event as well with a 15:12.76 at the Niswonger Invitational to finish fourth. Outdoor: Set a school record in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:38.54, trimming three seconds off the previous record, at the 49er Classic…set a second UNCG record in the 5000 meter event at the Duke Twilight meet with a time of 14:57.65…finished ninth in the 5000 at the SoCon Championship with a time of 15:13.85…owned the four best performances on the team in the 5000m…set a meet record in winning the 1500 meter event at the Elon Invitational with a time of 4:07.89.

2005-06: XC: Competed in all six events during first season with UNCG…set a personalbest time of 26:27.9 at the Paul Short Invitational…had a 27th place showing in his first Southern Conference Championship meet with a time of 26:30.44…was UNCG’s top finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 32:54.8 over the 10K layout. Indoor: Ran a time of 8:53.86 in the 3000 meter event at the Virginia Tech Invitational…finished 12th at the SoCon Championship in the 5000m (15:42.96). Outdoor: Saw action in four events in his first outdoor season at UNCG…recorded a time of 4:15.28 to place fourth in the 1500 meters at the Elon Invitational…earned his best time of the year in the 3000m at the 49er Classic (9:09.93)…placed 15th in the 5000m at the SoCon Championship (15:35.00)…ran the Spartans top-time of the season in the 10000m at the Duke Invitational (32:33.88) to finish 13th…finished fifth at the SoCon meet in the 10000m.

2004-05: XC: Competed in all six events for UNCG during freshman season…posted his best time of the season during the opening meet of the year at the Covered Bridge Open… he covered the layout in 27:26.3 for a 43rd place finish…placed 58th at the Southern Conference Championship with a time of 28:47.16…ran a time of 34:45.7 over the 10K track at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Indoor: Won the mile run at the Valentine Open with a time of 4:30.02…finished 12th in the 3000m event at the SoCon Indoor Championship with a time of 8:55.88, which at the time was the third fastest time in UNCG history…member of the All-SoCon Distance Medley Relay team that finished third at the conference meet with a 10:26.89 clocking…ran a UNCG season-best time of 16:17.30 to finish sixth in the 5000m at the Carolina Classic. Outdoor: Won the 3000 meter event at the Wake Forest Quad with a 8:58.83 clocking, which is the fifth fastest time in school history…finished eighth in the 1500m event at the Charlotte Invitational (4:05.55)…placed 28th at the Raleigh Relays in the 5000m (15:22.62), which is the fifth fastest time at UNCG and also represents the fastest time by a freshman in the 5K.

At West Florida: Competed during his freshman season at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL…team finished fifth at the NCAA Division II South Regional…ran a time of 34:49 over the 10K trek in Memphis, TN…ran a season-best time of 27:20.91 at the 8K Disney Cross Country Classic...The Argonauts placed second at the Gulf South Conference Championships.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and outdoor track while at Green Hope HS…was a two-time 4A Mideast Region and three-time All-Tri-Seven Conference selection in cross country...two time all-region selection in track, in addition to three allconference honors…was a part of five conference championships teams and one regional championship...also earned a combined five varsity letters in swimming and diving.

High School: Competed in both cross country and track at South View High School in Hope Mills, NC for coach Jesse Autry…he was a four-time first team All-Two Rivers Conference honoree and earned three all-region plaudits in cross country…cross country team won the 4A state title in 2003…owned a fifth place ranking in the South Region by Harrier Magazine in 2003…also named first team all-conference twice and the regional champion in the 3200m event…ran as part of the 4x800m indoor relay state champion team in 2004... member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Joshua Lee Wyatt…born February 11, 1986 in Phoenix, AZ…son of Andrea Wyatt…exercise and sports science major at UNCG.

Personal: Xavier Rutz...born June 25, 1985...son of William and Ana Rutz...business administration major.

Top Performances XC 8K: 27:26.30 10K: 34:45.7

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Indoor 1500m: 4:07.89 Mile: 4:30.02 3000m: 8:45.53 5000m: 15:12.76

Top Performances Outdoor 800m: 2:01.24 1500m: 4:05.55 3000m: 8:38.54 5000m: 14:57.65

XC 8K: 26:27.9 10K: 32:54.8

Indoor 3000m: 8:53.86 5000m: 15:42.96

Outdoor 1500m: 4:15.28 3000m: 9:09.93 5000m: 15:35.00 10000m: 32:33.88


2005-06: Indoor: Finished 13th in the long jump at the UNC Invitational with a season-best length of 6.4 meters…finished ninth at the Southern Conference Championship in the long jump (6.39m)…member of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed fifth at the SoCon’s with a time of 10:37.64. Outdoor: Recorded the top-three long jump marks of the season for UNCG…his best effort was at the season-opening 49er Classic, finishing 12th with a jump of 6.48 meters…won the long jump event at the Elon Invitational (6.44m)…finished fifth at the SoCon Championship in the long jump (6.18m) and 12th in the triple jump (13.09m). High School: Competed in both track and football at Franklin High School in Somerset, NJ for track coach Darrell Hilliman…set a Somerset County triple jump record…named first team all-country, all-area and All-Skyland Conference during the outdoor season…team captain…played wide receiver from three years on the football team.

2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: XC: Competed in all six meets during first year with UNCG…posted his top time of the season of 27:57.6 at the Paul Short Invitational…placed 59th in his first Southern Conference Championship with a time of 28:33.08…ran a 10K time of 35:04.9 at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Indoor: Saw action in the 800m, mile and 3000 meter events…ran a 2:03.79 in the 800m at the Carolina Invitational to finish 15th…was 14th in the mile at the SoCon Championship (4:32.67)… member of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed fifth at the SoCon’s with a time of 10:37.64…ran a PR of 4:28.97 in the mile at the Carolina Invite. Outdoor: Finished ninth in the 3000 meter Steeplechase at the SoCon Championships with a time of 10:07.64…ran a season-best time of 4:08.43 in the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays.

Personal: Ramon Lamar Jobson-Brown…born December 9, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica… exercise and sports science major at UNCG.

Top Performances Indoor Long Jump: 6.4m

Outdoor Long Jump: 6.48m Triple Jump: 13.09m

High School: All-Conference runner at Conard High School in West Hartford, CT for coach Brian Bishop…selected All-Central Connecticut Conference in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track…conference champion in the indoor 1600m event…finished seventh in the state and 20th in New England in the 1600m…member of the conference champion indoor 4x800m relay team…also played baseball for the Chieftains. Personal: Ryan Christopher Rodd…born November 14, 1987 in Coventry, CT…son of Ron and Mary Ann Rodd and Judy Emmick…business administration major.

Top Performances XC 8K: 27:57.6 10K: 35:04.9

Indoor 800m: 2:03.79 Mile: 4:28.97 3000m: 9:13.93

Outdoor 800m: 2:04.10 1500m: 4:08.43 3000m SC: 10:07.64

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2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: Player Profiles

2005-06: Outdoor: Ran the 800 meters in three events…his best time came at the Duke Invitational with a clocking of 2:07.38. High School: Was a four-year letterman in cross country at West Springfield HS in Springfield, VA for head coach Duke Baird…also competed for three years in both indoor and outdoor track for the Spartans…member of the 4x800m relay team that holds school, region and national meet records…named all-state, all-region and All-Patriot District in the 4x800m event…also named all-district in the 1000m event…was an all-district honoree in the outdoor 800m event.

High School: Four-year participant in cross country, track and wrestling at South View HS in Hope Mills, NC…named all-county and two-time all-conference in cross country…earned all-conference honors in wrestling…member of the team that won four conference championships, two regional championships and the 2003 4A cross country state championship. Personal: Walter Ryan Solomon…born October 8, 1985 in Hartsville, SC…son Danny and Shawn Solomon…attended St. Cloud State University last year…recruited by Belmont-Abbey and SCSU…undecided on a major at UNCG.

Personal: Timothy N. Kwak…born August 8, 1985 in Augusta, GA…son of Michael and Eileen Kwak…attended George Mason University for one year but did not compete in athletics for the Patriots…accounting major at UNCG.

Top Performances Outdoor 800m: 2:07.38

High School: Four-year letter winner in track and three-year letter winner in cross country at RS Central HS in Rutherfordton, NC…earned all-state honors in cross country…holds Southwest Foothills Conference record in the two mile event. Personal: Justin Todd Ruppe…born April 5, 1988 in Rantoul, IL…son of Jeff Ruppe and Belinda Ruppe…majoring in chemistry.

High School: A three-year letter winner in both cross country and track at West Stokes HS under Coach Benji Knox…two time all-conference and all-region in the 800 meters...finished fifth in the 2A 800 meters. Personal: Lincoln Grey Bennett…born August 9, 1987 in King, NC…son of Mike and Ronda Bennett…father Mike played tennis for UNCG…plans to major in history.

High School: Earned three varsity letters in cross country and two in indoor and outdoor track at South View HS in Hope Mills, NC…was named all-conference and all-region in cross country and indoor and outdoor track…finished first at regions in the 800 meters…member of the cross country team that won the 2003 state championships…also received one varsity letter in swimming. Personal: Terry Donell Wyatt, Jr.…born October 3, 1988…son of Terry Sr. and Aida Wyatt… was also recruited by East Carolina and Western Carolina…plans on majoring in biology.

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2005 UNCG Men’s Cross Country Results 9/3/05 9/17/05 10/1/05 10/14/05 10/30/05 11/12/05

Virginia Tech Invitational Winthrop Invitational Paul Short Invitational (hosted by Lehigh) Blue Ridge Mountain Open (hosted by ASU) SoCon Championship NCAA Southeast Regional

Individual Results, School 1. Josh McDougal, Liberty ..................................... 19:20.54 20. Nic Vaccaro ..................................................... 20:15.69 22. Keith Gruchacz ................................................ 20:23.21 30. Charles Gibson ................................................ 20:35.64 33. Xavier Rutz ...................................................... 20:38.60 45. Josh Wyatt ....................................................... 21:02.87 66. Ryan Rodd....................................................... 21:46.83 Winthrop Invitational; Rock Hill, SC (8K) Team Results 1. High Point .................................................................... 39 2. Davidson...................................................................... 54 3. Winthrop ...................................................................... 58 4. UNCG .......................................................................... 88 5. Gardner Webb ........................................................... 108 6. Wofford ...................................................................... 187 7. South Carolina State ................................................. 209 Individual Results, School 1. Tamas Kovacs, High Point...................................... 25:26 11. Keith Gruchacz ..................................................... 27:14 15. Charles Gibson ..................................................... 27:30 16. Nic Vaccaro .......................................................... 27:33 21. Josh Wyatt ............................................................ 27:59 25. Xavier Rutz ........................................................... 28:45 38. Ryan Rodd............................................................ 30:41 Paul Short Invitational; Bethlehem, PA (8K) Team Results UNCG ........................................did not compete as a team Individual Results, School 1. Ryan Sheehan, St. Francis.................................. 23:52.6 183. Keith Gruchacz ................................................ 25:59.7 220. Charles Gibson ................................................ 26:17.5 239. Josh Wyatt ....................................................... 26:27.9 293. Ryan Rodd....................................................... 27:57.6 Blue Ridge Open; Boone, NC (8K) Team Results 1. Texas ........................................................................... 15 2. Appalachian State........................................................ 86 3. North Carolina ............................................................. 90 4. High Point .................................................................. 125 5. Mars Hill..................................................................... 132 6. Davidson.................................................................... 179 7. Western Carolina ....................................................... 208 8. Elon ........................................................................... 214 9. Gardner Webb ........................................................... 242 10. UNCG ...................................................................... 247 11. UNC Wilmington ...................................................... 291 12. King ......................................................................... 352

Individual Results, School 1. Erik Stanley, Texas .............................................. 24:31.7 42. Charles Gibson .................................................. 26:55.0 49. Nic Vaccaro ....................................................... 27:08.7 65. Josh Wyatt ......................................................... 27:31.7 71. Keith Gruchacz .................................................. 28:07.4 79. Ryan Rodd......................................................... 28:38.0 SoCon Championship; Statesboro, GA (8K) Team Results 1. Appalachian State........................................................ 34 2. Chattanooga ................................................................ 67 3. Furman ........................................................................ 84 4. Davidson.................................................................... 106 5. UNC Greensboro ....................................................... 151 6. Western Carolina ....................................................... 154 7. Elon ........................................................................... 164 8. College of Charleston ................................................ 175 9. The Citadel ................................................................ 234 10. Wofford .................................................................... 313 Individual Results, School 1. Ian Mayne, Chattanooga ................................... 24:37.25 21. Nic Vaccaro ..................................................... 26:04.16 22. Charles Gibson ................................................ 26:04.76 27. Josh Wyatt ....................................................... 26:30.44 35. Keith Gruchacz ................................................ 26:44.49 59. Ryan Rodd....................................................... 28:33.08 NCAA Southeast Regional; Greenville, NC (10K) Team Results 1. William & Mary............................................................. 68 2. Virginia......................................................................... 91 3. North Carolina State .................................................... 96 4. Duke .......................................................................... 198 5. James Madison ......................................................... 204 6. Louisville .................................................................... 214 7. Wake Forest .............................................................. 216 8. Norfolk State .............................................................. 221 9. Liberty ........................................................................ 276 10. Clemson .................................................................. 279 11. Appalachian State .................................................... 289 12. Eastern Kentucky .....................................................311 13. Virginia Tech ............................................................ 317 14. North Carolina ......................................................... 334 15. High Point ................................................................ 346 16. Charlotte .................................................................. 368 17. Coastal Carolina ...................................................... 454 18. Richmond ................................................................ 463 19. VMI .......................................................................... 546 20. Davidson.................................................................. 609 21. Western Kentucky ................................................... 632 22. Western Carolina ..................................................... 644 23. Radford .................................................................... 647 24. UNC Asheville.......................................................... 651 25. Morehead State ....................................................... 683 26. Elon ......................................................................... 708 27. UNCG ...................................................................... 725 28. College of Charleston .............................................. 788 29. Gardner-Webb ......................................................... 792 30. East Carolina ........................................................... 800

5th/8 Teams 4th/7 Teams 10th/12 Teams 5th/10 Teams 27th/30 Teams

Individual Results, School 1. Josh McDougal, Liberty ..................................... 29:40.01 125. Josh Wyatt ....................................................... 32:54.8 138. Keith Gruchacz ................................................ 33:15.7 139. Nicolas Vaccaro ............................................... 33:17.6 183. Charles Gibson ................................................ 34:42.7 189. Ryan Rodd....................................................... 35:04.9

Individual Results Charles Gibson Virginia Tech Invitational (6K) ................................ 20:35.64 SoCon Championship (8K) .................................... 26:04.76 Paul Short Invitational (8k) ...................................... 26:17.5 Blue Ridge Open (8K) ............................................. 26:55.0 Winthrop Invitational (8K) ........................................... 27:30 NCAA Southeast Regional (10K)............................. 34:42.7 Keith Gruchacz Virginia Tech Invitational (6K) ................................ 20:23.21 Paul Short Invitational (8K) ...................................... 25:59.7 SoCon Championship (8K) .................................... 26:44.49 Winthrop Invitational (8K) ........................................... 27:14 Blue Ridge Open (8K) ............................................. 28:07.4 NCAA Southeast Regional (10K)............................. 33:15.7

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Virginia Tech Invitational; Blacksburg, VT (6K) Team Results 1. Liberty .......................................................................... 29 2. Virginia Tech ................................................................ 33 3. ETSU ........................................................................... 80 4. Radford .......................................................................116 5. UNCG ........................................................................ 125 6. Alderson-Broaddus .................................................... 132 7. Concord ..................................................................... 209 8. Longwood .................................................................. 219

Blacksburg, VA Rock Hill, SC Bethleham, PA Boone, NC Statesboro, GA Greenville, NC

Ryan Rodd Virginia Tech Invitational (6K) ................................ 21:46.83 Paul Short Invitational (8k) ...................................... 27:57.6 SoCon Championship (8K) .................................... 28:33.08 Blue Ridge Open (8K) ............................................. 28:38.0 Winthrop Invitational (8K) ........................................... 30:41 NCAA Southeast Regional (10K)............................. 35:04.9 Xavier Rutz Virginia Tech Invitational (6K) ................................ 20:38.60 Winthrop Invitational (8K) ........................................... 28:45 Nic Vaccaro Virginia Tech Invitational (6K) ................................ 20:15.69 SoCon Championship (8K) .................................... 26:04.16 Blue Ridge Open (8K) ............................................. 27:08.7 Winthrop Invitational (8K) ........................................... 27:33 NCAA Southeast Regional (10K)............................. 33:17.6 Josh Wyatt Virginia Tech Invitational (6K) ................................ 21:02.87 Paul Short Invitational (8k) ...................................... 26:27.9 SoCon Championship (8K) .................................... 26:30.44 Blue Ridge Open (8K) ............................................. 27:31.7 Winthrop Invitational (8K) ........................................... 27:59 NCAA Southeast Regional (10K)............................. 32:54.8

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2005 UNCG Women’s Cross Country Results

2006-07 UNCG XC/Track: 2005-06 Review

9/3/05 9/17/05 10/1/05 10/14/05 10/30/05 11/12/05

Virginia Tech Invitational Winthrop Invitational Paul Short Invitational (hosted by Lehigh) Blue Ridge Mountain Open SoCon Championship NCAA Southeast Regional

Virginia Tech Invitational; Blacksburg, VT (6K) Team Results 1. Virginia Tech ................................................................ 21 2. Liberty ......................................................................... 64 3. Milligan ....................................................................... 99 4. Alderson-Broaddus .....................................................112 5. UNC Greensboro ....................................................... 130 6. ETSU ......................................................................... 153 7. Longwood .................................................................. 188 8. Radford ...................................................................... 214 9. Concord ..................................................................... 233 Individual Results, School 1. Kristin Hart, Virginia Tech .................................. 18:18.20 14. Jess Weber...................................................... 16:06.79 26. Eleanor Wilson ................................................ 16:35.55 33. Stephanie Malatais ......................................... 16:52.56 38. Tricia O’Connell .............................................. 17:05.28 39. Erin Lord ......................................................... 17:05.95 47. Kathy Oldham ................................................. 17:45.64 50. Naomi D’Amours ............................................ 17:49.67 52. Mary Grace Putnam ....................................... 18:02.62 55. Mary Ann Rutz ................................................ 18:09.56 Winthrop Invitational; Rock Hill, SC (8K) Team Results 1. High Point .................................................................... 33 2. Winthrop ...................................................................... 60 3. South Carolina ............................................................. 80 4. UNCG ........................................................................ 103 5. Gardner Webb ........................................................... 124 6. Wofford ...................................................................... 128 7. South Carolina State ................................................. 202 Individual Results, School 1. Jennifer Povick, Winthrop ....................................... 18:26 8. Jess Weber............................................................. 20:17 18. Eleanor Wilson ..................................................... 20:47 23. Kathy Oldham ....................................................... 21:14 26. Erin Lord ............................................................... 21:27 29. Heidi Pinkerton ..................................................... 21:38 33. Naomi D’Amours .................................................. 22:08 42. Mary Grace Putnam ............................................. 22:48 Paul Short Invitational; Bethlehem, PA (8K) Team Results 1. Columbia ................................................................... 121 44. UNC Greensboro ....................................................1174 Individual Results, School 1. Elizabeth Maloy, Georgetown .............................. 20:28.0 156. Jess Weber...................................................... 22:52.2 218. Heidi Pinkerton ................................................ 23:28.1 235. Stephanie Maltais ............................................ 23:37.8 270. Kathy Oldham .................................................. 24:18.9 295. Erin Lord .......................................................... 24:52.3 307. Naomi D’Amours ............................................. 25:56.6 Blue Ridge Open; Boone, NC (8K) Team Results 1. Davidson...................................................................... 38 2. Appalachian State........................................................ 70 3. High Point .................................................................. 104 4. UNCG ........................................................................ 140 5. UNC Wilmington ........................................................ 144 6. Elon ........................................................................... 154 7. South Carolina ........................................................... 158 8. Mars Hill..................................................................... 205 9. Gardner-Webb ........................................................... 228 10. Western Carolina ..................................................... 236 11. King.......................................................................... 280

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Blacksburg, VA Rock Hill, SC Bethleham, PA Boone, NC Statesboro, GA Greenville, NC

5th/8 Teams 4th/ 7 Teams 44th/47 Teams 4th/11 Teams 6th/11 Teams 19th/25 Teams

Individual Results, School 1. Brenna Burns, Davidson...................................... 18:01.3 16. Jess Weber........................................................ 19:22.4 20. Heidi Pinkerton .................................................. 19:28.0 25. Stephanie Maltais .............................................. 19:45.2 45. Mary Ann Rutz ................................................... 20:24.7 52. Naomi D’Amours ............................................... 20:31.4 63. Erin Lord ............................................................ 20:49.3 103. Tessa Dispennette ........................................... 22:25.3

Individual Results

SoCon Championship; Statesboro, GA (8K) Team Results 1. Davidson...................................................................... 46 2. Chattanooga ................................................................ 47 3. Appalachian State........................................................ 75 4. Furman ...................................................................... 105 5. Elon ........................................................................... 130 6. UNC Greensboro ....................................................... 163 7. College of Charleston ................................................ 215 8. Western Carolina ....................................................... 230 9. The Citadel ................................................................ 231 10. Georgia Southern .................................................... 257 11. Wofford .................................................................... 293

Tessa Dispennette Blue Ridge Open (5K) ............................................. 22:25.3

Individual Results, School 1. Shannon Wommack, UTC ................................. 16:53.47 18. Jess Weber...................................................... 19:03.42 28. Heidi Pinkerton ................................................ 19:30.75 34. Eleanor Wilson ................................................ 19:45.17 39. Stephanie Maltais ............................................ 19:50.57 46. Kathy Oldham .................................................. 20:00.51 56. Erin Lord .......................................................... 20:22.78 60. Mary Ann Rutz ................................................. 20:28.07 78. Naomi D’Amours ............................................. 21:24.83 NCAA Southeast Regional; Greenville, NC (10K) Team Results 1. Duke ............................................................................ 33 2. North Carolina State .................................................... 78 3. Virginia....................................................................... 149 4. Wake Forest .............................................................. 151 5. William & Mary........................................................... 180 6. North Carolina ........................................................... 182 7. Coastal Carolina ........................................................ 234 8. James Madison ......................................................... 235 9. Kentucky .................................................................... 297 10. Charlotte .................................................................. 298 11. Davidson .................................................................. 329 12. Appalachian State.................................................... 407 13. Western Kentucky ................................................... 434 14. Clemson .................................................................. 479 15. Eastern Kentucky .................................................... 483 16. Campbell ................................................................. 493 17. High Point ................................................................ 513 18. Elon ......................................................................... 566 19. UNCG ...................................................................... 646 20. UNC Wilmington ...................................................... 664 21. South Carolina ......................................................... 676 22. Gardner-Webb ......................................................... 707 23. East Carolina ........................................................... 756 24. Western Carolina ..................................................... 758 25. College of Charleston .............................................. 786 Individual Results, School 1. Shannon Rowbury, Duke ..................................... 19:55.2 91. Heidi Pinkerton .................................................. 22:43.0 138. Jess Weber...................................................... 23:36.1 147. Mary Ann Rutz ................................................. 23:56.8 149. Erin Lord .......................................................... 23:59.4 161. Kathy Oldham .................................................. 24:13.5 186. Naomi D’Amours ............................................. 24:53.2

Naomi D’Amours Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 17:49.67 Blue Ridge Open (5K) ............................................. 20:31.4 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 21:24.83 Winthrop Invitational (5K) ........................................... 22:08 NCAA Southeast Regional (6K)............................... 24:53.2 Paul Short Invitational (6K) ...................................... 25:56.6

Erin Lord Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 17:05.95 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 20:22.78 Blue Ridge Open (5K) ............................................. 20:49.3 Winthrop Invitational (5K) ........................................... 21:27 NCAA Southeast Regional (6K)............................... 23:59.4 Paul Short Invitational (6K) ...................................... 24:56.3 Stephanie Maltais Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 16:52.56 Blue Ridge Open (5K) ............................................. 19:45.2 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 19:50.57 Paul Short Invitational (6K) ...................................... 23:37.8 Tricia O’Connell Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 17:05.28 Kathy Oldham Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 17:45.64 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 20:00.51 Winthrop Invitational (5K) ........................................... 21:14 NCAA Southeast Regional (6K)............................... 24:13.5 Paul Short Invitational (6K) ...................................... 24:18.9 Heidi Pinkerton Blue Ridge Open (5K) ............................................. 19:28.0 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 19:30.75 Winthrop Invitational (5K) ........................................... 21:38 NCAA Southeast Regional (6K)............................... 22:43.0 Paul Short Invitational (6K) ...................................... 23:28.1 Mary Grace Putnam Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 18:02.62 Winthrop Invitational (5K) ........................................... 22:48 Mary Ann Rutz Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 18:09.56 Blue Ridge Open (5K) ............................................. 20:24.7 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 20:28.07 NCAA Southeast Regional (6K)............................... 23:56.8 Jess Weber Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 16:06.79 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 19:03.42 Blue Ridge Open (5K) ............................................. 19:22.4 Winthrop Invitational (5K) ........................................... 20:17 Paul Short Invitational (6K) ...................................... 22:52.2 NCAA Southeast Regional (6K)............................... 23:36.1 Eleanor Wilson Virginia Tech Invitational (4K) ................................ 16:35.55 SoCon Championship (5K) .................................... 19:45.17 Winthrop Invitational (5K) ........................................... 20:47


2006 UNCG Men’s Indoor Track & Field Results Niswonger Foundation Invitational (ETSU) UNC Invitational (UNC) Carolina Invitational (UNC) Carolina Classic (UNC) Virginia Tech Invitational (Virginia Tech) Southern Conference Championship NCAA Indoor Championships

Niswonger Foundation Invitational; Johnson City, TN Individual Results 3. Charles Jones, triple jump ................................... 15.04m 3. Charles Jones, long jump ...................................... 6.88m 4. Xavier Rutz, 5000m ........................................... 15:12.76 10. Jeff Williams, 800m ........................................... 1:56.20 10. Nicolas Vaccaro, 3000m .................................... 8:52.78 16. Keith Gruchacz, 5000m ................................... 15:47.49 16. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ....................... 6.17m 20. Josh Wyatt, 5000m .......................................... 16:00.65 25. Ryan Rodd, 3000m............................................ 9:13.93 41. Chris Cousins, 800m ......................................... 2:12.00 UNC Invitational; Chapel Hill, NC Individual Results 4. Jeff Williams, 800m ............................................. 1:54.82 6. Charles Jones, long jump .......... (6.94m) – school record 11. Brandon Spencer, weight throw ......................... 13.06m 12. Nic Vaccaro, mile ............................................... 4:21.59 13. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ....................... 6.40m 13. Scott Bellamy, weight throw............................... 10.78m 27. Ryan Rodd, mile ................................................ 4:28.97 Carolina Invitational; Chapel Hill, NC Individual Results 2. Charles Jones, triple jump ..........15.35m – school record 5. Nic Vaccaro, 800m .............................................. 1:57.53 6. Xavier Rutz, 3000m ............................................. 8:47.39 7. Jeff Williams, 400m ................................................ 50.10 7. Brandon Spencer, weight throw........................... 13.46m 14. Scott Bellamy, weight throw............................... 10.97m 15. Ryan Rodd, 800m.............................................. 2:03.79 16. Jeff Williams, 200m .............................................. 23.29 17. Keith Gruchacz, 3000m ..................................... 9:03.78 18. Josh Wyatt, 3000m ............................................ 9:04.26 24. Chris Cousins, 800m ......................................... 2:08.08 Virginia Tech Invitational; Blacksburg, VA Individual Results 3. Charles Jones, triple jump ................................... 15.03m 7. Jeff Williams, 800m ............................................. 1:54.21 14. Nick Vaccaro, Mile ............................................. 4:16.32 23. Xavier Rutz, 3000m ........................................... 8:45.53 28. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ....................... 6.17m 30. Josh Wyatt, 3000m ............................................ 8:53.86 39. Keith Gruchacz, 3000m ..................................... 9:01.85 SoCon Indoor Championships; Clemson, SC Team Results 1. Western Carolina ....................................................... 277 2. Appalachian State...................................................... 213 3. The Citadel .................................................................. 43 4. Chattanooga ................................................................ 40 5. Davidson...................................................................... 33 6. UNCG .......................................................................... 30 7. Wofford ........................................................................ 13

Johnson City, TN Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill, NC Blacksburg, VA Clemson, SC Fayetteville, AR

Individual Results 1. Jeff Williams, 800m ............................................. 1:53.57 2. Charles Jones, triple jump ................................... 15.05m 4. Nick Vaccaro, Mile ............................................... 4:20.01 5. UNCG (Rodd, Jobson-Brown, Williams, Vaccaro), Distance Medley Relay .......................................... 10:37.64 9. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ......................... 6.39m 10. Brandon Spencer, weight throw..........................11.86m 12. Josh Wyatt, 5000m .......................................... 15:42.96 13. Keith Gruchacz, 5000m ................................... 15:59.95 14. Ryan Rodd, Mile ................................................ 4:32.67

Top times by Event 200m 23.29 – Jeff Williams (Carolina Invitational) 400m 50.10 – Jeff Williams (Carolina Invitational)

Triple Jump 15.35m – Charles Jones (Carolina Invitational) 15.05m – Charles Jones (SoCon Championship) 15.04m – Charles Jones (Niswonger Invitational) 15.03m – Charles Jones (Virginia Tech) Distance Medley 10:37.64 - Rodd, Jobson-Brown, Williams, Vaccaro (SoCon Championship) Weight Throw 13.46m – Brandon Spencer (Carolina Invitational) 13.06m – Brandon Spencer (UNC Invitational) 11.86m – Brandon Spencer (SoCon Championship) 10.97m – Scott Bellamy (Carolina Invitational) 10.78m - Scott Bellamy (UNC Invitational)

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800m 1:53.57 – Jeff Williams (SoCon) – school record 1:54.21 – Jeff Williams (Virgina Tech Invitational) 1:54.82 – Jeff Williams (UNC Invitational) 1:56.20 – Jeff Williams (Niswonger Invitational) 1:57.53 – Nic Vaccaro (Carolina Invitational) 2:03.79 – Ryan Rodd (Carolina Inviational) 2:08.08 – Chris Cousins (Carolina Invitational) 2:12.00 – Chris Cousins (Niswonger Invitational) 3000m 8:45.53 – Xavier Rutz (VT Invitational) – school record 8:47.39 – Xavier Rutz (Carolina Invitational) 8:52.78 – Nicolas Vaccaro (Niswonger Invitational) 8:53.86 – Josh Wyatt (Virginia Tech Invitational) 9:01.85 – Keith Gruchacz (Virginia Tech Inviational) 9:03.78 – Keith Gruchacz (Carolina Invitational) 9:04.26 – Josh Wyatt (Carolina Invitational) 9:13.93 – Ryan Rodd (Niswonger Invitational) 5000m 15:12.76 – Xavier Rutz (Niswonger Invitational) 15:42.96 – Josh Wyatt (SoCon Championship) 15:47.49 – Keith Gruchacz (Niswonger Invitational) 15:59.95 – Keith Gruchacz (SoCon Championship) 16:00.65 – Josh Wyatt (Niswonger Invitational) Mile 4:16.32 – Nic Vaccaro (VT Invitational) – school record 4:20.01 – Nic Vaccaro (SoCon Championship) 4:21.59 – Nic Vaccaro (UNC Invitational) 4:28.97 – Ryan Rodd (UNC Invitational) 4:32.67 – Ryan Rodd (SoCon Championship) Long Jump 6.94m – Charles Jones (UNC Invitational) – school record 6.88m – Charles Jones (Niswonger Invitational) 6.40m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (UNC Invitational) 6.39m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (SoCon Championship) 6.17m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (Niswonger Invitational) 6.17m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (Virginia Tech)

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2006 UNCG Women’s Indoor Track & Field Results 1/20/-1/21/06 1/27-1/28/06 2/4/06 2/11/06 2/18/06 2/24-2/25/06 3/10-3/11/06

Niswonger Foundation Invitational (ETSU) UNC Invitational (UNC) Carolina Invitational (UNC) Carolina Classic (UNC) Virginia Tech Invitational (Virginia Tech) Southern Conference Championship NCAA Indoor Championships

Niswonger Foundation Invitational; Johnson City, TN Individual Results 9. Jess Weber, mile ................................................. 5:29.01 10. Kathy Oldham, mile ........................................... 5:29.83 11. Heidi Pinkerton, 5000m ................................... 19:31.00 22. Stephanie Maltais, 5000m ............................... 20:43.80 25. Tricia O’Connell, mile......................................... 5:45.54 26. Erin Lord, mile ................................................... 5:46.32 UNC Invitational; Chapel Hill, NC Individual Results 15. Jess Weber, mile ................................................5:25.11 16. Erin Lord, 800m ................................................. 2:28.07 18. Kathy Oldham, mile ........................................... 5:32.28 19. Tricia O’Connell, mile......................................... 5:33.59 Carolina Invitational; Chapel Hill, NC Individual Results 11. Jess Weber, 800m ............................................. 2:22.37 20. Kathy Oldham, 800m ......................................... 2:27.29 25. Tricia O’Connell, 800m ...................................... 2:28.72 13. Heidi Pinkerton, 3000m ................................... 10:40.02 26. Stephanie Maltais, 3000m ................................11:25.03 12. Naomi D’Amours, 5000m ................................ 20:38.04 14. Mary Ann Rutz, 5000m .................................... 21:36.81 Virginia Tech Invitational; Blacksburg, VA Individual Results 14. Jess Weber, mile ............................................... 5:15.41 17. Kathy Oldham, mile ........................................... 5:17.89 26. Tricia O’Connell, mile......................................... 5:36.52 22. Jess Weber, 800m ............................................. 2:22.71 31. Erin Lord, 800m ................................................. 2:26.26 11. Heidi Pinkerton, 3000m ................................... 10:35.85 SoCon Indoor Championships; Clemson, SC Team Results 1. Appalachian State................................................... 148.5 2. Western Carolina ....................................................... 122 3. Georgia Southern .......................................................118 4. Chattanooga .............................................................. 108 5. Furman ....................................................................... 42 6. Elon ............................................................................. 40 7.College of Charleston ................................................ 26.5 8. The Citadel .................................................................. 25 9. Davidson...................................................................... 22 10. UNCG ......................................................................... 8. Individual Results 6. Jess Weber, mile ................................................. 5:13.71 10. Kathy Oldham, mile ........................................... 5:26.45 12. Tricia O’Connell, mile......................................... 5:29.42 7. Erin Lord, 800m ................................................... 2:27.91 9. Heidi Pinkerton, 3000m ....................................... 10:31.0 5. Heidi Pinkerton, 5000m ..................................... 18:17.17 19. Stephanie Maltais, 5000m ............................... 20:17.60 20. Naomi D’Amours, 5000m ................................ 20:19.67 21. Mary Rutz, 5000m ........................................... 20:35.46 7. UNCG (Oldham, Lord, O’Connell, Weber), DMR12:50.72

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Johnson City, TN Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill, NC Blacksburg, VA Clemson, SC Fayetteville, AR Events top times 800m 2:22.37 – Jess Weber (Carolina Invitational) 2:22.71 – Jess Weber (Virginia Tech Invitational) 2:26.26 – Erin Lord (Virginia Tech Invitational) 2:27.29 – Kathy Oldham (Carolina Invitational) 2:27.91 – Erin Lord (SoCon Championship) 2:28.07 – Erin Lord (UNC Invitational) 2:28.72 – Tricia O’Connell (Carolina Invitational) 3000m 10:31.00 – Heidi Pinkerton (SoCon Championship) 10:35.85 – Heidi Pinkerton (Virginia Tech Invitational) 10:40.02 – Heidi Pinkerton (Carolina Invitational) 11:25.03 – Stephanie Maltais (Carolina Invitational) 5000m 18:17.17 – Heidi Pinkerton (SoCon Championship) 19:31.00 – Heidi Pinkerton (Niswonger Invitational) 20:17.60 – Stephanie Maltais (SoCon Championship) 20:19.67 – Naomi D’Amours (SoCon Championship) 20:35.46 – Mary Rutz (SoCon Championship) 20:38.04 – Naomi D’Amours (Carolina Invitational) 20:43.80 – Stephanie Maltais (Niswonger Invitational) 21:36.81 – Mary Ann Rutz (Carolina Invitational) Mile 5:13.71 – Jess Weber (SoCon Championship) 5:15.41 – Jess Weber (Virginia Tech Invitational) 5:17.89 – Kathy Oldham (Virginia Tech Invitational) 5:25.11 – Jess Weber (UNC Invitational) 5:26.45 – Kathy Oldham (SoCon Championship) 5:29:01 – Jess Weber (Niswonger Invitational) 5:29.42 – Tricia O’Connell (SoCon Championship) 5:29.83 – Kathy Oldham (Niswonger Invitational) 5:32.28 – Kathy Oldham (UNC Invitational) 5:33.59 – Tricia O’Connell (UNC Invitational) 5:36.52 – Tricia O’Connell (Virginia Tech Invitational) 5:45.54 – Tricia O’Connell (Niswonger Invitational) 5:46.32 – Erin Lord (Niswonger Invitational) Distance Medley 12:50.72 - Oldham, Lord, O’Connell, Weber (SoCon Championship)


2006 UNCG Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Results 49er Classic (Charlotte) Raleigh Relays (North Carolina State) Elon Invitational (Elon) Duke Invitational (Duke) Carolina Fast Times (UNC) Southern Conference Championship (GSU) Duke Twilight (Duke) North Carolina A&T Last Chance Meet (NC A&T) NCAA East Regional Championship (NC A&T) NCAA Outdoor Championships (Sac. State)

Charlotte, NC Raleigh, NC Elon, NC Durham, NC Chapel Hill, NC Statesboro, GA Durham, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Sacramento, CA

49er Classic; Charlotte, NC Individual Results 3. Charles Jones, triple jump ................................... 14.84m 6. Xavier Rutz, 3000m ....................8:38.54 – school record 10. Jeff Williams, 800m ............................................. 1:55.0 12. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ....................... 6.48m 17. Charles Jones, long jump .................................... 6.31m 21. Brandon Spencer, hammer throw ...................... 33.29m 26. Keith Gruchacz, 3000m ..................................... 9:06.74 28. Josh Wyatt, 3000m ............................................ 9:09.93 31. Nic Vaccaro, 1500m .......................................... 4:12.61 38. Ryan Rodd, 1500m............................................ 4:14.76 44. Chris Cousins, 800m ......................................... 2:05.06

SoCon Championships; Statesboro, GA Individual Results 1. Jeff Williams, 800m ............................................. 1:51.79 5. Josh Wyatt, 10000m .......................................... 32:44.61 5. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ......................... 6.18m 8. Nicolas Vaccaro, 1500m ...................................... 4:02.31 9. Ryan Rodd, 3000m Steeplechase ..................... 10:07.64 9. Brandon Spencer, hammer throw ........................ 41.29m 9. Xavier Rutz, 5000m ........................................... 15:13.85 10. Keith Gruchacz, 10000m ................................. 33:18.34 12. Ramon Jobson-Brown, triple jump .................... 13.09m 13. Ryan Rodd, 1500m............................................ 4:09.53 15. Josh Wyatt, 5000m .......................................... 15:35.00

Raleigh Relays; Raleigh, NC Individual Results 10. Jeff Williams, 800m ........................................... 1:55.18 11. Xavier Rutz, 5000m ......................................... 15:15.15 21. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ....................... 6.44m 26. Nic Vaccaro, 1500m .......................................... 4:04.55 39. Ryan Rodd, 1500m............................................ 4:08.43 41. Josh Wyatt, 5000m .......................................... 15:39.58 48. Keith Gruchacz, 5000m ................................... 15:45.52

Team Results 1. Western Carolina .................................................... 258.5 2. Appalachian State...................................................... 244 3. Davidson...................................................................... 84 4. The Citadel .................................................................. 77 5. Furman ........................................................................ 58 6. Chattanooga ................................................................ 51 7. Wofford ........................................................................ 18 8. UNCG .......................................................................... 15

Elon Invitational; Elon, NC Individual Results 1. Brandon Spencer, hammer throw ........................ 42.03m 1. Nic Vaccaro, 800m ....................... 1:59.59 – meet record 1. Xavier Rutz, 1500m ...................... 4:07.89 – meet record 1. Scott Bellamy, discus............................................. 36.1m 1. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ......................... 6.44m 1. Charles Jones, triple jump ................................... 15.13m 2. Jeff Williams, 1500m ........................................... 4:13.86 2. 4x400m relay ....................................................... 3:33.73 4. Ryan Rodd, 800m................................................ 2:04.10 4. Josh Wyatt, 1500m .............................................. 4:15.28 5. Joe Sheffield, shot put ........................................... 9.32m 6. Tim Kwak, 800m .................................................. 2:10.74

Duke Twilight; Durham, NC Individual Results 1. Jeff Williams, 400m ................................................ 48.56 6. Xavier Rutz, 5000m ........................................... 14:57.65

Duke Invitational; Durham, NC Individual Results 13. Josh Wyatt, 10000m ........................................ 32:33.88 14. Jeff Williams, 800m ..................1:51.63 – school record 15. Keith Gruchacz, 10000m ................................. 32:51.30 23. Nic Vaccaro, 1500m – Development ................. 4:02.36 27. Xavier Rutz, 5000m ................14:57.88 – school record 56. Ryan Rodd, 1500m – Development .................. 4:08.96 109. Chris Cousins, 800m – Development .............. 2:03.37 130. Tim Kwak, 800m – Development ..................... 2:07.38 Carolina Fast Times; Chapel Hill, NC Individual Results 1. Jeff Williams, 800m ..............................................1:52.11 1. Xavier Rutz, 3000m ............................................. 8:48.72 2. Ryan Rodd, 3000m Steeplechase ..................... 10:32.50 4. Josh Wyatt, 3000m ...............................................9:11.38 7. Nick Vaccaro, 1500m........................................... 3:59.91 9. Keith Gruchacz, 3000m ....................................... 9:21.13 9. Brandon Spencer, hammer throw ........................ 43.48m 12. Ramon Jobson-Brown, long jump ....................... 6.20m 28. Tim Kwak, 800m ................................................ 2:10.06

North Carolina A&T Last Chance Meet; Greensboro, NC Individual Results 1. Jeff Williams, 800m ............................................. 1:54.00 1. Charles Jones, triple jump ................................... 14.59m NCAA East Regional; Greensboro, NC Individual Results 11. Charles Jones, triple jump ................................. 15.21m 21. Jeff Williams, 800m ........................................... 1:54.19

Top times by Event 4x400meter relay 3:33.73 – Elon Invitational 400m 48.56 – Jeff Williams (Duke Twilight) – school record 800m 1:51.63 – Jeff Williams (Duke Invitational) – school record 1:51.79 – Jeff Williams (SoCon Championships) 1:52.11 – Jeff Williams (Carolina Fast Times) 1:54.00 – Jeff Williams (NC A&T Last Chance Meet) 1:55.00 – Jeff Williams (49er Classic) 1:55.18 – Jeff Williams (Raleigh Relays) 1:59.59 – Nic Vaccaro (Elon Invitational) 2:03.37 – Chris Cousins (Duke Invitational) 2:04.10 – Ryan Rodd (Elon Invitational) 2:05.06 – Chris Cousins (49er Classic) 2:07.38 – Tim Kwak (Duke Invitational) 2:10.06 – Tim Kwak (Carolina Fast Times) 2:10.74 – Tim Kwak (Elon Invitational) 1500m 3:59.91 – Nic Vaccaro (Carolina Fast Times) 4:02.31 – Nic Vaccaro (SoCon Championships)

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4:02.36 – Nic Vaccaro (Duke Invitational) 4:04.55 – Nic Vaccaro (Raleigh Relays) 4:07.89 – Xavier Rutz (Elon Invitational) 4:08.43 – Ryan Rodd (Raleigh Relays) 4:08.96 – Ryan Rodd (Duke Invitational) 4:09.53 – Ryan Rodd (SoCon Championships) 4:12.61 – Nic Vaccaro (49er Classic) 4:13.86 – Jeff Williams (Elon Invitational) 4:14.76 – Ryan Rodd (49er Classic) 4:15.28 – Josh Wyatt (Elon Invitational) 3000m 8:38.54 – Xavier Rutz (49er Classic) – school record 8:48.72 – Xavier Rutz (Carolina Fast Times) 9:06.74 – Keith Gruchacz (49er Classic) 9:09.93 – Josh Wyatt (49er Classic) 9:11.38 – Josh Wyatt (Carolina Fast Times) 9:21.13 – Keith Gruchacz (Carolina Fast Times) 3000m Steeplechase 10:07.64 – Ryan Rodd (SoCon Championships) 10:32.50 – Ryan Rodd (Carolina Fast Times) 5000m 14:57.65 – Xavier Rutz (Duke Twilight) – school record 14:57.88 – Xavier Rutz (Duke Invitational) 15:13.85 – Xavier Rutz (SoCon Championships) 15:15.15 – Xavier Rutz (Raleigh Relays) 15:35.00 – Josh Wyatt (SoCon Championships) 15:39.58 – Josh Wyatt (Raleigh Relays) 15:45.52 – Keith Gruchacz (Raleigh Relays) 10000m 32:33.88 – Josh Wyatt (Duke Invitational) 32:44.61 – Josh Wyatt (SoCon Championships) 32:51.30 – Keith Gruchacz (Duke Invitational) 33:18.34 – Keith Gruchacz (SoCon Championships) Long Jump 6.48m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (49er Classic) 6.44m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (Raleigh Relays) 6.44m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (Elon Invitational) 6.31m – Charles Jones (49er Classic) 6.20m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (Carolina Fast Times) 6.18m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (SoCon Championships) Triple Jump 15.21m – Charles Jones (NCAA East Regional) 15.13m – Charles Jones (Elon Invitational) 14.84m – Charles Jones (49er Classic) 14.59m – Charles Jones (NC A&T Last Chance Meet) 13.09m – Ramon Jobson-Brown (SoCon Championships) Hammer Throw 43.48m – Brandon Spencer (Carolina Fast Times) – school record 42.03m – Brandon Spencer (Elon Invitational) 41.29m – Brandon Spencer (SoCon Championships) 33.29m – Brandon Spencer (49er Classic) Discus 36.1m – Scott Bellamy (Elon Invitational) Shot Put 9.32m – Joe Sheffield (Elon Invitational)

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2006 UNCG Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Results 3/17-3/18/06 3/24-3/25/06 4/1/06 4/7-4/8/06 4/15/06 4/29-4/30/06 5/7/06

49er Classic (Charlotte) Raleigh Relays (North Carolina State) Elon Invitational (Elon) Duke Invitational (Duke) Carolina Fast Times (UNC) Southern Conference Championship (GSU) Duke Twilight (Duke)

49er Classic; Charlotte, NC Individual Results 9. Heidi Pinkerton, 3000m ..................................... 10:30.74 T14. Jess Weber, 1500m......................................... 4:54.62 T17. Erin Lord, 1500m ............................................. 4:59.76 22. Tricia O’Connell, 1500m .................................... 5:02.73 26. Mary Ann Rutz, 3000m .....................................11:36.22 29. Naomi D’Amours, 3000m .................................11:48.32 30. Stephanie Maltais, 3000m ................................11:51.95 Raleigh Relays; Raleigh, NC Individual Results 9. Jess Weber, 1500m ....................4:45.08 – school record 14. Heidi Pinkerton, 3000m SC ..............................11:21.99 31. Mary Ann Rutz, 5000m .................................... 19:57.96 38. Naomi D’Amours, 5000m ................................ 20:45.97 53. Erin Lord, 1500m ............................................... 5:03.92 Elon Invitational; Elon, NC Individual Results 2. Jess Weber, 800m ............................................... 2:19.23 2. Heidi Pinkerton, 1500m ....................................... 5:15.55 3. Mary Ann Rutz, 1500m ........................................ 5:18.78 4. Erin Lord, 800m ................................................... 2:26.97 4. 4x400m relay - Weber, O’Connell, Lord, Rutz ..... 4:23.78 5. Naomi D’Amours, 1500m .................................... 5:20.20 5. Tricia O’Connell, 800m ........................................ 2:30.98 7. Christin Heverly, 100m ........................................... 15:29 8. Hilary Overby, 100m ............................................... 15.50 Duke Invitational; Durham, NC Individual Results 10. Jess Weber, 800m – Dev. .........2:18.93 – school record 14. Heidi Pinkerton, 3000m SC .... 11:11.08 – school record 20. Erin Lord, 1500m – Development ...................... 4:57.45 30. Jess Weber, 1500m ........................................... 4:45.10 49. Tricia O’Connell, 1500m – Development ........... 5:15.60 Carolina Fast Times; Chapel Hill, NC Individual Results 5. Heidi Pinkerton, 3000m Steeplechase ...............11:27.41 8. Jess Weber, 1500m ............................................. 4:47.76 8. Jess Weber, 800m ............................................... 2:20.93 12. Naomi D’Amours, 3000m .................................11:31.49 14. Erin Lord, 1500m ............................................... 4:58.36 15. Erin Lord, 800m ................................................. 2:24.06 16. Tessa Dispennette, 3000m .............................. 12:01.39 17. Mary Ann Rutz, 3000m .................................... 12:02.79 19. Kaitlyn Nortz, long jump....................................... 4.59m 20. Tricia O’Connell, 1500m .................................... 5:14.04 Southern Conference Championships; Statesboro, GA Individual Results 7. Jess Weber, 1500m ............................................. 4:44.97 14. Erin Lord, 1500m ............................................... 4:54.19 17. Tricia O’Connell, 1500m .................................... 4:59.01 19. Naomi D’Amours, 5000m ................................ 19:43.59 20. Tessa Dispennette, 5000m .............................. 19:45.30 22. Mary Ann Rutz, 5000m .................................... 20:09.09

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Team Results 1. Appalachian State................................................... 197.5 2. Georgia Southern ................................................... 182.5 3. Western Carolina ....................................................... 144 4. Chattanooga ................................................................ 79 5. Elon ............................................................................. 55 6. The Citadel .................................................................. 48 7. Furman ........................................................................ 40 8. Davidson...................................................................... 39 9. College of Charleston .................................................. 20 10. Wofford ...................................................................... 10 11. UNCG .......................................................................... 2 Duke Twilight; Durham, NC Individual Results 5. Jess Weber, 1500m ............................................. 4:45.84

Top times by Event 4x400m relay 4:23.78 - Weber, O’Connell, Lord, Rutz (Elon Invitational) 100m 15.29 – Christin Heverly (Elon Invitational) 15.50 – Hilary Overby (Elon Invitational) 800m 2:18.93 – Jess Weber (Duke Invitational) – school record 2:19.23 – Jess Weber (Elon Invitational) 2:20.93 – Jess Weber (Carolina Fast Times) 2:24.06 – Erin Lord (Carolina Fast Times) 2:26.97 – Erin Lord (Elon Invitational) 2:30.98 – Tricia O’Connell (Elon Invitational) 1500m 4:44.97 – Jess Weber (SoCon) – school record 4:45.08 – Jess Weber (Raleigh Relays) 4:45.10 – Jess Weber (Duke Invitational) 4:45.84 – Jess Weber (Duke Twilight) 4:47.76 – Jess Weber (Carolina Fast Times) 4:54.19 – Erin Lord (SoCon Championships) 4:54.62 – Jess Weber (49er Classic) 4:57.45 – Erin Lord (Duke Invitational) 4:58.36 – Erin Lord (Carolina Fast Times) 4:59.01 – Tricia O’Connell (SoCon Championships) 4:59.76 – Erin Lord (49er Classic) 5:02.73 – Tricia O’Connell (49er Classic) 5:03.92 – Erin Lord (Raleigh Relays) 5:14.04 – Tricia O’Connell (Carolina Fast Times) 5:15.55 – Heidi Pinkerton (Elon Invitational) 5:15.60 – Tricia O’Connell (Duke Invitational) 5:18.78 – Mary Ann Rutz (Elon Invitational) 5:20.20 – Naomi D’Amours (Elon Invitational) 3000m 10:30.74 – Heidi Pinkerton (49er Classic) 11:31.49 – Naomi D’Amours (Carolina Fast Times) 11:36.22 – Mary Ann Rutz (49er Classic) 11:48.32 – Naomi D’Amours (49er Classic) 11:51.95 – Stephanie Maltais (49er Classic) 12:01.39 – Tessa Dispennette (Carolina Fast Times) 12:02.79 – Mary Ann Rutz (Carolina Fast Times)

3000m steeplechase 11:11.08 – Heidi Pinkerton (Duke Invite) – school record 11:21.99 – Heidi Pinkerton (Raleigh Relays) 11:27.41 – Heidi Pinkerton (Carolina Fast Times) 5000m 19:43.59 – Naomi D’Amours (SoCon Championships) 19:45.30 – Tessa Dispennette (SoCon Championships) 19:57.96 – Mary Ann Rutz (Raleigh Relays) 20:09.09 – Mary Ann Rutz (SoCon Championships) 20:45.97 – Naomi D’Amours (Raleigh Relays) Long Jump 4.59m – Kaitlyn Nortz (Carolina Fast Times)


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

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.

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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.

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Spartan All-Time Honors NCAA Championship Participants Men’s Outdoor Track Charles Jones (Triple Jump)..........................................................................2005

NCAA East Regional Participants

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Men’s Outdoor Track Charles Jones (Triple Jump)..........................................................................2005 Charles Jones (Triple Jump)..........................................................................2006 Jeff Williams (800m) ......................................................................................2006

All-Conference Selections Women’s Cross Country Monica Reif................................................................................(1995, Big South) Leslie Avbel ...............................................................................(1996, Big South) Brigid O’Connell............................................................................. (2000, SoCon) Mary Nero ...................................................................................... (2001, SoCon) Heidi Sloop .................................................................................... (2002, SoCon) Heidi Sloop .................................................................................... (2003, SoCon) Eleanor Wilson .............................................................................. (2003, SoCon) Heidi Sloop .................................................................................... (2005, SoCon)

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Men’s Cross Country Jason Lloyd ...............................................................................(1994, Big South) David Jordan ................................................................................. (1999, SoCon) Matt Nolan ..................................................................................... (2000, SoCon) Joe Jacobs .................................................................................... (2005, SoCon)

Women’s Indoor Track Niki Ash.......................................................................................... (2000, SoCon) Niki Ash......................................................................................... ( 2001, SoCon)

Women’s Outdoor Track Niki Ash.......................................................................................... (2000, SoCon) Christy Lee .................................................................................... (2000, SoCon)

Men’s Indoor Track DMR (Thomas, Williams, Vaccaro, Jacobs) .................................. (2004, SoCon) Jeff Williams .................................................................................. (2005, SoCon) CR Thomas ................................................................................... (2005, SoCon) Charles Jones................................................................................ (2005, SoCon) DMR (Thomas, Williams, Rutz, Vaccaro) ...................................... (2005, SoCon) Charles Jones................................................................................ (2006, SoCon) Jeff Williams .................................................................................. (2006, SoCon)

Men’s Outdoor Track Jeff Williams .................................................................................. (2004, SoCon) Charles Jones................................................................................ (2005, SoCon) Jeff Williams .................................................................................. (2005, SoCon)

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Men’s Cross Country Records 8K Student-Athlete Time Date Meet CR Thomas................................................... 25:12........................................10/18/03 ................................................. NC Intercollegiate Joe Jacobs ................................................... 25:18........................................10/18/03 ................................................. NC Intercollegiate Joe Jacobs ................................................... 25:30.14.....................................10/2/04 ...............................................Overton Invitational Matt Nolan ................................................... 25:35.48.....................................11/2/02 ........................................SoCon Championships David Jordan ............................................... 25:36 .......................................10/26/99 ................................................ NC Intercollegiate Matt Nolan .................................................... 25:37 .........................................10/7/00 ..........................................Paul Short Invitational Matt Nolan ................................................... 25:40.94 ..................................10/28/00 ........................................SoCon Championships David Jordan ............................................... 25:41 .........................................10/9/99 .............................. Georgia Southern Invitational Joe Jacobs ................................................... 25:42.40.......................................9/3/04 ...........................................Covered Bridge Open Joe Jacobs ................................................... 25:43.9.......................................9/18/04 ............................................. Clemson Invitational Chris Adams ................................................ 25:45 .......................................10/27/01 ........................................SoCon Championships Jason Lloyd ................................................. 25:45 .......................................10/25/94 ................................... Big South Championships Joe Jacobs .................................................. 25:47 .......................................10/27/01 ........................................SoCon Championships Joe Jacobs .................................................. 25:49 .........................................10/3/03 ................................. Blue Ridge Mountain Open Brian St. Onge ............................................. 25:50 .........................................9/11/98 ...................................................UNH Invitational CR Thomas................................................... 25:52.75...................................10/20/04 ...............................................Overton Invitational Michael Jaquins ........................................... 25:53 .......................................10/27/01 ........................................SoCon Championships Rocky Billota ................................................ 25:53 .......................................10/27/01 ........................................SoCon Championships Rob Ball ....................................................... 25:54 .........................................10/9/99 .............................. Georgia Southern Invitational Keith Gruchacz ............................................. 25:59.7.......................................10/1/05 ...........................................Paul Short Invitational Brian St. Onge ............................................. 26:01 .......................................10/18/97 ................................................ NC Intercollegiate Michael Jaquins ........................................... 26:02 .......................................10/23/01 ....................................... Walt Disney Invitational Jason Lloyd ................................................. 26:04 .......................................10/15/94 ................................................ NC Intercollegiate Jason Lloyd ................................................. 26:04 .........................................9/17/94 ............................................ Winthrop Invitational Leonard Mitchell .......................................... 26:04 .........................................9/22/00 ....................................................Great American

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Student-Athlete Time Date Meet Joe Jacobs ................................................... 32:00.0.....................................11/13/04 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Matt Nolan .................................................... 32:02.1.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Joe Jacobs ................................................... 32:04........................................11/14/03 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Jason Lloyd .................................................. 32:20........................................11/12/94 ....................................................NCAA District III Jeff Pollard .................................................... 32:23........................................11/16/96 ....................................................NCAA District III Rob Ball ........................................................ 32:30........................................11/13/99 ....................................................NCAA District III David Jordan ................................................ 32:44........................................11/13/99 ....................................................NCAA District III CR Thomas................................................... 32:44.1.....................................11/13/04 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Josh Wyatt .................................................... 32:54.8.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Brian St. Onge .............................................. 32:57........................................11/14/98 ....................................................NCAA District III Michael Jaquins ............................................ 33:04........................................11/10/01 ....................................................NCAA District III Keith Gruchacz ............................................. 33:15.7.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Nic Vaccaro................................................... 33:17.6.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Matt Nolan .................................................... 33:20........................................ 11/11/00 ....................................................NCAA District III Nic Vaccaro................................................... 33:33.9.....................................11/13/04 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Jose Zavala .................................................. 33:44.1.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Leonard Mitchell ........................................... 33:50........................................11/13/99 ....................................................NCAA District III Chris Adams ................................................. 34:01........................................11/10/01 ....................................................NCAA District III Brian St. Onge .............................................. 34:03........................................11/16/96 ....................................................NCAA District III Joe Jacobs ................................................... 34:13........................................11/10/01 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Rob Ball ........................................................ 34:27........................................ 11/11/00 ....................................................NCAA District III Justin Schafer ............................................... 34:38........................................11/10/01 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Charles Gibson ............................................. 34:42.7.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Jamie Bedard ............................................... 34:45........................................ 11/11/00 ....................................................NCAA District III Xavier Rutz ................................................... 34:45.7.....................................11/13/04 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional 23


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Student-Athlete Time Date Meet Eleanor Wilson ............................................. 17:51.08...................................10/18/03 ................................................. NC Intercollegiate Heidi Sloop ................................................... 18:05.87...................................10/18/03 ................................................. NC Intercollegiate Brigid O’Connell ........................................... 18:15.93 ..................................10/28/00 ........................................SoCon Championships Brigid O’Connell ........................................... 18:21 .........................................9/23/00 ....................................................Great American Leslie Avbel .................................................. 18:24 .......................................10/19/96 ................................................ NC Intercollegiate Mary Nero .................................................... 18:27 .......................................10/27/01 ........................................SoCon Championships Heidi Sloop .................................................. 18:30.97...................................11/02/02 ........................................SoCon Championships Heidi Sloop ................................................... 18:31..........................................10/3/03 .................................. Blue Ridge Mountain Open Brigid O’Connell ........................................... 18:33 .........................................9/16/00 ............................................ Winthrop Invitational Christy Lee .................................................. 18:34 .........................................9/30/00 ........................................... Campbell Invitational Leslie Avbel .................................................. 18:35 .......................................11/16/96 ...................................................NCAA District III Mary Nero .................................................... 18:39 .......................................10/06/01 .............................................Walt Disney Classic Leslie Avbel .................................................. 18:40 .......................................10/26/96 ................................... Big South Championships Christy Lee .................................................. 18:48 .........................................9/22/00 ....................................................Great American Jess Weber ................................................... 18:48........................................10/18/03 ................................................. NC Intercollegiate Christy Lee .................................................. 18:51 .........................................9/16/00 ............................................ Winthrop Invitational Eleanor Wilson ............................................. 18:51..........................................10/3/03 .................................. Blue Ridge Mountain Open Emily Furr .................................................... 18:54 .......................................10/27/01 ........................................SoCon Championships Kelly English ................................................ 18:58 .......................................10/06/01 .............................................Walt Disney Classic Heather McNair ........................................... 18:59 .........................................9/18/93 ............................................ Winthrop Invitational Emily Furr .................................................... 19:00 .......................................10/06/01 .............................................Walt Disney Classic Leslie Avbel .................................................. 19:01 .........................................9/19/98 ............................................ Winthrop Invitational Takeesha Carter ........................................... 19:01........................................10/18/03 ................................................. NC Intercollegiate Jess Weber ................................................... 19:03.42...................................10/30/05 .........................................SoCon Championships Heidi Sloop ................................................... 19:03.9.....................................10/12/02 ................................................... Disney’s Classic

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Student-Athlete Time Date Meet Eleanor Wilson ............................................. 21:59........................................11/15/03 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Brigid O’Connell............................................ 22:16..........................................10/7/00 ...................................................................Lehigh Heidi Pinkerton ............................................. 22:32.2.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Heidi Pinkerton ............................................. 22:43.0.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Morgan Cole ................................................. 22:43.1.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Jess Weber ................................................... 22:52.2.......................................10/1/05 ...................................................................Lehigh Christy Lee ................................................... 22:57........................................ 11/11/00 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Jamie Hollingworth ....................................... 23:19..........................................10/7/00 ...................................................................Lehigh Heidi Pinkerton ............................................. 23:28.1.......................................10/1/05 ...................................................................Lehigh Kristin Irwin ................................................... 23:29..........................................10/7/00 ...................................................................Lehigh Jess Weber ................................................... 23:36.1.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Stephanie Maltais ......................................... 23:37.8.......................................10/1/05 ...................................................................Lehigh Kelly English ................................................. 23:38..........................................10/7/00 ...................................................................Lehigh Kristin Irwin ................................................... 23:39.5.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Emily Furr ..................................................... 23:40..........................................10/7/00 ...................................................................Lehigh Mary Nero ..................................................... 23:46.0.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Eleanor Wilson ............................................. 23:47.1.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Crystal Rayle ................................................ 23:50.2.....................................11/16/02 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Heidi Pinkerton ............................................. 23:55........................................11/10/01 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Mary Ann Rutz .............................................. 23:56.8.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Erin Lord ....................................................... 23:59.4.....................................11/12/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Kristin Irwin ................................................... 24:02........................................11/15/03 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Brigid O’Connell............................................ 24:07........................................ 11/11/00 ....................................................NCAA District III Mary Nero ..................................................... 24:08........................................11/10/01 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional Kathy Oldham ............................................... 24:13.5.......................................10/1/05 ................................... NCAA Southeast Regional


Men’s Track & Field Records Indoor Event Date Location Name Time 400m...................... 2/10/05 ...................Appalachian State .................................Jeff Williams .................................................................49.80 800m...................... 2/25/06 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Jeff Williams ..............................................................1:53.57 Mile ........................ 2/18/06 ...................Virginia Tech Invite ................................Nic Vaccaro ...............................................................4:16.32 3000m.................... 2/7/04 .....................Carolina Classic ....................................Joe Jacobs ................................................................8:38.94 5000m.................... 2/23/02 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Joe Jacobs ..............................................................15:07.90

Weight Throw ........ 1/30/04 ...................Appalachian State .................................Brandon Spencer ....................................................40’ 7.75” Long Jump ............. 1/28/06 ...................UNC Invitational ....................................Charles Jones ............................................ 6.94m (22’9.25”) Triple Jump ............ 2/4/06 .....................Carolina Invitational ...............................Charles Jones ............................................ 15.35m (50’4.5”)

Outdoor Event Date Location Name Time 400m...................... 5/8/06 .....................Duke Twilight .........................................Jeff Williams .................................................................48.56 800m...................... 4/8/06 .....................Duke Invitational ....................................Jeff Williams ..............................................................1:51.63 1500m.................... 4/21/01 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Leonard Mitchell ........................................................3:58.01 3000m.................... 3/19/06 ...................49er Classic...........................................Xavier Rutz................................................................8:38.54 3000mSC............... 3/6/02 .....................Liberty Invite ..........................................Joe Jacobs ................................................................9:37.30 5000m.................... 5/8/06 .....................Duke Twilight .........................................Xavier Rutz..............................................................14:57.65 10000m.................. 3/31/00 ...................Raleigh Relays ......................................Rob Ball...................................................................31:33.35

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DMR ...................... 2/29/04 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................CR Thomas .............................................................10:11.00 Jeff Williams Nic Vaccaro Joe Jacobs

4x400m .................. 3/20/05 ...................Wake Forest ..........................................Jeff Williams ..............................................................3:25.61 Charles Jones CR Thomas Nic Vaccaro 4x1500m ................ 3/23/02 ...................Pirate Relays .........................................Justin Schafer ........................................................16:57.14 Rocky Billota Mike Jaquins Matt Nolan DMR ...................... 3/23/02 ...................Pirate Relays .........................................Mike Jaquins ..........................................................10:46.81 Greg Rodevick Matt Nolan Chris Adams Hammer ................ 4/15/06 ...................Carolina Fast Times ..............................Brandon Spencer ........................................ 43.48m (142’8”) Long Jump ............. 4/17/04 ...................Elon .......................................................Charles Jones ............................................ 6.89m (22’5.25”) Triple Jump ............ 5/28/05 ...................NCAA Regional .....................................Charles Jones ........................................ 15.50m (50’10.25”) 25


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Event Date Location Name Time 800m...................... 2/8/02 .....................Christopher Newport .............................Morgan Cole..............................................................2:21.84 1500m.................... 1/24/03 ...................Christopher Newport .............................Misty Tilson ...............................................................5:05.30 Mile ........................ 2/25/06 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Jess Weber ...............................................................5:13.71 3000m.................... 2/25/06 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Heidi Pinkerton ..........................................................10:31.0 5000m.................... 2/25/06 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Heidi Pinkerton ........................................................18:17.17 DMR ...................... 2/26/05 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Tricia O’Connell .......................................................12:40.38 Erin Lord Eleanor Wilson Jess Weber 20-lb Weight .......... 2/1/02 .....................VMI ........................................................Niki Ash ......................................................................57’3.5” Shot Put ................. 1/19/02 ...................Appalachian State .................................Niki Ash .........................................................................38’2”

Outdoor Event Date Location Name Time 200m...................... 4/18/03 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Jennifer Kennedy .........................................................27.71 400m...................... 4/12/03 ...................Lynchburg Classic .................................Eleanor Wilson .............................................................59.00 800m...................... 4/8/06 .....................Duke Invitational ....................................Jess Weber ...............................................................2:18.93 1500m.................... 4/30/06 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Jess Weber ...............................................................4:44.97 3000m.................... 4/4/04 .....................Duke Invitational ....................................Heidi Pinkerton ........................................................10:17.36 2000mSC............... 3/22/03 ...................Wake Forest Invite.................................Heidi Pinkerton ..........................................................7:45.21 3000mSC............... 4/8/06 .....................Duke Invitational ....................................Heidi Pinkerton ........................................................ 11:11.08 5000m.................... 3/20/99 ...................Wake Forest Invite.................................Leslie Avbel .............................................................18:10.20 10000m.................. 3/31/00 ...................Raleigh Relays ......................................Christy Lee ................................................................37:48.5 4x400m .................. 1999 .........................................................................................................................................................................4:22.15 4x1500m ................ 3/23/02 ...................Pirate Relays .........................................Morgan Cole ...........................................................16:57.14 Mary Nero Emily Furr Kristin Irwin DMR ...................... 3/23/02 ...................Pirate Relays .........................................Morgan Cole ...........................................................13:01.32 Heather Waters Misty Tilson Emily Furr Hammer Throw ...... 4/8/00 .....................Duke Invitational ....................................Niki Ash .......................................................................155’8” Shot Put ................. 4/21/01 ...................SoCon Champs .....................................Niki Ash ...................................................................... 36’.75’

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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. 27


study based on individual needs and goals. Although contemporary in its educational program, UNCG is also realistic. In its effort to prepare graduates for effective living, it has built into its program the flexibility needed to meet the rapidly changing needs of society. UNCG, therefore, will remain a university in transition, not satisfied with yesterday or today, but always looking toward tomorrow.

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The University Community 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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Today’s UNCG 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.


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.

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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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University Chancellor Dr. Patricia Sullivan

Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan, who has served as UNCG’s Chancellor since January 1, 1995, is the institution’s ninth chief executive and the first woman to serve in the position. Her leadership has sustained UNCG’s record of excellence and prepared a solid foundation for the future. UNCG was founded as State Normal and Industrial School, a college for women in 1891. The institution became coeducational in 1963. Today, UNCG offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Sullivan led the University through a strategic planning process that produced the UNCG Plan. Created for five-year increments, the Plan provides a framework for enhancing UNCG’s position as a diverse, student-centered research university, linking the Triad and North Carolina to the world through learning, discovery, and service. Under Dr. Sullivan’s leadership, enrollment at UNCG exceeded 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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Director of Athletics Nelson Bobb

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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 primar y 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 and had a two-year term as the chair of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s

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

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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 Office

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

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

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

COMPLIANCE

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

MEN’S BASKETBALL Mike Dement, Head Coach [HHP] ............................... 334-3003................ basketball 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 Linh Nguyen, Head Coach [HHP] ..................................334-3231................... ltnguye3 Jennifer Severns, Asst. Coach [HHP] ............................334-4157...........................TBA

MEN’S GOLF 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

PUBLIC AFFAIRS - MARKETING 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

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

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

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

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

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

SPORTS INFORMATION

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Mike Hirschman, Sports Information Director [HHP].....334-5615..................mwhirsch Hirschman’s Cell Phone ........................................202-5331 TBA, Asst. Sports Information Director [HHP] ...............334-5615...........................TBA Kimmel’s 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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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

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

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

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The overnight success of the UNCG athletics program has been some 60 years in the making. Spartan teams are big achievers in their 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

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

1970s

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

1980s

The men’s basketball team, coached by Larry Hargett, won the Dixie Conference Championship and competed in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 1980. Ryan Fox won the 1981 individual national title in Division III men’s golf. In the spring of 1981, the University streamlined its program from 12 to eight competing at the NCAA Division III level. The 1981-82 academic year was the in which the NCAA sponsored women’s championships. The men’s soccer team was ranked in the national Top-20 for the first time in September of 1981. It did not leave the poll for another 10 years. Coached by Lynne Agee, in her first season, the women’s basketball team finished runner-up in the inaugural Division III championship in 1982. It was the first of seven straight NCAA trips for the team. With Mike Berticelli at the helm, UNCG captured its first men’s national championship in soccer in 1982 and then repeated in 1983. The women’s tennis team, under Agee’s direction, was the national runner-up in 1983. Nelson E. Bobb was hired as the first full-time athletic director in 1983. The women’s volleyball team posted a 34-3 record and reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 1984. 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 women’s volleyball and basketball teams made Division II playoff appearances in 1990-91. Women’s golf returned to the athletic program and baseball was added in 1990-91. UNCG Soccer Stadium, a $3.6 million facility, opens for its first game on September 7, 1991, as the men’s team defeated Campbell, 3-1. Four days later, the Spartans stunned No. 2 NC State, 2-1. Men’s soccer’s Mike Gailey led all Division I players in scoring in 1991. UNCG joined the Big South Conference in 1992, ending a fouryear 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

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 to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in Division I. The Spartans lost to Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament, 6661. 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 firstever NCAA Division I Tournament bid in 1998.

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

Comerica Park in 2000.

In 1998, UNCG men’s soccer claimed its first SoCon title and

Morgan Alejandro Moreno

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

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. 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.

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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 in

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

Lynne Agee

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 **

** denotes officially recognized conference champion

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stolen bases with 103.

CoSIDA Academic All-American honors.

In June 2001, golfer Karl Mitchell was named a second-team Academic All-American.

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.

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.

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. 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

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

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.

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On March 13 and 14, 2002, the men’s and women’s basketball teams both received their first-ever invitations to the NIT and WNIT, resepectively. The men’s team played eventualchampion Memphis, while the women’s team faced Virginia Tech.

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.

was inducted along with the 1982 men’s soccer team, the 1973 women’s golf team and deceased administrator David Knight.

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.

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Joe Kemmerer, Daren Burns and Joe Lowe all qualified for the 2005 NCAA Wrestling Championships in March. Burns had the best showing of the three, advancing to the quarterfinals of the 197-lb. class. He wound up in the fourth round of the wrestlebacks and finished the season with a 30-6 mark. Two months later, Burns was the surprise of the Pan American Wrestling Championships, finishing third for Team USA at the international competition held in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 topranked 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.

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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.


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

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 Garnered national attention as duckpin bowler... set world records and earned a top national ranking.

Lynne Agee

Jim Allen

Maxine Allen

Mike Berticelli

Mike Burke

Marge Burns

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.

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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.

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

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

Mike Fleming - Supporter, 2000

Renee Coltrane

Wendy Engelmann-Gettings

Mike Fleming

Liz Gremillion

Belmar Gunderson

Scott Hartzell

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

Liz Gremillion - Volleyball, 2006 One of the best setters to ever play for the Spartans, recording more than 4,000 assists in her career... earned Big South Player of the Year honors in 1995.

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.

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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.

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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 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. 40


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.

Angie Polk-Jones - Women’s Basketball,

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

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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. 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.

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 196875 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).

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Nancy Porter, Women’s Golf Coach, 2005

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.

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

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2006-07 UNCG XC/Track Academics

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. 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; • Participate in structured study during the fall se-

“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 student-athletes in every demographic group.”

- Excerpt from UNCG’s ICA Department Philosophy

mester 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. 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 requesting input such as grades, attendance, etc. Students are assigned tutors in any problem areas.

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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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