2009-10 SCHEDULE Sep 18-20 Sep 25-27 Oct 10-12 Oct 16-17 Oct 22-23 Oct 30-Nov. 1 Feb 7 Feb 20 Feb 20 Feb 26 Feb 28 Mar 6 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 27 Mar 30 Apr 2 Apr 3 Apr 6 Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr 14 Apr 17 Apr 24 Apr 25
Opponent at UVA Invitational at Wake Forest Invitational at USTA’s College Tennis Invitational at Davidson Fall Invitational at ITA Regional at UNCW Fall Invitational Winston-Salem State UNC Asheville at North Carolina East Carolina Longwood Chattanooga * at Charleston Southern at Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern * at College of Charleston * Drake Gardner-Webb at Charlotte at UNC Wilmington at Western Carolina * Davidson * Samford * Appalachian State * Liberty at Wofford * at Furman * Elon * Marshall at Southern Conference Tournament - semi. at Southern Conference Tournament - final
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2009-10 ROSTER Name Valerie Behr Lucy Dougherty Jessica Eblen Stephanie Macfarlane
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Yr Sr. So. Sr. Jr.
Annette Rios Mikayla Rogers
Hometown Wesel, Germany (Vocational College of Wesel) Melbourne, Australia (Methodist Ladies College) Hendersonville, N.C. (Hendersonville HS) Melbourne, Australia (Oregon) (Loreto Mandeville Hall) Fr. Santa Ana, El Salvador (Liceo Latinoamericano) RJr. Salem, Ore. (Minnesota) (Sprague)
Kiev, Ukraine (N2)
Victoria, Australia (Star of the Sea College)
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Jeff TRIVETTE Head Coach ninth year UNCG ‘92
Jeff Trivette begins ninth season as the women’s tennis coach at UNC Greensboro. Trivette coached both the men’s and women’s programs at UNCG for three seasons, before relinquishing the men’s title before the 2004-05 season to current coach Thomas Mozur. Trivette was named head tennis coach on July 1, 2000 after serving one year as interim head coach. He had been the assistant coach for 10 years prior to that. Last season, Trivette coached the Spartans to a 15-6 mark, including an 8-2 record in SoCon play and a third-place finish. The Spartans advanced to the SoCon Tournament’s semifinal round in the process for the second time in three years. Alejandra Guerra broke her own school record with 29 wins as a senior in 200809 and spent the entire season ranked nationally. She was the first Spartan to ever receive a preseason ranking, coming in at No. 114. Guerra, Arielle VonStrolley, Valerie Behr and Lucy Dougherty all earned all-conference honors in the process. Trivette guided the Spartans to a 12-10 mark and a fourth-place finish in conference play (6-3) in 2007-08. Guerra was selected the Conference’s Player of the Year after going 18-2 in the spring season and compiling a 17-match winning streak. Guerra was named all-conference in singles, while Guerra and Arielle VonStrolley combined to earn a doubles all-league slot, as well. In 2006-07, the Spartans went 10-12 overall, 4-5 in the Southern Conference. UNCG advanced to the semifinals of the SoCon tournament before being eliminated by top-seeded Furman. VonStrolley and Erica Zabkar were both named to the All-SoCon team. In his second season with the men’s team, Trivette was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2001-02. He guided his squad to a 9-1 mark in conference play (15-5 overall) and a tie with Furman for the league title. In addition, the women’s team finished third in the SoCon that same season with a 7-2 mark (10-9 overall). Both teams advanced to the conference tournament semifinals before being eliminated. As interim head coach in 1999-2000, Trivette led the men’s team to a national ranking, a 16-7 overall mark and a third-place finish in the Southern Conference (8-2). The women’s team was 7-15 overall and seventh in the SoCon (3-6).
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As assistant coach in 1998-99, Trivette helped guide the women’s team to the SoCon regular-season title and a national ranking. Also, the men’s team finished runner-up in the conference. The men’s team has been nationally ranked twice in the Division I era and was the Big South Conference runner-up in 1992, 1993 and 1994 before winning its first conference championship in 1995. The team claimed the 1999 SoCon Championship as well. The women’s team has also been ranked nationally in two seasons. The Spartans were Big South runners-up in 1996 and won the league crown in 1997, rolling to a perfect 6-0 record. In addition to working with the Spartan teams for 12 seasons, Trivette has assisted with the University’s summer tennis camp and has been tournament coordinator for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association/Rolex Summer Circuit event that is played annually at UNCG. Trivette, an assistant men’s tennis coach at Greensboro College in 1989, is a 17-year veteran of coaching, including nine years as a tennis professional in the Greensboro area. Prior to entering coaching, Trivette played at Charlotte and also competed professionally. He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from UNCG in 1992 and a master’s degree in sport psychology from UNCG in 1994.
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Erica ZABKAR Asst. Coach second year UNCG ‘08
Erica Zabkar is in her second season as an assistant coach at UNC Greensboro. Zabkar is a former four-year starter for the Spartans, earning allconference honors as a junior. She compiled an 89-47 record in singles play during her four seasons at UNCG, including a 25-9 mark in her senior season. She spent the majority of her career at UNCG playing in the No. 4 and 5 singles positions. As a freshman, she set a then single-season record with 23 wins. That mark, which she later re-established and was also eclipsed by Alejandra Guerra each of the last two seasons, still stands as the school’s mark for wins by a freshman. The Atlanta, Ga. native graduated from UNCG with a degree in exercise and sports science in the spring of 2008. She is currently working towards a postgraduate degree.
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Valerie BEHR Senior Wesel, Germany Vocational College of Wesel
At UNCG: Junior season (2008-09): Was a first-team All-Southern Conference performer in doubles after posting an 18-8 overall record with a 16-3 mark in dual matches, all at No. 2 ... went undefeated in SoCon play at a perfect 10-0 with Lucy Dougherty ... went 12-17 in singles overall on the season, with a 7-12 mark in the spring ... went 3-5 at No. 2 and 4-7 at No. 3 ... was 5-5 in Southern Conference play ... was an ITA Scholar Athlete.
Sophomore season (2007-08) Split time between the No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions ... went 11-19 overall on the season, including an 8-13 mark in duals ... went 6-3 in the No. 4 singles slot ... also spent most of the spring season at No. 2 doubles, playing with Erica Zabkar (6-6) ... finished the season 9-17 in doubles play.
Freshman season (2006-07) Held the No. 5 position for nearly four months ... ended her first season at UNCG with a 12-10 overall record, 11-8 in duals ... finished 5-3 in Southern Conference matches ... partnered with Jessica Eblen for a 9-12 record in doubles play.
Prior to UNCG Won the 2000 International Sparkassen Cup ... captured the 2001 International TK Friesland Cup ... was area champion and ranked 22nd by TVN in the Under 16 age group in 2003 ... ranked 36th in TVNâ€™s U21 rankings in 2004 ... won the Summercup TC Waldhof in 2005.
Personal Valerie Behr ... born April 7, 1987, in Munster, Germany ... daughter of Wolfgang and Dagmar Behr ... also coaches tennis in Germany and is an umpire ... majoring in international business and marketing at UNCG.
BEHR: BY THE NUMBERS 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career
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Singles 12-10 11-19 12-17 35-46
Doubles 10-14 9-17 18-8 37-39
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Jessica EBLEN Senior Hendersonville, N.C. Hendersonville HS
At UNCG: Junior season (2008-09): Went 8-16 in singles, with a 7-8 mark in dual matches and a 5-4 record in the Southern Conference ... played mostly at No. 6, going 6-8 there ... was 1-0 at No. 5, beating Longwood’s Eileen Sullivan 6-0, 6-0 ... was 9-17 in doubles with a 6-13 dual mark ... went 4-6 in SoCon play ... was 5-13 at No. 3 and 1-0 at No. 2 with Britney Cloer ... was an ITA Scholar Athlete.
Sophomore season (2007-08) Spent part of the season as the No. 6 singles player, compiling a 3-5 mark on her way to a 6-8 overall singles record ... had an outstanding season at No. 3 doubles alongside Cloer, going 11-4 overall and 9-4 at No. 3 doubles ... was an ITA Scholar Athlete.
Freshman season (2006-07) Finished the season with a 6-13 overall record, 2-5 in the SoCon ... defeated Morgan Robinson of North Carolina A&T (6-0, 6-0) on Jan. 27 for her first collegiate win ... in doubles, partnered with Arielle VonStrolley at the UNC Wilmington Invitational, paired with Emily Wade for three matches, and had a 9-12 record with Valerie Behr.
High school Four-year letterwinner in tennis at Hendersonville High School ... four-year allconference and all-area ... three-time all-state and state doubles champion ... also named all-conference in track ... letterwinner in track and basketball, as well ... went undefeated in doubles for three years in a row ... two-time team Most Valuable Player and Female Athlete of the Year for Hendersonville in 2005 ... named Western Highlands Conference Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Jessica Ann Eblen ... born April 18, 1988, in Hendersonville, N.C. ... daughter of Gary and Barbara Eblen ... father, Gary, attended UNCG ... majoring in political science.
EBLEN: BY THE NUMBERS 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Career
Singles 6-13 6-8 8-16 20-37
Doubles 11-16 13-15 9-17 33-48
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Junior Melbourne, Australia Loreto Mandeville Hall (University of Oregon)
Junior (R) Salem, Ore. Sprague HS (University of Minnesota)
Sophomore season (2008-09)
Junior season (2008-09)
Turned in a 9-11 overall singles record, with a 5-9 mark in duals ... went 4-6 at No. 5 ... also saw action at No. 4, going 1-3 ... opened the spring season 5-2 ... was 6-15 overall in doubles, including a 2-10 duals mark ... saw action at all three positions, playing her final six doubles matches at No. 3.
Did not play and used her redshirt for the 2008-09 season.
Freshman season (2007-08) Went 11-14 overall in singles in her first season for the Ducks, including an 11-12 dual mark ... posted a 7-5 mark at No. 4 ... was 4-5 at No. 5 and 0-1 at No. 3 and 0-1 at the Pac-10 tournament ... won six of her first seven singles matches to start the season ... went 7-17 in doubles, including a 2-7 mark at No. 1 ... went 1-1 in doubles at the Pac-10 tournament.
Before UNCG: Played six years of tennis for Loreto Mandeville Hall in Melbourne, Australia... was the team captain in 2006 ... won the Tennis Award in 2004, 2005 and 2006... won her schoolâ€™s Academic Award.
Personal: Stephanie Macfarlane ... born Oct. 17, 1988, in Melbourne, Australia ... daughter of Stuart and Jan Macfarlane ... has two younger siblings, Andrew and Emily ... majoring in communications.
Sophomore season (2007-0) Went 9-8 overall with a 3-3 mark in duals in singles ... was 1-0 at No. 2, 2-0 at No. 5 and 0-3 at No. 6 ... in doubles action, went 13-10 overall, including a 7-6 dual mark ... was 2-0 at No. 1 ... played primarily at No. 3, going 4-6 ... earned ITA Scholar Athlete status for the second straight season.
Freshman season (2007-08) Was 5-14 in singles overall and 2-7 in duals ... played mostly at No. 6, going 1-6 there ... was 0-1 at No. 4 and 1-0 at No. 5 ... went 6-8 in doubles with a 1-3 mark in dual matches ... was 1-1 at No. 2 and 0-2 at No. 3 ... was an ITA Scholar Athlete.
Before UNCG: Earned four letters at Sprague High School, playing No. 1 singles for three years ... earned All-Valley League honors ... was a two-time all-city and allregion honoree ... was the 2006 Salem Senior Athlete of the Year and the Statesman Journal Tennis Player of the Year ... won the district championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament in 2006 ... helped the Olympians to a 30-5 record in her four years, including three district championships and a pair of fifth-place state finishes ... also earned a varsity letter in soccer ... was in the National Honor Society.
Personal: Mikayla M. Rogers ... born May 25, 1988, in Salem, Ore. ... daughter of Mark and Tina Rogers ... has two older sisters, Kristin and Ashley, and a younger brother, Bryan ... majoring in media studies.
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Lucy DOUGHERTY Sophomore Melbourne, Australia Methodist Ladies College
At UNCG: Freshman season (2008-09) Earned first-team All-Southern Conference honors in doubles and second-team distinction in singles in her first season as a Spartan ... was also named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team ... did not lose a match in SoCon play, going a perfect 10-0 in both doubles and singles ... was 22-8 overall in singles with a 17-3 mark in dual matches ... went 16-1 at No. 5 ... picked up 18 of her 22 singles wins in straight sets ... turned in a 20-10 record in doubles with a 17-3 mark in duals ... was 16-3 at No. 2 with Valerie Behr ... finished the season on 10-match winning streaks in both singles and doubles ... was an ITA Scholar Athlete.
Before UNCG: Was ranked in the Top 50 in Australia’s ITF under-18 rankings... has advanced to the quarterfinal round in several ITF events and entered this season with an ITF ranking of 347... attended Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne.
Personal: Lucy Maree Dougherty... born September 19, 1989... daughter of the late Paul Dougherty and Julie Dougherty... majoring in accounting at UNCG.
DOUGHERTY: BY THE NUMBERS 2008-09 Career
Singles 22-8 22-8
Doubles 20-10 20-10
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Freshman Santa Ana, El Salvador Liceo Latinoamericano
Freshman Victoria, Australia Star of the Sea College
Attended Liceo Latinoamericano for high school ... won the JITIC tournament in the Dominican Republic in the Under-16 group ... held the No. 1 ranking for U-18s in Central America ... was the top-ranked player in El Salvador within her age bracket for the past six years ... represented El Salvador in the Fed Cup ... has been a part of El Salvador’s National Team since age 12 ... ranked as high as No. 530 in the ITF Junior Circuit ... also played basketball for her high school and swam for the Santa Ana Club, both for three years.
Attended Star of the Sea College for high school, playing tennis for six years there ... played No. 1 doubles ... was ranked No. 21 among under-18 players in Australia and nearly cracked the national Top 100 for all ages ... played five years of tennis for Dendy Park club in Brighton, Australia ... also played four years of netball andto five years of soccer and cricket for Star of the Sea.
Personal: Annette Rios ... born May 21, 1991, in Caracas, Venzuela ... daughter of Jose Mario Rios Alvarez and Cecilia Gil de Rios ... has a younger sister, Daniella ... intends to major in psychology.
Personal: Alexandra F. Whitehead ... born Oct. 18, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia ... daughter of Peter Whitehead and Kate Whitehead ... has two older sisters, Emily and Becky ... will major in psychology.
Sasha SKRIPKINA Freshman Kiev, Ukraine N2
Before UNCG: Attended N2 in Kiev, Ukraine, for high school ... finished second in doubles at the 2008 Championship of Ukraine for Under-18s ... took first place for seniors in doubles ... played for the Ukrainian National Team in the Summer Cup of Europe in 2008 in Bulgaria ... won or was in the finals of several Ukranian tournaments in singles and doubles ... played in the USTA’s National Player Development Program, playing in several tournaments.
Personal: Alexandra “Sasha” Skripina ... born May 28, 1991, in Kiev, Ukraine ... daughter of Sergii Skrypkin and Olena Lobzooa ... father is a former member of the Ukranian National Water Polo squad and is currently the head doctor foo mr the Ukranian Olympic programs ... intends to major in media studies.
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2008-09 STATISTICS (15-6 OVERALL, 7-3 SOCON) SINGLES Courtney Akel Valerie Behr Britney Cloer Lucy Dougherty Jessica Eblen Alejandra Guerra Taylor Mattox Ashley Sawyer Sarah Templeton Arielle VonStrolley Totals Percentage
OVERALL 2-7 12-17 9-17 22-8 8-16 29-8 0-1 0-1 4-7 15-15 103-97 .515
DUAL 0-2 7-12 9-11 17-3 7-8 17-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 13-7 73-47 .608
DOUBLES Britney Cloer/Jessica Eblen Lucy Dougherty/Sarah Templeton Alejandra Guerra/Arielle VonStrolley Valerie Behr/Lucy Dougherty Courtney Akel/Arielle VonStrolley Ashley Sawyer/Sarah Templeton Jessica Eblen/Sarah Templeton Courtney Akel/Jessica Eblen Courtney Akel/Valerie Behr Taylor Mattox/Sarah Templeton Totals Percentage
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TOUR 2-5 5-5 0-6 5-5 1-8 12-5 0-1 0-1 3-6 2-8 30-50 .375 OVERALL 9-17 2-3 23-9 18-7 1-2 1-1 0-1 0-3 0-1 0-1 56-45 .554
Opponent at #18 North Carolina at #26 Florida State GEORGIA SOUTHERN vs Wyoming at Air Force vs Northern Colorado at Elon at Longwood COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON at VCU CSU BAKERSFIELD WESTERN CAROLINA at Davidson WOFFORD FURMAN at East Carolina at Chattanooga at Samford at Appalachian State vs Elon vs College of Charleston
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SOCON 0-0 5-5 7-3 10-0 5-4 9-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-2 45-15 .750
1 ----------17-3 --------17-3 .850
DUAL 6-13 1-0 16-5 16-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 41-21 .661
TOUR 3-4 1-3 7-4 2-4 1-2 1-1 0-1 0-3 0-1 0-1 15-24 .385
2 --3-5 --------------6-5 9-10 .474
3 --4-7 --------------7-2 11-9 .550
SOCON 4-6 0-0 9-1 10-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 23-7 .767
4 0-1 --9-10 1-0 ------------10-11 .476 1 ----16-5 --------------16-5 .762
5 0-1 --0-1 16-1 1-0 ----------17-3 .850
6 ------0-2 6-8 ------1-1 --9-11 .450
2 3 1-0 5-13 --1-0 ----16-3 --------------------------17-3 8-13 .850 .381
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The Southern Conference The Southern Conference, which began its 89th season of intercollegiate competition in 2009, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The Southern Conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921), tackling the issue of freshmen eligibility (1922), developing women’s championships (1984), to becoming the first conference to install the three-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. 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. Academic excellence has been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. Hundreds of Southern Conference studentathletes have been recognized on ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America and all-district teams. A total of 19 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been selected from conference institutions. The Conference currently consists of 12 members in five states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. The Southern Conference offices are located in the historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the league first class meeting areas and offices as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents.
Membership History On Feb. 25, 1921, representatives from 14 of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (SIAA) 30 members met at Atlanta’s Piedmont Hotel to establish the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. On hand at the inaugural meeting were officials from Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and Washington & Lee. Dr. S.V. Sanford of Georgia was chosen as acting chairman and N.W. Dougherty of Tennessee was named secretary. The decision to form a new athletic conference was motivated by the desire to have a workable number of conference games for each league member. With 30 schools in the SIAA by the early 1920s, it was impossible to play every school at least once during the regular season and many schools went several years between playing some conference members. In addition, in 1920, the SIAA voted down proposed rules that an athlete must be in a college a year before playing on its teams and refused to abolish a rule permitting athletes to play summer baseball for money. Play began in the fall of 1921 and a year later, six more schools joined the fledgling league including Tulane (which had attended the inaugural meeting but had elected not to join), Florida, Louisiana (LSU), Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. VMI joined in 1925 and Duke was added in 1929. By the 1930s, membership in the Southern Conference had reached 23 schools. C.P. “Sally” Miles of Virginia Tech, president of the Southern Conference, called the annual league meeting to order on Dec. 9, 1932 at the Farragut Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. Georgia’s Dr. Sanford announced that 13 institutions west and south of the Appalachian Mountains were reorganizing as the Southeastern Conference. Members of the new league included Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Florida, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi A&M, University of the South, Tennessee, Tulane and Vanderbilt. According to the minutes of the meeting, Dr. Sanford stated that the division was made along geographical lines. Florida’s Dr. J.J. Tigert, acting as spokesman for the withdrawing group, regretted the move but believed it was necessary as the Southern Conference had grown too large. The resignations were accepted and the withdrawing schools formed the new league which began play
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in 1932. The Southern Conference continued with membership of 10 institutions including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, VMI, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. The second major shift occurred some 20 years later. By 1952, the Southern Conference included 17 colleges and universities. Another split occurred when seven schools including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest departed to form the Atlantic Coast Conference which began play in 1953. The revamped Southern Conference included members The Citadel, Davidson, Furman, George Washington, Richmond, VMI, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, West Virginia and William & Mary. Today, the league continues to thrive with a membership that includes 12 institutions and a footprint that spans five states: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. Current league members are Appalachian State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, Samford, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford.
Leadership John Iamarino was officially named commissioner of the conference on January 2, 2006. Iamarino has promoted the Southern Conference through an ambitious agenda which has improved competition, upgraded compliance-related matters, launched the conference’s Hall of Fame and increased the marketing and brand awareness of the conference and its member institutions. 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. In 1987, he was succeeded by Dave Hart who spearheaded the transfer of the league office from Charlotte, N.C., to Asheville, N.C. 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 conference logo and elevated the conference’s commitment to marketing and development of corporate partners. Danny Morrison headed the conference from 2001-2005 and orchestrated the league’s move from Asheville, N.C., to Spartanburg, S.C. Under Morrison’s leadership, the conference increased its marketing and promotional efforts.
Championship 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. Commissioner Germann spearheaded the Southern Conference’s expansion to include women’s athletics during the 1983-84 season. That year, league championships were held in volleyball, basketball and tennis. 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 Germann Cup, named in honor of the former commissioner, annually recognizes the top women’s athletics programs in the conference. From its humble beginnings, women’s athletics have become an integral part of the Southern Conference and its success. The Southern Conference 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 & field, tennis, golf and softball.
Football The Southern Conference has also excelled as the premier Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) conference. Southern Conference member Appalachian State won the three consecutive FCS titles from 2005-07, becoming the first team to do so. The league boasts more than 250 players who have garnered All-America recognition and numerous national player or coach of the year awards. The conference has had at least one team in the Top 10 of the final FCS poll for 24 consecutive years with at least two teams finishing in the Top 20 in every season since 1982. The conference has placed multiple representatives in the FCS Playoffs in 22-of-26 seasons, with 16 Championship Game appearances and eight national titles. The Southern Conference has had at least one team reach the semifinals in nine of the last 11 years and in 15 of the last 18 seasons. In 2007, Appalachian State became the first FCS team to defeat a nationally-ranked Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team when the Mountaineers defeated No. 5-ranked Michigan, 34-32, on Sept. 1 before a sellout crowd at Michigan Stadium. Prior to the conference’s reclassification in 1981, Southern Conference football teams appeared in a total of 36 bowl games, posting a record of 16-18-2. From 1925-30, league schools won five football national championships in a six year span. There are nearly 40 former Southern Conference players in the College Football Hall of Fame. One of the most recognizable of these names is former North Carolina running back Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice who helped guide North Carolina to three bowl appearances. He was a first team All-America selection and Heisman Trophy runnerup in 1948 and 1949. In 1949, Justice earned first team all-conference honors for the fourth consecutive season, becoming the first player in league history to achieve that feat. He was a member of the league’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 2009. Another of the league’s football products that made it to the College Football Hall of Fame is Sam Huff of West Virginia. Huff was a three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Mountaineers. In 1955, Huff earned first team All-America honors on the field and was a first team Academic All-America for his work in the classroom. He played 12 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. A member of the conference’s first Hall of Fame class, he was a five-time All-Pro defensive lineman and is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In recent years, the Southern Conference has continued to produce outstanding student-athletes. In 1999, Georgia Southern’s Adrian Peterson captured the Walter Payton Award presented annually to the Football Championship Subdivision’s most outstanding offensive player. Furman’s Louis Ivory was awarded the honor in 2000, Georgia Southern’s Jayson Foster was presented with the 2007 trophy and most recently, Appalachian State’s Armanti Edwards claimed the award in 2008. Appalachian State’s Dexter Coakley was a three-time all-conference selection and consensus All-America in 1994, ’95 and ’96 before going on to stardom with the Dallas Cowboys. Coakley won a pair of Buck Buchanan Awards, given to Football Championship Subdivision’s top defensive player each year. Terrell Owens went from catching passes at Chattanooga to a stellar NFL career. Western Carolina’s David Patten and Appalachian State’s Matt Stevens were both members of the New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion team in 2002 and Patten also earned Super Bowl rings with the Patriots in 2004 and ’05.
Basketball Men’s basketball was the first sport in which the conference held a championship. The league tournament is the nation’s oldest, with the inaugural championship held at Atlanta’s City Auditorium in 1922 and was won by North Carolina. Not only was the Southern Conference Tournament the first of its kind, the league also helped change the face of college basketball. In 1980, the league began a season-long experiment with a 22-foot three-point field goal with the approval of the NCAA Rules Committee. Ronnie Carr of Western Carolina made the first threepoint field goal in college basketball history in a game against Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 29, 1980. Another college basketball tradition that originated in the Southern Conference is the traditional cutting of the nets by the winning team. According to USA Today, the practice of net cutting
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Wake Forest. He took medalist honors at the Southern Conference Tournament in 1948 and 1949 and was the tournament’s runnerup in 1950. Palmer was the medalist at the NCAA Golf Championships in 1949 and 1950. He went on to become one of the most accomplished golfers to play on the professional tour. Palmer won 60 tournaments while competing on the PGA Tour and has added 10 more victories as a member of the Senior PGA Tour. A member of the league’s Hall of Fame, he won eight major championships - four Masters, two British Opens, one U.S. Open and one U.S. Amateur. Furman golfer Dottie Pepper was named the Southern Conference Women’s Athlete of the Decade in the 1980s and was honored as part of the league’s 25th anniversary of women’s championships celebration in 2007-08. Appalachian State’s Mary Jayne Harrelson won the NCAA Outdoor title at 1,500 meters in 1999 and 2001. Furman’s Brandi Jackson won the NCAA Women’s Golf East Regional in the spring of 2003.
The Southern Conference 702 North Pine St. Spartanburg, SC 29303 Phone: 864-591-5100 Administrative Fax: 864-591-4282 Media Relations Fax: 864-591-3448 John Iamarino ..................................................... Commissioner Geoff Cabe ......................................................... Senior Associate Commissioner Sue Arakas ......................................................... Associate Commissioner Doug King ........................................................... Associate Commissioner for Compliance Brandon Neff ...................................................... Assistant Commissioner for Championships Mike Mitchell ...................................................... Senior Account Executive, SoCon Sports Properties Jason Yaman ....................................................... Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Jamie Severns ..................................................... Director of Multimedia Services Laura Hayes ........................................................ Assistant to the Commissioner Jonathan Caskey ................................................. Associate Director of Media Relations Caroline Sanker .................................................. Championships/Operations Assistant JoAnne Cannell ................................................... Media Relations Assistant
originated in 1947 with North Carolina State head coach Everett Case. As a first-year head coach, Case led the Wolfpack to the Southern Conference Tournament title. Case celebrated by claiming the nets as a souvenir of the win to commemorate the event. Basketball coaching legend Red Auerbach gives credit to former George Washington coach Bill Reinhart, who coached in the conference for nearly 30 years, as one of the originators of the modern fast-break. West Virginia’s 10 tournament championships are still the most in league history. The Mountaineers were led by the incomparable Jerry West from 1958 through ’60. West, a two-time AllAmerica selection, spurred West Virginia to the Final Four in 1959. The Mountaineers lost in the championship game that season to California, 71-70, but West earned Final Four Most Valuable Player honors. West was a three-time Southern Conference tournament MVP, a two-time league regular season MVP, and was twice named the conference’s Athlete of the Year. He went on to a spectacular career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. He was a 14-time NBA All-Star while with the Lakers. It is West’s silhouette that comprises the NBA’s globally recognized logo. Frank Selvy set the NCAA record for points in a game while at Furman. On Feb. 13, 1954, the senior scored 100 points in a game against Newberry, a record that still stands. Selvy was the Southern Conference Most Valuable Player in 1953 and 1954 and the league’s Athlete of the Year in 1954. He went on to a 10-year career in the NBA. Selvy and his former Lakers teammate West were both enshrined in the league’s Hall of Fame in 2009. Rod Hundley was another West Virginia star during the 1950s. “Hot Rod” made a name for himself as one of the most spectacular players to tour the league during his era. Hundley averaged 24.5 points per game in his three seasons as a Mountaineer and was an all-conference and all-tournament performer in each of those three years. He was the Southern Conference Most Valuable Player and Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1957. He was the first player selected in the 1957 NBA draft and enjoyed a six-year career in that league. East Tennessee State’s Keith “Mister” Jennings made his mark on the college basketball world in the early 1990s. Despite standing less than six feet tall, Jennings was a two-time all-conference choice and the league’s Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year in 1991. Jennings played with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. Besides West Virginia’s team in 1959, the Southern Conference has been represented in the Final Four on two other occasions. North Carolina advanced to the NCAA championship game in 1943 before falling 43-40 to Oklahoma State. North Carolina State finished third in the tournament in 1950. Davidson continued the record of success by advancing to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight in 2008 and coach Bob McKillop’s Wildcats came within a basket of making the Final Four behind the play of sophomore guard Stephen Curry. Curry, a two-time SoCon
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Male Athlete of the Year winner, led the nation in scoring as a junior at 28.6 points per game. Women’s basketball competition began in the Southern Conference in 1983-84 with seven teams. In the sport’s history, seven schools have won the league’s tournament at least once with Chattanooga winning 12 and Appalachian State owning six titles. UNC Greensboro won the 1998 tournament as head coach Lynne Agee became the first coach to take a team to the NCAA Tournament in all three Divisions - I, II and III. In 2001, Chattanooga head coach Wes Moore became the first coach in NCAA history to take three different teams to the NCAA Tournament in all three Divisions. Since 1984, seven different teams have claimed at least a share of the regular season crown. Chattanooga has the most overall titles with 14, six of them shared. Chattanooga also owns the most outright championships with eight. Only four players have won the conference Player of the Year award twice: East Tennessee State’s DeShawne Blocker in 1992-93 and 1994-95; Furman’s Jackie Smith, 1997-98 and 1998-99; Chattanooga’s Damita Bullock, who won the award in 2000 and 2001; and Chattanooga’s Alex Anderson in 2007 and 2008.
Other Sports In baseball, Wake Forest advanced to the championship game of the NCAA College World Series in 1949. Demon Deacon second baseman Charles Teague was named the College World Series Most Valuable Player. The Citadel made history in 1990 by becoming the first military school to make an appearance at the College World Series. The Bulldogs were joined that season at the College World Series by current conference member Georgia Southern. One of the Southern Conference’s more famous baseball alums is Duke’s Dick Groat. The Blue Devil shortstop, who was also a basketball standout, was the conference’s Athlete of the Year in 1951 and 1952. He went on to a 14-year career in the major leagues. In 1960, he was named the National League MVP after he led the league in batting with a .325 average for the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. Among Southern Conference alums to grace Major League Baseball fields have been Atlee Hammaker (East Tennessee State), Jeff Montgomery (Marshall) and Mike Ramsey (Appalachian State). Other SoCon players to go on to a career in the major leagues include Angels third baseman Dallas McPherson (The Citadel), pitchers Britt Reames (The Citadel) and Ryan Glynn (VMI) who both pitched with Oakland in 2005, Furman’s Tom Mastny, a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians (2007) and Georgia Southern’s Brian Rogers, who pitched with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007. Current players in the majors in 2009 include College of Charleston’s Brett Gardner, a centerfielder for the New York Yankees, and a pair of Western Carolina pitchers, Mark DiFelice (Milwaukee) and Jared Burton (Cincinnati). Arnold Palmer, perhaps the world’s most famous golfer, competed under the Southern Conference banner as a collegian at
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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. Lefty Driesell coached Davidson to three Southern Conference Tournament championships in 1966, 1968 and 1969. Driesell also won the league’s Coach of the Year award four straight times from 1963 through 1966. Former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins earned league Coach of the Year honors three times in the late ’70s and early ’80s while at Appalachian State and is now the head coach at the 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. 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. He also served as president of the International Association Basketball Officials and the United States Olympic Basketball Committee. The legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant got his coaching start in the Southern Conference as he guided the Maryland Terrapins in 1945. Another famous Southern Conference football coach is the late Frank Howard of Clemson, who guided the Tigers as a league member from 1940-52. The incomparable Howard won 69 Southern Conference games. 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 University of North Carolina at Greensboro was first chartered back on February bruary 18, 1891 as the State Normal and Industrial School. It was the first state-supported school for the higher education of women in North Carolina. Founded by Charles Duncan uncan McIver, it became co-educational in 1963. Today, in its 119th year of existance, the campus covers 210 acres in downtown Greensboro and has an enrollment that exceeded xceeded 18,000 for the first time ever this year. UNCG’s totall enrollment for fall 2009 is 18,502 (14,664 undergraduates ates and 3,838 graduate students), a figure that includes 967 67 distance learners.
MINERVA Charles Duncan McIver, founder of the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG), decided Minerva, Roman goddess of Wisdom, would be a good symbol for the school. Beginning with the first diploma in 1893, the head of Minerva has appeared on every diploma awarded by the institution. The class of 1907 donated the original Minerva statue - made of plaster - to the University. In 2003, the class of 1953 commissioned a replacement, made of bronze, and placed outside the Elliott University Center in the heart of campus.
UNIVERSITY FOUNDER CHARLES MCIVER Founded in 1891, UNCG is a diverse, student-centered research university, linking the Triad and North Carolina to the world through learning, discovery and service. The university is organized into a College of Arts & Sciences and six professional schools, with more than 1,000 faculty members teaching in programs that offer 86 undergraduate, 56 master’s and 25 doctoral degrees. Among its high-impact projects are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, which are being created in partnership with North Carolina A&T.
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Board of Trustees Mr. Stephen C. Hassenfelt Mrs. Earlene Hardie Cox Dr. Kate R. Barrett Dr. Richard L. Moore Mr. William J. Pratt Ms. Jane Preyer Ms. Jean E. Davis Mr. James Norman Smith Ms. Susan M. Safran Dr. Carolyn R. Ferree Ms. Gwynn Swinson Mr. Randall Kaplan Ms. Jesse Russo
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UNCG’s School of Nursing, which was established in 1966, is the third largest in North Carolina. It has three departments – Adult Health, Parent-Child and Community Practice – and 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.
Despite record numbers for enrollment, UNCG still enjoys a student-faculty ratio of 17:1 with a faculty totalling 1,080. More than 2,000 bachelor’s degrees and nearly 1,000 master’s and doctoral diplomas are awarded annually. Over the last several years, 75 percent of freshmen have returned the following year.
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THE UNCG CAMPUS AND THE GREENSBORO SKYLINE UNCG has long had a reputation for academic excellence and student-athletes at UNCG are not an exception to the rule. At the end of each of the last four academic years, more than 40% of UNCG student-athletes held a grade-point-average of 3.0 or better, including 49% of them last year. In spring 2009, UNCGâ€™s 248 studentathletes had a combined GPA of 2.93, marking the sixth-straight semester they combined for a 2.9 GPA or better.
The School of Music, which was established in 1921, is rated as one of the Top 20 in the country and combines rigorous theory, history, and performance training with a broad liberal arts education. Pictured above, the University opened a $25.7 million state-of-the-art music facility in 1999. The school offers the only comprehensive slate of performance and music education degrees from the baccalaureate through the doctorate in North Carolina.
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UNCG VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will redefine the public research university for the 21st century as an inclusive, collaborative, and responsive institution making a difference in the lives of students and the communities it serves. UNCG is a . . . • Learner-centered, accessible, and inclusive community fostering intellectual inquiry to prepare students for meaningful lives and engaged citizenship; • Research university where collaborative scholarship and creative activity enhance quality of life across the lifespan; • Source of innovation and leadership meeting social, economic, and environmental challenges in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina, and beyond; and • Global university integrating intercultural and international experiences and perspectives into learning, discovery, and service.
VALUES STATEMENT The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a community including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, will demonstrate its commitment to . . . • Inclusiveness – A welcoming and inclusive academic community, based on open dialogue and shared governance, offers a culture of caring with visible, meaningful representation of differences; • Collaboration – interdisciplinary, intercommunity, inter-institutional and international collaboration is reflected and rewarded in teaching, research, creative activity, community engagement, and infrastructure; • Sustainability – Academics, operations, and outreach are conducted with careful attention to the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, economy, and aesthetics; • Responsibility – A public institution, the University responds to community needs and serves the public in a systematic fashion through the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity; and • Transparency – Goals, processes, decisions and outcomes are accessible and measurable, resulting in enhanced performance, trust, and accountability.
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Dr. Linda BRADY Chancellor Dr. Linda P. Brady became the 10th chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro August 1, 2008. Brady, 61, succeeded Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan, UNCG’s first woman chancellor, who retired July 31, 2008, after almost 14 years in the post. In recommending Brady to the Board of Governors, UNC President Erskine Bowles said: “Over the past 25 years, Linda Brady has accumulated a wealth of leadership experience at highly respected public, urban universities, as well as in the halls of Washington. At each step along the way, she has proven herself to be an energetic leader who promotes collaboration, creative problem-solving, and real-life commitment to scholarship, research, and public service. “With her broad experience in higher education and federal government, her demonstrated integrity and sound judgment, and her profound understanding of the global marketplace in which our students must compete, Linda Brady will be a forceful and effective leader for UNC Greensboro.” A native of New York City and the first member of her family to attend college, Brady graduated from Douglass College, the women’s division of Rutgers University, in 1969 with a degree in political science. She received a master’s degree in the field from Rutgers (1970) and a doctorate in political science from The Ohio State University (1974). She began her academic career as an assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University in 1973 and joined the faculty at Goucher College in Maryland three years later. From 1978 to 1985, Brady held several positions in the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. Among other roles, she served as a political analyst in the State Department’s Office of Disarmament and Arms Control and as special assistant for mutual and balanced force reductions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She later served as a senior fellow in international security and arms control at the Carter Center of Emory University (1986-87) and as a distinguished professor of national security at the U.S. Military Academy (199192). From 1993 to 2001, Brady led the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she was also a professor of international affairs. She joined North Carolina State University in 2001 as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of political science, and over the next five years was credited with building the stature and visibility of the College, launching a number of new graduate degree programs, and significantly increasing external support for the humanities and social sciences at NC State. She left North Carolina in 2006 to become the chief academic and operating officer at the University of Oregon. Brady has authored or co-edited three books and numerous book chapters and scholarly articles in the fields of American foreign policy, international negotiation, and arms control. Among other professional organizations, she is a member of the International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
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A past recipient of the Georgia Tech School of Social Sciences Teaching Award, she has earned the Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State and is a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the Department of the Army. She was an American Council on Education Fellow in 1997-98, serving her fellowship year at the University of Iowa under the mentorship of President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Jon Whitmore. Since moving to UNCG, Brady has become a member of the Greensboro Rotary Club. She is also on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Greensboro Partnership. Brady is married to Gustav “Steve” Heyer, a retired Army officer. She has two adult stepsons and three grandchildren: Stephen Heyer and his wife, Suzanne, live in Richmond, Va., with their children Alyx, Megan, and Andrew Casey, while Michael Heyer lives in Chicago, Ill. In accepting the position at UNCG, Brady said, “This is one of the very best jobs in American higher education. I am so grateful for this opportunity and humbled by the trust you have place in me. I shall not let you down.”
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Kim RECORD Director of Athletics Kimberly S. “Kim” Record, was named to the post of director of intercollegiate athletics at UNCG on September 27. Record, who most recently had served as a consultant with ISP Sports, was the senior associate director of athletics at Florida State Unviersity from 1995 to 2008, and held a succession of positions at the University of Virginia from 1984-1995, culminating with an appointment as associate director of athletics for administration. She emerged from a national search that drew 125 candidates, and is UNCG’s first female athletic director. There are only 29 female athletic directors in the NCAA Division I, with five of them in the UNC system. Record is only the second woman to hold an athletic director’s position in the 89-year history of the Southern Conference. “I am delighted that Kim Record is joining UNCG as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics,” said UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “She is the right person for this position, and she possesses the leadership, administration and fundraising skills that are essential to bringing greater success to Spartan athletics. I look forward to working with her to raise UNCG’s program to a higher level of visibility and excellence.” At UNCG, Record will lead a program that fields men’s and women’s teams in 18 sports, 250 student-athletes, and 57 employees. She succeeds Nelson E. Bobb, UNCG’s first-ever AD who resigned from the post in the spring, after directing Spartan athletics for 26 years. Record will be responsible for the leadership, administration, organization and finances of UNCG’s athletics program, which is undergoing a major shift in its men’s basketball program. The Spartan men’s basketball team will be playing their games in the Greensboro Coliseum beginning this season. Among other responsibilities, she will coordinate fundraising and operation of the Spartan Club with the vice chancellor for university advancement. She will oversee efforts to engage alumni, fans and the community with UNCG athletics. The AD also takes the lead role in strategic planning and in athletics facilities development. The athletics budget is approximately $8.8 million, and athletic scholarships provided for
Kim Record chats with members of the media and university community at her press conference on September 27. the 2009-10 academic year exceed $2.1 million. In her 13 years at Florida State, she had a broad range of administrative duties, including serving as a member of the Executive Management Team which determined and implemented policy decisions for a 19-sport, $50 million intercollegiate program. She directly supervised three sports programs - men’s and women’s basketball and women’s soccer - and monitored Title IX compliance. Other areas included executive-level staffing; day-to-day departmental operations; liaison with the trademark licensing program; and oversight for marketing, media and public relations, and radio and television contracts. In construction, she facilitated FSU’s $6 million state-of-the-art soccer and softball stadium and its $10 million men’s and women’s basketball training center. She oversaw a project that showcased the history of athletics at FSU as part of a $100 million facilities improvement plan. Her initial responsibilities as associate director of athletics at FSU included oversight of men’s and women’s tennis, swimming & diving and softball. Record also held the designation of senior woman administrator. At Virginia, she supervised all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the department and specialized in external operations. She implemented marketing and promotional strategies for all 26 sports programs as associate director of athletics for external operations. She was the executive staff member of a capital campaign team created to raise $50 million. She came up through the ranks at Virginia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, starting out as a sports information intern who was progressively promoted in the department to associate director of athletics for administration. As a consultant with ISP, Record provided marketing expertise in the area of athletics sports signage, including videoboards, scorer’s tables and other digital signage. She has also coordinated purchase and installation between vendor, institution and ISP. Within the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Record has served on both the executive committee and the Director’s Cup Committee. Within the NCAA, she served on the Women’s Soccer Committee and the Regional Soccer Committee. A native of Charlottesville, she graduated form Virginia and earned the M.S. degree in sports management from Florida State. She has two sons - Kyle, 21, a third year student at the University of Virginia, and Josh, 16, a sophomore at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Fla.
Kim Record with her sons Kyle (left) and Josh (right) shortly after being introduced as UNCG’s new director of athletics.
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Terry Ackerman Faculty Athletics Rep.
Rod Wyatt Associate AD
Cathy Roberts Associate AD
Christy Avent Associate AD
Dick Stewart Associate AD
Jackie Walsh Assistant AD
Jennifer Aguillar Assistant AD
Gary Klutts Assistant AD
Kwadjo Steele Assistant AD
Mike Hirschman Sports Info. Director
Phil Perry Asst. SID
David Percival Asst. SID
Stacy Kosciak Special Asst. to AD
Paula Terrell Business Office
Emily Snow Internal Relations
Jana Henderson Compliance Director
John Comer Ticket Operations
Justin Hukill External Relations
Joanna Camp Academic Enhancement
Erica Thornton Head Athletic Trainer
Daisy Kovach Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Jay McCloy Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Molly Weber Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Jane Long Equipment Room
Missing: Dave Black Facilities Asst.
Linda Peronto Staff Secretary
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Josh VVernon Facilities Asst.
Mark Williams Strength & Cond. Coach
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Dr. Linda P. Brady, Chancellor Dr. Terry Ackerman, Faculty Athletics Rep.
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SPORTS INFORMATION Mike Hirschman, Sports Information Director [HHP] 334-5615 email@example.com (Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, M/W Tennis, M/W Golf) Phil Perry, Asst. Sports Information Director [HHP] (Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball)
David Percival, Asst. Sports Information Director [HHP] (Volleyball, Wrestling, Baseball, M/W Track & XC) SPORTS INFORMATION FAX
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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION Kim Record, Director of Athletics [HHP] 334-5952 ADMINISTRATION FAX 334-4063 TBA, Assoc. AD - Administration [HHP] 334-5649 Cathy Roberts, Assoc. AD - Facilities/Internal Operations [HHP] 334-5537 Dick Stewart, Assoc. AD - Public Affairs [HHP] 334-4464 Rod Wyatt, Assoc. AD - Student Welfare [HHP] 256-0108 Christy Avent, Assoc. AD - External Operations [HHP] 334-5213 Stacy Kosciak, Special Asst. to the AD 256-1188
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ATHLETIC TRAINING Erica P. Thornton, Head Athletic Trainer [HHP] Daisy Kovach, Assoc. Athletic Trainer [HHP] Jay McCloy, Assoc. Athletic Trainer [HHP] Molly Weber, Assoc. Athletic Trainer/Rehab Coord. [HHP] Jennifer Eick, Asst. Athletic Trainer Erin Gillooly, Asst. Athletic Trainer Devin Demyanovich, Asst. Athletic Trainer Sara Nottingham, Asst. Athletic Trainer
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TICKETS John Comer, Ticket Manager [HHP]
COACHING STAFFS BASEBALL (Office located in stadium) Mike Gaski, Head Coach Jamie Athas, Asst. Coach Dustin Ijames, Asst. Coach
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BUSINESS OFFICE Jackie Walsh, Asst. AD - Business [HHP] Paula Terrell, Accountant [HHP]
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
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Mike Dement, Head Coach [HHP] Rod Jensen, Associate Head Coach [HHP] Brian Judski, Asst. Coach [HHP] Corey Gipson, Asst. Coach [HHP] Kevin Oleksiak, Dir. of Basketball Operations [HHP]
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Lynne Agee, Head Coach [HHP] Carol Peschel, Associate Head Coach [HHP] Jon Hines, Asst. Coach [HHP] KaLeah Latham, Asst. Coach [HHP]
CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK & FIELD COMPLIANCE Rod Wyatt, Assoc. AD - Student Welfare [HHP] Jana Henderson, Compliance Director [HHP]
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Linh Nguyen, Head Coach [HHP] Jennifer Severns, Asst. Coach [HHP]
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MEN’S GOLF Terrance Stewart, Head Coach [HHP]
FACILITIES Cathy Roberts, Assoc. AD - Facilities [HHP] Jennifer Aguillar, Asst. AD - Facilities [HHP] David Black, Facilities Assistant [HHP] Josh Vernon, Facilities Assistant [HHP] Jane Long, Equipment Assistant [HHP]
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PROMOTIONS Christy Avent, Assoc. AD - External Operations [HHP] Emily Snow, Director of Campus Relations Stacy Kosciak, Special Asst. to the AD
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Dick Stewart, Assoc. AD - Public Affairs [HHP] TBA, Asst. AD - Public Affairs [WM] Gary Klutts, Asst. AD - Public Affairs [WM] Justin Hukill, External Relations [WM] WEST MARKET STREET OFFICE FAX
WOMEN’S GOLF Emily Maron, Head Coach [HHP]
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MEN’S SOCCER Michael Parker, Head Coach [HHP] Justin Maullin, Asst. Coach [HHP] Scott Brittsan, Asst. Coach [HHP]
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WOMEN’S SOCCER Eddie Radwanski, Head Coach [HHP] Jeff Robbins, Asst. Coach [HHP]
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SOFTBALL Jennifer Herzig, Head Coach [HHP] Vanessa Williams, Asst. Coach [HHP]
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MEN’S TENNIS SPARTAN CLUB Mike Roach, Spartan Club Director [WM] Donegan Root, Associate Director [WM]
Thomas Mozur, Head Coach [HHP] 334-3576 firstname.lastname@example.org 334-3786 email@example.com
WOMEN’S TENNIS Jeff Trivette, Head Coach [HHP]
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Patrick Nicholas, Head Coach [HHP] Laura Tomes, Asst. Coach [HHP]
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WRESTLING Jason Loukides, Head Coach [HHP] Daren Burns, Asst. Coach [HHP]
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Forest during the regular season and a 2-1 win over Plymouth State in double overtime in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
1973 Women’s Golf Team 1983 Men’s Soccer Team
(Inducted 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.
(Inducted 2009) Brought home the school’s second consecutive national title with a dominant season. Went 23-1-1 on the year, including outscoring its seven conference foes by a combined 44-1. Twelve of their first 13 matches were won by shutout. Won a then-NCAA record 23 matches, including rallying from a 2-0 deficit in the national title match to defeat Claremont.
1981-1982 Women’s Basketball Team (Inducted 2007) National Runners-up in the first-ever NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament... amassed a record of 25-3, losing in overtime at Elizabethtown College (PA).... began a run of seven consecutive 20-win seasons for the women’s basketball program.
1983 Women’s Tennis Team (Inducted 2008) With four freshmen and two sophomores, team compiled a 20-4 record, including 14-2 in the spring, and finished the NCAA Division III National Runnersup... Amy Brown and Lisa Zimmerman earned All-American honors that season.
1982 Men’s Soccer Team (Inducted 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 finished 19-3-0, including a 3-0 win over Wake
Individual Inductions Lynne Agee - Women’s Basketball Coach (Inducted 2004) The first active head coach to be enshrined... first coach in NCAA history to lead her team to the NCAA Tournament in all three divisions... more than 500 career wins to her credit.
Jim Allen - Administrator (Inducted 2003) Former vice chancellor for student affairs... had oversight on program’s move from Division III to I.
Maxine Allen - Amateur Athlete (Inducted 2001) Garnered national attention as duckpin bowler... set world records and earned a top national ranking.
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Mike Berticelli - Men’s Soccer Coach (Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to Division III national championships in 1982 and 1983... guided UNCG to 70-9-5 record (86.3%) in four seasons.
Nelson Bobb - Administrator (Inducted Feb. 2008) UNCG’s Director of Athletics for more than 25 years... Led the program through its transition from Division III to Division II to Division I and from the Big South Conference into the Southern Conference.
Mike Burke - Supporter (Inducted 2001) Led UNCG’s charge in scholarship fundraising... created first athletic endowment in 1987... raised funds toward a total endowment valued at more than $4 million.
Marge Burns - Amateur Athlete (Inducted 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.
Joseph Caldeira - Men’s Golf (Inducted 2009) A secondteam All-American selection in 1979. He was the first male student-athlete to earn AllAmerican honors in any sport. Finished 10th in the 1979 NCAA Division III Championship.
Renee Coltrane - Women’s Basketball (Inducted 2001) All-American as a junior (1983-84)... first women’s basketball player to exceed 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
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Wendy Engelmann-Gettings Women’s Basketball
Larry Hargett - Men’s Basketball Coach (Inducted 2007) Coached UNCG to its first NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament berth, coming at the Division III level... finished the 1979-80 season 16-12 to earn its first NCAA bid.
(Inducted 2002) Scored 1,378 points and dished out a schoolrecord 574 assists.
Siggi Eyjolffson - Men’s Soccer
Scott Hartzell - Men’s Basketball (Inducted 2006) Led UNCG to its first Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bid, in which UNCG nearly upset Cincinnati... graduated as UNCG’s all-time leading scorer and set every UNCG three-point shooting standard in his career... led the team in scoring in three of his four seasons.
(Inducted Sept. 2008) Threetime All-American and two-time Academic All-American. UNCG’s all-time leading scorer with 185 points, recording 75 goals and 35 assists in his four seasons.
Mike Fleming - Supporter
Jason Haupt - Men’s Soccer (Inducted 2001) Two-time firstteam All-American... led UNCG to a Division III national championship in 1987... UNCG’s all-time leader in goals scored with 77.
(Inducted 2000) UNCG supporter for more than two decades... UNCG named its basketball gymnasium the Michael Fleming Gymnasium on December 1, 1994.
Dr. June Galloway - Administrator
Winn Hazlegrove - Softball (Inducted 2005) Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American honoree... one of UNCG’s greatest softball players, still ranked in the Top 10 in 20 statistical categories at the time of her induction (10 years after her graduation).
(Inducted Feb. 2008) Served as the Coordinator of Women’s Athletics until her passing in 1974, helping to develop the first formal athletics program at UNCG.
Liz Gremillion - Volleyball
Pat Hielscher - Volleyball Coach
(Inducted 2006) On of the best setters to ever play for the Spartans, recording over 4,000 assists in her career... named 1995 Big South Conference Player of the Year.
Belmar Gunderson - Amateur Athlete
(Inducted 2001) Coached UNCG’s first volleyball team in 1970 ... guided Spartans to a 106-30 record and a NCAIAW state title in 1974.
Christine Hornak - Softball
(Inducted 2000) Participated from 1952-56 at Women’s College ... competed in four Wimbledons and 11 United States Lawn Tennis National Championships (now U.S. Open).
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(Inducted 2009) Won 52 games over two seasons pitching for UNCG. Led the Spartans to their first-ever NCAA Tournament bid in 1997 while earning Big South Pitcher of the Year honors.
Elizabeth House - Media / Supporter (Inducted 2003) Former sports writer for The Carolinian and The News & Record covering UNCG athletics.
Lewis Johnstone - Men’s Soccer (Inducted 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, Field Hockey, Women’s Basketball (Inducted 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 (Inducted 2006) One of UNCG’s firstever qualifiers for the NCAA Championships (1996)... compiled a 50-34 mark 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 (Inducted 2004) Not only a leader in the transition from Division III to Division I, but a leader on the national scene as UNCG’s Faculty Athletics Representative... became the only FAR to serve on the Div. 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.
Ethel Martus Lawther - Administrator (Inducted 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.
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Ali Lord - Women’s Soccer
Jo Ann Messick - Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis, (Inducted 2007) UNCG’s record Field Hockey
holder for single-season and career goals... tallied 20 or more goals in three seasons... had a single-season record 26 goals in 1996, earning All-American honors... Big South Player of the Year in 1996 and SoCon Player of the Year in 1998.
(Inducted 2006) Three-sport competitor at UNCG in the 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
Michael Parker - Men’s Soccer Coach (Inducted 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 Championships in 1985, 1986 and 1987.
Carol Mann - Women’s Golf (Inducted 2002) LPGA Hall of Fame member... earned 38 LPGA victories in 22 years on tour.
Tom Martin - Men’s Basketball, Supporter (Inducted 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 (Inducted 2000) In the days of AIAW, a four-year standout on field hockey team and was a cocaptain as a senior in 1977.
Tonka Maynor - Baseball (Inducted 2007) Ten years after graduation, still ranked on the Top 10 list at UNCG in every offensive statistical category... hit .363 in his four seasons at UNCG, logging 239 hits... holds UNCG record for career RBI with 171.
Andrew Mehalko - Men’s Soccer (Inducted 2002) Led UNCG to three (1983, 1985 and 1986) NCAA Division III National Championships in his four seasons with the Spartans.
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Brian Moehler - Baseball (Inducted 2005) UNCG’s first player to be drafted in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft... earned UNCG’s firstever win over a Division I opponent and went onto pitch for Detroit and Florida in the major leagues.
Chancellor Emeritus William E. Moran Administrator (Inducted 2000) Served as Chancellor from 1979-94... guided UNCG from Division III to Division I in 1991... created the Spartan Club.
Becky Morgan - Women’s Golf (Inducted 2007) One of the most notable athletic alumni as a member of the LPGA Tour... won the Big South individual championship three times and earned Big South Player of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997)... a three-time All-American, won medalist honors 10 times... qualified for the NCAA Regional all four years, earning a spot in the national event three times... an Academic All-American in 1997...holds the UNCG records for lowest 18, 36 and 54-hole scores.
Laura Mussulman - Women’s Soccer (Inducted 2002) Member of first women’s soccer team... UNCG’s first great goalkeeper in women’s soccer with 18 career shutouts.
Missi Olson Kovachev - Volleyball (Inducted 2009) Led UNCG to 108 wins in her four seasons as a Spartan, despite the program being in transition during its climb to Division I. Helped Spartans to 32 wins and an NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 1990. Compiled 1,600 career kills.
Dr. Frank Pleasants- Administrator (Inducted 2007) Served as the Coordinator of Men’s Athletics, helping to develop the first formal athletics program at UNCG beginning in 1967.
Angie Polk-Jones - Women’s Basketball (Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to a 93-22 mark in her four years (1985-89) ... Division III All-American as a junior... UNCG’s all-time leading scorer with 1,585 points.
Nancy Porter, Women’s Golf Coach (Inducted 2005) One of the pioneers of women’s athletics at UNCG... coached the UNCG women’s golf team to the 1973 national championship... also considered one of UNCG’s first student-athletes, participating in women’s golf in the 1940’s.
Eddie Radwanski - Men’s Soccer (Inducted 2000) Led UNCG to back-to-back Division III national championships in 1982 and 1983... two-time Division III AllAmerican (1983 and 1984)... No. 1 draft pick in the 1985 Major Indoor Soccer League draft by the Dallas Sidekicks.
Cathy Roberts - Administrator (Inducted Feb. 2008) Has spent virtually entire career - beginning as a student - working in athletics at UNC Greensboro, overseeing athletic facilities and operations and serving as the Senior Women’s Administrator.
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Bruce Shaw - Men’s Basketball
Jim Swiggett - Coach, Administrator
(Inducted 2000) Led UNCG’s firstever men’s basketball teams... scored 1,401 points, becoming UNCG’s first 1,000 point scorer... two-time All-Dixie Conference honoree.
Joe Stanton - Wrestling
Rita Wiggs - Women’s Basketball (Inducted 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.
(Inducted 2006) Pioneer in men’s athletics at UNCG... served as men’s basketball coach from 1968-75 and started men’s golf program, serving as coach from 1967-79... also served as the university’s second Men’s Intercollegiate Division Coordinator.
Karyn Thompson Voelz - Softball
(Inducted 2008) Compiled a 9825 mark in his four seasons at UNCG, qualifying for three NCAA Championships to make him the first male to qualify for an NCAA Championship as an individidual... was UNCG’s winningest wrestler for 11 years.
(Inducted 2008) Most prolific hitter in UNCG softball history. Inducted 12 years after graduation and still ranked in Top 6 in 12 offensive categories... led UNCG to 149-86-2 mark and three NCAA Play-in series during her time at UNCG.
Donna Friesen Wigton - Volleyball (Inducted 2003) Volleyball standout at UNCG (1970-73)... active contributor to the sport through coaching.. part of officiating crew at 1996 Olympics and 1993 World University Games.
Mike Sweeney - Men’s Soccer
“The Big Five” (shown left to right) (Inducted 2003) Amassed 55 goals Chuck Hayes, Mike Weaver, Jim Melvin, Stanley Frnak, Charlie Reid 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.
Helped establish NCAA Division I athletic programs at UNCG through scholarship funding and support.
About the Hall of Fame: The purpose of the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those special individuals, who through their superior athletic achievements or by their outstanding service, have made longlasting, 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. Ceremonies are traditionally held each Fall during Homecoming weekend. Nominations should be sent to: Hall of Fame Committee - c/o Stacy Kosciak UNCG Department of Athletics PO Box 26168 Greensboro, NC 27402 Additional Information Available Through: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or on-line at www.uncgspartans.com
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The Spartan Club is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to secure scholarship support for nearly 250 student-athletes who compete in 18 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletic programs at UNCG. UNCG proudly proclaims that 100 percent of Spartan Club contributions go directly to athletic scholarships for deserving studentathletes.
Methods of Giving Cash, Checks and Credit Card Gifts: Provide the yearly financial resources needed to operate the athletic program. Payments may be spread over the course of a fiscal year (July 1-June 30), but all pledges must be paid by June 30. The University accepts cash, checks and credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa).
Employer Matching Gifts: Matching gifts double or triple the impact of your gift and increase your membership level. Be sure to enclose your matching gift form with application and donation and associate benefits.
Athletic Scholarship Endowments: These provide tuition, room, melas, books and fees on an annual basis for a studentathlete. Pay tribute to someone’s life and accomplishments or leave your own legacy while strengthening UNCG’s athletic program.
Planned and Estate Gifts: These gifts include life income arrangements from trusts, annuities, income funds, as well as life insurance policies and individual estate bequests, such as cash or real estate.
Endowed Athletic Scholarships
A named endowment to support athletic scholarships may be created with a commitment of $50,000 or more. The endowment generates income that is awarded to student-athletes on an annual basis.
An annual scholarship may be created with a commitment of $10,000 or more over a four-year period.
Lynne C. Agee Fund James H. Allen Fund Alma W. Barrier Fund Smith Barrier Fund Irwin Belk Fund Fund Aaron Michael Bobb Mike & Nancy Burke Fund Robert A. and Mary C. Fleming Fund The Michael B. Fleming Fund Stanley and Dorothy Frank Fund J. Douglas Galyon Fund Ellen Griffin Fund Lester Earl Gross III Fund Charles A. Hayes Fund
Nathan & Robyn Jameson Fund David Bates Knight Fund C. Tomas Martin Fund Karl Mayer Fund Jim Melvin Fund Charles C. Moyer Fund Victor M. Nussbaum, Jr. Fund Nancy Ann Porter Fund Charles M. Reid Fund Rayna Matea Taylor Fund Edward & Carolyn Uprichard Fund H. Michael Weaver Fund
Six additional funds that are on their way to reaching endowment status include: Dr. Richard and Sharon Beavers Scholarship Fund Rich Brenner Endowed Fund Gary, Marilyn and Jordan Smith Fund Patricia A. Hielscher Volleyball Athletic Scholarship Becky Jackson Fund
UNCG Spartan Club PO Box 41230 Greensboro, NC 27404-1230 Director: Mike Roach
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Richard A. and Sharon J. Beavers Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Bobb Family Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Bott Family Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Linda Brady and Steve Heyer Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund David L. and Martha P. Brown Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Marc and Janis Bush Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Clarida Family Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Doug M. Hamilton Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Raila M. Harris Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Nixon C. Henley Annual Athletic Scholarship George G. Hoyle Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Karl Mayer Textile Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Brenda Tolbert King Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Kronenfeld Family Annual Scholarship Fund LindBrook Development Annual Athletic Scholarship Greg & Sylvia Mims Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Shawn Daniel Mulrooney Memorial Annual Athletic Scholarship Piedmont Orthopedic Associates, Inc. Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Bob & Laura Pitts Spartan Excellence Scholarship Fund Senn Dunn Annual Athletic Scholarship Shamrock Corporation Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Jerry & Ellyn Steinhorn Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Mary and Art Winstead Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund Perry R. Wyatt Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund
Phone: (336) 334-5156 Fax: (336) 334-5319 www.spartanclub.org
Associate Director: Donegan Root
Office Manager: Helen Sedwick
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Spartan Club Executive Committee Chair: Kurt Kronenfeld ‘79 - Vice President, Senn Dunn Insurance Samantha F. Brumbaugh ‘99 - Attorney at Cairo, Ferguson, Brumbaugh, Stroupe, PLLC Chuck Burns - Area Vice President, First Citizens Bank Craig Cook ‘82 - President, Oakbrook Solutions, Inc. Katie Dannemiller - Vice President of Operations, Greensboro Grasshoppers Michael H. Godwin - Attorney at Schell, Bray, Aycock, Abel & Livingston, PLLC Keith Grandberry ‘89 - President & CEO, Winston-Salem Urban League Leaton Harris - Director of Business Operations, TEK Systems Pete LaMuraglia ‘86 - Partner, Compass Financial Partners, LLC F. Dean Little, III - Secretary/Treasurer of Yost & Little Kevin McCoy ‘02 - Vice President, South Atlantic Lumber Ben Sirmons ‘74 - Assistant General Council, UNIFI, Inc. Tracy Smith Michael Spohn ‘91 - CFO/Vice President, Old North State Trust, LLC Jeff Taylor ‘83 - CFO, Pope Companies Harrison Turner, Partner, Greensboro Dermatology Associates Ex-Officio Members Dr. Patti Stewart - Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UNCG Marc Bush - President, Greensboro Sports Commission Dick Stewart - Associate Director of Athletics, UNCG Dr. Terry Ackerman - Faculty Athletics Rep, UNCG Kim Record - Director of Athletics, UNCG Ryan Soloman - SAICA President Kayren Finney - SAICA representative Eric Durham - Blue Crew representative Mike Roach - Director, Spartan Club Advisor C. Thomas Martin ‘70 - Former Director of Planning, City of Greensboro
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SPARTAN SUCCESS Student-athletes at UNCG have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success over the years. Although the athletic department just celebrated its 40th season last year, athletics at UNCG date back to the 1940’s in the days before the university became co-ed. Golfer Nancy Porter, who went on to a successful pro career, is regarded as one of UNCG’s first student-athletes, competing in tournaments on the national level in the late 1940s. In 1963, as the university prepared to go co-ed, UNCG began to formally organize athletic teams. Women’s basketball, under head coach Ellen Griffin, women’s tennis, women’s golf and field hockey were started. LPGA Hall of Famer Carol Mann was on one of the early UNCG women’s golf teams. In 1967, UNCG began men’s athletics and the intercollegiate athletics program received formal recognition from the University. In the fall of 1967, the Spartan was adopted as the program’s mascot. In 1968, UNCG’s men’s teams joined the Dixie Athletic Conference, known today as the USA South Conference on the NCAA Division III level. Women’s teams competed as part of the AIAW early on, with UNCG being one of the lead organizers of the organization. Two of the first men’s sports were basketball and bowling. In 1971, with the emergence of the five-player rule in women’s basketball, UNCG finished fourth in the National Collegiate Tournament. Two years later, the women’s golf team won the AIAW national title - UNCG’s first-ever team national crown. Nancy Porter coached the squad and future professional golfer Donna Horton White was on the squad. Since then, UNCG has enjoyed a number of successes. Five national titles in men’s soccer during the 1980s and a runner-up finish in women’s tennis. An unprecedented five-year move from Division III to Division II to Division I. A trip to the “Big Dance” - the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in just its fifth year of Division I status. Men’s soccer coach Michael Parker and women’s basketball coach Lynne Agee were the first to lead teams to the NCAA Tournament in all three divisions. A baseball squad built from scratch by Mike Gaski that made it to the NCAA Tournament in just its fifth season of play. A men’s soccer program that conquered all comers for two months to become the No. 1 team in the nation in 2004, the beginning of UNCG’s three straight NCAA Tournament Round of 16 appearances and four in five years. Kyle Hines, who became just the sixth player in college basketball history to record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 300 blocked shots in a career. Individuals like wrestler Dock Kelly, who overcame birth defects that left him without legs qualifying for the NCAA Championship. Students like Siggi Eyjolffson earned Academic All-American honors three times. ajor league pitcher Brian From major LS champion Alejandro Moehler to MLS GA star Becky Morgan, Moreno to LPGA lumni have gone on to Spartan alumni areers in sports. That successful careers ust limited to the playi aying ayi ng success isn’t just playing was field, either. The late Doug Hamiltonn was eers within MLS and play layed ed one of the pioneers played onship ons hip on the UNCG national champions championship 1980s 80s.. E y j o l f f s o n 80s teams of the 1980s. re turned t o his nd and is native Iceland op one of the top people in his native country’s s o c c e r federation, currently serving as their women’ss m national team head coach. Spartan ad athletics has had ries its success stories rs... over the years... and the best is yet to come.
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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 (40 overall; 28 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 Women’s Soccer – 2006 ++ Men’s Soccer – 2006 Men’s Soccer – 2008
Conference Reg. Season Titles (75 overall; 41 in NCAA Div. I) Men’s Tennis – 1974 Men’s Basketball – 1981 Men’s Tennis – 1981 Women’s Volleyball – 1981 Men’s Soccer – 1981 Women’s Basketball – 1982 Softball – 1982 Women’s Tennis – 1982 Women’s Volleyball – 1982 Women’s Basketball – 1983 Softball – 1983 Women’s Tennis – 1983
Women’s Volleyball – 1983 Men’s Soccer – 1983 Women’s Basketball – 1984 Softball – 1984 Men’s Tennis – 1984 Women’s Tennis – 1984 Women’s Volleyball – 1984 Men’s Soccer – 1984 Women’s Basketball – 1985 Women’s Tennis – 1985 Men’s Soccer – 1985 Men’s Tennis – 1986 Women’s Tennis – 1986 Men’s Soccer – 1986 Men’s Basketball – 1987 Women’s Basketball – 1987 Women’s Tennis – 1987 Men’s Soccer – 1987 Men’s Basketball – 1988 Women’s Basketball – 1988 Men’s Tennis – 1988 Women’s Tennis – 1988 Softball – 1993 Women’s Basketball – 1993 Men’s Soccer – 1993 Women’s Soccer – 1993 Women’s Basketball – 1994 Baseball – 1994 ** Men’s Soccer – 1994 Women’s Soccer – 1994 Men’s Basketball – 1995 Women’s Basketball – 1995 Softball – 1995 Men’s Soccer – 1995 Women’s Soccer – 1995 Volleyball – 1995 Men’s Basketball – 1996 Women’s Basketball – 1996 Softball – 1996 Men’s Soccer – 1996 Women’s Soccer – 1996 Softball – 1997 Baseball – 1997 Women’s Basketball – 1997 ** Women’s Soccer – 1997 ** Men’s Soccer - 1997 ** Women’s Basketball – 1998 ** Baseball – 1998 ** Women’s Soccer – 1998 ** Men’s Soccer – 1998 ** Women’s Basketball – 1999 ** Women’s Soccer – 2000 ** Men’s Tennis – 2001 ** Women’s Soccer – 2001 ** Women’s Basketball – 2002 ** Men’s Basketball – 2002 Men’s Soccer – 2004 ** Women’s Soccer – 2004 ** Men’s Soccer – 2005 ** Women’s Soccer – 2006 ** ++ Men’s Soccer – 2006 ** Women’s Soccer – 2007** Women’s Soccer – 2008** ** denotes officially recognized conference champion
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Published on Oct 4, 2010
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