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ECAC CHAMPIONS

Jessica Little ‘12

America East Champion 200 Breast ECAC Champion 400 IM

Lauren McCandless ‘14 2011 America East Rookie of the Year Two-Time ECAC Champion

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Nestled in New Hampshire’s seacoast region, the UNH campus offers a pleasing mix of classic and modern buldings and college greens that gradually gives way to 2,600 acres of woods, fields, and farms.

The University prides itself as being a Top-10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and The Princeton Review). The Whittemore School of Business and Economics was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans.

Students who choose UNH often do so because of the seemingly endless options offered through an accessible system of schools and colleges. UNH offers literally thousands of courses in more than 100 majors. UNH is one of the leading research schools on the East coast. A land-, sea- and space grant university, our University engages under graduates in the intellectual excitement of research.

The Wildcat sculpture, commissioned by the UNH alumni association, was created by Matthew Grey Palmer and is displayed on Main Street in front of the Whittemore Center and Memorial Field.


NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS Table of Contents About the University....................................... 3-4 Coaching Staff Josh Willman....................................................... 6-7 Jarrod Zwirko.......................................................... 8 Tory McKenna........................................................ 9 Jared Felker............................................................ 10 Support Staff.................................................. 12-17 Meet the Wildcats........................................ 19-38 History & Records........................................ 40-45 Contact info Media Relations..................... Anthony DeAngelis Phone.................................................. 603-862-3835 E-mail....................... anthony.deangelis@unh.edu Fax....................................................... 603-862-3839 Willman Phone................................. 603-862-3832 Willman E-Mail .............................................josh.willman@unh.edu Athletics Website .............................................www.unhwildcats.com

Quick Facts Founded..................................................................1866 Location................................................ Durham, N.H. Enrollment..........................................................14,492 Nickname....................................................... Wildcats Colors..................................................... Blue & White Pool............................................................ Swasey Pool Capacity....................................................................650 Length............................................................... 25-yard Affliation..................................................NCAA Div. I Conference.............................................America East President.................................. Dr. Mark Huddleston A.D. . .................................................... Marty Scarano Swim Coach...................................... Joshua Willman Year at UNH........................................................... 20th Assistant Coach....................................Jarrod Zwirko Diving Coach......................................Tory McKenna Vol. Assist. Coach....................................Jared Felker CREDITS: The 2011-12 University of New Hampshire swimming and diving media guide is a publication of the UNH Athletic Media & Public Relations office. Writing, editing and layout by Anthony DeAngelis using InDesign and Photoshop CS2. Action photos within the guide by Gregory Greene and Doug Kapustin. Campus photos were provided by UNH Photo Services. Special thanks to the swimming coaching staff for their assistance.

Senior Jessica Little - America East Champion 200 Breast & ECAC Champion 400 IM

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS The University of New Hampshire was originally founded as a land-grant college whose mission was to shape and educate citizenry among the state’s farmers, business people and engineers. Today, the University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university serving a growing undergraduate student body of about 14,000 and a graduate population of 3,000 in addition to 600 full-time faculty members, 92% of which have earned their doctorate degree. The university has grown into a top public research university occupying 2,600 acres of classic living and learning space, while still maintaining the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. UNH’s student to faculty ratio registers at 18:1 with 84% of its classes having 50 students or less.

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As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers, and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons Mills Hall and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts nearly 550 international students from more than 40 countries and boasts a population of students from 49 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agricultures, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University’s undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, Diversity Statement others, society, and the world. The University prides itself as being a top The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administra10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and tors, faculty, staff, and students. The The Princeton Review) and is among the top university prohibits discrimination on the 30 universities nationally in science research basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, funding from NASA. national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran UNH is home to the NASA-recognized status, or marital status. Space Science Center; the Institute for Study The University of New Hampshire is for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute Dimond Library committed to creating a more diverse comof Marine Science and Engineering. The munity, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the our mission of educational excellence.” This MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore diversity strengthens our ability to reach School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all a nationwide pool of business school deans. UNH also graduates students who attend top-notch graduate schools, faculty, staff, and students. including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Engineering at Stanford, and Medical school at Dartmouth, John Hopkins, and Harvard.

University of New Hampshire Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete. Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition. Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts. Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play. Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes.

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In the last few years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September of 2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added three outdoor artificial fields, Memorial Field, Bremner Field and Cowell Stadium. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, a new sound system, scoreboard and a brand new bleacher system in the summer of 2007. Most recently, UNH completed a renovation of the Paul Sweet Oval indoor track complete with a new state-of-the-art surface, improved lighting and an overall facelift. In addition to the incredible improvements of its athletic facilities, the University has upgraded and renovated a large part of its academic campus as well. Most recently, Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University also completed a $52 million renovation of Kinsbury Hall, adding 6,000 square feet Holloway Commons of student project space for students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as a $4.5 revamp of Hewitt Hall to expand the School of Health and Human Services. In addition, the new 120,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building, Rudman Hall and the Spaulding Life Sciences Renovation project now provide state-of-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a new science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. This revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. The University has also completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as the renovation of the Dimond Library. In November of 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Complex reached completion. The new Whittemore Center includes a state-of-the-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a new three-level recreational sports facility within the structure which had housed the old Snively Arena. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, Campus student life, or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and appreciaswasey pool tion of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff, and as a community. Jerry Azumah ‘99 Former NFL Pro Bowler, Chicago Bears Susan Blanchard Ryan ’89 Star of movie “Open Water” Andy Brickley ’82 Former NHL Player & Current Analyst, Boston Bruins (NESN) Karyn Bye ’94 1998 Olympic Gold, Ice Hockey Marcy Carsey ’66 Producer, Cosby Show & That 70’s Show



Distinguished Alumni Carlton Fisk ‘69 Hall of Fame Baseball Player Corey Graham ’07 NFL Player, Chicago Bears John Irving ’65 Author, “Cider House Rules”

Mike Minnigan ’78 Vice President, AOL Mark Mowers, ‘98 Former NHL Player, Boston Bruins Ron Noble ’79 Secretary General, Interpol Mike O’Malley ’92 Actor, “Glee”

Natalie Jacobson ‘65 Former News Anchor, WCVB-Boston Jason Krog, ‘99 AHL Player, Manitoba Moose

Peter Paul ’67 Owner, Paul Financial & Peter Paul Wines

Ty Conklin ’01 NHL Player, Detroit Red Wings

Kathryn Kross ’82 Producer, “ABC Nightline”

Robert Towse ’63 Senior Partner, Morgan Stanley

Gary DeStefano ’78 President, Nike Team Sports

Richard Linnehan ’80 NASA Astronaut

Jack Edwards ’79 Announcer, Boston Bruins (NESN)

Jackie MacMullan ’82 Journalist, ESPN & ESPN.com

Barbara Walsh ’81 Pulitzer-prize winner, Portland Press Herald

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COACHING STAFF

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joshua willman head coach miami ‘84 • 20th season A 1984 graduate of the University of Miami (Florida), head coach Joshua Willman began his coaching career just after graduation at the YMCA and USA Swimming level. As an established Age Group and Senior team coach, Willman cultivated nationally ranked swimmers, many of whom went on to world rankings. In 1991, Willman made the transition to the collegiate level at the University of New Hampshire. He first served as an assistant coach and was named head coach in 1992. Under his caring hand, UNH’s swimming and diving program has erupted to the forefront of New England swimming and has become one of the premiere college programs on the east coast, bursting onto the national scene recruiting top swimmers and divers from all over the world. A number of milestones in particular have marked UNH’s steady rise to the top. In 1995, Willman produced UNH’s firstever NCAA Division I qualifier, Denise Leckenby. Leckenby later went on to earn All-America honors in 1996 and placed eighth in the 200-freestyle as well as 11th in the 100-freestyle earning UNH enough points to finish 27th in the nation at the 1996 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Building on the successes of the mid-90’s, the Wildcats then won its first America East Team Title in 1997-1998 (with a record 832.5 points that still stands today) and then repeated as conference champions in 1998-1999. Beginning the new era in 2000, New Hampshire native and breaststroke standout Kristen Zeimetz was a finalist at the US Open and participated in the 2000 U.S. Olympic team trials. In 2003 the Wildcats won their first ECAC Championship team title and continued to place near the top at the America East Championships again winning back-to-back America East titles in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. New Hampshire also continued to qualify swimmers



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and in 2006 senior Shannon Daly and sophomore Kary Goodman both placed in the top 25 in the nation. UNH completed the 2006 season ranked eighth nationally in the mid-major Division I Polls. Most recently, the Wildcat women’s team won the ECAC Championships in 2011 for the second time in school history, this time by a 1.5 point margin coming down to the last event, the 400 Freestyle Relay which the Lady ‘Cats won in record setting time. This success has not gone unnoticed, as Willman has become the America East Conference’s most highly honored coach. He has been selected America East Coach of the Year ten times in the past 18 years (1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011) and ECAC Coach of the Year twice in 2003 and 2011. New Hampshire swimmers are the most highly decorated athletes in the conference winning 31 major conference awards including 20 Swimmers-of-the-Year (15 America East and five ECAC), three Rookies-of-the-Year, two Senior High Point Coaches Awards and five America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards. During Willman’s tenure, 329 swimmers have been crowned America East Champions and 98 ECAC Champions. Wildcat swimmers have broken school records over 221 times, and have set 73 America East records and 17 ECAC records. New Hampshire is consistently an Academic All America team and swimmers have earned NCAA Academic All-America honors, post-graduate scholarship awards and ranked as high as sixth nationally for grade-point-average. Coach Willman is a certified ASCA Level IV coach and has been a recipient of the ASCA Coaching Excellence Award.

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“The key to our success is developing the whole individual. The strong sense of team and bond we share fuels our efforts. We provide an excellent environment for our student-athletes and it is my hope that striving for excellence both in the pool and in the classroom will secure the foundation on which team members can go on to build a successful future.” (EAD#OACH*OSHUA7ILLMAN

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jarrod zwirko assistant coach new hampshire ‘04 • fourth season Jarrod Zwirko serves as recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, working with the middle-distance and distance freestyle group for the Wildcats. As recruiting coordinator, Zwirko is the main contact for recruits and identifies talented athletes and sets up official visits for potential student-athletes. A 2004 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Zwirko was a two-year captain for the Wildcats, specializing in middle-distance and still holds two UNH records for relays. As a student-athlete he was an 11time finalist at the America East Championships and was runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle in 2002, while also earning All-Conference honors twice. Zwirko also served as SAAC President as an undergraduate and was nominated for UNH Athlete of the Year twice. Upon completion of his eligibility, Zwirko entered the graduate program at UNH and earned his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. During this time, he served as the graduate assistant for the UNH swim team and was an integral part of the staff that twice earned Coaching Staff of the Year honors, after winning back-toback America East Championship titles. During his last season, UNH took two women to the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. After earning his Master’s degree, Zwirko joined the staff at the Williston Northampton School of western Massachusetts, his former prep school, in 2006. While at Williston, he served for two years as an English teacher and swim coach, helping the team win the New England Championships in the small school division. Returning to UNH as a full-time assistant in 2008, Zwirko has been a part of two America East Women’s Coaching Staffs of the Year (2010 and 2011).



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tory mckenna diving coach syracuse ‘07 • third season Tory McKenna enters her third season as the Wildcat’s Diving Coach. A two-time All-American and East National Championship qualifier in high school, McKenna earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. While diving for the Orange, she was a Big East finalist in the 3-meter dive and a Zone A Qualifier from 2005-2007. Additionally, she set the Syracuse 1-meter record and the Villanova pool record in 2005. McKenna double majored to receive a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, while graduating summa cum laud. Upon graduation from Syracuse University, McKenna came to New Hampshire and used her remaining year of eligibility to compete for the Wildcats as a graduate student. At the 2009 America East Championships, she placed third in the 1-meter dive and as a result was awarded the UNH swim team’s Coaches Award for her dedication, maturity and leadership qualities. McKenna earned her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from UNH in 2010, while conducting research for acquired brain injury patients. McKenna began her coaching career at the Westford Swim and Tennis Club in 2001 and currently works with the New Hampshire based U.S.A. Diving Club and Charles River Diving North, where two of her divers won state titles in Division I and II in 2009. McKenna is also currently working for Peoplefirst Rehab in Maine.

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jared felker volunteer assistant coach Virginia ‘00 • first season Jared Felker joins the New Hampshire swimming and diving staff for his first season as a volunteer assistant coach. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge of the sport to the program and works primarily with the sprint and stroke groups. The Yarmouth, Maine native brings extensive experience both as a former swimmer and current head coach of the Seacoast Swimming Association, which is one of New England’s premier swim clubs. As one of Maine’s top swimmers, Felker graduated from the Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania where he was a seven-time high school All-American. He went on to compete for the University of Virginia where he was a four-year varsity swimmer and team captain, earning All-ACC honors. Felker capped a stellar collegiate career as the 2000 ACC Champion in the 100 butterfly. He also competed in the 2000 US Olympic Trials in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle. Upon graduation and earning a BA in Sociology from Virginia, Felker got his start coaching at St. Catherine McAuley High School in Portland, Maine and shortly thereafter was named head coach of the Westbrook Seals Swim Club in Westbrook, Maine, coaching the squad from 2003-2011. In the summer of 2010, Felker was hired as the head coach of the Seacoast Swimming Association in Dover, N.H. In total, he has produced over 30 sectional qualifiers, four junior national qualifiers, and one senior national and Olympic trial qualifier.

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marty scarano University of New hampshire athletic director Marty Scarano is in the midst of his 11th year as Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with academics, facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. According to numbers released in 2010, UNH athletics ranks highest in the America East Conference, the Colonial Athletic Association and second nationally among all public institutions, trailing only the U.S. Naval Academy, for the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of its student athletes with a mark of 97 percent. Of its 20 current sport teams, 14 of them submitted perfect GSRs of 100 percent. UNH finished second in the America East Academic Cup this past season, achieving a 3.16 cumulative grade-point average, which surpassed the league record for highest GPA. There have been over $8.5 million in capitol improvements since his hiring in the summer of 2000. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano brought about the completion of the $2.15 million Reggie Atkins Track and Field Facility in the summer of 2000. The addition of a center-ice scoreboard and message board at the Whittemore Center was completed in 2001. In 2002, UNH athletics renovated Memorial Field along with the Bigglestone Plaza and Bremner Field on the former Upper Field. The two fields, which feature state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lighting, were built at a cost of $1.5 million apiece. In addition, construction was completed to enlarge and improve the women’s locker rooms in the UNH Field House. Two other major improvements to benefit UNH’s student-athletes have been the renovation of the Jerry Azumah Performance Center for Strength and Conditioning, which features state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, new offices and design, and a complete overhaul of the Student-Athlete Academic Center. Scarano and the University are also in the midst of the planning and fundraising for a multi-purpose outdoor facility. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, UNH has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department was host of highly-successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009, and Manchester will once again be the site of the Northeast Regionals in 2011. UNH has had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours in the Whittemore Center in 2002 and 2005. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley, as well as the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional, which took place at the Whittemore Center. This past season, men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, the men’s and women’s ski teams and gymnastics, as well as members of men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, all competed in the NCAA postseason. Because of these initiatives and accomplishments, UNH athletics has consistently been ranked in the top 90 programs among all Division I institutions in the battle for the NACDA Directors Cup, which is well ahead of nearly all of UNH’s conference opponents. This

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS past season, the Wildcats ranked 72nd out of more than 370 Division I schools with 260.50 points, which were the most in program history, the best in America East and placed the ‘Cats in the top five among FCS teams. UNH ranked behind only Villanova, Princeton, Cornell and Harvard in the FCS subdivision. In New England, the Wildcats finished fourth behind Boston College, Connecticut and Harvard. Scarano’s many accomplishments during his tenure have played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 Athletic Departments in the Country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings in March 2002. UNH’s graduation rate for athletes has maintained levels at or exceeding 90 percent, which puts it among the nation’s best in Division I. The men’s ice hockey team won the regular season Hockey East title in 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2010, and then advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2002 and 2003. The Wildcat women’s hockey team won the Hockey East Tournament Championship four straight seasons from 2006-09, which also included Frozen Four appearances in 2006 and 2008. The women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever EAGL title in 2003, when the event was hosted at the Whitt. The volleyball team won an America East crown in 2002 and 2003 and went on to the NCAA tournament in those same seasons. The field hockey team made the NCAA’s in 2000, while women’s lacrosse made “The Big Dance” in 2004 and again in 2008. UNH football returned to national prominence and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for parts of three seasons from 2005-07, made it to the NCAA FCS playoffs the last six years, including the quarterfinals five times in that span, and also won its fifth consecutive game against an FBS opponent in 2009. Additionally, 21 coaches have won 58 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for FCS football in the Northeast region. Scarano was also awarded the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year for the FCS. Scarano also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. The college’s athletic program excelled both in and out of the classroom under his supervision and six different athletic facilities received renovations, including the Schlessman Pool, Washburn Field, the Carle Weight Room and a new press box at Stewart Field. During his tenure, Colorado College was ranked among the top 20 Division III programs in the Sears Cup national standings and produced several All-Americans, all-academic award winners and NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipients. During Scarano’s tenure at Colorado College, the men’s ice hockey team became a regular at the NCAA men’s ice hockey championships. Prior to his stay in Colorado Springs, Scarano worked for 13 years at Colgate University, where he served as assistant director of athletics, director of physical education, associate director, and senior associate director. Scarano, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a 1978 graduate of Penn State University, where he started his athletic career as assistant ticket manager and the athletics events manager from 1980-83. Scarano holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental History from Colgate. He and his wife, Cydney, have two daughters, Lynden, a junior at UNH, and Corey, and a son, Kyle.

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mark huddleston University of New hampshire president Mark W. Huddleston became the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire in July 2007, bringing three decades of experience in public and private education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. Huddleston has been a strong advocate for increasing affordability and accessibility in higher education, and has argued that we need to rethink much of what we do to protect our core missions, and to ensure that higher education remains vital and financially sustainable in the 21st century. In February 2010, he presented a 10-year strategic plan for UNH, the result of an intensive collaboration between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the University’s wider communities. Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, the plan is helping to guide the University’s response to a historic state budget cut passed by the 2011 New Hampshire Legislature. “The strategic plan commits us to finding new ways to teach, learn, discover, create, and engage in the 21st century—and positions UNH to become a national leader in the redefinition of American higher education,” Huddleston says. Huddleston was raised in Syracuse, N.Y., and was the first member of his family ever to attend college. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York-Buffalo, and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He began his academic career at SUNY-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he served for the next 24 years. There, he chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. In 2001, he was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, overseeing 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and serving in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. An author of numerous books and articles, he has been a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an adviser in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Huddleston is chair of the Presidents Council of the America East Conference, an incorporator of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Speedway Children’s Charities. Huddleston and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS academics Athletic excellence is one-half the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire football players. The primary measure of achievement is the student-athlete’s success in the classroom. For the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 academic years, UNH was awarded the America East Academic Cup for recording the highest GPA in the conference. In both the Fall 2004 and Winter/Spring 2005 semesters, UNH placed the highest number of student-athletes on the America East Honor Roll; the University accomplished the feat again in Fall ‘06 and Fall ‘09. New Hampshire also boasts one of the top graduation rates in the country. UNH is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete’s ability to achieve academic excellence. Realizing the time commitment Joanne Cathy the players give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available M aldari Leach to Wildcat football players and all other student-athletes. This program includes the monitoring of academic progress and providing tutorial services, as well as interacting with the academic advisors within the various colleges. Serving as Student-Athlete Support Coordinator is Assistant Athletic Director Joanne Maldari, a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross who went on to earn her master’s degree in Athletic Counseling at Springfield College. She was recognized for her outstanding efforts at UNH by receiving the University’s 2001 Academic Advising Award. Before coming to Durham, Maldari served athletic counseling internships at Springfield and Central Connecticut State University. Cathy Leach begins her 10th season at the University of New Hampshire and her first as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support and Compliance. Leach has been working in Academic Support since joining the staff in 2003 and has also served as an assistant in the compliance department since 2004 helping with the day-to-day operations meeting NCAA compliance and certification. Leach returned to UNH athletics in 2001 as the tutoring coordinator for two years. Prior to her time in academic support, Leach worked in the UNH admissions office for 11 years. She also served as the interim women’s Athletic Director for one year (1989-1990). She also worked in the Wildcat Sports Information Office for three years beginning in 1985, marking her first job on UNH’s campus. Leach is a graduate of Springfield College with a degree in English/Sports Journalism.

student-athlete development Cathy Coakley enters her fourth year as UNH’s Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development. Coakley spearheads a comprehensive educational program to enhance the personal development and welfare of the University’s student-athletes. Coakley works with several other areas of student-athlete development, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), first-year student academic mentoring program, community service activities involving UNH student-athletes, and various other programs geared toward student-athletes. In addition, she has established – and will continue to establish – networks and act as a liaison with campus departments and constituencies. Coakley has an extensive career in both athletics and higher education. Most recently, she was an instructor of Sports Marketing, within the Kinesiology Department, at James Madison University and coordinated all practicum and internships required of Sport Management majors. In this position, Coakley taught personal and professional development as well as life skills to the students (including athletes) within the major. While at JMU, she served as Assistant Field Hockey coach from 2005-07 and helped guide the Dukes to the CAA championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2007. Prior to her tenure at JMU, Coakley worked in collegiate basketball. She started her collegiate coaching career at UNH as an assistant under Cecelia DeMarco from 1977-79. Coakley moved on to become head coach at Fordham University from 1979-84 and served as an assistant under Joy Malchodi at Northeastern University from 1996-2000. Coakley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science and her Master of Arts in Education Administration at UNH.

athletic administration & support staff

Dot Sheehan

Sr. Associate Athletic Director for External Relations

Heather Barber Athletics Faculty Representative

Steve Metcalf

Deputy Athletic Director

Diane Metcalf

Director of the Athletic Annual Fund

Donna Brownell

Associate Athletic Director for Finance/Director of Central Administration BSC

Jean Mitchell

Athletic Facilities Manager

Carrie Kimball

Associate Athletic Director for Events Management

Neal Lavoie

Equipment Manager

Amber Lilyestrom

Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Communications

Liz McAllister

Administrative Assistant for Swimming & Diving

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Nicole Ayer

Director of Ticketing

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS sports medicine Jon Dana has been involved with University of New Hampshire athletic program since 1984. He began his career as an assistant athletic trainer and was promoted to men’s head athletic trainer in 1987 and head athletic trainer for the entire program in 1989. In 2001, he was named UNH’s Director of Sports Medicine. In addition to overseeing operations and supervising the Sports Medicine staff, Dana works specifically with the football and ski teams. The Sports Medicine Department at the University of New Hampshire consists of eight full- and part-time certified and licensed athletic trainers. The department works out of two locations – the Field House and the Whittemore Center. Both athletic training rooms utilize currently Jon available modalities, including muscle stimulators, ultrasound, heat, cryotherapy, and hydrotherapy. D ana The Certified Athletic Trainer provides a myriad of services to the department and the student-athlete. These include, but are not limited to, initial injury assessment and management, emergency injury/illness management, referral to appropriate professionals, interface with associated physicians and others, rehabilitation, counseling, administrative duties, including insurance coordination, supervision of practices and games, development and implementation of emergency plans, as well as student athletic trainer supervision. The athletic training room is considered to be “a designated facility where comprehensive health care services are provided. Comprehensive health care services include practice and game preparation, injury/illness evaluation, first aid and emergency care, follow-up care, rehabilitation and related services.” (National Athletic Trainer’s Association Education Council). Dana is well respected in the athletic training field. His international experience includes: working at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with the U.S. Canoe/Kayak team; working for the USA Canoe/Kayak teams at the World Cup in Prague, Slovenia, Augsburg and Germany; working at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens; working for the U.S. Men’s Team Handball squad at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic; and working with the U.S. Track and Field Team at the Paralympics World Championships in Lille, France. Additionally, he has worked at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif., and at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Since 1980, Dana has worked as an athletic trainer at the Boston Marathon. Dana has been Team Captain of the Finish Line Medical Area since 1996. Dana has served as Drug Testing Site Coordinator and Head Athletic Trainer at various NCAA championship events, including men’s and women’s ice hockey, and skiing. Dana is certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is a licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In addition, Dana has a CPR Re-Certification and a Massachusetts Teacher Certification in physical education, health and science. A native of Uniondale, N.Y., Dana is a 1979 graduate of Northeastern University. He began his athletic training career at Brookline and Newton South High Schools in Massachusetts, and then was the head athletic trainer at Fitchburg State College from 1980-84.

Strength & Conditioning Paul Chapman enters his 11th year as the director of strength and conditioning at the University of New Hampshire and John Ciani is entering his ninth year with the UNH athletic department. After four years as an assistant coach in the University’s strength and conditioning office, Ciani was promoted to the position of Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning in 2006. Chapman and Ciani helped coordinate the building of the state-of-the-art Jerry Azumah Performance Center and both have been key in guiding UNH student-athletes to NCAA appearances in both women’s and men’s ice hockey, football, Paul John gymnastics, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, skiing and track and field. C hapman C iani Chapman is a member of the Collegiate Strength an Conditioning Coaches Association (strength and conditioning coach certified), USA Weightlifting (certified level 1 coach), the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he was the state director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in North Dakota from 1991-95. He has also authored four publications related to strength and conditioning and has trained and consulted several NFL, CFL and NHL athletes, and prospective athletes preparing for all-star games, bowl games and pre-draft testing. Prior to UNH, Chapman was the director of strength and conditioning for the University of North Dakota from 1992-2001 and served there on an interim basis during the 1991-92 season. His efforts were an integral part of a winning tradition at UND, as the football team was the Division II national champions in 2001, the men’s ice hockey team won a Division I national title in 2000 and 1997 and the women’s basketball team was the Division II national champion in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Chapman is a 1990 graduate of Dickinson State University in North Dakota with a B.S. degree in Biology. He then went on to earn at M.S. in Exercise Science from North Dakota in 1994. An outstanding college athlete, Chapman was inducted into the Dickinson State Athletic Hall of Fame for his efforts on the football field. He was a two-time AllAmerica First Team selection as well as an All-America Second Team honoree in his four-year playing career. Upon graduation, he was a fourth-round draft choice of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League. Ciani is responsible for the swimming and diving team and has been part of three America East titles and one ECAC Championship with the program. He is very passionate about his commitment to strength and conditioning, taking his wide range of experiences to come up with a distinct sport-specific training philosophy. In conjunction with the coaching staff, Ciani develops individualized training programs depending on the athlete’s initial evaluation, experience level and current athletic ability. Under Ciani’s program, improvement is not based on the weight on the bar, but rather how injury resistant the student-athlete is and his/her athletic performance. Strength and conditioning programs designed by Ciani utilize all facets of training, from conventional strength training and Olympic Weightlifting to simple conditioning and sport-specific metabolic runs that enhance the athlete’s abilities during competition. No single training style dominates the program; Ciani uses a combination of all training techniques for the total development of the student-athlete. Ciani, a native of the San Diego, Calif. area, came to UNH after a stint as assistant strength coach at the University of North Dakota. During his tenure at UND, Ciani worked primarily with the 2001 Division II national championship football team, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams. In 2000, he began his career at Long Beach State as a graduate assistant working with the perennial national power women’s volleyball team, where he trained many All-American and national team level volleyball players, including Misty May. Ciani received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Beach State and attended graduate school at both Long Beach State and the University of North Dakota.

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Casey Albert

senior • 5-8 • Breast/free hometown: Enfield, N.H. high school: lebanon major: Nutrition 2010-11: • Notched a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.54) against Siena (Oct. 16). • Took second place in the 1000-yard freestyle (1:06.62) versus Dartmouth (Jan. 22). • Swam a leg in a Wildcat relay team that claimed the top spot in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.60) against Maine (Feb. 4). • Earned second place in the 100-yard butterfly (59.54) versus Maine (Feb. 4). • Notched the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.77) against Maine (Feb. 4). • Took fourth place in the 100-yard breaststroke at the America East Championships with a time of 1:04.78. 2009-10: • Earned a fourth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the America East Championships. • Selected as the recipient of the Richard J. Hegerich Golden Goggle Award at the team’s annual awards banquet. Before UNH: Captain of swim team at Lebanon High School ... captain of Green Mountain Aquatics ... transferred from the University of Maryland.

ALBERT’S CAREER BEST TIMES 100 Breast:.............................................................................1:04.52 200 Breast:.............................................................................2:20.52 1000 Free:........................................................................... 10:37.64 1650 Free:........................................................................... 17:31.00

Personal: Born on Nov. 28, 1988 ... daughter of Dave and Laurie Albert ... majoring in Nutrition.

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jessica little

senior • 5-11 • Breast/IM hometown: Barrie, Ontario high school: barrie central major: exercise science Career Accolades: 2009 UNH Rookie of the Year ... 2009 America East Most Outstanding Rookie ... Named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 America East All-Conference Team ... Selected to the 2009 ECAC AllConference Team ... Named a CollegeSwimming. com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2011. 2010-11: • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team. • Named a CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major AllAmerica Honorable Mention • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that finished in first place in the 200-yard medley against Siena (Oct. 16). • Notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:22.43 versus Siena (Oct. 16). • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that finished in first place in the 200-yard medley (1:50.77) against Wagner (Oct. 17). LITTLE’S CAREER BEST TIMES • Broke the pool record with her first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:21.03) against Cen- 100 Breast:.............................................................................1:04.67 tral Connecticut State (Nov. 6). 200 Breast:.............................................................................2:15.50 • Claimed first place in the 200-yard IM, touching 200 IM:...................................................................................2:04.09 down at 2:10.48 versus Central Connecticut State 400 IM:...................................................................................4:24.19 (Nov. 6). • Notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:21.90 against Vermont (Dec. 5). • Took the top spot in the 200-yard backstroke (2:18.47) against Maine (Feb. 4). • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that claimed the top spot in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.60) versus Maine (Feb. 4). • Notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:15.50) against Maine (Feb. 4). • Claimed fourth place in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:04.43 at the conference championships. • Finished in fifth place in the 400-yard IM (4:23.91) at the America East Championships.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS • Took the top spot in the 200yard breaststroke, clocking in at 2:15.50, qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut at the conference championships. • Finished in second place in the 200-yard IM (2:04.30) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:15.86) at the ECAC Championships. • Claimed a first-place finish in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:23.19 at the ECAC Championships. 2009-10: • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team. • Claimed second place in the 200-yard individual medley at the America East Championships. • Took second place in the 400-yard individual medley at the America East Championships. • Little touched in at an NCAA provisional cut time of 2:16.70, garnering a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke. • Named a CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention. • Notched a third place finish in the 200-yard individual medley at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. • Helped the Wildcats capture a fifth place finish in the 400-yard medley relay at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. • Took fifth place in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. 2008-09: • Two time America East Swimmer of the Week • Finished 1st at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 Breast • Placed 2nd at the 2009 America East Championships in the 200 IM • Finished 3rd at the 2009 America East Championships in the 100 Breast • Placed 1st at the 2009 ECAC Championships in the 200 Breast • Finished 5th at the 2009 ECAC Championships in the 100 Breast • Named to the 2009 America East All-Conference Team • Selected to the 2009 ECAC All-Conference Team • 2009 America East Most Outstanding Rookie • 2009 UNH Rookie of the Year Before UNH: Jessica was one of Canada’s top breaststrokers having competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials, Canadian Nationals, the Grand Prix Trials and the Pan Pacific Trials. She ranked 3rd in the nation for 17 year olds in the 50M, 100M and 200M breaststroke and 9th in the 200 M IM. Swimming for Dean Henze and the Barrie Trojan Swim Club, Jess holds her club records in the 200 Breaststroke (LCM), the 200 Breaststroke (SCM) and 200 IM (SCM). A versatile and talented swimmer in many events, Little will continue New Hampshire’s tradition of producing some of the country’s top breaststrokers. Personal: Born on March 8, 1990 ... daughter of Laura Little ... majoring in Exercise Science.

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nicole poppas

senior • 5-5 • dive hometown: larchmont, n.y. high school: ursuline major: pre-med Career Acolades: Honored as the America East Diver of the Week (1/26/10). 2009-10: • Honored as the America East Diver of the Week (1/26), sweeping the diving events against conference rival Maine, leading the ‘Cats to a 179115 victory. 2008-09: • Two-time 2009 America East Consolation Finalist in the 1m and the 3m board BEFORE UNH: As a member of the Ursuline School’s swim team, Poppas has earned the Most Outstanding Diver Award, was a threetime New York State finalist and served as team captain in 2007. Additionally, Nicole dives for the New York Dive Club out of Fordham University for Coach Zhihua Hu. As a freshman, Poppas will be looked to score near the top In the America East Championships and work towards the NCAA Zone Meet.

POPPAS’ CAREER BEST scores 1-Meter Dive:........................................................................226.95 3-Meter Dive:........................................................................222.30

Personal: Born on July 6, 1990 ... daughter of Dix and Dorothy Poppas ... majoring in PreMed.

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junior • 6-1 • dive hometown: west hartford, conn. high school: conard major: kinesiology: athletic training Career Best Scores: 1-Meter Dive: 251.62 3-Meter Dive: 257.10 Career Accolades: Named to the America East All-Conference Team in 2010. 2010-11: • Took first place in the 1-meter dive with a score of 216.67 versus Siena (Oct. 16). • Claimed the top spot in the 1-meter dive (229.57) and 3-meter dive (217.19) against Central Connecticut State (Nov. 6). • Notched a second-place finish in the 3-meter dive with a mark of 232.04 versus Vermont (Dec. 5). • Finished in second in the 1-meter dive (238.50) against Dartmouth (Jan. 22). • Took first place in the 1-meter dive against Maine (Feb. 4) with a mark of 251.62. • Claimed first place in the 1-meter dive with a score of 432.20 at the America East Championships.

Pelletier’S CAREER BEST scores 100 Breast:..............................................................................251.62 200 Breast:..............................................................................257.10

2009-10: • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team. Before UNH: An All-State, All-Conference and All-Academic selection all four years at Concord High School ... Holds both diving records at Corcord High ... Was the 2005 Class L champion ... Swam for the River City West club team. Personal: Born on February 7, 1991 in Hartford, Conn. ... daughter of Tim and Liz Pelletier ... majoring in Athletic Training.

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shelli reed

junior • 5-4 • free/fly hometown: hollister, calif. high school: san benito major: NUTRITION Career Accolades: Selected to the America East All-Conference Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Honored as the America East Swimmer of the Week (12/8/09). 2010-11: • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team. • Earned first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (24.27) and the 100-yard freestyle (53.01) versus Siena (Oct. 16). • Took the top spots in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.92) and 200-yard freestyle (1:52.69) against Wagner (Oct. 17). • Helped the ‘Cats break the pool record in the 400-yard medley relay with a mark of 3:58.02 against Central Connecticut State (Nov. 6). • Notched first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (24.81) and 100-yard freestyle (52.90) versus Central Connecticut State (Nov. 6). • Took first place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.33 against Rhode Island (Nov. 13). • Finished in first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.87) against Boston University (Jan. REED’S CAREER BEST TIMES 17). 50 Free:......................................................................................23.57 • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that 100 Free:....................................................................................50.92 took first place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.60) versus Maine (Feb. 4). 100 Fly:......................................................................................57.23 • Notched a pair of second-place finishes in 200 Free:.................................................................................1:50.25 the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.25) and 100yard free (50.92) at the America East Championships. • Helped the ‘Cats claim first place in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:19.79 at the conference championships. • Took part in the Wildcat relay team that took second place in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:25.94) at the America East Championships. • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that claimed first place, set a school, pool and conference record, while also qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut in the 200-yard medley relay (1:41.70) at the America East Championships.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that took fourth place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:35.85) at the America East Championships. • Finished in fifth place in the 50-yard free with a time of 23.70 at the conference championships. • Took part in the Wildcat relay team that set a school record and took second place in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.10) at the ECAC Championships. • Notched third-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (23.74) and 200-yard freestyle (1:50.30) at the ECAC Championships. • Finished in first place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.07 at the ECAC Championships. • Took part in the Wildcat relay team that claimed first place, set a school, conference and ECAC record, while also qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut in the 400yard freestyle relay (3:23.65) at the ECAC Championships. • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that set an ECAC record and claimed first place in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:28.31) at the ECAC Championships. • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that finished in first place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:42.97) at the ECAC Championships. 2009-10: • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team. • Named the team’s Rookie of the Year at the team’s annual awards banquet. • Contributed to a first place finish in a pool record time of 1 minute and 47.32 seconds in the 200-yard medley relay against Dartmouth (Feb. 3). • Set a new pool, America East and UNH record in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7 minutes and 21.11 seconds at the America East Championships. • Helped set a pool and an America East championship record with a time of 1:42.24 in the 200-yard medley relay, which qualified as an NCAA provisional cut at the America East Championships. • Propelled UNH to a record-setting first-place finish in the 400-yard medley (3:44.72) relay at the America East Championships. • Led UNH to a second place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay in an NCAA provisional time of 3:24.08 at the America East Championships. • Honored as the America East Swimmer of the Week (12/8), capturing three titles to propel the Wildcats to a 152-148 victory over the University of Vermont in their first conference meet of the year. • Helped the Wildcats capture a fifth place finish in the 400-yard medley relay at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. • Led the Wildcats to a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. • Propelled UNH to a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. • Contributed to a fifth place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. Before UNH: Freshman Female Athlete of the Year ... Team MVP during her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year at San Benito High School ... member of the San Benito Aquatics club team. Personal: Born on August 21, 1991 ... daughter of Jeff and Debbie Reed ... majoring in Nutrition.

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JANE TIGHE

junior • 5-7 • free hometown: WINDHAM, N.H. high school: BISHOP GUERTIN major: kinesiology: sport studies Collegiate Accolades: Selected as the recipient of the 2011 Richard J. Hegerich Golden Goggle Award at the team’s annual awards banquet. 2010-11: • Selected as the recipient of the Richard J. Hegerich Golden Goggle Award at the team’s annual awards banquet. Before UNH: Captain of swim team at Bishop Guertin High School for three years ... three time NHIAA Medalist ... two-time Nashua Telegraph Winter All-Star ... three-time New England Regional Championship qualifier. Personal: Born on January 30, 1991 ... daughter of John and Donna Tighe ... a Kinesiology: Sport Studies major.

TIGHE’S CAREER BEST TIMES 50 Free:......................................................................................25.91 100 Free:....................................................................................54.89 200 Free:.................................................................................1:59.81

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junior • 5-7 • free/fly hometown: orlando, fla. high school: lake highland prep major: psychology Career Accolades: Named to the America East All-Conference Team in 2010 and 2011. 2010-11: • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team. • Claimed second-place finishes in the 200yard butterfly (2:12.34) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:12.73) versus Siena (Oct. 16). • Took second place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.05 against Rhode Island (Nov. 13). • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that finished in second place in the 400-yard medley (4:01.27) versus Dartmouth (Jan. 22). • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that claimed first place, set a school and conference record, while also qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:19.79) at the America East Championships. • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that set an ECAC record and claimed first place in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:28.31) at the ECAC Championships. • Finished in fifth place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.88 at the ECAC Championships. 2009-10: • Set a new pool, America East and UNH record in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7 minutes and 21.11 seconds at the America East Championships. • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team.

Tribou’S CAREER BEST TIMES 200 Fly:...................................................................................2:05.13 200 Free:.................................................................................1:51.30 500 Free:.................................................................................4:58.51 1650 Free:........................................................................... 17:15.86

Before UNH: Swam at Lake Highland Prep ... was a state qualifier and finalist in 200 Free, 500 Free. Personal: Born on April 18, 1991 in Orlando, Fla. ... daughter of Larkin and Jennifer Tribou ... majoring in Psychology.

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GRACE BORCHERS

SOPHOMORE • 5-2 • FLY hometown: EVANSTON, ILL. high school: EVANSTON TOWNSHIP major: PSYCHOLOGY & NUTRITION Before UNH: Transfer from the University of Iowa ... All-state in the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 medley relay as a senior at Evanston Township High School ... state record holder and champion in the medley relay in 2007, swimming the butterfly leg ... earned all-state honors in the 100 back and 200 IM in 2006 ... All-American each of the last three years ... team MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... earned Margaret A. Bourne award for Outstanding Female Athlete in 2007 ... holds Evanston Township freshman, sophomore and varsity relay records. Personal: Born June 14, 1990 ... daughter of Brad and Aya Borchers ... majoring in Psychology and Nutrition.

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SOPHOMORE • 5-7 • free/BACK hometown: WOODSTOCK, NEW BRUNSWICK high school: HARBORD COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE major: NUTRITION 2010-11: • Took first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.29) against Siena (Oct. 16). • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that finished first in the 200-yard medley (1:50.77) against Wagner (Oct. 17). • Notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.46) versus Rhode Island (Nov. 13). • Earned the top spot in the 200-yard IM versus Boston University (Jan. 17), touching down at 2:08.32. • Took fourth place in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:06.81. • Took part in the Wildcat relay team that claimed first place, set a school, conference and ECAC record, while also qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:23.65) at the ECAC Championships. Before UNH: A member of the swim team at Harbord Collegiate Institute ... particpated in the Olympic trials ... ranked sixth among Candian 17-year olds in the 200 back ... earned the Ontario Iron Swimmer Award in back-toback years (2008 and 2009) ... competed at Pan Pac trials in 2010.

BULL’S CAREER BEST TIMES 200 Back:................................................................................2:03.90 200 IM:...................................................................................2:06.01 400 IM:...................................................................................4:29.14

Personal: Born December 8, 1992 in Woodstock, New Brunswick ... daughter of Keith and Jane Bull ... majoring in Nutrition.

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BERNADETTE BYRNE SOPHOMORE • 5-8 • free/FLY hometown: BRAINTREE, MASS. high school: BRAINTREE major: MATH EDUCATION

Before UNH: A member of the swim team at Braintree High School ... YMCA National Qualifier ... Sectional Qualifier ... Braintree High School Record Holder and MVP ... Bay State Conference Champion ... four-time Bay State All-Star. Personal: Born April 9, 1992 ... daughter of Charles and Jane Byrne ... majoring in Math Education.

BYRNE’S CAREER BEST TIMES 200 Free:.................................................................................1:57.77 500 Free:.................................................................................5:14.44 1650 Free:........................................................................... 17:55.33

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katie keefer

sophomore • 5-6 • free/back hometown: waynesboro, pa. high school: waynesboro major: history 2010-11: • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that broke the UNH pool record in the 400-yard medley (3:58.02) versus Wagner (Oct. 17). • Took second place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.62 against Rhode Island (Nov. 13). Before UNH: A member of the Waynesboro High School swim team ... a five-time record holder for the Little Giants ... three-time team MVP at Waynesboro ... a four-time club record holder for SMAC swimming ... district and regional record holder ... Virginia AA-A State Champ ... garnered All-American consideration. Personal: Born February 12, 1992 in Waynesboro, Virginia ... daughter of Warren and Ann Keefer ... majoring in History.

keefer’S CAREER BEST TIMES 200 Back:................................................................................2:06.30 200 Free:.................................................................................1:53.32 500 Free:.................................................................................5:08.19

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lizzy magnavita

sophomore • 5-6 • breast hometown: glastonbury, conn. high school: glastonbury major: psychology 2010-11: • Took second place in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:28.37 versus Siena (Oct. 16). • Notched a second-place finish in the 100yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.22 versus Central Connecticut State (Nov. 6). • Claimed second place in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.32) against Vermont (Dec. 5). Before UNH: A member of the swim team at Glastonbury High School ... three-time AllAmerican ... named All-State three times ... a record holder in the breast at Glastonbury ... a member of the Glastonbury USA swim team. Personal: Born May 7, 1992 in Hartford, Connecticut ... daughter of Jeffrey and Anne Magnavita ... majoring in Psychology.

magnavita’S CAREER BEST TIMES 100 Breast:.............................................................................1:06.62 200 Breast:.............................................................................2:25.76

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lauren mccandless

sophomore • 5-7 • free/fly hometown: macungie, pa. high school: emmaus major: cellular/molecular biology Collegiate Accolades: Earned the 2011 America East Rookie of the Year ... 2011 UNH Team Rookie of the Year ... Named to the 2011 America East All-Conference Team ... Named a CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention in 2011. 2010-11: • Selected to the America East All-Conference Team. • Named a CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention. • Swam a leg in the Wildcat relay team that took first place in the 200-yard medley versus Siena (Oct. 16). • Notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.54) and 500-yard freestyle (5:03.69) against Siena (Oct. 16). • Broke a 15-year-old pool record in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Wagner (Oct. 17), clocking in at 10:18.08. MCcandless’ CAREER BEST TIMES • Claimed first place in the 100-yard butterfly 200 Fly:...................................................................................2:01.19 (59.59) against Wagner (Oct. 17). 500 Free:.................................................................................4:52.87 • Took first place in the 1000-yard freestyle 1000 Free:........................................................................... 10:00.97 (10:26.95) and 200-yard butterfly (2:07.64) 1650 Free:........................................................................... 16:35.31 versus Central Connecticut State (Nov. 6). • Earned first place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.37) and 500-yard freestyle (5:03.68) against Rhode Island (Nov. 13). • Took the top spot in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.23 versus Vermont (Dec. 5). • Finished in first place in the 200-yard butterfly against Boston University (Jan. 17), timing in at 2:04.88. • Swam a leg in a Wildcat relay team that finished in first place in the 400-yard medley (3:56.52) against Dartmouth (Jan. 22).

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nicole anderson

freshman • 5-9 • free/back hometown: dover, n.h. high school: phillips exeter academy major: english literature Before UNH: Nicole Anderson was a member of the Phillips Exeter Academy swim team and the Seacoast Swimming Association ... she is fresh off an MVP season in which she placed 4th in the 100-yard back and 6th in the 200-yard free at the New England Prep School Swimming Championships ... additionally, her 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays both finished in second place at the meet ... while competing for SSA, Anderson qualified for the New England Open, as well as the Southern Zone Speedo Champions Series. Personal: Born on April 5, 1993 in Dover, N.H. ... daughter of Steve and Joan Anderson ... majoring in English Literature.

kyle bonus

freshman • 5-3 • dive hometown: philadelpia, pa. high school: william penn charter major: Environmental Conservation Before UNH: Kyle Bonus competed on the William Penn Charter High School swim team ... she also dove with Centennial Aquatics, qualifying for the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships ... Bonus earned All-Inter-academic honors each year and was selected as the Swimming/Diving MVP during her junior campaign. Personal: Born on October 4, 1992 in Lafayette Hill, Pa. ... daughter of Joe and Robin Bonus ... majoring in Environmental Conservation.

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oneida cooper

freshman • 5-7 • butterfly/im/free/back hometown: johannesburg, south africa high school: st. andrews school for girls major: psychology Before UNH: Oneida Cooper was a member of the Bishop Bavin Seals and Vineyards club teams along with her high school, the St. Andrews School for Girls ... she was nationally ranked in South Africa with substantial international experience ... in 2010 she competed in the Mare Nostrum Series in Spain and France, the Youth Olympics in Singapore and another invitational meet in Italy ... Cooper was invited to the All-African Junior Championships in Mauritius in 2009 and the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India in 2008 ... additionally, she represented S.A. at the Sub-Saharan International in Namibia, the S.A. Age-Group Nationals and the S.A. Open Senior Nationals. Cooper is a versatile swimmer who can score in any number of events. Personal: Born on March 1, 1993 in South Africa ... daughter of Sathasivan Cooper and Carol Wilson ... majoring in Psychology.

emily magnavita

freshman • 5-8 • free hometown: south glastonbury, conn. high school: glastonbury major: Biology Before UNH: Emily Magnavita was a four-time school record holder at Glastonbury High ... she also swims for Charter Oak Aquatics where she has qualified for Age Groups, Connecticut Opens and Sectionals. Personal: Born on October 4, 1992 ... majoring in Biology.

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katie mann

freshman • 5-9 • breast/im/back hometown: prince george, b.c. high school: duchess park secondary major: english Before UNH: A nationally ranked breaststroker/IMer from Prince George, B.C., is coming off a stint with the Prince George Barracuda Swim Club where she was recently inducted into the sports hall of fame ... Mann was the 2010 British Columbia Provincial Champion in the 200 breast and the 400 IM and at the 2010 Western Canadian Championships she earned bronze in the 200 breast and placed 6th in both the 200 and 400 IM ... most recently she placed 5th at the Paul Bergen International in the 400 IM and 8th in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes ... Mann has also qualified for the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials, 2009 Canadian World Trials, 2010 Senior Summer Nationals and 2011 Canadian World Trials. Personal: Born on Feb. 21, 1993 in Prince George, B.C. ... daughter of Daryl and Susan Mann ... majoring in English.

adria morales

freshman • 5-5 • fly/back hometown: canyon country, calif. high school: canyon major: undeclared Before UNH: Adria Morales was a member of Canyon High School and Class Aquatics swim teams ... during her stint with CHS she earned MVP honors and was a relay All-American ... Morales also qualified for a host of meets including; Junior Nationals, the Janet Evans Invitational, and the Speedo Grand Prix Series ... Additionally, because of her dual citizenship she has had the opportunity to compete in the Mexico National Olympiad and the North American Challenge Cup. Personal: Born on Oct. 4, 1993 in Canyon Country, Calif. ... daughter of Gerardo and Kelly Morales ... undeclared major.

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megan suffel

freshman • 5-5 • fly/free hometown: cornwall, ontario high school: la citadelle major: civil engineering Before UNH: Megan Suffel was a member of the Cornwall Sea Lions club swimming team ... during her time with the Sea Lions she collected Swimmer of the Year honors in 2008 and 2009 ... Suffel has qualified for Senior Nationals in three events and was a three-time finalist at Age Group Nationals as a junior ... she also qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials, 2009 World Trials and the 2010 Pan Pacific Trials. Personal: Born on Feb. 15, 1993 in Cornwall, Ontario ... daughter of James and Joanne Suffel ... majoring in Civil Engineering.

kathryn violette freshman • 5-8 • fly hometown: portland, maine high school: westbrook major: nutrition

Before UNH: A member of the Westbrook High School swim team and the Westbrook Seals club team ... the two-time captain earned team MVP honors in 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... she was also a nominee for Swimmer of the Year, was selected as the recipient of the Harold Paulson and Dennis Connolly Award, while also earning performer of the meet honors at the SMAA Southwestern Championships ... was an All-State selection, All-Star Meet qualifier, sectional qualifier and school record holder during her senior season ... as a junior she was an All-State Selection, All-Star meet qualifier and sectional qualifier ... during her freshman campaign she was an All-State selection ... for her club team the Seals, Violette qualified for Eastern Zones, Speedo Southern Sectionals, Speedo Southern Zone Sectionals and New England Championships. Personal: Born on Aug. 16, 1992 in Portland Maine ... daughter of James and Diana Violette ... majoring in Nutrition.

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HISTORY & RECORDS

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS America East Conference Swimmers of the Year

1996 Denise Leckenby & Jeremy Hutchinson 1996 Denise Leckenby & Ian Smith 1997 Denise Leckenby & Frank Reeves 1998 Denise Leckenby 1999 Kristen Zeimetz & Ian Smith 2000 Brian Lucey 2003 Shannon Daly 2005 Melissa Lague 2006 Kary Goodman 2007 Kary Goodman 2008 Amy Perrault (Rookie of the Year) 2009 Jessica Little (Rookie of the Year) 2010 Amy Perrault 2011 Lauren McCandless (Rookie of the Year)

America East Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year 1993 1994 1996 1998 1996

Mike Dix Dan Bailey Denise Leckenby Denise Leckenby Kristin Latourelle

ECAC Swimmers of the Year

1996 1998 2004 2006 2011

Denise Leckenby Denise Leckenby Shannon Daly Kary Goodman Amy Perrault

“The Key to our success is developing the whole individual. The strong sense of team and bond we share fuels our efforts. We provide an excellent environment for our student-athletes and it is my hope that striving for excellence both in the pool and in the classroom will secure the foundation on which team members can go on to build a successful future.” - Head Coach Joshua Willman

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AMY PERRAULT ‘11

AMERICA EAST SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2010 AMERICA EAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2008 ECAC SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2011 17 TIME AMERICA EAST CHAMPION 7 TIME ECAC CHAMPION

SHANNON DALY ‘06

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPANT AMERICA EAST SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2003 ECAC SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2004 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA 2006 8 TIME AMERICA EAST CHAMPION 7 TIME ECAC CHAMPION

ELITE ‘CATS KRISTEN ZEIMETZ ‘02

US OLYMPIC TRIALS PARTICIPANT 2000 US OPEN FINALIST 2000 AMERICA EAST SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 1999 7 TIME AMERICA EAST CHAMPION 5 TIME ECAC CHAMPION

MELISSA LAGUE ‘05

AMERICA EAST SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2005 6 TIME AMERICA EAST CHAMPION ECAC CHAMPION

KARY GOODMAN ‘08

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPANT AMERICA EAST SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2006 & 2007 ECAC SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2006 6 TIME AMERICA EAST CHAMPION 2TIME ECAC CHAMPION

DENISE LECKENBY ‘98

NCAA DIVISION I ALL AMERICAN 1996 WORLD RANKED 800 FREESTYLE RELAY 4 TIME NAC SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 1995-1998 2 TIME ECAC SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 1996 & 1998 2 TIME UNH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1995 & 1997 12 TIME AMERICA EAST CHAMPION 12 TIME ECAC CHAMPION

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Year

Name

Event

Time

2010-11 Amy Perrault 200 IM/200 Back 2:01.99*/1:57.98* Allison Nahin 100 Breast 1:02.48* Jessica Little 200 Breast 2:15.50 Lauren McCandless 1650 Free 16:39.20* Amy Perrault, Allison Nahin, Lauren McCandless, Shelli Reed 200 Medley Relay 1:41.70* Amy Perrault, Allison Nahin, Lauren McCandless, Kiersten Wollenzien 400 Medley Relay 3:43.89* Amy Perrault, Shelli Reed, Sydney Tribou, Kiersten Wollenzien 800 Free Relay 7:19.79* 2009-10 Allison Nahin 100 Breast 1:03:16 Amy Perrault 100 Back/200 Back/200 Medley 54:74^/1:58:59*/2:02:71 Jessica Little 200 Breast 2:16:70 Perrault, Nahin, Reed, Morrell 200 Medley Relay 1:42:24^ Perrault,Nahin,Reed,Morrell 400 Medley Relay 3:44:72* Perrault, Tribou, Reed, Wollenzien 800 Freestyle Relay 7:21:11* 2008-09 Jesse Ellisalcaide 50 Free/100 Free 23.25*/50.17^ Allison Nahin 100 Breast 1:03.94 Jessica Little 200 Breast 2:16.59 Amy Perrault 100 Back/200 Back 55.15+/ 2:00.08 Perrault, Nahin, Kanellas, Ellisalcaide 200 Medley Relay/400 Medley Relay 1:42.24*/3:46.62* 2007-08 Amy Perrault 100 Back 56.11 Mattie Fowler 400 IM 4:29.03 Perrault, Tartaglia, Goodman, Petchonka 200 Medley Relay 1:44.68* 2006-07 Kary Goodman 100 Fly/100 Back/200 Fly 55.40/56.51/2:02.18 Goodman, Yuen, Petchonka, Maloney 200 Medley Relay 1:45.30 2005-06 Shannon Daly 100 Breast/200 Breast/200 IM 1:03.38*/2:14.85*/2:02.28* Kary Goodman 100 Back/200 Back/200 Fly 56.02*/1:59.12*/2:00.92 Deanna Petchonka 100 Fly 57.42 S. Daly, B. Daly, Goodman, Maloney 800 Free Relay 7:30.70* Goodman, Tartaglia, Petchonka, S. Daly 200 Medley Relay 1:45.21* Goodman, Tartaglia, Petchonka, S. Daly 400 Medley Relay 3:49.26* 2004-05 Melissa Lague 100 Back/200 Back/200 IM 57.67/2:01.52/2:04.83* Shannon Daly 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:05.21/2:19.77 M. Lague, S. Daly, McDonough, Paul 200 Free Relay 1:36.32 M. Lague, S. Daly, McDonough, Paul 400 Free Relay 3:29.34 S. Daly, Paul, McDonough, B. Daly 800 Free Relay 7:37.92 M. Lague, Tartaglia, Dowell, Paul 200 Medley Relay 1:47.01 M. Lague, S. Daly, Goodman, McDonough 400 Medley Relay 3:51.53 2003-04 Shannon Daly 500 Free 4:58.94* Melissa Lague 100 Back 56.12* 2002-03 Shannon Daly 200 Free/500 Free/200 Breast 1:51.73/4:59.46*/2:18.96 Jamie Crowley 50 Free 23.78 Kristen Nardozzi 1650 Free/400 IM 17:17.25/4:28.60 Melissa Lague 200 Back/200 IM 2:00.06*/2:06.24 Crowley, S. Daly, Paul, Nardozzi 200 Free Relay 1:36.47 Nardozzi, M. Lague, Paul, S. Daly 800 Free Relay 7:38.01* 2001-02 Kristen Nardozzi 400 IM 4:26.35* Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:03.68*/2:19.12 Michelle Groff 200 Back 2:04.64* Groff, Zeimetz, Fish, Paul 200 Medley Relay 1:47.24* Groff, Zeimetz, Fish, Nardozzi 400 Medley Relay 3:51.25* 2000-01 Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1:04.56/2:20.26

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Time

1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1991-92

Kristen Nardozzi Nardozzi, Zeimetz, Fish, Prentiss Kristin Latourelle Kristen Zeimetz Latourelle, Denton, Rock, Woynerowski Michelle Frechette Kristen Zeimetz Kristin Latourelle Latourelle, Sullivan, Scroggin, Denton Denise Leckenby Melissa Frechette Jessica Lague Kristin Latourelle Julie Denton Leckenby, Prentiss, Sullivan, Frechette Frechette, Denton, Lague, Leckenby Lague, Prentiss, P. Sullivan, Leckenby Latourelle, P. Sullivan, Lague, Leckenby Denise Leckenby Kristin Latourelle Lague, Latourelle, P. Sullivan, Leckenby Latourelle, P. Sullivan, Lague, Leckenby Denise Leckenby Leckenby, G. Sullivan, J. Sullivan, Berry G. Sullivan, Cassidy, Leckenby, Berry P. Sullivan, Ambuehl, Calderone, Leckenby Denise Leckenby Lauren Calderone Kate Shaughnessy Leckenby, Calderone, Shaughnessy, Berry G. Sullivan, Shaughnessy, Berry, Leckenby Lauren Calderone Shannon Doherty

400 IM 400 Medley Relay 200 IM/400 IM 200 Breast 800 Free Relay 100 Back 100 Breast/200 Breast 200 IM/400 IM/200 Fly 800 Free Relay 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 200 Back 100 Back 200 IM/400 IM 200 Breast 200 Free Relay 400 Medley Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 100 Free/200 Free/500 Free 200 IM/400 IM 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 400 Medley Relay 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 400 IM 200 Fly 200 Medley Relay 800 Free Relay 400 IM 100 Back/200 Back/400 IM

4:27.69* 3:54.19 2:07.32/4:29.75 2:17.92 7:46.38 59.75 1:03.69*/2:16.60* 2:05.92/4:28.35*/2:07.19 7:46.14 23.45/50.58*/1:50.03 2:07.94 59.21* 2:08.83/4:32.43 2:23.49* 1:36.69* 3:52.31* 3:31.47* 7:47.14 51.66/1:50.89/5:02.69 2:07.78/4:30.39* 3:33.75 7:43.35* 23.42*/50.66*/1:48.74* 3:33.85 7:48.18 3:59.21 23.71*/51.00*/1:50.80* 4:34.44 2:08.85 1:51.19 7:45.07 4:36.44 59.45/2:07.12/4:35.5

BOLD denotes America East Swimmer of the Year ^ 2009-10 Record set during prelims (1:42:06) + 2008-09 Record set during prelims (49.97) * Denotes Conference Record Setting Swim ^ 2009-10 Record set during prelims (54:67) + 2008-09 Record set during prelims (55.14)

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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS ecac CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Year

Name

Event

2010-11 Amy Perrault 200 IM/100 Back/200 Back Jessica Little 400 IM Lauren McCandless 200 Fly/1650 Free Shelli Reed 100 Free Amy Perrault, Allison Nahin, Lauren McCandless, Shelli Reed 400 Medley Relay Amy Perrault, Shelli Reed, Jenna Bull, Kiersten Wollenzien 400 Free Relay Amy Perrault, Sydney Tribou, Kiersten Wollenzien, Shelli Reed 800 Free Relay Amy Perrault, Allison Nahin, Lauren McCandless, Shelli Reed 200 Medley Relay 2008-09 Jessie Ellisalcaide 50 Free/100 Free Jessica Little 200 Breast 2007-08 Perrault, Nahin, Petchonka, Wollenzien 400 Medley Relay 2006-07 Kary Goodman 100 Fly 2005-06 Shannon Daly 50 Free/200 Free Kary Goodman 100 Fly/200 Fly Goodman, S. Daly, Petchonka, Dowell 400 Medley Relay 2004-05 Shannon Daly 200 Breast S. Daly, Dowell, Lague, Paul 400 Free Relay B. Daly, S. Daly, McDonough, Goodman 800 Free Relay Goodman, Tartaglia, Dowell, Lague 200 Medley Relay Lague, Tartaglia, Dowell, S. Daly 400 Medley Relay 2003-04 Shannon Daly 200 Free/500 Free/200 Breast Melissa Lague 100 Back Harvey, Lague, Paul, S. Daly 200 Free Relay S. Daly, Paul, Crawford, Hamer 800 Free Relay 2002-03 Shannon Daly 200 Breast Lague, Crowley, Fish, Paul 200 Medley Relay S. Daly, Crowley, Paul, Nardozzi 400 Free Relay Nardozzi, Paul, Lague, S. Daly 800 Free Relay 2000-01 Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1999-00 Kristen Zeimetz 200 Breast 1998-99 Kristen Zeimetz 100 Breast/200 Breast 1997-98 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free Leckenby, P. Sullivan, Frechette, Prentiss 200 Free Relay P. Sullivan, Leckenby, Latourelle, J. Lague 400 Free Relay Frechette, Denton, J. Lague, Leckenby 400 Medley Relay 1996-97 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 1995-96 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free 1994-95 Denise Leckenby 50 Free/100 Free/200 Free BOLD denotes ECAC Swimmer of the Year * Denotes Conference Record Setting Swim

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Time 2:01.99/1:57.98/1:58.91* 4:23.91 2:01.84/16:39.20 50.92 3:47.24* 3:23.65* 7:28.21* --23.38/ 50.47 2:18.52 3:52.45 56.25 24.48/1:51/84 55.93/1:59.81* 3:53.7 2:26.81 3:28.80 7:42.30 1:46.36 3:39.26 1:53.27/5:00.85/2:20.50 56.76 1:37.06 7:45.43 2:18.12 1:46.84 3:29.25 7:37.05 1:04.05/2:19.78 2:19.19 1:03.55*/2:17.49 23.03*/49.82*/1:50.09 1:37.17 3:31.38 3:53.12* 23.75/50.77*/1:51.09 23.62*/50.74*/1:50.36 24.02/50.84*/1:49.62*


NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS records Event

UNH

Swasey Pool

America East

Freestyle 50-yard Leckenby Thompson, DHS Morrell, UNH 23.03 1998 23.21 1990 23.07 2010 100-yard Leckenby Thompson, BSC Ellisalcaide, UNH 49.82 1998 50.23 2004 49.97 2009 200-yard Leckenby Tucker-Mohl, ORHS Clark, UVM 1:48.33 1998 1:51.01 1995 1:47.51 2009 500-yard McCandless Tucker-Mohl, ORHS Clark, UVM 4:52.87 2011 4:52.88 1996 4:49.04 2009 1000-yard McCandless Wollenzien, UNH n/a 10:00.97 2011 10:15.53 1995 1650-yard McCandless Tucker-Mohl, SSA McCandless, UNH 16:35.97 2011 17:01.81 1995 16:35.97 2011 Backstroke 100-yard Perrault Lague, UNH Perrault, UNH 54.34 2011 56.76 2005 54.34 2011 200-yard Perrault Lague, UNH Perrault, UNH 1:57.98 2011 2:02.83 2005 1:57.98 2011 Breaststroke 100-yard Nahin Nahin, UNH Nahin, UNH 1:02.48 2011 1:03.53 2010 1:02.48 2011 200-yard S. Daly Daly, UNH Daly, UNH 2:14.85 2006 2:18.53 2006 2:14.85 2006 Fly 100-yard Perrault Thompson, BSC Munday, BU 54.71 2011 53.73 2004 53.83 2010 200-yard Goodman Schmitz, BU Qu, Bing 1:59.81 2006 2:05.78 2010 1:59.86 2002 IM 200-yard Perrault Tucker-Mohl, ORHS Perrault, UNH 2:01.91 2011 2:05.16 1996 2:01.91 2011 400-yard Fowler McCann, BC Schmitz, BU 4:22.09 2009 4:28.09 4:17.32 2010 Free Relays 200-yard Reed, Perrault UNH BU Nahin, Wollenzien 1:38.80 2002 1:21:12 2010 1:35.10 2011 400-yard Perrault, Bull, BU BU Reed, Wollenzien 3:31.21 2010 3:23.53 2010 3:23.65 2011 800-yard Perrault, Tribou, UNH UNH Reed, Wollenzien 7:50.39 2009 7:19.79 2011 7:19.79 2011 Medley Relays 200-yard Perrault, Nahin, BU UNH Reed, McCandless 1:44.63 2010 1:41.70 2011 1:41.70 2011 400-yard Perrault, Nahin, UNH UNH McCandless, Wollenzien 3:57.11 2000 3:43.89 2011 3:43.89 2011 Diving 1-Meter Dege Golle, BU Peterson, NU 273.98 2007 329.77 2002 440.95 1998 3-Meter Dege Golle, BU Waresmith, BU 288.45 2007 344.40 2002 575.60 2009

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ECAC Leckenby, UNH 23.03 1998 Leckenby, UNH 49.82 1998 Bown, Pittsburgh 1:49.58 2005 Bowman, G. Wash. 4:50.22 1994 n/a Bowman, G. Wash. 16:34.43 1994 Hendrick, E. Carolina 55.86 2001 Perrault, UNH 1:58.91 2011 Crowley, Cent. Conn. 1:02.61 2006 Clemens, PSU 2:13.65 2008 Hart, Wagner 54.36 2009 Modrov, Rider 1:59.12 2006

Modrov, Rider 2:03.22 2009 Modrov, Rider 4:17.40 2009 Rider 1:35.37 2009 UNH 3:23.65 2011 UNH 7:28.31 2011 Penn State 1:42.56 2006 UNH 3:47.24 2011

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.%7(!-03()2%2%')/. Amtrak’s Downeaster, with a station located on campus, is a great way to travel to Boston or Portland. As a passenger, you’ll enjoy overlooking miles of scenic landscape along the way.

Less than a two-hour drive north is the White Mountain region of New Hampshire, which offers numerous skiing and hiking opportunities. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast.

The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is located to the north. The crown jewel of the region is Lake Winnipesaukee, which is one of the largest lakes in the Northeast. Countless recreational activities exist on the many lakes in the area.

The University itself is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Historic Portsmouth Harbor, less than 10 miles from UNH, offers many shopping and fine dining opportunities, while Hampton Beach, to the south, is a popular vacation spot.

Ocean, mountains, sandy beaches and charming port cities are all within a short drive.

Just an hour south of the campus is Boston, the cultural “hub” of New England. There, visitors can enjoy a baseball game at historic Fenway Park, visit Quincy Market or walk the Freedom Trail, which features many of the sites where early American history was made.


2011-12 SCHEDULE October 15 23

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@ Siena College @ Harvard University

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5 p.m. TBA

Thur-Sat. @ James E Martin Aquatic Center NCAA Championships

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