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Swimming & Diving

2012-2013

Swimming & Diving

WARD MCNULT Y J.B. EASLEY


2012-13 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Pool...................................... HPER Center Natatorium Capacity............................................................................300 National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President........................................... Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. Alma Mater.................Loyola University New Orleans, 1986 Athletics Director...........................................Garnett Purnell Alma Mater....................................................Cheyney, 1973 Athletics Phone............................................. (937) 327-6450

Coaching Staff

Head Coach......................................................Natalie Koukis Alma Mater......................................... Ohio Wesleyan, 1998 E-mail............................................. nkoukis@wittenberg.edu Assistant Coach............................................Joni Williamson Assistant Coach/Head Diving Coach................... Jim Smith Assistant Coach.....................................Daneen Maughmer Swimming & Diving Office............................ (937) 327-6446 Athletic Trainer................................................. Ellen Crosbie Assistant Athletic Trainer.............................Greg Schneider Assistant Athletic Trainer............................... Molly Hopkins

Swimming & Diving History

Men’s First Year.........................................................1937-38 Women’s First Year...................................................1977-78 All-Time NCAA Championships Appearances Men....................................................................................14 (1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) Women..............................................................................20 (1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Last NCAA Championships Appearance.....................2012 Result..............................................................................44th (13th 200 Medley Relay, 26th 200 Freestyle Relay, 17th 400 Medley Relay, 23rd 100 Breaststroke, 30th 100 Backstroke)

JAMES DUMSTORF

Men’s Team Information

2011-12 Dual-Meet Record............................................ 6-4-1 2011-12 NCAC Finish........................................................7th

Women’s Team Information

2011-12 Dual-Meet Record................................................9-2 2011-12 NCAC Finish........................................................5th 2011-12 All-Americans..................... 200 Medley Relay, 13th .Sarah Wilson, Molly Gustafson, Keaton Hannon, Ward McNulty

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SARAH WILSON

CREDITS: 2012-13 Team Viewbook designed by John Strawn ‘07, assistant director of sports information Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04


Coaching Staff

Head Coach Natalie Koukis

Natalie Koukis was chosen as head coach of the Wittenberg men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in July 2004. Koukis has continued to elevate the program while competing in the extremely competitive North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). The Tiger women have finished as high as third place behind perennial conference and NCAA Division III title contenders Kenyon College and Denison University. The men’s program has also moved up to the third place position and has consistently finished in the top four in recent years. During that time, Koukis has led numerous student-athletes to All-America, Academic All-America and All-NCAC honors. Koukis garnered NCAC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year honors in 2006, followed by NCAC Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year honors in 2008 after leading the teams to their best conference finishes in more than a decade. Koukis came to Wittenberg after two years as head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach, director of aquatics and instructor of physical education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. During her time at WPI, Koukis led both the men’s and women’s teams to their highest finishes ever in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. More than a dozen swimmers received special recognition, including four All-New England, five all-conference and eight academic all-conference designations. In addition, the teams set more than 20 new school records in her two seasons. Koukis was a good fit for the position since she is no stranger to the state of Ohio or the North Coast Athletic Conference. A native of Delaware, Ohio, Koukis was a two-year letterwinner at Ohio Wesleyan University after transferring from George Washington University. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s studies. She also minored in sociology. After graduation, Koukis served as an assistant men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at her alma mater from 1999 to 2001. In addition, she was the head assistant coach of the Delaware U.S. Club Team between 1997 and 2001. Prior to her arrival at WPI, Koukis served as assistant women’s swim coach at Ithaca College in 2001-02, where she also served as an instructor of physical education. She also worked at Ithaca with Sport Psychology Professor Greg Shelley as a teaching and research assistant. She graduated from Ithaca in 2002 with a master’s degree in exercise and sport science, with a concentration in sport psychology. Koukis resides in Springfield with her husband, John Derr, and their daughters, Penelope and Lola.

Assistant Coach Joni Williamson Joni Williamson joined the Tiger swimming and diving coaching staff prior to the 2011-12 season. Williamson served as the head coach of the Dayton Dolphins Swim Club in 2010 and 2011, devising workouts, developing policies and handling all aspects of competition. For three years before that, she served as an assistant coach in the Dayton Raiders Swim Club. During that time, the club had a junior national champion and record-holder, three Olympic trial qualifiers and two Ohio high school state champions. A six-time masters national champion, Williamson started her coaching career as an assistant at Ohio University during the 2003-04 school year. The women’s team placed second in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), while the men took fourth as two swimmers earned NCAA B cut qualifying times and 11 student-athletes were named first- or second-team all-conference. Williamson swam at the University of Evansville, where she earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors three times in her four years. Williamson previously served as athletics promotions director at Wright State University. While there, Williamson graduated from the yearlong NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females. She also worked as compliance coordinator and event and facility operations assistant at Washington State University, and she completed an internship with the NCAA in membership services. Williamson spent three years working for the Greene County Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she served as the organization’s sports sales manager. While there, she became a Certified Sports Event Executive through the National Association of Sports Commissions. Williamson earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Evansville and her master’s in recreation and sport science from Ohio University. She resides in Dayton with her husband, Andy, and son, Cooper.

Assistant Coach Daneen Maughmer

Diving Coach Jim Smith

Daneen Maughmer joined the Tigers in 2004 as the assistant men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach. She brings several years of swimming experience to the program after holding positions as the head swim coach in the Newport-Mesa School District and also working with the well-recognized Irvine Novaquatics Club Team in California. Maughmer earned a bachelor’s in education from Urbana University and a bachelor’s in Physical Education, with a specialization in aquatics, from California State University. Maughmer, a teacher at nearby Covenant Children’s Academy, resides in Springfield with her husband and two children, Sage and Sawyer.

James Smith joined the Tiger coaching staff in 2004 as the head diving coach. Smith brings years of diving experience to the team after coaching several club athletes to individual and team success. He was also an accomplished participant in the sport with two state championships and one runner-up title in his AAU diving career. At Wittenberg, Smith guided Courtney Roth to NCAC Diver of the Year honors in 2004 and 2006, and coached 2004 NCAC Diver of the Year Cody Nicely and Megan Shubitowski to All-NCAC honors in 2005 and 2008 respectively, and was named 2008-09 NCAC Diving Coach of the Year. Smith resides in Springfield and owns At Your Service Remodeling Inc.

2012-2013 SWIMMING & DIVING


CAMPUS Wittenberg’s stunning 95-acre, rolling, wooded terrain is situated in the heart of Springfield, Ohio. An impressive blend of traditional European classicism and contemporary architecture is abundant amongst the 26 buildings throughout campus.

The University

ADMISSION Wittenberg consistently selects academically strong students. Of entering freshman, approximately 65 percent graduated in the top fifth of their high school classes. Each new class combines National Merit Scholars, Ohio Academic scholars and Lutheran Scholars. STUDENTS What strikes most people when they visit Wittenberg is the genuine friendliness and welcoming nature of the campus and its residents. There are more than 1,950 full-time students currently enrolled, representing more than 37 states and approximately 23 foreign countries; 45 percent of students are male, 55 percent are female. FACULTY Wittenberg’s 195 outstanding classroom instructors all consider students their top priority. With an average class size of 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, Wittenberg faculty and students have numerous opportunities for meaningful interaction both in and out of the classroom. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Wittenberg has more than 60 majors, minors and special programs from which to choose. Among these majors are such outstanding interdisciplinary programs as East Asian Studies, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology.

MYERS HALL OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES Wittenberg encourages off-campus opportunities that complement the classroom experience: pursuing an internship, studying abroad, and getting involved in the community through volunteer programs and community service. STUDENT LIFE More than 150 campus organizations offer opportunities not only to have fun, but to gain management and leadership experience while at Wittenberg. These include 11 national fraternities and sororities, the Outdoors Club, WUSO radio station, Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Student Senate, Pre-Health Club and many more. ATHLETICS Wittenberg enjoys a long-standing reputation as an athletics powerhouse, fielding winning teams in many different sports. Wittenberg competes annually against the best competition that NCAA Division III has to offer. The athletics department offers 23 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women.

THE HOLLOW

RESIDENTIAL LIFE Wittenberg students live on campus in residence halls their first two years. Upperclassmen may choose to stay in the residence halls or move into Wittenberg’s campus housing, which includes apartments, houses and fraternity and sorority houses. FINANCIAL AID More than 98 percent of students are awarded financial aid at Wittenberg, thanks to the generosity and loyal support of more than 26,000 living alumni.

WEAVER CHAPEL


Athletics Facilities

ROSENCRANS FITNESS CENTER

HPER CENTER NATATORIUM

Wittenberg Athletics Facilities The Wittenberg athletic facilities, a unique blend of old and new, provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational and fitness activities. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) is the centerpiece of athletic activity. The main unit can be converted to three full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts or three tennis courts. It seats 3,000 spectators for intercollegiate athletic events, and 4,300 for concerts and other public events. A second unit houses six raquetball courts with an upper balcony for instruction and a 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a spectator viewing area. An athletic training room, locker rooms and team rooms are also located in the HPERC, which connects to the Wittenberg Field House, home of the Tigers since 1929, which houses offices and a state-of-the-art weight training facility. A 4,622-square-foot extension off the front of the HPERC opened in August 2005. The Bob Rosencrans Hall of Honor Fitness Center includes a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular equipment.

PAM EVANS SMITH ARENA

Edwards-Maurer Field and Earl F. Morris Track were renovated in 2005. EdwardsMaurer Field has a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface and Earl F. Morris Track is a 400-meter track outfitted with a similarly cutting-edge surface. The entire complex is lighted, and also serves as home to the Tiger football, track, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The David and Georgianna Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 lighted tennis courts with a Dynaflex surface. Six of the courts are lighted, including two sunken center courts with space for seating. Situated a few blocks from campus are Bill Edwards Field, which offers playing and practice fields, and Betty Dillahunt field, home of the Tiger softball team. Less than two miles from campus Carleton Davidson Stadium, which opened in 2004, is the home of Tiger baseball. Owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Carleton Davidson Stadium has seating capacity of 1,061, nearly half of which is under cover, a media center, locker rooms with showers and secured storage.

EDWARDS-MAURER FIELD

CARLETON DAVIDSON STADIUM

2012-2013 SWIMMING & DIVING


SCHEDULE/RESULTS

MEN WOMEN 10/22 NCAC Relays 6th of 7 3rd of 6 10/28 at Ohio Wesleyan W, 154-82 W, 177-57 10/29 WOOSTER W, 151-88 W, 138-93 11/5 DEPAUW L, 116-178 W, 152-46 11/12 at Transylvania W, 93-35 W, 76-55 11/12 vs. Wilmington W, 95-37 W, 109-23 11/18 OHIO NORTHERN L, 71.5-171.5 W, 152-89 11/19 at Oberlin W, 132-107 W, 152-82 12/3 at DePauw Invitational 2nd of 8 2nd of 8 1/6 at Wisc.-Milwaukee NS NS 1/13 DENISON L, 90-201 L, 104-191 1/14 at Hiram W, 147-49 W, 147-84 1/21 at Centre T, 111.5-111.5 W, 114-104 1/28 at Kenyon L, 88-147 L, 95-135 2/10 at Kenyon Last Chance NS NS 2/16-18 at NCAC Champs. 7th of 10 5th of 9 3/21-24 NCAA Div. III Championships: 44th 13th 200 Medley Relay, 26th 200 Freestyle Relay, 17th 400 Medley Relay, 23rd 100 Breaststroke, 30th 100 Backstroke

2011-12 Season

A.J. BURT SCHOOL RECORDS

School Records: 50 Freestyle - Ward McNulty, 24.33 100 Butterfly - Keaton Hannon, 57.57 100 Backstroke - Sarah Wilson, 57.32 200 Free Relay - McNicholl, Lee, McNulty, Tsivitse, 1:37.56 400 Free Relay - Lee, McNicholl, McNulty, Tsivitse, 3:36.79 200 Medley Relay - Wilson, Gustafson, Hannon, McNulty, 1:46.09 400 Medley Relay - Wilson, Gustafson, Hannon, Tsivitse, 3:54.08

POSTSEASON AWARDS

All-NCAC: W 200 Medley Relay - Wilson, Gustafson, Hannon, McNulty W 400 Medley Relay - Wilson, Gustafson, Hannon, Tsivitse All-America: Honorable Mention - 200 Medley Relay, 13th Place Sarah Wilson, Molly Gustafson, Keaton Hannon, Ward McNulty

JANE TSIVITSE

In 2011-2012, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won 3 North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in volleyball, men’s golf and men’s basketball • Finished in the top 5 in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 12 of 23 sports • Finished 4th in the final standings for the NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned 7 NCAC Player/Performer of the Year trophies • Earned 3 NCAC Coach of the Year trophies • Placed 84 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 14 student-athletes on all-region teams and 11 on All-America teams • Earned 3 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District awards and 2 Academic All-America awards • Finished 50th in the NACDA Director’s Cup (all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by 6 teams


2012-13 Season 2012-13 Swimming & Diving Schedule Date Opponent

Time

10/20

at Kenyon/Denison Relays

10/27

at Wooster

1 p.m.

11/2

OHIO WESLEYAN

6 p.m.

11/3

at DePauw

3 p.m.

11/10

at Wilmington/vs. Transylvania

1 p.m.

11/16

at Ohio Northern

6 p.m.

11/17

OBERLIN

3 p.m.

MOLLY GUSTAFSON

11/30-12/1 at DePauw/Rose-Hulman Invitational 1/11

at Denison

6 p.m.

1/12

HIRAM

1 p.m.

1/19

CENTRE

1 p.m.

2/2

at Kenyon

1 p.m.

2/13-16

at NCAC Championships

3/20-23

at NCAA Division III Championships

* NCAC Match

To schedule a home meet visit, contact Coach Koukis at nkoukis@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6446

KATIE REED

NORTH COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

2012-2013 SWIMMING & DIVING


Statement of Responsibility for Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Wittenberg Athletics Philosophy

Student-athletes are primarily responsible for balancing academics and athletics. However, recognizing the pressure that studentathletes face from competing time demands placed upon them by both professors and coaches, we establish the following statement of responsibility. The statement assumes that the student’s primary responsibility is to academic coursework and that practice sessions are always subordinate to class attendance. Students should work with advisers to schedule courses so that practices and contests are not in conflict with academic courses. Student-athletes are expected to contact professors in advance in order to resolve conflicts between class attendance and participation in athletic contests. It is recommended that student-athletes miss not more than four sessions of any class in a semester for regular season athletic contests. Permission of a Faculty Athletic Representative is required before additional excused absences will be permitted. Coaches will, as necessary, establish and maintain communications with the professors of team athletes regarding academic progress. Professors should feel free to contact coaches regarding the academic responsibilities of student-athletes.

The Wittenberg Athletic Department is an integral part of the university that strives to achieve the same standards of excellence that exist within various academic disciplines at the university. Further, the athletic department embraces the concept that the student-athletes are first and foremost students, possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body. Wittenberg University is committed to the principles and practices of amateurism, student-athlete welfare, gender equity, sportsmanship and fair play, cultural diversity and overall athletics excellence, and this commitment shall reflect in every aspect of the athletics departmental operations.

The North Coast Athletic Conference and Wittenberg University work together to encourage good sportsmanship on the court, on the field and in the stands. The Wittenberg Athletics Department expects all competitors and spectators to help maintain an open, accepting and competitive environment in order to promote positive, enjoyable experiences for all involved with Division III athletics.

2012-13 Wittenberg Swimming & Diving Team Viewbook  

2012-13 Wittenberg Swimming & Diving Team Viewbook

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