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2013-2014

Golf

Golf

BEN HOGENKAMP NICOLE WAERS


2013-14 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Courses.................................Springfield Country Club Windy Knoll Golf Club National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President........................................... Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. Alma Mater.................Loyola University New Orleans, 1986 Interim Athletics Director.............................. Dr. Jeff Ankrom Alma Mater...................................................Otterbein, 1978 Athletics Phone............................................. (937) 327-6450

Coaching Staff

Head Coach........................................................... Jeff Roope Alma Mater.......................................... Bowling Green, 1993 E-mail............................................... jroope@wittenberg.edu Assistant Coach..................................................Andy Bonar Alma Mater................................................ Wittenberg, 2005 E-mail.............................................. abonar@wittenberg.edu Golf Office...................................................... (937) 327-6463 Athletic Trainer................................................. Ellen Crosbie Assistant Athletic Trainer.............................Greg Schneider Assistant Athletic Trainer............................... Molly Hopkins

Men’s Golf History

First Year (Varsity)........................1949 (records begin 1975) NCAA Tournament Appearances......................................20 Last NCAA Tournament Appearance............................2013 National Finish......................................................13th of 41

DAVID WET TERICH

Men’s Team Information

2012-13 NCAC Finish........................................................1st Letterwinners Returning......................................................9 Alex Andrews, John Chaney, Sam Geise, Ben Hogenkamp, J.P. Holliday, Jack Uecker, David Wetterich, Jared Wissinger, Tyler Yaple

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................2 Craig Osterbrock, Bradley Shepherd

Starters Returning................................................................4 Alex Andrews, Sam Geise, Ben Hogenkamp, David Wetterich

Starters Lost.........................................................................1 Craig Osterbrock

Women’s Golf History

First Year (Varsity)..........................................................2003 NCAA Tournament Appearances........................................0 Last NCAA Tournament Appearance.............................. N/A Result...............................................................................N/A

Women’s Team Information

2012-13 NCAC Finish.......................................................2nd Letterwinners Returning......................................................7

Savannah Fox, Allie Lawwill, Deanna Mychalishyn, Maggie Smith, Rachel Steiner, Nicole Waers, Carolyn Wong

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................1 Miranda Petit

Starters Returning................................................................5 Allie Lawwill, Deanna Mychalishyn, Maggie Smith, Nicole Waers, Carolyn Wong

Starters Lost.........................................................................0

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www.facebook.com/wittenbergathletics CREDITS: 2013-14 Team Viewbook designed by John Strawn ‘07, associate director of sports information Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04, Jason Roberts and Russell Kramer


Coaching Staff Head Coach Jeff Roope Jeff Roope was named head coach of both the men’s and women’s golf programs in July 2007 after four years as a women’s golf assistant coach at nearby Otterbein College. Almost immediately, Roope turned both Tiger teams into perennial contenders for conference championships and NCAA Division III Tournament bids. The men made big strides in his first two years, moving up quickly from fourth place in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), and both teams have re-written the school record books for team and individual scoring. The breakthrough took place in 2010, starting a four-year run atop the NCAC for the men’s team. Wittenberg advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournaments in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, finishing sixth, 21st, seventh and 13th, respectively. Roope has been named NCAC Men’s Golf Coach of the Year following each of the last four seasons. Tiger players won the NCAC’s Bob Nye Award as the conference’s individual medalist four straight years, with Craig Osterbrock becoming the program’s first AllAmerican in nearly 20 years with back-to-back awards in 2010 and 2011, followed by David Wetterich in 2012 and Alex Andrews in 2013. Roope’s selection as the 2012-13 Great Lakes Region Women’s Coach of the Year is the latest recognition of a quick ascent for the Tiger women in the same time period, ranking in the top 25 nationally at the conclusion of three straight seasons, starting in 2010-11. Roope guided the team to a second-place finish in the first-ever NCAC Championship to conclude the 2010-11 campaign and a third-place finish behind two of the top 13 teams in the national rankings in 2011-12 before again taking runner-up honors in 2012-13 and earning a national ranking as high as seventh. During Roope’s time at Otterbein, the Cardinals won three Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) championships, capped in 2006 when all five golfers

finished in the individual top 10 to earn All-OAC honors. Otterbein women’s golf won 19 team titles and recorded 18 individual titles in tournament play over the last four years, and Cardinal players earned 17 all-conference honors in that span. Prior to joining the Cardinals, Roope served as girls’ golf coach at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. His teams won back-to-back Mid-Ohio Girl’s Golf League (MOGGL) championships, and he was honored as the league’s Coach of the Year in 2002. In addition to coaching, he previously worked as an assistant tournament director with the Florida State Golf Association and as an assistant caddiemaster at famed Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, site of the Professional Golf Association’s (PGA) annual Memorial Tournament. Roope has successfully completed the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf School and the PGA of America’s Playing Ability Test, required for certification as a teaching professional. Roope is a former chair of the Great Lakes Regional Advisory Committee to the NCAA Division III men’s golf selection committee, and he successfully completed his third PGA/USGA rules of golf school in 2012. In 2011, he was named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Board of Directors, where he is currently serving his second consecutive term as the Division III representative. He is a member of the NCAA Women’s Great Lakes Regional Advisory Committee, GCAA All-America selection committee, WGCA awards committee, and chair of the GCAA Great Lakes All-Region advisory committee. Roope also competes as an amateur golfer in local and regional events. He has posted several top finishes in recent years, including a Top 10 finish in the 2008 Franklin County Amateur Championship. A native of Grove City, Ohio, Roope earned a degree in sport management from Bowling Green State University in 1993 and a master’s degree in sport education from Ashland University in 2006. He resides in Columbus with his wife, Nicole, and their daughter, Madeline.

Assistant Coach Andy Bonar Wittenberg golf alumnus Andy Bonar, class of 2005, returns to his alma mater to step in as an assistant golf coach for the first time in 2007-08. After a tremendous collegiate golf career in which he earned all-conference designations every year, Bonar will assist Head Coach Jeff Roope in running both the men’s and women’s teams. An all-conference golfer in both high school and college, Bonar served as team captain his junior and senior years as a Tiger. After earning an All-

Great Lakes Region selection his final year in the Red & White, Bonar graduated from Wittenberg with a degree in mathematics and education. He is also a former champion of the Clark County Matchplay Championship and the stroke-play Springfield City-Am. Currently, Bonar resides in Dayton, Ohio, with his wife, Audrey, and teaches math at Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio.

Head Coaching Ledger Name Dave Maurer Bill Edwards Bob Rosencrans Ron Murphy Milton Lewis Jim Kincaid Chris Wilberding

Year(s) 1968, 1985-92 1971-72 1973-77, 1979-84, 1992-95 1977-78 1995-96 1997-98 1997-99

Name Year(s) Brett Steele 1999-2000 J.J. Searls 2000-02 Scott Isphording 2002-03 Garnett Purnell (Men) 2003-07 Pat Clouse (Women) 2003-07 Jeff Roope 2007-Present

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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

SPRINGFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

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 Georgiana Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 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.

HPER CENTER NATATORIUM

EDWARDS-MAURER FIELD

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9/8-9 9/15-16 10/1-2 10/6-7 10/14-16 3/7 3/25-26 4/5-6 4/20-21 4/27-28 5/4-5 5/14-17

Transylvania Fall Invitational 2nd of 17 Denison Fall Invitational 1st of 9 Ohio Wesleyan Gordin Classic 1st of 12 ROSENCRANS-MAURER INVITATIONAL 5th of 15 Golfweek Div. III Fall Invitational 16th of 18 THE MEMBERS INVITATIONAL 1st of 3 The West Cup (La Verne) 3rd of 15 Illinois Wesleyan Invitational 3rd of 26 The Nye Intercollegiate (Wooster) 1st of 16 NCAC Championship #1 (Denison) 1st of 10 NCAC Championship #2 (Ohio Wesleyan) 1st of 10 NCAA Div. III Championships (Methodist) 13th of 41

2012-13 Season

North Coast Athletic Conference SERIES CHAMPIONS

MEN’S SCHEDULE/RESULTS

WOMEN’S SCHEDULE/RESULTS

9/8-9 9/15-16 9/22-23 10/7-8 10/13-14 3/4-5 3/23 4/6-7 4/13-14 4/27-28 5/4-5

Denison Fall Invitational 1st of 11 Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic 3rd of 22 DePauw Small College Classic 2nd of 11 Southern Shootout (Birmingham Southern) 7th of 22 PAT CLOUSE INVITATIONAL 1st of 15 Lady Pirate Invitational (Armstrong Atl.) 11th of 13 Mount Union Spring Invitational 1st of 9 Washington-St. Louis Spring Invitational 7th of 20 Illinois Wesleyan Spring Fling 4th of 16 NCAC Championship #1 (Denison) 2nd of 7 NCAC Championship #2 (Ohio Wesleyan) 3rd of 7

T YLER YAPLE

POSTSEASON AWARDS

NCAC Men’s Coach of the Year - Jeff Roope Great Lakes Region Women’s Coach of the Year - Jeff Roope All-NCAC First Team - Alex Andrews, Sam Geise, Maggie Smith Bob Nye Award (Men’s Championship Medalist) - Alex Andrews Dick Gordin Award (Men’s Player of the Year) - Alex Andrews Second Team - Allie Lawwill, Nicole Waers, David Wetterich PING Great Lakes All-Region First Team - Alex Andrews, David Wetterich, Ben Hogenkamp PING All-America Second Team - Alex Andrews NGCA/GCAA All-American Scholars Ben Hogenkamp, Allie Lawwill, Craig Osterbrock, Nicole Waers, Carolyn Wong

DEANNA MYCHALISHYN

In 2012-2013, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won 4 North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in football, women’s soccer, volleyball and men’s golf. • Finished in the top 5 in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 16 of 23 sports • Finished 4th in the final standings for the NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned 8 NCAC Player of the Year trophies • Earned 2 NCAC Coach of the Year trophies and 1 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year trophy • Placed 90 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 18 student-athletes on all-region teams and 6 on All-America teams • Earned 3 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District awards • Finished 91st in the NACDA Director’s Cup (NCAA Division III all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by 4 teams


2013-14 Season 2013-14 Men’s Golf Schedule 9/7-8

Transylvania Fall Invitational

9/15-16

Rhodes Fall Collegiate Classic

9/22-23

NCAA Championship Preview Invitational (Guilford)

9/30-10/1 The Gordin Classic (Ohio Wesleyan) 10/12-13

DePauw Small College Classic

3/10-11

Taylor Made-Adidas Intercollegiate

3/24-25

The West Cup (La Verne)

4/5-6

Strimer Memorial Invitational (Ohio Wesleyan)

4/12-13

Ted Barclay Spring Invitational (Denison)

4/26-27

NCAC Championship Series No. 1 (DePauw)

5/3-4

NCAC Championship Series No. 2 (Wabash)

5/13-16

NCAA Division III Championship (Guilford)

MAGGIE SMITH

2013-14 Women’s Golf Schedule 8/31-9/1

Olivet Labor Day Tee-Off

9/14-15

Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic

9/28-29

DePauw Small College Classic

10/6-7

Southern Shootout (Birmingham Southern)

10/12-13

THE PAT CLOUSE INVITATIONAL

3/10-11

Taylor Made-Adidas Intercollegiate

3/29-30

UC Santa Cruz Invitational

4/5-6

Capital Purple & White Invitational

4/13-14

Walsh University Spring Invitational

4/26-27

NCAC Championship Series No. 1 (DePauw)

5/3-4

NCAC Championship Series No. 2 (Wabash)

5/13-16

NCAA Division III Championship (Oglethorpe)

JACK UECKER

TIGER GOLF

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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.

2013-14 Men's & Women's Golf Team Viewbook  

2013-14 Wittenberg University Men's & Women's Golf Team Viewbook

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