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2010-2011

Golf

Golf

CARRIE FREY JORDAN MILLICE


2010-11 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Courses.....................................Windy Knoll Golf Club Springfield Country Club National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President................................................Dr. Mark H. Erickson Alma Mater...................................................Princeton, 1977 Athletics Director...........................................Garnett Purnell Alma Mater....................................................Cheyney, 1973 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......................... Michaelyn Sebold Assistant Athletic Trainer...................................Allison Judy

Men’s Golf History

First Year (Varsity)........................1949 (records begin 1975) NCAA Tournament Appearances......................................20 Last NCAA Tournament Appearance............................2010 National Finish.................................................................6th

RICKY BOERNER

Men’s Team Information

2009-10 NCAC Finish........................................................1st Letterwinners Returning......................................................5 Ricky Boerner, Jordan Millice, Craig Osterbrock, Bradley Shepherd, Ben Smith

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................2 Bleu George, Stephen Nevius

Starters Returning................................................................4 Ricky Boerner, Jordan Millice, Craig Osterbrock, Ben Smith

Starters Lost.........................................................................1 Bleu George

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

Letterwinners Returning......................................................4 Anne Busam, Carrie Frey, Meghann Greene, Nicole Momsen

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................2 Jenna Lisic, Kaci McClure

Starters Returning................................................................4 Anne Busam, Carrie Frey, Meghann Greene, Nicole Momsen

Starters Lost.........................................................................1 Jenna Lisic

Find the Tigers on ANNE BUSAM

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ABOUT THE COVER: Team captains Carrie Frey and Jordan Millice. CREDITS: 2010-11 Wittenberg Golf Recruiting Brochure written, edited and designed by Wittenberg Sports Information. Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04, Benjamin Solomon and Brad Tucker.


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. In a short time, Roope has made both Tiger teams into 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.In 2009-10, Roope guided the Tigers to a firstplace finish in the tough NCAC race and a sixth-place finish in the NCAA Division III National Championships, the program’s all-time third-best finish and best since a fifth-place showing in 1991. For the success he fostered, Roope was named the NCAC Coach of the Year in 2010. 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 the chair of the Great Lakes Regional Advisory Committee to the NCAA Division III men’s golf selection committee, and he successfully completed his second PGA/USGA rules of golf school in 2008. He is a member of the Great Lakes Region All-District Selection Committee for men and the National Golf Coaches Association Awards Committee for women. 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. Recently, he won the Clark County Matchplay Championship twice and finished runner-up in the Springfield City-Am stroke play event in 2007. Currently, Bonar resides in Dayton, Ohio, and teaches math at Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio, where he assists the Fairborn golf team.

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 Brett Steele J.J. Searls Scott Isphording Garnett Purnell (Men) Pat Clouse (Women) Jeff Roope

Year(s) 1999-2000 2000-02 2002-03 2003-07 2003-07 2007-Present

2010-2011 GOLF


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; 56 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. 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.

MYERS HALL

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 12 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

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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 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 Carelton 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

2010-2011 GOLF


Sept. 5-6 Sept. 12-13 Sept. 20-21 Sept. 26-27 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 13 March 8-9 March 20-21 April 10-11 April 17-18 April 24 May 1-2 May 11-14

MEN’S SCHEDULE/RESULTS

at Denison (Fall Invitational) at Ohio Wesleyan (NCAC) at Rhodes (Men’s Fall Classic) at Hiram (NCAC) at DePauw (Small College Classic) WITTENBERG (Fall Invitational) at Butler (Don Benbow Invitational) at Northern Kentucky (E-Z Go Spring) at DePauw (Spring Invitational) WITTENBERG (NCAC) WITTENBERG (Alumni Outing) at Kenyon (NCAC) at Elizabethtown (NCAA Champs.)

1st of 9 1st of 8 7th of 20 1st of 8 2nd of 10 1st of 15 12 of 15 4th of 7 1st of 6 1st of 9

2009-10 Season

2nd of 9 6th of 37

North Coast Athletic Conference SERIES champions

woMEN’S SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Sept. 5 Sept. 11-12 Sept. 19-20 Sept. 26-27 Oct. 2-3 Oct. 10-11 March 8-9 March 27-28 April 10-11 April 17-18 April 20 April 24

at Ferris State (Invitational) at Olivet (Fall Invitational) at John Carroll (Fall Invitational) at DePauw (Small College Classic) at Ohio Dominican (Kisor Classic) WITTENBERG (Clash at the Clouse) at Butler (Don Benbow Invitational) at Northern Kentucky (NKU Spring) at DePauw (Katman Klassic) WITTENBERG (NCAC Preview) WITTENBERG (Spring Invitational) WITTENBERG (Alumni Outing)

9th of 18 8th of 15 3rd of 9 7th of 16 8th of 12 10th of 17 10th of 11 14th of 21 5th of 7 4th of 6 2nd of 6

MEGHANN GREENE

POSTSEASON AWARDS

NCAC Coach of the Year - Jeff Roope All-NCAC First Team - Ricky Boerner, Ben Smith, Bleu George, Craig Osterbrock Bob Nye Award (Individual Champion) - Ben Smith PING Great Lakes All-Region First Team - Ricky Boerner, Bleu George, Craig Osterbrock PING All-America Third Team - Craig Osterbrock NCAA Elite 88 Award - Jordan Millice

CRAIG OSTERBROCK

In 2009-2010, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won six North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in field hockey, football, volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s golf and men’s lacrosse • Finished in the top five in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 18 of 22 sports • All en route to the school’s second NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned five NCAC Player/Performer of the Year trophies • Earned four NCAC Coach of the Year trophies • Placed 109 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 19 student-athletes on all-region teams and seven on All-America teams • Earned 10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District awards and two Academic All-America awards • Finished 58th in the NACDA Director’s Cup (all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by seven teams and three individuals

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2010-11 Season 2010-11 Men’s Golf Fall Schedule (Spring TBA) Sept. 4-5 at Denison Fall Invitational Granville Golf Club, Granville, Ohio Sept. 12-14 at Golfweek Fall Invitational Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Fla. Sept. 26-27 at Rhodes Fall Collegiate Classic Tunica National Golf Course, Tunica, Miss. Oct. 2-3 WITTENBERG FALL INVITATIONAL Windy Knoll Golf Club, Springfield, Ohio Oct. 9-10 at DePauw Small College Classic Deer Creek Golf Club, Clayton, Ind.

To schedule a visit, contact Coach Roope at jroope@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6463

2010-11 Women’s Golf Fall Schedule (Spring TBA)

BEN SMITH

Sept. 4-5 at Ferris State Invitational Katke Golf Course, Big Rapids, Mich. Sept. 11-12 at Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jacket Fall Inv. Sweetbriar Golf Course, Avon Lake, Ohio Sept. 18-19 at Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic Ironwood Golf Course, Normal Ill. Sept. 25-26 at DePauw Small College Classic Deer Creek Golf Club, Clayton, Ind. Oct. 3-4 at Allegheny Invitational Country Club of Meadville, Meadville, Pa. Oct. 9-10 PAT CLOUSE INVITATIONAL Windy Knoll Golf Club, Springfield, Ohio

To schedule a visit, contact Coach Roope at jroope@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6463

NICOLE MOMSEN

TIGER GOLF

2010-2011 GOLF


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.

2009-10 NCAC champions

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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.

2010-11 Wittenberg Men's & Women's Golf Team Viewbook  

Team viewbook for the 2010-11 Wittenberg University Tigers men's and women's golf teams.