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2011-12 Women’s Golf Guide

This is IU East Indiana University East grew out of an extension established at Earlham College that was operated by Earlham and Indiana University. In 1967, the arrangement was expanded to include Purdue and Ball State universities and the extension became the Eastern Indiana Center of Earlham College. In 1969, reflecting the community’s response to this opportunity to take state university courses at home, Richmond citizens formed an association known as Eastern Indiana Community College, Inc., to raise funds for the construction of a new campus. Following a successful campaign in which they raised over $1 million, members of the community college organization, with the consent of the four education institutions involved in the center, requested Indiana University to establish a regional campus in Richmond to assume responsibility for the operation. The Indiana General Assembly approved this plan, and on July 1, 1971, the Eastern Indiana Center for Earlham College became Indiana University East, the sixth campus in the Indiana University regional system. On October 3, 1972, ground was broken at the new campus site north of Richmond. The first building, an all-purpose academic facility named Whitewater Hall, was completed in late 1974 and dedicated February 23, 1975. Ground was broken for a new library/classroom building on August 8, 1990. It was dedicated as the Brice E. Hayes Hall on June 12, 1992. The third classroom building on the IU East campus was completed in May 1995. The building, which was dedicated as Middlefork Hall on June 12, 1996, houses the fine arts program and classrooms and

laboratories for the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2009, the building was renamed Tom Raper Hall in recognition of the largest gift in IU East’s history. The fourth building, dedicated as Springwood Hall in November 1999, houses the Graf Recreation Center, University College, the Chancellor’s and Campus Life offices, as well as general and specialty classrooms. Additionally, the IU East Henry County Danielson Learning Center was dedicated in May 1999 to serve the citizens of Henry County. IU

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... This is IU East, continued from Page 2 East offers degree programs off-campus at the Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus and in Connersville. Indiana University East is both a traditional campus that excels in innovative learning options and a virtual campus with select online degree completion programs. Mark Hester Director of Athletics

In the fall 2007, Indiana University East joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and became the Red Wolves in 2008. Indiana University East student-athletes participate in five men’s and five women’s varsity sports. Since awarding its first bachelor’s degrees in 1977, Indiana University East has expanded its academic portfolio to include 60 bachelor’s degree options and selected master’s degrees. As the fastest growing university campus in Indiana, IU East leads the region as the premier four-year and master’s public institution in eastern Indiana and western Ohio.

All About Indiana University East Founded: 1971 Enrollment: 2,769 Nickname: Red Wolves Chancellor: Nasser Paydar Athletic Director: Mark Hester Colors: Crimson, silver and black Address: 2325 Chester Boulevard Richmond, IN 47374 Main telephone: (765) 973-8200 or (800) 959-3278 Athletics telephone: (765) 973-8316 University Web site: Athletics Web site: Affiliation: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Conference: Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC)

Table of Contents This is IU East


Pack Attack


Red Wolves Roster


Red Wolves Facilities


2012 Season Preview


Meet the Red Wolves


2011 Season Review


Red Wolves Opponents


Red Wolves Record Book


Red Wolves Sports Information


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Red Wolves Roster Alphabetical Name Ht. Asia Mathis 5-4 Megan Price 5-1 Kristin Smith 5-7 Chelsea Waggamon 5-10

Class Redshirt Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman

Hometown Indianapolis, Ind. Centerville, Ind. Richmond, Ind. Eaton, Ohio

Previous School North Central High School Centerville High School Centerville High School Eaton High School

By Class Name Ht. Asia Mathis 5-4 Megan Price 5-1 Kristin Smith 5-7 Chelsea Waggamon 5-10

Class Redshirt Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman

Hometown Indianapolis, Ind. Centerville, Ind. Richmond, Ind. Eaton, Ohio

Previous School North Central High School Centerville High School Centerville High School Eaton High School

Head Coach: Von Ebeling (3rd season)

Asia Mathis

Megan Price

Kristin Smith

Chelsea Waggamon

Von Ebeling

Red Wolves Facilities Highland Lake Golf Course The Indiana University East golf teams practice and play their home meets at Highland Lake Golf Course in Richmond. Highland Lake became the home course for IU East’s men’s and women’s golf teams in the spring of 2010.

The facility includes an on-site driving range and three practice greens. Highland Lake Golf Course is the municipal golf course for the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. IU East golf teams previously played at Liberty Country Club and the Elks Country Club.

The course is located at 1972 Highland Athletics Suite Road just east of the The Indiana University East golf teams practice and play The Indiana University intersection of Interhome meets at Highland Lake Golf Course in Richmond. East athletic departstate 70 and U.S. ment is housed in a Highway 27. The by John Budzale. The wide open 10-room suite in Springwood Hall course is just north of the IU East course is built on relatively flat on the IU East campus. campus. A good golfer could hit terrain. a drive from IU East’s property The athletics suite opened in Febacross Interstate 70 to Highland Large greens are the challenge at ruary of 2010. The space includes Lake. Highland Lake. Par is 72 and the offices for all coaches, a study hall/ course yardage is 6,981 from the team meeting room, storage, launHighland Lake Golf Course opened back tees. The course rating is dry facilities and a training room. in 1972. The course was designed 71.5 and the slope rating is 118.

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Season Preview Fresh faces, fresh outlook for women’s golf in 2012 The Red Wolves’ best is yet to come. The Indiana University East women’s golf program tees off its third season with a roster full of fresh faces and a fresh outlook. “They ultimately have not carded their best scores yet,” said Red Wolves coach Von Ebeling, whose team opens the 2012 spring season March 23 at the Brescia University Bearcat Spring Shootout on March 23. “With a lot of hard work this spring combined with having a good attitude, these players could become the building block for the program’s future.” The Red Wolves have struggled with low numbers on the roster and big numbers on the scoreboard in recent seasons, but Ebeling says the players who remain are tournament-tough and ready to lead a turnaround.

Redshirt freshman Asia Mathis (Indianapolis, Ind./ North Central High School) is the elder stateswoman of the group with a year of practice experience plus six fall meets. Freshmen Chelsea Waggamon (Eaton, Ohio/Eaton High School) and Megan Price (Centerville, Ind./Centerville High School) should be back at full strength after both battled knee injuries during the fall season. Freshman Kristin Smith (Centerville, Ind./Centerville High School), Price’s high school teammate, joined the program for the spring semester to help IU East field a full team. “We are in the early stages of building this team,” Ebeling said. “With our numbers low, we need to stay healthy.”

“Our players come in with potential,” Ebeling said. “They struggled some in the fall, but they persevered by having a stick-to-it attitude. They learned how

The schedule The Red Wolves will compete in four regular season tournaments in preparation for a possible appear-

to manage their emotions, play under pressure and become tougher-minded.”

ance at an NAIA National Championship qualifying event.

The roster The Red Wolves will hit the links with an all-newcomer lineup.

The season tees off March 23 at the Brescia University Bearcat Spring Shootout.

“We are a very young team,” Ebeling said. “All of our players are in their first year of college competition. The players possess the correct etiquette and proper standards required by the game of golf, but this will be a learning and growing year.”

IU East will make its first appearances in the College of Mount Saint Joseph Spring Invitational in Lawrenceburg, Ind., and at the Franklin College Lady Grizzly Invitational.

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Season Preview ... Preview, continued from Page 7 The Red Wolves will make a return trip to Wabash, Ind., for the Manchester College Spring Invitational. IU East competed in Manchester’s fall event each of the past three years. “We must learn to play under pressure, and we must find the ability to remain focused and manage our tension,” Ebeling said. “If we continue to build the traits of maturity and self-sufficiency, then we should be fine.” The goals Ebeling simply looks for the Red Wolves to move up the leaderboard at each event. How high can IU East climb? This much is certain: The best is yet to come. “If we can shave some strokes off around the greens, then we will see improvements in our overall scores for the spring season,” Ebeling said. “I’m looking for this team to take the next step and become much more competitive.”

2012 Schedule 3/23

Brescia Spring Shootout at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course, Bardstown, Ky


College of Mount Saint Joseph Spring Invitational at Hidden Valley Golf Club Lawrenceburg, Ind.


College of Wooster Invitational at Wooster Country Club Wooster, Ohio


Manchester College Spring Invitational at Honeywell Golf Course Wabash, Ind.

4/21-22 Franklin College Lady Grizzly Invitational at Hillview County Club Franklin, Ind.

Meet the Red Wolves Von Ebeling • Head Coach • 3rd season He’s leading one team on its drive for another conference title, and he’s helping another get into the swing of intercollegiate competition.

“I am here to further develop a vision which focuses on the athletes and systematically teaches them life skills and character. I’m focused on continuing to work in an integrity-based program which helps student-athletes return, academically eligible, each and every season until graduating.”

Von Ebeling was named head coach of the Indiana University East men’s Von Ebeling and women’s golf teams before the 2009-10 school year.

Ebeling is a Ball State University graduate and currently resides in Darke County. He taught math to special education students in an area school prior to coming to IU East.

“Von is very passionate about coaching and working with young people,” IU East athletic director Mark Hester said. “He is an extremely hard worker and is a welcome part of the coaching staff.” Ebeling led the IU East men’s golf team to a secondplace finish in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference during his first season. He also coached the IU East women’s golf team in its first intercollegiate competitions. Ebeling’s first two IU East golf teams produced an four all-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference golfers, five academic all-conference honorees and a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. The IU East golf programs also won the national Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Award for the 2010-11 school year. “I joined the athletic department at IU East to help create a framework that integrates a set of core values,” Ebeling says.

Ebeling traces his athletic roots to age 6, when he started hanging around the local high school’s cross country team. He swam competitively as a youngster. He played football, basketball and baseball at Union City Community High School. Ebeling has served as an assistant football coach at Union City and Mississinawa Valley (Ohio) and as a basketball coach at multiple levels.

All About Von Full name: George Von Ebeling Hometown: Union City, Ind. College: Ball State University Why Von coaches at IU East: I am here to further develop a vision which focuses on the athletes and systematically teaches them life skills and character

Meet the Red Wolves Asia Mathis • Redshirt Freshman 2010-11

Coach Ebeling’s Scouting Report

• Redshirted during 2010-11 season.

“After redshirting her freshman year, Asia now has a few fall events from which she can draw experience. She has systematically grown as a college student academically and is a promising new addition to our lineup.”

High School

Asia Mathis

• Finished her senior season as the No. 3 player in the varsity

lineup for the Indianapolis North Central High School girls golf team. • Earned medal honors at one of the Panthers’ meets. • Volunteers her time to teach golf to youngsters at Douglas Park in Indianapolis.

All About Asia • • • • • • •

Full name: Asia Chanel Mathis Height: 5’4” Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind. High School: North Central High School Area of study: Culinary arts Parents: Donna and Michael Mathis Why Asia chose IU East: The girls golf program

Megan Price • Freshman High School • Indiana regional qualifier as a senior. • Two-time all-conference honoree. • Posted career best scores of 84 for 18 holes and 36 for nine Megan Price holes. • Helped Centerville qualify for the Indiana regional as a team and establish a new school record for best 18 hole team score during junior year.

Coach Ebeling’s Scouting Report “Megan is enthusiastic about the sport of golf. She is consistently searching for new knowledge and increasing her talent. She was resilient during the fall season after battling back from a knee injury she suffered during the month of August.”

All About Megan • • • • • • •

Full name: Megan Renea Price Height: 5’1” Hometown: Centerville, Ind. High School: Centerville High School Area of study: Elementary education Parents: Ada and Dave Price Why Megan chose IU East: To stay close to home

Meet the Red Wolves Kristin Smith • Freshman High School

Coach Ebeling’s Scouting Report

• Participated in golf, basketball and softball at Centerville High School. • Academic-All State honoree in girls basketball.

“Kristin displayed her school spirit by joining the team for the spring season. She played golf in high school and will help us compete as a full team. She brings a strong academic background. She has been a valuable asset to the athletic department.”

Kristin Smith

All About Kristin • Full name: Kristin Michelle Smith • Height: 5’7” • Hometown: Richmond, Ind. • High School: Centerville High School • Area of study: Nursing • Parents: Mike and Kathy Smith • Why Kristin chose IU East: It is close to home and the nursing program is one of the best around

Chelsea Waggamon • Freshman

Chelsea Waggamon

High School

Coach Ebeling’s Scouting Report

• Top golfer for the first Eaton (Ohio) High School girls golf team as a senior. • Eaton High School scholar-athlete. • Co-chair of the Eaton High School homecom-

“Chelsea sat out the fall season to heal a knee injury suffered while participating in high school track, so it may be difficult for her to card her best scores starting out. She has proven herself to be a leader on campus academically.”

ing committee. • Posted career-low scores of 54 for 9 holes and 122 for 18 holes.

All About Chelsea • Full name: Chelsea J Waggamon • Height: 5’10” • Hometown: Eaton, Ohio • High School: Eaton High School • Area of study: Early education • Parents: Beth and Jon Waggamon • Why Chelsea chose IU East: Close to home and a good school

Season Review All-conference honors highlighted 2011 season A day-by-day look back at the 2011 Indiana University East women’s golf season. The Red Wolves produced a pair of all-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference performers. April 3 - Taking the fifth The Indiana University East women’s golf team tied for fifth place out of nine teams in the Defiance College Yellow Jacket Spring Invitational. This was the 2011 spring opener for the Red Wolves, and the first time IU East was able to field a full team for a spring regular season tournament. Sophomore Courtney Barlage and redshirt freshman Jordyn Sparks tied for 17th in the 49-player field with scores of 97 on the par-71, 5,946-yard course at the Kettenring Country Club. Despite cold and windy weather conditions, the ladies “hung tough,” according to coach Von Ebeling. April 8 - Close at home IU East finished fourth in its own Indiana University East Red Wolves Spring Invitational. Competition remained close throughout the day, with the women’s title decided by just seven strokes, and the top three women’s players separated by only two shots. IU East was able to take 10 strokes off of their previous team score, but the other teams in the women’s field also shot some of their best scores of the spring. Courtney Barlage and freshman Holly Miller tied for 7th place, each shooting scores of 95. April 19 - All-tourney finish The Red Wolves left the women’s Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet with two all-tournament team members: Holly Miller and Jordyn Sparks. Miller finished fifth with a two-day score of 204 on the par 72, 6,248-yard Golf Club of the Bluegrass

women’s course. Sparks finished with a two-day score of 220. “The team shot consistent scores for the two rounds…I’m proud of the way they challenged this course and picked up valuable experience helping our women’s golf program forward,” said coach Von Ebeling.

2011 results 4/2

Defiance Invitational

5th of 9


Score: 425

IU East Invitational

4th of 4


Score: 415

KIAC Championships


Score: NTS

2011 statistics Player

Low 18

Low 36


Courtney Barlage




Meredith Craig




Holly Miller




Jordyn Sparks








Red Wolves Record Book All-time Results • Honors • Records ALL-TIME RESULTS 2010

2011 Holly Miller


Brescia Shootout



Heidelberg Invitational



IU East/J.C. Penney Classic



• All-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference • Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Confer-

Indiana University East

lage, March 19, 2010 at Brescia Bearcat

• Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of


Character Award winner for NAIA women’s

Lowest 36-hole score: 204 (Holly Miller,


April 18-19, 2011, at Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet)

ence Women’s Golfer of the Week (weeks of


April 11 and April 25)

Team records Single competition


Defiance Invitational

5th of 9

Jordyn Sparks

Lowest 18-hole score: 415 (April 8, 2011,


IU East Invitational

4th of 4

• All-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic

at IU East Invitational)


KIAC Championships


Highest 18-hole score: 425 (April 2, 2011,

• Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Confer-

at Defiance College Invitational )



ence Women’s Golfer of the Week (week of

Courtney Barlage

Courtney Barlage

• Brescia Bearcat Shootout all-tournament

• Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Confer-


ence Women’s Golfer of the Week (weeks of

Individual records

• Academic All-Kentucky Intercollegiate

April 4 and April 11)

Single competition

Athletic Conference

• Academic All-KIAC

Lowest 18-hole score: 82 (Courtney Bar-

April 4)

Single season

Single season Lowest 18-hole average: 92.0 (Courtney Barlage, 2010) Career Most rounds played: 4 (Courtney Barlage, 2010-11) Lowest 18-hole average: 94.0 (Courtney Barlage, 2010-11)

Lowest 18-hole average: 420.0 (2011) Highest 18-hole average: 420.0 (2011)

Red Wolves Opponents Women’s Golf Travel Guide TRAVEL GUIDE

Host School: College of Mount


Brescia University Spring Shootout

Saint Joseph

Course: Wooster Country Club

Course: Hidden Valley Golf

Address: 1251 Oak Hill Rd


Wooster, OH 44691

Address: 19775 Alpine Drive

Web Site: http://www.wooster-

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Dates: March 23 Host School: Brescia University Course: My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course

Web Site:

Address: 668 Loretto Road Web Site: www.brescia-

Manchester College Spring Invitational

Dates: April 14

Bardstown, KY 40004

Host School: Manchester Col-

Mount St. Joseph Spring Invitational Dates: April 2

lege Course: Honeywell Golf Course Address: 3360 West Division

IU East athletes travel in style on this bus. Road Wabash, IN 46992

Franklin College Lady Grizzly Invitational

Web Site:

Dates: April 21-22

Host School: Franklin College Course: Hillview County Club

College of Wooster Spring Invitational Dates: April 17 Host School: College of

Address: 1800 East King Street Franklin, IN 46131 Web Site:

Media Information Indiana University East Sports Information IU East Sports Information Kyle Wright is Indiana University East’s Sports Information Director. All IU East golf media requests should be directed to Kyle. Phone: 765-973-8567 Cell: 317-258-6903 E-mail: Fax: 765-973-8568

Media Services IU East Sports Information provides final results for media in attendance at IU East golf meets. Meet recaps and statistics and weekly updates on individual golfers are available by e-mail upon request.

Interview requests

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IU East fans now can get score updates sent to their cell phone. Just text FOLLOW IUESCORES to 40404. Updates will be sent after meets. Visit www.iueredwolves. com for previews, recaps and final results for all IU East golf meets.

Social Media Get automatic updates about the IU East golf team at iueredwolves

Red Wolves Sports Network The IU East golf program is featured on the new Red Wolves Sports Network. IU East golf coaches and athletes will appear

on the “Inside IU East Sports” television show. The show is broadcast weekly on Whitewater Community Television (WCTV), Comcast Channel 20, and on the Hometown Sports Network, Comcast Channel 81. The show will be broadcast to more than 500,000 homes across Indiana. IU East student Adam Derengowski hosts the show, featuring interviews with Red Wolves coaches and athletes and information about the school.

Indiana University East 2012 Women's Golf Guide  

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