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IN THIS ISSUE... Wayne State had nine of its 16 teams, including all five spring sports, compete in NCAA tournaments this past year. The end result from WSU’s success on the national stage was a 21st-place finish in the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings. Wayne State has been among the top 10 percent in NCAA Division II six of the last seven years.

1................................................................................... From the Director 2.....................................................NACDA Finish/Football Promotions 3.........................................................................................Football News 4...................... All-Access/GLIAC Golf Championship/Cross Country 5..................................... Women’s Tennis/Volleyball/Women’s Hockey 6-7..........................................Mort Harris Recreation & Fitness Center 8.................................................................................................... Club 36 9...........................................................................................Development 10-12.............................................................. Athletics News and Notes 13.........................................................................................WSU Softball 14-15..............................................................................................Donors 16................................................................... Hall of Fame Nominations IBC............................................................................................. “W” Club

More NACDA on page 2 Redshirt junior left tackle Joe Long is part of an experienced offensive line that will help lead Wayne State in the 2010 football season. The Warriors, who had their third winning record in four years in 2009 under head coach Paul Winters, open the campaign Sept. 4 against Northwood and have three home games in October.

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More football on pages 2-3

ASSISTANT A.D./MEDIA RELATIONS Jeff Weiss ASSISTANT SPORTS INFORMATION DIR. Tom Gorman

The 2009-10 school year was highlighted by the Club 35 initiative to commemorate 35 years of women’s athletics at Wayne State. The celebration will continue on in 2010-11, however, as WSU Athletics introduces Club 36. Many more special events are being planned to make this season’s campaign bigger and better.

CONTRIBUTORS Rob Fournier, Director of Athletics Matt Cunningham, Athletics Development Director Lisa Seymour, Assistant to the Athletic Director Tami Tranter, Athletics Chief of Staff Jovita Scrogin, Assistant Director/Mort Harris RFC Jeff Evans, Assistant A.D./Marketing & Tickets Marty Dobek, Sports Information Intern

More Club 36 on page 8 Last year five former student-athletes were inducted into the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame, increasing membership of this elite group to 197 men and women since the Hall of Fame’s inception in 1976. Who will be in the class of 2011? The nomination process is underway until October 1, 2010.

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ON THE COVER

Wayne State University student-athletes made headlines all year long in 2009-10, performing well in competition, in the classroom and in the community. Among the top stories from the year were: WSU’s second-best national finish in school history; studentathletes totaling more than 7,400 community service hours; running back Joique Bell winning the Harlon Hill trophy as the best football player in NCAA Division II; women’s swimming and diving repeating as national runner-up; and nine of Wayne State’s 16 teams qualifying for NCAA tournaments (cover design by Jaci Banton).

WWW.WSUATHLETICS.COM THE ONLINE HOME OF THE WARRIORS The online home of the Wayne State Warriors has a new look and many new features, including blogs, podcasts, video and more. As always, fans and media can still receive access to information on every WSU team including weekly releases, statistics, rosters, biographical information, and

Wayne State University interim president Allan D. Gilmour was interviewed by WDTK 1400 AM sideline reporter Lisa Seymour during Wayne State’s football season opener at Tom Adams Field on Sept. 4 against Northwood.

media guides. The site also provides links to the NCAA, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), College Hockey America (CHA) and other sport-related sites.


From the Director

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It Feels Like Spring By Rob Fournier

for a lot of pleasant surprises – and the chance to re-kindle some old memories too. Hey, come to think of it, we too have a foot bridge except it is over the Lodge freeway and underneath are some cars and trucks. But they are our cars

I was recently speaking with a

and trucks – that’s Detroit!

former student-athlete about the start

If it’s been 40 years (or even four years) since you were

of the 2010 athletic season. In his

last on campus you have been away too long. Much of the

case, there might have been a little

landscape has changed…and that is good. But what our

more emphasis on “former” as it had been some forty (40)

student-athletes represent, what they aspire to be, and the

years since he had last visited campus. Amazingly (at least

ideals they hold important, well, those have not changed.

to me), he lived in Oakland County and so it seemed at least

And that is the foundation of the athletics department for the

that an occasional visit to campus seemed “accessible” in

last 93 years.

the last four decades. But it never happened.

Every time I meet a first-year student-athlete, I encourage

He told me metaphorically that he felt like he was going

them to enjoy the experience. To take it all in – the scenery,

into his own personal fall season and those career activities

the opportunities, the friendships. Even learn from the

and family obligations of his “summer life” had transitioned

frustrations. My admonition – it will go by fast. Years later

into a less frantic period in which he had more time to

as they walk out the doors as seniors they inexorably admit

enjoy things. If that was truly his belief, then his personal

how quickly went the time. As Preston warned, don’t leave

postponement seemed misplaced…if not unnecessary.

with empty yesterdays.

In the great Meredith Wilson play “The Music Man” there

As I pen this article we are preparing for another new

is a very poignant scene in which the fast-talking salesman

season. And even though the calendar says Fall, it is our

Robert Preston tries to get the reserved and proper Shirley

Spring. The wide-eyed freshman, the unpredictable promise

Jones to accompany him “to the foot bridge”. By today’s

of intercollegiate athletics and the unbridled enthusiasm

standards, that seems innocent and some of that naiveté

which is the essence of the University, are a part of the new

would actually be refreshing. Anyway, the hesitant Jones

school year.

demurs explaining she would like to go but at another time.

It has now been ten (10) years since I first joined the

To which Preston responds with one of the more memorable

athletic department. And each day is still as exciting and

lines (from my perspective) in a Broadway musical: “Miss

opportunistic as it was a decade ago (now I just know my

Librarian, if you keep putting everything off until tomorrow, all

way around better). If it has been “awhile” since you visited

you will end up with is a bunch of empty yesterdays.” I like

campus, I encourage you to return. You will discover some

that line better than “What are you drinking?”

new things, and just as importantly, re-live some of that rich

Too often we become the reluctant librarian. I told that former student-athlete that a return to campus had promise

past. Don’t make your reflection of WSU an empty yesterday. I will meet you at the foot bridge. 1


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Wayne State Athletics Records Second-Best National Finish Ever The Wayne State University athletics program

Softball led the way with a seventh-place national

placed 21st in the final 2009-10 NCAA Division II

finish (73 points), while men’s golf earned 61.5

Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings released in

points by virtue of its 14th-place finish at the national

June by the National Association of Collegiate Directors

championship.

of Athletics (NACDA). This is the second-highest finish

points after advancing to the second round of the

in school history (WSU was 11th in 2008-09).

NCAA tournament (17th-place national finish). Both

“The summer ‘break’ is more satisfying when you

Women’s tennis accumulated 50

the baseball and men’s tennis squads tallied 25 points.

consider our final national ranking,” stated WSU

The 454.5 total points for WSU is the second-

Director of Athletics Rob Fournier. “Since the national

highest mark in school history, trailing only the 2008-09

ranking reflects overall competitive success, our 21st in

total of 499 points.

the country finish is a credit to the hard work of student-

Wayne State has had its top nine all-time NACDA

athletes, coaches and staff. And when considered with

finishes in the last nine seasons, including six years of

our academic achievement of 61 percent of student-

the last seven in the top 10 percent of Division II. WSU

athletes above a 3.00 and 7,555 hours of community

has jumped over 100 places in the standings in the last

service last year, those same individuals can feel good

nine years.

about how they represented Wayne State University.”

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed

After garnering 220 points from winter sports

as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today.

(90 from women’s swimming and diving, 85 men’s

Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish

swimming and diving, and 45 from men’s and women’s

in up to 14 sports -- seven women’s and seven men’s.

fencing), the five Warrior spring sports squads

WSU’s best national finish prior to the 2008-09

combined for 234.5 points as all five teams qualified for

school year came the previous season as the Warriors

NCAA post-season play in the same year for the first

placed 23rd in the nation in the final 2007-08 NACDA

time in school history.

Directors’ Cup Standings.

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Two Warriors Named Preseason Football All-Americans

Nick Thomas

Josh Renel

Two juniors on the 2010 Wayne State University football team received Preseason All-America accolades from Consensus Draft Services. Nick Thomas (Akron, Ohio), an all-league linebacker in 2009, was named to the 2010 Preseason All-America Second Team, while Josh Renel (Rochester Hills, Mich.) was an honorable mention All-America selection as a punt return specialist. Thomas was voted to the 2009 All-GLIAC Second Team after starting all 11 games at middle linebacker. He was voted WSU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player after recording a team-high 130 tackles including 60 solo. Thomas was second in the GLIAC and fifth nationally in tackles per game (11.82). He led the squad in tackles for loss (16.0) and sacks (5.0), while ranking third and tied-for-ninth in the GLIAC, respectively. Thomas was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District nominee after being named to the GLIAC All-Academic team. Renel enters his junior season ranked fifth in career punt returns (41) and seventh in punt return yards (404). A 2009 GLIAC All-Academic team selection, he was also voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team. He was named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week after recording 156 return yards at Indianapolis. Renel had a 25-yard punt return setting up WSU’s first touchdown and then his 90yard kickoff return put WSU ahead to stay (it was the seventh longest kickoff return for a TD in school history). Renel was named to the 2009 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention team. He tied-for-second in the GLIAC in both punt returns (17) and kickoff returns for a TD (1), and was fifth in the GLIAC in punt return average (8.8), kickoff return average (24.7) and yards per rush (6.9). His kickoff return average was sixth best in school history.

WSU Football Ranked Eighth In GLIAC Preseason Poll The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference head football coaches have voted and Wayne State University was ranked eighth (out of 14 schools) in the 2010 GLIAC Preseason Football Coaches poll released in mid-August by the conference office. The Warriors are looking for their third consecutive winning season, a feat not accomplished since 1976-77-78. Forty-one (41) past WSU letterwinners returned to campus and began fall camp on Aug. 9. Under seventh-year head coach Paul Winters, the two-time GLIAC Coach of the Year (2006 and 2008), WSU has 15 returning starters (7 on offense and 8 on defense). The Warriors will be led offensively by redshirt sophomore quarterback Mickey Mohner (Painesville, Ohio) and four returning starters on the offensive line in redshirt junior left tackle Joe Long (Lapeer, Mich.), redshirt sophomore left guard Curtis Ferguson (Holt, Mich.), redshirt senior center Marc Cuddeback (Sterling Heights, Mich.) and redshirt junior right tackle Will Khoury (Canton, Mich.). The other returning starters on offense are redshirt junior tight end Greg Oberstaedt (Whitmore Lake, Mich.) and redshirt senior wide receiver Ed Sanders Marc Cuddeback (Detroit, Mich.). Defensively, WSU returns three starters on the defensive line, and all four in the secondary, plus middle linebacker Nick Thomas (Akron, Ohio). Redshirt sophomore Greg Hasse (Northville, Mich.) has moved outside after recording 47 tackles as a defensive tackle in 2009. He is joined by sophomores Zack Houghton (Haslett, Mich.) and Serxho Guraleci (Sterling Heights, Mich.) in the middle and junior Jon Robinson (Livonia, Mich.) at defensive end. Redshirt junior Kenny Loney (Novi, Mich.) and redshirt sophomore Jeremy Jones (Grand Rapids, Mich.) anchor Stan Thornton the safety positions, while redshirt senior Stan Thornton (Cincinnati, Ohio) will hold down one cornerback slot and also handle kickoff return duties again in 2010.

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All-Access / GLIAC Golf Championship / Cross Country Cross Country Teams Leaning On Veteran Experience

The Wayne State University Office of Sports Information is introducing a new streaming video service called Warriors All-Access. Fans will have exclusive access to live video Webcasts for football, volleyball, and basketball games throughout the 2010-11 school year. Football and men’s basketball contests will also be simulcast with the existing radio broadcasts on News Talk 1400 WDTK. Archives of past events as well as additional on-demand content will be added as the season progresses as well. A 24-hour pass to All-Access is just $5.95, while a monthly subscription is $9.95. To subscribe for the entire year is only $69.95. Visit the Wayne State Warriors All-Access site to subscribe.

Wayne State University will serve as the host institution for the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship. The 54-hole tournament will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club. Many of the golfers in the GLIAC became familiar with the course last October when WSU hosted the Motor City Invitational to close out the fall season. WSU placed second to Ferris State as a team, but Aaron Peterson (Ann Arbor, Mich.), one of seven returning letterwinners on this year’s squad, took medalist honors with a score of 215 (7272-71). The Warriors finished third for the second year in a row at the GLIAC Championship in 2009 at Greywalls in Marquette. Eric Johnson (Marquette, Mich.) tied for second place as the top finishing Warrior.

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After a year hiatus from the NCAA Championships, the 2010-11 Wayne State men’s and women’s cross country teams are eager to return. Coach Rick Cummins, who has led the Warriors to nationals a combined 11 times (7-men, 4-women), begins his 14th season at the helm of both squads. On the men’s side, 13 letterwinners including five upperclassmen are back from last year’s squad, which still experienced plenty of success. The 2009-10 team produced four first-place finishes, while placing fourth at the GLIAC Championships and sixth at the NCAA Pat Webster Midwest Regional. The Warriors are led by senior Pat Webster (Sterling Heights, Mich.) and redshirt senior Dan Kapadia (Canton, Mich.), who missed all but one race with an injury. Webster ran in nine events, recording three top-10 finishes. He ended the season placing 29th and 30th at the GLIAC Championship and NCAA Midwest Regional Championship, respectively. Kapadia was one of the Warriors top runners in 2008. He competed in all nine races recording six top-10 finishes, while earning First Team All-GLIAC honors, placing fifth at the league meet. Rounding out the junior class is the trio of Kevin deBear (Plymouth, Mich.), Alex Townsend (Farmington Hills, Mich.) and Travis Barczak (Williamston, Mich.). deBear was the best of any Warrior runner last season, posting four top-10 finishes and a 20thplace time at the league championship. A talented senior class will lead the charge for the women’s team as the Warriors look to regain their form displayed in the 2008-09 season Lauren Kessler when they placed 12th at the NCAA Championships. Eight letterwinners return, but the success of the 2010-11 campaign will hinge on the performances of seniors Kristi Werner (East Jordan, Mich.), Lauren Kessler (Ionia, Mich.) and Annie Magin (Richland, Mich.). After putting together impressive junior seasons, the trio is expecting more of the same in 2010-11. Werner and Kessler both earned All-GLIAC honors as they finished 11th and 14th at the league meet, respectively, while Magin placed 35th. Werner’s season ended with a 10th-place showing at the NCAA Midwest Regional. During the season, she had five top-10 finishes, while Kessler added four and one win, and Magin recorded one top-10 finish.


Fall Sport Previews

WARRIOR WITHIN Women’s Tennis Aiming For Return To Postseason In 2010-11

Sharon Gill

After compiling a 16-6 record and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament, expectations are high for the 2010-11 WSU women’s tennis team. “We have a great group of girls returning,” head coach Sheila Snyder said. “They work hard both on the court and in the classroom and are a joy to be around.” The Warriors’ overall goal is to win a GLIAC championship and again qualify for the national tournament, which would be their sixth in the last seven years. The team will be led by five seniors: Jennifer Bradford (Detroit, Mich.), Debora Correa (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Sharon Gill (Windsor, Ont.), Milena Vuksanovic (Pancevo, Serbia), and McCall Monte (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.). Gill is hands down the leader of the group. In her three years, she has accumulated 64 wins in singles play, a school record, and a 56-25 mark in doubles. In addition, she has earned First Team All-GLIAC honors every season. “She should have another great season, returning as our top player, and one of the top (players) in the conference and region,” Snyder said of Gill. Vuksanovic teamed with Gill to win the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship last fall; however, in the spring, Gill partnered with junior Kristina Goranskaya, while Vukasanovic played with Monte, so expect more of the same. “Sharon and Kristina are a great doubles combo,” Snyder said. “Individually, they are both so competitive and focused. McCall is one of the best doubles players I have ever coached. Her knowledge of the game and experience makes her an asset.” Bradford set a career-high with 11 doubles wins and was 13-5 in singles competition. She teamed with Correa who won double-digit matches in singles and doubles for the second time in her career. Medha Jha (Troy, Mich.), Tanya Joseph (Northville, Mich.), Caroline Gosman (Windsor, Ont.), and Jessica Kruczek (Detroit, Mich.) round out the team and should all compete for a roster spot.

Volleyball Raises Expectations With Young 2010 Squad When Phil Nickel arrived at Wayne State to take over the volleyball program in March 2008, he set out to instill a winning attitude in his student-athletes. As Nickel enters his third season at the helm, it appears that attitude has taken effect. “Even though we went 19-9 last year and went to the GLIAC Tournament for the second year in a row, there was a sense of disappointment that we didn’t do a little better, so I think that says a lot about the expectations within the program,” said Nickel. The Warriors return seven letterwinners from a 2009 squad which recorded the highest win total since 1998 and the best winning percentage since 1997. However, to get Wayne State back to the postseason in 2010, Nickel will have to do so with a roster comprised almost entirely of underclassmen, as 11 of his 14 student-athletes are either freshmen or sophomores. Maureen MacDonald (White Lake, Mich.), one of three seniors on the team, will return to the outside hitter position after spending a year at the libero spot. The two-year captain played in every match last season and finished ninth in the GLIAC in digs per set (3.35). Critical to the success of the 2010 Warriors will be the play of their sophomore class. Cydney Biessel (Ruby, Mich.) came on the scene as the starting setter last year and totaled 1,015 assists, 13th-most in school history. She finished fifth in the conference in assists per set (9.58) while contributing 21 service aces as well as 170 digs, 51 kills and 45 blocks. Factoring significantly into WSU’s front row proficiency in 2009 was Katarzyna Sak (Warren, Mich.), Wayne State’s top returning net player who finished third in the GLIAC with a .305 hitting percentage, tied for 10th-best in school history. An All-GLIAC Honorable Mention selection, Sak was one of only two freshmen to receive all-conference accolades in 2009. Seven rookies round out this year’s roster, and Nickel believes, “they all have the potential to contribute right away.” Wayne State began its 36th season of volleyball Sept. 3-4 at an invitational hosted by the University of Indianapolis. The Warriors played their first home matches at the Matthaei on Sept. 10-11 against GLIAC foes Lake Erie and Ashland.

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Women’s Hockey To Open Regular Season Homecoming Weekend

Alyssa Baldin

The WSU women’s hockey team will enter the 2010-11 season looking to bounce back from last year’s campaign in which the Warriors went 9-18-4 and exited the College Hockey America tournament in the opening round. Wayne State returns 17 letterwinners including an eight-member junior class. Three of those juniors – forwards Veronique Laramee-Paquette (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) and Alyssa Baldin (Mississauga, Ont.), and defenseman Ciara Lee (Toronto, Ont.) – will serve as team captains for the upcoming season. Laramee-Paquette, an assistant captain last year, was selected to the All-CHA Second Team as well as the CHA AllAcademic Team. She collected 12 points including five goals in 2009-10 after bursting onto the CHA scene with a 20-point freshman campaign the year before, finishing sixth among all rookies in the conference. “She has another year of experience to understand what it takes to be a leader,” said head coach Jim Fetter, the threetime CHA Coach of the Year who is entering his eighth season at Wayne State. “The team admires her work ethic both on and off the ice.” Baldin led Wayne State with 11 assists and 20 points, both career-highs, a year ago. She also matched her career-best with nine goals and enters the 2010-11 season as WSU’s active leader in career points (38) and assists (20). “Baldin is a first-time captain but has much experience,” said Fetter. “She was a captain for past teams growing up, and she is a player who brings a strong work ethic and leads by example.” Other key returnees include junior defenseman Jill Szandzik (Warren, Mich.), a 2010 All-CHA Second Team selection who tied for fifth among league blueliners with 12 points; goaltender Delayne Brian (Winnipeg, Man.), who enters her junior season with WSU’s all-time best career winning percentage (.551); and defenseman Jenaya Townsend (Sherwood Park, Alta.), a CHA All-Rookie selection last year. Wayne State will open the regular season Homecoming Weekend with a home series Oct. 1-2 against Bemidji State.

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Club 36

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36 YEARS AND COUNTING Some of the top performers from the 35th year of women’s athletics at Wayne State University in 200910 included volleyball student-athlete Sarha Gosselin, a First Team All-GLIAC selection; Courtney Roberts, Ashley St. Andrew, and Sara Franklin, three swimming national champions in 2010; Christine Jefferson, the 2010 College Hockey America Student-Athlete of the Year; and the 2010 Wayne State softball team, which won a school-record 52 games and advanced to the NCAA Division II College World Series.

The celebration of women’s athletics will not stop at year 35. The following events during the 20102011 athletic season will help to celebrate the 36th year of women’s athletics at Wayne State University. COACHES’ SERIES We invite you to join us at various parts of metro Detroit to mingle with alums, enjoy some entertainment, and hear the season’s coaches talk about their upcoming seasons. September 8, 2010 Fishbones Restaurant in St. Clair Shores November 10, 2010 Garden Bowl in Detroit

What Happened in Women’s Athletics in 2009-2010 Swimming and Diving • Won the GLIAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships • Placed second at the NCAA Championships for the second straight year • Elaina Hogle was named the GLIAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Year for the third straight year • Ashley St. Andrew earned a total of six First Team All-America honors including three NCAA titles at the national meet

February 16, 2011 Emagine Theatres in Novi

Softball • Had its most successful season in school history, posting a record 52 wins • Won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title • Won the NCAA Midwest Super Regional and earned a trip to the NCAA Division II College World Series

WOMEN’S ATHLETICS EVENTS September 26, 2010 Softball Alumni Game

Women’s Tennis • Advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament • Doubles partners Sharon Gill and Milena Vuksanovic captured the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship

October 1, 2010 Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet

Volleyball • Advanced to the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Tournament • Senior standout Sarha Gosselin was named to the All-GLIAC First Team

October 2, 2010 (Homecoming) Powderpuff Flag Football Game October 30, 2010 Women’s Basketball Alumni Game January 29-30, 2011 Doc Andrews Night/Hockey Alumni Weekend April 30, 2011 2nd Annual “W” Day TBA Cross Country Alumni Meet (Fall) Volleyball Alumni Game (Spring) Tennis Alumni Reunion For information or questions please call Lisa Seymour at 313-577-4282 or e-mail at aw6975@wayne.edu.

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The Retrospect – A look back at 35 years During the 2009-2010 academic term WSU Athletics proudly celebrated 35 years of women’s intercollegiate athletics. Before the celebratory year began, we knew we had a storied past to be proud of. That history included athletes such as Dacia Schileru, who was part of the NCAA’s centennial celebration as one of the 25 defining moments in 100 years of NCAA history as she was the first woman to ever compete in an NCAA championship event. It also includes Janina Jacobs, who became the first woman to play collegiate golf when she was a competitor on our men’s golf team during the 1970’s. It is a history that is only 35 years old, but wearing its “age” well.

Cross Country • Junior Kristi Werner was honored as a First Team All-GLIAC selection and earned All-Midwest Region accolades • Team earned a 10th-place finish in the Midwest Regional Women’s Ice Hockey • Senior captain Christine Jefferson was named College Hockey America StudentAthlete of the Year Women’s Basketball • Brooke Bowers ended her career as WSU’s all-time leader in three-pointers made and earned a spot on the GLIAC South Division All-Defensive Team Women’s Fencing • Freshman Olivia Dobbs earned Second Team All-American honors when she placed eighth at the national meet in March The accomplishments that our women’s teams and student-athletes had during the 2009-2010 season deserve recognition and acknowledgment, but their success comes as no surprise. These types of achievements have come to be a tradition at Wayne State and we cannot wait to see what the 36th year of women’s athletics will hold.

2009-2010 WOMEN ALL-AMERICANS Alison Allen Softball Cassie Chetosky Diving Ashley Corriveau Swimming Olivia Dobbs Fencing Stephanie Ekleberry Swimming Sara Franklin Swimming Ana Gonzalez Pena Swimming Casey Hanes Softball Elaina Hogle Swimming Meghan Jaworski Diving Courtney Roberts Swimming Carly Sevald Diving Ashley St. Andrew Swimming Lena Wileczek Diving


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WARRIOR WITHIN Can you give back one hour? As a student-athlete, making the most out of every hour is the only formula for success. For Wayne State student-athletes last year, making the most out of every hour led to many important achievements. In the classroom, Wayne State student-athletes had a cumulative 3.08 grade point average and a graduation rate 26% higher than the comparable campus population. In the community, our Warriors contributed 7,555 hours volunteering in the Detroit area to improve the community around us. And the competition thing? We were able to finish 21st in the nation out of 295 schools in the NACDA Cup, the second highest ranking in the program’s 93-year history, while capturing multiple conference championships, and 29 student-athletes were honored as All-Americans. But while the success stories of Wayne State Athletics continue to rise, unfortunately so does the cost of tuition. For example, in only six years time the cost of an undergraduate tuition hour has risen from $160 to $265. And while the hours spent here at Wayne State become invaluable toward a bright future, the challenge of rising education costs is a competition we will need help to overcome. We hope you will agree to help.

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Athletics News and Notes

Warriors Make Impact In Detroit Community The 2009-10 academic year was a successful one for Wayne State University athletics; not only in NCAA competition, but also in the community. Wayne State athletics broke a school record for community service hours worked for the second consecutive year with 7,429. Teams volunteered with various programs and causes throughout Michigan including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Local Intervention Network for Kids (LINK), THINK Detroit Pal, Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) and the Make-A-Wish foundation. “This is a phenomenal accomplishment and one that has a measurable impact on our community,” Director of Athletics Rob Fournier said. “I want to acknowledge the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches for their hard work. This equates to a championship in community service.” Men’s and women’s cross country (1,376.5), women’s hockey (1,291) and baseball (1,109) all donated over 1,000 hours of their time to various causes throughout the year.

Members of the WSU women’s hockey team contributed to the tree planting effort as part of W Day on April 24.

Wayne State Natatorium Undergoes Renovation

GLIAC Basketball Start Times Reversed For 2010-11

The Wayne State University natatorium at the Matthaei Athletic Complex was recently upgraded with new tile along the pool deck. The $175,000 tile reconstruction project, completed this past summer, supplemented a previous $80,000 addition of new bleachers and chairback seating completed prior to the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in February.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced a scheduling change for 2010-11 basketball season, as men’s games will precede women’s games during GLIAC doubleheaders, reversing what has been the trend for many years. The GLIAC women’s basketball teams will return to playing first in the 201112 season, with the order of play alternating each year going forward. The conference is hopeful that overall attendance will increase with the schedule change. “We are making this change to make sure that we are being sensitive to Title IX issues in regards to our men’s and women’s basketball schedules,” said GLIAC Commissioner Dell Robinson. “The GLIAC was presented with an opportunity to look closely at this issue and to make a decision that is in the best interest of all of our student-athletes. We are pleased with the cooperation that we have received from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights and from the administrators and coaches of our member institutions.” During the 2009-10 season, the GLIAC ranked seventh among NCAA Division II conferences in women’s basketball attendance.

Bell Sees Preseason Action With Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Now Accepting Nominations The Wayne State University Athletic Department Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the class of 2011, which will be the 36th class. The induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2010. Persons wishing to nominate someone must include a list of athletic achievements, letters won at WSU, current address of nominee (or relative if nominee is deceased). Fill out the form on page 16 of the Warrior Within to suggest a former WSU student-athlete for potential inclusion among the 199 individuals inducted in the first 35 classes. To be eligible for consideration, the nominee must have graduated or left WSU at least five years prior; received one athletics award; graduated from a four-year university, staff-faculty members become eligible after separation from WSU, unless being considered for athletic achievement; evidence of outstanding career as an athlete or staff-faculty member must be presented; consideration may be given to the professional or amateur athletic career.

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Former Wayne State University running back Joique Bell signed a free agent contract with Buffalo following the 2010 NFL Draft last April. He made an impression on his new team in the squad’s preseason opener as he rushed 28 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins. In Buffalo’s second pre-season contest against the Indianapolis Colts, Bell scored on a two-yard run. Bell led Buffalo in preseason rushing with 152 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns. He also contributed four receptions for 15 yards, and two kickoff returns for 34 yards. After being cut on the final day of training camp, Bell was signed to Buffalo’s practice squad.


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Bradley Receives Judy Sweet Spirit Award Women’s basketball head coach Gloria Bradley participated in the 2010 NCAA Women Coaches Academy in Atlanta, Ga. this past June. At the conclusion of the academy, Bradley was presented the Judy Sweet Spirit Award which recognizes the member of the class whose spirit and willingness to share and live her story with integrity and perspective for her own and others personal and professional success has made an impact. The NCAA Women Coaches Academy provides skills training for coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, productive, resourceful and successful. The academy is designed for female coaches who are ready and willing to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success. In 2002, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Gloria Bradley Athletics supported an initiative to train, support and retain female coaches, which became the origin of the Women Coaches Academy. To date, there have been 15 highly successful sessions of the five-day academies, which are open to coaches from any sport and any division.

DSC Campers Visit Wayne State Sports Medicine The Wayne State University department of sports medicine welcomed children from the Detroit Science Center day camps to the WSU athletic campus on Tuesday, July 6 for lessons in emergency response. As part of the DSC’s week-long “Camp 911!” where the campers learned about professions associated with emergencies, WSU athletic trainers Michael Chan, Natalie Herter and Amanda Riesterer demonstrated a variety of equipment as well as basic medical treatments typically utilized by first responders to an emergency situation. The campers also received a tour of the Wayne State athletic campus.

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Mazur Signs With Kansas City Royals Former WSU right-handed pitcher Justin Mazur (Macomb, Mich.) signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, June 11. Mazur was joined for the signing at the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame exhibit by Wayne State head coach Ryan Kelley, Kansas City Royals scout Jason Bryans, his parents Mark and Denise, as well as several media members and WSU athletic staff personnel. Mazur reported to Arizona for extended training camp before being assigned to the Burlington (N.C.) Royals in the Rookie Appalachian League. He is the third Wayne State pitcher since 2008 to sign a professional baseball contract. Anthony Bass (Trenton, Mich.) was drafted in the fifth round by the San Diego Padres in 2008, and Dane Little (Windsor, Ont.) inked a deal with the Amarillo Dillas of the United League this past February. The GLIAC Pitcher of the Year and the first player in 2010 from the GLIAC to sign with a Major League team, Mazur collected six victories in his senior campaign, tied for third-most in the GLIAC. He was the conference leader in strikeouts (73), complete games (8) and opponents’ average (.258),and was also tied for second in starts (12), second in innings (85.1) and fifth in ERA (4.22). Mazur ended his career as Wayne State’s all-time leader in winning percentage (.818) with an 18-4 record. His 18 wins put him in a tie for sixth, while his 152 strikeouts are 12th-most in program history.

Former Wayne State University golfer Joe Juszczyk (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) was a semifinalist at the 99th annual Michigan Amateur, as he was one of three Warriors to last into the round of 16 at Oakhurst Golf and Country Club in June. Juszczyk carded a 150 (7773) in two rounds of stroke play to qualify for the 64-player match play field. He defeated former teammate Chad Johnson (Plymouth, Mich.) in 21 holes to advance to the final eight. Juszczyk was defeated in the semifinals by former GLIAC rival Eric Lilleboe, who completed his eligibility this past season at Ferris State University. Aaron Peterson (Ann Arbor, Mich.) matched Juszczyk’s 150 (76-74) in stroke play and remained in the match play competition before losing in 19 holes to Nick Carbary in the quarterfinals. Joe Juszczyk Johnson shot 154 (81-73) as stroke play concluded and won two match play rounds before his showdown with Juszczyk. Other current and former Warriors who participated but did not make the cut into match play were Kris Belcher, Tyler Haksluoto (St. Clair Shores, Mich.), Brett Hudson, Eric Johnson (Marquette, Mich.), Josh Mitroka (Riverview, Mich.), and volunteer assistant coach Jim Fuller.

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Athletics News and Notes Tookes Among NCAA Fellowship Graduates

Bass Named To California League All-Star Team Former Wayne State University pitcher Anthony Bass (Trenton, Mich.), who currently pitches for the Lake Elsinore Storm, was named to the California League All-Star Team and participated in the 2010 California/Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 22 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. At the time of his selection, Bass had a 6-2 record with a 2.74 ERA, thirdlowest in the league, 59 strikeouts and just 12 walks. Last year, he was a mid-season All-Star for the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League after twice earning MWL Pitcher of the Week honors. Before being called up to Lake Elsinore in 2009, Bass went 9-3 with a 2.19 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 90.1 innings for the TinCaps. The 2008 GLIAC Pitcher of the Year and a fifth round draft choice of the San Diego Padres, Bass began his professional career with the Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds where he had a 2.10 ERA in 25 relief appearances with 41 strikeouts in 34.1 innings.

WSU Athletics Extends Radio Agreement With WDTK Wayne State University Director of Athletics Rob Fournier has announced an extension of a radio broadcast agreement with WDTK Radio (1400 AM) for football and men’s basketball through the 2014-2015 school year. “This agreement continues a great relationship that has connected with over 200,000 WSU alumni in the immediate area,” said Fournier. “Chris MacCourtney (WDTK General Manager) has embraced the University’s mission in our community and the association with the professionals of WDTK has made this an appropriate extension. I look forward to the years ahead of successful WSU athletic teams being aired on a premier radio station. Our radio home is synonymous with WDTK for the present … and into our future.” “NewsTalk 1400 WDTK looks forward to continuing this important relationship with Wayne State University, the premier public university in southeastern Michigan,” said MacCourtney. “Together, we’ll continue to build the profile of WSU athletics and the profile of this great university.” WSU football and basketball games recently concluded their eighth season on 1400 AM. Both football and basketball contests are also available through the Internet at www.wdtkam.com.

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Wayne State University senior woman’s administrator Allison Tookes was one of 11 recent graduates from the NCAA Fellows Program, which is designed to address the low number of minorities and women in athletics administration. The NCAA Fellows Program was developed in 1997 by the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee and the Committee on Women’s Athletics as an effort to enhance career opportunities for women and people of color who seek to become athletics directors, which also further diversifies the NCAA membership. The 2008-09 NCAA Race and Demographics Report show that ethnic minorities only hold seven percent (71 out of 1,018) of the total number of athletics directors positions in Division I, II Allison Tookes and III (excluding the Historically Black Colleges and Universities). There are a total of 205 female directors of athletics in all three divisions, which represents just 18.9 percent of the positions held. The Fellows Program provides specific professional experiences that enable the participants to develop their talent and abilities and mesh those skills with their professional aspirations. Each NCAA Fellow is assigned an executive mentor that provides regular interaction and career guidance over the 18-month course of the program. NCAA Fellows graduate from the program with a better understanding of the administrative decision-making process at the senior levels in athletics administration and gain insight as to the impact of intercollegiate athletics within the institution.

Softball Staff Voted Regional Coaches of the Year The 2010 Wayne State softball coaching staff, led by head coach Gary Bryce, was selected as the Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Bryce, along with long-time assistant Pat Kent and student assistant coach Sarah Berry, led WSU to a 52-13 record and the GLIAC regular-season championship. The Warriors went 5-1 in the postseason to advance to the second NCAA Championship (Elite Eight/College World Series) in program history. This is the third time Bryce has been honored as region coach of the year. In 1993, he was named the Division II Central Region “Coach of the Year” by the National Softball Coaches Association, the first for any GLIAC coach after his squad won a then-school record 43 games. His Gary Bryce second recognition came in 2003, when his team became the first in school history to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight. Bryce will enter his 30th year in 2011 at the helm of the WSU softball program with 977 wins, which ranks sixth all-time among NCAA Division II head coaches.


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Hard Hitting and Light Hearted On what turned out to be the eve of Wayne State softball’s final game of What really brought the team together, however, was the influx of the the 2010 season, the tenor of the team was anything but serious. team’s up-and-coming talent. Of the 13 players returning next year, only one Coming off an opening-game defeat to Hawaii Pacific in the team’s will be a senior, which means the success should bleed over for years to College World Series opener, WSU coach Gary Bryce opted for a game of come. Danish rounders instead of the typical routine. It was the contributions from sophomores Alison Allen (.402 average, “I thought that rather go out there and do the normal stuff, we’d try to Second Team Daktronics All-American and Third Team NFCA All-American) loosen the kids up and have some fun,” said Bryce, who along with assistant and Becca Ryan (.355), and junior Rachel Spaccarotelli (.312 and a teamcoaches Pat Kent and Sarah Berry, won NFCA Midwest Region Coaching high .662 slugging percentage), which rounded the team out. Staff of the Year. “We’d been And it was 13 individual singlepracticing a long time to get season records that came out of there (the College World Series), statistics like those, seven alone to get on them (the team) and from Hanes. But Wayne State get after them after a loss was wasn’t an all-star loaded bunch; the wrong thing to do.” in fact, Banton said they played Fun was a word Bryce and Co. for everyone but themselves, experienced plenty throughout something they were reminded the season after the team won of whenever they looked at a record 52 games, nine more the red plastic bat they had all than Bryce’s previous singlesigned during a team meeting. season high. “We each wrote on it who we However, their season ended were playing for,” Banton said, the next day against Metropolitan “why we were here, what our State College of Denver, but it goals were.” didn’t put a damper on Wayne Banton said early on the team State’s second NCAA Elite had an inkling of the success it Eight appearance (2003 was the was capable of. other). “We started to figure out early “Gary would tell us how great that we could compete with some it was when they went last time,” of the better teams,” she said. shortstop Jaci Banton said. “As we went on, our confidence “Now having went, knowing grew more and more and kind of exactly what that is and having accumulated.” experienced it with great friends Wayne State lost three games Seniors Casey Hanes (left) and Jaci Banton were instrumental in Wayne State winning a school… it was just a very memorable at home all season. All three of record 52 games and advancing to the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament in 2010. experience.” its NCAA Regional tournament Banton is one of four players victories (that it hosted) were — along with pitchers Casey Hanes and Nicole Abel, and left fielder Stephanie shutouts and the Warriors avenged an early-season doubleheader sweep at LeClair — whose eligibility expired following the CWS appearance, and all Ashland by sweeping the best-of-three Midwest Super Regional (that WSU four were key contributors to the team’s success. also hosted).. The Warriors had a pair of nine- game winning streaks. They As Banton put it, Hanes was the rock of the team, posting a miniscule, also won nine of their last 10 games leading up to the CWS and concluded NCAA-leading (for all three divisions) 0.58 ERA and struck out 366 opposing the season ranked seventh in the NFCA Coaches Poll, their highest finish hitters, both team records. ever. “The thing that Casey had going for her is she wanted the ball, she was “The teams were pretty equal in the NCAA finals,” Bryce said. “Maybe if very focused, and wanted to succeed,” Bryce said. “She’s someone that we played them (the games) again there would be a different winner.” wanted the ball when the pressure was on. “It’s going to rank in the top three,” Bryce said, citing the 1983 season “I think when you have a pitcher like that, the kids really feel they’re going (his second as softball coach) and the 2003 season, when Wayne State to win.” appeared in its first College World Series as the other instances of his More often than not, the “kids,” as Bryce refers to his players, had the right favorite trifecta. “Those three rank pretty even across the board.” feeling: Wayne State won 42 of Hanes’ 50 decisions, and 19 via shutout. After 29 seasons at WSU, Bryce, who needs 23 victories to reach 1,000 Hanes, who transferred from Lenoir-Rhyne following the 2007 season and for his career, thinks his team has a chance to add to his list of memorable tied Wayne State’s career record for victories by a pitcher (72), also threw moments. That is, if they have some fun. two no-hitters. “You have to play with some fun, otherwise it gets to be too stressful.” When Hanes, an NFCA and Daktronics First Team All-American, wasn’t on the mound, it was Abel who stepped up and sported a 7-2 record. LeClair Karl Henkel is a Detroit-area freelance writer and a former writer/editor for and Banton each started all 65 games and hit .330 and .322, respectively. The South End.

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Dave and Lisa Nowinski

Vintner’s Cellar Custom Winery

Mr. Ronald G. Holland

Ms. Bernadine Nowinski

LTC (Ret) John E. Walus

Mr. Robert L. Holmes

Ms. Billie J. Oberstaedt

Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Warchol

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Horn

Mr. Enrico Odorico

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Webster

Ms. Patricia L. Horrie

Professor Frank Okoh

Jeffrey L. Weiss

Mr. Benjamin P. Hudson

Mrs. Eunice Orton

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Weiss

Graydon A. Huffman

Ryan Oshnock

Ms. Jane A. Westenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hungle

Carla Palffy

Ms. Melissa L. Wilson

Mr. James W. Hurley

Carl Papa, D.D.S., P.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Wisniewski

Robert E. Inman, D.O.

Mr. Gilbert Paquette

Mr. Peter J. Woods

Insurance Exchange Agency, Inc.

Lindsey Perry

Christina Wooster

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THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Abdenour Family Tom Adams Football Mark “Doc” Andrews Paul Andrews Bob Brennan Justin Chapman Dr. Nick Cherup The Croskey Family Karen DeGrazia Mel DeGrazia Maria A. Valle DeMasse Memorial Cal Dilworth Dorothy Dreyer Vernon K. Gale Memorial Joe Gembis Ivan C. & Elizabeth A. George Joseph L. Gualtieri Vic Hanson James Hayes John Hussey Patricia Kent Rodney C. Kropf Dr. Steven M. Lash Leo Maas Dr. William Markus Joel G. Mason David Mendelson Frederick A. Mulhauser Chuck Peters Bill & Dave Peterson The Petrouleas Family Dr. Steven T. Plomaritis and Family President’s Commission President’s Bill Prew Charlie Primas Nicholas & Mary P’Sachos Yuri Rabinovich Dr. Thomas W. Roberts Ryan Scratch Les Seppala George B. Sherman Patricia D. Smith Jeann Ann Stanicek Dr. Mike Stoltenberg David and Lois Stulberg Foundation Irv Swider Tartar Gridiron Club Tartar Gridiron Club II Dr. E. John Valle WSU Academic & Athletic Women’s Basketball Christopher Wouters

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Hall of Fame Nominations

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WSU ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CLASS OF 2011 CANDIDATE NOMINATION

The Wayne State University Department of Athletics Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the 2010 Induction Class. The induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2010. For details call (313) 577-4430. Guidelines: To be eligible for consideration, the nominee must have graduated or left WSU at least five years prior; received one athletic award; graduated from a four-year university; show evidence of outstanding career as an athlete or staff/faculty member. WSU staff and/or faculty members become eligible after leaving WSU. Consideration may be given to the professional or amateur athletic career. Supporting documentation is encouraged with the submission of a nomination. Please complete the following information:

I, (we) nominate (If deceased, please list address of relative and relationship (if known): Nominee: Address: City/State/Zip: Home phone/Business phone: Email:

Class of:

Athletics Achievements: Letters Won:

Submitted by Address: City/State/Zip: Home phone/Business phone: Email: Date: Please return by October 1, 2010 to: Attn: Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, Wayne State University Athletics, 101 Matthaei, Detroit, MI 48202. You may fax form and supporting materials to (313) 577-5996. You may duplicate this form.

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^Available only to recent graduates (Fall 2008-present) * All tax receipts will be reduced by the fair market value of any goods or services exchanged (vouchers available upon request only)

Membership has its Privileges There are numerous financial opportunities to make a difference in the exciting and promising future of Wayne State University’s student-athletes and athletics programs. • Double or triple your “W” Club gift if your employer has a matching gift program. Contact the “W” Club office to see if you or your spouse works for a matching gift company. • Take advantage of the ease of credit card gifts. Your membership may be paid annually or monthly with your Visa or MasterCard. • All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Contact Matt Cunningham at 313-577-0587 or visit wsuathletics.com for more information on the “W” Club!


WSU Athletic Department

Non Profit Org. US Postage PAID Permit 3844 Detroit, MI

5101 John C. Lodge 101 Matthaei Detroit, MI 48202

“W” CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Desired Membership Type (check one): q Friends of the Warriors ($50) q Letterwinner’s Club ($100)

_______________________________________________________________________________________ Name (As you wish to appear for athletics donor recognition)

q Green and Gold Club ($250)

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q Captain’s Club ($1,000)

____________________________________________________________________________________ ___City State Zip _______________________________________________________________________________________ Employer ____________________________________________________________________________________ ___Home Phone Business Phone _______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ WSU Graduation Year Varsity Letter(s)

Payment Options: q Check Enclosed

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Installment Options q Pledge with Gift Reminders q Two Installments (Oct. & Dec.)

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q Varsity Club ($500) q Director’s Club ($2,500) q All-American Club ($5,000) Please make checks payable to Wayne State University

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For more information contact: Matt Cunningham (313) 577-0587 Please return this card and your membership gift to:

“W” Club Attn: Rob Fournier Wayne State University Athletic Department Detroit, MI 48202


Warrior Within (Fall 2010)