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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.................................................Table of Contents & Credits 2.................................................................. In the Spotlight 3............................................................ Community Service 4............................................................................. Facilities 6................................................. Strength and Conditioning 8...........................................................BIG EAST Conference 10............................................................... Athletic Training 12..................................................Student-Athlete Support 16......................................................................Campus Life 20................................................... Mountaineer Excellence

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

28 ..............................................................................Roster 29............................................................Cardenas/Wickline 30..................................................................Jansen/Mathis 31..................................................................... Chupa/Allen 32..............................................................................Chahal

2011-12 PREVIEW

34 ............................................................... Season Preview 35 ..................................................Q&A with Coach Samara 36 ......................................................................... Schedule COACHING STAFF 24 ................................................. Head Coach Tina Samara 36....................................................................... Quick Facts 25 .........................................Assistant Coach Brian Sullivan 26 ...................................................................Support Staff 2010-11 REVIEW 38 .................................................................. Season Recap 38 .............................................................................Results 38 ..........................................................................Statistics

RECORD BOOK

40 .............................................. All-Time Coaches/Captains 41...............................................Career and Season Records 43.......................................................... Awards and Honors 45.................................................................. Series Records 46.................................................................All-Time Scores

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52.............................................President James P. Clements 53........................................Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 54.......................................................................Senior Staff 55................................................................... Head Coaches 56.............................................................. Athletic Facilities 57........................................................... Media Information 58................................................... Sports Communications

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Credits: The 2011-12 West Virginia University tennis guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Tim Goodenow Author: Brian Kuppelweiser Page Layout & Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Tim Goodenow Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc. Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, Tad Davis, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Cordell Hoffer, Julia Lucas, Shannon McNamara, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steve Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Andria Alvarez, Lisa Ammons, Julie Brown, Grant Dovey, Michael Fragale, Katie Kane, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Abby Norman, Ashleigh Pollart, Amy Prunty, John Riedesel, Gina Sporio, Daniel Whitehead. Š 2012 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics. No school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process. If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.


COMMUNITY SERVICE Representing West Virginia University, the city of Morgantown and the state of West Virginia in a charitable manner is important to the WVU women’s tennis team. Besides training and studying everyday as part of their student-athlete duties, the Mountaineers are always ready and willing to give back to those that make Morgantown a kind-hearted and good-natured community. “Although it is not set in stone yet, our team will definitely be involved in volunteer work throughout the spring, just as it has been in the past,” said coach Tina Samara. “We are very excited to lend a hand and make an impact in our community.” The tennis team is constantly involved in community service activities throughout the state. The team has a continuing relationship with Habitat for Humanity and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), which makes the team aware of any volunteer openings in the area. Winning and working hard are important to the WVU tennis team. Becoming successful and positive role models on and off the court are just as significant. The Mountaineers give back to Morgantown and its surrounding communities every chance they get.

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MOUNTAINEER TENNIS COURTS West Virginia’s Mountaineer Tennis Courts boast six rebound-ace hardcourts and grandstand seating for more than 500 spectators. The facility is located on-campus, adjacent to the WVU Coliseum, providing ample parking and easy access for players and fans alike. The courts are slated to be fully-lighted as part of West Virginia’s new Basketball Practice Facility project, currently underway. The courts were resurfaced in 1999, making the Mountaineer Tennis Courts one of the top tennis facilities in the BIG EAST Conference.


RIDGEVIEW RACQUET CLUB The Ridgeview Racquet Club offers a place for the Mountaineer women’s tennis team to compete during inclement weather, and even holds practices and matches for West Virginia. Ridgeview features four indoor championship cushioned Deco Turf System courts, a climate-controlled environment with lighting at a competitive level for full sun protection from UV rays and spectator viewing areas to watch and enjoy the competitive play. Ridgeview also offers five outdoor lighted Hartru clay courts. In addition, the spacious Club House offers fully private men’s and women’s locker rooms, a luxurious lobby and Players’ Lounge for relaxation where members can watch the latest matches on a big screen TV. Members can play, relax and socialize in a pleasant and quiet environment. At Ridgeview, the West Virginia tennis team has priority at designated times and will be accommodated for indoor play in the event of inclement weather, making it no longer necessary to travel 80 miles to Monroeville, Pa., for an indoor place of competition. There is also a full service pro shop and full instructional services by professional coaching and teaching instructors. “Everything at our indoor facility, Ridgeview Racquet Club, is state of the art,” said coach Tina Samara. “We are very fortunate to have this facility in the climate that we are in. Also, I believe that it is an advantage to train both indoors and outdoors. There are certain things that can be practiced in both that ultimately make our players more well rounded on the court.”

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go hand-in-hand at West Virginia University. Long regarded as one of the nation’s finest strength programs, the strength and conditioning coaches at WVU ensure that all student-athletes are kept at the peak of their total fitness capabilities. “We have a very good strength and conditioning staff here,” said coach Tina Samara. “The student-athletes here are provided with all the help necessary to succeed, even under the tough travel and playing schedules that many of them have.” To keep athletes in tip-top condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and a vast array of strength programs. Each athlete is educated on correct dietary habits and essential vitamins and minerals necessary to be an elite athlete. The athletes have the opportunity to meet with nutritionists, go on guided grocery store tours and receive diets designed specifically for them. Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to fitness.


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BIG EAST CONFERENCE The 2011-12 academic year is the 33rd in the history of The BIG EAST Conference as the unique consortium marches on competing at the highest level with integrity and sportsmanship. The BIG EAST has gone through membership changes since its birth, but the 2011-12 year marks the conference’s seventh straight with the same 16-member group, making for the nation’s largest Division I-A conference. The conference’s goals have always been the same. The outstanding performances of the student-athletes at BIG EAST schools are evidence of the league’s proud tradition of success. The league has always been able to boast that many of its best students are also its best athletes. BIG EAST institutions reside in nine of the nation’s top 35 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. With its newest members, BIG EAST markets contain almost one-fourth of all television households in the U.S. Since opening its doors in 1979, the league has won 31 national championships in six different sports and 133 student-athletes have won individual national titles. While the membership has both increased and changed, the focus of the BIG EAST has not wavered. The conference reflects a tradition of broad based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably show a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics. John Marinatto, who had served as senior associate commissioner, moved into the Commissioner’s chair in 2009 and has continued to steer the conference on its path of success. The league has long been considered a leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity, particularly regarding television. Those efforts have resulted in unparalleled visibility for BIG EAST student athletes. The conference has enjoyed longstanding relationships with CBS, ESPN, Inc. and ABC. The BIG EAST has its headquarters in Providence where the conference administers to more than 5,500 student-athletes. The 2012 BIG EAST Tennis Championships will be hosted by USF on April 19-22, at the Varsity Courts in Tampa, Fla.


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ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches. The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains, which including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for student-athletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to ensure the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their careers at WVU.


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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of eight consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. Coliseum Academic Performance Center – WVU Coliseum • 8,000-square foot facility providing individual and group study areas • State-of-the-art computer labs • Provides a quiet atmosphere and is open six days a week • The latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in • Center can be utilized around the student-athlete’s schedule • Center cost $1.3 million and opened in October of 2007 • Facility gift was provided by former Mountaineer great Jerry West and his wife, Karen, and the Robbins family. WVU’s Academic Support Services Provides • Team educational counselors • Tutoring services • Priority registration for student-athletes • Post-eligibility assistance Tutoring Service Facts • More than 75 tutors provide student-athletes with assistance in their classes • Upperclassmen, graduate students and community members serve as tutors in their area of specialty • Tutoring services are provided for all student-athletes regardless of scholarship status NCAA Certification West Virginia University received unconditional recertification in April 2010 from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, recognizing that the University’s athletic program is in “substantial conformity with operating principles” adopted by Division I schools. The purpose of athletics certification is to ensure integrity in the institution’s athletics program and to assist institutions in improving their athletics departments, the NCAA said.


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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT Graduation Rates West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past seven years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. The graduation rate for student-athletes is based upon the number of students who entered the University receiving athletic scholarship aid in a given academic year, and their progress over six years. The most recent figures are based upon the progress of student-athletes who entered WVU during 2002-03. APR The West Virginia University women’s soccer team, men’s basketball team and women’s cross country team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses. CHAMPS/Life Skills The many challenges that today’s college student-athletes face, both on and off the playing field, are unmatched in the history of higher education. Unfortunately, many students are not well prepared to face these challenges or encounter life issues that undermine health and success in college. To prepare student-athletes for the demands of college life and beyond, the NCAA developed the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills program. In the spring of 1995, the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics initiated its own CHAMPS/Life Skills program. WVU was one of only 170 schools selected by the NCAA to participate in their national pilot program. Five programming “commitment” areas viewed as critical to personal growth are part of WVU’s model. They are: 1) academic excellence, 2) personal development, 3) career development, 4) athletic excellence and 5) community service.


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CAMPUS LIFE Virginia University is a leading 21st century land-grant institution that is improving people’s lives through teaching, ð West discovery and outreach. WVU colleges and schools offer 193 degree programs from the bachelor’s through the doctoral and first-professional ð 13levels.

ð WVU students receive $317 million annually in grants, loans, work study, fee waivers and scholarships. campus offers one of the nation’s safest college environments — Reader’s Digest ranked it 18th among 135 U.S. ð WVU’s colleges and universities and gave WVU an ‘A’ for its strong commitment to safety. American institute for Economic Research named Morgantown one of America’s “Best College Towns.” Kiplinger’s ð The Personal Finance magazine listed the city 29th among “50 Smart Places to Live.” and job opportunities were among the factors Men’s Journal magazine cited in naming Morgantown the ð Recreational nation’s third-best small city. Sporting News named Morgantown one of its “Best Sports Cities.” Careerbuilder.com ranked the city as one of the “25 Best Cities to Find a Job.”

main Morgantown location includes three distinct campuses—Downtown, Evansdale and the Health Sciences ð WVU’s campus. The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system — named top people-mover in the nation - has shuttled people among the campuses since the U.S. Department of Transportation built it 30 years ago.

Student Recreation Center offers a six-lane lap pool and a leisure pool; a 20-person whirlpool; seven courts for ð The basketball, volleyball, and badminton; fitness machines and free weights covering 17,000 square feet; and a 50-foot climbing wall.

ð WVU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other school in the BIG EAST Conference. FBI chose WVU as its national leader for biometrics research. WVU is the academic arm of the FBI’s Biometric Center of ð The Excellence. WVU School of Medicine’s Rural Medicine Program is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 graduate programs in ð The the field. More than two dozen WVU graduate programs are ranked by the publication as among the nation’s best.


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CAMPUS LIFE WVU: A Brief Profile WVU is one of only 11 schools in the country that are land-grant, doctoral research universities with a comprehensive medical school. Students: WVU’s main campus fall 2011 enrollment was 29,617. Alumni: The new Erickson Alumni Center is a gathering place for WVU’s more than 175,000 alumni worldwide. Degree Programs: WVU offers 193 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Division Campuses: Potomac State College of WVU; WVU Institute of Technology Health Sciences Center Divisions: Charleston Division, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, W.Va.; Eastern Division, Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Major Academic Divisions: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Creative Arts, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Honors College, College of Human Resources and Education, Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, College of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Potomac State College of WVU, WVU Institute of Technology Visitors Resource Center: Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Resource Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides M-F at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. Visit: http://visit.wvu.edu Admission Information: Information is available from the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call 304-293-2121 or visit WVU on the web: http://www.wvu.edu; E-mail: go2wvu@mail. wvu.edu Mountaineer Parents Club Helpline: Receive information or share comments by calling 1-800-WVU-0096. Someone will respond within one business day if possible.


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WVU ATHLETICS 2010-11 BY THE NUMBERS Team Record Baseball: 28-27 Cross Country: 5th place at BIG EAST Championships & 5th place at NCAA Regionals Men’s Basketball: 21-12, 11-7 BIG EAST (NCAA 3rd Round) Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 8-8 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Football: 9-3, 5-2 BIG EAST (Share of regular-season conference title) (Champs Sports Bowl Game) Gymnastics: 13-10, 10-4 EAGL (6th place at NCAA Regionals) Rowing: 7th BIG EAST Men’s Soccer: 11-8-2, 5-4-0 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Women’s Soccer: 18-5-1, 9-1-1 BIG EAST (BIG EAST Champions) (NCAA Sweet 16) Men’s Swimming and Diving: 4-2, 4th BIG EAST (3 NCAA qualifiers) Women’s Swimming and Diving: 2-7, 3rd BIG EAST (1 NCAA qualifier) Women’s Tennis: 8-14 Rifle: 11-2, 5-1 GARC (2nd NCAA); GARC Postseason Champions (NCAA Air Rifle Champions) Ranked No. 1 all season; Nicco Campriani was the NCAA Air Rifle Champion Women’s Track: Indoor: 5th BIG EAST, 18th NCAA; Outdoor: 2nd BIG EAST, 20th NCAA Volleyball: 15-15, 5-9 BIG EAST Wrestling: 9-6, 4-2 EWL, 5 NCAA qualifiers NCAA Individual Champions Nicco Campriani, NCAA Air Rifle First Team All-Americans Keri Bland, Indoor Track, NCAA Nicco Campriani, Rifle, National Rifle Association (NRA) (smallbore and air rifle) Chelsea Carrier, Indoor Track, NCAA Chelsea Carrier, Outdoor Track, NCAA John Flowers, 2011 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Kate Harrison, Outdoor Track, NCAA Robert Sands, Football, Sporting News Rachel Viglianco, Rowing, National Strength and Conditioning Association Petra Zublasing, Rifle, National Rifle Association (NRA) (air rifle)


Team Champions Women’s Soccer, BIG EAST Rifle, GARC BIG EAST Champions Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming (500 Free, 400 IM) Taylor Camp, Men’s Swimming (100 Fly) Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Indoor Track (pentathlon, 60m hurdles), Women’s Outdoor Track (long jump, 100m, 400m hurdles) Kate Harrison, Women’s Outdoor Track (10,000-meter run) Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming (200 Fly) Jessica O’Connell, Women’s Indoor Track (3,000m) April Rotilio, Women’s Outdoor Track (400-meter dash) EAGL Champions Amy Bieski, Gymnastics (uneven bars) GARC Champions Nicco Campriani, Rifle (air rifle, smallbore, & combined score) BIG EAST Individual Awards Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming, 2011 co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Track, 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Field Athlete Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Track, 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet Meghan Lewis, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player Meghan Lewis, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team Bry McCarthy, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Blake Miller, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Megan Mischler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming, 2011 co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball, 2010-11 BIG EAST ScholarAthlete Sport Excellence Award Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer, BIG EAST all-Rookie Team Rachel Viglianco, Rowing, 2010-11 BIG EAST ScholarAthlete Sport Excellence Award BIG EAST Women’s Staff of the Year, Women’s Outdoor Track

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WVU ATHLETICS 2010-11 BY THE NUMBERS Major Awards Amy Bieski, Gymnastics, EAGL Gymnast of the Year Amy Bieski, Gymnastics, EAGL Outstanding Senior of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Senior of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Scholar-Athlete Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist Red Brown Cup Award Nicco Campriani, Rifle Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball Fred Schaus Captain’s Award Keri Bland, Track and Field Chris Neild, Football


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Tina Samara

[ head coach • second season • georgia, ‘96 ]

SAMARA FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA, 2010-PRESENT • Head Coach • Qualified for the 2011 BIG EAST Tournament LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE, 2008-10 • Head Coach • Guided team to the semifinal round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, 2010 • Signed Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 1 singles player • Team recorded the highest grade point average of all sport programs at Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009-10

Tina Samara enters her second season as the West Virginia University women’s tennis head coach after being appointed to lead the program in September 2010. In Samara’s first season at WVU, the Mountaineers finished the season with an 8-14 overall record and an appearance at the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Tournament. The season was highlighted by victories over Pitt, UConn and Duquesne. In total, three WVU players finished the season with at least 15 victories. Samara joined the Mountaineer tennis program after spending the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette, where she guided the team to the semifinal round of the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Tournament. In her first recruiting class for the Ragin’ Cajuns, Samara signed Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 1 singles player, one of two players to attain top 20 regional rankings in the Southern Region. According to the 2009-10 grade report, Samara’s team recorded the highest grade point average of all sport programs at Louisiana-Lafayette. Prior to her stint at Louisiana-Lafayette, Samara spent two seasons (2007-08) as the assistant women’s tennis coach at Colorado. In her first season at CU, the team finished 16-8 overall, the best record since 1999, and went 9-2 in the Big 12 for a share of third place. The Buffaloes

COLORADO, 2007-08 • Assistant Coach • Guided the team to its best record since 1999 • Shared third place in the Big 12 • Team earned highest national ranking (No. 37) in eight years EDUCATION GEORGIA, 1996 • Bachelor’s degree (family and consumer sciences) • Two-time All-American (1994-95) • Ranked No. 1 in NCAA doubles in 1995 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • 10-plus years of experience as a tennis pro • Competed on the USTA/WTA/LTA pro tour • Represented Norway at the Federation Cup for three seasons (1996-98)

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closed out the season nationally ranked No. 37, the highest ranking in eight years. With more than 10 years of experience as a tennis pro, Samara competed on the USTA/WTA/ LTA Pro tour and played three straight seasons representing Norway at the Federation Cup (199698). Samara graduated from Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences. As a player with the Bulldog tennis program, Samara earned All-America honors in 1994 and 1995, and partnered up for a victory in the deciding match of the Bulldogs’ first ever NCAA title in 1994. The pair finished the year ranked No. 1 in NCAA doubles in 1995 and went on to win the National Clay Court Doubles title in 1996. The team won the National Indoor title in 1994 and 1995. Samara was later listed in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd.” She was crowned the 1993 Collegiate Grasscourt singles champion, was a member of Georgia’s 1994 SEC title team and was a two-time national team indoor champion. A native of Oyster Bay, N.Y., Samara is married to Brian Sullivan.


Brian Sullivan

[ assistant coach • second season • arizona state, ‘82 ]

SULLIVAN FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA, 2010-PRESENT • Assistant Coach • Qualified for the 2011 BIG EAST Tournament LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE, 2008-10 • Volunteer Assistant Coach

Brian Sullivan joined the women’s tennis program in October 2010 as an assistant coach. A native of Denver, Colo., Sullivan has coached at the national, collegiate and professional levels and was most recently a volunteer assistant coach under coach Tina Samara at Louisiana-Lafayette. In addition to working with the Ragin’ Cajuns for the last two years, Sullivan was also the tennis pro at the City Club at River Ranch, where he developed a new junior program for the tournament players while training adults and nationally ranked players. From 2003-08, Sullivan was the Academy Director for the Harvest House Millennium Hotel in Boulder, Colo. In 2006, Marek Dvorak and Jeremy Wurtzman were among the players he coached. Dvorak was an NCAA Division I player and eighth-ranked junior from the Czech Republic, while Wurtzman was a member of the USTA High Performance National Team and reached a world ranking of No. 210 in doubles and No. 390 in singles.

Sullivan played collegiately two seasons at California-Irvine and two seasons at Arizona State where he was the captain for the Sun Devils. He graduated from Arizona State with a degree in general business administration in 1982. He is married to head coach Tina Samara.

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HARVEST HOUSE MILLENNIUM HOTEL, 2003-08 • Academy Coach/Director • Coached two nationally ranked players EDUCATION ARIZONA STATE, 1982 • Bachelor’s degree (general business administration) • Team captain • Also played two seasons at UC-Irvine PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • Played professionally at City Club at River Ranch • Developed a junior program for tournament players • Trained several adults and nationally ranked athletes

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Support Staff

[ the team behind the team] Beth Byron

Chris Worrell

Andrea Jankowicz

Strength Coach

Athletic Trainer

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Paul Downey

Bubba Schmidt

Scott Herdzik

Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services

Equipment Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

Brian Kuppelweiser

Dr. Matt Lively

Cindy Smith

Sports Communications

Medical Doctor

Administrative Assistant

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2011-12 Rosters

[ alphabetical • state/country • class ] Name Cl. Ht. RH/LH Hometown Jade Allen Fr. 5-10 RH London, England Veronica Cardenas Sr. 5-8 RH Powder Springs, Ga. Ikttesh Chahal Fr. 5-6 RH Chandigarh, India Mary Chupa So. 5-5 RH Bradenton, Fla. Lea Jansen Jr. 5-9 RH Valleyford, Wash. Emily Mathis Jr. 5-6 RH Flower Mound, Texas Catie Wickline Sr. 6-0 RH Orchard Park, N.Y. Head Coach: Tina Samara (Second Season) Assistant Coach: Brian Sullivan (Second Season)

Veronica Cardenas

By State/Country England Florida Georgia India New York Texas Washington

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By Class Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors

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Catie Wickline

Mary Chupa

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High School/Previous School Woodcote High Harrison High Carmel Convent High Manatee High Freeman/Washington State Marcus High Orchard Park High

Pronounciation Guide Cardenas KAR-day-nahs Ikttesh Chahal ick-taysh SHU-lull Chupa chew-puh

Lea Jansen

Jade Allen

Emily Mathis

Ikttesh Chahal


Veronica Cardenas

Catie Wickline

[ 5-8 • rh • senior • powder springs, ga. ]

[ 6-0 • rh • senior • orchard park, n.y. ]

At West Virginia in 2011 • Finished the season with 16 overall wins • Went 8-14 in singles and contributed in the No. 2, 3 and 4 spots • Captured five consecutive wins in singles against the No. 4 players from Duquesne, Cincinnati, Army, Providence and Seton Hall • Went 8-13 in doubles and competed in the No. 1 and 2 spots throughout the season

At West Virginia in 2010 • Finished the season with 26 overall wins • Primarily competed in the No. 3 singles spot and contributed at the No. 2 spot • Led the team in singles play for the second season with a 15-8 record • Won nine of her first 11 matches of the season • Defeated Youngstown’s Anna Volkova, 6-2, 6-0, in the first match of the season • Played on the No. 2 doubles team with Emily Mathis, finishing with an 11-12 record • Ended the season with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Cincinnati’s Lindsey Londergan at the BIG EAST Championships At West Virginia in 2009 • Led the team in singles (13-10), doubles (17-7) and overall (30) victories • Played at the No. 3-6 singles spots • Started the season winning seven of first nine matches • Played on the top doubles team with Olga Elkin • Won the first 10 matches of the spring season • Saw limited action in the fall season • Won first match of the year at the Brevard Mountain Invitational with a 6-3, 6-0, win over Lindsay Hostetter from Brevard Prep • Captain of her team at Harrison High • Graduated with honors • Was the Carl Harrison Leadership Award recipient

At West Virginia in 2011 • Finished with an overall season record of 4-8 • Held a record of 1-2 in the No. 5 and 6 singles spots, and 3-4 in No. 2 and 3 doubles • Went 2-0 in WVU’s match against South Carolina Upstate with a singles victory in the No. 6 spot and No. 3 doubles win with partner Anna Rodionova • Went 2-0 in the No. 2 doubles spot with partner Veronica Cardenas

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At West Virginia in 2010 • Finished the season with a 1-2 overall record • Played one match in the No. 5 singles spot • Played two matches in the No. 2 doubles spot • Captured an 8-3 victory over West Virginia State’s Eben Russell and Brittany Craig with partner Stephanie LaFortune At West Virginia in 2009 • Saw limited action during the spring season • Played one match at the No. 6 spot to earn a victory • Also saw limited action during the fall season Prep • Scholar-athlete from Orchard Park High • Captain and all-conference player in junior and senior seasons • Was named MVP as a senior • Also earned New York State (NYS) Section VI Sportsmanship Award Personal • Daughter of Harold and Frances Wickline • Has one sister and two brothers • Birthday is September 17 • BIG EAST Academic all-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Majoring in business

Personal • Daughter of Rodolfo and Christine Cardenas • Has three sisters and one brother • Birthday is October 13 • BIG EAST Academic all-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Majoring in athletic coaching education Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Favorite Food: Anything my mom makes

Favorite Movie: Almost Famous, Blow

Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite Musician: Dave Matthews Band

Favorite Musician: I don’t really have a favorite musician

Favorite Car: Mercedes-Benz G Class

Favorite Car: Range Rover

Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan, Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Favorite Athlete: Rafael Nadal

Cardena’s Career Statistics Year Singles 2009 13-10 2010 15-8 2011 8-14 2011 (Fall) 2-2 Totals 38-34

Doubles 17-7 11-12 8-13 4-2 40-34

Total 30-17 26-20 16-27 6-4 78-68

Wickline’s Career Statistics Year Singles 2009 1-0 2010 0-1 2011 1-2 2011 (Fall) 0-5 Totals 2-8

Doubles ----- 1-1 3-4 5-4 9-9

Total 1-0 1-2 4-6 5-9 11-17

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Lea Jansen

Emily Mathis

[ 5-9 • rh • junior • valleyford, wash. ]

[ 5-6 • rh • junior • flower mound, texas ]

At Washington State • Posted a 5-4 singles record during the fall season • Won 3 of 4 matches at the Cougar Classic • Played in three Pac-10 matches and one at the Pac-10 tournament • Recorded seven doubles victories Prep • Won the 1A Washington state championship as a junior in 2009 • Won a doubles state championship in 2008 • Consistently ranked among the top Pacific Northwest junior players in her age group • Ranked in the top 100 nationally, with a career-high ranking of No. 69 • Reached the round of 32 in the 14’s Easter Bowl • Reached the round of 64 at the 16’s National Clay Courts Personal • Daughter of Andy and Eva Jansen • Mother played volleyball at Oregon • One of three children • Sister, Maya, is committed to play tennis at Virginia • Birthday is July 9 • Majoring in criminology Favorite Food: Pasta Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption Favorite Musician: Jack Johnson Favorite Car: BMW Favorite Athlete: Aaron Rodgers

At West Virginia in 2011 • Finished the season with an overall record of 19-21 • Came in second on the team in combined wins (19) • Led the team in doubles with ten wins • Competed primarily in the No. 1 spot and contributed in the No. 2 spot • Won five consecutive matches in the No. 1 spot with partner Mary Chupa • Captured an 8-2 doubles victory against Connecticut at the BIG EAST Championships • Went 9-11 in singles, competing most of the season in the No. 2 spot At West Virginia in 2010 • Finished the season with 23 overall wins • Went 12-11 in singles play • Saw action in the No. 3-5 spots • Played one match in the No. 1 spot, in which she defeated West Virginia State’s Brittany Craig, 6-3, 6-3 • Played on the No. 2 doubles team with partner Veronica Cardenas • Went 11-13 in doubles action • Captured a singles and doubles victory in the first round of the BIG EAST Championships Prep • Attended Marcus High • Won Newcomer of the Year award and was named first team all-district as a freshman • Won a district title and the outstanding player award for three straight years (2006-09) • Won the most valuable player award as a senior Personal • Daughter of William and Sally Mathis • Has two sisters • Birthday is December 2 • BIG EAST Academic all-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Majoring in business

Favorite Food: Salmon Favorite Movie: Gattica Favorite Musician: Laura Marling Favorite Car: Wrangler Favorite Athlete: Andre Agassi

Emily Mathis

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Mathis’ Career Statistics Year Singles 2010 12-11 2011 9-11 2011 (Fall) 4-5 Total 25-27

Doubles 11-13 10-10 1-7 22-30

Total 23-24 19-21 5-12 47-57


Mary Chupa

Jade Allen

[ 5-5 • rh • sophomore • bradenton, fla. ]

[ 5-10 • rh • freshman • london, england ]

At West Virginia in 2011 • Led the team in overall wins (23) • Finished the season with a combined record of 23-18 • Led the team in singles victories (13) • Went 10-4 in the No. 3 singles spot and contributed in the No. 2 and 4 spots • Won last four singles matches of the season • Finished second in doubles with a 9-11 record • Won five-consecutive matches in No. 1 doubles with partner Emily Mathis • Picked up two wins at the BIG EAST Championships with an 8-2 victory in doubles (No. 1) and a 7-6 (3), 6-0 win in singles (No. 3) Prep • Attended Manatee High School • Tennis team won the Michigan state championship

Prep • Was ranked in the top 10 in the state of Surrey in the U14’s, U16’s and U18’s and ranked among the top 50 of the U18’s nationally • Qualified for the national championships for the club league as a competitor for

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the tennis club Esporta Croydon • Trained and competed in various locations internationally, including Spain, France, Portugal and Great Britain • Earned MVP at Woodcote High in 2005 and 2006 and competed at the top spot Personal • Daughter of Gerard Allen • One of four children • Birthday is November 24 • Majoring in biochemistry

Personal • Daughter of Mike and Ann Chupa • One of three children • Birthday is February 7 • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Majoring in business

Favorite Food: Japanese Cuisine Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart Favorite Musicians: Adele, 30 Seconds to Mars Favorite Car: Ferrari F430 Spider

Favorite Food: Anything chocolate

Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps

Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings Favorite Musicians: The Who Favorite Car: Ford Taurus Favorite Athlete: Henrik Zetterberg

Chupa’s Career Statistics Year Singles 2011 13-7 2011 (Fall) 4-12 Total 17-19

Doubles 10-11 7-7 17-18

Total 23-18 11-19 34-37

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Ikttesh Chahal [ 5-6 • rh • freshman • chandigarh, india ] Prep • Team captain at Carmel Convent High and played the No. 1 singles position • Reached a career high ITF Junior World ranking of No. 559 in addition to a U-18 national ranking of No. 19, a women’s national singles ranking of No. 48 and a women’s national doubles ranking of No. 31 • Won the Grade 4 Hyderabad ITF Junior Doubles tournament held in Hyderabad, India • Graduated in the top 20 of her class • Also participated in soccer and swimming • Won a gold medal three times in the School National Games (2007, 2008 and 2010) Personal • Daughter of Raj Birinder Singh and Sukhraj Chahal • Birthday is June 26 • One of two children • Majoring in biology Favorite Food: Butterchicken and garlic naan (Indian food) Favorite Movie: Little Manhattan Favorite Musicians: The Fray Favorite Car: Audi R8 Favorite Athlete: Roger Federer

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Chahal’s Career Statistics Year Singles 2011 (Fall) 2-11 Totals 2-11

Doubles 1-10 1-10

Total 3-21 3-21


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2012 Preview

[ wvu returns four letterwinners ]

Veronica Cardenas

With a tough 2010-11 season in the rear view mirror, the West Virginia women’s tennis team heads into the 2011-12 season with a renewed focus to compete in the BIG EAST Conference. Under the guidance of second-year coach Tina Samara, the Mountaineers welcome back four returners, as well as four newcomers that will combine to give the squad a mixture of athleticism, competitiveness and skill. “We are going to play better this year than we ever have,” Samara says. “The sense of urgency is going to light a fire under each one of our girls. The chemistry is so much better than it has been in the past, and that alone can overcome a lot of obstacles on a team.” Senior Veronica Cardenas and junior Emily Mathis return as the most experienced players in the lineup as they have competed in a combined 250 matches during the course of their careers. Cardenas finished last season with a total of 16 wins, while contributing in the No. 2, 3 and 4 singles spots. “It is Veronica’s senior year, so I feel like she has really committed herself to making it the best that she can,” Samara says. “She has the urgency and has realized that this is it. She has gotten into way better shape, and she is having a lot more fun. We would like her to finish up strong.” Mathis, who led the team in wins during the 2011 fall season, is the heart and soul of the Mountaineers, as she brings a fierce determination to the court that is unrivaled by her competitors. The Flower Mound, Texas, native produced 19 wins last season and heads onto the court with yet another year of match experience under her belt. “She is arguably the hardest worker on the team,” Samara says. “She took a leadership role towards the end of last year, and she shows everyone that never giving up can get you a long way.” Also returning to the WVU lineup is sophomore Mary Chupa. The Bradenton, Fla., native showed consistency throughout the 2011 fall season and had a total of 22 wins last season to lead the team. Chupa also led the team with a total of 13 singles victories last season.

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“Mary struggled with being happy out there for a bit, but she has completely turned it around now,” Samara says. “You can see in the way that she is hitting the ball that she is happy. Mary and Emily will be playing in doubles together, and their chemistry looks to be very good right now.” The last returner for the Mountaineers is senior Catie Wickline. The Orchard Park, N.Y., native is a former walk-on that features a big frame and a powerful serve. Although she lacks the match experience of her fellow returnees, Wickline is expected to be a key contributor during the 2011-12 season. “Catie is a great example of perseverance,” Samara says. “She works very hard in lifts and conditioning. She has improved a ton, and she is going to be put in a tough spot this year. We are hoping that she will be able to step up and handle the pressure.” Along with contributions from veterans, Samara expects freshman Ikttesh Chahal to be a key part of the puzzle for the Mountaineers. The Chandigarh, India, native was ranked as high as No. 559 in the ITF Junior World rankings and No. 48 in the national singles rankings. Chahal competed in each event during the fall season and showed an ability to compete against top-notch opponents. “She is starting to really get it,” Samara says. “She has started to show what she is really capable of doing. We expect her to have an impact this year.” Samara will also welcome freshman Madison Hromada to the Mountaineer roster. The Lorain, Ohio, native is a two-time state champion, was the No. 7-ranked recruit in the state of Ohio and the 210th best nationally and held an IMG RPI of No. 258. “Madison is a girl that brings great athletic ability to a match,” Samara says. “She is someone that we look forward to having contribute this season as well as in the future.” Also new into the fold will be junior Lea Jansen, who transferred from Washington State. Jansen will sit out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules. During her time with the Cougars, the Valleyford, Wash., native displayed an ability to compete in one of the elite tennis conferences in the nation, as she posted seven doubles wins. Jansen was ranked as high as No. 69 nationally coming out of high school. The final newcomer for the Mountaineers is freshman Jade Allen. The London, England, native has trained and competed in Spain, France, Portugal and Great Britain, while being ranked in the top-50 nationally. Allen will sit out the 2011-12 season due to transfer rules. “It is unfortunate Lea and Jade can’t play, but we are looking at it in a positive manner,” Samara says. “They are going to really understand our system when this time of the year rolls around next year. We don’t expect any bumps in the road when they start competing.” WVU will begin the season on Jan. 21, as they will travel to Columbus, Ohio for a match against Ohio State. Non-conference matchups against Morehead State and Virginia will help prepare the Mountaineers for the rigors of the BIG EAST Conference. In addition, WVU will travel to Florida on March 25-28 to take on North Florida, Stetson and Central Florida. The Mountaineers will close out their season on April 19-22 at the BIG EAST Championships, which will be played in Tampa, Fla.


2012 Preview

[ a sit down with coach samara ] The way a team is handled by the coaching staff may be one of the most important keys to success. How would you describe your coaching style? We always talk about leading through example. A lot of times, I don’t think people realize the amount of work that goes on when we are not on the court. Brian does the very hands-on stuff on court, and I am doing a lot of the recruiting. We just want hard workers. People will always say that a coach has their favorites, but we don’t necessarily do that. We enjoy having the girls that are going to work hard. Those are our favorites, so everyone has a chance to become a favorite with us. You can turn your career around with us if you just work hard. We are willing to give the girls chances.

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One of the biggest goals you have talked about making since day one with the Mountaineers is upping the competition level in order to become a nationally competitive program. Where do you stand in regards to that goal? Although the work that a student-athlete does on the court is what gets the most attention, it is the work in class that is most important. What are your academic philosophies and principles? We are fortunate in tennis because we rarely have student-athletes with academic problems. The girls tend to come in with pretty good academic backgrounds. There is always the transition into collegiate sports and the time management skills that each studentathlete must have. We require our freshmen to take a course in learning how to balance work and play. We have high expectations. I force every freshman to do study hall and if they do not maintain a 3.0 GPA, they will do study hall and tutoring until they turn it around. I know it is doable to do well in school and do well on the tennis courts. We are pretty fair when it comes to being flexible on the academic end. Every coach has a type of student-athlete that they set out to find when they are recruiting. Besides the most obvious traits of skill and athleticism, what is it that you are looking for? We like to have a blue-collar kid. Tennis is very unique. The only other sport I can kind of compare it to is golf. Typically, the studentathletes are coming from a privileged background, and sometimes it can be tough to deal with being on a team. They are used to being the high profile, center of attention type of player, but that may not be the case once they get to college. Ideally, we want a kid with a lot of talent and someone who wants to work hard once they get here. We want them to be excited by the challenges that we are going to present to them. You are now into your second year at WVU, and a lot has changed over the past year with the women’s tennis program. Where do you stand now as a program? Obviously, we have taken our share of hits, but we are confident that this is what we needed to do to get the program where we want to go. It is similar to the take one step back and two steps forward philosophy. I do think the five kids we have competing this year will compete at the highest level they ever have. Chemistry plays a big role on our team. On a team this small, one kid can ruin a team, so if you have five solid kids on the same page, it is better than seven and one really bad one. We don’t have that bad one. I hope that the chemistry we have will show through this season.

For the current team and incoming players, I want to offer them a schedule that is going to be fulfilling. We want to get the talent level up. You have to be able to offer the girls something. We can’t offer the history of this program right now, so we have to offer the chance to play top-caliber opponents. Our view of the records here in the past is that they came through a weak strength of schedule. We will acknowledge that the records were good, but it is something we needed to improve upon in this program. We want to offer them the opportunity to see what the top player in the country plays like. We had players see that this fall, and they were able to compete with them at the regional tournament. They saw that there isn’t much of difference between the top players in the game and themselves. You mention competing constantly and say that it is crucial if you want to win on a national level. How is it that one of your players can up their ability to compete in a match? What we are starting to see with our current team is that when you do work really hard, you will feel like you deserve to win instead of just hoping to win. When you have laid it on the line, you are going to feel it more. You are going to care more. We are at the point now where they know they have worked hard. They know they have worked harder than their opponents, so they feel like they deserve to get a win. When someone looks at the West Virginia women’s tennis program, what it is that you want someone to take away from watching a match? Again, it is the competing. When people come and watch, I don’t want them to walk away talking about us winning, I want them to say I enjoyed watching that kid do everything she could to win that match. If you have everyone buying in, you will win a lot. If we take care of the little things, we will get the results. It is sometimes hard from our standpoint because we have been there and done it, but we believe in the girls. We almost sound like parents in the sense that we are telling them that we have experienced what it is like to win on the highest level and these are the things you need to do. Unfortunately, we are so results-oriented as human beings that we get frustrated when we don’t see the things we want right away. If you trust the process, the outcome will be good things.

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[ spring schedule and quick facts ] 2012 SCHEDULE Jan. 21 Ohio State Jan. 28 MOREHEAD STATE Jan. 31 Virginia Feb. 3 PITT Feb. 5 AKRON Feb. 11 GEORGE WASHINGTON Feb. 18 Connecticut Feb. 19 Marquette Feb. 25 Cincinnati Feb. 26 Dayton March 3 SYRACUSE March 7 DUQUESNE March 11 Marshall March 16 EASTERN MICHIGAN March 25 North Florida March 27 Stetson March 28 Central Florida April 7 CALIFORNIA (PA.) April 14 Seton Hall April 15 Rutgers April 19-22 BIG EAST Championships

Columbus, Ohio Morgantown, W.Va. Blacksburg, Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Milwaukee, Wisc. Milwaukee, Wisc. Cincinnati, Ohio Dayton, Ohio Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Huntington, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Jacksonville, Fla. DeLand, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Morgantown, W.Va. South Orange, N.J. New Brunswick, N.J. Tampa, Fla.

Emily Mathis

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2012 QUICK FACTS Location: Morgantown, W.Va. Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 29,617 Nickname: Mountaineers Colors: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Conference: BIG EAST President: Dr. James P. Clements Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck Head Coach: WVU Record (Years): Assistant Coach: Outdoor Facility: Indoor Facility: 2011 Record: 2011 BIG EAST Record: All-Time Record: Letterwinners Returning/Lost:

Tina Samara (Georgia, ’96) 8-14 (two season) Brian Sullivan Mountaineer Tennis Courts Ridgeview Racquet Club 8-14 4-7 438-354-1 4/2

Assistant Athletic Director/Communications: Michael Fragale Sports Information Director: Bryan Messerly Associate Sports Information Director: Katie Kane Assistant Sports Information Director: Shannon McNamara Sports Publications Director: Joe Swan Assistant Sports Publications Director: Tim Goodenow Tennis Contact: Brian Kuppelweiser Contact’s Email: Brian.Kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu Sports Communication Phone: (304) 293-2821 Sports Communication Fax: (304) 293-4105 Website: MSNsportsNET.com

Ikttesh Chahal


Season Review [ recapping 2010-11 ]

2011 Team Results (8-14, 4-7 BIG EAST) Score Result Opponent 1-6 L vs. Bowling Green 0-7 L at. Louisville 4-0 W at Morehead State 1-6 L vs. JMU (at the Greenbrier) 2-5 L vs. Liberty (at the Greenbrier) 0-7 L vs. Marshall 5-2 W vs. Pitt 3-4 L vs. California, Pa. 0-7 L at Syracuse 5-2 W at Duquesne 1-6 L vs. Cincinnati 4-1 W vs. Army 7-0 W vs. Providence 6-1 W vs. Seton Hall 0-7 L at South Carolina State 6-1 W at South Carolina Upstate 0-7 L at Richmond 1-6 L vs. Rutgers 2-5 L vs. Marquette (Hartford, Conn.) 5-2 W at Connecticut BIG EAST Tournament 0-4 L vs. Rutgers (South Bend, Ind.) 2-4 L St. John’s (South Bend, Ind.)

Ashley Pilsbury After being named head coach almost a week into the 2010 fall season, West Virginia women’s tennis coach Tina Samara had her work cut out for her as she began her first season with the Mountaineers. Add to that a young, inexperienced roster with just one senior, and it looked like Samara’s first season was going to be a struggle. The challenge, however, was not new to Samara. At her previous stop at LouisianaLafayette, Samara was hired in November 2008 after the team had completed its fall season. The short time frame had left Samara without a fall evaluation period for her players. When Samara took over on Sept. 15, she hit the ground running and led the Mountaineers into their second fall tournament on Sept. 2426. Samara used this time to evaluate the talent within the program and helped set the foundation for the 2011 spring season and beyond. WVU’s season began with a three-game road trip in the state of Kentucky and saw them square off against Bowling Green, Louisville and Morehead State. The Mountaineers struggled in the first two legs of the road trip as they dropped the first two contests, but they closed it on a high note as they defeated Morehead State, 4-0. In their first home matches of the season, the Mountaineers again struggled as they lost three straight, but it appeared as though they began to turn a corner. After starting the season 1-5, WVU began to right the ship when Pitt came to Morgantown on Feb. 16. In the 33rd matchup in the program’s history, the Mountaineers defeated the Panthers, 5-2, to move the series record to 29-4-0 in favor of the Old Gold and blue. The match was highlighted by WVU taking the doubles point and four singles matches.

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The win over Pitt ignited a stretch from March 9-18 during which WVU went 5-3 and collected wins against Duquesne, Army, Providence, Seton Hall and South Carolina Upstate. The Mountaineers concluded conference play and their regular season on April 10 against BIG EAST foe Connecticut. WVU started off the contest against the Huskies with a sweep of doubles play, but UConn fought back as it took the No. 1 and No. 6 singles matches. The Mountaineers, however, did not falter as they took the No. 2 through No. 5 singles matches. WVU’s losses to Rutgers and St. John’s at

the 2011 BIG EAST Tournament in South Bend, Ind., brought the 2011 fall season to an end. Freshman Mary Chupa led the Mountaineers with 23 wins during the 2011 season and posted a 13-7 record in singles play. With fellow freshman Melis Tanik, Chupa compiled an 8-4 doubles record. Sophomore Emily Mathis built on her solid freshman season that included 23 wins and had 19 total victories. Mathis finished the season at an even .500 (10-10) in doubles play. Junior Veronica Cardenas would go on to finish the season with 16 total wins.

2011 Individual Spring Records Singles Total Mary Chupa Emily Mathis Veronica Cardenas Ashley Pilsbury Melis Tanik Anna Rodionova Liv Pettersson Catherine Wickline

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

---- 1-2 ---- ---- 5-14 ---- ---- ----

1-2 8-9 0-1 ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

10-4 ---- 2-5 ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

2-1 ---- 6-8 0-3 ---- 1-0 ---- ----

---- ---- ---- 5-10 ---- 0-2 1-0 0-1

---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 3-5 1-8 1-1

Doubles Pilsbury/Tanik Chupa/Mathis Cardenas/Pettersson Cardenas/Chupa Cardenas/Wickline Pettersson/Mathis Pettersson/Pilsbury Mathis/Tanik Rodionova/Wickline Pettersson/Tanik Pilsbury/Wickline

#1 ---- 8-4 ---- 2-7 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

#2 ---- ---- 3-7 ---- 2-0 1-2 ---- 1-3 ---- 0-1 ----

#3 7-6 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1-2 ---- 1-1 ---- 0-3

Total 7-6 8-4 3-7 2-7 2-0 1-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 0-1 0-3

13-7 9-11 8-14 5-13 5-14 4-7 2-8 1-2


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Record Book

[ all-time coaches/captains ] Year Coach Captain(s) Record 1973-74 Martha Thorn Gail Oberholtzer 4-3 1974-75 Martha Thorn Sue Babb, Gail Oberholtzer 15-0 1975-76 Martha Thorn Linda Bennett 9-1-1 1976-77 Martha Thorn Barbara Cusick, Jeanne Varley 10-2 1977-78 Martha Thorn Barbara Cusick, Marianne Rice, Jeanne Varley 8-4 1978-79 Martha Thorn Mickey Cox, Karla Yoho 11-5 1979-80 Martha Thorn Sari Biddle, Karla Yoho 12-5 1980-81 Martha Thorn Lori Andochick 14-3 1981-82 Martha Thorn Lori Andochick 10-6 1982-83 Martha Thorn Lori Burdell, Maureen Druga, Carrie Gilson, Lisa Grimes 12-6 1983-84 Martha Thorn Lori Burdell, Marueen Druga, Carrie Gilson, Lisa Grimes 15-4 1984-85 Martha Thorn Karin Raudsep 11-11 1985-86 Martha Thorn Kathy Gillis 20-9 1986-87 Martha Thorn Kathy Curvan, Katie Highland 15-11 1987-88 Martha Thorn Lena Thoren 10-20 1988-89 Martha Thorn Shelley Stead 15-13 1989-90 Martha Thorn Shelley Stead, Sarah Bible 21-10 1990-91 Martha Thorn Kathie Hall 16-6 1991-92 Martha Thorn Michele Tondreault 11-11 1992-93 Martha Thorn Carrie King, Amy Wellington 3-17 1993-94 Martha Thorn Tiffany Egan, Pam McGrath 8-10 1994-95 Martha Thorn Tiffany Egan 15-11 1995-96 Martha Thorn Christy Fiber 8-12 1996-97 Martha Thorn Dana Adams, Karolina Krajewska 13-10 1997-98 Martha Thorn Christina Walker 13-10 1998-99 Martha Thorn Amy Workman, Meghan Cornwall, Andrea Pintaric 10-12 1999-00 Martha Thorn Meghan Cornwall, Andrea Pintaric 6-15 2000-01 Alicia Von Lossberg Ellie Earles 7-14 2001-02 Dan Silverstein Katherine Agustsson, Maia Binder 5-15 2002-03 Dan Silverstein Courtney Howell, Anna Marie Underwood, Jenny Watkins 12-10 2003-04 Dan Silverstein Courtney Howell, Jenny Watkins 10-9 2004-05 Dan Silverstein Ashley Constantine, Catherine Koontz, Kelly Walsh 16-7 2005-06 Dan Silverstein Natalia Prinz, Kelly Walsh 11-12 2006-07 Marc Walters Natalia Prinz, Kelly Walsh 13-12 2007-08 Marc Walters Stacey Percival, Colleen Speaker 15-10 2008-09 Marc Walters Stephanie LaFortune 9-17 2009-10 Marc Walters Stephanie LaFortune, Monique Burton 17-7 2010-11 Tina Samara None 8-14 Totals 438-354-1

Stacey Percival

Monique Burton

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Record Book

[ career and season records ] TOP CAREER RECORDS Player Jo Marie Cinco Christina Walker Michele Tondreault Kathie Hall Melony Kizer Jodi Firestone Kathy Gillis Karolina Krajewska Kathy Mazza Maureen Druga Carrie King Raynie Theis Lisa Grimes Carrie Gilson Kathy Curvan Lori Burdell Stacey Percival Tiffany Egan Dana Adams Anna Marie Underwood Meghan Cornwall Katie Highland Lena Thoren Monica Lyskawa Jennifer Watkins Amy Workman Shelley Stead Patti Pritt Ellie Earles Karin Raudsep Natalia Prinz Kelly Walsh Ellen Bumoskey Christy Fiber Lori Andochick Nicole Fiber Jeanne Varley

Year 1988-92 1995-98 1988-92 1987-91 1982-87 1995-99 1983-86 1994-97 1988-92 1980-84 1989-93 2002-06 1980-84 1980-84 1983-87 1980-84 2004-08 1991-95 1994-97 1999-03 1996-00 1983-87 1985-88 2004-08 2000-04 1995-99 1986-89 1985-87 1998-01 1981-85 2004-08 2003-07 1977-81 1992-96 1978-82 1990-92 1974-78

W/L Pct. 214-73 .746 187-78 .706 165-94 .637 159-120 .570 155-98 .613 145-97 .599 144-71 .670 140-109 .562 133-126 .514 131-80 .621 123-108 .532 120-76 .612 119-74 .617 111-58 .657 108-93 .537 107-52 .673 105-76 .580 105-99 .515 101-93 .521 101-90 .529 99-115 .497 95-91 .511 94-70 .573 92-62 .597 92-65 .586 91-101 .473 90-121 .427 87-57 .604 84-114 .424 82-92 .471 81-93 .466 80-67 .544 76-36 .679 69-95 .421 66-60 .524 65-59 .524 62-16 .795

TOP SINGLES RECORDS Player Jo Marie Cinco Christina Walker Melony Kizer Kathie Hall Michele Tondreault Lisa Grimes Carrie King Karolina Krajewska Kathy Mazza Jodi Firestone Katie Highland Maureen Druga Tiffany Egan Meghan Cornwall Kathy Gillis Monica Lyskawa

Year 1988-92 1995-98 1982-87 1987-91 1988-91 1980-84 1989-93 1994-97 1989-92 1996-99 1983-87 1980-84 1991-95 1996-99 1982-86 2004-08

W/L 112-30 102-39 100-65 97-56 84-53 77-48 76-55 75-56 72-75 69-55 69-61 64-48 61-52 61-57 58-31 51-34

Pct. .789 .723 .606 .634 .613 .616 .580 .573 .490 .556 .531 .571 .540 .546 .652 .600

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Raynie Theis Stacey Percival Dana Adams Jennifer Watkins Lori Burdell Nicole Fiber Kathy Curvan Ellen Bumoskey Natalia Prinz

2004-08 1994-97 2000-04 1980-84 1990-92 1983-87 1977-81 2004-08

51-37 51-55 49-40 47-30 41-31 41-32 39-16 39-51

.580 .481 .551 .610 .569 .562 .709 .433

30-WIN SEASONS (SINGLES ONLY) Player Year Jo Marie Cinco 1989-90 Kathie Hall 1989-90 Melony Kizer 1985-86 Michele Tondreault 1989-90 Jo Marie Cinco 1988-89

W/L 36-6 34-11 31-15 31-17 30-11

Pct. .857 .756 .674 .646 .732

20-WIN SEASONS (SINGLES ONLY) Player Year Christina Walker 1995-96 Kathie Hall 1990-91 Melony Kizer 1984-85 Christina Walker 1994-95 Carrie King 1989-90 Michele Tondreault 1990-91 Christina Walker 1997-98 Nicole Fiber 1990-91 Patti Pritt 1986-87 Catherine Koontz 2002-03 Kathie Hall 1988-89 Michele Tondreault 1988-89 Michele Pauli 1989-90 Kathy Gillis 1985-86 Melony Kizer 1986-87 Lisa Grimes 1983-84 Katie Highland 1985-86 Jo Marie Cinco 1990-91 Jo Marie Cinco 1991-92

W/L 29-9 28-11 28-19 26-9 26-18 25-8 25-8 25-12 25-17 25-18 25-19 25-20 24-8 24-10 24-15 24-19 24-20 23-5 23-8

Pct. .763 .700 .596 .743 .591 .758 .758 .694 .595 .581 .568 .556 .750 .706 .615 .558 .545 .821 .742

Karolina Krajewska Karolina Krajewska Carrie King Kathy Mazza Tiffany Egan Ellie Earles Christina Walker Patti Pritt Kathy Mazza Lisa Grimes Jodi Firestone Ellie Earles Katie Highland Lori Burdell Tiffany Egan Jodi Firestone Kathy Curvan Carrie King Anna Marie Underwood Jennifer Watkins

1995-96 1996-97 1990-91 1989-90 1991-92 1997-98 1996-97 1985-86 1988-89 1981-82 1995-96 1999-00 1984-85 1983-84 1994-95 1997-98 1985-86 1991-92 1999-00 2002-03

23-11 23-14 23-14 23-22 22-12 22-12 22-13 22-17 22-20 21-11 21-12 21-13 20-10 20-11 20-11 20-13 20-14 20-14 20-14 20-19

.676 .622 .622 .511 .647 .647 .629 .564 .524 .656 .636 .617 .667 .645 .645 .606 .588 .588 .588 .512

60-WIN SEASONS (SINGLES/DOUBLES) Player Year W/L Jo Marie Cinco 1989-90 66-19

Pct. .776

50-WIN SEASONS (SINGLES/DOUBLES) Player Year W/L Melony Kizer 1985-86 56-26 Christina Walker 1995-96 54-20 Kathie Hall 1989-90 54-32 Michele Tondreault 1989-90 53-27 Jo Marie Cinco 1990-91 51-10 Michele Tondreault 1990-91 51-14 Kathy Gillis 1985-86 51-21 Jo Marie Cinco 1988-89 51-28

Pct. .683 .730 .628 .663 .836 .785 .708 .646

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[ career and season records ] 40-WIN SEASONS (SINGLES/DOUBLES) Player Raynie Theis Christina Walker Christina Walker Kathy Curvan Kathie Hall Kathy Mazza Jo Marie Cinco Jodi Firestone Carrie King Lori Burdell Patti Pritt Jodi Firestone Melony Kizer Patti Pritt Karolina Krajewska Melissa Day Maureen Druga Lisa Grimes Kathy Gillis Michele Pauli Lena Thoren Michele Tondreaul Kathy Mazza Jodi Firestone Christina Walker

Year 2002-03 1997-98 1994-95 1985-86 1988-89 1989-90 1991-92 1995-96 1989-90 1983-84 1985-86 1997-98 1984-85 1986-87 1995-96 2002-03 1983-84 1983-84 1983-84 1989-90 1986-87 1988-89 1988-89 1997-98 1996-97

W/L 49-28 48-17 46-17 46-28 46-35 46-38 45-16 45-21 45-33 44-21 44-26 43-22 43-30 43-31 43-23 43-27 42-24 42-26 41-14 41-18 41-29 41-31 41-34 40-22 40-24

20-WIN SEASONS (SINGLES/DOUBLES) Pct. .636 .739 .730 .622 .568 .548 .738 .671 .577 .677 .629 .661 .589 .581 .652 .614 .636 .618 .745 .695 .586 .569 .547 .645 .625

30-WIN SEASONS (SINGLES/DOUBLES) Player Christina Walker Jennifer Watkins Kathie Hall Nicole Fiber Catherine Koontz Carrie Gilson Kathy Gillis Melony Kizer Karolina Krajewska Anna Marie Underwood Tiffany Egan Karolina Krajewska 1 Carrie Gilson Carrie King Monica Lyskawa Lena Thoren Pam McGrath Dana Adams Ellie Earles Jodi Firestone Tiffany Egan Raynie Theis Maureen Druga Carrie King Shelley Stead Stacey Percival Ashley Pilsbury Maureen Druga Veronica Cardenas Ashley Constantine

Year 1996-97 2002-03 1990-91 1990-91 2002-03 1983-84 1984-85 1986-87 1996-97 2002-03 1991-92 994-95 1981-82 1990-91 2006-07 1985-86 1991-92 1996-97 1997-98 1996-97 1994-95 2003-04 1981-82 1991-92 1987-88 2004-05 2009-10 1982-83 2008-09 2007-08

W/L 39-24 39-18 39-27 38-27 38-30 37-14 37-22 37-27 37-31 37-23 36-22 36-22 35-21 34-28 33-15 33-20 33-21 33-24 33-27 33-28 32-21 32-21 32-23 32-30 31-43 30-10 30-14 30-26 30-17 30-18

Pct. .619 .684 .591 .585 .559 .725 .627 .578 .544 .617 .621 .621 .625 .548 .544 .623 .611 .578 .550 .540 .611 .611 .582 .516 .419 .750 .682 .536 .638 .625

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Player Natalia Prinz Katie Highland Meghan Cornwall Katie Highland Monica Lyskawa Lisa Grimes Dana Watts Katie Highland Barbara Rolland Meghan Cornwall Barbara Cusick Maureen Druga Ellen Bumoskey Stacey Percival Tracy Wolfe Stephanie LaFortune Amy Workman Anna Marie Underwood Karin Raudsep Dana Adams Kim Fleming Lori Burdell Tracy Wolfe Ashley Pilsbury Veronica Cardenas Amy Workman Stacey Percival Kathy Mazza Dana Watts Tracy Wolfe Lisa Grimes Natasha Ramdass Kathy Curvan Tiffany Egan Karolina Krajewska Shelley Stead Kim Fleming Lori Burdell Beth Andochick Lisa Grimes

Natalia Prinz

Year 2007-08 1984-85 1996-97 1984-85 2007-08 1982-83 1986-87 1985-86 1984-85 1998-99 1974-75 1980-81 1980-81 2005-06 1996-97 2007-08 1996-97 1999-00 1984-85 1995-96 1979-80 1982-83 1996-97 2007-08 2009-10 1997-98 2007-08 1990-91 1987-88 1996-97 1980-81 1997-98 1984-85 1993-94 1993-94 1988-89 1980-81 1980-81 1981-82 1981-82

W/L 29-19 29-30 29-26 29-30 28-18 28-23 28-23 28-25 28-27 28-29 27-7 27-7 27-10 27-15 27-16 27-17 27-21 27-22 27-41 27-21 26-10 26-12 26-17 26-18 26-20 26-22 26-24 26-30 26-46 26-16 25-8 25-15 25-30 25-31 25-32 25-39 24-9 24-12 24-14 24-17

Pct. .604 .492 .527 .492 .609 .549 .549 .528 .509 .491 .794 .794 .730 .571 .628 .614 .563 .551 .397 .563 .722 .684 .604 .591 .565 .541 .520 .464 .361 .619 .781 .625 .455 .446 .439 .390 .727 .667 .632 .585

Carrie Gilson Kim Paulikovsky Jodi Firestone Christy Fiber Nicole Fiber Elizabeth TenBroeck Monique Burton Ellen Bumoskey Kelly Walsh Mary Chupa Karin Raudsep Kelly Walsh Shelley Stead Stephanie LaFortune Olga Elkin Emily Mathis Kelly Walsh Christy Fiber Stacey Percival Debbie Wituski Jennifer Watkins Lee Ann Kaper Shannon Price Dana Adams Amy Workman Margaret Luchini Kathy Curvan Lauren Muhlbach Ashley Constantine Melissa Day Jennifer Watkins Natalia Prinz Lena Thoren Dana Adams Anna Marie Underwood Kathy Mazza Kathie Hall Katie Highland Natalia Prinz Raynie Theis Raynie Theis

1982-83 1984-85 1998-99 1994-95 1991-92 1993-94 2008-09 1979-80 2003-04 2010-11 1984-85 2006-07 1986-87 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2003-04 1993-94 2006-07 1987-88 2003-04 1985-86 1998-99 1993-94 1995-96 1978-79 1984-85 1996-97 2003-04 2003-04 2000-01 2007-08 1987-88 1994-95 2000-01 1991-92 1987-88 1986-87 2004-05 2004-05 2005-06

24-17 24-20 24-25 24-26 24-31 24-31 24-21 23-10 23-17 23-18 23-18 23-22 23-28 23-25 23-24 23-24 22-15 22-26 22-27 22-41 21-16 21-16 21-22 21-24 21-36 20-5 20-7 20-14 20-16 20-16 20-19 20-21 20-22 20-23 20-23 20-24 20-26 20-31 20-21 20-15 20-14

.585 .545 .489 .480 .436 .436 .533 .697 .575 .561 .561 .511 .451 .469 .489 .489 .595 .458 .449 .349 .568 .568 .488 .467 .368 .800 .741 .588 .556 .556 .512 .487 .476 .465 .465 .455 .435 .488 .488 .571 .588


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[ awards and honors ] NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-America 2007 Natalia Prinz

BIG EAST HONORS BIG EAST Scholar Athlete 1997 2001 2002 2003 2004

Karolina Krajewska Courtney Howell Courtney Howell Courtney Howell Courtney Howell

BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2006 Ashley Constantine, Catherine Koontz, Colleen Speaker, Raynie Theis, Kelly Walsh 2007 Gabriela Blaskovicova, Ashley Constantine, Kelly Walsh 2008 Gabriela Blaskovicova, Stephanie LaFortune, Stacey Percival, Ashley Pilsbury, Colleen Speaker 2009 Gabriela Blaskovicova, Monique Burton, Veronica Cardenas, Olga Elkin, Katheryn Haught, Stephanie LaFortune, Ashley Pilsbury, Catie Wickline 2010 Gabriela Blaskovicova, Monique Burton, Veronica Cardenas, Olga Elkin, Stephanie LaFortune, Emily Mathis, Liv Pettersson, Ashley Pilsbury. BIG EAST Championship MVP 2005-06

Kelly Walsh

ATLANTIC 10 HONORS All-Atlantic 10 1985 1986 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Freshman of the Year 1989 1990 1995

Melony Kizer (Singles/Doubles) Melony Kizer (Doubles) Kathy Gillis (Doubles) Melony Kizer (Singles) Kathy Gillis (Doubles) Patti Pritt (Doubles) Kathy Mazza (Singles) Carrie King (Singles) Carrie King (Singles) Carrie King (Singles) Tiffany Egan

Jo Marie Cinco Carrie King Christina Walker

Senior of the Year 1992

Jo Marie Cinco

Coach of the Year 1991

Martha Thorn

Atlantic 10 All-Tournament* 1984 Katie Highland (Singles) Kathy Gillis (Doubles) Kathy Curvan (Doubles) 1992 Jo Marie Cinco (5th/Singles) Pam McGrath (6th/Singles) * From 1985 91 the Atlantic 10 named only an all conference team. In 1992, the Atlantic 10 resumed naming all conference and all tournament teams.

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CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II First Team 2004-05 Catherine Koontz 2004-06 Catherine Koontz CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II Second Team 2005-06 Ashley Constantine Outstanding Athlete Award 1973-74 B’Ann True 1974-75 Linda Bennett 1975-76 Jeanne Varley 1976-77 Susie Howes 1977-78 Sarah Palmer 1978-79 Margaret Luchini 1979-80 Lynn Sitrin 1980-81 Ellen Bumoskey 1981-82 Lisa Grimes 1982-83 Lisa Grimes 1983-84 Lisa Grimes 1984-85 Kathy Gillis 1985-86 Melony Kizer 1986-87 Patti Pritt 1987-88 Shelley Stead 1988-89 Kathie Hall 1989 90 Kathie Hall 1990 91 Kathie Hall 1991 92 Jo Marie Cinco 1992 93 Tiffany Egan 1993 94 Lauren Muhlbach 1994 95 Christina Walker 1995 96 Christina Walker 1996 97 Christina Walker 1997 98 Christina Walker 1998 99 Jodi Firestone 1999 00 Ellie Earles 2000 01 Ellie Earles 2001 02 Anna Marie Underwood, Jennifer Watkins 2002 03 Melissa Day 2003 04 Jennifer Watkins 2004-05 Natalia Prinz 2005-06 Stacey Percival 2006-07 Monica Lyskawa 2007-08 Stacey Percival 2008-09 Veronica Cardenas 2009-10 Ashley Pilsbury 2010-11 Not Awarded

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[ awards and honors ] Coaches’ Award Established in 1989, this award is given by the coaching staff to a team member in recognition for outstanding contributions to the team. This award is given to the individual who best exemplifies enthusiasm, encouragement and support for her teammates on the court, as well as off the court. 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Kathy Mazza Sarah Bible Not awarded Nicki Sodini Christina Walker Christy Fiber Meghan Cornwall Ellie Earles Ellie Earles Ellie Earles Ellie Earles Katherine Agustsson Anna Marie Underwood Jennifer Watkins WVU Mountaineer Tennis Team Raynie Theis; Catherine Koontz Stacey Percival Colleen Speaker Veronica Cardenas Veronica Cardenas Not Awarded

Jane Little Memorial Award This award, a silver bowl donated by the West Virginia University Foundation, is given each year to the member of the women’s tennis team who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship and team spirit. Jane Little, a Charleston, W.Va., native, was a member of the first women’s intercollegiate team to compete for WVU. Jane was not the best tennis player on the team, but she displayed the best sportsmanship and was the most dedicated. When she died in October, 1977, her teammates from the 1973-74 team established this award in her memory. 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90

Karla Yoho Michele Cox Lynn Sitrin Lori Andochick Lori Andochick Cindy Worrall Cindy Worrall Katie Highland Katie Highland Lee Ann Kaper Katie Highland Lena Thoren Debbie Wituski Sarah Bible

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1990-91 Michele Tondreault 1991-92 Sally Hintermiser 1992-93 Amy Wellington 1993-94 Nicole Sodini 1994-95 Laura Muhlbach 1995-96 Christy Fiber 1996-97 Karolina Krajewska 1997-98 Christina Walker 1998-99 Ellie Earles, Meghan Cornwall 1999-00 Anna Marie Underwood 2000-01 Anna Marie Underwood Katherine Agustsson 2001 02 Gretchen Unger 2002 03 Catherine Koontz 2003 04 Melissa Day 2004-05 Catherine Koontz 2005-06 Ashley Constantine 2006-07 Ashley Constantine 2007-08 Monica Lyskawa 2008-09 Monique Burton, Stephanie LaFortune 2009-10 Monique Burton, Stephanie LaFortune 2010-11 Not Awarded Martha T. Thorn Award Established in 1997, this award is given by the coaching staff to a team member in recognition of exceptional individual commitment. This award is given to the individual who best exemplifies effort, dedication and consistency. 1996-97 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Karolina Krajewska Meghan Cornwall Ellie Earles Ellie Earles Anna Marie Underwood Melissa Day Ashley Constantine Natalia Prinz Natalia Prinz Kelly Walsh Monique Burton Kathryn Haught Kathryn Haught Not Awarded

Most Improved Athlete Award This award was started in 1998-99 and given by the coaches to the player they think exhibited the greatest improvement from one year to the next. 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01

Sarah Tritt Gretchen Unger Jennifer Watkins

2001-02 Jennifer Watkins 2002-03 Jennifer Watkins 2003-04 Kelly Walsh 2004-05 Stacey Percival 2005-06 Ashley Constantine 2006-07 Monique Burton 2007-08 Natalia Prinz 2008-09 Catie Wickline, Stephanie LaFortune 2009-10 Veronica Cardenas, Liv Pettersson 2010-11 Not Awarded Special Recognition Player Established in 2006-07 by coach Marc Walters, this award recognizes the student-athlete who holds the No. 1 position all season. 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Natalia Prinz Not Awarded Stephanie LaFortune Stephanie LaFortune Not Awarded

“20 Win Club” Started by coach Marc Walters in 2007-08, this award recognizes those who attained at least 20 wins in doubles and/or singles competition throughout the year. 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Natalia Prinz Monica Lyskawa Stephanie LaFortune Stacey Percival Ashley Pilsbury Stephanie LaFortune Veronica Cardenas Monique Burton Olga Elkin Monique Burton Veronica Cardenas Emily Mathis Ashley Pilsbury Not Awarded


Record Book [ all-time series ] Opponent Akron Alabama Allegheny American Appalachian State Arkansas (Little Rock) Army Barton Bethany Binghamton Boston College Boston University Bowling Green Brown Bucknell BYU-Hawaii Cal State Northridge California, Pa. Central Florida Charleston, S.C Charleston, W.Va. Chatham Chicago State Cincinnati Coastal Carolina Colgate Columbia Concord Connecticut Cornell Dartmouth Davidson Davis & Elkins DePaul Duquesne East Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Michigan Fairmont State Flagler Florida Southern Frostburg State Furman George Mason George Washington Georgetown Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech Guilford Harvard Hartford Hawaii High Point Houston Idaho Indiana, Pa Iowa State Jacksonville James Madison Kent State Kentucky Kenyon Lamar Lehigh Liberty Long Island Louisville Marietta Marquette Marshall Maryland Maryland-Baltimore Co.

W-L-T 8-2-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-4-0 1-5-0 0-1-0 2-2-0 6-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 7-1-0 1-0-0 1-2-0 12-1-1 1-0-0 0-1-0 10-6-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 8-5-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-2-0 25-2-0 7-4-0 3-1-0 1-2-0 8-1-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 7-0-0 2-5-0 3-3-0 9-13-0 17-30 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-2-0 3-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 6-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 9-20-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-20 2-3-0 2-1-0 1-0-0 0-4-0 1-0-0 0-3-0 20-13-0 0-14-0 6-2-0

Series Began 1985 2003 1983 1994 1987 2003 2009 2008 1974 2002 1997 1988 2011 1991 1984 2003 2004 1973 1991 1986 1974 1978 2010 1978 2008 2004 1996 1976 2005 1995 1998 1998 1984 2006 1978 1984 1981 1998 1973 1991 1991 1975 1989 2005 1982 1988 1990 1995 1995 1987 1997 1988 2003 1988 2010 2009 1977 2009 1993 1976 1980 1981 1990 2006 1984 2008 2007 2005 1977 1987 1973 1977 2001

Opponent Massachusetts Memphis Miami, Fla. Miami, Ohio Middle Tennessee Missouri Morehead State Morgan State Mount Olive Mount State Mary’s Murray State Nebraska New Orleans North Carolina-Charlotte North Carolina-Greensboro North Carolina-Wilmington North Carolina State North Florida Northern Illinois Notre Dame Ohio. Ohio State Old Dominion Peace Penn Penn State Pitt Presbyterian Providence Radford Rhode Island Richmond Robert Morris Rollins Rutgers St. Bonaventure St. John’s St. Joseph’s Salem Salisbury State Samford San Diego Seton Hall Shepherd Slippery Rock South Carolina State South Carloina Upstate South Florida Southern Illinois Southern Miss St. John’s Syracuse Temple Tennessee-Chattanooga Texas-San Antonio Toledo Troy State Villanova Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech West Liberty West Virginia Wesleyan West Virginia State Western Carolina Western Illinois Western Kentucky William & Mary Winthrop Wright State Wyoming Youngstown State

W-L-T 3-1-0 1-0-0 0-4-0 0-2-0 2-1-0 0-3-0 8-9-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 3-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 6-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-3-0 8-7-0 0-13-0 1-7-0 1-2-0 0-1-0 1-22-0 29-4-0 1-0-0 4-0-0 0-1-0 4-0-0 0-5-0 5-0-0 0-2-0 15-24-0 5-1-0 4-6-0 3-0-0 5-0-0 5-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 14-10-0 1-0-0 10-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-2-0 3-0-0 0-40 0-1-0 2-14-0 9-10-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 6-1-0 1-2-0 9-0-0 0-3-0 1-2-0 4-17-0 10-2-0 9-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 1-3-0 0-3-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0

Series Began 1987 1994 1996 1993 1986 2001 1978 2004 2008 1990 1986 2009 2009 1989 1989 2001 1991 1992 1993 1998 1978 1991 1986 1986 1996 1983 1974 2008 1989 1988 1983 1990 1978 1992 1983 1989 1997 1988 1974 1978 2003 2007 1988 1977 1974 2011 2011 2006 1986 2006 2009 1989 1983 1990 1998 1993 2005 1988 1977 1990 1983 1973 1974 2010 1990 1987 1980 1991 1986 2003 2003 2007

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1973‑74 (4‑3) Martha Thorn 2‑3 L Fairmont State 3‑1 W Marshall 2‑3 L West Liberty 1‑4 L West Liberty 5‑0 W California, Pa. 3‑2 W Fairmont State 5‑0 W California, Pa. West Virginia State Tournament (3rd) 1974‑75 (15‑0) Martha Thorn 7‑0 W Salem 6‑1 W West Liberty 4‑3 W Marshall 5‑0 W Pitt 7‑0 W Salem 7‑0 W Fairmont State 7‑0 W West Virginia Wesleyan 4‑3 W Marshall 4‑3 W Morris Harvey 7‑0 W West Liberty 6‑0 W Fairmont State 7‑0 W Bethany 6‑0 W California, Pa. 3‑2 W Slippery Rock 6‑0 W California, Pa. West Virginia State Tournament (1st) 1975‑76 (9‑1‑1) Martha Thorn 7‑0 W West Liberty 6‑1 W Frostburg State 7‑0 W Fairmont State 4‑3 W Marshall 3‑3 T Morris Harvey 6‑1 W Frostburg State 7‑0 W Fairmont State 6‑1 W Slippery Rock 6‑1 W West Virginia Wesleyan 7‑0 W Salem 3‑4 L Pitt West Virginia State Tournament (2nd)

1976‑77 (10‑2) Martha Thorn 6‑1 W Frostburg State 9‑0 W Concord 7‑0 W Morris Harvey 7‑0 W Salem 3‑6 L James Madison 7‑0 W Salem 2‑5 L Marshall 7‑2 W Slippery Rock 5‑2 W West Liberty 7‑0 W Fairmont State 6‑0 W West Virginia Wesleyan 6‑1 W Fairmont State West Virginia State Tournament (2nd) 1977‑78 (8‑4) Martha Thorn 6‑1 W Frostburg State 5‑2 W Shepherd 5‑3 W Morris Harvey 5‑2 W West Liberty 4‑1 W Indiana, Pa. 0‑9 L Maryland 8‑1 W West Virginia Wesleyan 7‑0 W Fairmont State 3‑6 L Marshall 7‑0 W Marietta West Virginia State Tournament (2nd) 1‑7 L James Madison 0‑9 L Virginia 1978‑79 (11‑5) Martha Thorn 5‑1 W 2‑7 L 5‑0 W 0‑6 L 7‑2 W 8‑1 W 6‑1 W 5‑1 W 4‑5 L 6‑3 W 0‑9 L

Frostburg State James Madison Indiana, Pa. Maryland Salisbury State Slippery Rock West Virginia Wesleyan Marshall Morehead State Marshall Virginia

5‑1 9‑0 5‑4 3‑6 8‑1

W W W L W

1979‑80 (12‑5) Martha Thorn Fall 7‑2 W 3‑6 L 5‑4 W 7‑2 W 5‑4 W 2‑7 L 5‑4 W 7‑2 W 7‑2 W 6‑3 W Spring 4‑5 L 5‑4 W 7‑2 W 5‑4 W 4‑2 W 3‑6 L 1‑8 L

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Frostburg State Morehead State Pitt Indiana, Pa. James Madison Salisbury State West Virginia Wesleyan Charleston Marshall Duquesne Cincinnati Pitt Salisbury Invitational (23rd) Slippery Rock Ohio Duquesne Cincinnati Kent State

1980‑81 (14‑3) Martha Thorn Fall 6‑0 W Frostburg State 8‑1 W Charleston 3‑6 L Western Kentucky 2‑7 L Morehead State 4‑5 L James Madison 6‑3 W Pitt 7‑2 W Cincinnati 8‑1 W Slippery Rock 9‑0 W West Virginia Wesleyan 7‑2 W Marshall 5‑4 W Duquesne 8‑1 W Pitt Tennis Life Classic (7th) 7‑2 W Ohio 6‑3 W Salisbury State Salisbury State Invitational (6th) Spring 8‑1 W Duquesne 9‑0 W Robert Morris 7‑2 W Charleston 1981‑82 (9‑6) Martha Thorn 8‑1 W 4‑5 L 1‑8 L 3‑6 L 0‑9 L 8‑1 W 0‑9 L 5‑4 W 8‑1 W 1‑8 L 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 7‑2 W 8‑1 W 8‑1 W

The 1974 Mountaineers

Duquesne Robert Morris Ohio at Cincinnati Chatham

Duquesne Charleston Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Kentucky Robert Morris James Madison Charleston West Virginia Wesleyan Morehead State Salisbury State Ohio Marshall Duquesne Charleston NATA (3rd)


Record Book [ all-time scores ] 1982‑83 (12‑6) Martha Thorn Fall 8‑1 W 9‑0 W 2‑7 L 9‑0 W 5‑4 W 8‑1 W 9‑0 W 6‑3 W 2‑7 L 2‑7 L 8‑1 W 9‑0 W Spring 5‑4 W 5‑4 W 0‑9 L 9‑0 W 0‑9 L 4‑5 L 1983‑84 (15‑4) Martha Thorn Fall 9‑0 W 6‑3 W 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 7‑2 W 4‑5 L 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 5‑4 W 9‑0 W 5‑4 W 7‑2 W 1‑8 L Spring 1‑8 L 7‑2 W 5‑4 W 9‑0 W 2‑7 L 7‑2 W

Slippery Rock Charleston Morehead State Marshall Eastern Kentucky West Liberty Ohio Pitt George Washington James Madison Robert Morris Salisbury State Marshall Rutgers Penn State Atlantic 10 Tournament Rhode Island Penn State Rutgers

Slippery Rock Allegheny Salisbury State Duquesne West Liberty Morehead State Temple West Virginia Wesleyan ECTT Championships (10th) Ohio Tennis Life Tournament (7th) Pitt Virginia Tech Cincinnati Salisbury Tournament (5th) James Madison MATA Tournament (1st) MSTA Tournament (7th) Penn State Marshall East Tennessee State Atlantic 10 Tournament Rhode Island Penn State Rutgers

1984‑85 (11‑11) Martha Thorn Fall 7‑2 W West Liberty 9‑0 W Duquesne 0‑9 L Lehigh 6‑3 W Temple 7‑2 W Bucknell 9‑0 W Davis & Elkins 0‑9 L Morehead State 6‑3 W Eastern Kentucky 1‑8 L Ohio Tennis Life Tournament (7th) 7‑1 W West Liberty ECTT Tournament (7th) 7‑2 W Pitt Salisbury Invitational (5th) 2‑7 L Virginia Tech 4‑5 L George Washington 2‑7 L James Madison

Spring 0‑6 L 8‑1 W 4‑5 L 5‑4 W 1‑8 L 9‑0 W 2‑7 L 3‑6 L

Eastern Kentucky Tournament (5th) Morehead State Akron East Tennessee State Rutgers Penn State Middle State Tournament (5th) Atlantic 10 Tournament Duquesne Rutgers George Washington

1985‑86 (20‑9) Martha Thorn Fall 9‑0 W 7‑2 W 9‑0 W 7‑2 W 7‑2 W 8‑1 W 8‑1 W 8‑1 W 7‑0 W 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 2‑7 L 2‑7 L Spring 6‑3 W 4‑5 L 7‑2 W 3‑6 L 2‑7 L 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 8‑1 W 2‑7 L 3‑6 L 3‑6 L 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 5‑4 W 1‑8 L 1986‑87 (15‑11) Martha Thorn Fall 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 8‑1 W 1‑8 L 7‑2 W 2‑7 L 7‑1 W 5‑4 W 0‑7 L Spring 6‑3 W 6‑3 W 1‑5 L 9‑0 W 2‑7 L 5‑4 W 4‑5 L 6‑3 W 9‑0 W 4‑5 L 2‑7 L 0‑9 L

West Liberty Indiana, Pa. Slippery Rock Duquesne Davis & Elkins Marshall Bucknell Ohio West Liberty Charleston Pitt George Washington Virginia Tech James Madison Winthrop Middle Tennessee State Southern Illinois Old Dominion Charleston, S.C. Murray State Akron Morehead State Rutgers Penn State Peace East Tennessee State Atlantic 10 Tournament Duquesne Rutgers Penn State

Duquesne Indiana, Pa. Slippery Rock Allegheny Rutgers Pitt Ohio George Washington Virginia Tech James Madison East Tennessee State Middle Tennessee State Old Dominion Appalachian State Western Illinois Guilford Marquette Morehead State Marshall George Mason Temple Penn State

7‑2 8‑1 0‑9 1‑8

W W L L

1987‑88 (10‑20) Martha Thorn Fall 8‑1 W 9‑0 W 7‑2 W 1‑8 L 9‑0 W 6‑3 W 1‑6 L 2‑7 L 8‑1 W 4‑5 L 1‑8 L 0‑9 L 2‑7 L 8‑1 W Spring 2‑4 L 8‑1 W 0‑9 L 0‑9 L 9‑0 W 1‑8 L 6‑3 W 0‑6 L 0‑8 L 0‑9 L 2‑5 L 1‑8 L 0‑9 L 1‑8 L 4‑5 L 4‑5 L 1988‑89 (15‑13) Martha Thorn Fall 5‑4 W 8‑1 W 5‑4 W 7‑2 W 4‑5 L 6‑3 W 2‑7 L 6‑3 W 7‑2 W 1‑8 L 1‑8 L Spring 7‑2 W 1‑8 L 5‑4 W 8‑1 W 0‑9 L 7‑2 W 5‑1 W 6‑2 W 2‑7 L 4‑5 L 0‑9 L 2‑7 L 0‑9 L 9‑0 W 9‑0 W 1‑8 L 3‑6 L

Bucknell Atlantic 10 Tournament George Washington Penn State Temple

Indiana, Pa. Duquesne Bucknell Connecticut Massachusetts Hartford Ohio Temple Pitt Radford James Madison Virginia Tech George Washington Marshall

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East Tennessee State Appalachian State Old Dominion Guilford High Point Peace Middle Tennessee State Morehead State Ohio Akron Western Kentucky George Mason Penn State Rutgers Atlantic 10 Tournament George Washington Massachusetts

Seton Hall St. Joseph’s Villanova Bucknell George Mason Georgetown Ohio Pitt George Washington James Madison Virginia Tech North Carolina‑Charlotte Old Dominion Guilford North Carolina‑Greensboro Furman Morehead State Temple Akron Ohio Lehigh Penn State Boston Rutgers St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 Tournament Massachusetts Rutgers Temple

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Record Book [ all-time scores ] 1989‑90 (21‑10) Martha Thorn Fall 9‑0 W 8‑1 W 8‑1 W 3‑6 L 1‑8 L 6‑3 W 0‑7 L 7‑0 W 8‑1 W 6‑3 W 1‑8 L 8‑1 W Spring 7‑2 W 5‑4 W 9‑0 W 7‑0 W 3‑6 L 8‑1 W 6‑2 W 4‑5 L 9‑0 W 6‑0 W 8‑1 W 6‑0 W 8‑1 W 1‑6 L 4‑5 L 5‑4 W 9‑0 W 3‑6 L 4‑5 L 1990‑91 (16‑6) Martha Thorn Fall 8‑1 W 6‑3 W 8‑1 W 3‑6 L 8‑1 W 5‑4 W Spring 9‑0 W 3‑6 L 6‑3 W 2‑7 L 6‑3 W 3‑6 L 8‑1 W 6‑3 W 5‑4 W 6‑0 W 8‑1 W 3‑6 L 8‑0 W 9‑0 W 5‑4 W 1‑5 L 1991‑92 (11‑11) Martha Thorn Fall 6‑3 W 8‑1 W 0‑9 L

Marshall Pitt Bucknell Ohio ITA Team Championships Syracuse Providence Boston Duquesne George Washington Virginia Tech James Madison Akron Western Carolina Old Dominion Guilford Appalachian State Tennessee‑Chattanooga Western Kentucky Georgia Southern Furman Marshall East Tennessee State Kenyon George Mason Ohio Penn State Rutgers Boston Atlantic 10 Tournament St. Joseph’s Penn State Temple

Mount St. Mary’s Virginia Commonwealth ITA Team Championships George Mason Richmond George Mason James Madison Pitt Ohio State North Carolina State Furman North Carolina‑Charlotte Flagler Central Florida Florida Southern Temple Akron Southern Illinois Penn State Rutgers Atlantic 10 Tournament St. Bonaventure Temple Penn State

North Carolina‑Charlotte Mount St. Mary’s ITA Team Championships William & Mary

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5‑4 5‑4 1‑5 3‑6

W W L L

Spring 2‑7 L 3‑6 L 4‑5 L 5‑1 W 1‑5 L 5‑4 W 4‑5 L 6‑0 W 7‑2 W 8‑1 W 4‑5 L 4‑5 L 9‑0 W 7‑2 W 3‑6 L

Brown Virginia Tech George Washington James Madison

Ohio State Virginia Tech North Carolina State Peace Flagler North Florida Rollins Pitt Temple Lehigh Boston Rutgers Atlantic 10 Tournament Duquesne Rutgers George Washington

1992‑93 (3‑17) Martha Thorn Fall 4‑5 L 5‑4 W 3‑6 L 1‑7 L Spring 0‑9 L 0‑6 L 1‑5 L 4‑5 L 6‑2 W 0‑7 L 2‑5 L 1‑8 L * L * L 1‑7 L 0‑8 L * L 6‑3 W 0‑9 L 1‑8 L * Forfeit 1993‑94 (8‑10) Martha Thorn Fall 1‑5 L Spring 7‑2 W 1‑6 L 4‑5 L 2‑7 L 8‑1 W 5‑4 W 2‑7 L 3‑6 L 5‑4 W 7‑2 W 5‑0 W 1‑8 L 0‑9 L 9‑0 W 6‑3 W 3‑6 L 1‑8 L

Georgetown Temple Virginia Tech James Madison Ohio State Northern Illinois Toledo Virginia Commonwealth Cincinnati Furman Jacksonville Rollins Mount St. Mary’s George Washington Temple Rutgers Miami, Ohio Atlantic 10 Tournament Rhode Island George Washington Temple

James Madison Toledo St. Bonaventure Maryland Furman UNC‑Charlotte East Tennessee State Murray State North Carolina‑Greensboro Mount St. Mary’s Georgetown Duquesne Temple Rutgers American Atlantic 10 Tournament St. Bonaventure George Washington Rutgers

1994‑95 (15‑11) Martha Thorn Fall 9‑0 W 4‑5 L 5‑4 W 8‑1 W 1‑5 L Spring 1‑8 L 1‑8 L 8‑1 W 9‑0 W 4‑3 W 0‑7 L 5‑2 W 4‑5 L 5‑4 W 1‑5 L 5‑4 W 3‑6 L 1‑5 L 9‑0 W 1‑5 L 6‑0 W 7‑2 W 7‑2 W 9‑0 W 2‑7 L 7‑2 W 1995‑96 (8‑12) Martha Thorn Fall 2‑7 L 8‑0 W Spring 3‑4 L 3‑6 L 2‑5 L 7‑2 W 6‑3 W 3‑6 L 4‑5 L 2‑7 L 2‑5 L 5‑2 W 4‑5 L 5‑4 W 4‑5 L 4‑2 W 4‑1 W 0‑4 L 4‑3 W 0‑4 L 1996‑97 (13‑10) Martha Thorn Fall 2‑5 L 5‑2 W 2‑5 L Spring 3‑4 L 0‑7 L 2‑7 L 7‑2 W 1‑8 L 2‑7 L 7‑2 W 8‑1 W 9‑0 W

Memphis Louisville Southern Illinois Georgetown Virginia Tech Ohio State Temple Cincinnati Toledo Cornell Georgia Tech Georgia State Old Dominion Furman Seton Hall James Madison Virginia Tech Maryland George Washington Rutgers Marshall North Carolina‑Charlotte Georgetown Atlantic 10 Tournament St. Joseph’s Rutgers Massachusetts

Pennsylvania Temple Ohio State Virginia Tech Maryland Toledo James Madison Boston Penn State Seton Hall Rutgers Columbia George Washington Georgetown Marshall East Tennessee State BIG EAST Tournament Connecticut Miami, Fla. Rutgers Seton Hall

Syracuse James Madison Virginia Ohio State Maryland Virginia Tech East Tennessee State Charleston, S.C. Georgia Tech Furman James Madison Connecticut


Record Book [ all-time scores ] 6‑0 2‑7 8‑1 6‑1 5‑4 4‑1 4‑0 4‑0 4‑3 1‑4 0‑4

W L W W W W W W W L L

1997‑98 (13‑10) Martha Thorn Fall 5‑2 W 3‑5 L 4‑5 L Spring 0‑7 L 1‑6 L 1‑8 L 1‑7 L 6‑3 W 6‑3 W 5‑4 W 4‑1 W 2‑7 L 6‑3 W 9‑0 W 6‑3 W 4‑5 L 9‑0 W 6‑1 W 6‑0 W 4‑0 W 4‑2 W 0‑4 L 1‑4 L 1998‑99 (10‑12) Martha Thorn Fall 5‑1 L 5‑2 L 5‑1 W Spring 2-5 L 5‑2 W 0-7 L 0-9 L 3-4 L 3-4 L 5‑2 W 2-7 L 2-7 L 5‑4 W 1-8 L 4‑3 W 4‑2 W 5‑0 W 4‑0 W 4‑0 W 0-4 L 4‑1 W 1-4 L

Temple Penn State Marshall George Washington Rutgers Georgetown Pitt BIG EAST Tournament St. John’s Seton Hall Miami, Fla. Boston College

Seton Hall Harvard Cornell Ohio State Maryland Richmond Virginia Commonwealth Marshall James Madison Texas‑San Antonio Penn State Virginia Tech Davidson Pitt Rutgers Seton Hall Connecticut Georgetown Providence BIG EAST Tournament Villanova Seton Hall Notre Dame Syracuse

Dartmouth Seton Hall George Washington Penn State American Ohio State Maryland Marshall Eastern Michigan Seton Hall James Madison Old Dominion College of Charleston Virginia Tech George Washington Rutgers Georgetown Pitt BIG EAST Tournament Villanova Syracuse Georgetown Seton Hall

1999‑2000 (5‑14) Martha Thorn Spring 0‑9 L 0‑9 L 2‑7 L 0‑9 L 4‑5 L 3‑5 L 0‑9 L 9‑0 W 2‑7 L 3‑6 L 1‑7 L 1‑8 L 5‑4 W 3‑5 L 5‑3 W 5‑0 W 0‑5 L 1‑5 L 5‑3 W 2000‑01 (8‑13) Alicia Von Lossberg Spring 5‑4 W 0‑7 L 1‑6 L 1‑6 L 2‑5 L 2‑5 L 0‑7 L 7‑0 W 1‑6 L 3‑4 L 0‑7 L 3‑4 L 0‑7 L 7‑0 W 6‑1 W 7‑0 W 5‑2 W 3‑4 L 6‑1 W 4-2 W 1‑4 L 2001‑02 (5‑15) Dan Silverstein Spring 0‑7 L 0‑7 L 4‑3 W 0‑7 L 2‑5 L 1‑4 L 4‑3 W 1‑6 L 4‑3 W 3‑4 L 0‑7 L 0‑7 L 0‑7 L 0‑4 L 4‑3 W 1‑6 L 2‑5 L 1‑6 L 1‑6 L 4‑3 W

Ohio State Marquette Maryland Penn State Marshall East Tennessee State Virginia Tech Akron Old Dominion Cincinnati James Madison Boston University Rutgers Georgetown Providence BIG EAST Tournament Pitt Miami Boston College Georgetown

Duquesne Ohio State Missouri Maryland Syracuse Boston College Penn State Pitt Virginia Tech George Washington Notre Dame James Madison Richmond UNC‑Wilmington Maryland‑Baltimore County Seton Hall Rutgers American Georgetown BIG EAST Tournament Boston College Syracuse

Ohio State Maryland Maryland‑Baltimore County Marshall George Washington Eastern Michigan Toledo Penn State Binghamton Lehigh Miami Boston College Virginia Tech Syracuse Pitt Rutgers Seton Hall Connecticut Georgetown Duquesne

2002‑03 (12‑10, 4‑4) Dan Silverstein Spring 3‑4 L 0‑7 L 6‑1 W 3‑4 L 3‑4 L 1‑6 L 0‑7 L 6‑1 W 4‑3 W 6‑1 W 2‑7 L 3‑4 L 4‑3 W 6‑1 W 6‑1 W 1‑4 L 4‑0 W 7‑0 W 7‑0 W 4‑3 W 0‑7 L 7‑0 W

Arkansas‑Little Rock Virginia Tech Pitt Connecticut Syracuse Alabama Maryland Lehigh UNC‑Charlotte Western Carolina BYU‑Hawaii Hawaii Wyoming St. John’s Georgetown Rutgers Seton Hall Robert Morris Duquesne UMBC Marshall Wright State

2003‑04 (10‑9, 3‑6) Dan Silverstein Spring 6‑1 W 0‑7 L 7‑0 W 4‑3 W 6‑1 W 7‑0 W 3‑4 L 0‑7 L 4‑3 W 5‑2 W 6‑0 W 2‑5 L 3‑4 L 0‑7 L 6‑1 W 5‑2 W 2‑5 L 2‑4 L 1‑6 L

Wright State Miami St. Bonaventure St. John’s Duquesne Georgetown Cincinnati Louisville Cal State Northridge Colgate Morgan State Rutgers Seton Hall Syracuse Toledo Pitt Connecticut UMBC Virginia Tech

2004-05 (16-7, 7-3) Dan Silverstein Spring 4-2 W 0-7 L 4-2 W 0-5 L 3-1 W 6-0 W 0-7 L 6-1 W 3-4 L 4-3 W 7-0 W 6-0 W 4-3 W 1-6 L 0-7 L 6-1 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 6-1 W 1-4 L 4-2 W

Cincinnati William and Mary Campbell VCU East Carolina Wright State Louisville Toledo Southern Mississippi Troy State Hofstra St. Bonaventure Connecticut Syracuse St. John’s Seton Hall Rutgers Georgetown Duquesne Pitt Villanova BIG EAST Tournament St. John’s Seton Hall

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Record Book [ all-time scores ]

2005‑06 (11-12, 8-5) Dan Silverstein Spring 7-0 W Wright State 0‑7 L William and Mary 2-5 L East Tennessee State 1-6 L Ohio State 1-6 L Missouri 7-0 W Cincinnati 6-1 W Pitt 1-6 L Marshall 1-6 L DePaul 3-4 L St. John’s 0-4 L Syracuse 2‑4 L Lamar 2‑4 L Arkansas-Little Rock 7-0 W Georgetown 4-2 W Maryland-Baltimore County 5‑1 W Villanova 4-3 W Rutgers 4-0 W Duquesne BIG EAST Tournament 4-1 W Seton Hall 0-4 L South Florida 4-2 W Syracuse 1-4 L St. John’s 2006-07 (13-12, 7-3) Marc Walters Spring 7-0 W Morehead State 7-0 W Akron 0-7 L Ohio State 1-6 L Maryland 7-0 W Youngstown State 1-6 L Marshall 1-6 L Penn State 5-2 W Syracuse 4-3 W Maryland-Baltimore County 4-3 W Cincinnati 0-7 L South Florida 5-4 W California University (Pa.) 2-5 L Brown 4-3 W Pitt 1-4 L Southern Mississippi 1-6 L Troy 7-0 W Long Island 2-5 L San Diego 7-0 W Villanova 3-4 L Duquesne 7-0 W Georgetown 6-1 W Rutgers BIG EAST Tournament 4-2 L Rutgers 4-1 W St. Johns 4-3 L Seton Hall 2007-08 (15-10, 5-4) Marc Walters Spring 6-1 W 0-7 L 5-2 W 4-3 W 5-2 W 3-4 L 0-7 L 7-0 W 0-7 L 5-2 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 6-1 W 9-0 W 9-0 W

Morehead State Marshall Liberty Eastern Michigan Akron Pitt Penn State Columbia Brown Rhode Island Seton Hall Cincinnati California (Pa.) Barton Mount Olive

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1-6 3-4 7-0 3-4 7-0 6-1 1-6 3-4 4-2 3-4

L L W L W W L

L W L

Coastal Carolina Duquesne Presbyterian UMBC Villanova Connecticut Rutgers BIG EAST Tournament St. John’s Connecticut Pitt

2008-09 (9-17, 4-5) Marc Walters Spring 2-5 L 0-7 L 4-3 W 1-6 L 1-6 L 3-4 L 5-2 W 5-2 W 5-2 W 8-1 W 1-6 L 1-6 L 0-7 L 1-6 L 3-4 L 7-0 W 2-5 L 6-1 W 2-5 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 7-0 W 1-6 L 5-2 W 0-4 L 2-4 L

Akron Marshall James Madison Richmond Syracuse Pitt Morehead State Seton Hall UMBC Charleston (W.Va.) Nebraska Iowa State Maryland Brown Idaho Villanova Army New Orleans Troy Southern Miss Lamar Georgetown Rutgers Connecticut BIG EAST Tournament Syracuse St. John’s

2009-10 (17-7, 7-3) Marc Walters Spring 5-1 W 5-2 W 4-3 W

Youngstown State Liberty James Madison

The 2005 Mountaineers

0-7 1-6 4-3 5-2 4-3 6-1 5-2 6-1 6-1 4-3 4-3 1-6 4-3 2-5 1-6 6-1 6-1 4-0 1-6 4-2 0-4

L L W W W W W W W W W L W L L W W W L W L

2010-11 (8-14, 4-7) Tina Samara Spring 1-6 L 0-7 L 4-0 W 1-6 L 2-5 L 0-7 L 5-2 W 3-4 L 0-7 L 5-2 W 1-6 L 4-1 W 7-0 W 6-1 W 0-7 L 6-1 W 0-7 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 5-2 W 0-4 L 2-4 L

Marshall Miami (Ohio) Eastern Kentucky Pitt Georgetown Connecticut Cincinnati Morehead State West Virginia State California, Pa. Coastal Carolina Missouri Houston Chicago State DePaul Seton Hall Duquesne Villanova Rutgers BIG EAST Tournament Cincinnati Notre Dame

Bowling Green Louisville Morehead State James Madison Liberty Marshall Pitt California, Pa. Syracuse Duquesne Cincinnati Army Providence Seton Hall South Carolina State South Carolina Upstate Richmond Rutgers Marquette Connecticut BIG EAST Tournament Rutgers St. John’s


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Dr. James P. Clements [ president ]

WVU’s First Family, standing from left: Jim, Beth and Tyler Clements. In rockers, from left: twins Hannah and Maggie. Seated on lawn: Grace. James P. Clements has said that no university in the country means more to its state than West Virginia University means to West Virginia. Since becoming WVU’s 23rd president on June 30, 2009, Dr. Clements has focused on expanding the University’s role as a 21st century land-grant institution. With a Strategic Framework for the Future now in place, WVU is committed to excelling in five key areas: academic excellence, research and innovation, diversity, global engagement, and enhancing the well-being and quality of life of our citizens. Dr. Clements has announced several initiatives in support of these strategic planning goals, including: adding 100 new faculty members to decrease the student-faculty ratio and support core and niche academic and research curriculums; building a new student health facility to increase wellness efforts; dedicating capital funds to expand outdoor recreational space for students; and increasing research to strengthen the University’s position as an economic engine as well as a leader in fields such as energy, biometrics, and health sciences. Additional priorities are to continue offering world-class health care and – through WVU’s Top-10 nationally ranked Rural Health Program – remain committed to increasing state outreach in the health sciences. To that end, WVU recently announced plans to establish a WVU School for Public Health to train the next generation of public health professionals, conduct high-quality population health

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research, and help the state confront preventable health threats that increase health care costs and shorten lives. Other goals include finding more efficient and effective ways to use technology to drive progress, increasing the diversity of WVU’s learning community and developing an even broader global focus in preparing students for new international opportunities. Other initiatives focus on increasing student retention, increasing WVU’s doctoral program enrollment, enhancing leadership development and increasing operating funds. This momentum has carried over to record gains in enrollment, research, and private giving. Student enrollment across all campuses reached more than 32,000; research contract and grant awards for the past two years averaged an all-time high of $176 million; and annual private giving to WVU reached an all-time high of nearly $100 million this past year. The University was also recognized as among the six percent of institutions in the country that the Carnegie Foundation classifies as highly engaged in service, and as one of the four best flagship universities in the country for access by the Education Trust. In addition to overseeing WVU and its divisional campuses, Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the WVU Research Corporation, the West Virginia United Health System, and the WVU Hospitals. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people.

Dr. Clements also serves as an ex-officio member of the WVU Foundation and WVU Alumni Association boards, and is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities and the American Council on Education. Regionally, he is a board member of the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He is co-chair of the Economic Development Team of the Power of 32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He also co-chaired the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council and currently co-chairs the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force, as well as serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he was nominated and selected to participate in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense, and invited by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to join a select 15-member Innovation Advisory Board that will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation. Before joining the Mountaineer family, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president at Towson University, the second-largest public university in Maryland. Under his leadership, Towson developed academic and student support programs that led to impressive increases in enrollment as well as retention and graduation rates. Towson’s externally-funded research increased by 36 percent during Dr. Clements’ tenure as provost. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson University’s vice president for economic and community outreach and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He was a four-time recipient of Towson’s Faculty Member of the Year Award given by students at the University. Dr. Clements has an academic background in computer science. He earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries; the fifth edition was recently released. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In October 2009, he was named UMBC’s Alumnus of the Year in the Engineering and Information Technology category. Jim is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.


Oliver Luck

[ director of athletics ]

Former Mountaineer quarterback Oliver Luck is West Virginia’s 11th Director of Athletics. Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck looks to continue that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has already made strides in just one year in enhancing WVU’s role as a player in the collegiate world. “Oliver Luck is someone who has succeeded at the highest levels at everything he has done – from his college and professional football playing days to his academic pursuits and his professional business career,” said Clements. “He is the clear choice to carry forward what has truly been a golden era in athletics.” “It’s an incredible honor for me to be appointed as athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. “I care deeply about this school. I’ve had an opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors the last couple of years, and it’s given me a tremendous viewpoint of how important intercollegiate athletics is at a land-grant institution like WVU. “WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country, and I am so pleased to be a part of its momentum and growth. This is a tremendous opportunity - a chance to return to a University and a state that I love at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” In his first year, Luck has hired four head coaches while maintaining the superior level of success WVU has recently enjoyed. In addition

to new hires, Luck has overseen the progress of major capital projects, such as the WVU basketball practice facility, and fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph, in the classroom and on the field. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a record-setting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete

coaches with the highest grade point average. The players two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic preview All-American was the recipient of Today’s opponents Top Five, presented for scholastics review by the NCAA and was selected by the records National Football Foundation as one of wvu its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote media speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck was in the midst of securing the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Betta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, an All-American quarterback and a Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford; Mary Ellen, a sophomore volleyball player at Stanford; Emily and Addison.

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Senior Staff

[ athletic department personnel ] Mike Parsons

Deputy Director of Athletics

Michael Szul

Associate AD Business Operations

Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate AD Compliance & Governance

Associate AD Sports Development, SWA

Matt Borman

Assistant AD, Executive Director of the MAC

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Michael Fragale

Assistant AD Communications

Matt Wells

Assistant AD Marketing & Sales


Head Coaches

[ wvu fields 17 varsity programs ] Jason Butts

Gymnastics

Dana Holgorsen

Football

Jill Kramer

Volleyball

Craig Turnbull

Wrestling

Mike Carey

Women’s Basketball

Bob Huggins

Men’s Basketball

Marlon LeBlanc

Men’s Soccer

Greg Van Zant

Baseball

Sean Cleary

Cross Country Track & Field

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Women’s Soccer

Vic Riggs

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving

Jon Hammond

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Rifle

Jimmy King

Rowing

Tina Samara

Tennis

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Athletic Facilities

[ train and compete like a champion ]

Milan Puskar Stadium at Mountaineer Field

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Hawley Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Mountaineer Tennis Courts

WVU Natatorium

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Media Information

[ when covering the mountaineers ] Directions to Mountaineer Tennis Courts From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium. At the second traffic light, turn right on Route 705. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive at University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Turn right at the stoplight and Hawley Field will be on your left (Mountaineer Track). From I-79 Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit. Follow signs to West Virginia University. Cross the Star City Bridge and proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. Hawley Field is just ahead on the right (behind Mountaineer Track).

Media Services The West Virginia University Sports Communications Office will be available throughout the entire 2012 tennis season to accommodate media requests. Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia tennis team. Any additional questions should be directed to the tennis contact, Brian Kuppelweiser. Gameday Parking is free in the Coliseum parking lot. Complete statistics are provided to all working media post-match. Requested team members and coach Samara will be available for interviews following a 15-minute grace period.

Directions to Ridgeview Racquet Club From Downtown Morgantown From all points in downtown Morgantown, take Stewartstown Road (next to Hampton Center) and proceed down Stewartstown Road to intersection at Route 119W. Turn left onto 119W and continue 1.3 miles to Bakers Ridge Road and travel 0.7 miles to RidgeView Business Park. Turn left into the park and proceed on Everhart Drive to RidgeView Racquet Club.

During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a tennis member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia tennis contact Brian Kuppelweiser, via email (brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff.

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Receiving Information Media members may receive tennis press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, match recaps and more, simply email your requests to brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu. MSNsportsNET.com MSNsportsNET.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer tennis. Match releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to gameday. Tennis student-athletes and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to MSNsportsNET.com. Updated following each match, MSNsportsNET.com is your place to find the latest results for Mountaineer tennis results.

From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and proceed on Route 119N for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Bakers Ridge Road and travel 0.7 miles to RidgeView Business Park. Turn left into the Park and proceed on Everhart Drive to RidgeView Racquet Club.

Match Services The sports communications staff will be at your service throughout the match. All working media will be provided with game programs, rosters, media guides and other pertinent information. Credentials Photographers and media members who wish to cover a match should contact tennis contact Brian Kuppelweiser, via email (brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance.

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Sports Communications [ publicizing the mountaineers ]

Sports Information The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main sports communications office is Room 107 with additional offices upstairs in Room 214C.

Tennis Contact Brian Kuppelweiser Graduate Assistant e-mail: brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu

Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505 Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

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WVU Sports Communications Staff Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Bryan Messerly Sports Information Director Joe Swan Sports Publications Director John Antonik Director of New Media Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications Katie Kane Associate Sports Information Director Tim Goodenow Assistant Publications Director Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director Lisa Ammons Business Manager Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Amy Prunty Program Assistant Julie Brown Graduate Assistant Grant Dovey Graduate Assistant Brian Kuppelweiser Graduate Assistant Daniel Whitehead Graduate Assistant


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