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Wayne State University President Jay Noren addressed over 150 student-athletes and guests at the 10th Annual Academic Recognition Luncheon, held April 22 at Historic St. Andrews on the WSU campus.
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On the COVeRAll five spring athletic teams at Wayne State University qualified to participate in their respective NCAA Tournaments. Among those leading the Warriors were sophomore tennis student-athlete Kristina Goranskaya, a First Team All-GLIAC selection; senior outfielder Ryan LaPensee, who set three single-season and six career records in 2010 while being selected to the All-GLIAC First Team; senior golfer Joe Juszczyk, a GCAA Second Team All-American; sophomore tennis player Bertrand Moulin, a First Team All-GLIAC honoree; and sophomore outfielder Alison Allen, the conference and region Player of the Year.
1...................................................................................From the Director2-3 ...............................................................................................W Day4....................................................................Swimming & Diving Recap5.............................................................. Fencing and Baseball Recaps6........................................................................................ Softball Recap7........................................................................ Golf and Tennis Recaps8-10 ............................................................... Athletics News and Notes11 .......................................................................... Athletic Development12......................................................Winter 2010 Academic Honor Roll13............................................................... Winter 2010 Athletic Awards14-15 .............................................................................................Donors16.........................................................................2009-10 All-AmericansIBC ............................................................................................ W Club
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Not only did senior Justin Mazur earn GLIAC Pitcher of the Year and three All-Region honors this season, but he also made the GLIAC All-Academic Team for the fourth time in his career. His 4.00 grade-point average in the Winter 2010 semester placed him on the WSU Athletic Directors Honor Roll.
More awards on page 12-13
Wayne States celebration of 35 years of womens athletics culminated with W Day on Saturday, April 24. Among the activities were sidewalk painting, a five-kilometer run/walk, the unveiling of the Club 35 commemorative statue outside the Matthaei, and a softball doubleheader between the Warriors and the Grand Valley State Lakers.
More W Day on page 2-3
One of the five spring teams to compete at the NCAA Championships was the softball team, which advanced to the Division II championship tournament for the second time in program history. Leading the charge was senior All-America pitcher Casey hanes, who posted a 42-8 record and a 0.58 earned-run average in 2010.
More softball on page 6
The online home of the Wayne State Warriors has a new look and many new features, including blogs, podcasts, video and more. As always, fans and media can still receive access to information on every WSU team including weekly releases, statistics, rosters, biographical information, and media guides. The site also provides links to the NCAA, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), College Hockey America (CHA) and other sport-related sites.
Senior elaina hogle earned her third GLIAC Womens Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year award as her team won the GLIAC Championship this past February in Detroit and went on to a runner-up finish at nationals. The mens team finished second at the conference meet and third at the NCAA meet in March.
More swimming & diving on page 4
From the Director
As soon as all the Spring NCAA
participant institutions were announced,
I knew the student-athletes and coaches
of our programs had achieved something
special. Simply put, WSU had realized its own version of a high
five with each spring team earning a berth in their respective
NCAA tournament. It is an unprecedented accomplishment for
WSU Athletics. It also propelled athletics to its second highest
point total (454.5) ever in the National Association of Collegiate
Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Directors Cup Standings just one
year after our all time mark (499.5). Not bad!
Since that ranking is really a measurement of the overall success
of the athletic program in comparison to the other 295 Division
II institutions in the country, the back-to-back accomplishment
is a nice acknowledgement of competitive consistency. Our
competitors respect WSU because of what we have achieved.
And that success is not an exception. It is an expectation which is
the result of hard-work, sacrifice and the realization we match-up
with the elite programs in the country.
That success transcends team rosters. It also takes a
commitment from trainers, strength and conditioning personnel,
academic advisors and athletic staff. Singular sport success can
occur by destinyor fate. But consistent proficiency is not the
daughter of luck.
Importantly however, this spring success is not intended
to overshadow earlier achievements the Division II football
player of the year in Joique Bell, swimmings second (women)
and third (men) place finish in the country, volleyballs rise to a
second consecutive GLIAC tournament berth, mens basketball
advancement in tournament play, the CHA womens hockey
student-athlete of the year in Christine Jefferson, or Slava
Zingermans unmatched fencing record. Two student-athletes
(Matthew Laschuk and Kristina Susalla) were also recognized at
their respective national championships as the participants with
the highest GPA among all competitors. Not surprisingly, the brief
glimpse backward (for only a moment) is remarkable.
But if this missive was simply about statistical achievements, I
could have formatted this article by just listing impressive finishes.
It is really about some truly dedicated young men and women
whose competitive successes are overshadowed by a prideful
realization of who they areand who they represent. A brief story
illustrates my point.
After years in athletics I have been to countless motels/hotels
and have eaten my share of not-so remarkable road meals. To
me the list is dizzyingly numbing. But thats also why a letter
from a hotel general manager in Chillicothe, Ohio seems so, well,
The referenced location was the site of the GLIAC baseball
tournament earlier this year. Wayne State, and some other
conference institutions, stayed at the motel. In the monotony and
vagrancies of everyday life, the proprietors had happened to meet
many members of the WSU baseball team. Their impression they
were respectful, polite, engaging and took pride in representing
their University (their quote). They penned those sentiments
in a letter to President Noren. In todays modern society, I am
flummoxed as to which was more unusual the time and effort
to write and send the letter or the contrast with so many other
athletic programs we read about in the media. I appreciate the
magnanimity of the gesture.
Somewhere else in the pages of the Warrior Within you will
read about the high scholastic achievements of our athletic
programs. That too deserves recognition. These examples are
not the exceptions. This is the Wayne State athletic department.
Those same young people who exude pride in that uniform take
special care that they too represent you. Not badnot bad at all.
So what do you say? How about a high five?
A WArrior HigH FiveBy RoB FouRnieR
2WARRIOR WITHIN W Day
The unveiling ceremony began as three outstanding current WSU female student-athletes presented varsity letters to alumni of the 1970s who participated in athletics at WSU but never received the golden W in recognition of their athletic sucess. Pictured from left to right : Ann LaPointe (softball 1979-82, basketball 1978-79), Ashley St. Andrew, Christine Jefferson, Robin Tellis-Clary (tennis 1977-79), Brooke Bowers, and Carol Horn (tennis 1974-77).
A statue commemorating the celebration of 35 years of womens athletics was unveiled at the entrance of the Matthaei building. The monument symbolizes the long struggle women fought to be afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts and to get their foot in the door of intercollegiate athletics. A walkway was also installed leading from the statue to the Hall of Fame entrance. Designated as the womens walk, it epitomizes the success womens athletics has had at WSU. Not only have women made themselves an integral part of athletics but several are permanent fixtures in the WSU Hall of Fame.
In addition, a granite wall was erected in the front of Matthaei displaying the names of everyone who joined Club 35. WSU Athletics would like to especially thank those who contributed:
Following the celebration, the Wayne State softball team squared off against GLIAC foe Grand Valley State, earning two victories. Both games were televised live throughout the state of Michigan on Comcast Channel 900.
softball liveon comcast
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During the 2009-2010 academic term WSU Athletics proudly celebrated 35 years of womens intercollegiate athletics. The year-long celebration culminated with the inaugural W Day on April 24 which brought together student-athletes (past and present), community members, campus representatives, and athletic staff. The event not only honored the almost 1,000 women who have competed in intercollegiate athletics at Wayne State, it celebrated the great strides womens athletics has made in the past 35-plus years.
On the morning of W Day, Wayne State student-athletes teamed up with the local environmental organization, Greening of Detroit, to plant 35 trees on the athletic campus along Trumbull Avenue.
In the week leading up to W Day, all 16 athletic teams designed and painted a sidewalk square on the main walkway through the athletic campus. The sidewalk, now known as spirit walk, symbolizes the spirit of WSU student-athletes, the campus population, and local community.
tree PlantingOver 75 participants in a five-kilometer run and walk toured the Wayne State University athletic and main campuses. All proceeds from the event went to support womens athletics.
5k fun run
swam on four top-eight relays and placed fourth and sixth in the 50 and 100 freestyles, respectively.
Cayce Bolt (Sterling Hts., Mich.) took second place in one-meter diving and third in on the three-meter board. Both WSU squads benefitted from a deeper diving corps, as the Warriors tallied 86 points in womens diving and 43 points on the mens side.
A total of 23 student-athletes (12 men, 11 women) earned All-America status, either First Team (first-eighth) or Honorable Mention (ninth-16th). A full listing of WSUs national champions is available on page 13.
Swimming & Diving Recap
The Wayne State womens swimming and diving team finished in first place at the 2010 GLIAC Championships, wrapping up the four-day meet Feb. 13 at the Matthaei with a 118-point victory over Grand Valley State (783.5).
The Warriors (901.5), who broke the school record of 869 points set in 2009 as well as the GLIAC record of 897 set by GVSU last year, earned their fourth conference title in program history, all of which have come in the last five years. They set 15 pool records, six school records and seven GLIAC championship meet records in addition to collecting 14 individual and relay championships.
Sean Peters was presented with his fourth career GLIAC Womens Coach of the Year award, and senior Elaina Hogle (Kentwood, Mich.) was voted GLIAC Womens Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year for the third straight season.
Womens Swimming Wins GLIAC Title, Men Place Second
The Wayne State swimming and diving programs again proved to be national contenders at the 2010 NCAA Division II Championships, as the four-day meet concluded March 13 at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, Ohio.
For the second year in a row, the WSU womens squad finished in second place, accumulating a school-record 531 points. The Warriors trailed Drury (657) which earned its third womens national title in the last four years, but finished with a 213-point advantage over UC San Diego (318). Wayne State set 12 school records at the meet.
The womens team claimed seven individual national championships and an eighth NCAA title in the 200 medley relay, as the foursome of Sara Franklin (Caro, Mich.), Courtney Roberts (Milan, Mich.), Ana Gonzalez Pena (Gijon, Spain) and Ashley Corriveau (Metamora, Mich.) broke the NCAA meet record (1:41.46).
Gonzalez Pena and Roberts were dominant in the two breaststroke events. Roberts won her second consecutive championship in the 100 breaststroke, while Gonzalez Pena finished second. Gonzalez Pena would later win the 200 breaststroke, breaking Roberts school record as Roberts came in third.
Franklin earned her first individual NCAA championship in the 100 backstroke, and Cassie Chetosky (Shelby Twp., Mich.) became the first female diver in WSU history to win a national title as she took first place on the three-meter board.
The standout Warrior on the womens side, however, was Ashley St. Andrew (Grand Rapids, Mich.), who won all three distance freestyle events.
St. Andrew, who became WSUs first female national swimming champion in history last season, successfully defended her titles in the 500 and 1000 free events. She also won the 1650 free and placed third in the 200 free. Her 76 points earned in four individual events exceeded the four-day totals of 22 entire teams.
The WSU womens team, which surpassed its 2009 point total (453.5), has steadily improved its performance at the NCAA Championships each year. The Warriors placed 24th in 2006, 10th in 2007 and sixth in 2008 prior to their consecutive second-place finishes.
Meanwhile, the Wayne State mens team, which moved up from fifth to third on the third day, held its position on day four to achieve its third top-three finish in four years. The Warriors totaled 343 points and set four school records. Drury amassed 538 points to claim its sixth straight national mens title.
The third-place finish for Wayne State was its sixth consecutive top-eight performance at nationals.
Joaquin Abascal Gallegos (Madrid, Spain) became a two-time national champion, winning the 400 individual medley and the 200 breaststroke. He posted second-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM. In his four individual events, Abascal Gallegos scored a combined 74 points, eclipsing the totals of 12 teams.
Abascal Gallegos was Wayne States co-leader with seven First Team All-America honors. He shared that distinction with Cauli Bedran (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), who
Women Repeat As National Runners-Up, Men Place Third
Courtney Roberts celebrates her second consecutive national championship in the 100 breaststroke.
Wayne State University head swimming and diving coach Sean Peters with three of hisnational champions - Ashley St. Andrew, Joaquin Abascal Gallegos and Ana Gonzalez Pena.
Hogle and Ashley St. Andrew (Grand Rapids, Mich.) won three individual events apiece and were part of two championship relays.
The mens team, meanwhile, battled to a second-place finish (710.5). WSU was in third and 62.5 points
behind Ashland going into the final day, but came back to overtake the Eagles. The Warriors, who broke five pool records, have finished first or second every year since 2001.
Joaquin Abascal Gallegos (Madrid, Spain), who was a six-time champion at the meet, was voted the GLIAC Mens Swimming & Diving Freshman for the Year. He is the second Warrior in a row to earn the award and the
fourth in program history.A full listing of Wayne States conference champions
is available on page 13.
The WSU womens swimming and diving team won the GLIAC Championship for the fourth time in five years.
Fencing and Baseball Recaps
The old adage that records were made to be broken certainly rang true for the 2010 Wayne State baseball team. Eight team records, six individual single-season school records and 10 career marks fell as the Warriors were crowned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champions and qualified for the NCAA Regional for the third time since 2005.
After finishing in first place with a 23-8 conference record, the Warriors went 3-0 including two wins over Ashland to claim their first tournament title in program history. Wayne State, which had to come from behind in two of the three victories, punched its ticket to the NCAA Midwest Regional, hosted by the University of Southern Indiana.
Northern Kentucky edged WSU, 2-1, in the opening round before Wayne State was eliminated in a 12-10 slugfest by USI, which went on to win the Division II national championship.
Second-year head coach Ryan Kelley was rewarded for his efforts with the 2010 GLIAC Baseball Coach of the Year award after guiding the team to a 32-20 overall record. In addition, senior Justin Mazur (Macomb, Mich.) was named GLIAC Pitcher of the Year.
The conference leader in strikeouts (73), complete games (8) and opponents average (.258), Mazur was tied for second in starts (12), second in innings (85.1) and fifth in ERA (4.22). With an 18-4 career record, Mazur possesses the highest career winning percentage (.818) in school history.
Also among the Warriors rewriting the school record book was senior Ryan LaPensee (LaSalle, Ont.), the First Team All-Region outfielder who set three Wayne State single-season and six career records in 2010. His 87 hits and 62 runs scored both school records ranked second and third in the conference, respectively. He batted.424, the best single-season average since Bob Inmans .474 in 1961, surpassed Frank Jeney (2002-05) as WSUs all-time hits leader, and became the only player in program history to hit over .400 three times.
Wayne States other corner outfielder, senior and First Team All-Region selection Paul LaMantia (Tecumseh, Ont.), tied for the conference lead with a school-record 13 home runs, one of three single-season marks he set. LaMantia (.415) and LaPensee are just the seventh set of teammates in WSU history to hit .400 in the same season.
Other standouts include junior catcher Michael Wiseman (White Lake, Mich.), the GLIAC leader in runners caught stealing for the second straight year (16), who batted .376 with nine home runs and 58 RBI. Senior pitcher Brady Cooper (Allen Park, Mich.), one of four Warriors with six victories in 2010, finished his career with a 2.86 strikeout/walk ratio, fifth-best in school history.
Wayne State accumulated nine GLIAC postseason awards and 15 All-Region honors altogether between the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the American Baseball Coaches Association, and Daktronics, Inc.
Baseball Sweeps Conference Championships In 2010
Ryan LaPensee set three WSU single-season records and six career marks in his senior campaign.
The 2009-10 Wayne State fencing season will be remembered as the year that Slava Zingerman (Ashkelon, Israel) claimed his fourth consecutive All-America award after placing seventh at the NCAA Championship. Zingerman, who won three straight NCAA titles (2007-09), became only the second person in NCAA mens epee history to win three consecutive titles since the NCAA began competition in 1941.
Zingerman, the lone senior on the mens squad, took first place at Northwesterns Remenyik Open, the WSU Danosi Open as well as the Midwest Fencing Conference championship. He had a 45-7 dual meet regular-season record and became WSUs all-time epee wins leader.
Junior Jakub Gibczynski (Lodz, Poland) made his third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championship, placing 19th in the mens sabre competition. Gibczynski compiled a 65-3 dual meet record during the regular season.
Three members of the foil team - Tim Mulligan (Concord, Mich.), Raffi Nersessian (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Michael Ramlow (Midland, Mich.) - each had a winning record during the season.
The Warrior mens team had a 17-9 dual meet record and finished fifth out of 20 squads at the conference championship.
The womens fencing team placed fourth at the conference championship, and at the NCAA Championship Wayne State (mens and womens combined) finished 15th. It was WSUs 15th top-15 team finish in the last 17 years for Maestro Jerzy Radz.
Freshman Olivia Dobbs (Detroit, Mich.) was a Second Team All-American after placing eighth in the foil competition. Dobbs had a 67-13 dual meet record during the regular season and was the individual champion at WSUs Danosi Open.
Three members of the epee team - Desiree Kelly (Ferndale, Mich.), Charlotte Reed (Wyandotte, Mich.) and Amanda Vant Wout (Guelph, Ont.) - each had at least 30 wins, while Rachel Broderick (Fraser, Mich.) and Tiaja Sabrie (Midland, Mich.) concluded the regular season with winning records in dual meet competition.
Two sabre competitors - Katie Bryce (Rochester, Mich.) and Anna Kotov (West Bloomfield, Mich.) - both participated in the NCAA Midwest Regional after having successful regular seasons.
Fencing Achieves AnotherTop-15 Finish At NCAAs
The top-seeded Warriors claimed their first GLIAC tournament title in program history witha 7-6 comeback victory over Ashland in the championship game in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Slava Zingerman (right) ended his WSUcareer as a four-time All-American.
6WARRIOR WITHIN Softball Recap
For the second time in school history, the WSU softball squad advanced to the NCAA Division II Softball Championship tournament. The Warriors had one regional title, 2003, from their first 15 trips to the NCAAs. In addition to its 16th NCAA tournament appearance, this was the fifth consecutive for WSU.
Earlier in May, Wayne State served as a regional host for the fourth time in school history. WSU defeated Quincy (6-0), Saginaw Valley (9-0 in 5 innings) and SVSU (5-0) to win the NCAA Midwest Regional #1 title. In the NCAA Midwest Super Regional, WSU disposed of Ashland twice (4-0, 7-1) to advance to the Elite Eight.
The 52 wins by the Warriors this year eclipsed the previous school record of 43 set by the 1993 squad, while this years squad also claimed the GLIAC regular-season title with a 21-5 league ledger. The 2003 team which won the Great Lakes Regional and advanced to the NCAA Championship tournament won 39 games. This years senior class has a 168-64 (72%) mark and is the first class in school history with three 40-plus win seasons. The seniors were pitchers Nicole Abel (Kitchener, Ont.) and Casey Hanes (Richmond, Va.), shortstop Jaci Banton (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and outfielder Stephanie LeClair (Kitchener, Ont.).
Hanes was voted First Team All-America by both the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) and Daktronics (voted on by SIDs) as well as earning GLIAC and Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year accolades. Hanes compiled a 42-8 record with 19 shutouts and 366 strikeouts to go along with a nations best 0.58 earned-run average.
She concluded her collegiate career ranked fifth in wins (126) in NCAA Division II history, sixth in complete games (130) and innings pitched (1,062.7), tied-for-sixth in games
pitched (179), seventh in shutouts (60), tied-for-ninth in games started (141), and 10th in strikeouts (1,156).
Sophomore right fielder Alison Allen (Redford, Mich.) earned All-America honors from both the NFCA (Third Team) and Daktronics (Second Team) after being voted both GLIAC Player of the Year as well as Midwest Region Player of the Year. Allen batted .402 with 90 hits (second-most in school history) along with a WSU-record 136 total bases. She had 26 extra-base hits including 15 doubles and nine home runs.
Sophomore infielder Kristina Susalla (Garden City, Mich.) received the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award, an award founded by the NCAA at the start of the 2009-10 season, is presented to the student-athlete with the highest
cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAAs 88 championships.
The Warriors began the season ranked 20th in the nation (NFCA) and first in the GLIAC in pre-season coaches polls. After compiling a 4-2 record in the Decatur (Ala.) Chill-Out, with losses to North Georgia and North Alabama but in-region wins over Northern Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Indianapolis, WSU concluded the month of February by winning the Catawba Invitational (Salisbury, N.C.). Wayne State went 7-0 in Salisbury including a pair of one-run extra inning triumphs over Armstrong Atlantic.
An 11-3 spring break trip to the Rebel Spring Games preceded the start of conference play. Following a 10-day layoff, the Warriors were swept at Ashland but went 16-1 in the next 17 contests including a home sweep of the Eagles (3-1, 5-0). After a setback at Tiffin, Wayne State had a 9-1 mark in the final 10 regular-season games including a sweep at Detroit Mercy.
Even though the GLIAC Tournament was rained out, WSU received the Midwest Regions No. 1 seed. The Warriors outscored their opponents 23-4 in the four NCAA Regional contests with three shutout victories by Hanes including a five-inning no-hitter vs. SVSU on day two.
In addition to Hanes and Allen receiving GLIAC of-the-Year honors, three other WSU players earned First Team All-League accolades: Banton, sophomore first baseman Becca Ryan (Westland, Mich.) and redshirt freshman catcher Brittany Omelanchuk (Brooklin, Ont.).
Banton became a three-time All-GLIAC performer having earned Second Team All-League honors a year ago after being named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention squad in 2008. She tied-for-fifth in the GLIAC in hits with 58 and was among the national leaders and led the GLIAC in sac bunts (27) and fielding assists (155).
Ryan moved up to the All-GLIAC First Team after being a Second Team selection in 2009. She tied-for-second in the GLIAC in doubles (15), while ranking tied-for-third in hits (66) and eighth in runs scored (38). Ryan is among
the national leaders in toughest to strikeout (9 times in 211 plate appearances). She led WSU with 10 multiple-RBI games and set the school record for fielding putouts in a season (468).
Omelanchuk earned her first All-GLIAC honor after missing all but the first seven games of 2009 season due to injury. She was second in the GLIAC in throwing out base stealers (10-33), while ranking third in both walks (25) and in fielding putouts (389), and tied-for-third in sacrifice flies (3). Omelanchuk had an 11-game hitting streak and WSU went 45-9 when she started behind the plate.
LeClair and sophomore third baseman Rebecca Stanley (Waterloo, Ont.) were both named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention team.
LeClair finished tied-for-second in the GLIAC in doubles (15), third in sac bunts (15), fifth in hits (63), tied-for-fifth in runs (40), and seventh in total bases (95). She batted .349 (37-106) with runners on base and was second on the team with 14 two-out RBI.
Stanley, a 2009 Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team selection, finished second in the GLIAC in walks (26) and sac flies (4), fourth in fielding assists (129), sixth in hits (61) and 10th in RBI (34).
She was among the national leaders in toughest to strikeout (10 in 234 plate appearances). Stanley had 17 multiple-hit contests, while recording a hit in 43 of 65 starts in 2010 having started all 121 games at third base in her two-year career.
Junior designated player Rachel Spaccarotelli (Ray, Mich.) had a .662 slugging percentage which included a school-record three home runs in one contest (April 6 at Hillsdale), while freshman center fielder Steph Foreman (Cambridge, Ont.) led the squad with 36 RBI despite batting primarily seventh or eighth. Sophomore second baseman Lauren Histed (Shelby Twp., Mich.) was second on the squad in sac bunts (18) and third in both fielding assists (103) and fielding putouts (118).
The Wayne State University softball team was crowned the NCAA Midwest Super Regionalchampion following a pair of victories over Ashland University on May 21-22 in Detroit.
Softball Advances To World Series With School-Record 52 Wins
Senior pitcher Casey Hanes was both an athleticand academic All-American in 2010.
Golf and Tennis Recaps
The WSU mens golf program again inserted itself into conversations pertaining to perennial national contenders, finishing 14th in its second consecutive team appearance in the NCAA Division II Championship this past May in Noblesville, Ind.
The Warriors, who had never qualified for the NCAA Championship as a team until last season, paved their way to nationals this year with a second-place finish at the NCAA Super Regional earlier in the month in Duncan, Okla.
Mike Horn, who earned his third career GLIAC Mens Golf Coach of the Year honor, guided WSU to its fourth consecutive team appearance in the Super Regional and its sixth in the last seven years. After finishing third at the GLIAC Championship last October, the Warriors enjoyed a successful spring season, winning the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational in March and the Great Lakes Regional at Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville in April.
Wayne State, which made its debut in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Division II Coaches Poll in February, finished the season ranked 14th nationally. The Warriors were also 23rd in the final Golfstat rankings.
Redshirt senior Joe Juszczyk (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) was named to the PING All-America Second Team by the GCAA. Juszczyk, an Honorable Mention All-America selection in 2008, tied for 14th at the 2010 NCAA Championship. He finished with a season average score of 73.38 and two victories, placing in the top 10 in nine events during the year.
He and sophomore Aaron Peterson (Ann Arbor, Mich.) were among the recipients of PING All-Midwest Region honors from the GCAA. Peterson had three victories to his credit this season, including his win at the Motor City Invitational to close out the fall campaign. He won the Tiffin Invitational in April and joined Juszczyk among those tied for 12th place at the NCAA Super Regional. Peterson averaged 74.89 strokes per 18 holes in his first full season with the Warriors.
Juszczyk and Peterson were two of four Warriors to receive All-GLIAC honors as well. Juszczyk was named to the First Team for the second consecutive season. Peterson and sophomore Eric Johnson (Marquette, Mich.) received Second Team accolades, and sophomore Jack Mitroka (Riverview, Mich.) was voted Honorable Mention.
Golfers Compete On National Stage In 2010
The Wayne State mens tennis team enjoyed one of its best seasons in recent memory in 2009-10. The Warriors finished with an overall record of 15-7 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in the past 10 years.
After winning just six matches in 2008-09, WSUs 15 wins, the most for Wayne State since 2004, represented the largest single-season turnaround in school history. The Warriors also finished in second place at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament which was WSUs best showing at the event since 1992.
Leading the way for Wayne State were four standouts who earned all-league honors, as well as second-year head coach Bryan Morrow who was selected GLIAC Mens Tennis Coach of the Year.
For the second consecutive season, sophomore Bertrand Moulin (Lyon, France) was a First Team All-GLIAC selection. Moulin sported a singles record of 20-4 and a doubles mark of 17-5 playing primarily with fellow All-GLIAC choice Britton Steele (Novi, Mich.). In conference play, Moulin was 6-1. He boasted a singles winning streak of 14 matches during the season and was ranked as the No. 7 singles competitor in the Midwest Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Steele, a Second Team All-GLIAC honoree, joined Moulin to form the fourth-ranked doubles pairing in the Midwest Region by the ITA. The duo lost just three conference matches all season and had an overall record of 15-5. In singles play, Steele registered six victories from the second flight.
Also earning Second Team All-GLIAC accolades was freshman Thomas Ducret (Paris, France), who went 16-5 playing primarily at No. 3 singles and recorded nine doubles victories.
Senior Kevin Turnbull (Shelby Twp., Mich.) concluded his career at Wayne State by playing his way to an All-GLIAC Honorable Mention selection. Turnbull competed with three different teammates throughout the year for a career-high 14 doubles wins from the second and third flights.
In what has become the norm for head coach Sheila Snyder and the Wayne State University womens tennis team, the Warriors had another outstanding spring season that culminated with the squad making its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in the past six seasons and winning its first round match for the second consecutive year. The Warriors enjoyed a record of 8-1 in the spring, finishing the 2009-10 season with an overall mark of 16-6.
After a four-month break, WSU traveled to Orlando in March and defeated Birmingham-Southern (8-1), Saint Michaels (8-1) and Saint Thomas Aquinas (9-0). The Warriors were able to keep their momentum rolling when they returned to Detroit thanks to a 9-0 win over Ohio Dominican. At the end of the regular season, which concluded with wins over Oakland (7-0), Niagara (7-2) and Valparaiso (6-1), Wayne State found itself ranked as the No. 4 team in the Midwest Region by the NCAA which led to its postseason berth.
In the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, Wayne State squared off against GLIAC rival Ferris State. The Warriors downed the Bulldogs 5-2 to advance to the round of 32 against Northwood, the regions top seed.
Despite several close bouts and wins by the doubles pairing of Sharon Gill (Windsor, Ont.) and Kristina Goranskaya (Thornhill, Ont.) and a singles victory by Goranskaya, Northwood defeated WSU 5-2 to end Wayne States season.
Several Warriors enjoyed career-years for Wayne State in 2009-10 including Gill, who was 21-4 in singles matches. Gills 64 career singles victories is a school record. Just a junior, she will have another season to build on her record.
Along with Gill, four other women had winning singles records including Goranskaya at 20-4, McCall Monte (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) at 13-5, Jennifer Bradford (Detroit, Mich.) at 13-5 and Debora Correa (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) at 12-9. Milena Vuksanovic (Pancevo, Serbia) also won a career-high 10 matches.
Wayne States three main doubles teams all had winning records as well. Gill and Goranskaya were 9-0, Monte and Vuksanovic went 7-2 while Bradford and Correa finished at 11-6.
Mens Tennis Caps Turnaround Season With NCAA Tourney Berth
Womens Tennis Wraps Up Successful Spring At NCAA Tournament
8WARRIOR WITHIN Athletics News and Notes
Wayne State senior defenseman Christine Jefferson (Nepean, Ont.) was voted the College Hockey America Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced at the annual CHA banquet on Thursday, March 4 at Ford Field in Detroit.
Jefferson, an elementary education major at WSU, maintains a 3.86 grade-point average. On the ice, the
three-year captain ranks in the top 10 all-time at WSU for goals, assists and points by a defenseman. She was named to the WSU Athletic Directors Honor Roll (term gpa 3.5+) all seven semesters including four 4.00 terms and has been actively involved in numerous community service projects.
Jefferson is the second Warrior in program history to earn CHA Student-Athlete of the Year honors, joining Jessica Snelgrove who was given the award in 2006. She was also one of a league-high 12 WSU student-athletes named to the 2010 CHA All-Academic Team.
Wayne State University senior goaltender Lindsey Park (Thornhill, Ont.) and womens hockey head coach Jim Fetter helped the West beat the East 10-6 in the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge on Friday, April 9 at Ford Field in Detroit.
The NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge features top male and female college hockey student-athletes from across the nation in an East versus West skills competition which includes puck control relay, hardest shot, fastest skater, rapid-fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shots.
Fetter served as an assistant coach on the West squad, while Park was the female goaltender for the victorious West team. Park stopped all eight shots on goal in the rapid-fire shooting segment of the competition between East and West region teams of men and women.
To be eligible for selection to the Frozen Four Skills Challenge, all players must have exhausted their collegiate eligibility and be nominated by their head coach. The players were selected by representatives from the American Hockey Coaches Association, the NCAA Division I Mens Ice Hockey Committee and NCAA national office staff. Each competitor received a complete set of equipment and a full uniform from Bauer Hockey.
While senior guard Brooke Bowers (Delphos, Ohio) college basketball career is now over, her future in sports may just be getting started. Bowers was recently selected to attend the NCAAs Career In Sports Forum from May 11-14 in Indianapolis.
The NCAA Career in Sports Forum is a four-day event through which student-athletes will explore and be educated on careers in sports with a primary focus on collegiate athletics. Through the use of dual tracks, participants will examine the key functions of coaching and administration in the areas of academics, compliance, facilities, life skills, marketing and sports information.
Foundational skills such as communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture, transitioning and budgeting will be covered with participants.
This is a great honor and a wonderful opportunity for Brooke to jumpstart the next phase of her career, said Wayne State head coach Gloria Bradley.
Bowers ended her Wayne State career ranking first in three-pointers made (195), fourth in games played (109), sixth in steals (203), eighth in points scored (1,154), eighth in minutes played (2,789), ninth in made field goals (409) and ninth in three-point percentage (33.3). She is the only player in school history to lead the team in three-pointers made all four years.
Bowers Attends NCAA Career In Sports Forum
Park Participates In NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge
Jefferson Named CHAStudent-Athlete of the Year
Two Wayne State University sophomore student-athletes received NCAA Elite 88 awards this season. Swimmer Matthew Laschuk (Tecumseh, Ont.) was
presented with the award at a recognition banquet March 9 prior to the start of the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships in Canton, Ohio. Softball student-athlete Kristina Susalla (Garden City, Mich.) was recognized May 26 at an event held prior to the start
of the NCAA Division II Softball Championship Tournament in St. Joseph, Mo.
The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA at the start of the 2009-10 season, is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAAs 88 championships. The student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and in at least his or her second year of competition at his or her current institution.
Laschuk, a chemistry/pre-medicine major, and Susalla, a psychology major, have been named to the WSU Athletic Directors Honor Roll (term gpa 3.5+) every semester.
Two Warriors ReceiveNCAA Elite 88 Awards
Athletics News and Notes
Dr. John Telford, an All-America track star at Wayne State University in the 1950s and later a civil rights activist and educator in the Detroit area, recently penned an autobiography entitled A Life on the Run Seeking and Safeguarding Social Justice.
Raised in Detroit and still a resident, Telford began his professional career as an English teacher and track coach at Detroit Southeastern High School. Telford retired in 1991 as the deputy superintendent of schools in Rochester and went on to become an executive director in Detroit Public Schools. More recently, he served as the superintendent of Madison District Schools. He is considered by some to be a controversial figure, having been an outspoken advocate for civil rights throughout his career.
A former director of the Division of Basic Education at Macomb Community College and a published poet, he has also taught at Wayne State and Oakland. Wayne State University presented Telford with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001.
Telford, inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978, was the first runner from the state of Michigan to break the 47-second mark in the quarter mile. In 1957, he was ranked second nationally in that event. He holds three degrees from Wayne State, including his doctorate, and is the author of The Longest Dash, a book of training tips for athletes who run the quarter mile.
For more on Telford and his book, A Life on the Run, visit lifeontherunbook.com.
Wayne State Athletic Hall of Famer Pens Memoir
Wayne State University swimmers Ashley St. Andrew (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Cauli Bedran (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) were among the 12 student-athletes selected to receive the Winter 2010 GLIAC Commissioners Awards.
The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Inc., are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six male and six female student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play.
These 12 student-athletes that represent, their institutions, the GLIAC, and their respective communities truly embody the term student-athlete, stated GLIAC Comissioner Dell Robinson. Their pursuit of excellence on and off field serves as a monumental testament of the talented young leaders we have in this conference. I will look to them to be the leaders of the future.
St. Andrew has been selected as a recipient of the GLIAC Winter Commissioners Award for the second consecutive year. Voted WSUs 2008-09 Female
Student-Athlete of the Year, the senior and pharmacy major is a three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team selection as well as a three-time ESPN The M a g a z i n e / C o S I D A Academic All-District selection.
Bedran, a senior and political science major, earned his
second consecutive Commissioners Award as well. He received his second ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2010 and is a member of Wayne States Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Two WSU Swimmers ClaimGLIAC Commissioners Awards
Ashley St. Andrew
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WARRIOR WITHIN Athletics News and Notes
The Wayne State Department of Athletics hosted the Winter 2009-10 First Year Letterwinners Reception on Thursday, April 15, in the WSU Athletics Hall of Fame Exhibit at the Matthaei Center.
Athletic director Rob Fournier and swimming alum Christian Erard (2001-05) addressed the student-athletes who were receiving their first varsity letter at Wayne State. Head coaches Gloria Bradley, Jim Fetter, David Greer, Sean Peters and Jerzy Radz, along with associate athletic director Jason Clark, were also on hand to present the varsity jackets to the letterwinners.
MENS BASkETBALLMike HollingsworthIan LarkinAndrew TinesIke UdanohStacey Waters
WOMENS BASkETBALLLatosha BeasleyPhaebre ColbertDeanna CrumptonAmelia DavisChealse DavisTyler HardyPaige SickmillerKiara Smith
MENS FENCINGMariusz DebowskiDemetrius DixonNathan KumarRobert Neda
WSU Hosts Winter Letterwinners Reception
WOMENS FENCINGOlivia DobbsBianca KincannonTiaja SabrieSally Witt
WOMENS ICE HOCkEYJulie HebertJulie IngrattaLauren LovoldLauren RagenJaclyn StapletonJenaya Townsend
MENS SWIMMINGJoaquin Abascal GallegosJohn DaycoJohn FitzgeraldJeff GrantMike HaneFares KsebatiCody Narlock
Oskar NordstrandAndrew PaigeEric PlatteDerek WeaverBilly Woods
WOMENS SWIMMINGRebecca BallAshley CorriveauOlivia GaryJenelle GondekAna GonzalezCarly SevaldHeather ThomsonLena WileczekAlyssa Wilkins
The Department of Athletics honored the 124 Warrior student-athletes and cheerleaders who recorded at least a 3.50 grade-point average for the Fall 2009 term during its 10th annual Academic Recognition Luncheon held Thursday, April 22 at Historic St. Andrews on the WSU campus. Seven Deans Award winners (pictured below) were also recognized for having the highest cumulative GPA among all student-athletes in that particular college.
Athletics Hosts Academic Recognition Luncheon
COLLEGE OFLIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES
Vince BechardCross Country
SCHOOL OFBUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Jessica CondeniVolleyballSCHOOL OF
COLLEGE OFFINE, PERFORMING
& COMMUNICATION ARTS
COLLEGE OFPHARMACY & HEALTH
Over 150 people attended the luncheon honoring WSU student-athletes.
Gary S. Pollard (WSU Board of Governors), football student-athleteMickey Mohner and Director of Athletics Rob Fournier.
Meg Leone (volleyball) provided the student-athlete response.
Doing It For The WOne characteristic that bonds most every student-athlete I have met has been a competitive nature that is instilled
by sport. No matter what the event or obstacle a student-athlete participates in, it becomes a competition and nothing short of a W will suffice. At Wayne State this competitive nature is displayed in all facets of being a student-athlete. It is evident in the classroom
where student-athletes continue to have graduation and grade point average marks well above the campus average. It is evident in the community where Wayne State athletes volunteer an impressive amount of time in a community that
needs it now more than ever. And it is evident by the performance on the field where the 16 teams have been pushing us hard to the upper 10 percent of participating schools in the NACDA Cup for five of the last six years.
But while some successes can be measured in wins and losses, you find when you get older that the effort you put into competition is the true W. Whether a person was a Tartar that hoisted a championship trophy or a Warrior that struggled just to get to the middle of the pack, it was the hard work and teamwork that each person takes with them from his or her Wayne State experience that creates successes down the road in life.
Having recently transitioned from student-athlete and graduate assistant to Development Director in the athletic department, it has been a pleasure to meet and hear from people who have put on the W before me and hear
about their experiences. While not everyone I have met can say they won a championship, everyone has certainly been able to share some moments from their time at Wayne State that would classify as a W. From meeting a
lifelong friend to becoming the first person in a family to get a degree, Wayne State has been the place where many stories of success have originated.
The newly formed W Club (found on the back page of the Warrior Within) is a way to show an appreciation for your time spent at Wayne State. The foundation to success was built by the past, but it is up to alumni to support the current and future student-athletes that will one day be able to look back and be proud about
their experience at Wayne State as well. The W Club aids in providing the resources that make the Wayne State experience a championship one.
I also would invite you to fill out the form below and tell me about your experience at Wayne State as well as any updates (even current photos) that you would like to share for future consideration in an upcoming Warrior Within.
Matt Cunningham Athletics Development Director
Former WSU baseball student-athlete (2005-08)
Tell us your story! Please share with us updates on where you are and what you are doing now that the jersey is hung up. Stories may be used for upcoming feature articles on Wayne State Athletics Alumni.
Matt CunninghamAthletics Development Director5101 John C. Lodge101 MatthaeiDetroit, MI 48202(313) [email protected]
Please include in reply envelope in this magazine or send to address indicated
WARRIOR WITHIN Winter 2010 Academic Honor Roll
BASEBALLAndrew Ciennik So. Pre-Medicine Waterford, Mich.J.J. Ciennik Jr. Accounting Waterford, Mich.Brady Cooper * Sr. Math Education Allen Park, Mich.Caleb Dalman R-Jr. Foreign Language Education Hudsonville, Mich.Chris Gebara Fr. General Studies Troy, Mich.Ryan LaPensee Sr. Chemistry (Pre-Dental) LaSalle, Ont.Justin Mazur * GS Sports Administration Macomb, Mich.Tom Olson R-Sr. Management Clinton Township, Mich.Alex Pierse Fr. Pre-Medicine Clinton Township, Mich.Henry Schneider Fr. Urban Studies Detroit, Mich.Brett Shankin Jr. Engineering Washington, Mich.John Skaggs R-Sr. Secondary Education Adrian, Mich.Justin Sylvester R-So. Criminal Justice Macomb, Mich.
WOMENS BASkETBALLAmelia Davis Fr. Engineering Temperance, Mich.Chelsea Kouri Jr. Math Education Clarkston, Mich.
CHEERLEADINGMorgan Barr Fr. Education Dearborn, Mich.Tara Hixson Sr. Psychology Madison Heights, Mich.Sarah Kirk * Fr. Pharmacy Brighton, Mich.Tonya Lenont * So. Nursing New Haven, Mich.Lindsay Lutz Jr. Nutrition & Food Science Trenton, Mich.
MENS CROSS COUNTRYVince Bechard Sr. Accounting Dearborn, Mich.Matt Devey Fr. Biochemistry Canton, Mich.Doug Mack Fr. Pre-Medicine Lake Orion, Mich.Brad Vincent Fr. Chemistry Ray, Mich.Pat Webster Jr. Pre-Medicine Sterling Heights, Mich.
WOMENS CROSS COUNTRYRachel Bandrow Fr. General Studies Lake Orion, Mich.Michele Barton So. Pre-Medicine Sterling Heights, Mich.Robin Collsaet R-So. Nutrition & Food Science Grosse Ile, Mich.Jessica Gilbert GS Biology Litchfield, Mich.Samantha Kaufman * Fr. Pre-Medicine Lake Orion, Mich.Lauren Kessler * Jr. Psychology Ionia, Mich.Kristi Werner Jr. Psychology East Jordan, Mich.
AthLetiC DiReCtORs hOnOR ROLL(teRM GPA 3.50+)
BASEBALLJustin DeFrancis Jr. Education Rochester, Mich.Billy Hurley So. Management Mississauga, Ont.Tyler Loehr Jr. Biology (Pre-Dental) Brighton, Mich.Matt Mahalak So. Accounting Wyandotte, Mich.Corey Post Jr. Kinesiology Coldwater, Mich.Michael Wiseman R-Jr. Accounting White Lake, Mich.
MENS BASkETBALLIan Larkin R-Fr. Management Detroit, Mich.Andrew Tines So. Mathematics Eastpointe, Mich.Stacey Waters Jr. Kinesiology Detroit, Mich.
WOMENS BASkETBALLPaige Sickmiller Fr. Communication Washington, Mich.
CHEERLEADINGAshley Barr Jr. Nursing Kissimmee, Fla.Ashleigh Finazzo So. Nursing St. Clair Shores, Mich.Hannah Knight So. Elementary Education Lake Orion, Mich.Khara Moody Jr. Criminal Justice Covert, Mich.
MENS CROSS COUNTRYAdham Aljahmi Fr. Biology Dearborn, Mich.Phil Baldick Fr. Pharmacy Macomb, Mich.Travis Barczak So. Nutrition & Food Sciences Williamston, Mich.Kevin deBear So. Secondary Education Plymouth, Mich.Jason Smith Fr. General Studies Wayne, Mich.Alex Townsend So. Finance Farmington Hills, Mich.
WOMENS CROSS COUNTRYAdrian Dent Jr. Physical Therapy Sterling Heights, Mich.Chelsie Fuller Fr. Elementary Education Saginaw, Mich.Annie Magin Jr. Accounting Richland, Mich.
MENS FENCINGJakub Gibczynski Jr. Information Systems Management Lodz, PolandRobert Neda * Jr. Sociology Royal Oak, Mich.Raffi Nersessian So. Pre-Law Fort Wayne, Ind.Shugmi Shumunov * R-Fr. Biological Sciences Baku, AzerbaijanRobert Stanzler Sr. Engineering Flint, Mich.Slava Zingerman Sr. Engineering Ashkelon, Israel
WOMENS FENCINGKatie Bryce * So. Anthropology Rochester, Mich.Olivia Dobbs Fr. General Studies Detroit, Mich.Liz Ekkel Sr. Biological SciencesLydia Lanni So. Pre-Medicine New Baltimore, Mich.Sally Witt Fr. Nursing Rochester Hills, Mich.
FOOTBALLMatt Faulkner R-Jr. Finance Bloomfield Hills, Mich.Will Khoury R-So. Criminal Justice Canton, Mich.Jimmy Kinaia Jr. Criminal Justice Troy, Mich.Brian McInerney R-Fr. Pre-Medicine South Lyon, Mich.Danny McKae R-So. Urban Studies Dearborn, Mich.Mickey Mohner R-Fr. Accounting Painesville, OhioAustin Nelson Fr. Kinesiology Haslett, Mich.Greg Oberstaedt R-So. Kinesiology Whitmore Lake, Mich.Josh Renel So. Marketing Rochester Hills, Mich.Nick Thomas So. Finance Akron, Ohio
MENS GOLFTyler Haksluoto * Fr. Finance St. Clair Shores, Mich.Bryan Lynch R-Jr. Accounting White Lake, Mich.
MENS HOCkEYKyle Funkenhauser Jr. Finance Windsor, Ont.
WOMENS HOCkEYGina Buquet Fr. Kinesiology Lafayette, La.Chelsea Burnett Sr. Kinesiology Ridgeway, Ont.Christine Jefferson * Sr. Elementary Education Nepean, Ont.Lindsey Park R-Sr. Kinesiology Thornhill, Ont.Katrina Protopapas Sr. Kinesiology Chatham, Ont.Lauren Ragen * R-So. Education Grosse Ile, Mich.Jill Szandzik So. Elementary Education Warren, Mich.
SOFTBALLNicole Abel Sr. Kinesiology Kitchener, Ont.Makelle Barski Fr. Pre-Medicine Trenton, Mich.Steph Foreman * Fr. Sociology Cambridge, Ont.Casey Hanes * GS Sports Administration Richmond, Va.Stephanie LeClair Sr. Finance Kitchener, Ont.Kristina Susalla * So. Psychology Garden City, Mich.
MENS SWIMMING AND DIVINGBen Dueweke Jr. Media Arts & Studies Macomb, Mich.James Ekleberry Sr. Political Science Rochester Hills, Mich.Alex Guymer * Jr. General Studies Rochester Hills, Mich.Fares Ksebati * Fr. General Studies Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.Matthew Laschuk * So. Chemistry Tecumseh, Ont.
WOMENS SWIMMING AND DIVINGRebecca Ball Fr. Chemistry Linden, Mich.Sara Franklin Jr. Secondary Education Caro, Mich.Eileen Fredendall * Fr. Nursing Livonia, Mich.Catherine Leix * Jr. Secondary Education Flint, Mich.Laura Leix Sr. Environmental Science Flint, Mich.Emily Mitzelfeld Fr. Pre-Medicine Rochester Hills, Mich.Ashley St. Andrew * Sr. Pharmacy Grand Rapids, Mich.Heather Thomson Fr. Pre-Law Harrison Township, Mich.Lena Wileczek Fr. Media Arts & Studies Holland, Mich.Agata Zalewska R-Jr. Kinesiology Swietochlowice, Poland
MENS TENNISOscar Gamarra Fr. Finance Guayaquil, EcuadorRoberto Gomez * Sr. Industrial Engineering Comitan Chiapas, MexicoMarlon Leone Jr. Political Science Holly, Mich.Bertrand Moulin So. Management Lyon, FranceWill Nolan * R-So. Psychology Troy, Mich.Britton Steele GS Business Administration Novi, Mich.Eric Szydlowski Jr. Pharmacy Canton, Mich.
WOMENS TENNISDebora Correa Jr. Kinesiology Belo Horizonte, BrazilSharon Gill Jr. Pharmacy Windsor, Ont.Tanya Joseph Fr. Physical Therapy Northville, Mich.Meghan Luzod Sr. Public Relations Royal Oak, Mich.McCall Monte Jr. Accounting Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
VOLLEYBALLJessica Condeni Sr. Social Work Farmington Hills, Mich.Madie Kent Fr. Pre-Medicine Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.Meg Leone * Sr. Biological Sciences Troy, Mich.Kristen Miles R-So. Criminal Justice Macomb, Mich.
* 4.00 grade-point average for Winter 2010 semester
MENS FENCINGMariusz Debowski So. General Studies Lincolnshire, Ill.Demetrius Dixon Fr. Pre-Medicine Detroit, Mich.Joe Fresard Jr. Public Affairs Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.Nathan Kumar So. Psychology Bloomfield Hills, Mich.Thaddeus Lindsay R-Fr. Art History Dearborn Heights, Mich.Andrew Opalewski Jr. Marketing Macomb, Mich.
WOMENS FENCINGAshley DAgostino Sr. Biological Sciences Royal Oak, Mich.Desiree Kelly R-So. Art Ferndale, Mich.
FOOTBALLTroy Burrell R-So. Kinesiology Port Huron, Mich.Pat Cecile R-Fr. Pharmacy Westland, Mich.Aaron Cornett R-Fr. Engineering South Lyon, Mich.Toney Davis Fr. Criminal Justice Muskegon Heights, Mich.Serxho Guraleci Fr. Education Sterling Heights, Mich.Kaunda Hancock R-Fr. Elementary Education Detroit, Mich.Greg Hasse R-Fr. General Studies Northville, Mich.Zach Houghton Fr. Education Haslett, Mich.Jessie Johnson ManagementJoe Long R-So. Secondary Education Lapeer, Mich.Jared Nicholls R-Sr. Secondary Education Linden, Mich.Michael Pack Fr. General Studies Garden City, Mich.Chet Privett Fr. General Studies Sterling Heights, Mich.Jon Robinson R-So. Secondary Education Livonia, Mich.Bruno Shkreli R-Sr. Finance Livonia, Mich.Tyler Sleep Fr. General Studies Southgate, Mich.Jeff Williams General Studies
MENS GOLFJafar Dada R-Fr. Pre-Medicine Lapeer, Mich.Alex LaSerra Fr. Management Jackson, Mich.Josh Mitroka Fr. Criminal Justice Riverview, Mich.
WOMENS HOCkEYAlyssa Baldin So. Kinesiology Mississauga, Ont.Marlee Fisher So. Accounting Kingston, Ont.Julie Hebert Fr. Education Chelmsford, Ont.Veronique Laramee-Paquette So. Kinesiology Mont-Tremblant, Que.Ciara Lee So. Secondary Education Toronto, Ont.Lauren Lovold Fr. Education MacTier, Ont.Jaclyn Stapleton Fr. Education Westbank, B.C.
SOFTBALLJaci Banton Sr. Art Richmond Hill, Ont.Sam Cain So. Psychology Taylor, Mich.Bailey Reid Fr. Kinesiology Guelph, Ont.Becca Ryan So. General Studies Westland, Mich.Rebecca Stanley So. Kinesiology Waterloo, Ont.
MENS SWIMMING AND DIVINGCauli Bedran Sr. Political Science Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAlex Bordyukov So. Accounting Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.Rasmus Hellstrom Fr. Secondary Education Jarfalla, SwedenNathan Hesche Fr. Mechanical Engineering Jackson, Mich.Jimmy Lee So. Criminal Justice Windsor, Ont.Cody Narlock Fr. Pre-Medicine Bay City, Mich.Justin Rauhoff So. Economics Richland, Mich.Andrey Seryy R-Jr. Finance Saint-Petersburg, RussiaJustin Shields Sr. Criminal Justice Chesterfield, Mich.Matt Victor Jr. Secondary Education Chesterfield, Mich.
WOMENS SWIMMING AND DIVINGStephanie Ekleberry So. Nursing Rochester Hills, Mich.Olivia Gary Fr. Pre-Medicine Battle Creek, Mich.Jenelle Gondek Fr. Criminal Justice Clinton Township, Mich.Meghan Jaworski Jr. Global Supply Chain Management Dundee, Mich.Chelsea Lord So. Pre-Law Warren, Mich.Alex Malfroid Fr. General Studies Shelby Township, Mich.Carly Sevald Fr. Elementary Education Royal Oak, Mich.
MENS TENNISTomas Ducret Fr. Management Paris, FranceMichael Savalle R-Sr. Biological Sciences Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
WOMENS TENNISMedha Jha So. Computer Science Troy, Mich.Milena Vuksanovic Jr. Journalism Pancevo, Serbia
VOLLEYBALLSarha Gosselin Sr. Criminal Justice Harrison Township, Mich.Candis Jenich Sr. Marketing Warren, Mich.Lauren Mallast Sr. Criminal Justice Chesterfield, Mich.
COAChs hOnOR ROLL(teRM GPA 3.00-3.49)
Winter/Spring 2010 Athletic Awards
BAseBALLGLIAC Pitcher of the YearJustin Mazur R-Sr. SP Macomb, Mich.
GLIAC Coach of the Year - Ryan Kelley
First Team All-GLIACPaul LaMantia Sr. OF Tecumseh, Ont.Ryan LaPensee Sr. OF LaSalle, Ont.Justin Mazur R-Sr. SP Macomb, Mich.David White Sr. RP Taylor, Mich.Michael Wiseman R-Jr. C White Lake, Mich.
Second Team All-GLIACBrady Cooper Sr. SP Allen Park, Mich.Tyler Loehr Jr. SP Brighton, Mich.
Honorable Mention All-GLIACAndrew Ciennik So. SS Waterford, Mich.John Skaggs R-Sr. 1B Adrian, Mich.
Daktronics, Inc. All-Region Second TeamAndrew Ciennik So. SS Waterford, Mich.Brady Cooper Sr. SP Allen Park, Mich.Paul LaMantia Sr. OF Tecumseh, Ont.Ryan LaPensee Sr. OF LaSalle, Ont.Justin Mazur R-Sr. SP Macomb, Mich.David White Sr. RP Taylor, Mich.
American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region First TeamRyan LaPensee Sr. OF LaSalle, Ont.
American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region Second TeamBrady Cooper Sr. SP Allen Park, Mich.Paul LaMantia Sr. OF Tecumseh, Ont.Justin Mazur R-Sr. SP Macomb, Mich.Michael Wiseman R-Jr. C White Lake, Mich.
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-Region First TeamPaul LaMantia Sr. OF Tecumseh, Ont.
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-Region Second TeamRyan LaPensee Sr. OF LaSalle, Ont.Justin Mazur R-Sr. SP Macomb, Mich.Michael Wiseman R-Jr. C White Lake, Mich.
Mens BAsKetBALLAll-GLIAC South Division First TeamBryan Wright Sr. G Warren, Ohio
GLIAC South Division All-Defensive TeamLarry Edwards R-Sr. G Benton Harbor, Mich.
WOMens BAsKetBALLAll-GLIAC South Division Second TeamBrooke Bowers Sr. G Delphos, Ohio
GLIAC South Division All-Defensive TeamBrooke Bowers Sr. G Delphos, Ohio
GOLFGLIAC Coach of the Year - Mike Horn
First Team All-GLIACJoe Juszczyk R-Sr. Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Second Team All-GLIACEric Johnson R-So. Marquette, Mich.Aaron Peterson So. Ann Arbor, Mich.
COsiDA/esPn the MAGAzine ACADeMiCALL-AMeRiCA sOFtBALL seCOnD teAM
Casey Hanes Sr. Richmond, Va.
COsiDA/esPn the MAGAzine ACADeMiCALL-AMeRiCA At-LARGe seCOnD teAM
Matthew Laschuk So. Tecumseh, Ont.Ashley St. Andrew Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
COsiDA/esPn the MAGAzine ACADeMiC ALL-DistRiCt iVCollege Division At-Large First TeamRoberto Gomez Sr. Comitan Chiapas, MexicoMatthew Laschuk So. Tecumseh, Ont.Ashley St. Andrew Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
College Division At-Large Second TeamCauli Bedran Sr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
College Division Baseball First TeamBrady Cooper Sr. Allen Park, Mich.
College Division Baseball Second TeamPaul LaMantia Sr. Tecumseh, Ont.Phil Swanson R-So. Rochester Hills, Mich.
College Division Softball First TeamAlison Allen So. Redford, Mich.Casey Hanes Sr. Richmond, Va.
nCAA eLite 88 AWARDMatthew Laschuk So. Tecumseh, Ont.Kristina Susalla So. Garden City, Mich.
GLiAC WinteR 2010 COMMissiOneRs AWARDCauli Bedran Sr. Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAshley St. Andrew Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
in the CLAssROOM...
On the FieLD...Honorable Mention All-GLIACJack Mitroka R-So. Riverview, Mich.
Golf Coaches Association of America PING All-Region TeamJoe Juszczyk R-Sr. Dearborn Heights, Mich.Aaron Peterson So. Ann Arbor, Mich.
Golf Coaches Association of America PING All-America Second TeamJoe Juszczyk R-Sr. Dearborn Heights, Mich.
WOMens hOCKeYSecond Team All-CHAVeronique Laramee-Paquette So. F Mont-Tremblant, Que.Jill Szandzik So. D Warren, Mich.
CHA All-Rookie TeamJenaya Townsend Fr. D Sherwood Park, Alta.
sOFtBALLGLIAC Player of the YearAlison Allen So. OF Redford, Mich.
GLIAC Pitcher of the YearCasey Hanes Sr. P Richmond, Va.
First Team All-GLIACAlison Allen So. OF Redford, Mich.Jaci Banton Sr. SS Richmond Hill, Ont.Casey Hanes Sr. P Richmond, Va.Brittany Omelanchuk R-Fr. C Brooklin, Ont.Becca Ryan So. 1B Westland, Mich.
Honorable Mention All-GLIACStephanie LeClair Sr. OF Kitchener, Ont.Rebecca Stanley So. 3B Waterloo, Ont.
Daktronics, Inc. Midwest Region Player of the YearAlison Allen So. OF Redford, Mich.
Daktronics, Inc. Midwest Region Pitcher of the YearCasey Hanes Sr. P Richmond, Va.
Daktronics, Inc. All-Region Second TeamStephanie LeClair Sr. OF Kitchener, Ont.Brittany Omelanchuk R-Fr. C Brooklin, Ont.
National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region First TeamAlison Allen So. OF Redford, Mich.Casey Hanes Sr. P Richmond, Va.
Daktronics, Inc. All-America First TeamCasey Hanes Sr. P Richmond, Va.
Daktronics, Inc. All-America Second TeamAlison Allen So. OF Redford, Mich.
National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America First TeamCasey Hanes Sr. P Richmond, Va.
National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Third TeamAlison Allen So. OF Redford, Mich.
Mens sWiMMinG & DiVinGGLIAC Freshman of the YearJoaquin Abascal Gallegos Fr. Madrid, Spain
GLIAC ChampionsJoaquin Abascal Gallegos Fr. Madrid, Spain 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Breaststroke, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley RelayCauli Bedran Sr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley RelayCayce Bolt Sr. Sterling Heights, Mich. 3-Meter Diving (fourth career title), 1-Meter DivingNathan Hesche Fr. Jackson, Mich. 200 Free Relay, 400 Free RelayMatthew Laschuk So. Tecumseh, Ont. 800 Free Relay
Jimmy Lee So. Windsor, Ont. 400 Medley RelayOskar Nordstrand Fr. Stockholm, Sweden 800 Free RelayJustin Shields Sr. Chesterfield, Mich. 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley RelayMatt Victor Jr. Chesterfield, Mich. 200 Free Relay
NCAA ChampionJoaquin Abascal Gallegos Fr. Madrid, Spain 200 Breaststroke, 400 IM
WOMens sWiMMinG & DiVinGGLIAC Swimmer of the YearElaina Hogle Sr. Kentwood, Mich.
GLIAC Coach of the Year - Sean Peters
GLIAC ChampionsCassie Chetosky Jr. Shelby Township, Mich. 3-Meter Diving (second consecutive title)Ashley Corriveau Fr. Metamora, Mich. 800 Free RelayStephanie Ekleberry So. Rochester Hills, Mich. 1650 Freestyle, 800 Free RelaySara Franklin Jr. Caro, Mich. 100 Backstroke (second consecutive title), 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley RelayAna Gonzalez Pena Jr. Gijon, Spain 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley RelayElaina Hogle Sr. Kentwood, Mich. 200 IM (third career title), 400 IM (third consecutive title), 200 Butterfly (second consecutive, third of career), 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley RelayCourtney Roberts Jr. Milan, Mich. 200 Breaststroke, 200 Medley RelayAshley St. Andrew Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich. 200 Freestyle (second consecutive), 500 Freestyle (second consecutive, third of career), 1000 Freestyle (fourth of career), 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay
NCAA ChampionsCassie Chetosky Jr. Shelby Township, Mich. 3-Meter DivingAshley Corriveau Fr. Metamora, Mich. 200 Medley RelaySara Franklin Jr. Caro, Mich. 100 Backstroke, 200 Medley RelayAna Gonzalez Pena Jr. Gijon, Spain 200 Breaststroke, 200 Medley RelayCourtney Roberts Jr. Milan, Mich. 100 Breaststroke (second consecutive title), 200 Medley RelayAshley St. Andrew Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich. 500 Freestyle (second consecutive), 1000 Freestyle (second consecutive), 1650 Freestyle
Mens tennisGLIAC Coach of the Year - Bryan Morrow
First Team All-GLIACBertrand Moulin So. Lyon, France
Second Team All-GLIACThomas Ducret Fr. Paris, FranceBritton Steele GS Novi, Mich.
Honorable Mention All-GLIACKevin Turnbull Sr. Shelby Township, Mich.
GLiAC sPRinG 2010 COMMissiOneRs AWARDBrady Cooper Sr. Allen Park, Mich.Casey Hanes Sr. Richmond, Va.
GLiAC ALL-ACADeMiC teAMBAseBALLAndrew Ciennik So. Waterford, Mich.Brady Cooper Sr. Allen Park, Mich.Caleb Dalman R-Jr. Hudsonville, Mich.Paul LaMantia Sr. Tecumseh, Ont.Ryan LaPensee Sr. LaSalle, Ont.Tyler Loehr Jr. Brighton, Mich.Matt Mahalak So. Wyandotte, Mich.Justin Mazur R-Sr. Macomb, Mich.Tom Olson R-Sr. Clinton Twp., Mich.Eric Ramaekers So. Lake Orion, Mich.John Skaggs R-Sr. Adrian, Mich.Phil Swanson R-So. Rochester Hills, Mich.Justin Sylvester R-So. Macomb, Mich.Josh Wedesky So. Fowlerville, Mich.Michael Wiseman R-Jr. White Lake, Mich.
Mens BAsKetBALLDale Brundidge So. Southfield, Mich.Andrew Tines R-So. Eastpointe, Mich.
WOMens BAsKetBALLChelsea Kouri Jr. Clarkston, Mich.
GOLFBryan Lynch R-Jr. White Lake, Mich.Hagan Risner So. Garden City, Mich.
sOFtBALLNicole Abel Sr. Kitchener, Ont.Alison Allen So. Redford, Mich.
Jaci Banton Sr. Richmond Hill, Ont.Sam Cain So. Taylor, Mich.Casey Hanes GS Richmond, Va.Stephanie LeClair Sr. Kitchener, Ont.Brittany Omelanchuk R-Fr. Brooklin, Ont.Becca Ryan So. Westland, Mich.Rebecca Stanley So. Waterloo, Ont.Kristina Susalla So. Garden City, Mich.
Mens sWiMMinG & DiVinGCauli Bedran Sr. Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAlex Bordyukov So. Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.Ben Dueweke Jr. Macomb, Mich.James Ekleberry Sr. Rochester Hills, Mich.Matthew Laschuk So. Tecumseh, Ont.Jimmy Lee So. Windsor, Ont.Justin Rauhoff So. Richland, Mich.Justin Shields Sr. Chesterfield, Mich.Matt Victor Jr. Chesterfield, Mich.
WOMens sWiMMinG & DiVinGStephanie Ekleberry So. Rochester Hills, Mich.Sara Franklin Jr. Caro, Mich.Meghan Jaworski Jr. Dundee, Mich.Catherine Leix Jr. Flint, Mich.Laura Leix Sr. Flint, Mich.Chelsea Lord So. Warren, Mich.Ashley St. Andrew Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich.Agata Zalewska R-Jr. Swietochlowice, Poland
Mens tennisRoberto Gomez Sr. Comitan Chiapas, MexicoMarlon Leone Jr. Holly, Mich.Bertrand Moulin So. Lyon, FranceWill Nolan R-So. Troy, Mich.Michael Savalle R-Sr. Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
Peter Spina R-Jr. Grosse Pointe, Mich.Eric Szydlowski Jr. Canton, Mich.
ChA ALL-ACADeMiC teAMAlyssa Baldin So. Mississauga, Ont.Delayne Brian So. Winnipeg, Man.Chelsea Burnett Sr. Ridgeway, Ont.Marlee Fisher So. Kingston, Ont.Micheline Frappier So. Val Caron, Ont.Christine Jefferson Sr. Nepean, Ont.Veronique Laramee-Paquette So. Mont-Tremblant, Que.Ciara Lee So. Toronto, Ont.Lindsey Park R-Sr. Thornhill, Ont.Katrina Protopapas Sr. Chatham, Ont.Jill Szandzik So. Warren, Mich.Brittany Zeches So. Westland, Mich.
ChA stuDent-AthLete OF the YeARChristine Jefferson Sr. Nepean, Ont.
AMeRiCAn WOMens hOCKeY COAChes AssOCiAtiOn nAtiOnAL ACADeMiC sChOLARs
Alyssa Baldin So. Mississauga, Ont.Chelsea Burnett Sr. Ridgeway, Ont.Christine Jefferson Sr. Nepean, Ont.Veronique Laramee-Paquette So. Mont-Tremblant, Que.Ciara Lee So. Toronto, Ont.Lindsey Park R-Sr. Thornhill, Ont.Katrina Protopapas Sr. Chatham, Ont.Lauren Ragen R-So. Grosse Ile, Mich.
WARRIOR WITHIN Donors
The Wayne State University Department of Athletics would like to thank the following donors for their generous support of Warrior Athletics. These gifts help to provide scholarships, upgrade equipment and facilities. This list includes donations of $100 and more made to the Department of Athletics between March 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010.
There are numerous financial opportunities to make a difference in the exciting and promising futures of Wayne States student-athletes and athletic programs. Please see the inside back cover of this magazine for gift-giving clubs and the benefits associated with supporting athletics. For more information, please call Matt Cunningham, Athletics Development Director, at 313-577-0587.
Ms. Julie AdamsEdward J. BernierDeMaria Building Company, Inc.Michigan First Credit UnionMatthew and Tracy MuscatOakwood Healthcare SystemPepsi Bottling Group, Michigan LLCDr. Irvin D. Reid and Dr. Pamela Trotman Reid
Bianco ToursClifford A. BrownG T J ConsultingMr. James R. Sears IVMichael J. Stoltenberg, M.D.Walbridge
CAPtAins CLuB($1,000 - $2,499)
Mr. Thomas E. AbdenourAIREA, IncAmerican Interiors, Inc.Paul and Shirley AndrewsMr. Dennis J. BaldinMr. Reggie S. BeauforeMr. & Mrs. Barry BeckerCharles N. BoyceGloria Lynn BradleyMr. Gary BryceMs. Tanya L. CharlowLois and Jack CottonMr. David M. CroskeyD.E. Maynard Contracting Co., Inc.Mr. Kevin P. De BearElectronic Security Systems, Inc.Enterprise Rent-A-CarJeffrey Michael EvansMr. Peter Worden Farner, Sr.Matthew FechtMr. Scott A. FisherMr. & Mrs. Steven FisherMr. Vernon D. FossRob and Pamela FournierFRAPPS Inc.Mr. Richard H. GoranowskiMs. Barbara S. GreenMr. Michael GreenHamilton Anderson Associates, Inc.Hancock Enterprises, Inc.Industrial Electric Co. of Detroit, Inc.Robert and Deborah JacksonMr. Eugene J. Kafila
Vijay KapadiaLeonard and Mary kaweckiMs. Lauren M. KesslerMr. & Mrs. Robert KiessMr. Michael A. KnealeClara kuntzMr. Holger M. LetzmannMrs. Renee MaletteMatco TruckingMorgan StanleyFred & Irene Mulhauser
Next Generation Environmental, Inc.Nowatzke Service Center, Inc.OfficeMax Incorporated
Charlie and Lois E. PrimasMr. Mitchell L. RitterKathleen E. Smith, Ed.D.Blair and Arlene StanicekSunGlo Restoration ServicesThe Frank and Ethel Bresto Family FoundationMs. Joanna ThompsonMs. Allison K. TookesMr. Alexander R. TownsendTrinity, Inc.Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, IncRobert D. Uhrin, D.D.S.Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramMs. Ann WernerMr. & Mrs. Claude W. WilliamsWing Industrial INC.Mr. Thomas WisemanMr. & Mrs. Terrance S. WoodsMs. Teri J. Zeches
VARsitY CLuB($500 - $999)
Agar Lawn Sprinkler Systems, Inc.AVI Foodsystems, Inc.Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc.Mr. Vincent BechardBlaze Contracting, Inc.Mr. Thomas G. BomberskiMs. Crystal L. BradleyMr. David O. BrianMr. Thaddeus J. Buda Jr., Esq.
Mr. Alan H. CaseJames and Renee CiennikMr. Christopher A. CoolsaetMs. Sylvia Culver-BrianMs. Lisa DeLorDelta Gamma Chi AlumnaeDetroit Spectrum Painters, Inc.George DorsetDr. Jean S. Sinkoff and Dr. Bernard GoldsteinMs. Patty GrudzinskiMr. Angelo Louie GustMr. & Mrs. James HayesMr. James J. HopsonMs. Joanne E. IngrattaMr. & Mrs. James JenkinsMr. Daniel KapadiaMs. Veronique Laramee-Paquette
Dr. Steven M. LashMr. & Mrs. Richard M. MarsackBarb & Mike MohnerJames H. Mulchay, IIINielsens Town Center Health ClubMrs. Eunice OrtonMr. Christ PetrouleasMr. Dennis A. PurgatoriMr. Daniel RenelMr. Douglas A. RoweSaeek A. SalehMs. Christine C. SmithTaktix Solutions, LLCMs. Anna May TimmonsMs. Cheryl Y. Allen WilliamsMs. Allison E. Wykle
GReen AnD GOLD CLuB($250-$499)
Ms. Janet L. BaldickMs. Ellen M. BarczakMs. Michele E. BartonMr. & Mrs. R. Edward BassMrs. Elizabeth BechardRex Alfred Boyce, Jr.Mr. & Mrs. Conklin B. BrayMr. Steve BreenCapital Mortgage Funding, LLCCasino World TravelMr. Charlie CavelJason E. ClarkMrs. Kathleen M. CoolsaetMark David Cowan, M.D.Mr. Frank M. CudilloJennifer K. CulberstsonJames & Rebecca CumminsRick & Dorene CumminsMs. Denise N. DeveyMr. Wrex R. DiemMr. Stephen J. DomzalskiMr. Nelson EmeryERB Transport LimitedMr. Peter FarnerJames FetterMr. Michael J. FlynnMr. Joseph A. GarciaKanye GardnerMr. Greg J. GargulinskiG. GuyMr. Kenneth J. HasseMr. Charles W. JeffersonJoseph Kooliskys LLCMs. Nancy A. JuszczykDenyani KapadiaMs. Samantha KaufmanMr. and Mrs. Ted L. KesslerThomas W. Kolderman, D.D.S., P.C.Ms. Linda KoskyMs. Mae KuykendallMr. Robert F. LangasMr. Curtis H. LoehrMr. Robert C. MacDonaldMs. Rhiannon K. MaginMr. David H. MattinglyMr. & Mrs. Donald A. McMechanMr. Thomas S. MilanovNew Horizon ConsultantsNordstrom-Samson & Associates Inc.Ms. Joan ParkMr. George PetrouleasMr. Nick ProtopapasMs. Linda S. RagenMs. Celia RobinsonSid RogerRobert & Marietta SamarasMr. Jim SavianoMr. Charles J. SchneiderMs. Sheila A. SmithDoni L. SonnMs. Maggie StalkerMr. Richard M. StefanRichard and June TesauroTotal Cleaning Systems LLCMr. Robert O. UllandDr. & Mrs. William D. Watt
Mrs. Danette M. WebsterJeffrey L. WeissMs. Ann M. WestenbergJoseph Wolodzko, M.D.Mr. Paul D. WoutersYoe Industrial Grinding, Inc.
530 Main Street LLCNicole AbelAbilita Troy Smith, Inc.Mr. David A. AgiusMr. John B. AirdMr. Adham M. AljahmiMr. Mohamed AjahmiMs. Mary A. AllenMs. Britta M. AndersonMs. Diane M. AveryWilliam & Kimberly AveryBacco RistoranteMr. Naif BaidoonGeorgene BaileyMs. Ericka BarczakBarton Malow CompanyMr. Ed BassMr. Daniel L. BedogneMr. Mark J. BenaskeMs. Nancy BenaskeMr. & Mrs. John L. BenishMr. Matthew BergerMs. Shirletha BinionMr. Scott E. BischoffMs. Frances J. BloetscherMs. Maura BluestoneMr. Russell S. BohnMr. Steven M. BoothMr. Gregory and Mrs. Michelle BrechtMr. Samuel A. BreenRaymond and Sherry BroderickMr. Aaron R. BroglinLynne M. and Arthur W. Bryant, Sr.Mr. David J. BuchnerMr. Harold L. BungeMr. & Mrs. Aubin Buquet
Burkes Sport Haven, Inc.Mr. Matthew J. CareyEarl CarruthersMr. Frederick A. CavataioMichael ChanMichael H. ChoMr. Bruce ChristensenKevin G. ChristensenMr. John N. ClarkCoca-Cola Bottlers AssociationMrs. Caroline Cole-KrynakMr. Frederick A. ColemanDr. & Mrs. William ColovasMr. Richard F. Corona, Jr.Gordon K. CottonRenee M. CottrellMerlyn CoulterMr. William CoulterMs. Evelyn L. CowdenLeslie CoxonMr. Daniel T. CraigCreative Technology & Training Solutions LLC
THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT WOULDLIkE TO ACkNOWLEDGE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
Abdenour FamilyTom Adams FootballMark Doc Andrews
Paul AndrewsBob Brennan
Justin ChapmanDr. Nick Cherup
The Croskey FamilyKaren DeGraziaMel DeGrazia
Maria A. Valle DeMasse MemorialCal Dilworth
Dorothy DreyerVernon K. Gale Memorial
Joe GembisIvan C. & Elizabeth A. George
Joseph L. GualtieriVic Hanson
James HayesJohn HusseyPatricia Kent
Rodney C. KropfDr. Steven M. Lash
Leo MaasDr. William Markus
Joel G. MasonDavid Mendelson
Frederick A. MulhauserChuck Peters
Bill & Dave PetersonThe Petrouleas Family
Dr. Steven T. Plomaritis and FamilyPresidents Commission
Charlie PrimasNicholas & Mary PSachos
Yuri RabinovichDr. Thomas W. Roberts
Ryan ScratchLes Seppala
George B. ShermanPatricia D. Smith
Jeann Ann StanicekDr. Mike Stoltenberg
David and Lois Stulberg FoundationIrv Swider
Tartar Gridiron ClubTartar Gridiron Club II
Dr. E. John ValleWSU Academic & Athletic
Womens BasketballChristopher Wouters
Mr. James CroskeyCroskey, Lanni and Company, P.C.Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey R. CuddebackMr. Matt CunninghamMr. Caleb J. DalmanMr. Dale A. DalmanElizabeth J. DargaMs. Marie Jo DeFrancisMr. Matthew J. DeighanMr. Fred DelcomynMr. Kenneth E. DempsMr. Donald S. DidlakeGerald and Diane DiPaolaLindsay DiPietroEugene and Elaine DrikerDriker Family FoundationMr. Christian R. ErardERB International Inc.Ms. Paula L. EttelbrickMrs. Joanne EversAl Faigin, D.O.Mrs. Amy FinkbeinerFit Zone for WomenMs. Jane G. FlemingMrs. Fay FlowersMr. Roger L. FoxMs. Nicolette D. FranckMs. Chelsie FullerDr. Ken GagnerGenCorp Foundation Inc.Lisa Carol GentryMr Sheridan GeorgeJackie GilbertMs. Marjorie K. GlazaGlenn Higgins Excavating, Inc.Ms. Heide M. GoldGraceful Financial Solutions, LLCFrederick GrafMr. Milton H. GreenmanMr. Shawn GrembanMr. Edward R. GreweMr. and Mrs. Paul G. GrondinMs. Myra E. HabichtMs. CCarol HaksluotoMs. Kari L. HaldenwangerMr. kenneth F. HalfacreMr. Steve HamiltonMr. & Mrs. Jeffrey E. HamlinDawn and Matthew HansenMr. Daniel HauserJean-Guy HebertMs. Betty J. HendrianMr. Mark HendrickMs. Christina M. HermannKyle HillMr. Ronald G. HollandMr. and Mrs. Michael HornMr. Benjamin P. HudsonGraydon A. HuffmanMr. and Mrs. Ken HungleMr. & Mrs. George HungleKurt HunsangerMr. James W. HurleyRobert E. Inman, D.O.Insurance Exchange Agency, Inc.International Business Machines CorporationMr. Paul J. JanasMr. John JanickiMr. Arthur C. JohnsonCharles JeffersonMs. Debra J. JohnsonMr. Phillip H. JohnsonMr. Robert H. JohnsonKasco Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger KashmerickMs. Julie KellerMr. and Mrs. Neil KellerMr. and Mrs. Thomas E. KellerSarah KishMs. Theresa I. KolasaKold Pack, Inc.Mr. A. Keith KossuthMs. Caroline R. KrynakMr. Danny L. LaethemMr. Steven K. LambertMs. Ann M. LapointeRoch Laramee-Paquette
Mr. & Mrs. David A. LausmanMs. Rita LeClairLegacy FoundationMs. Naomi L. LewisReverend David M. LillvisMr. David R. LindgrenHerbert & Audrey LitkeMr. James LitkeMr. Dennis LittleRosemary LovoldMr. & Mrs. Richard B. LowryMr. David R. LutzMr. Kevin J. LynchMr. & Mrs. C. Ross MacDonaldMr. Thomas J. MachMr. Angus J. MacKenzieMr. & Mrs. Kenneth T. MadejaReggie MaginMr. Gilbert MainsMr. James P. MaloneyMr. Ronald K. MarshallMr. Brett MartinMr. Jeff MartinMs. Julie MausMrs. Denise A. MazurMarg McDonaldMs. Karen McKimmonBhavna MehtaMs. Bethany R. MeskoMr. Lynn F. MessnerMichigan Blue Knights Baseball ClubMichigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators AssociationMeghan MisiakMr. John A. MitrokaMr. George H. Moilanen, IIIMr. Joseph A. MorassoMorgan Stanley Matching Gift ProgramMr. Bryan L. MorrowMP Tech GroupMrs Cheryl MrakitschMr. J. Jay MyersMr. Thomas S. NantaisMr. Robert W. NelsonMs. Courtney R. NobleMr. Michael A. NorrisMs. Bernadine NowinskiDave and Lisa NowinskiMs. Billie J. OberstaedtProfessor Frank OkohMr. Curt OlsonMr. & Mrs. John OzanichCarla PalffyCarl Papa, D.D.S., P.C.Mr. Gilbert Paquette
Ms. Lindsey E. ParkLindsey PerryMr. & Mrs. Irving J. PetrossPi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Delta Nu ChapterDonald PickelMr. Kevin D. Ponticelli
Mr. Joshua PriehsMs. Sarah J. PruessMr. Charles H. PullmanMr. & Mrs. Rodney H. RaetzkeMr. Steven M. RamaekersDerek RanckMr. Patrick B. ReedRenaissance ClubDr. Theodore A. ReymanMr. Michael S. RobinsonMr. Mark J. RobisonKristen RogersR. Craig and Marlene L. RoneyMr. & Mrs. Michael D. RussellMrs. Diane M. RusuAngela RuthMs. Allison G. RutledgeMr. Kevin P. RyanAssam M. SaidiMr. Abdullah SalehMr. John J. SamonieMs. Jaimie A. SawaskyMs. Stephanie M. SaylerJeffery SchafferMr. Marty SchlittLisa SeymourMr. Arthur ShankinMr. & Mrs. Thomas I. SheppardSherwood EnterprisesLowell G. SidesMr. Brent SiegelMr. Stanley J. Simek, Jr.Jordan SinclairMs. Karen L. SinclairMr. and Mrs. Harold T. SlabyHomer & Judith Smathers, Jr.Mr. Bobby C. SmithCherita SmithMr. Jason Earl SmithMr. Howard SniderMs. Jo Ann SnyderMr. & Mrs. William R. SnyderMr. William SohnsSomerset Inn, LLCMr. & Mrs. David J. SparrowMs. Rebecca StanleyDebra StapletonMs. Mary D. StefanMs. Sabrina B. StennisDr. & Mrs. William T. Stephenson, Jr.Mr. Ty Douglas StevensonMrs. Linda A. StrachMs. Kathleen T. SturzaMr. & Mrs. Karl SwansonNancy SylvesterMs. Wanda TabatowskiThe Hair Connection Ltd.The LarkMs. Tamara L. TranterMr. Nick G. TumbarelloMr. Donald W. UkrainecMr. Mathew VanDerklootMr. Mark E. VanFaussienMr. Bradley J. VincentMr. Eric VincentVintners Cellar Custom WineryLTC (Ret) John E. WalusMr. & Mrs. Richard D. WarcholMr. & Mrs. Patrick WebsterMr. and Mrs. Larry WeissGeorge & Barb WernerKristi WernerMr. William R. WernerMr. Jon J. Wilkerson
Ms. Melissa L. WilsonMr. and Mrs. Steven H. WisniewskiMr. Peter J. WoodsChristina WoosterRobert and Corrine WymanMathew YenrickMs. Jerrie L. YermanMr. Ronald YtsmaFrankie A. ZanettiMr. Gregory A. ZawalskiKevin ZelejiZs Villa
Bold indicates Anthony Wayne Society member
Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please call Matt Cunningham at (313) 577-0587 for corrections.
WARRIOR WITHIN 2009-10 All-Americans
With over 400 student-athletes, the cost of managing a successful athletic program requires regular, private support. The W Club creates that opportunity to direct a tax-deductible gift to assist your favorite program or the overall initiatives of the athletic department. In the past six years, Wayne State athletics has risen from 134th in the country in the National Athletic Directors Cup standings that rank all Division II programs, to an 11th-place finish in 2009, its highest ever. This accomplishment represents success for many teams all of which must confront escalating costs, scholarship needs and facility improvements. Your support is instrumental to maintain that continued level of excellence and support todays student-athletes.
Contact Matt Cunningham at 313-577-0587 or visit wsuathletics.com for more information on the W Club!
Membership has its PrivilegesThere are numerous financial opportunities to make a difference in the exciting and promising future of Wayne State Universitys student-athletes and athletics programs. Double or triple your W Club gift if your employer has a matching gift program. Contact the W Club office to see if you or your spouse works for
a matching gift company. Take advantage of the ease of credit card gifts. Your membership may be paid annually or monthly with your Visa or MasterCard. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
JOIN THE "W" CLUB!
DIRECTOR'S CLUB ($2500-4999)
CAPTAIN'S CLUB ($1000-2499)
VARSITY CLUB ($500-999)
GREEN ANDGOLD CLUB ($250-499)
LETTERWINNER'S CLUB ($100-249)
FRIENDS OF THE WARRIORS^ ($50-99)
"W" Club membership card
Warrior Within magazine
Access to "W" Club hospitality area
WSU Athletics e-newsletter
$25 credit voucher for WSU athletic merchandise*
$50 credit voucher for WSU athletic merchandise*
$100 credit voucher for WSU athletic merchandise*
$150 credit voucher for WSU athletic merchandise*
$200 credit voucher for WSU athletic merchandise*
Access to Parking Lot #30 at home football games
One (1) media guide for WSU team of choice
Media guides for football, volleyball, basketball, hockey and baseball
Visit for two in President Noren's box at home football game
Two (2) tickets to annual football awards banquet
Two (2) tickets to annual student-athlete academic recognition banquet
Two (2) ticket