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  • 2011 HALL OF FAME President emeritus Dr. Irvin D. Reid headlines the class of a new decade

    WSU Athletics

    Accomplishments for 2010

    Spring Sports PreviewsBaseball, golf, softball and tennis

    TOP 100

  • TUXEDOS on cover provided by:

    Season Previews

    A pre-season look at baseball, golf, softball

    and tennis. See what the coaches

    are predicting.

    4Paul Winters: Coach of the Year Football coach Paul Winters was the Division II region 3 AFCA Coach of the Year.

    Spring Sports Key Dates

    Important sports dates and spring sports

    home opener dates.

    16 Academic

    Honor Roll


    17 Warrior Club

    2-4 ON THE COVER This years Hall of Fame inductees include: Christian Erard, Frank Jeney, David Lutz, Natalya Natyshak and Dr. Irvin D. Reid


    100Featuring a rundown of the top 100

    accomplishments of 2010.

    5 Student-Athletes Receive Honors Including footballs Jeremy Jones, Josh Renel, and Stan Thornton, volleyballs Katarzyna Sak, baseballs Paul LaMantia and Ryan LaPensee.

    Meredith Bowbeer is also hired as assistant compliance coordinator.

    6-7A look back at W Day 2010Wayne State Athletics invites you to look back at the 2010 W Day and a look forward at the celebration of womens athletics for years to come.

    1From the Athletic Director Rob Fournier writes about the benefits of being evaluated in education, sports and life. The value of competition cannot be minimized.

    10Womens WeekJoin us April 25 - 30 for Womens Week and the second annual W day.

    11Can You Give Back One Hour?

  • I recently read that a couple of school districts in Kansas City and Denver are eliminating letter grades. The argument in favor of that proposition is that the old system (and I know I have to be careful here as I am starting to resemble that reference) is not effective in our modern high-tech, interactive student population. The concept is that a system that is tailored to students individual interests will better advance childrens development. The old method based partly on chronological age and measured success (obviously through testing) is outdated and inconsistent with a modern society which should advance creativity and learning differences/interests. I am certainly no K-12 expert but I am confident my former sixth grade teacher Miss Souter is not living in either of the aforementioned cities. If you are intrigued by the no letter grade argument you will soon realize most of the rest of this quarters edition of the Warrior Within contradicts that proposed initiative. Athletics is all about measured outcomes. Not surprisingly, so is most of society from the company bottom line, to the stock market, to what we purchase. Folks just dont get overexcited by the next best. We are evaluated by results successful outcomes. We want to be graded. In athletics we measure everythingand then compare it, rank it, analyze it, and ultimately, try to better it. A few years ago (nine to be exact) we started to select and rank the top 100 accomplishments each year in the department. A few pages

    beyond this article you can see top accomplishments of 2010. It is impressive. You can also go back and look at those past years through our website. I have always been driven by goals and objectives. Set them, work constantly to achieve your aims, (with some refinement along the way) and then assess (grade?) your ability to meet those ambitions. And make sure you have some creativity in there toothey like that in Kansas City. After all, it is one thing to set an agenda; it is an entirely different work effort to satisfy those objectives. It is frustrating to sit through endless committee meetings and devise strategic plans simply to put them away until the next re-organization. Review this past years Top 100. You will quickly get a sense of what we are all about and how we accomplish our plan. Nine years ago when we started this process, some people doubted we had 100 achievements each year to identify and champion. They were rightwe have more, many more. And now coaches, staff, and student-athletes look to see how they

    measure-up and fondly reflect (I hope) back with pride on some hard work and perseverance. It is never easy but it is always fun. And speaking of measurements, the fall 2010 academic report for athletics is another measurement. That grade information has some significant results. It evidences that 62% of all our student-athletes achieved at least a 3.00 grade point average (or better) in the classroom (with a minimum of 12 hours). Thirteen (13) of sixteen (16) athletic teams had a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better with two other programs

    at 2.96 and 2.91. Mens tennis led all teams with a mark of 3.61. Not surprisingly mens tennis (along with nine other WSU athletic teams) qualified for NCAA postseason play. Maybe there is a correlation between smart young men and women and competitive success. The overall grade point average for all student-athletes is 3.11. And remember, thats at a Carnegie I Research institution. Those academic achievements look good in Detroit, Denver or Kansas City. Keep those numbers in mind when you pick up a newspaper and read about student-athlete academic success (or the lack thereof). I am glad we are evaluatedand keeping score. And finally, a well deserved acknowledgment to the Hall of Fame Class of 2010. They too are about measurement and goal-setting which is partly reflected in their short biographical snapshot. This quartet brings to 204 the number of inductees into this most honored recognition. Thats select company when you reflect on 93 years of proud athletic history. Their achievements go beyond statistical marks. Each dramatically changed the face of a particular athletic program, and in one case, an entire university. Their successes span years but their lasting impact will be much longer. Well done. Finally, in retrospect, I hope we never lose that drive, that enthusiasm, that importance to want to be the best that is the foundation of this country and academia. We cannot dismiss the values learned through competition and how to integrate that into our education. Not everyone will ultimately get the top prize -- but we will also not be diminished by the effort to set that as our objective. It is what makes America so singularit is what makes athletics so special. Miss Souter knew that. She would have been proud.

    Measuring Upand UpBy Athletic Director Rob Fournier

    I am glad we are evaluatedand keeping score.

    -Athletic Director Rob Fournier

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  • Christian Erard was a four-time swimming letterwinner (2002-05) and a 22-time All-American (7 First Team and 15 Honorable Mention), the most in Wayne State history when he graduated. He was a three-time GLIAC champion in the 1000 Freestyle (2002, 2003 and 2004) and a two-time GLIAC champion in the 1650 Free (2003 and 2004). Christian held four individual school records -- 400 Individual Medley (4:05.71), 500 Free (4:33.35), 1000 Free (9:21.77) and 1650 Free (15:42.07) -- and was a member of five record-holding relays. Erard also swam on the 2004 GLIAC championship 400 Medley Relay. As a freshman, he set school records in four events (400 IM, 500 Free, 1000 Free and 1650 Free), placing fifth at the NCAA Championship in the 1650 Free and earning Honorable Mention All-America accolades in the other three events. He was the conference champion in the 1000 Free, while finishing fourth in individual scoring with 41 points. The following season, he defended his GLIAC title in the 1000 Free, helping WSU to its first GLIAC team title. Erard then earned First Team All-America honors and eclipsed his school record in the 1000 Free at nationals. In his junior season, he won two individual conference titles (1000 Free and 1650 Free) and one relay title (400 Medley), while placing second in the 500 Free, aiding the Warriors to their second consecutive league title. Erard

    earned a total of seven All-A m e r i c a honors, two First Team as he finished fourth in both the 1000 Free and 1650 Free, and five H o n o r a b l e Mentions (two individual and three relays). As a senior, he placed second in three different events (500 Free, 1000 Free and 1650 Free) at the GLIAC Championship. At nationals, Erard claimed two First Team All-America honors (500 Free and 1650 Free), plus was a five-time All-America Honorable Mention recipient (two individual and three relays). A three-time academic honor roll recipient, he graduated from WSU in 2006 with a B.A. in history and received his masters degree in communication in 2008 from WSU. The Troy, Mich., native was a three-year swimming letterwinner at University of Detroit Jesuit High before his outstanding career for the Warriors. After graduation, he served as an assistant mens and womens coach for three years in charge of the distance program.




    F rank Jeney was a four-time baseball letterwinner (2002-05) and the 2005 GLIAC Player of the Year in balloting by the leagues coaches. He was a three-time All-GLIAC recipient (First Team in 2003 and 2005, and Honorable Mention in 2004). Jeney twice earned First Team All-North Central Region accolades at second base in 2003 and at shortstop in 2005. As a senior, he led the team in eight offensive categories and set three single-season school records for hits (77), at bats (186) and total bases (121). His team leading totals included a .414 batting average, a .651 slugging percentage, a .452 on-base percentage, 51 runs batted in, 18 doubles, and four triples in addition to his hits and total bases marks.

    He also led the 2005 squad in multiple-hit games (23) and multiple-RBI contests (13). The year before, he led WSU with 36 RBI, 83 total bases and four triples. As a sophomore, his .363 batting average ranked among the best in the GLIAC. He concluded his Warrior career ranked first in hits (215), total bases (323) and extra-base hits (67); second in RBI (134), games played (185), at bats (591) and doubles (41); third in runs scored (122) and triples (11); and seventh in home runs (15). Jeney garnered 61 multiple-hit games in his career and finished with a .364 batting average, a .547 slugging percentage and a .422 on-base percentage, which included 53 walks and 21 stolen bases. He was named to the GLIAC All-Tournament

    Team as a senior, and earned WSUs Warrior Award for outstanding contributions to the baseball program and to the University as a junior. He started a total of 180 games at four different positions (91 at second base, 67 at shortstop, 19 at third base, two in left field, and one as the designated hitter). Jeney graduated from WSU in 2005 with a B.S. in business administration/marketing, and served as a volunteer assistant coach for two years (2006-07) with the Warrior baseball program, while completing graduate studies in sports administration. He was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

    2011 INDUCTEES By Jeff Weiss

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  • David Lutz was a four-time swimming letterwinner (2002-05) and the first back-to-back WSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year (2003-04 and 2004-05) in school history. He held four individual school records -- 100 Backstroke (51.22), 200 Backstroke (1:50.11), 100 Free (46.66), and 200 Free (1:40.06) -- and was a member of four record-holding relays upon graduation. Lutz earned 14 All-America honors (four First Team and 10 Honorable Mention) in his collegiate career. He was a two-time First Team All-American as a senior after placing sixth in the 200 Free and eighth in the 200 Back. Lutz also received five Honorable Mention accolades for the 100 Back and four relays. He won five GLIAC titles (four individual and one relay) and was voted the 2005 GLIAC Swimmer of the Year by the conference coaches. Lutz set the GLIAC meet record in the 200 Back as a senior, tied for first in the 100 Back and placed third in the 200 Free. The previous season (2004), he won the 200 Back and 500 Free

    at the conference championships in addition to swimming on the first place 400 Medley Relay. He was a three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team selection, a two-time Academic All-District College Division Mens At-Large First Team selection, and a CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team selection as a senior. David also was selected to the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-America Team two times. In addition, Lutz garnered WSU Athletic Directors Honor Roll (term gpa 3.5+) accolades six times and Coachs Honor Roll recognition twice. Lutz was a two-time Athletic Deans Award winner from the College of Engineering. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in civil engineering as an undergraduate (2006) and with a masters degree (2008). He was also the recipient of the 2005-06 NCAA Division II Degree Completion Award. The native of Rochester Hills was a three-year high school letterwinner at Rochester Adams before embarking on his Wayne State career.




    N atalya Natyshak earned four varsity letters at Wayne State, two each in tennis (2002-03 and 2004-05) and softball (2003-04) after transferring from the University of Toledo. She compiled a 34-10 career mark at No. 1 singles, along with a 32-18 record at first doubles. Natyshak teamed with Leila Armin in 2002 to become the first tandem in WSU history to win the ITA Great Lakes Region doubles title. The duo qualified for the ITA Small College National Championship in Corpus Christi, Texas. She earned First Team All-GLIAC honors both years in tennis and helped the 2005 squad become the first to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in school history. Her senior season, WSU set a school record with 16 match victories. Natyshak won three matches in the 2005 GLIAC Tournament helping Wayne State to a third place finish, the best since 1995. Her .773 singles winning percentage ranked

    third when she graduated among those with at least 25 wins. Natyshaks 32 doubles victories ranked sixth in WSU history despite playing only two seasons, while her .640 winning percentage is third of those with at least 30 wins. She was a starting outfielder on the 2003 softball team which became the first squad in Wayne State history to advance to the College World Series. Natyshak started 93 games at four different positions (53 in centerfield, 21 in right field, 16 in left field, and three at second base). A four-time WSU academic honor roll recipient, including three semesters above a 3.5 term grade-point average, she was named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team in both softball (spring 2004) and tennis (fall 2004). Natyshak graduated from WSU in 2005 with B.A. in psychology, and later served as an assistant tennis coach during the 2005-06 campaign.

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  • By Jeff Weiss

    The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Associations five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. The winners are selected by Active members of the Association who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions. The 2010 Regional Coach of the Year winners were recognized at the AFCA Coach of the Year Dinner at the 2011 AFCA Convention in Dallas, Texas, on January 11. Wayne State University head coach Paul Winters, who just completed the most successful season in school history with nine wins, eight league victories and a 12th-place ranking in the final AFCA regular-season poll was the region 3 winner for Division II coaches. The AFCA began recognizing district coaches of the year following the 1960 season. The awards were established the same year Eastman Kodak agreed to sponsor

    the AFCA Coach of the Year award. Prior to 1960, the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain had sponsored the program, which recognized one national Coach of the Year. The AFCA first recognized eight district winners in each of two divisions: university and college. In 1972, a ninth district was added in each division. In 1983, the award was changed to recognize regional winners instead of district winners, and the number of divisions was increased from two to four, and five regional winners were selected in each division. This resulted in a more equitable selection process and better represented the make-up of the membership. At the same time, the new system increased the number of honorees from 18 to 20. In 2006, the AFCA Division II Award was split into separate Division II and NAIA divisions, increasing to the 25 winners that are now recognized


    During his tenure at Wayne State University President (1997-2008), Dr. Irvin D. Reid was instrumental in the revitalization of WSU Athletics. Wayne State had its seven best institutional national finishes (up to that time) during his Presidency. WSU won 24 conference titles and had 150 All-Americans, including 10 individual national champions. In addition, he led the largest facility renovation program expansion since the Matthaei was built. Some of the more significant improvements included: football stadium/field turf, softball and baseball fields, the swimming pool, and basketball gymnasium. WSU became a national leader in minority coaching hiring, elevated six coaching positions to full-time status and was also able to incorporate a strength and conditioning program. During his presidency, the ten-year funding increase was the largest of any period. Athletics reached and expanded its audience during his tenure with a radio broadcast agreement, television contract and webpage, heretofore non-existent. An Academic Resource unit with staffing for student-athletes was initiated that resulted in significant national achievement in student-athletes grade point average and graduation rates.


    Paul Winters: Coach of the Year

    Head Football Coach Paul Winters

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  • Wayne State University junior safety Jeremy Jones (Grand Rapids, Mich./Rockford) was voted to the 2010 Daktronics All-America First Team. Jones becomes the first WSU defensive player named to an All-America First Team in school history. He was voted WSUs Defensive Most Valuable Player award after earning First Team All-Region as well as First Team All-GLIAC honors. He led the Warriors with 39 solo tackles and 10 passes defended (five interceptions and five pass break-ups), while finishing second on the squad in total tackles (68) and tackles for loss (10). WSU was 38th nationally in scoring defense and 50th in total defense despite the defense losing 18-man games to injuries by starters and a total of 28 man-games. The previous defensive All-Americans in school

    history are: Matt Didio (Little All-American Honorable Mention) in 1983, Mark Brown (Football News Honorable Mention) in 1986, Marty Altounian (Hansens Football Gazette Third Team) in 1988, Derrick Mason (Hansens Football Gazette Honorable Mention) in 1988, Tom Beer (C.M. Frank Honorable Mention) in 1993, Tim Morris (C.M. Frank Second Team, Daktronics Third Team & Hansens Football Gazette Third Team) in 1994, Gary Ruttan (C.M. Frank Honorable Mention) in both 1994 and 1995, Tony Hawk (Hansens Football Gazette Honorable Mention) in 1997, Derrion Fuqua (Hansens Football Gazette Honorable Mention) in 2006, and Dante Dunn (Hansens Football Gazette Second Team & D2Football.com Second Team) in 2008.

    Sophomore middle blocker Katarzyna Sak (Warren, Mich./Cousino) capped off her successful 2010 season by being selected as an Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Already the recipient of two All-Midwest Region honors, Sak was also a First Team All-GLIAC selection this fall. She is the fourth volleyball All-American in school history, joining Sarha Gosselin (2008), Elisa Joris (2005) and Rachel Parham (1987).

    Sak finished the season with 401 kills and became the first WSU player since 1992 to finish with over 400 kills and a hitting percentage above .330. Her 59 service aces were also the most since 1992. She was a key contributor to Wayne State finishing in second place (15-12, 13-6 GLIAC) in the South Division and ending the regular season on a six-match winning streak. The Warriors qualified for the postseason for the third straight year and earned home-court advantage for the first round.

    Two former Wayne State University outfielders were selected to the 2010 All-Canadian College Team, as announced by the Canadian Baseball Network. Paul LaMantia (Tecumseh, Ont./St. Annes) was voted to the All-Canadian First Team, and Ryan LaPensee (LaSalle, Ont./St. Thomas of Villanova) received Second Team honors. LaMantia finished his two-year WSU career as the programs all-time leader in slugging percentage (.639). Starting 51 games in left field last year, he set three single-season records (home runs - 13, RBI - 60, total bases - 137) and was a First Team All-GLIAC and three-time All-Region selection. He was also voted Wayne States Most Valuable Player in 2010. According to the CBN report, LaMantia tied for fifth in home runs (13) and finished ninth in OPS (1.170) among Canadian collegiate players. LaPensee ended his Wayne State career as the all-time leader in hits (279), runs scored (195), doubles (50), total bases (386), games played (200), and at bats (696). LaPensee posted a .401 career batting average, second-highest in school history, and is also the only player in Wayne State history to hit .400 or better three times in a career. As a senior in 2010, LaPensee broke single-season records for hits and runs scored, and was a First Team All-GLIAC and All-Region selection. He batted .424 - fourth-best among Canadians, according to the CBN, with 87 hits, 62 runs, seven homers, 48 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Just the seventh set of teammates in WSU history to hit .400 in the same season, LaPensee and LaMantia signed professional contracts with the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) and the Oakland County Cruisers (Frontier League), respectively, last fall.

    Wayne State University Director of Athletics Rob Fournier announced the hiring of Meredith Bowbeer as assistant compliance coordinator. We put an emphasis on the academic and compliance needs of our department and Merediths addition continues that strength, said Fournier. Her background as a Division I student-athlete and expertise in both compliance and as a learning specialist will build on our academic successes and the needs of our student-athletes. Bowbeer has spent the last 16 months as the compliance graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan University while also serving as a learning specialist since August. My time spent in collegiate sports were some

    of the most challenging times in my life, but they developed in me a desire to be a supportive role

    in the life of college athletes, stated Bowbeer. She earned her bachelors degree in advertising and public relations from Grand Valley State in December 2007, and is presently completing her masters degree in sport management at EMU. Bowbeer began her collegiate career as a member of the Indiana University rowing team. She spent the 2008-09 academic year

    as the assistant womens rowing coach at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. Bowbeer and her husband reside in Ypsilanti.

    Junior running back Josh Renel (Rochester Hills, Mich. / Rochester Adams) and senior cornerback Stan Thornton (Cincinnati, Ohio / Withrow) both received All-America honors from Don Hansens Football Gazette. Renel was voted First Team All-America as the all-purpose back after being the only Division II player to record at least 2,000 all-purpose yards during the regular season. He ranked second nationally in all-purpose yards per game (213.30) and sixth in punt return average (16.46) with both totals leading the GLIAC. Renel was eighth nationally (and second in

    the GLIAC) in rushing yards per game (124.90), tied-for-12th in Division II in points per game (9.0) and tied-for-30th in kickoff return average (24.95). Thornton, who played in the Cactus Bowl last month, was an Honorable Mention All-America selection. He started 35 games at cornerback for the Green and Gold and ranks second in school history with 346 interception return yards and 38 passes defended (16 interceptions plus 22 pass break-ups). Thornton is fourth in both kickoff returns (58) and kickoff return yards (1,494) and was a key contributor to a class with the fourth-most wins (26) in school history.

    Bowbeer Added to WSU Athletics Administrative Roster

    Renel and Thornton Receive All-America Honors


    Sak Earns Honorable Mention AllAmerica Title

    LaMantia and LaPensee Receive Canadian Honors


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    Day 2010

    W Day CeremonyA 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 have had at WSU. Not only have women made themselves an integral part of athletics but several of them are also permanent fixtures in the Hall of Fame.

    Tree PlantingOn 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.

    5K RunOver 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.

    During the 2009-2010 academic year, 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.

    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.

    W DAY 2010


    Sidewalk Painting

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  • Club 36It takes a special dedication

    Celebrating 36 years of womens athletics






    The 2009-2010 academic year marked 35 years of womens athletics at Wayne State. It has been a remarkable period. The purpose behind the initial celebration was to chronicle that history. Going forward, the yearly anniversary provides an opportunity to not only showcase the past but to also highlight recent achievements. And there is much to tell.

    Many today did not know that the first woman to compete in an NCAA championship was WSU diver Dacia Schileru. That accomplishment was so singular as to have been recognized as one of the 25 defining moments in the 100-year history of the NCAA. But one person and that one advancement does not tell the story of womens athletics at Wayne State. The fabric that 35 years includes pioneers like Janina Jacobs who lettered for the mens golf team to the present with swimmer Ashley St. Andrew who may be the most celebrated student-athlete with her distinction as a 26time All-American. We can only imagine what lies ahead, but what was done in the past is the reason for the annual recognition. So we look back to understand the richness of that foundation. We look forward because of the opportunity from that history.

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  • Top 100 OF 20101 Wayne State University placed 21st in the final 2010 NCAA Division

    II Directors Cup standings (out of 295 institutions) released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). This was the second-highest finish in school history (WSU was 11th in 2009). Wayne State has had its top nine all-time NACDA finishes in the last nine seasons, including six of the last seven years in the top 10 percent of the country. The ranking measures the overall competitive success of an athletic program based on NCAA postseason finish.

    2 Athletics raised a record $975,667 in revenue.

    3 The latest federal study of NCAA graduation rates reported that WSU student-athletes graduate at a 26% higher average than the like comparable campus population.

    4 The womens swimming and diving team repeated as the national runner-up in the NCAA championships. Also, the mens third place finish made it six years in a row they had achieved a top eight national performance at the NCAA championships.

    5 The Athletic Department hosted its inaugural W Day celebration to honor 35 years of womens athletics at Wayne State. Among activities on that day: a 5k Run/Walk was held that toured both the athletic and main campuses; student athletes assisted with the planting of 35 trees along Trumbull avenue in conjunction with the Greening of Detroit; a sidewalk painting contest was held among all 16 athletic teams; former female student-athletes from 1975 1980 were honored; a commemorative statute signifying 35 years of womens athletics at WSU was unveiled; a viewing of a film honoring 35 years of womens athletics at WSU was held; the Athletic Alumni Association sponsored a luncheon; and the softball team hosted a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader which was aired on Comcast.

    6 Athletics broke ground for a new 2.4 million indoor multi-purpose facility. The building will include: 35,000 square feet of practice space, batting areas, a sprint track, four tennis courts, a baseball locker room and a separate office complex.

    7 WSU student-athletes volunteered a record 7,555 community service hours throughout the City of Detroit. The total number of hours volunteered in the last three years combined is 16,962.

    8 The softball team had their most successful season in school history posting a record 52 wins, winning their 16th GLIAC title, making their 16th NCAA postseason appearance, and advanced to the NCAA World Series after capturing the Midwest Regional. The team finished seventh in the final NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) national poll.

    9 The womens swimming and diving team captured seven individual national championship titles and one team Medley Relay title; Cassie Chetosky (3-Meter Diving), Ashley Corriveau (200 Medley Relay), Sara Franklin (100 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay), Ana Gonzalez Pena (200 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay), Courtney Roberts (100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay), Ashley St. Andrew (500 Freestyle, 1000 Freestyle, and 1650 Freestyle). Ashley St. Andrew repeated as an NCAA national champion in the 500 and 1000 freestyle event and added a title in the 1650.

    10 The golf team advanced to their second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship, the teams only two appearances in program history. This year marked Wayne States fourth consecutive team appearance in the Super Regional and its sixth in the last seven years. The team finished in second place at the NCAA Super Regional and 14th in the country at the NCAA Championship.

    11 The baseball team captured its second GLIAC regular-season title in the last three seasons. The baseball team also won their first GLIAC Tournament championship. In doing so the Warriors advanced to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament for the third time in the last six years.

    12 The Wayne State Athletics web site (wsuathletics.com) had nearly 1.9 million page views during the 2010 calendar year bringing the all-time total to over 19 million page views, an average of almost 2.4 million page views per year since its inception.

    13 The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center was successfully incorporated into the Athletic Department reporting structure. A number of new initiatives were made available as part of a Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center membership revival. These included audio capabilities on the cardio equipment for television and FM radio, access to Matthaei pool for lap swim, access to Matthaei racquetball and squash courts, new WSU fitness apparel for sale at the front desk, and golf and fencing lessons including a replica golf putting/chipping area.

    14 The football team finished 12th in the final regular-season American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches Poll. The 12th-place ranking was the highest ever for WSU and capped off three straight weeks in the top 25, also a school record.

    15 Senior Sharon Gill was named the 2010 GLIAC Womens Tennis Player of the Year in voting by the leagues head coaches. Gill is the first to receive the award in Wayne State womens tennis history. Gill finished the first half of 2010-11 going 5-0 at the GLIAC Tournament and earning First-Team All-GLIAC honors for the fourth straight year.

    16 The womens swimming and diving team captured the GLIAC championship with a record 901.5 points. It was the womens fourth title in the last five years.

    17 Football head coach Paul Winters was named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Regional Coach of the Year

    18 Sean Peters was honored as the GLIAC Womens Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year for the fourth time.

    19 The 2010 softball coaching staff led by head coach, Gary Bryce, was selected as the Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). This is the third time Bryce has been honored as region coach of the year.

    20 For the Fall 2010 term, the overall GPA for all student-athletes was 3.11. Thirteen (13) of sixteen (16) athletic teams had a cumulative GPA above a 3.00 with sixty-two (62%) of all student-athletes with a cumulative GPA above 3.00. Thirty-four percent (34%) of all student-athletes had a 3.50 GPA for the term with twenty-four (24) having a perfect 4.00 mark. Mens tennis was the highest team GPA at 3.61.

    21 Head coach Ryan Kelley was named GLIAC Baseball Coach of the Year.

    22 Head coach Mike Horn was named GLIAC Mens Golf Coach of the Year.

    23 Head coach Bryan Morrow was named GLIAC Mens Tennis Coach of the Year.

    24 Senior Elaina Hogle was voted GLIAC Womens Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year for the third straight season. Hogle won three individual events (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 butterfly) and was part of two championship relays.

    25 Matthew Laschuk, a sophomore chemistry/pre-medicine major, was the recipient of the NCAA mens swimming and diving Elite 88 Award. The Elite 88 recognition is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at each of the NCAAs 88 national championships.

    26 Kristina Susalla, a sophomore psychology major, was the recipient of the NCAA softball Elite 88 Award. The Elite 88 recognition is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at each of the NCAAs 88 national championships.

    27 The 2010 softball team was recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as an All-Academic Team. WSU had a team grade-point average of 3.174 for the 2009-10 academic school year. In addition, six student-athletes were named Division II Scholar Athletes - Jaci Banton, Sam Cain, Steph Foreman, Casey Hanes, Bailey Reid and Kristina Susalla - for having a grade-point average of at least 3.50 for the 2009-10 academic year. Only two other schools that reached the Elite Eight were so recognized.

    28 Four WSU student-athletes were recognized with GLIAC Commissioners Awards for academic and athletic excellence: softball pitcher Casey Hanes, baseball pitcher Brady Cooper, and swimmers Ashley St. Andrew and Cauli Bedran. Only six female and six male student-athletes in the conference receive such distinction each season.

    29 Thirty-four (34) student-athletes were honored as All-Americans bringing the total to 104 in the last three years. The recognition went to: Joaquin Abascal Gallegos (Swimming), Daunte Akra (Football), Alison Allen (Softball), Cauli Bedran (Swimming), Cayce Bolt (Diving), Cassie Chetosky (Swimming), Ashley Corriveau (Swimming), Olivia Dobbs (Fencing), Ben Dueweke (Swimming), Stephanie Ekleberry (Swimming), Mike Elliot (Diving), Sara Franklin (Swimming), Ana Gonzalez Pena (Swimming), Jeff Grant (Diving), Casey Hanes (Softball), Nathan Hesche (Swimming), Elaina Hogle (Swimming), Meghan Jaworski (Diving), Jeremy Jones (Football), Joe Juszczyk (Golf), Matthew Laschuk (Swimming), Jimmy Lee (Swimming), Joe Long (Football), Oskar Nordstrand (Swimming), Josh Renel (Football), Courtney Roberts (Swimming), Katarzyna Sak (Volleyball), Carly Sevald (Diving), Justin Shields (Swimming), Ashley St. Andrew (Swimming), Stan Thornton (Football), Matt Victor (Swimming), Lena Wileczek (Diving), Slava Zingerman (Fencing).

    30 Womens tennis qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year and the fifth time in the last six years.

    31 For the Winter 2010 term, fifty-three (53%) percent of all student-athletes had a 3.00 or better term grade-point average with a school record 26 student-athletes, from 13 different athletic teams having a perfect 4.00 term GPA. 11 of 16 teams had a cumulative GPA above 3.00 with womens cross country topping all teams with a 3.55 team GPA.

    32 Womens ice hockey senior forward Christine Jefferson was voted the College Hockey America Student-Athlete of the Year.

    33 Womens swimming student-athlete Ashley St. Andrew earned her fourth career GLIAC championship in the 1000 freestyle.

    34 Wayne State University Athletics extended its radio broadcast agreement with WDTK Radio (1400 AM) for football and mens basketball through the 2014-2015 school year. WSU football and basketball games recently concluded their eighth season on 1400 AM. The 2002 season was the first year WSU ever had a radio contract.

    35 Joaquin Abascal Gallegos was voted the GLIAC Mens Swimming & Diving Freshman of the Year. He is the second Warrior in a row to earn the award and the fourth in program history. Abascal Gallegos claimed three individual conference championships (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breaststroke) and was on three championship relays.

    36 WSU Athletics introduced the Warrior Daily video segments on wsuathletics.com. Five new videos are posted to the Web site each week In the Fall, Warrior Daily featured a football recap on Monday, volleyball update on Tuesday, This Week at WSU on Wednesday, Olympic sport update on Thursday, and football preview on Friday. During the Winter sport season, basketball was highlighted on each Monday and Tuesday and womens hockey on Thursdays.

    37 Senior pitcher Casey Hanes was voted to the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) All-America First Team, while sophomore outfielder Alison Allen earned NFCA All-America Third Team honors. Both were also named to the Daktronics All-America Teams: Hanes (First Team) and Allen (Second Team).

    38 Six members of the baseball team received Daktronics All-Midwest Region Second Team honors: senior outfielders Paul LaMantia and Ryan LaPensee; senior starting pitchers Brady Cooper and Justin Mazur; senior relief pitcher David White; and sophomore second baseman Andrew Ciennik.

    39 The football team claimed the inaugural South Division Championship with a 9-2 record - the most wins in their 93-year history.

    40 Senior pitcher Casey Hanes was selected GLIAC Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season. Sophomore right fielder Alison Allen became the fourth Warrior in school history to be named GLIAC Player of the Year. Joining Allen and Hanes on the All-GLIAC First Team were senior shortstop Jaci Banton, sophomore first baseman Rebecca Ryan and redshirt freshman catcher Brittany Omelanchuk. Senior left fielder Stephanie LeClair and sophomore third baseman Rebecca Stanley were both named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention team.

    41 With a second place GLIAC Conference finish, the mens swimming and diving team continued their streak of finishing either first or second every year since 2001.

    42 Junior safety Jeremy Jones was voted to the Daktronics All-America First Team. Jones became the first WSU defensive player named to an All-America First Team in school history.

    43 In the final NCAA Division II softball stats for the 2010 campaign, Wayne State finished as the national leader in ERA (1.12). Individually, senior pitcher Casey Hanes was the national leader in ERA (0.58) despite pitching 27 more innings than anyone else in Division II. Hanes ERA was also the best in the NCAA among all three divisions Division I, II and III.

    44 Senior outfielder Ryan LaPensee set two WSU baseball hits records - 87 in a season and 279 for a career.

    45 The womens ice hockey team achieved a perfect 1000 APR score which is an NCAA mandated report of combined graduation and retention.

    46 Four members of the 2009 mens cross country squad earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Representing WSU were sophomores Travis Barczak, Charlie Cavell, Kevin DeBear and Alex Townsend. To qualify for All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have completed at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the semester of competition at the institution to be eligible. The student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and have placed in the top 30% of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships. The Wayne State mens cross country team finished 21st nationally with a 3.27 team GPA.

    47 Sophomore middle blocker Katarzyna Sak was selected to two All-Midwest Region teams. She was voted to the Daktronics, Inc. All-Midwest Region Second Team, and to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region team.

    48 The mens golf team was one of 13 Division II teams recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America as an All-Academic team for the 2009-2010 season.

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  • Top 100 OF 201049 Senior swimmer Ashley St. Andrew was selected to the CoSIDA/

    ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large College Division Second Team. St. Andrew is a pharmacy major at WSU with a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average. Sophomore Matthew Laschuk earned Academic All-America Second Team honors.

    50 Softball student-athlete Casey Hanes was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team.

    51 Senior Slava Zingerman earned Second Team All-America honors by placing 7th at the 2010 NCAA Championship. Freshman fencer Olivia Dobbs also earned Second Team All-America honors by placing eighth at the 2010 NCAA Championship.

    52 Womens ice hockey senior goaltender Lindsey Park participated in the Frozen Four Skills Challenge held at Ford Field.

    53 Three baseball student-athletes received ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV College Division honors as voted upon by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Senior pitcher Brady Cooper was voted to the First Team, while senior outfielder Paul LaMantia and redshirt sophomore designated hitter Phil Swanson were both selected to the Second Team.

    54 WSU broadcast live eight athletic contests as part of its Comcast television agreement.

    55 Senior pitcher Casey Hanes and sophomore right fielder Alison Allen were named the Daktronics, Inc. Midwest Region Pitcher and Player of the Year, respectively. Redshirt freshman catcher Brittany Omelanchuck and senior left fielder Stephanie LeClair were named to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region Second Team.

    56 Senior golfer Joe Juszczyk and sophomore Aaron Peterson were PING All-Midwest Region selections. Juszczyk also earned PING All-America Second Team honors.

    57 Senior running back Joique Bell was awarded D2Football.com National Offensive Player of the Year as well as First Team All-America while also being named National Offensive Back of the Year and First Team All-America by Don Hansens Football Gazette. He signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills.

    58 The 2010 football team had the most All-GLIAC First Team selections of any conference institution. Voted to the All-GLIAC First Team were junior running back Josh Renel, junior wide receiver Troy Burrell, junior left tackle Joe Long, senior defensive end Daunte Akra, junior linebacker Nick Thomas, junior safety Jeremy Jones, and senior cornerback Stan Thornton. Renel was also selected to the All-GLIAC First Team as the return specialist. Earning Second Team All-GLIAC accolades were senior center Marc Cuddeback and junior right tackle Will Khoury. Named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention squad were sophomore left guard Curtis Ferguson, sophomore defensive end Greg Hasse, senior tight end Austin Hughes, junior linebacker Raleigh Ross, sophomore cornerback Cortez Smith and freshman place-kicker Stefan Terleckyj.

    59 The womens cross country teams trio of Lauren Kessler, Annie Magin and Kristi Werner earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). To qualify for All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have completed at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the semester of competition at the institution to be eligible. The student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and have placed in the top 30% of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships. The Wayne State womens cross country team finished 16th nationally with a 3.56 team GPA.

    60 Nine members of the mens swimming and diving team were named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic Team: Cauli Bedran, James Ekleberry, Justin Shields, Ben Dueweke, Matt Victor, Alex Bordyukov, Matthew Laschuk, Jimmy Lee, and Justin Rauhoff.

    61 Eight members of the womens swimming and diving team were named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic Team: Laura Leix, Ashley St. Andrew, Agata Zalewska, Sara Franklin, Meghan Jaworski, Catherine Leix, Stephanie Ekleberry and Chelsea Lord.

    62 A school record thirty-three (33) members of the football team were selected to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) football All-Academic team: Kevin Buford-Wilson, Troy Burrell, Pat Cecile, Steve Conway, Toney Davis, Matt Faulkner, Will Gardner, Zack George, Serxho Guraleci, Kaunda Hancock, Zach Houghton, Jessie Johnson, Will Khoury, Jimmy Kinaia, Mike Laamanen, Kenny Loney, Joe Long, Andrew Matt, Brian McInerney, Danny McKae, Mickey Mohner, Austin Nelson, Greg Oberstaedt, Michael Pack, Chet Privett, Josh Renel, Antwon Robinson, Jon Robinson, Tyler Sleep, Cortez Smith, Nick Thomas, Jeff Williams and Cory Zauner.

    63 Five members of the 2010 baseball team received American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region awards. Senior outfielder Ryan LaPensee was voted to the ABCA All-Region First Team. Four Warriors were named to the Second Team: senior pitchers Brady Cooper and Justin Mazur, senior outfielder Paul LaMantia and junior catcher Michael Wiseman.

    64 Ten (10) members of the softball team earned GLIAC All-Academic team honors as announced by the league office. Seniors Nicole Abel, Jaci Banton, Casey Hanes, and Stephanie LeClair earned a spot on the GLIAC All-Academic squad, and were joined by five sophomores and a redshirt freshman. Abel and LeClair were honored for the third time, while Banton and Hanes were recognized for the second time. Making their first appearance on the GLIAC All-Academic squad were sophomores Alison Allen, Sam Cain, Rebecca Ryan, Rebecca Stanley and Kristina Susalla, while redshirt freshman Brittany Omelanchuk also was named to the team.

    65 Seven members of the 2010 mens tennis team earned GLIAC All-Academic team honors, tying for the most in the conference. Seniors Roberto Gomez and Michael Savalle along with a trio of juniors - Marlon Leone, Peter Spina and Eric Szydlowski - and sophomores Bertrand Moulin and Will Nolan garnered GLIAC All-Academic team accolades.

    66 Eight baseball student-athletes received Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason honors: Joining Justin Mazur on the All-GLIAC First Team were senior outfielders Paul LaMantia and Ryan LaPensee, senior relief pitcher David White, and junior catcher Michael Wiseman. Also receiving All-GLIAC awards were pitchers Brady Cooper and Tyler Loehr, both named to the Second Team, as well as sophomore second baseman Andrew Ciennik and senior first baseman John Skaggs, who were each voted Honorable Mention.

    67 Four golf student-athletes received All-GLIAC honors, including senior Joe Juszczyk who was named to the First Team All-GLIAC for the second consecutive season. Sophomores Eric Johnson and Aaron Peterson received Second Team accolades, while sophomore Jack Mitroka was voted Honorable Mention.

    68 Mens basketball senior Bryan Wright was voted to the GLIAC South Division First Team and senior Larry Edwards was voted to the GLIAC South Division All-Defensive Team for the second year in a row.

    69 Ten (10) members of the mens cross country team were named to the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic team: Phil Baldick, Travis Barczak, Kevin DeBear, Matt Devey, Dan Kapadia, Doug Mack, Jason Smith, Alex Townsend, Brad Vincent and Pat Webster.

    70 Nine members of the womens cross country team were named to the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic team: Rachel Bandrow, Michele Barton, Robin Coolsaet, Chelsie Fuller, Samantha Kaufman, Lauren Kessler, Annie Magin, Maggie Stalker and Kristi Werner.

    71 Two members of the mens basketball team were named to the 2009-10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic team: forward Andrew Tines and guard Dale Brundidge.

    72 Two members of the volleyball team were named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) volleyball All-Academic team: sophomore Madie Kent and senior Maureen MacDonald.

    73 The mens golf team received its first ever top-25 national ranking by the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches Poll when it was ranked 23rd in February 2010.

    74 Senior right-hander Justin Mazur was voted GLIAC Pitcher of the Year.

    75 The softball team hosted the NCAA Midwest Super Regional for the first time in school history and the NCAA Regional for the first time since 1996.

    76 Joique Bell became the first Wayne State student-athlete in school history to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The Senior Bowl is an invitation only showcase for future NFL talent.

    77 Six members of the womens tennis team were named to the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic team: Deborah Correa, Sharon Gill, Tanya Joseph, Jessica Kruczek, McCall Monte and Milena Vuksanovic.

    78 Four baseball student-athletes received All-Midwest Region honors: senior outfielder Paul LaMantia was voted to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Region First Team; receiving All-Region Second Team accolades were senior outfielder Ryan LaPensee, senior pitcher Justin Mazur and junior catcher Michael Wiseman.

    79 Four student-athletes received CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honors. Senior swimmer Ashley St. Andrew was a First Team College Division selection, as were sophomore swimmer Matthew Laschuk and senior tennis player Roberto Gomez. Senior swimmer Cauli Bedran was a Second Team honoree.

    80 Football student-athlete Joique Bell was honored by Detroit City Council and with a resolution from Mayor Dave Bing.

    81 The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center started its 10 year anniversary membership drive in which different colleges and departments were visited each month in an effort to raise awareness and membership.

    82 Two football players were voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, the ninth consecutive year at least one Warrior football player earned Academic All-District accolades. Junior running back Josh Renel was a First Team selection, while junior linebacker Nick Thomas was a second team honoree.

    83 For the second consecutive year, junior guard Chelsea Kouri was named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) womens basketball All-Academic Team.

    84 Two softball student-athletes received First Team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV College Division honors. Senior pitcher Casey Hanes and sophomore outfielder Alison Allen both combined standout play on the diamond with exemplary work in the classroom.

    85 Three volleyball student-athletes received all-league honors from the GLIAC: middle blocker Katarzyna Sak was selected to the All-GLIAC First Team, setter Cydney Biessel earned Second Team accolades, and outside hitter Maureen MacDonald was an Honorable Mention selection.

    86 The 35th Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony inducted Nick Allen, Craig Duppong, Dustin Kingston, Mitch Ritter and Jodi Young which increased membership to 199.

    87 The baseball team had 15 student-athletes selected to the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team: redshirt seniors Justin Mazur, Tom Olson and John Skaggs; seniors Brady Cooper, Paul LaMantia and Ryan LaPensee; redshirt juniors Caleb Dalman and Michael Wiseman; junior Tyler Loehr; redshirt sophomores Phil Swanson and Justin Sylvester; and sophomores Andrew Ciennik, Matt Mahalak, Eric Ramaekers and Josh Wedesky. Mazur and Skaggs each earned their fourth academic awards, with Cooper, Dalman, LaPensee, and Wiseman each collecting their third. Loehr, Olson, and Swanson each received their second honor; Sylvester earned his first, while Ciennik, LaMantia, Mahalak, Ramaekers and Wedesky were all in their first year of eligibility for consideration.

    88 Sophomore third baseman Rebecca Stanley, after participating in one of two regional evaluation camps, was extended an invitation to compete for a spot on the 2010 Canada Senior Womens National Team. Following the conclusion of the Warrior 2010 season, Stanley participated in the Surrey (B.C.) Evaluation Camp on June 2-3, and the final selection camp which ran from June 4-12.

    89 Two golfers were selected to the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Mens Golf All-Academic Team. Redshirt junior Bryan Lynch earned his third GLIAC All-Academic award, while sophomore Hagan Risner was eligible for the honor for the first time this season.

    90 Brooke Bowers became the 15th student-athlete in womens basketball history to surpass 1,000 points for her career.

    91 WSU successfully hosted the CHA hockey championships.

    92 WSU student-athletes played a significant role with their volunteer efforts towards the Wayne Cares Food Drive. They assisted in collecting and sorting over 17,000 pounds of food that was delivered to over 300 area families.

    93 Wayne State University athletics introduced a new streaming video service called Warrior All-Access. Fans now have exclusive access to live video Webcasts for home football, volleyball, and basketball games. Archives of past events as well as additional on-demand content was added later.

    94 Athletics successfully hosted the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

    95 WSU held a two-day sold-out baseball camp that featured former Tiger standouts Lance Parrish and Alan Trammell.

    96 Former Wayne State University right-handed pitcher Justin Mazur signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals.

    97 Wayne State head womens basketball coach Gloria Bradley received the Jody Sweet Spirit Award at the 2010 NCAA Women Coaches Academy.

    98 WSU senior cornerback Stan Thornton participated in the Division II All-Star Game, The Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, Texas.

    99 The inaugural First and Ten campaign helped to set a record in football ticket sales.

    100 Upgrades to the swim facility continued with the addition of new seating, timing system, pool deck and starting blocks.

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    5k Fun Run/ Walk Lunch Sponsored by the Athletic

    Alumni Association Last home womens softball

    game Live on Comcast Senior day

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    In the classroom, Wayne State student-athletes had a cumulative 3.11 grade point average and a graduation rate 26% higher than the comparable campus population.

    In the community, our Warriors contributed 7,555 hours volunteering in the Detroit area to improve the community around us.

    And the competition thing? We were able to finish 21st in the nation out of 295 schools in the NACDA Cup, the second highest ranking in the programs 93-year history, while capturing multiple conference championships, and 29 student-athletes were honored as All-Americans.

    But while the success stories of Wayne State Athletics continue to rise, unfortunately so does the cost of tuition. For example, in only six years time the cost of an undergraduate tuition hour has risen from $160 to $265. And while the hours spent here at Wayne State become invaluable toward a bright future, the challenge of rising education costs is a competition we will need help to overcome. We hope you will agree to help.



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    The images and emotions tied to the GLIAC championship run of the 2010 Wayne State Warriors are still fresh in the minds of many, including Ryan Kelley, who was voted GLIAC Coach of the Year after just his second season at the helm of the WSU baseball program. However, Kelley is primarily a forward-thinker by nature, and his philosophy leads him, his staff and his student-athletes to find ways to improve on and off the field, even after a 32-win season. The way weve been able to tie that championship into the future is to use it as motivation, said Kelley. We have targets on our backs as the champions, and we have to defend that title. Kelley puts significant emphasis on leadership for his upperclassmen, particularly captains Michael Wiseman, one of five seniors looking to guide the Warriors back to the postseason in 2011, and junior Phil Swanson. Also among the seniors are Tyler Loehr and Brett Shankin, WSUs most experienced starting pitchers. Loehr went 6-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 36 strikeouts last year, and was voted to the All-GLIAC Second Team. Shankin was also a six-game winner in 2010, striking out 53 and going the distance five times. Kelley feels that there is a crowd of talented pitchers who will compete for additional spots in the starting rotation, including senior Matt Rustulka, juniors Josh Wedesky and Billy Hurley, sophomore Alex Pierse, and rookies Jeff Sorenson and Kirk Stambaugh. Kelley is encouraged by the pitching depth at his disposal this season, but hitting and defense will again be key components to the success of the 2011 squad as well. Wiseman is a two-time All-GLIAC First Team honoree and a 2011 ABCA Preseason All-America catcher who has led the conference each of the last two years in runners caught stealing. He has a .981 career fielding percentage to compliment impressive offensive statistics - .357 career batting average, 20 home runs, 143 RBI, 180 hits, and a .563 slugging percentage over three years.

    I think Mike has a chance to establish himself as one of the best catchers in Wayne State history, said Kelley. Second baseman Andrew Ciennik, a two-time All-GLIAC selection, improved upon his solid freshman year numbers by hitting .324 with 57 hits and 28 RBI as a sophomore last season. He posted a .959 fielding percentage with 124 assists in 2010 as well. Centerfielder Kyle Vesey made an impact last year as he hit .352 with a .512 slugging percentage, scored 37 runs and made just two errors all season (.981). Many of the other positions are open for competition. Redshirt senior Caleb Dalman and sophomore Cameron Walker both started games at short in 2010. Alex Trojan and J.J. Ciennik will compete for playing time at third base, and transfer Ryan Buter is among the candidates to play first base. Swanson will look to earn an outfield spot after spending hitting over .300 in each of his first two seasons primarily as a designated hitter. Kelley also liked what he saw this past fall from Ohio University transfer C.J. Maszal, who is projected to play right field. We have some guys that we can plug into certain positions, now we just have to find out who adapts well in game situations, said Kelley. Before the Warriors embark on a 36-game GLIAC schedule, they will play in the Armstrong Atlantic Savannah Invitational, beginning Feb. 25 against Missouri-St. Louis. WSU will also again participate in the RussMatt Central Florida

    Invitational, March 10-16, with a game March 15 at Tampa mixed in. Including UMSL, seven of Wayne States 10 non-conference opponents are in-region foes, which Kelley knows will be important when it comes time to select teams for the NCAA Regionals in May. Kelleys goals are to not only defend the conference title and reach the regional final, but to play on the final day of the NCAA Tournament. We always strive for the national championship. Our thought process around here is that if you strive for the best, you usually end up with that. If we work hard to pursue the ultimate goal, I think the rest will fall into place.

    The WSU mens golf team has been off from competition since early October, but with spring around the corner the Warriors are gearing up to resume their season in late March. Wayne State played in six tournaments in the fall, winning the last two at Tiffin and Gannon, and hosted the 2010 GLIAC Championship at Grosse Ile Country Club. The Warriors finished second, losing to Ferris State in a one-hole playoff. Undoubtedly the narrow setback at the conference championship will fuel the team to reach the same level of success attained the last two spring seasons. The Warriors have been to the NCAA Championship each of the last two years after winning the Super Regional in 2009 and finishing second last year. Among those leading the way are junior Eric Johnson, the runner-up at the GLIAC Championship, and senior Steve Fedewa, who posted a team-low 74.75 scoring average in the fall. Fortunately for WSU, many of the players with

    experience at the major NCAA events remain with the program, including Johnson and juniors Aaron Peterson, Jack Mitroka and Hagan Risner, all of whom finished 23rd or better at the GLIAC Championship last October. The spring season officially begins March 28-29 with the NCAA Preview at Fighting Joe in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The Warriors will then play in back-to-back Great Lakes Regional events at Cherry Blossom in Georgetown, Ky., and Purgatory in Noblesville, Ind. WSU won the latter tournament last year. After the Lake Erie Invitational and the GLIAC Preview in Lansing, the Warriors will await the selection process for the NCAA Super Regional, which would mean a return to Cherry Blossom on May 2-4. Head coach Mike Horn has led the team to the Super Regional six of the last seven years including each of the last four, a pattern he and the Warriors hope will continue in 2011.



    If we work hard to pursue the ultimate goal, I think the

    rest will fall into place. Coach Ryan Kelley

    By Tom Gorman & Martin Dobek

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    Even after winning a school record 52 games and a GLIAC championship, and making their second-ever appearance at the College World Series, the mindset remains the same for the Wayne State softball program. It comes as no surprise as head coach Gary Bryce, who enters his 30th season approaching 1,000 wins, delivers a similar layout to success year after year. We look to be competitive, keep improving as the season moves forward and we will see where the chips fall, stated Bryce. The Warriors bring 10 letter winners, including seven starters, back for the 2011 campaign. If we raise our level of play when we need to, we have a chance to be a very good softball team. On the other side of the coin, if we decide to just show up, were going to get beat. Our staff has always said that we want to win the league; I think its important to win the league, stated Bryce. The next step is to go on and win the Midwest Regional and Super Regional. From there, you see how far you can go at the College World Series, and our goal, like every year, is to win that. Because of the exit of All-American Casey Hanes, pitching is the biggest question mark for the Warriors. As the pitchers go, so does everybody, so I believe if our pitchers can give us quality innings,

    we have a chance to win a lot of games. Junior Sam Cain has the tough task of replacing Hanes as the Warriors top thrower. Cain showed flashes in her sophomore campaign, throwing 53.2 innings to finish 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 32 strikeouts. Shes a very good athlete. She knows that she is the No. 1 and she knows that were going to count on her heavily. This is her chance. Freshman Lauren McLaughlin will jump right into action as Wayne States No. 2 pitcher. McLaughlin hails from Oakville, Ont., where she earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Canadian Nationals and was voted the top pitcher at the Canadian World Series. Junior Alison Allen, the reigning GLIAC Player of the Year and All-American, returns in right field. Allen hit .402 with 90 hits, 31 RBI and 41 runs scored. She also led the team in multiple-hit games with 23. Alison is one of the purest hitters in college softball. She absolutely destroys the ball. Sophomore Stephanie Foreman, who was a fixture in centerfield for the Warriors last season, starting 62 games, is back. Foreman, a NFCA Scholar-Athlete award winner, led the team with 36 RBI, while batting .266 with 46 hits and 28 runs scored. Just by having another year under her belt and by age alone, I believe Stephanie will be a better hitter. Freshman Logan White will be thrown right into the mix at leftfield, taking over for the departed Stephanie LeClair. White, who was selected athlete of the year at Pauline Johnson Collegiate in Brantford, Ont., has excellent speed and a solid arm. White also will log some innings on the mound too. Sophomore Makelle Barski returns in the outfield. Last season, Barski saw action in 48 games and scored 17 times in 32 pinch-running appearances. Rachel Spaccarotelli hits with power and will enter her senior season tied-for-eighth in career home runs (14). Spaccarotelli played in 32 games as a junior, hitting .312 with eight home runs, including a three-run HR game at Hillsdale. Shes a kid who can hit a home run anytime and its good to have a player like that in your lineup. Junior Lauren Histed moves from second base to shortstop to replace the hole left by Jaci Banton. Histed is no stranger to the position as she played it throughout high school and was even voted all-state three times at the spot. I think shell handle it. I like her quickness and I think it helps her at the position.

    Junior Rebecca Ryan returns at first base after producing career-best numbers last season which earned her All-GLIAC First Team accolades. Ryan hit .355 with 66 hits, 35 RBI and 38 runs scored. Her 17 multiple-hit games were second on the team. Ryan also ranks 10th in GLIAC history with 858 putouts. She is a tough, hard-nose kid. Shes not the quickest, doesnt have the greatest arm but makes all the plays. Bryce is expecting big things from redshirt sophomore Brittany Omelanchuk who returns behind the plate at catcher. Last season, Omelanchuk was voted to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region Second Team and All-GLIAC First Team. She was 11th in the conference in

    on-base percentage (.444) and had 12 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI affairs. Brittany could be one of the best Division II catchers ever. She has all the makings to be a big-time catcher. She can hit with power and she has a good arm. For another season, Rebecca Stanley will hold down the left-side of the infield at third base. Stanley has started her entire career (121 games) at third and has also batted third in every game. She set the WSU record for starts (65) last season and made the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention team after finishing tied-for-second in league walks with 14. Her 26 total walks last season broke a school record. Rebecca is a very, very steady ball player and is great to have on the team. Junior Kristina Susalla should contribute in the infield and will also fill in at designated player. She is probably the hardest worker on our team and will be important to the teams success. Newcomer Amanda Burnard batted .430 as a senior at Plymouth High School to earn First-Team All-State honors. Burnard plays both catcher and third base and likely will see playing time at both positions. With Histed moving to shortstop, the Warriors are looking for freshman Nikki Fulton from Stratford, Ont., to take her place at second base. Freshman Ali Herbert will be redshirted this season due to injury. Ali is a hard-nose kid and sometimes as a pitcher you have to be like that, so its unfortunate she got hurt.


    Alison is one of the purest hitters in college softball. She absolutely destroys

    the ball. Coach Gary Bryce

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  • FENCINGThe Wayne State University Department of Athletics will be hosting the 2011 NCAA Midwest Regional Fencing Championships on Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13. Competitors from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Northwestern, Cleveland State and Detroit Mercy will join the Warrior fencers in this two-day competition to earn bids for the NCAA Championship, March 24-27, at The Ohio State University.

    FOOTBALLThe 2011 WSU Spring Football Game will take place on Saturday, April 16 at Adams Field. Visit wsuathletics.com for more details.

    ACADEMIC LUNCHEONThe WSU Athletic Academic Recognition luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 21 at Historic St. Andrews Hall next to Manoogian. All student-athletes who earned a term grade-point average of 3.50 or better for the Fall 2010 semester and passed at least 12 credit hours will be recognized.

    W DAYCome celebrate year 36 of womens athletics at WSU by taking part in events such as a 5k run.

    SOFTBALLThe WSU softball squad will begin conference play with six home games in a three-day span in the revised league schedule format: Saginaw Valley (March 25 at 3:30 p.m.), Northwood (March 26 at 1 p.m.), and Lake Superior (March 27 at noon).

    BASEBALLThe Warrior baseball team is slated to have its home-opening weekend on April 2-3 vs. Tiffin. The first pitch of these conference doubleheaders is slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday (April 2) and noon on Sunday (April 3).

    Visit wsuathletics.com for the latest schedules on all of Wayne State's athletic teams.

    When head coach Bryan Morrow took over as head mentor of the Wayne State mens tennis team in 2008, his aim was to bring the program back to the top of the GLIAC. Last season, the program took a step forward in achieving that goal as the Warriors recorded the programs best win total (15) since 2004 and best finish (2nd) at the GLIAC tournament since 1992. The efforts resulted in Morrow being voted GLIAC Coach of the Year. With 2010 old news, the team sets it sights on bettering the results in the 2011 campaign. The Warriors will feature a nice mixture of talent with six letterwinners returning to go along with four new recruits. Matt Fisher will be the 11th member, returning to the program after taking a couple years off. Talent-wise, we should be competing for a GLIAC Championship, stated Morrow. We are in a position to where we should be competitive in every match. I like this team because the guys interact well with each other. I like the way they compete. Seniors Eric Szydlowski and Marlon Leone and redshirt junior Will Nolan are the veterans of the group. Leone will also serve as co-captain. Im expecting all three to continue to be leaders of the team. They are an important piece of the puzzle. Szydlowski floated between No. 5 and No. 6 singles posting a 7-8 record. He did play some doubles matches at the No. 3 spot, tallying a 2-7 mark. Leone finished the season 2-5 and 2-3 in singles and doubles, respectively. Nolan went 1-0 at No. 3 singles and 3-1 at No. 3 doubles last season. The sophomore trio of Thomas Ducret, Jon Groszek and Oscar

    Gamarra will be relied on heavily this season. Ducret had an impressive freshmen season, going 16-5 in the No. 3 singles spot, and tallying a 7-6 mark, playing mainly No. 2 doubles. So far in fall practices and the challenge matches, Thomas (Ducret) has looked really strong. He will definitely be one of the top guys on the team. Groszek will handle co-captain duties with Leone for the Warriors. Groszek finished with a solid 9-1 record at No. 6 singles last season. Leadership wise, Jon (Groszek) has really picked it up, and his game has really elevated. Gamarra tallied an 8-8 mark at No. 4 singles and won a huge match for WSU in the GLIAC tournament against Ferris State to clinch the second-place finish. I like where his game is at. His net skills and serve have improved. The four freshmen are Alex Attala, Aman Gill, Michael FitzGerald and Melvin Joseph. Their growth is going to be fun to watch and I look forward to working with all of them. When Fisher was a member of the Warriors in 2005-06, he posted a record of 5-6 in No. 4 singles and a 4-7 mark in No. 2 doubles. Matt can do everything pretty well. He is one of the strongest doubles players and he will be competing for one of the top six spots. The GLIAC tournament is slated for April 15-17 and the Warriors are hoping to be playing the final day in the championship match.



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  • 1965 REUNION

    A s the mens basketball team heads down the home stretch of their season in search of a GLIAC title, a past championship team gathered to cheer the team on for the February 5 tilt against the Michigan Tech Huskies. Through the efforts of teammates Tom Carlson, Tip Smathers, and Paul Widdoes the 1964-1965 basketball team reunited at the Matthaei for their first formal reunion since the team defeated John Carroll to win the Presidents Athletic Conference on March 5, 1965. Coming from as far as Boston and California, 12 members of the team, along with team assistant Mike OHara, were able to meet and share memories of their playing days. Weve talked about getting back together for a couple of years now, said Paul Spider Widdoes. But it finally came together and the turnout is awesome. The team was welcomed before the game and given a snapshot of the present and future of Wayne State Athletics by Athletic Director Rob Fournier before receiving trophy basketballs and unveiling their place on the wall of champions in the Matthaei field house at half-time. It was quite an acknowledgement of the closeness and camaraderie of the 65 championship to have so many teammates return, said Fournier on the reunion. Too often we take for granted the sacrifices others made so that we can realize success. The 65 championship

    team embodies that spirit and it was special for us to share a long-overdue recognition. The group got a chance to meet the members of the current team and coaching staff who thanked the alums for their support following their 84-61 victory. 1965 team member Frank Dmuchowski had some advice for the current team. Just remembera lot of what you are learning on the court and from your coaches will translate into the real world and will prepare you for success. Following their meet and greet with the current team, WSU alumnus and team assistant Mike OHara shared a special recap of the 1965 season that included everything from Hall of Fame coach Joel Mason sayings to a recap of the last game of the year against John Carroll that clinched the PAC Championship and the teams place in the WSU history books. A lot has changed since the team last got together. There are no more practices in an auxiliary gym off of Old Main nor are all the home games played in Detroit high schools. Teams cannot get a pregame meal at Midges, nor can they celebrate a win at the Alcove. But one thing has stayed consistent throughout the years and was fully on display with the 1965 turnout. The relationships and memories made representing Wayne State on the field or court, whether Tartars or Warriors, last a lifetime.

    Leaders of the PAC PAC Champions

    Arthur AndersonBill Andrew

    Tom Carlson*Jim CarmichaelSteve Christian

    Frank DmuchowskiBill GalanisNorm Hale

    Donald LesterMarty Letzmann #

    Jim NiskanenMike OHara %

    Jim PerryMike ReynoldsCliff SimpsonJim Slusser

    Tip SmathersJeff Strayer

    Paul Widdoes*Fred Wolcott #

    *-Team Captains#- WSU Athletics

    Hall of Fame Member% - Team Assistant

    1965 Members of the

    1965 team pose with Athletic Director Rob Fournier

    By Matt Cunningham

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  • Athletic Directors Honor Roll (term gpa 3.5+)

    BaseballBrock Bates, R-Fr. Management Delta, OhioChristian Bilkovic, Fr. Elementary Ed. West Bloomfield, Mich.Ryan Buter * Jr. Pre-Law North Muskegon, Mich.Andrew Ciennik, Jr. Pre-Medicine Waterford, Mich.Chris Gebara, R-Fr. Liberal A&S Troy, Mich.Billy Hurley Jr. Management Mississauga, Ont.Tyler Loehr, Sr. Pre-Dentistry Brighton, Mich.Eric Ramaekers Jr. Kinesiology Lake Orion, Mich..Henry Schneider So. Urban Studies Detroit, Mich.Brett Shankin Sr. Computer Sci. Washington, Mich.Kirk Stambaugh Fr. Mechanical Eng. Sylvania, OhioPhil Swanson R-Jr. Civil Eng. Rochester Hills, Mich.Justin Sylvester R-Jr. Criminal Justice Macomb, Mich.Michael Wiseman R-Sr. Accounting White Lake, Mich.

    Mens BasketballAndrew Horne * So. Finance Grosse P. Woods, Mich.Ian Larkin * R-So. Management Detroit, Mich.Andrew Tines R-Jr. Mathematics EastPnt., Mich.Stacey Waters Jr. Kinesiology Detroit, Mich.

    Womens BasketballAlison Bouman Fr. Liberal A&S Grandville, Mich.Amelia Davis So. Eng. Temperance, Mich.Chelsea Kouri Sr. Math Ed. Clarkston, Mich.Lauryn Robinson * Fr. Liberal A&S Washington Court House, OhioPaige Sickmiller So. Communications Romeo, Mich.

    Mens Cross CountryAdham Aljahmi So. Biological Sci. Dearborn, Mich.Travis Barczak Jr. Kinesiology Williamston, Mich.Matt Devey So. Biochemical Canton, Mich.Nicholas Jackson Fr. Liberal A&S Washington, Mich.Phil Kosky So. Nursing Sterling Hts., Mich.Doug Mack So. Pre-Medicine Lake Orion, Mich.Alex Townsend Jr. Accounting Farmington Hills, Mich.Brad Vincent So. Chemistry Ray, Mich.

    Womens Cross CountryChelsie Fuller * R-So. Elementary Ed. Saginaw, Mich.Samantha Kaufman * So. Pre-Medicine Lake Orion, Mich.Lauren Kessler * Sr. Psychology Ionia, Mich.Annie Magin Sr. Accounting Richland, Mich.Kiswana Parris Fr. MusicMaggie Stalker GS Law School Oscoda, Mich.Kristi Werner Sr. Psychology East Jordan, Mich.

    Mens FencingJoe Fresard Sr. Econ. and P.A. Grosse P. Woods, Mich.Matt Hoffman Fr. Electronic Arts Sterling Hts., Mich.Ruub Jimmy R-Fr. Biological Sci. Troy, Mich.Nathan Kumar Jr. Psychology Bloomfield Hills, Mich.Raffi Nersessian Jr. Political Sci. Fort Wayne, Ind.Andrew Opalewski Sr. Marketing Macomb, Mich.

    Womens FencingRachel Broderick Sr. Psychology Fraser, Mich.Kyrene Collins Fr. Linguistics Lansing, Mich.Olivia Dobbs So. U. and Env. Sci. Detroit, Mich.Charlotte Reed Jr. Kinesiology Wyandotte, Mich.Tiaja Sabrie So. Theatre Midland, Mich.Sally Witt * So. Nursing Rochester Hills, Mich.

    FootballMoe Davenport * Fr. Physical Therapy Southfield, Mich.Jake Doan Jr. Electrical Eng. Macomb, Mich.Serxho Guraleci So. Secondary Ed. Sterling Heights, Mich.Will Khoury R-Jr. Criminal Justice Canton, Mich.Nick Moeller R-Fr. Education Ann Arbor, Mich.Mickey Mohner R-So. Accounting Painesville, OhioSteve OShell Fr. Criminal Justice Sterling Heights, Mich.Mark Pettaway Sr. Kinesiology Hampton, Ga.Chet Privett R-Fr. Liberal A&S Sterling Heights, Mich.Jon Robinson * R-Jr. Secondary Ed. Livonia, Mich. Tyler Sleep R-Fr. Liberal A&S Southgate, Mich.Nick Thomas Jr. Finance Honors Akron, Ohio

    Mens GolfRob Favaro Fr. Mechanical Eng. LaSalle, Ont.Steve Fedewa Sr. Management Howell, Mich.Brad Griffith R-Fr. Mechanical Eng. Webberville, Mich.Tyler Haksluoto R-Fr. Finance St. Clair Shores, Mich.Bryan Lynch * R-Sr. Accounting White Lake, Mich.

    Womens Ice HockeyGina Buquet So. Kinesiology Lafayette, La.Lauren Coxon So. Criminal Justice Kitchener, Ont.Marlee Fisher R-So. Psychology Kingston, Ont.Katie Gaskin Fr. Kinesiology Pickering, Ont.Veronique Laramee-Paquette Jr. Kinesiology Mont-Tremblant,Que.Lisa Marshall * Fr. Liberal A&S Powhatan, Va.Lauren Ragen Sr. History Grosse Ile, Mich.Jaclyn Stapleton So. Ed. Westbank, B.C.Jill Szandzik Jr. Elementary Ed. Warren, Mich.

    SoftballMakelle Barski * So. Special Ed. Trenton, Mich.Amanda Burnard Fr. Kinesiology Canton, Mich.

    Lauren Histed Jr. Special Ed. Shelby Twp., Mich.Kristina Susalla * Jr. Psychology Hon. Garden City, Mich.Logan White Fr. Media Arts Brantford, Ont.

    Mens SwimmingAlex Bordyukov * Jr. Accounting Grosse Pnt. Park, Mich.John Fitzgerald So. History Grand Ledge, Mich.Nathan Hesche So. Mechanical Eng. Jackson, Mich.Fares Ksebati So. Liberal A&S Grosse Pnt. Farms, Mich.Kristian Larsen Fr. Mechanical Eng. Frederiksberg, DenmarkMatthew Laschuk * Jr. Chem./Pre-med Tecumseh, Ont.Drew Martin Fr. Biological Sci. Bay City, Mich.Justin Rauhoff Jr. Finance Richland, Mich.Matt Victor Sr. Secondary Ed. Chesterfield, Mich.

    Womens SwimmingRebecca Ball So. Chemical Eng. Linden, Mich.Ashley Corriveau So. Pre-Med Metamora, Mich.Kelsey Dischler * Fr. Nursing Macomb, Mich.Meghan Jaworski Sr. Global Supply Chain Mgmt. Dundee, Mich.Catherine Leix * R-Jr. Secondary Ed. Flint, Mich.Emily Mitzelfeld So. Pre-med Rochester Hills, Mich.Kayla Scott Fr. Psychology Rochester, Mich.Heather Thomson So. Pre-Law Harrison Twp., Mich.Alycen Wiacek Fr. Mechanical Eng. Rochester Hills, Mich.Agata Zalewska R-Sr. Kinesiology Swietochlowice, Poland

    Mens TennisThomas Ducret So. Management Paris, FranceMichael FitzGerald Fr. Pre-Med Grosse Ile, Mich.Oscar Gamarra * So. Finance Guayaquil, EcuadorJon Groszek * So. Library Info. Sci. Dearborn Heights, Mich.Will Nolan * R-Jr. Psychology Troy, Mich.Eric Szydlowski Sr. Pharmacy Canton, Mich.

    Womens TennisDebora Correa * Sr. Kinesiology Belo Horizonte, BrazilTanya Joseph R-Fr. Physical Therapy Northville, Mich.

    VolleyballNicole Arends Fr. Pre-Med Ravenna, Mich.Jessica DeLeeuw * Fr. Pre-Med Harrison Twp., Mich.Madie Kent * So. Pre-Med Grosse Pnt. Woods, Mich.Maureen MacDonald Sr. Romance Languages White Lake, Mich.Mariel VanOverbeke Sr. Public Relations Chesterfield, Mich.

    CheerleadingAshleigh Finazzo Jr. Nursing St. Clair Shores, Mich.Megan Frazier Fr. Ed. Lincoln Park, Mich.Susan Hough Jr. Art Warren, Mich.Tonya Lenont Jr. Nursing New Haven, Mich.

    Coachs Honor Roll (term gpa 3.0-3.49)

    BaseballJ.J. Ciennik R-Jr. Accounting Waterford, Mich.Justin DeFrancis R-Jr. Labor Studies Rochester, Mich.Mark Lepri Fr. Accounting Shelby Twp., Mich.Corey Post R-Jr. Kinesiology Coldwater, Mich.Josh Schafer Sr. Finance Mt. Pleasant, Mich.Jeff Sorenson Fr. Eng. Livonia, Mich.Brent Weil So. Management Marine City, Mich.

    Mens BasketballDale Brundidge Jr. Liberal A&S Southfield, Mich.

    Mens Cross CountryPhil Baldick So. Pharmacy Macomb, Mich.Zach Cieplechowicz Fr. Nursing Warren, Mich.Kevin deBear Jr. Secondary Ed. Plymouth, Mich.Jimmy Maloney So. Physical Therapy Wyandotte, Mich.Jason Smith So. Liberal A&S Wayne, Mich.

    Womens Cross CountryRachel Bandrow R-Fr. Liberal A&S Orion, Mich.Michele Barton Jr. Bio-chem./Med Sterling Heights, Mich.Robin Coolsaet R-Jr. Nutrition Grosse Ile, Mich.Kayla Gagnon Fr. Nursing Riverview, Mich.Olivia Kwiatkowski Fr. Pre-Med Shelby Twp., Mich.Jennifer Rock Jr. Liberal A&S Macomb, Mich.

    Mens FencingBrennan Bearse R-Fr. Community Ed. Grosse Pnt. Farms, Mich.Mariusz Debowski Jr. Liberal A&S Sterling Hts., Mich.Thaddeus Lindsay So. Art History Dearborn Hts., Mich.Tim Mulligan Sr. Poly. Sci./Conflict Concord, Mich.

    Womens FencingDesiree Kelly Jr. Graphic Design Ferndale, Mich.Bianca Kincannon So. Sociology/Med Detroit, Mich.

    FootballJake Adams R-Fr. Liberal A&S Pinckney, Mich.Justice Akuezue Fr. Pre-Medicine Ypsilanti, Mich.Hassan Amen Fr. Radiatio