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  • WWW.WSUATHLETICS.COM CONNECT WITH THE WARRIORS WARRIOR WITHINCompiled and edited by the WSU Sports Information Office

    ROB FOURNIER Director of AthleticsJEFF WEISS Associate A.D./Media Relations & MarketingTOM GORMAN Assistant Sports Information DirectorMATT CUNNINGHAM Athletics Development DirectorLISA SEYMOUR Assistant to the Athletic DirectorJOE ABRAMSON Contributing Writer

    PRINTINGNWC Printing - Livonia, Mich.

    PHOTOSMark Hicks (WestSide Photo), Ron Harper, Jason Clark, Rick Cummins,

    Doug Witte, Tom Ritter, Jeff Weiss, and Tom Gorman

    2After three straight years finishing as the runner-up at the NCAA Division II Championships, the Wayne State womens swimming and diving program overtook defending champion Drury to win the first national championship by any WSU team since 1989.

    9In April the Wayne State Department of Athletics celebrated a remarkable 37 years of womens athletics at WSU with its annual W Week, honoring nearly 1,000 current and former female student-athletes.

    16Among the 32 All-Americans in 2011-12 was senior Andrew Ciennik, who became the first Academic All-American for the WSU baseball program since 1995. In the last decade, nearly 250 Warriors have earned All-America status.

    Catherine Leix capped off her stellar collegiate career not only by helping lead the Wayne State womens swimming and diving team to a national championship in 2012, but by becoming the first WSU student-athlete in history to be named Academic All-American of the Year. Leix was also honored as the Michigan College Female Athlete of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club.


    4 2011-12 Winter Sports Recaps

    10 Addition of new varsity sports

    1 From the Director

    6 Facility Upgrades

    7 1200 in 2012

    8 Carly Sevald

    10 News and Notes

    13 Locker Rooms

    14 Donors

    12 2012 Spring Sports Recaps


    It was one of those languid April

    Sunday afternoons when the weather is

    still unpredictable on the calendar but

    with other hopeful signs of spring right

    around the corner. Most people were

    probably spending a quiet afternoon with family. I had made my

    way back down to WSU and was looking forward to the annual

    swimming and diving banquet. I have been to a lot of banquets

    over the years and they follow pretty much a standard format:

    some socializing, some food, some remarks (and short remarks

    are always best). It has been my experience that every varsity

    participant always has a better year at the season-concluding

    ceremony then they actually had during the year.

    But this banquet would be different. After all, the womens

    swimming and diving team had won the national championship

    (and you cannot get any better than that). The men had won

    the Conference title (as did the women in a record-shattering

    performance) and had finished seventh in the nation. In retrospect

    it was a special event that really got to me and luckily the luncheon

    chicken did not.

    What was remarkable was that Head Coach Sean Peters took time

    to talk about each and every member of the program both men

    and women. With 58 student-athletes on the combined rosters the

    brevity rule had been sacrificed. But that acknowledgment had

    more dividends than a Wall Street portfolio invested wiselyand

    will continue to reap rewards long after those referenced bankers

    retire. Coach Peters was making another connection that will last

    well into the future. He was telling the assembled team how much

    he appreciated each of them regardless if they scored a point in

    those championships or not. Their uniqueness and contribution

    to those successes was celebrated with a kind word, a personal

    antidote and the trademark hug. I have always believed an old

    line I was told many years ago People will not remember what

    you say, people will not remember what you do, but people will

    always remember how you made them feel. Every member of

    that team, as well as their parents, left with a good feeling that


    Now I do not mean to single out Sean. We have a lot of coaches

    who develop that unique relationship with their student-athletes. I

    get to see it every day in lifes simple lessons, or a kind word, that

    unsolicited bit of helpful advice or the funny interaction that leads to

    spontaneous laughter that is always the shortest distance between

    two people. Each has his or her own way to let every young person

    know their importance and we are not talking simply as an athlete.

    The lessons are much bigger and more lasting. I was reminded

    of the longevity of those coach/student-athlete relationships a few

    weeks ago. It was on display when we had a reunion of former

    tennis student-athletes who had played for Fred Mulhauser.

    For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Mulhauser, he has had a

    long and distinguished association with the athletic department.

    But more importantly, he has had a long and lasting impact on the

    lives of countless young tennis student-athletes over the 25 years

    he served as tennis coach (the second longest tenure of any WSU

    coach next to David L Holmes 41 years). To say Fred is loquacious

    would be an understatement. As former tennis student-athlete Dr.

    Jack Keating said of his former coach at the event, If you got into

    the car with Fred, and asked him how things were going, that line

    was good enough to get you all the way to Cleveland without you

    having to say another word. Fred has as many stories as Aesop and

    probably with the like amount of reality weaved into his reminisces

    after all these years. At 90, Fred remains as engaged as if he had

    just loaded up his station wagon with Tartar tennis players for a long

    trip. They laughed about some of his unorthodox approaches

    the diagonal M to improve agility (could he have used a W?) and

    when it got particularly cold, using the sanctuary of the Matthaei

    indoor alcove to observe competition. Fred obviously approved

    of the addition of the indoor facility.

    As we sat around that afternoon having lunch and remarking

    about countless trips and experiences that in some cases happened

    over a half century ago, I was struck by the parallel with that

    swim banquet of a few months earlier. The tennis get-together

    was a composite of an eclectic group from all walks of life and all

    demographics. Some tennis student-athletes like Jim Hayes and his

    wife Carol had traveled back from Bradenton, Florida, others, like

    Larry Solomon, who had not been back to campus since 1956 (he

    was surprised to see both the Matthaei and the new multipurpose

    building) came a shorter distance but for the same reason. It was

    Fred. Most importantly, each had a bond with their former coach.

    One of those in attendance credited Fred with being his defining

    moment from getting him into school with some less than stellar

    grades from high school to helping him pay for schooling with

    a number of odd jobs. He went on to a distinguished career as

    an educator. Even the widow of the late Darrell Phillips returned

    to meet Fred who she had heard so much about from her

    husband Darrell over the years. Those relationships take time and

    understanding to developand compassion, sensitivity and good

    listening skills matter too. In the end, it was that type of alumni

    gathering that folks who put on 20 or 30 year reunions wish they

    could accomplish. But you cantthe seeds have to be sown much

    earlier. And it cannot be accomplished in a one hour classroom

    lecture. Fred would tell you thatSean Peters could too. And so

    could a number of former Wayne State University student-athletes.

    After all, they know firsthand, how their coaches made them feel.

    A FredAmong Friends

    By RoB FouRnieR




    After three straight years of finishing as the runner-up to Drury University at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the Wayne State University women's team edged the defending champion by one point to claim the 2012 crown.

    Earning the first national championship by any WSU program since 1989, Wayne State's women won four individual and four relay titles, and broke seven school records over the four-day meet in Mansfield, Texas.

    The victory by WSU also cost Drury a shot at making history, as the Panthers who won their eighth consecutive men's championship in 2012 were looking to become the first team in Division I or II history to sweep four straight men's and women's championships.

    The Wayne State men's team, which finished in seventh place at nationals, has placed eighth or better every year since 2005. The squad broke five school records at the meet.

    Twenty (20) student-athletes, 11 females and nine males, earned either First Team (top eight) or Honorable Mention (ninth-16th) All-America accolades.

    Sean Peters was selected Women's Coach of the Meet, while junior diver Carly Sevald was voted Female Diver of the Meet. WSU diving coach Kelly LaCroix was named Female Diving Coach of the Meet.

    The strength of the WSU women's relays was critical to winning the national championship. Wayne State was 4-for-4 in relays heading into the final day, when the Warriors placed third in the final 400 freestyle relay to clinch the overall NCAA title.

    Carol Azambuja and Gloria Martinez Perez each earned seven All-America honors. Azambuja was a five-time national champion in 2012, as she won the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke titles, setting school records in both. She also joined three of WSU's four championship relays, and finished third in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle.

    Martinez Perez joined the 200 freestyle relay and both medley relays to win national titles. She placed third in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and fourth in the 200 IM, setting school records in the latter two events.

    Kayla Scott, who broke former teammate Ana Gonzalez Pena's NCAA record in the preliminary 100 breaststroke, went on to win it in the finals

    for her first individual national title. She was a six-time First Team All-American, helping three relays to first-place finishes.

    Others contributing to the relay championships were Ashley Corriveau, Kaylee Dolinski, Catherine Leix and Kei Cze Prentis.

    Sevald became the second women's diving national champion in program history, winning the three-meter competition. She also finished third on the one-meter board and broke her own school record. The WSU divers overall contributed 86 points to the women's team total.

    On the men's side, Andrey Seryy swept the sprint freestyle events (50, 100, 200) for the second straight year on his way to becoming a seven-time All-American in 2012. He broke the NCAA record in the 100 freestyle, and did so twice in the 200 freestyle once individually, and again leading off the third-place and school-record setting 800 freestyle relay.

    Piotr Jachowicz and Kristian Larsen each collected six All-America honors. Jachowicz, who was listed as an alternate until the week leading up to nationals, finished among the top eight in three individual events and set school records in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.

    Larsen finished fifth in the 400 IM and eighth in the 500 freestyle, in addition to joining two top-eight relays.


    Carol Azambuja200 Freestyle (1:48.16; school record)200 Backstroke (1:57.08; school record)

    Kayla Scott100 Breaststroke (1:02.16)NCAA record in prelims (1:01.58)

    Carly Sevald3-Meter Diving (503.40)

    Andrey Seryy50 Freestyle (19.47)100 Freestyle (42.61; NCAA record)200 Freestyle (1:35.61; NCAA record*)*Reset in 800 Freestyle Relay (1:35.05)

    Ashley Corriveau, Gloria Martinez Perez,Kayla Scott, Carol AzambujaWomen's 200 Freestyle Relay(1:32.02; school record)

    Carol Azambuja, Catherine Leix,Kaylee Dolinski, Kei Cze PrentisWomen's 800 Freestyle Relay(7:22.27; school record)

    Alex Malfroid, Kayla Scott,Gloria Martinez Perez, Ashley CorriveauWomen's 200 Medley Relay (1:42.94)

    Carol Azambuja, Kayla Scott,Gloria Martinez Perez, Ashley CorriveauWomen's 400 Medley Relay (3:41.20)

    Carol Azambuja (far left) was a five-time NCAA champion, including her victory in the 200 backstroke, while Piotr Jachowicz (inner right) collected six All-America accolades and set tWo school records. National awards went to head coach Sean Peters (inner left, with assistant coach Bryce Pitters) who was named Womens Coach of the Meet, and Carly Sevald and Kelly LaCroix (far right), named Womens Diver of the Meet and Womens Diving Coach of the Meet, respectively.



    The Wayne State swimming and diving teams successfully defended their GLIAC Championships this past February in Jenison, Mich. The women's team won its third straight and sixth in seven years, while the men's team captured its seventh championship in the last decade.

    Wayne State set records for points (923) and margin of victory (323.5) on the women's side, as Grand Valley State finished second (599.5) followed by Indianapolis in third (481.5).

    After a sixth-place start due in part to a disqualified relay, the WSU men battled back to move into second place. Still needing to overcome a 45-point deficit to GVSU on the final day, the Warriors did so emphatically and ended the meet with 872 points and a 71-point margin of victory.



    Carol Azambuja200 Backstroke

    Catherine Leix500 Freestyle, 1650 Freestyle

    Gloria Martinez Perez200 Individual Medley, 100 Butterfly

    Kei Cze Prentis400 Individual Medley

    Kayla Scott100 Breaststroke

    Carly SevaldOne-Meter Diving

    Kei Cze Prentis, Kaylee Dolinski,Catherine Leix, Carol Azambuja800 Freestyle Relay

    Carol Azambuja, Kayla Scott,Gloria Martinez Perez, Ashley Corriveau200 Medley Relay

    Carol Azambuja, Kayla Scott,Gloria Martinez Perez, Ashley Corriveau400 Medley Relay


    Sean PetersCoach of the Year

    Kei Cze PrentisFreshman of the Year


    Joaquin Abascal Gallegos400 Individual Medley, 200 Breaststroke

    Lucas Fernandez Vilanova200 Backstroke

    Jeff GrantThree-Meter Diving

    Kristian Larsen500 Freestyle

    Andrey Seryy50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle

    Dylan SzegediOne-Meter Diving

    Andrey Seryy, KristianLarsen,Nathan Hesche, Piotr Jachowicz200 Freestyle Relay

    Andrey Seryy, Kristian Larsen,Nathan Hesche, Kyle Taylor400 Freestyle Relay


    Andrey SeryySwimmer of the Year

    Dylan SzegediDiver of the Year

    The Warriors swept the women's and men's conference titles for the fourth time since 2006. They combined to win 22 championships (11 each) over the four-day meet.

    Sean Peters was named GLIAC Women's Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career. He has earned either the men's or women's coaching honor every year since 2002.

    Senior Andrey Seryy was named GLIAC Swimmer of the Year for the second straight season, and freshman Dylan Szegedi received the GLIAC Diver of the Year award.

    Seryy, who won all three sprint freestyle events last year, completed the trifecta again and led both freestyle relays to first-place finishes. Szegedi won the one-meter diving crown and finished second to teammate Jeff Grant on the three-meter board.

    Kei Cze Prentis, a two-time champion in the 400 individual medley and as part of the 800 freestyle relay, received the GLIAC Women's Freshman of the Year award.

    Senior Catherine Leix repeated as GLIAC champion in the 500 and 1650 freestyles, earning her NCAA A qualifier in the former. Kayla Scott, last season's GLIAC Freshman of the Year, made her A cut in a victory in the 100 breaststroke, an event in which she finished second in 2011 to former teammate Ana Gonzalez Pena.

    In addition to winning the 200 backstroke and breaking her own school record, sophomore Carol Azambuja was part of all three women's championships relays (800 free, 200 medley, 400 medley).

    A newcomer to the women's team in January, Gloria Martinez Perez made an impact in her first GLIAC Championships. She triumphed in the 200 individual medley, setting a school record, and the 100 butterfly. Martinez Perez also contributed to both medley relays.

    Junior Joaquin Abascal Gallegos returned to the same championship glory he enjoyed in 2010, winning the men's 200 breaststroke and the 400 individual medley. He picked up an NCAA A cut in the latter.

    Grant and Szegedi, along with women's one-meter champion Carly Sevald, led a deep WSU diving corps which collected a combined 313 points, over 17 percent of the overall combined team totals.

    In addition to sweeping the conference titles in February, the Warriors accumulated several individual GLIAC honors - Mens Diver of the Year (Dylan Szegedi), Womens Coach of the Year (Sean Peters), Mens Swimmer of the Year (Andrey Seryy) and Womens Freshman of the Year (Kei Cze Prentis).



    MENS BASKETBALL The 2011-12 Wayne State men's basketball season was like riding a roller coaster at an amusement park.

    After falling to Bellarmine, the defending national champion, in the season opener, the Warriors rattled off eight consecutive wins despite losing GLIAC Pre-Season Player of the Year Mike Hollingsworth to an injury early in the second league game on Dec. 3.

    WSU then lost six of seven, but rebounded to win eight of nine down the stretch to finish third in the GLIAC with a 14-5 conference record. Following a seven-point home court win over Northwood in the quarterfinals of the league tournament, the Warriors fell 63-61 against Findlay in a GLIAC semifinal match on a jumper in the final seconds.

    The Knights contest was a metaphor for the rest of the season as WSU had a 19-point advantage (38-19) just over 12 minutes into the contest as Hollingsworth had 19 points. He finished the contest six-of-seven

    from beyond the arc and totaled a game-high 28 points. However, BU outscored WSU by 20 in the second half for a 92-80 win at the Matthaei.

    After victories over Northeastern State and Drury during Thanksgiving weekend, Wayne State began league play in early December with road wins against Lake Erie and Ashland. Despite losing Hollingsworth (who was averaging 17.2 points per game) in the latter game, WSU defended its home court with three straight wins at the Matthaei.

    Wayne States lone triumph during the mid-season slump was a three-point home court victory over Findlay.

    Winning on the road was not a problem for WSU as the resurgent Warriors won their final four regular-season road contests, including a sweep in its Feb. 2-4 Upper Peninsula trip to Northern Michigan (72-55) and Michigan Tech (60-54), along with the regular-season finale at Lake Superior (76-54) on Feb. 23.

    Senior center Ike Udanoh was voted to both the All-GLIAC First Team and, for the second straight year, the GLIAC All-Defensive Team. Junior forward Ian Larkin was selected to the All-GLIAC Second Team, and senior guard Dale Brundidge joined Udanoh on the All-Defensive Team.

    Udanoh, who earned a spot on the GLIAC All-Tournament team after recording 42 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in WSU's two post-season games, was also selected to the NABC All-Midwest Region Second Team. Larkin received the GLIAC Commissioner's

    Award for academic and athletic excellence, and was one of two Warriors to garner GLIAC All-Academic Excellence honors (term gpa 3.5+), along with senior Andrew Tines. Senior Stacey Waters received GLIAC All-Academic accolades (term gpa 3.0-3.49).

    FENCING Wayne State placed 14th in the men's competition at the NCAA Fencing Championship in March with 19 victories, which helped the Warriors place 17th in the overall men's and women's combined standings.

    Freshman Quentin Schneider finished 16th in the foil after compiling a 10-13 record including a 5-4 mark on day two. Junior Nick Silantyev placed 23rd in the sabre, and senior Michael Ramlow was 24th in the epee.

    All three fencers had strong showings at the NCAA Midwest Regional held at Cleveland State two weeks prior. Ramlow went 14-3 and placed third in the epee competition, Schneider took sixth with an 11-5 record in the foil, and Silantyev had a 9-7 record and finished eighth in the sabre. Silantyev was the top non-Ohio State or Notre Dame finisher to earn his spot in the NCAA Championships.

    At the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) championship, Wayne State's men's team finished fifth and was led by Silantyev who went 8-1 in the sabre. Ramlow and Raffi Nersessian paced the foilists with 6-3 and 6-2 records, respectively.

    The women's fencing squad, which placed fourth at the MFC championship, was aided by three foilists - juniors Olivia Dobbs and Tiaja Sabrie, and freshman Marie Deschuytter - who combined for 16 bout wins. Sophomore Kaja Klodawska recorded an 8-1 mark to lead the sabre trio, while senior Katie Bryce went 6-3. Senior Charlotte Reed led the epeeists with an 8-3 record.

    WSU head coach Jerzy Radz concluded his 21st season at the helm of the Warrior fencing program. Only the fifth head fencing coach for WSU since it began in 1932, Radz has led Wayne State to seven top-10 finishes and 20 top-20 finishes in 21 seasons.

    Wayne State, which has earned a combined seven team national championships in program history, is one of only nine schools to compete in all 23 years of the mens and womens combined championship along with Columbia, New York, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pennsylvania, Penn State, Stanford and Yale.

    WOMENS BASKETBALL Under first-year head coach Carrie Lohr, the womens basketball program won its first four games and were 9-6, when the lone senior, guard Stefani Munro, suffered an injury.

    WSU went 2-8 down the stretch without Munro in the lineup but won the season finale at Lake Superior to finish with 12 wins, the most since the 2007-08 squad won 15 contests.

    Junior forward Phaebre Colbert and junior center Juanita Cochran were voted co-Most Valuable Players, while freshman forward Kayla Bridges received the Most Improved Player award.

    Colbert led the team with 313 points and was second behind Cochran with 169 rebounds. Cochran grabbed 220 boards and shot 54.7 percent from the floor, which was fifth-best in school history

    Two players received WSU Athletic Department Deans Awards Paige Sickmiller from the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, and junior Amelia Davis from the College of Engineering.

    Sickmiller and Davis were both named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team, while sophomore guard Lena Thomas and Colbert each received GLIAC All-Academic Team honors.

    Michael Ramlow

    Ike Udanoh



    Senior swimmer Catherine Leix concluded her collegiate career residing in the company of the most elite student-athletes to pass through Wayne State University in its over 90 years of athletics.

    Leix became the first WSU student-athlete in history to be named an Academic All-American of the Year, as she was voted to receive the Womens Division II At-Large honor from the College Sports Information Directors of America.

    She also became the second NCAA Division II student-athlete in the seven-year history of the award to receive the Detroit Athletic Clubs Michigan College Athlete of the Year award.

    Leix was the WSU Department of Athletics Deans Award winner in 2012 from the College of Education for having the highest cumulative grade-point average among all student-athletes in that particular college.

    She and senior football running back Josh Renel were selected as the Wayne State 2011-12 Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year after being nominated by their respective coaches with voting by the athletic departments coaches and administrative staff.

    All of these honors came on the heels of the Wayne State womens swimming and diving team winning both the GLIAC Championship and the NCAA Championship, two achievements to which Leix contributed greatly.

    The distance freestyle specialist was a five-time All-American in 2012, including her performance on the national champion 800 freestyle relay. Leix helped WSU captured its first team national title in any sport since 1989 as the womens swimming and diving edged three-time defending national champion Drury last March.

    At the 2012 GLIAC Championships, she defended her conference titles in both the 500 and 1650 freestyles as the Warriors won their third straight team championship and their sixth in seven years.

    Leix concluded her collegiate career as a 16-time All-American and a four-time GLIAC All-Academic Team selection earning All-Academic Excellence accolades the last two years. The Flint native and science education secondary major had a perfect 4.00 term gpa six times.

    Catherine Leix was the recipient of multiple awards and honors during the 2011-12 school year. In April she was recognized as the Deans Award for the College of Education by Assistant Dean Craig Roney. Leix was presented the Detroit Athletic Clubs Michigan College Athlete of the Year award by DAC President Rick DiBartolomeo and legendary Detroit broadcaster George Blaha in May.

    CATHERINE LEIX: ________ OF THE YEARNational champion swimmer ends a stellar career with awards galore



    The first phase of construction on a new softball facility was completed in the spring prior to the start of the 2012 season. The facility features a spacious atrium leading into offices for head coach Gary Bryce and assistant coach Pat Kent, an athletic training room, and storage areas. The team also has its own locker room with space to accommodate every student-athlete on the roster, as well as a 70-inch flatscreen television. The facility is adjacent to an enlarged, heated dugout for the Warriors.

    Future phases of the softball facility project will include hitting cages as well as an improved bullpen area.

    A large scoreboard was installed at the outdoor tennis courts on the athletic campus, keeping fans up to date on the results from each court as well as the overall match. Several of the courts have been named in honor of several alumni who have generously contributed to the tennis program.

    Two large record boards are newly displayed in the pool area at the Matthaei. One board (shown above) lists individual records, while another displays relay records. During the 16-year tenure of head coach Sean Peters, every swimming record at Wayne State has been broken.

    THEYKEEPBUILDINGFacility upgrades continue for athletics


    W CLUB


    Wayne State Athletics is on an ascent to the top because of the hard-work of our student-athletes. Our coaches set the bar high and have high expectations for our student-athletes in the classroom, in the community, and on the field.

    The athletic department is setting the bar high and calling on our alumni, family, and friends to help us provide a first-class experience for the student-athletes of today and tomorrow by becoming a member of the W Club and helping us reach our goal of 1,200 members in the W Club in 2012.

    Your contribution to the W Club is a 100% tax deductible donation to the general athletics fund that helps provide resources for our nearly 400 student-athletes. From facility improvements to educational resources, the W Club helps pave a road for our student-athletes to be successful in every phase of their time as a Warrior.

    Join the W Club and help usprovide a first-class experience!

    Two large record boards are newly displayed in the pool area at the Matthaei. One board (shown above) lists individual records, while another displays relay records. During the 16-year tenure of head coach Sean Peters, every swimming record at Wayne State has been broken.



    Feel-good stories in college sports often begin something like this. A star performer has a pre-season medical procedure, perhaps an appendectomy, then suffers post-surgery complications which lead to weight loss and a reduction in strength and stamina.

    Or the player has a hip injury and the combination of pain and reduced mobility make it impossible to practice as much as the rest of the team and consequently the player never really catches up.

    You know the feel-good part. The athlete stays with the team, makes some token appearances as a reward for loyalty and past achievements, and gets to go along for the ride as the team puts together a title run. When they pass out the championship hardware at the post-season banquet, the injured star claims the same rewards as everyone else and gets a standing ovation while everyone politely smiles, wondering what might have been.

    Variations on that theme play out every year. They even make movies about stories like this, only on the big screen the player gets both injuries and comes back, gradually regaining strength, has a pretty good year, and finally caps it off with a career-best performance at the most important time of the season, heroically helping the team win a historic championship by the narrowest of margins. A championship that wouldn't have happened if the injured star didn't exceed expectations.

    Of course that scenario can only happen in Hollywood. Or if you're Royal Oak native Carly Sevald.

    Sevald, a graduate of Mercy High School, is a junior on the Wayne State women's swimming and diving team. She earned first team All-American accolades following her freshman and sophomore seasons. She just got back from the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championsips in Mansfield, Texas where she and her teammates won the first swimming and diving national championship in school history.

    The Warriors, who were the runners-up the last three years, finished the four day meet with 497 points. Drury (Mo.) University, the team that denied WSU the title each of the last three years, posted 496.

    The Warriors got 86 points from their divers, 36 from Sevald. She placed third in the one-meter with a score of 496.95, a new WSU record. She was even better in the three-meter, claiming the second individual national championship ever for a WSU diver with a score of 503.40, just the fourth time in the history of the event someone earned a score above 500.00.

    For her efforts, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America name her Diver of the Year, the first Warrior to ever win the award.

    Last August Sevald had her appendix removed. Shortly after, she developed Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, putting her in the hospital for three weeks, causing her to lose 20 pounds, and preventing her from training until early November.

    "She came in very frail and very weak," Wayne State diving coach Kelly LaCroix said. "We had to just work on basic skills to keep her going then started her training when she had the energy."

    Just as she was getting back into form, Sevald was dealt another setback."Right around Christmas break we were doing cardiovascular drills

    like kickboxing and she ended up hurting her hip, which gave her a rotation problem," LaCroix said. "She was in a lot of pain and dealing with a lot of therapy to keep her hip in place. We really trained hoping the championship would happen next year, this year was just about holding her together. That shows just how talented and focused she is."

    The injury, a hip infringement, affected the flexor on her right side, making it painful to even walk and forcing her to do about half as many practice repetitions as her teammates.

    I took a week off and got a little better but I really couldn't stop training so I worked through it," Sevald said, "it was hard because you feel like you're not working as hard as everyone else. I didn't feel ready going into nationals because I didn't feel like I had enough practice."

    Sevald was able to endure full practices for maybe two months in the middle of the season but by the time the post-season came around she was again forced to hold back.

    LaCroix, the 2012 NCAA Women's Diving Coach of the Year, still shakes her head in amazement at Sevald's pain threshold.

    "Her physical limitations were unbelievable," LaCroix said. "Every time she lifted her leg, that hip was grinding. For her to mentally and

    emotionally rise above her physical limitations was wonderful. You would never have known that she had an injury. It wasn't until she was done that you could see she was in pain."

    While she wasn't sure Sevald could win a national championship, the GLIAC tournament gave LaCroix reason for optimism.

    "When I saw her at the conference meet sitting on the side of the deck in tears because she was in so much pain and be able to categorize that pain in a certain area and win the conference an hour later, it told me she had a chance at nationals to really do well," LaCroix said. "Did I think she could win? Anything is possible, and she just absolutely inspired everyone to do their best because she was able to put everything aside and focus."

    When she got to Mansfield, Sevald had no idea what to expect."Going into nationals I was basically just trying to survive," she said,

    "just going in there and trying to forget about the pain and doing what I can do."

    She did a lot more than survive, performing a script that even the most ardent movie buff would have a hard time believing as she was able to overcome the injury and leave Texas as the best diver in the country in Division 2 and a big reason the Warriors are national champions. "It took a lot of focusing, just blocking the pain and everything else out," Sevald said, "just visualizing what I needed to do. It's all surreal. Even looking back now it's pretty unbelievable."

    Sevald is going to take the next two months off to let her body recover. She also plans to have an MRI to ensure there is no permanent damage. She still has her senior season to prepare for and a hopeful sequel to the story she authored this year.

    If nothing, that girl is very driven," LaCroix said. "She says she's going to work very hard over the summer so she can come back and be the best she can possibily be. Nothing Carly ever accomplishes in her life will suprise me because of what she has done this year. There aren't enough words to explain how proud I am of her."



    By Joe AbramsonThe Oakland Press

    March 28, 2012

    Carly Sevald battled through illness and injury last season to become the second female WSU diver in history to win a national championship.


    W WEEK

    The third annual W Week began with a brunch on April 14 at the new Multipurpose Indoor Facility on the WSU athletic campus.

    Delivering the keynote address at the W Day brunch was Sue Mosey, president of the University Cultural Association and Crains co-Newsmaker of the Year.

    Among those receiving Deans Awards at the annual Academic Recognition Luncheon was basketball player Paige Sickmiller, the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average from the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts.

    WSU Athletics honored several people at the W Day brunch with Woman Who Made a Difference awards. Among the recipients were Jennifer (Logue) Bryant (volleyball 1994-97) and Fawne Allossery (basketball 1995-99, volleyball 1994-97).

    The softball team wore pink socks and hats for its Strike Out Cancer doubleheader against Findlay. The Warriors not only raised funds and awareness for breast cancer research and prevention, but also swept the Oilers in a doubleheader.

    The W Week community service initiative, in partnership with Wayne Cares and Covenant House Michigan, was a basic needs drive as the Warriors collected and distributed hundreds of toiletry items to benefit the homeless and at-risk citizens of Detroit.



    ATHLETICS NEWS Wayne State University Director of Athletics Rob Fournier announced in April the addition of three new women's sports to begin competition in the upcoming 2012-13 academic year, including women's indoor track and outdoor track.

    We are always looking to expand athletic opportunities for student-athletes that fit our mission, student interest and is consistent with the trends and expectations of emerging constituencies in our geographic area, said Fournier. Women's indoor and outdoor track meets these expectations ... and more.

    WSU will also be adding women's golf. When we looked at the success of our men's golf program, and our

    ability to maximize resources in today's athletic environment, women's golf is the perfect complement to that setting.

    Of the current 314 members of NCAA Division II, including provisional and candidacy schools, 155 offer indoor track and 200 institutions have women's outdoor track.

    In addition, 169 Division II members currently have women's golf programs.

    Both women's track and golf are conference (GLIAC) sports so the proximity of travel, and alignment with our established conference, makes sense for administrative purposes and recognition of our student-athletes, added Fournier. We will travel to venues with which we are familiar and our fans already have an association.

    Current WSU head cross country coach Rick Cummins will add the head coaching duties for the track program.

    An associate head coach for the track program will be named later this summer.

    According to NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rates report released in Dec. 2011, just as in the previous three years, the average NCAA athletics program fields 17 teams, eight for men and nine for women.

    With the addition of women's indoor and outdoor track, and women's golf, Wayne State will sponsor eight men's sports teams and 10 women's sports teams.

    In 2010-11, the sport with the highest number of women's teams added was golf with 26, followed by indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, cross country, golf and tennis.

    The women's sport that has been added the most since 1988-89 is soccer with 635 new programs in the NCAA. Some other women's sports with large numbers of teams added since 1988-89 are, in order, golf, indoor track and field, cross country, outdoor track and field, and softball.

    Traditionally, women's track and field had more female student-athletes in the NCAA than any other women's sport.

    BASKETBALL Adam Spencer of Yahoo! Sports released the Top 25 Harlem Globetrotters Players of All-Time in March. Listed at No. 15 was Jumpin Johnny Kline, who earned three degrees from Wayne State University and was a 1979 inductee into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

    The 1952 WSU Athlete of the Year, Klein helped the Globetrotters to their first undefeated season with 441 wins in 1959, his seventh and final year with the team. The Globetrotters won the World Series of Basketball Championship that year against the College All-Americans.

    In 1996, Klein founded the Black Legends of Professional Basketball Foundation to provide pensions for other living former Harlem Globetrotters. Klein received his Globetrotters Legends ring in 2002.

    The Monsters of Midtown are back! Returning from the most successful football season in school history, the Wayne State football team is gearing up for the 2012 season. Summer football practice is underway and the team cant wait to hit the field on September 15 for its first home football game of the year.

    An action packed football game would not be the same without the ultimate fan experience to go along with it and fans have been promised both. Each home game will deliver its own theme, but fans can expect a few attractions that will have weekly occurrences. Some of these activities include: pregame tailgate with a live DJ, Kids Zone, Alumni Tent, Merchandise Tent, live National Anthem performers, the WSU Marching Band, trivia contests and much more.

    One of the highlights for the season will be Vendor Row, designed to support local Detroit businesses. Continuing from the great success last year, displays will be set up on the spirit walk leading to Tom Adams Field. Food vendors already signed up to participate include the Mac Shack, El Guapo, Bear Claw Coffee and Good People Popcorn. Also excited to partake in the excitement is one of the Eastern Market favorites, Detroit Mercantile Company, who will have a display of their urban Detroit gear.

    September 15 vs. Lake ErieHOME OPENER- Parachutist - Live Music- Face Painting - TailgatingSEAT CUSHION TO FIRST 500 FANS

    October 6 vs. HillsdaleTARTAR/WARRIOR DAY - Classic Car Show- Free Pancake Tailgate

    October 20 vs. Northern MichiganHOMECOMING- Poster Contest - Face Painting- Photo Booth - Art Fair- Homecoming King and Queen

    October 27 vs. Ferris StateHALLOWEEN WITH THE WARRIORS- Pumpkin Carving Contest- Trick-or-Treat With the Warriors- Face Painting- Bobbing for Apples

    November 10 vs. Michigan TechWSU SALUTES ARMED FORCES DAY- Flag Dedication - Honor Guard- Senior Day - Parachutist




    DIVING The January edition of NCAA Champion Magazine featured WSU sophomore diver Paige Kortman. Included in the piece was a video, article and cover shot.

    Kortman discussed her diving career, her goals in the sport, growing up as an adopted child, and more.

    A native of Holland, Mich., Kortman is a four-time collegiate All-American after a successful high school career during which she won a state title.

    A digital version of the January NCAA Champion Magazine is available on wsuathletics.com.

    BASKETBALL Charlie Primas, a charter member of the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, will be inducted in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in August as one of six in the college/amateur category.

    A basketball star at Pershing High, he was an All-American at Wayne State. He was the schools first 1,000-point scorer and the only student-athlete to record 1,000 rebounds.

    Overall he won 13 college or amateur championships. Primas for the Harlem Globetrotters at a time when opportunities for black players were limited in the National Basketball Association.

    GLIAC NEWS Six Wayne State student-athletes earned 2012 Meijer Commissioners Awards from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in the winter and spring seasons, respectively.

    The winter honorees were senior swimmer Catherine Leix, junior basketball player Ian Larkin and junior swimmer Fares Ksebati. Earning spring awards were senior softball player Alison Allen, senior baseball player Andrew Ciennik, and junior tennis student-athlete Thomas Ducret.

    The awards are presented after each season to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play.

    Leix, who repeated as GLIAC champion in the 500 yard and 1650 yard freestyles in 2012 and was an integral part of WSUs national champion team, was named to the WSU Athletic Directors Honor Roll (term GPA 3.5+) every semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.95. She is a four-time GLIAC All-Academic honoree, a two-time Commissioners Award winner and the recipient of the Deans Award for the WSU College of Education.

    Larkin was a Second Team All-GLIAC selection as well as a GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team member. The conference leader in three-point field goal percentage (57.1), Larkin also ranked among the top 20 in field goal percentage (57.9; 4th), blocked shots (1.6 bpg; 4th), offensive rebounds (2.1 orpg; T8th), scoring (13.4 ppg; 14th), and rebounding (5.4 rpg; 20th). A business/management major, he has been on the academic honor roll every semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.68.

    Ksebati, a Deans Award winner for the Wayne State School of Business Administration, is a two-time GLIAC All-Academic Excellence honoree. He finished 11th in the 1650 yard freestyle, 12th in the 100 yard breaststroke and 16th in the 200 breaststroke, contributing to Wayne States successful defense of the GLIAC Mens Swimming and Diving Championship.

    Allen earned a GLIAC Commissioners Award for the second straight year. A three-time All-GLIAC performer, Allen was an Academic All-American in 2012 and earned both NFCA and Daktronics All-America recognition in 2010 and 2011. She finished her career as WSUs all-time leader in nine offensive categories. Allen started all 56 games in 2012, helping WSU to a third-place regular-season finish and the GLIAC Tournament title.

    Ciennik was voted to the All-GLIAC Second Team after batting a career-best .350 with 62 hits, 32 runs scored, 26 RBI and a .446 on-base percentage. Ciennik was a four-year starter and helped the Warriors reach the NCAA Midwest Regional each of the last three seasons. A biological sciences major with a 3.75 GPA, Ciennik became the first WSU baseball player since 1995 to receive Academic All-America accolades.

    Ducret, a GLIAC All-Academic Excellence and two-time First Team All-GLIAC selection, won all four of his matches at the 2012 GLIAC Tournament and tied for the team lead in singles victories (16-12). Ducret helped the Warriors to a third-place GLIAC finish and was rated as the 10th best singles player in the region by the ITA.

    Alison Allen

    FOOTBALL Former WSU football player Phil Emery was named the General Manager of the Chicago Bears in January. Emery was a three-year letterwinner (1978-79-80) with the Tartars, earning First Team All-GLIAC honors as well as WSUs Ron Solack Memorial 35 Award in 1980.

    He was also a recipient in 1981 of an NCAA post-graduate scholarship.

    Emery, the fifth GM in Bears franchise history, spent the past three seasons as Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting. He originally entered the NFL as an area scout with the Bears from 1998-2004.

    Emery served as director of college scouting with the Falcons from 2004-08 before working as a regional scout for Atlanta leading up to the 2009 draft. Emery then joined the Chiefs, who won the 2010 AFC West title.

    A 31-year football veteran, Emery began his career serving as a student assistant at Wayne State and then Central Michigan. He has worked in various roles overseeing offensive/defensive lines and strength and conditioning programs at Western New Mexico, Georgetown College, Saginaw Valley State, Tennessee and the U.S. Naval Academy.

    Andrew Ciennik Thomas Ducret Fares Ksebati Ian Larkin Catherine Leix




    BASEBALL Victories accumulated and records fell once again for the Wayne State baseball team in 2012, as the Warriors qualified for the GLIAC Tournament for the eighth time in nine years, and subsequently hosted the NCAA Midwest Regional at Oestrike Stadium in Ypsilanti.

    After winning a school-record 35 games in 2011, Wayne State came within one victory (34-21) of the mark in 2012 as a 15-member senior class led the Warriors to their third straight appearance in the NCAA Regional.

    The Warriors went 9-4 on their trip down south in early March before putting together a 21-13 conference record to finish in second place in the GLIAC. Wayne State advanced to the championship game before falling to Grand Valley State, and ultimately had its season end with losses to Northern Kentucky and Indianapolis, the eventual regional champion.

    Seven players earned All-GLIAC honors, as junior catcher Brad Guenther was joined on the Second Team by four of his senior teammates shortstop Andrew Ciennik, third baseman Alex Trojan, center fielder Kyle Vesey and closer Billy Hurley. Junior pitchers Alex Pierse and Ethan Vasiliauskas were Honorable Mention recipients.

    Aside from becoming the first CoSIDA Academic All-American for the WSU baseball program since

    1995, Ciennik was Wayne States second-leading hitter (.350) while contributing 32 runs and

    26 RBI. He ended his collegiate career as WSUs all-time leader in sacrifice bunts (28), sacrifice flies (16) and fielding assists (482).

    Among several new relief pitching marks, Hurley set single-season (11) and career (19) records for saves, and ended his tenure with the ninth-lowest career ERA (3.23) in program history.

    Vesey, named the teams Most Valuable Player, hit a career-best .374 including a .429 average over the final 18 games. Pierse, who went 7-2 with a 2.80 ERA and 45 strikeouts, received WSUs Anthony Bass Top Pitcher award.

    In addition, a total of 20 baseball student-athletes were honored by the GLIAC for All-Academic achievement.

    MENS TENNIS Wayne State concluded the 2012 campaign with a 14-11 overall record including a 7-2 GLIAC mark, which placed the Warriors third. WSU finished fourth at the GLIAC tournament following a 5-4 setback to Grand Valley in the third-place match.

    Junior Thomas Ducret earned First Team All-GLIAC honors after compiling a 16-12 singles mark. He was also a 2012 GLIAC Commissioners Award recipient for academic and athletic achievement. Ducret was ranked 10th in singles in the final ITA Rankings for the Midwest Region.

    Sophomore Aman Gill was a second team all-league selection, while classmate Michael FitzGerald earned honorable mention accolades. Gill played second singles and first doubles for WSU, while FitzGerald led the squad with 20 doubles victories, besides winning 14 singles match at either the No. 2 or No. 3 flights. Newcomer Jason Chen and FitzGerald led the conference with a 6-1 record at No. 2 doubles. Ducret and Chen tied for the team lead with 16 singles wins.

    In addition, junior Oscar Gamarra became the first WSU tennis player (male or female) to be voted a CoSIDA Academic All-American.

    WSU led all GLIAC netter squads with six All-Academic Excellence selections in senior Will Nolan, juniors Ducret and Gamarra and Jon Groszek, along with sophomores FitzGerald and Melvin Joseph. Matt Fisher earned a spot on the GLIAC All-Academic team.

    SOFTBALL Overcoming an 8-14 start to the 2012 season, the Warriors rallied by winning 22 of their last 28 regular-season games to clinch the No. 3 seed in the GLIAC Tournament. Rattling off four consecutive one-run victories, Wayne State claimed its first GLIAC Tournament championship since 1995 and qualified for the NCAA Regional for the 17th time since head coach Gary Bryces tenure began in 1982.

    The Warriors, who concluded their spring break trip with a 4-5 mark and began the northern portion of their schedule with four consecutive setbacks. won eight of their next 12 games before putting together an eight-game winning streak which included six road victories. With just one week remaining in the regular-season, WSU won seven straight to tie Ashland for the top spot in the GLIAC South Division before the Eagles won the regular-season finale.

    Wayne State edged Tiffin, 2-1, in eight innings on a walk-off base hit by senior Alison Allen to open the GLIAC Tournament. In game two, WSU pounded seven doubles off GLIAC Pitcher of the Year Emlyn Knerem and held off a late Ashland rally for a 6-5 triumph. Two victories (7-6, 3-2) over Ferris State gave the Warriors the tournament title and an automatic berth in the regional.

    Sophomore second baseman Nikki Fulton was voted GLIAC co-Player of the Year after batting .421 in league play, while leading the conference in extra-base hits (23), total bases (98) and slugging percentage (.810) for GLIAC contests. She earned First Team All-Midwest Region honors from both the NFCA and Daktronics, and was among the national leaders in several offensive categories.batting average, home runs per game, doubles per game, RBI per game, walks, slugging percentage, runs per game and on-base percentage.

    In addition to Fulton, senior first baseman Rebecca Ryan and sophomore outfielder Logan White were named to the All-GLIAC First Team. Allen and senior pitcher Sam Cain were selected to the All-GLIAC Second Team, while senior shortstop Lauren Histed and junior outfielder Stephanie Foreman received Honorable Mention All-GLIAC accolades.

    Cain was voted to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region Second Team, while Allen, Foreman, and White earned NFCA All-Region Second Team recognition.

    Wayne State was the only Division II school with three softball players voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams as Allen was selected to the First Team and was joined by Third Team selections Fulton and White.

    Nikki Fulton

    Kyle Vesey





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    With your tax-deductible gift, payable over four years, you can personalize a locker in any of our three new locker room facilities by purchasing a locker plaque. The plaque will be engraved with your chosen personalization that is then affixed to a current student-athletes locker.

    The Wayne State Department of Athletics prides itself on offering a first-class experience to our student-athletes. Our new and renovated facilities are helping do just that.

    Conceived as a way to help fund the top-notch facilities for the student-athletes of today and tomorrow, our supporters can leave their permanent mark on the Warriors new facilities and help the department continue to offer our student-athletes the tools to make them successful in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.

    HITTING STREAKSGenerally we think of hitting streaks as a personal achievement. Joe DiMaggios 56-game hitting streak comes to mind as one of the greatest sports feats ever. In the case of the new locker rooms for baseball and softball, we are looking to string our hits together as a team to achieve the success necessary to be the best. For each person that steps up to the plate and delivers a hit by securing a locker in the new facilities, a hit will be added to the total goals of 20 games for softball and 40 games for baseball, based upon the number of lockers in each facility.


    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 February 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012.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

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    Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Michelle BrechtMr. & Mrs. BredewegMr. David O. BrianDonald BrownMary B. PassananteBuff Whelan Chevrolet, Inc.Mrs. Karen BufordMr. Stan BulkiewiczBurkes Sport Haven, Inc.Mr. & Mrs. ButerRayola ByrneMs. Clara CallebsMr. Tom CampauCasa CalabriaJason ChapieskiMr. Michael J. CharlowMichael H. ChoMr. & Mrs. ClarkDr. & Mrs. William ColovasMr. & Mrs. Michael W. CorneliaMr. Aaron CornettMr. Richard F. Corona, Jr.Coughlin Land Services, LLCMark D. Cowan, M.D.Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Sherrie CoxonMr. and Mrs. Thomas and Elise CoyleMr. Daniel T. CraigMr. James CroskeyMs. Kathy CulbersonRick & Dorene CumminsMs. Lori CunninghamMr. & Mrs. CushardMr. John J. DaileyMr. Dale A. DalmanDaniel A. Lepri, D.D.S., PCMs. Maribeth DecemberMr. David DefrancisMrs. Sharon L. DeleeuwMr. Douglas E. DendoovenMr. Matthew DeveyMr. Roger DickersonMr. & Mrs. Donald S. DidlakeMr. Angelo DimaggioDr. & Dr. John D. DinkaDiane & Gerald DipaolaDr. L. Reynolds & Associates, PCMr. & Mrs. Raymond DudusMr. Michael DuhartE.W. Smith Insurance AgencyElite TransportationMr. William J. EllisonMr. Adam ErardMr. Christian R. ErardJeffrey Michael EvansRobert FavaroMr. Steven FedewaMr. Gerald F. FischerFishbones RestaurantMr. & Mrs. Matthew FishburnMr. David FisherMr. Scott A. FisherMr. & Mrs. FitzgeraldDaniel FlemingMr. Michael H. FlynnMr. Daniel J. FortuneMs. Kimm FullerMr. Donald C. GalovichMr. Joseph A. GarciaKanye GardnerMr. & Mrs. GatesMs. Kathryn Paige GeorgeMr. Thomas R. GijsbersDr. Jean Sinkoff and Dr. Bernard GoldsteinMr. Jorge A. GomezKirk Goodlow, Ph.DMrs. Annette Gorecki WalshThomas GormanMr. Wayne B. GorycaMs. Andrea GorycaMrs. Debra J. GossettMr. Davis S. GraciakMr. Brad GratzMrs. Marilee GriffithMr. Wayne GriffithMrs. Caroline GrimaldiMr. & Mrs. James GrohalskiMr. Paul C. GrondinSokol Guraleci

    Dr. Kye H. Ha, Ph.D.Abdulfattah Ahmed HadarahMs. Margaret HardwickMr. Sean P. HarrintonMr. Robert J. HartwickHartwick Realty GroupMr. Jean-Guy HebertMr. Kevin M. HeckKyle HillCaroline and James HinkleMrs. Kathy HistedMr. Kurt L. HofnerLora HolcombMr. & Mrs. William P. HolleranMr. Timothy J. HomrichHonest Johns Bar And No Grill Inc.Honey Baked Ham CompanyMr. Richard J. HornMrs. Susan HoughMr. Frank HuntMr. James W. HurleyRobert E. Inman, D.O.Invenergy Wd North America LLCIronwood of Plymouth LLCMr. & Mrs. IrwinMr. Paul J. JanasJBBC 17Johnny Macs Sporting GoodsTeri JohnsonMr. George P. JuszczykMr. Lawrence G. KaluznyMr. and Mrs. Roger KashmerickMs. Karen D. KasprzykThomas Kavanagh Jr.Philip KazmierskiMrs. Beverly S. Kelley-SmithMr. & Mrs. Richard KentKurtis KieleszewskiMr. George H. KlaetkeMr. Walter A. KoepkeMs. Bela J. KoglerKold Pack, Inc.E. Joyce KrauseDrs. Anil and Marjorie KumarClara A. KuntzKW CorporationJerzy KwiatkowskiMr. & Mrs. Daniel W. La RosaMr. Steven K. LambertLaPita RestaurantMs. Robin LarkinMr. Craig LatherMrs. Kelly LeBlancJudith LechvarMs. Alma LeeLeftys Lounge LLCKathleen LeniczekMr. Peter C. LeonhardtReverend David M. LillvisHerbert & Audrey LitkeMs. Christine F. LohrmannKory LohrmannMr. Kenneth J. Loney, Jr.Louies Ham & Corned BeefRosemary LovoldMr. & Mrs. Richard B. LowryMr. David R. LutzMr. & Mrs. C. Ross MacDonaldMaceri V, LLCMr. Lester M. MackMr. Angus J. MacKenzieMr. Michael D. MahalakMs. Cheryl A. MakulskiMs. Stacy MaloneyManno ClothingMarwil Bookstore, Inc.Ms. Julie MausMr. Darrin McAllisterMr. & Mrs. Charles V. McHenryGerry MegenityMetro FoodlandMs. Christy Coyte MeyerMidtown Corner CafeMidtown Shangri-LaMr. & Mrs. Ciro J. MinnellaMs. Nancy MitrokaMs. McCall MonteMr. Larry J. Moore

    Mrs. Esther MoreauMs. Molly MuellerMs. Sharon L. MurphyNational Realty CentersNatalya NatyshakNiblack Funeral Home Dillingham Liverance ChapelDave and Lisa NowinskiMs. Billie J. OberstaedtMr. Enrico OdoricoProfessor Frank OkohJamie OstranderMrs. Jane E. OttoMrs. Rita OttoThe Ouvry FamilyMr. Michael J. PaciorekMs. Pamela PackPalmetto Investments LLCMs. Valerie M. PeavyMr. George PetrouleasPhillips Exeter AcademyMr. Bryce D. PittersMr. Kevin D. PonticelliMr. & Mrs. Allen R. PoppenhagerMr. Warren F. PriehsMr. & Mrs. Freddie L. PrimeChester John Putek Jr.Mr. Steven M. RamaekersDerek RanckMs Michele RanckRenaissance Fencing ClubMr. Joshua RenelB. R. RobersonRochester Sales Inc.Rockland Networks Inc.Sid RogerKara Anna KesslerMr. Eric M. RuthSalem CommunicationsMr. John J. SamonieJulie SandersMs. Marilyn S. SchaferMr. Robert SchafferMr. Gary A. SchultzMr. Richard SchulzMr. Christopher R. SciottiLisa SeymourMr. Arthur ShankinMr. Gerald A. SharonSherman & Associates Realty PCMs. Sara ShunkwilerMr. Christopher SimpsonMs. Karen L. SinclairMr. Raymond L. SkwiersMr. Kirk SlowinskiTip SmathersMr. David E. SmithMr. & Mrs. William R. SnyderMrs. Bonnie SoldenMs. Regina StambaughMr. Donald StangeStar Capital Advisors, LLCMr. & Mrs. StevensonMr. Ty Douglas StevensonMs. Patricia S. SutherbyMr. Stanley SylvesterMr. Andrew SzegediMr. David E. TaylorMr. & Mrs. William TelfordThe Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.The UPS Store 4573Ms. Martha J. ThomasMs. Joanna ThompsonMs. Patricia TimmsMr. Andrew TinesTotal Cleaning Systems LLCMs. Tamara L. TranterMeghan MisiakTrotaz InvestmentsMr. & Mrs. Frederick E. TynerMr. & Mrs. Donald K. UrbanVermeulen Funeral Homes, Inc.Mr. David A. VicariMs. Regina ViveretteVivios Inc.Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. WarcholMr. Salvatore J. WarnerMs. Christine D. WedeskyMs. Rose Wegienka

    Jon WeismanMr. and Mrs. Larry WeissKristi WernerWiener AssociatesWinston and Lauretta WilliamsMs. Patrice G. WilsonWings 5 Inc.Mr. & Mrs. Scott J. WoosterRobert and Corrine WymanBob WymanMr. Gregory A. ZawalskiMs. Tammie Zimmerman

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    2011-12 ALL-AMERICANS

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    A collection of 32 Wayne State University student-athletes were

    recognized as All-Americans during the 2011-12 school year.

    These Warriors were rewarded for excellence in competition

    as well as in the classroom - seven student-athletes received

    CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America accolades.

    In 94 years of athletics, 485 Wayne State student-athletes have

    earned All-America status. A total of 245 - nearly 51 percent -

    have achieved All-America honors in the last decade.


    Matt Cunningham

    Development Director

    Wayne State Athletics

    5101 John C. Lodge

    101 Matthaei

    Detroit, MI 48202

    (313) 577-0587

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    Please include in reply envelope in this magazine or send to address indicated

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    q Check Enclosed q Visa q MasterCard (Payable to WSU Athletics) (Payable by phone at (888) WSU-GIVE

    or online at giving.wayne.edu)

    Traveling theRoad to SuccessBy Athletic Director Rob Fournier

    It took us awhile (actually 94 years) but the wait only added to the

    heightened atmosphere. Five playoff contests in a row culminating

    in the National Championship game broadcast across the country

    on ESPN. For Tartar or Warrior it was a magical run that for many

    longsuffering supporters was a measure of redemption and certainly

    a salute to school pride. The campusand the city was different.

    About a week after that National Championship game folks started

    asking me a question that I had never heard before on this campus,

    how good are we going to be next year? An early promising signal

    was when head coach, Paul Winters, turned down a lucrative contract

    to continue to develop our program. That was a big step...but getting

    to a national championship takes a series of steps. And we all have to

    (pardon the expression) step up to continue that success.

    I am asking each supporter to give $94 dollarsbasically one dollar

    for every year it took us to get to the NCAA postseason. Dont get

    me wrong, I am happy to accept checks larger than that, but if each

    person after reading this note would take that five minutes and send in

    that amount it will go a long way to solidifying our future.

    Did you know that only 13 current NCAA institutions have competed

    in the Division II national championship game? Thats pretty select

    company. And traveling around the country gave us a better sense of

    the upgrades we need in order to stay at that elite level. You can get

    us there.

    Join us in that development. Help us keep moving forward. No one

    wants to wait another 94 years.


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    Desired 2012-13 Membership Type:

    q Friends of the Warriors ($50)q Letterwinners Club ($100)q Green and Gold Club ($250)q Varsity Club ($500)q Captains Club ($1,000)q Directors Club ($2,500)q All-American Club ($5,000)

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