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A media guide for the 2011 Bulldogs and Lady Bulldog Cross Country teams

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  • 2011-2012

    Cross Country

    Alex Bett

    Joel Wellum

    Carissa Wilson

    Zach Covington

    Hannah Clardy

  • Roster by ClassSenior ....................................................... 5Junior ........................................................ 4Sophomore ............................................... 4Freshman ................................................. 3

    Roster by StateAlabama ................................................... 2Arkansas ................................................... 2Colorado ................................................... 1Georgia ..................................................... 1 Illinois ....................................................... 1Kentucky ................................................... 2Mississippi ................................................ 1South Carolina .......................................... 2Tennessee ................................................. 2Outside of USA ......................................... 2

    Union University Cross Country Media Guide www.uu.edu/athletics 7 National Tournaments Appearances, 3 Region Titles, 15 TranSouth Titles2

    UNION UNIVERSITY schedule & roster2011 SCHEDULEDate Opponent Time LocationSeptember 2011 Sat 3 Memphis Twilight @Mike Rose Soccer Complex 8:40 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. Sat 17 Commodore Classic @ Percey Warner Park 9:30 a.m. Nashville, Tenn. October 2011 Sat 1 Union University Invitational @ Union Campus 8:00 a.m. Union Sat 22 St Louis Fall Cross Country Classic @ Forest Park 10:00 a.m. St. Louis, Mo. Sat 29 TranSouth Championships @ Union Campus 9:00 a.m. Union November 2011 Sat 5 NAIA Qualifying Meet @ Forest Park St. Louis, MoSat 19 NAIA National Championship Meet Vancouver, Wash.

    2011 WOMENS ROSTERName Hgt. Class Hometown Previous SchoolHannah Clardy 5-6 SR Maumelle, Ark. Arkansas Baptist HSCarissa Wilson 5-3 SR Paducah, Ky. Paducah Tilghman HSLilli Harmon 5-3 JR OFallon, Ill. OFallon Township HSCally Howell 5-1 JR Greer, S.C. Riverside HSAshlee Stewart 5-6 SO Madison, Ala. Bob Jones HSAllison Martin 5-6 SO Montrose, Colo. Montrose HSAudrey Hazlehurst 5-3 FR Jackson, Tenn. University School of Jackson Whitney Sweet 5-4 FR Roswell, Ga. Roswell HS

    2011 MENS ROSTERName Hgt. Wgt. Class Hometown Previous SchoolZach Covington 5-11 165 SR Saltillo, Miss. Saltillo HSJoel Wellum 5-10 145 SR Louisville, Ky. Portland Christian HSAlex Bett 5-9 140 SR Kapsabet, Kenya Lelmokwo HSDrake Ott 5-5 120 JR Birmingham, Ala. Oak Mountain HSLogan Smith 6-4 160 JR Knoxville, Tenn. South-Doyle HSCaleb Creel 6-6 175 SO Greer, S.C. James F. Byrnes HSEdwin Kurgat 5-8 125 SO Eldoret, Kenya Central Methodist UniversityLucas Peiser 5-11 145 FR Fayetteville, Ark. Shiloh Christian School

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS Page #

    Schedule............................................................................................................2

    Roster....................................................................................................................2

    Media Outlets & Quick Facts................................................................................................3

    Union University Information.............................................................................................4

    President of the University..................................................................................................5

    Director of Athletics...........................................................................................................6

    Athletic Staff Directory.......................................................................................................7

    Head Coach........................................................................................................................8

    Season Outlooks................................................................................................................9

    Player Profiles.............................................................................................................10-13

    Record Book / Honors..................................................................................................14-15

    Team Photo.............................................................................................outside back cover

    Union University Cross Country Media Guide www.uu.edu/athletics 7 National Tournaments Appearances, 3 Region Titles, 15 TranSouth Titles 3

    UNION UNIVERSITY table of contents, quick facts & media outlets

    STAY INFORMED ABOUT UNION UNIVERSITY ATHLETICSVisit the Union University Athletics website for news, stats, player information, photos, and more. To be placed on the Union University Athletics fan or media e-mail list contact saldridge@uu.edu. You can also follow Union Athletics on Facebook (facebook.com/UUAthletics) or Twitter (twitter.com/UUAthletics).

    UNION UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS - MEDIA OUTLETSELECTRONIC MEDIA

    www.uu.edu/athletics www.facebook.com/UUAthletics www.twitter.com/UUAthletics www.transouth.org www.naia.org www.victorysportsnetwork.com www.jacksonsun.com www.wbbttv.com www.jacksonnewsnow.com/sports www.radio.pressbox1.com www.jaxxlife.com

    PRINT The Jackson Sun | Jackson, TN 38301 | (731) 425-9636 | sports@jacksonsun.com West Tennessee Examiner | Jackson, TN | (731) 935-2222 |

    TELEVISION WBBJ TV ABC 7 | Jackson, TN 38301 | (731) 424-4515 | abcnews@wbbjtv.com EPlus TV 6 JEA Cable | Jackson, TN 38302 | (731) 422-7500 | eplustv6@jaxenergy.com

    RADIO WBFG 93.1 FM | Jackson, TN 38305 | www.Gracebroadcasting.com | (731) 664-9497 WBFG 96.5 FM | Lexington, TN 38351 | (800) 301-9930 | wbfg965@yahoo.com WJAK 1460 AM Fox Sports | Jackson, TN 38301 | www.jacksonnewsnaow.com | (731) 427-9616 WDXI 1310 AM | Jackson, TN 39301 | (731) 424-1310 WNWS RADIO 101.5 FM | Jackson, TN 38301 | www.wnws.com | (731) 423-8101 WTJS 1390 AM NEWS RADIO | Jackson, TN 38301 | www.wtjs.com | (731) 427-3316

    DirectorofAthletics Tommy Sadler tsadler@uu.edu Office Phone: (731) 661-5218

    Senior Womens Administrator/Life in the Balance Coach Katie Woodruff kwoodruf@uu.edu Office Phone: (731) 661-5171

    FacultyAthleticRepresentative Dr. Keith Abser kabser@uu.edu Office Phone: (731) 661-5367

    ComplianceOfficer Dr. Gary Williams gwilliam@uu.edu Office Phone: (731) 661-5139

    AthleticSecretary Teresa Thomas tthomas@uu.edu Office Phone: (731) 661-5130

    UniversityLocation/Information 1050 Union University Drive | Jackson, TN 38305 Main Switchboard: (731) 668-1818 Athletics Phone: (731) 661-5130 Athletics Fax: (731) 661-5182 Website: www.uu.edu/athletics Founded: 1823 Enrollment: 4,205

    SportsInformationDirector Steven Aldridge saldridge@uu.edu Phone: (731) 661-5027 Fax: (731) 661-5182

    SportsInformationGraduateAssistant Alicia Howson, Jackson, Tenn.

    Student Assistants Caroline George, Selmer, Tenn. Tyler Boone, Clarksville, Tenn. Phillip Tang, Jackson, Tenn. Melissa Farrell, Jackson, Tenn. Michelle Piper, Carthage, Tenn.

    Cross Country Head Coach Dr. Gary Johnson gjohnson@uu.edu Office Phone: (731) 661-5246 Alma Mater: Union University (1992) 13th season

    Cross Country Quick Facts Nickname: Lady Bulldogs Colors: Red & White Affiliation: NAIA Conference: TranSouth Conference Previous Season Women: TranSouth Champions NAIA National Tournament - 29th Place Final Ranking: NR Men: TranSouth Champions NAIA National Tournament - 28th Place Final Ranking: NR NAIANationalTournamentHistory: Team:Women 4 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) Men 3 (2007, 2008, 2010)Individuals:Women 7 Men 10

    Cover Design Scott Heit, Director of Creative Services Sarah Belcher, Graphic Design Specialist

    Interior Design and Layout Steven Aldridge, Sports Information Director Alicia Howson, Sports Information Graduate Assistant Caroline George, Sports Information Student Assistant

    Photography Sports Information Office Morris Abernathy, Photographer Photography Student Staff

    Writing,Editing Union Sports Information Office

    Printing Tennessee Industrial Printing, Inc. (Jackson, Tenn.)

  • Union University Cross Country Media Guide www.uu.edu/athletics 7 National Tournaments Appearances, 3 Region Titles, 15 TranSouth Titles4

    UNION UNIVERSITY university profilewww.uu.edu/about/

    Location: Jackson, Tennessee (area population: 100,000), 80 miles east of Memphis and 120 miles west of Nashville. Forbes magazine recently ranked Jackson as one of Americas top 150 cities for business and careers.

    Student Body: More than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 states and 35 countries.

    Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1

    Percentage of Faculty with Highest Possible Degree in Field: 84%

    Emphasis: A private, four-year, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

    History: Founded in 1823, Union is the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Technology: Each residence apartment is equipped with filtered Internet and cable connections. In addition, wireless network access is available in residence com-mons areas, as well as in each academic building and the Student Union Building. Students receive a Union e-mail account and private file storage space on the Union network.

    Activities: More than 50 major student-produced music and theatre events each academic year; 70 campus clubs, societies, fraternities, sororities and other organi-zat