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TABLE OF CONTENTS QUICK FACTS

Preview ................................................................................................. 1Coaching Staff ....................................................................................... 2Meet the Comets ................................................................................... 3Team Picture ......................................................................................... 4Returning Players ............................................................................. 4-6Comet Newcomers ........................................................................... 7-8Advertisements ...................................................................................... 92007 Game Results and Statistics ................................................. 10-11Record Book ................................................................................. 12-15Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association ....................................... 16Advertisements .......................................................... Inside Back Cover2008 Schedule .................................................................... Back Cover

Location: ................................................................... Olivet, MI 49076Founded: ..................................................................................... 1844Enrollment: ................................................................................. 1,050Affiliation: .................................................................NCAA Division IIIConference: ..................... Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationPresident: ........................................................... Don Tuski ’85, Ph.D.Director of Athletics: ......................................... Dominic Livedoti ’65

Phone number: ................................................... (269) 749-4183E-mail address: [email protected]

Associate Athletic Director: ................................. Heather BatemanAssistant Athletic Director: ........................................... Glen MetcalfAthletic Department Administrative Assistant: ........ Chris Bramer

Phone number: ................................................... (269) 749-7512Sports Information Director: ..................................... Geoff Henson

Office phone number: ....................................... (269) 749-7602E-mail address: ............................... [email protected] phone number: ....................................... (517) 543-2683Cell phone number: .......................................... (616) 902-0338

Head Athletic Trainer: ................................................ Aaron GuntherPhone number: ................................................... (269) 749-4167

Head Coach: ................................................................ James FarnumAlma mater, year: ....................................................... Alma, 1993Office phone number: ....................................... (269) 749-6604Cell phone number: .......................................... (517) 231-7935E-mail address: ................................. [email protected]

Assistant Coach: ......................................................... Gordie HetrickLetterwinners returning/lost: ...................................................... 5/8Starters returning/lost: ................................................................ 4/7

For all of the latest information, including rosters,press releases and statistics on

Olivet College athletics, please visit:

www.olivetcollege.edu/athletics/

Established in 1844, Olivet College isa private, liberal arts institution located insouth central Michigan, between BattleCreek and Lansing. Olivet was one of thefirst institutions in America to admit womenand minorities. The college is dedicated toits vision of Education for Individual andSocial Responsibility, and remains true toits roots by providing a quality highereducation to all, regardless of gender, raceor financial means. Olivet College is hometo more than 1,000 students, who studyunder The Olivet Plan. In this uniqueeducational experience, students engage in both curricular and co-curricular programs that combine real world experiences with lecturesand service learning.

Olivet College offers 28 programs leading to a bachelor of artsdegree, a master of arts in teaching degree, and dual degree programswith two higher education institutions in Michigan. Olivet is accredited bythe North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The college offers opportunities for students to get involved in morethan 20 clubs and organizations. Approximately 40 percent of all Olivetstudents participate in athletics on a non-scholarship basis.

Olivet consistently has one of the most diverse student populationsof any private institution in Michigan. In a typical year, the student bodyincludes 20 percent minority students and international students from 14countries. All of this makes the campus community a microcosm of theworld – an ideal place for learning to live and work in the global societyof the 21st century.

ABOUT OLIVET COLLEGE

CREDITS: The 2008 Olivet College softball guide is apublication of OIivet’s Office of College Relations. Theguide was designed and written by Sports InformationDirector Geoff Henson with edit ing by the col legerelations staff. Individual pictures were taken by MikeGorecki of SPI Photo. The guide was pr in ted byGraphics 3, Inc. in Coldwater.

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The Olivet College softball team returns a solid nucleus of playersfrom the 2007 team, which finished the year with a 20-12 overall recordand placed fifth in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)with an 8-8 mark. After missing out on the MIAA Tournament for the firsttime in three years, the Comets have aspirations of making the four-teamfield this year.

INFIELDThe Comet infield is led by junior shortstop Kacie Rosecrants

(Parma/Western). Rosecrants, a 2007 first-team All-MIAA, has startedalmost every game of her collegiate career at short. In two seasons, shehas a .347 batting average to go along with 41 runs scored, 70 hits, 14doubles, 33 RBI and .460 slugging percentage.

Joining her in the infield is junior third-baseman Anna Braner(Belmond, Iowa/Marshall). Braner, who came to Olivet after one seasonat Simpson (Iowa) College, was the starter in all 32 games last year. Sheposted a .305 batting average and led the team with seven stolen bases.Braner may also see time in the outfield this spring.

At second base, juniors Cassie Bowerman (Quincy) and BethDeLora (Muskegon/Oakridge) are expected to split time. Bowermanwas used as a role player for the bulk of her first two years at Olivet. Shebroke into the starting lineup for the final two doubleheaders of the 2007season, and made the most of it. Bowerman had seven hits in the fourgames, including a 5-for-5 performance in a doubleheader sweep ofAlbion College.

Junior Katie Fleshner (Grand Blanc/Haslett) , sophomore Taryn Johnson(Grand Rapids/Creston) and freshmanAmber Askin (Grand Blanc/Lake Fenton)are all competing for the starting job at firstbase. After playing during her freshmanseason, Fleshner did not play in 2007.Johnson was a back-up infielder last year.

Junior Amanda Egmer (Constantine)has improved and is going to get anopportunity to play at any of the infieldpositions.

OUTFIELDJuniors Kacey Darling (Hartford) and

Heidi Wear (Hastings/Wayland Union) returnto lead the outfield in center and left field,respectively. In two seasons at Olivet,Darling has a .312 batting average alongwith 39 runs scored, 12 doubles, five triples,10 home runs and 36 RBI. Her 10 homeruns rank No. 1 all-time at Olivet. Wear is alifetime .356 hitter, collecting 57 hits in 160 at-

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bats. In her career, she also has 44 runs scored, 11 doubles, four triplesand 27 RBI.

Sophomore Christine Cameron (Elkhart, Ind./Concord) isexpected to start in right field. During her rookie season at Olivet, shehad a .348 batting average. Also, look for freshmen Morgan Heintz(Eaton Rapids) and Courtney Praski (New Lothrop) to get playingtime.

PITCHERSophomore Karlie McManaman (Williamston) is the only returning

pitcher. Last year, she made seven appearances and posted a 2-2record with both of her wins came in relief. One of McManaman’s winscame during Olivet’s spring break trip and the other was against Calvin,pitching thee shutout innings against the Knights.

When she is not at second base, DeLora is going to be in thepitching circle. A transfer from Muskegon Community College, she earnedHonorable Mention All-Michigan Community College Athletic Associationhonors. In addition, freshman Katie Harper (Vassar) is expected to seetime in the circle.

CATCHERLook for junior Felicia Smith (Spring Lake) to be the starting

catcher. She is also a transfer from Muskegon Community College. A trioof newcomers -- Ashley Laprise (Constantine), Haley Ray(Constantine) and Jenny Robbins (Fenton) -- are also in the mix to

get playing time either behind the plate or atan infield position.

SCHEDULEOlivet opens its season for the fourth

consecutive season at the Gene Cusic Classicin Fort Myers, Fla. Over the last three years,the Comets have compiled a 24-6 record.

After returning to Michigan, Olivet travelsto play Grand Valley State UniversityMarch 19, host Manchester (Ind.) CollegeMarch 26 and participate in the first-everDenison (Ohio) Invitational March 28-29.

The Comets host three straight leaguedoubleheaders, beginning April 2 when SaintMary’s (Ind.) College visits Olivet. MIAA playwraps up April 21 at Hope College. A homenon-league doubleheader against Huntington(Ind.) College is scheduled for April 26,followed by a single game at RochesterCollege April 29.

The 2008 MIAA Tournament takes placeMay 1-2 at the regular season champion.Junior Anna Braner led the Comets last year in

runs scored (28) and stolen bases (seven).

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James Farnum begins his fifth season asOlivet's head softball coach. In addition to hiscoaching responsibi l i t ies, Farnum is anassistant professor in the college's Health,Physical Education, Recreation and SportDepartment.

Under Farnum's leadership, the Cometshave compiled an 85-53 overall record,including a school-record 24 wins in 2006.

In addition, he became Olivet’s winningest softball coach in 2007.Prior to being promoted to head coach, Farnum was an assistant

coach for the Comets for two seasons. He also has coaching

HEAD COACH JAMES FARNUM

ASSISTANT COACH GORDIE HETRICK

Gordie Hetrick begins his fourth seasonas an assistant softball coach.

Hetrick is serving as the pitching and hittingcoach. Prior to joining the Olivet staff, Hetrickwas an assistant softball coach at LansingCommunity College (LCC). He was a memberof the coaching staff when LCC won the 2002National Junior College Athletic Association

(NJCAA) Championship.Hetrick is a 1968 graduate of Alma College. He lives in Perry

and has two daughters, Lindsay (22) and Lacey (19).

Farnum’s Year-by-Year Recordat Olivet

MIAAYear W L Pct. Finish2004 19 15 .559 6th2005 22 14 .611 4th2006 24 12 .667 4th2007 20 12 .625 5th

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 85 53 .616 n/a

experience as an assistant softball and football coach at Alma College.Farnum is a 1993 graduate of Alma, where he was a four-yearletterwinner on the football team.

Farnum resides in Lansing with wife, Tammy, and twodaughters, Adalin (5) and Kate (2).

Farnum vs. Opponents

Opponent W LAdrian 7 1Albion 6 2Alfred (N.Y.) 3 0Alma 1 9Anna Maria (Mass.) 2 1Calvin 2 6Carlow (Pa.) 1 0Clark (Mass.) 2 0Concordia (Calif.) 0 2Defiance (Ohio) 2 0Dominican (Ill.) 1 0Eastern Nazarene (Mass.) 1 0Elizabethtown (Pa.) 2 0Emmanuel (Mass.) 2 0Franklin (Ind.) 2 0Grand Valley 0 4Capital (Ohio) 0 2Hillsdale 0 2Hiram (Ohio) 2 0Hope 1 9Huntington (Ind.) 1 1

Opponent W LKalamazoo 8 0Kenyon (Ohio) 1 0Loras (Iowa) 0 1St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 0 1Manchester (Ind.) 5 1Menlo (Calif.) 1 1Monmouth (Ill.) 1 0New Jersey City 1 0Ohio Northern 1 1Ohio Wesleyan 2 0Penn State-Behrend (Pa.) 0 1Pine Manor (Mass.) 1 0Rochester College 6 0Rochester Inst. of Tech. 2 0Rockford (Ill.) 2 0Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 5 3Siena Heights 2 2Thomas More (Ky.) 1 0Tri-State (Ind.) 6 2Wittenberg (Ohio) 1 1Worcester Poly. Tech. (Mass.) 1 0

NOTE: Oppoents in italics are on the Comets’ schedule for the 2008 season

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Alphabetical RosterName Yr . Pos. B/T Hometown High SchoolAmber Askin Fr . INF R / R Grand Blanc Lake FentonCassie Bowerman Jr . INF R / R Quincy QuincyAnna Braner J r . INF/OF R / R Belmond, Iowa MarshallChristine Cameron So. OF R / R Elkhart, Ind. ConcordKacey Darling J r . OF R / R Hartford HartfordBeth DeLora J r . P/INF R / R Muskegon OakridgeAmanda Egmer J r . INF R / R Constantine ConstantineKatie Fleshner J r . INF R / R Grand Blanc HaslettKatie Harper F r . P R / R Vassar VassarMorgan Heintz F r . INF/OF R / R Eaton Rapids Eaton RapidsTaryn Johnson So. INF R / R Grand Rapids CrestonAshley Laprise Fr . C/INF R / R Constantine ConstantineKarlie McManaman So. P R / R Williamston WilliamstonCourtney Praski F r . OF R / R New Lothrop New LothropHaley Ray Fr . C/INF R / R Constantine ConstantineJenny Robbins So. C/INF R / R Fenton FentonKacie Rosecrants J r . INF R / R Parma WesternFelicia Smith J r . C R / R Spring Lake Spring LakeHeidi Wear J r . OF L/L Hastings Wayland Union

MEET THE COMETS

Numerical Roster# ............................................................ Name1 ......................................... Courtney Praski2 ............................................. Kacey Darling3 ...................................... Kacie Rosecrants4 .................................... Karlie McManaman5 ........................................... Ashley Laprise6 ............................................. Morgan Heintz7 ............................................. Katie Fleshner9 ..................................... Christine Cameron12 .............................................. Anna Braner15 ......................................... Taryn Johnson16 ................................................. Haley Ray19 ......................................... Jenny Robbins20 ......................................... Amanda Egmer21 ............................................... Beth DeLora23 ................................... Cassie Bowerman24 ............................................. Felicia Smith25 .............................................. Amber Askin29 .............................................. Katie Harper33 ................................................. Heidi Wear

BY POSITIONCatcher (4): Ashley Laprise, Haley Ray, Jenny Robbins andFelicia SmithInfield (12): Amber Askin, Cassie Bowerman, Anna Braner,Beth DeLora, Amanda Egmer, Katie Fleshner, Morgan Heintz,Taryn Johnson, Ashley Laprise, Haley Ray, Jenny Robbins andKacie Rosecrants,Outfield (6): Anna Braner, Christine Cameron, Kacey Darling,Morgan Heintz, Courtney Praski and Heidi WearPitcher (3): Beth DeLora, Katie Harper and Karlie McManaman

ROSTER BREAKDOWN

BY YEARJuniors (9): Cassie Bowerman, Anna Braner, Kacey Darling,Beth DeLora, Amanda Egmer, Katie Fleshner, Kacie Rosecrants,Felicia Smith and Heidi WearSophomores (4): Christine Cameron, Taryn Johnson,Karlie McManaman and Jenny RobbinsFreshmen (6): Amber Askin, Katie Harper, Morgan Heintz,Ashley Laprise, Courtney Praski and Haley Ray

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2008 OLIVET COLLEGE SOFTBALL TEAM

Front row (from left): Taryn Johnson, Anna Braner and Cassie BowermanMiddle row (from left): Head Coach James Farnum, Courtney Praski, Katie Fleshner, Beth DeLora, Jenny Robbins, Heidi Wear, KarlieMcManaman, Christine Cameron, Ashley Laprise and Assistant Coach Gordie HetrickBack row (from left): Felicia Smith, Kacey Darling, Haley Ray, Morgan Heintz, Kacie Rosecrants, Amanda Egmer, Katie Harper and Amber Askin

CASSIE BOWERMAN

Junior ................................................. Infield Quincy ................................ Quincy H.S.

#12

Bowerman’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2006 15 .000 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0-0 0 0 0 .0002007 22 .533 15 9 8 1 0 0 3 9 .600 .588 0-0 7 8 1 .938Total 37 .500 16 14 8 1 0 0 3 9 .563 .556 0-0 7 8 1 .938

Major: Mathematics ... Minor: ScienceAt Olivet: After being used as a role player for most of the 2007 season, Cassie was inserted into the startinglineup at second base for the last four games of the year. In those games, she had seven hits, including a5-for-5 performance in the Comets’ doubleheader sweep of Albion College. Cassie has also been a part of theOlivet women’s basketball program for the last three seasons. In addition, she was named a 2007 NFCAScholar-Athlete and been on the Dean’s List four semesters.Personal: Cassie is the daughter of Scott Bowerman and Beth Forsyth. She has two brothers.

Anna BRANER

Junior ................................................. Infield Belmond, Iowa ................ Marshall H.S.

#2

Braner’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2007 32 .305 95 28 29 5 2 1 13 41 .432 .396 7-9 38 83 18 .871Total 32 .305 95 28 29 5 2 1 13 41 .432 .396 7-9 38 83 18 .871

Major: Insurance and Risk Management ... Minor: MathematicsAt Olivet: After transferring to Olivet from Simpson (Iowa) College, Anna started every game last year at thirdbase. She finished the year with a .305 batting average and led the Comets with 28 runs scored. This fall, Annawas a part of Olivet’s cross country team. Off the softball field, she is a member of Gamma Iota Sigma and hasbeen on the Dean’s List.Personal: Anna is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Braner. She has two older sisters, Alyssa and Aubrey, and ayounger brother, Alex, who is a freshman at Olivet.

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CHRISTINE CAMERON

Sophomore ...................................... Outfield Elkhart, Ind. ..................... Concord H.S.

#9

Cameron’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2007 18 .348 23 2 8 0 0 0 4 8 .348 .400 0-0 2 0 0 1.00Total 18 .348 23 2 8 0 0 0 4 8 .348 .400 0-0 2 0 0 1.00

Major: Insurance and Risk ManagementAt Olivet: Christine earned her first varsity letter last spring after playing in 18 games, including starting four inrightfield. She had eight hits and drove in four runs. Off the softball field, she is a member of Gamma Iota Sigmaand the Soronian literary society.Personal: Christine is the daughter of Jon and Gabe Cameron. She has two younger sisters, Kelsey andCourtney. Her grandmother, Ponja Vahs, is the Adminstrative Assistant to the Vice President for InstitutionalAdvancement at Olivet.

RETURNING PLAYERS

Katie FLESHNER

Junior ................................................. Infield Grand Blanc ....................... Haslett H.S.

#7

Fleshner’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2006 10 .200 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .500 0-0 14 0 1 .933Total 10 .200 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .500 0-0 14 0 1 .933

Major: Business ... Minor: Marketing ManagementAt OIivet: After playing during the 2006 season, Katie chose not to play softball last year. In 2006, she played in10 games, collecting two hits and scoring three runs.Personal: Katie is the daughter of Mark and Denise Fleshner.

KACEY DARLING

Junior ............................................... Outfield Hartford ............................ Hartford H.S.

#2

Major: Business ... Minor: Psychology and Marketing ManagementAt Olivet: Kacey has been one of the most consistent hitters over the last two seasons. During her freshmanseason, she hit six home runs and posted a .308 batting average. Last year, Kacey hit .316 with 30 hits, 20runs scored and 22 RBI. Her 10 career home runs rank first all-time at Olivet.Personal: Kacey is the daughter of Mark (step-dad) and Sherry Miller (mom), and Terry (dad) and Ada (step-mom) Darling. She has one sister, Andrea, and two brothers, Kevin and Eddie.

Darling’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2006 34 .308 91 19 28 5 3 6 14 57 .626 .360 0-0 28 4 1 .9702007 32 .316 95 20 30 7 2 4 22 53 .558 .363 2-2 32 2 3 .919Total 66 .312 186 39 58 12 5 10 36 110 .591 .361 2-2 60 6 4 .943

AMANDA EGMER

Junior ................................................. Infield Constantine ................. Constantine H.S.

#20

Egmer’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2006 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0-0 0 0 0 .0002007 5 .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0-0 0 0 0 .000Total 6 .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 0-0 0 0 0 .000

Major: Sports Management ... Minor: Fitness ManagementAt Olivet: In two seasons at Olivet, Amanda has played in six games.Personal: Amanda is the daughter of Douglas and Joanna Egmer. She has one brother, Eric.

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KARLIE McMANAMAN

Senior .............................................. Pitcher Williamston .................... Williamston H.S.

#4

McManaman’s Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO BF WP HBP2007 4.62 2-2 7 1 0 0 16.2 17 17 11 17 8 90 0 0Total 4.62 2-2 7 1 0 0 16.2 17 17 11 17 8 90 0 0

Majors: Biology and ChemistryAt Olivet: During the 2007 season, Karlie made seven appearances in the circle, posting a 2-2 record and 4.62ERA in 16 and two-thirds innings. One of her wins came in relief when she held Calvin College scoreless forthree innings. Off the softball field, Karlie is a member of Alpha Phi Upsilon and Soronian literary society.Personal: Karlie is the daughter of Bob and Judy McManaman. She has a younger brother, Garrett.

HEIDI WEAR

Junior ............................................... Outfield Hastings ................ Wayland Union H.S.

#33

Wear’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2006 29 .361 72 17 26 5 1 1 9 36 .500 .387 1-1 18 0 2 .9002007 32 .352 88 27 31 6 3 0 18 43 .489 .387 5-5 31 3 3 .919Total 61 .356 160 44 57 11 4 1 27 79 .494 .387 6-6 49 3 5 .912

Major: Fitness Management ... Minor: Business AdministrationAt Olivet: Heidi has been a mainstay in the Comet starting lineup each of her first two years at Olivet, playing in61 games, including 52 starts in leftfield. She ranked among the team leaders last year in batting average (.352),hits (31), runs scored (27) and stolen bases (5). In addition to her skills on the softball field, Heidi has is a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete and been named to the Dean’s List every semester. She is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, choir and Phil Epsilon Kappa.Personal: Heidi is the daughter of Gary Wear. She has one older sister, Jenny.

TARYN JOHNSON

Sophomore ........................................ Infield Grand Rapids ................... Creston H.S.

#15

Johnson’s Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2007 5 .000 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0-0 2 0 1 .667Total 5 .000 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0-0 2 0 1 .667

Major: BiologyAt Olivet: Last year, Taryn played in five games, scoring two runs. Off the softball field, she is a member of theAlpha Phi Upsilon society.Personal: Taryn is the daughter of Dale and Carol Johnson. She has one sister, Kaitlyn.

KACIE ROSECRANTS

Junior ................................................. Infield Parma ............................... Western H.S.

#3

Rosecrants’ Career StatisticsYear GP Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG OB% SB-ATT PO A E FLD2006 34 .371 105 21 39 9 0 2 21 54 .514 .445 0-1 36 70 13 .8912007 32 .320 97 20 31 5 0 1 12 39 .402 .368 2-4 49 76 10 .926Total 66 .347 202 41 70 14 0 3 33 93 .460 .409 2-5 85 146 23 .909

Major: Insurance and Risk Management ... Minor: MarketingAt Olivet: A 2007 first-team All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), Kacie has started 64-of-66career games at shortstop. During her freshman season, Kacie led the Comets in almost every offensivecategory, including batting average (.371), runs scored (21) and hits (39). Last, she had a .320 batting average.Kacie is a 2006 NFCA Scholar-Athlete and has been named to the Dean’s List each of her four semesters atOlivet.Personal: Kacie is the daughter of Steve (step-dad) and Joyce (mom) McMurtrie. She has six sisters and twobrothers.

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2008 COMET NEWCOMERS

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AMBER ASKIN

Freshman ........................................... Infield Grand Blanc .............. Lake Fenton H.S.

#25

Majors: Secondary English and History ... Minors: Political science and women in gender studiesAt Olivet: During the winter, Amber served as a student manager for the Olivet women’s basketball team.Before Olivet: At Lake Fenton High School, Amber played basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball.Personal: Amber is the daughter of Clay and Jill Askin.

KATIE HARPER

Freshman ......................................... Pitcher Vassar ................................. Vassar H.S.

#29

Major: PsychologyAt Olivet: Katie was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.Before Olivet: Katie played four years of softball at Vassar High School.Personal: Katie is the daughter of James and Cheryl Harper. She has two sisters, Amy and Allisa, and onebrother, Joe.

ASHLEY LAPRISE

Freshman ............................. Catcher/Infield Constantine ................. Constantine H.S.

#5

Major: EnglishAt Olivet: Ashley was a member of the junior varsity women’s basketball team during the winter.Before Olivet: Ashley played softball at Constantine High School.Personal: Ashley is the daughter of Craig Laprise and Laura Masters. She has two sisters, Amanda andSandra.

COURTNEY PRASKI

Freshman ......................................... Outfield New Lothrop ............. New Lothrop H.S.

#1

Major: Criminal Justice ... Minor: Women’s StudiesAt Olivet: Courtney was a member of the cross country team during the fall, and played on the junior varsitywomen’s basketball team during the winter.Before Olivet: At New Lothrop High School, Courtney was a member of the basketball, softball, bowling andgolf teams. In softball, she was a first-team All-GAC selection in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and second-team All-GACselection in 2005. In addition, Courtney was a first-team All-District and All-Region softball selection in 2007.Personal: Courtney is the daughter of Pat and Kim Praski. She has two younger brothers, Ryan and Brandon.

MORGAN HEINTZ

Freshman .............................. Infield/Outfield Eaton Rapids ............Eaton Rapids H.S.

#6

Major: MathematicsAt Olivet: Morgan was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.Before Olivet: Morgan played four years of softball at Eaton Rapids High School.Personal: Morgan is the daughter of Terrell Heintz and Shelli Long. She has two sisters, Maci and Margeaux.

BETH DeLORA

Junior ..................................... Pitcher/Infield Muskegon ....................... Oakridge H.S.

#21

Major: Special education ... Minor: Physical educationAt Olivet: Beth was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.Before Olivet: Beth attended and played two years of softball at Muskegon Community College.Personal: Beth is the daughter of Thomas and Debra DeLora. She has two older siblings, Becky and John.

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HALEY RAY

Freshman ............................. Catcher/Infield Constantine ................. Constantine H.S.

#16

Major: Criminal Justice ... Minor: PsychologyPersonal: Haley is the daughter of Curtis and Denise Ray. She has one sister, Stacey, and five brothers, Curt,Mike, Phil, Ron and Tom.

FELICIA SMITH

Junior .............................................. Catcher Spring Lake ............... Spring Lake H.S.

#24

Major: Physical Education ... Minor: HealthBefore Olivet: Felicia attended and played two years of softball at Muskegon Community College. At SpringLake High School, she played volleyball, basketball and softball.Personal: Felicia is the daughter of John and Dawn Ordus. She has one older brother, Aaron.

JENNY ROBBINS

Sohomore ............................ Catcher/Infield Fenton ................................ Fenton H.S.

#19

Major: Biology with a pre-medicine concentrationAt Olivet: During the 2007 season, Jenny served as a student manager.Before Olivet: Jenny attended Fenton High School where she played basketball and softball. She earned fourvarsity letters in softball and two varsity letters in basketballPersonal: Jenny is the daughter of Terry and Debbie Robbins. She has one sister, Jessica.

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2007 GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS

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SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS -- INDIVIDUAL

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BATTING

Highest Batting Average(min 25 at-bats, 1980-1995)

Gina Hayward ................ .485 (16-33) .............. 1992Kitty Hickock ................... .444 (12-27) .............. 1980Joy Bommerscheim ...... .412 (14-34) .............. 1982Sue Cato .......................... .393 (11-28) .............. 1987Linda Hoover .................. .393 (11-28) .............. 1980

Highest Batting Average(min 65 at-bats, 1996-present)

Kim Horanburg .............. .450 (54-120) .............. 2003Kim Horanburg .............. .437 (45-103) .............. 2004Jill Shufelt ...................... .432 (51-118) .............. 2005Jenn Newland .............. .408 (53-130) .............. 2005Jessie Davenport ........... .402 (37-92) .............. 1999

Most HitsKim Horanburg .................................. 54 .............. 2003Jenn Newland .................................. 53 ............ .2005Jill Shufelt .......................................... 51 .............. 2005Beth Shunkwiler ............................... 48 .............. 2005Kari Munson ...................................... 47 .............. 2003

Most DoublesKim Horanburg .................................. 16 .............. 2003Kari Munson ...................................... 16 .............. 2003Beth Shunkwiler ............................... 14 .............. 2005Beth Shunkwiler ............................... 12 .............. 2004Lindsey Daniels ................................ 11 .............. 2005Heather Hinesman ............................. 11 .............. 2005Jenn Newland ................................... 11 .............. 2005

Most TriplesJoy Bommerscheim .......................... 4 .............. 1982Anna Rybicki ...................................... 4 .............. 1996Jeena Bowers .................................... 4 .............. 2000Kari Munson ........................................ 4 .............. 2004

Most Home RunsBeth Shunkwiler ................................. 9 .............. 2005Kacey Darling ................................... 6 .............. 2006Alisha Ridsdale .................................. 5 .............. 2006Kim Horanburg .................................... 4 .............. 2003Katelan Schoen ................................... 4 .............. 2005Kacey Darling ................................... 4 .............. 2007

Most RBIsBeth Shunkwiler ............................... 50 .............. 2005Alisha Ridsdale ................................ 30 .............. 2007Danielle Martin .................................. 29 .............. 2006Lindsey Daniels ............................... 28 .............. 2005Katelan Schoen ................................. 28 .............. 2005

Most Total BasesBeth Shunkwiler ............................... 91 .............. 2005Kim Horanburg .................................. 82 .............. 2003Kari Munson ...................................... 78 .............. 2003Jenn Newland .................................. 71 .............. 2005Jill Shufelt .......................................... 64 .............. 2005

Most Runs ScoredJenn Newland .................................. 35 .............. 2005Jill Shufelt .......................................... 30 .............. 2005Beth Shunkwiler ............................... 30 .............. 2005Beth Shunkwiler ............................... 28 .............. 2004Anna Braner .................................... 28 .............. 2007

Most At-BatsJenn Newland ................................ 130 .............. 2005Anna Rybicki .................................. 126 .............. 1996Kari Munson .................................... 124 .............. 2003Allison Stein .................................... 123 .............. 1996Lindsey Daniels ............................. 123 .............. 2005Beth Shunkwiler ............................. 123 .............. 2005

Most SacrificesJenn Newland .................................. 13 .............. 2004Shelly Burzycki ................................ 11 .............. 1998Terra Demkovich ............................... 8 .............. 1997Amy Hillis ............................................ 8 .............. 2003

Most WalksBobbi Topp ......................................... 15 .............. 1999Jeena Bowers .................................. 15 .............. 2000Terra Demkovich ............................. 14 .............. 1997Kim Horanburg .................................. 14 .............. 2003Kari Munson ...................................... 14 .............. 2004Kacie Rosecrants .......................... 14 .............. 2006Anna Braner .................................... 14 .............. 2007

Most Hit by PitchJessie Davenport ............................... 4 .............. 2000Anna Rybicki ...................................... 3 .............. 1999Mandy Shellenberger ........................ 3 .............. 1999Jamie McCabe ................................... 3 .............. 1996Allison Stein ........................................ 3 .............. 1996Lisa Toncray ....................................... 3 .............. 2000Danielle Martin .................................... 3 .............. 2006Katelan Schoen ................................... 3 .............. 2006

Most Stolen BasesAngie Swinford ................................. 22 .............. 1996Allison Stein ...................................... 17 .............. 1996Jenn Newland .................................. 17 .............. 2005Anna Rybicki .................................... 16 .............. 1996

Most Stolen Base AttemptsAngie Swinford ................................. 25 .............. 1996Allison Stein ...................................... 22 .............. 1996Anna Rybicki .................................... 19 .............. 1996

Highest Slugging PercentageBeth Shunkwiler ............................ .740 .............. 2005Kim Horanburg ............................... .683 .............. 2003Kari Munson ................................... .629 .............. 2003Kacey Darling .............................. .626 .............. 2006Christina Luna ................................ .579 .............. 2007

Highest On-Base PercentageKim Horanburg ............................... .507 .............. 2003Shelly Burzycki ............................ .481 .............. 1996Kim Horanburg ............................... .478 .............. 2004Jessie Davenport .......................... .455 .............. 1999Jamie McCabe .............................. .455 .............. 1996

PITCHING

Most WinsJessie Davenport ............................. 15 .............. 2000Erica Anderson ................................. 14 .............. 2005Jessie Davenport ............................. 13 .............. 1999Erica Anderson ................................. 13 .............. 2006Stacey Dulinski ................................ 10 .............. 2003Erica Anderson ................................. 10 .............. 2004Corie Greene .................................... 10 .............. 2007

Best ERA (>30 innings)Marge Caid ..................................... 0.22 .............. 1983Jessie Davenport .......................... 0.73 .............. 2000Jenn Newland ............................... 1.28 .............. 2004Erica Anderson .............................. 1.55 .............. 2005Ann Harding .................................... 1.60 .............. 1984

Best ERA (<30 innings)Dolores Thomas ............................ 1.27 .............. 1983Ann Harding .................................... 1.64 .............. 1983Jackie Leupp ................................. 2.05 .............. 1998Melinda Ruel .................................. 2.10 .............. 1995

Most Innings PitchedNiki Bojanich ............................... 180.1 .............. 1996Jessie Davenport ....................... 173.1 .............. 2000Jessie Davenport ....................... 167.1 .............. 1999Erica Anderson ........................... 135.2 .............. 2005Erica Anderson ........................... 121.1 .............. 2006

Most StrikeoutsJessie Davenport ........................... 206 .............. 2000Jessie Davenport ........................... 202 .............. 1999

Most WalksHeather Morrison .............................. 89 .............. 1990Georgia Allen .................................... 65 .............. 1986Heather Morrison .............................. 58 .............. 1991Jackie Knight .................................... 58 .............. 1997

Fewest Walks Issued (>30 innings)Marge Caid .......................................... 2 .............. 1983Delores Thomas ................................. 6 .............. 1984Jackie Knight ...................................... 6 .............. 2000Niki Bojanich ..................................... 12 .............. 1995

Most Earned Runs AllowedHeather Morrison .............................. 99 .............. 1990Jackie Knight .................................... 91 .............. 1997Heather Morrison .............................. 80 .............. 1993

Fewest Earned Runs Allowed (>30 innings)Marge Caid .......................................... 1 .............. 1983Ann Harding ......................................... 8 .............. 1984Delores Thomas ................................. 8 .............. 1984

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SINGLE-SEASON -- TEAMNo-Hit/Perfect GamesJan Bowers -- No-hitter

4/15/80 vs. CalvinLurinda Henderson -- No-hitter

4/23/80 vs. HopeMarge Caid -- Perfect game

4/27/83 vs. AlmaAnn Harding -- No-hitter

4/7/84 vs. AdrianDelores Thomas -- No-hitter

4/7/84 vs. AdrianJessie Davenport -- No-hitter

3/29/2000 vs. Saint Mary’sJenn Newland -- No-hitter

4/6/2004 vs. KalamazooErica Anderson -- No-hitter

4/12/2005 vs. KalamazooKim Green -- No-hitter

4/18/2005 vs. Rochester

FIELDING

Most Put-OutsKim Horanburg ................................ 278 .............. 2003Jessica Schmansky ..................... 235 .............. 2005Bobbi Topp ....................................... 220 .............. 1998Kim Horanburg ................................ 220 .............. 2004Jackie Knight .................................. 160 .............. 1999

Most AssistsAmy Hillis .......................................... 87 .............. 2003Beth Shunkwiler ............................... 87 .............. 2004Anna Braner .................................... 83 .............. 2007Jenn Newland .................................. 82 .............. 2005Katelan Schoen ................................. 80 .............. 2005

Most ChancesKim Horanburg ................................ 309 .............. 2003Jessica Schmansky ..................... 272 .............. 2005Bobbi Topp ....................................... 241 .............. 1998Kim Horanburg ................................ 237 .............. 2004Jackie Knight .................................. 190 .............. 1999

Best Fielding % (min 100 chances)Lisa Toncray .................................. .988 .............. 2000Erika Hinga ..................................... .987 .............. 1999Jessica Schmansky .................... .986 .............. 2006Kim Horanburg ............................... .983 .............. 2004Christina Luna ................................ .982 .............. 2006

HITTINGHighest Batting Average ......................................... .333 ................................................. 2005Lowest Batting Average .......................................... .143 ................................................. 1990Most At-Bats .............................................................. 1,072 ................................................. 1999Most Runs ..................................................................... 218 ................................................. 2005Most Hits ........................................................................ 342 ................................................. 2005Fewest Hits ....................................................................... 32 ................................................. 1990Most RBIs ...................................................................... 192 ................................................. 2005Most Doubles .................................................................. 74 ................................................. 2005Most Triples ..................................................................... 21 ................................................. 2006Most Home Runs ........................................................... 22 ................................................. 2006Most Strikeouts ........................................................... 188 ................................................. 1999Most Walks ....................................................................... 95 ................................................. 2004Most Hit by Pitch ........................................................... 14 ................................................. 2000Most Sacrifices ............................................................... 50 ................................................. 2004

PITCHINGBest ERA ....................................................................... 0.92 ................................................. 1983Worst ERA .................................................................. 10.96 ................................................. 1990Most Innings Pitched ............................................. 268.1 ................................................. 1996Most Shutouts ................................................................... 8 ................................................. 2006Most Hits Allowed ...................................................... 396 ................................................. 1996Fewest Hits Allowed ..................................................... 37 ................................................. 1983Most Earned Runs Allowed .................................... 129 ................................................. 1999Fewest Earned Runs Allowed ..................................... 9 ................................................. 1983Most Strikeouts ........................................................... 234 ................................................. 1999Most Walks .................................................................... 101 ................................................. 1997

FIELDING (started in 1997)/BASERUNNINGMost Errors ...................................................................... 90 ................................................. 1999Fewest Errors .................................................................. 56 ................................................. 2007Most Put-Outs ............................................................... 789 ................................................. 1999Most Assists ................................................................. 344 ................................................. 2005Best Fielding % .......................................................... .947 ................................................. 2003Worst Fielding % ....................................................... .914 ................................................. 1997Most Stolen Bases ...................................................... 120 ................................................. 1996Most Stolen Base Attempts .................................... 141 ................................................. 1996

GENERALMost Wins ......................................................................... 24 ................................................. 2005Most Losses ..................................................................... 31 ................................................. 1995Best Record by % .......................................... .684 (13-6) ................................................. 1980Fewest Wins ....................................................................... 0 ............................... 1990 and 1991Fewest Losses ................................................................... 6 ................................................. 1980

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CAREER RECORDS -- INDIVIDUAL

BATTING

Highest Batting Average (min 75 at-bats)Kim Horanburg .................................... .444 (99-223) ...................................... 2003-04Beth Shunkwiler ................................. .376 (89-237) ...................................... 2004-05Jenn Newland .................................... .375 (87-232) ...................................... 2004-05Gina Hayward .................................... .364 (44-121) ...................................... 1991-94Jessie Davenport ............................... .364 (71-195) .................................. 1998-2000

Highest Slugging PercentageBeth Shunkwiler .................................................. .616 ...................................... 2004-05Kim Horanburg ..................................................... .614 ...................................... 2003-04Kacey Darling .................................................... .591 ............................ 2006-presentAlisha Ridsdale ................................................... .570 ...................................... 2006-07Kari Munson ......................................................... .528 ...................................... 2003-04

Most HitsJill Shufelt .............................................................. 125 ...................................... 2002-05Jackie Knight ........................................................ 107 .................................. 1997-2001Kim Horanburg ......................................................... 99 ...................................... 2003-04Allison Stein ............................................................. 97 ...................................... 1995-98Beth Shunkwiler ...................................................... 89 ...................................... 2004-05

Most Runs ScoredJill Shufelt ................................................................. 74 ...................................... 2002-05Jenn Newland ......................................................... 61 ...................................... 2004-05Beth Shunkwiler ...................................................... 58 ...................................... 2004-05Bobbi Topp ................................................................ 55 ...................................... 1996-99Kim Horanburg ......................................................... 45 ...................................... 2003-04

Most DoublesBeth Shunkwiler ...................................................... 26 ...................................... 2004-05Kim Horanburg ......................................................... 24 ...................................... 2003-04Kari Munson ............................................................. 22 ...................................... 2003-04Jackie Knight ........................................................... 19 .................................. 1997-2001Jessie Davenport .................................................... 17 .................................. 1998-2000

Most TriplesJeena Bowers ........................................................... 7 ...................................... 2000-01Kari Munson ............................................................... 7 ...................................... 2003-04Anna Rybicki ............................................................. 6 ...................................... 1995-99Heather Hinesman ..................................................... 6 ...................................... 2004-06Joy Bommerscheim ................................................. 5 ...................................... 1982-83

Most Home RunsKacey Darling ........................................................ 10 ............................ 2006-presentBeth Shunkwiler ........................................................ 9 ...................................... 2004-05Alisha Ridsdale ......................................................... 8 ...................................... 2006-07Jackie Knight ............................................................. 6 .................................. 1997-2001Kim Horanburg ........................................................... 4 ...................................... 2003-04Kari Munson ............................................................... 4 ...................................... 2003-04Katelan Schoen .......................................................... 4 ...................................... 2004-06Christina Luna ............................................................ 4 ...................................... 2006-07

Most RBIsBeth Shunkwiler ...................................................... 61 ...................................... 2004-05Jackie Knight ........................................................... 55 .................................. 1997-2001Kim Horanburg ......................................................... 52 ...................................... 2003-04Kari Munson ............................................................. 44 ...................................... 2003-04Alisha Ridsdale ....................................................... 44 ...................................... 2006-07

Most Total BasesJackie Knight ........................................................ 148 .................................. 1997-2001Beth Shunkwiler ................................................... 146 ...................................... 2004-05Jill Shufelt .............................................................. 145 ...................................... 2002-05Kim Horanburg ...................................................... 137 ...................................... 2003-04Kari Munson .......................................................... 123 ...................................... 2003-04

Most At-BatsJackie Knight ........................................................ 367 .................................. 1997-2001Jill Shufelt .............................................................. 367 ...................................... 2002-05Allison Stein .......................................................... 301 ...................................... 1995-98Bobbi Topp ............................................................. 287 ...................................... 1996-99Kim Imhoff .............................................................. 267 ...................................... 1995-98

Most Stolen BasesAngie Swinford ........................................................ 34 ...................................... 1994-96Allison Stein ............................................................. 31 ...................................... 1995-98

PITCHING

Most WinsErica Anderson ........................................................ 44 ...................................... 2003-06Jessie Davenport .................................................... 31 .................................. 1998-2000Joann Gardner ......................................................... 12 ...................................... 1998-99Niki Bojanich ............................................................ 12 ...................................... 1995-96Corie Greene ........................................................... 12 ...................................... 2006-07

Most LossesHeather Morrison ..................................................... 39 ...................................... 1990-93Jessie Davenport .................................................... 25 .................................. 1998-2000Erica Anderson ........................................................ 25 ...................................... 2003-06Niki Bojanich ............................................................ 23 ...................................... 1995-96

Best ERAJessie Davenport ................................................ 1.47 .................................. 1998-2000Delores Thomas .................................................. 1.58 ...................................... 1983-84Ann Harding .......................................................... 1.64 ...................................... 1983-84Marge Caid ........................................................... 2.09 ...................................... 1982-83

Most Innings PitchedErica Anderson .................................................. 468.0 ...................................... 2003-06Jessie Davenport .............................................. 386.1 .................................. 1998-2000Jackie Knight ..................................................... 258.0 .................................. 1997-2001Heather Morrison ............................................... 252.1 ...................................... 1990-91Niki Bojanich ...................................................... 224.1 ...................................... 1995-96

Most StrikeoutsJessie Davenport ................................................. 445 .................................. 1998-2000Erica Anderson ..................................................... 278 ...................................... 2003-06Kim Green ................................................................ 84 ...................................... 2005-06Corie Greene ........................................................... 81 ...................................... 2006-07Marge Caid ............................................................... 72 ...................................... 1982-83

Fewest Walks Issued (min 50 innings)Marge Caid ................................................................. 8 ...................................... 1982-83Delores Thomas ...................................................... 15 ...................................... 1983-84

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Coach Year(s) Wins Losses Ties Pct.Pat Vanndorsdal 1979-80 16 13 0 .552Colleen Wendell 1981-83 50 36 0 .581John Ramos 1984-85 34 32 0 .515Lenora Lee 1986-87 15 20 0 .429Audrey Randall 1988-91 17 84 0 .168Mike Sherrill 1992 2 23 0 .080Tom Walsh 1993-96 21 107 0 .164Tina Kerr 1997-98 21 40 0 .344James Knight 1999-2003 74 104 2 .417James Farnum 2004-present 85 53 0 .616

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS

ALL-TIME ALL-MIAA SELECTIONS1983 Marge Caid – 1st team

Kelly Goodwin – 1st teamAnn Harding – 1st team

Joy Bommerscheim – 2nd team1984 Ann Harding – 1st team1985 Kelly Hunt – 2nd team

Ann Satori – 2nd team1987 Sue Cato – 1st team

Sandy Garza – 2nd team1988 Annette Brown – 2nd team

Ann Satori – 2nd team1992 Gina Hayward – 2nd team1993 Gina Hayward – 2nd team1994 Gina Hayward – 1st team

Jennifer Lapka – 2nd team1995 Allison Stein – 2nd team1997 Kim Imhoff – 2nd team1998 Allison Stein – 2nd team1999 Jessie Davenport – 1st team – MVP2000 Jessie Davenport – 1st team

Amy Strouse – 2nd team

2001 Jackie Knight – 1st team2003 Stacey Dulinski – 1st team

Theresa Flowers – 1st teamKim Horanburg – 1st team

Kari Munson – 2nd teamJill Shufelt – 2nd team

2004 Kim Horanburg – 1st teamBeth Shunkwiler – 1st team

Jenn Newland – 2nd team2005 Erica Anderson – 1st team

Jenn Newland – 1st teamBeth Shunkwiler – 1st team

Jessica Schmansky – 2nd teamJill Shufelt – 2nd team

2006 Erica Anderson – 1st teamDanielle Martin – 2nd team

Alisha Ridsdale – 2nd team2007 Kacie Rosecrants – 1st team

Christina Luna – 2nd team

Year Won Lost Tie Pct1979 3 7 0 .3001980 13 6 0 .6841981 13 14 0 .4811982 20 10 0 .6671983 17 12 0 .5861984 19 13 0 .5941985 15 19 0 .4411986 8 13 0 .3811987 7 7 0 .5001988 14 15 0 .4831989 3 23 0 .1151990 0 26 0 .0001991 0 20 0 .0001992 2 23 0 .0801993 1 21 0 .0451994 6 29 0 .1711995 8 31 0 .2051996 6 26 0 .1881997 8 26 0 .2351998 13 14 0 .4811999 18 24 0 .4292000 20 16 1 .5542001 6 26 1 .1972002 11 23 0 .3242003 19 19 0 .5002004 19 15 0 .5592005 22 16 0 .6112006 24 12 0 .6672007 20 12 0 .625

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SOFTBALLMICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association(MIAA) is America’s oldest collegiate athletic conference.

The 2007-08 school year marks the 121stconsecutive year of operation for the NCAA Division IIIaffiliated conference. The MIAA was founded March 24,1888. From the very beginning, the MIAA has conductedfull-season championships in multiple sports. There havebeen changes in some of the sports (bicycle racing andIndian club juggling have long since disappeared, andbasketball did not even exist in 1888), but these changeshave served to develop the MIAA into one of America’sfinest NCAA Division III conferences, today offering 18sports for men and women.

The MIAA’s continuity is noteworthy. Of the 12 schoolsthat have had full membership, eight are still members —Adrian, Albion, Alma, Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo, Olivet,and Saint Mary’s. Significantly, not one of these eightcolleges has ever belonged to any other formal league.Albion and Olivet were charter members although Albionis the only member to hold continuous membership. Ex-members are Michigan State University (1888-1907),Eastern Michigan University (1892-1926), HillsdaleCollege (1888-1960), and Defiance College (1997-2000).

The MIAA’s membership list went unchanged from1960 until 1997 when the Defiance College of Ohio andSaint Mary’s College of Indiana were invited to join. Italso marked the first time that the league added membersoutside the state of Michigan. The league stipulated,however, that the name of the conference would notchange. The inaugural year of current members are:Adrian (1908), Albion (1888), Alma (1902), Calvin (1953),Hope (1926), Kalamazoo (1896), Olivet (1888), and SaintMary’s (1997).

The MIAA marked a historic note in 2002 when theleague accepted Wisconsin Lutheran College ofMilwaukee as an associate member for the purpose ofcompeting in football. Wisconsin Lutheran announced in2005 that it will leave the MIAA after the 2007 season tojoin another conference.

Tri-State University of Angola, Ind., became aconference member in 2004-05 upon its acceptance as aprovisional NCAA member.

Adrian CollegeAlbion College

Alma CollegeCalvin College

Hope CollegeKalamazoo College

Olivet CollegeSaint Mary’s College

Tri-State University

2008 MIAA Composite Softball Schedule

Saturday, March 29Alma at Hope, 3:30 p.m. Adrian at Albion, 3:30 p.m.Calvin at Saint Mary’s, 3:30 p.m. Tri-State at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2Hope at Albion, 3:30 p.m. Adrian at Alma, 3:30 p.m.Tri-State at Calvin, 3:30 p.m. Saint Mary’s at Olivet, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 5Calvin at Hope, 1 p.m. Adrian at Olivet, 1 p.m.Alma at Saint Mary’s, 1 p.m. Albion at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8Hope at Tri-State, 3:30 p.m. Kalamazoo at Alma, 3:30 p.m.Calvin at Adrian, 3:30 p.m. Albion at Olivet, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10Olivet at Alma, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 12Adrian at Hope, 1 p.m. Tri-State at Alma, 1 p.m.Saint Mary’s at Albion, 1 p.m. Olivet at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 14Calvin at Olivet, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16Hope at Saint Mary’s, 3:30 p.m. Kalamazoo at Calvin, 3:30 p.m.Albion at Tri-State, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 19Hope at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Alma at Calvin, 1 p.m.Saint Mary’s at Adrian, 1 p.m. Olivet at Tri-State, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 21Olivet at Hope, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22Albion at Calvin, 3:30 p.m. Adrian at Tri-State, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23Kalamazoo at Saint Mary’s, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26Saint Mary’s at Tri-State, 1 p.m. Alma at Albion, 1 p.m.Kalamazoo at Adrian, 1 p.m.

Thursday-Friday, May 1-2 or Friday-Saturday, May 2-3League Tournament hosted by regular season champion

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Olivet College is constructing a new multipurpose events center thanksto the generosity of Dave Cutler, a 1965 Olivet alumnus. Cutler has contributedtwo donations totaling $4.3 million toward the $5.1 million facility. In recognitionof his outstanding support of the college, Olivet will name the facility TheCutler Events Center.

According to Cutler, his support of the center has been given in recognitionof Olivet’s 1961 football team. That year, he was the starting quarterback andled the Comets to one of their best overall records in school history at 8-1.

“Olivet College is very fortunate to have an alumnus such as DaveCutler, who has taken on a tremendous responsibility by funding the majorityof the events center,” said Olivet President Don Tuski.

“This is truly a monumental gift that helps Olivet maintain a competitiveedge with other colleges and universities. The entire Olivet College communityis grateful for Dave Cutler’s outstanding support through the years.”

Olivet College breaks ground for The Cutler Events CenterThe 44,500-square-foot multipurpose facility will be added on to the

existing athletic building at the Cutler Athletic Complex. It will be used by thecollege and community for activities ranging from athletic events tocommencement exercises, student events, guest speakers, concerts andconferences. The new facility will include a fitness center, 100-meter track,locker rooms, coaches’ offices and wrestling room. Olivet’s men’s and women’sbasketball, volleyball and wrestling programs will use the facility for practicesand competition. All of the college’s 18 NCAA Division III athletic programswill use the center for off-season workouts and conditioning.

A native of DeWitt, Cutler is a noted software engineer and designer withMicrosoft and holds more than 20 patents. After arriving at Microsoft in 1988,he launched the Windows NT group and has since led the development ofthree major releases of the product. In addition to leading the Windows 2000team, Cutler contributed to the architecture of all parts of the system. Inrecognition of his significant contributions to the field, Cutler was awardedmembership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1993.

2008 OLIVET COLLEGESOFTball SCHEDULE

MAR. 8 vs. Elms (Mass.) # 1 p.m.8 vs. St. Joseph’s (Maine) # 3 p.m.9 vs. Salem State (Mass.) # 9 a.m.9 vs. Drew (N.J.) # 11 a.m.

10 vs. Lesley (Mass.) # 5 p.m.10 vs. Ohio Wesleyan # 7 p.m.12 vs. Wooster (Ohio) # 9 a.m.12 vs. Eastern Nazarene (Mass.) # 11 a.m.13 vs. Pine Manor (Mass.) # 9 a.m.13 vs. New Jersey City # 1 p.m.14 vs. Bowdoin (Maine) # 9 a.m.14 vs. North Park (Ill.) # 11 a.m.19 @ Grand Valley (2) 3 p.m.26 MANCHESTER (Ind.) (2) 3 P.M.

28-29 @ Denison (Ohio) Invitational TBAAPR. 2 SAINT MARY’S (Ind.) * (2) 3:30 P.M.

5 ADRIAN * (2) 1 P.M.8 ALBION * (2) 3:30 P.M.

10 @ Alma * (2) 3:30 p.m.12 @ Kalamazoo * (2) 1 p.m.14 CALVIN * (2) 3:30 P.M.19 @ Tri-State (Ind.) * (2) 1 p.m.21 @ Hope * (2) 3:30 p.m.26 HUNTINGTON (Ind.) (2) 1 P.M.29 @ Rochester 3:30 p.m.

# - Gene Cusic Classic (Fort Myers, Fla.)BOLD RED CAPS denote home doubleheader(2) - doubleheader (two seven-inning games)* - Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association doubleheader

Education for Individual and Social Responsibilitywww.olivetcollege.edu/athletics/

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