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2013 Tennessee Tech Golf Guide

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    Welcome to Golden Eagle Golf

    Location: Cookeville, Tenn.Founded: 1915Enrollment: 11,768Nickname: Golden EaglesColors: Purple and GoldConference: Ohio ValleyPresident: Dr. Philip OldhamFaculty Representative: Dr. Jeff RobertsDirector of Athletics: Mark WilsonAthletic Trainer: Joe ErdeljacAssistant A.D for Sports Information: Rob SchabertAffiliation: NCAA Division I Mens Head Coach: Polk Brown (Tennessee Tech, 2006) Womens Head Coach: Polk Brown (Tennessee Tech, 2006) Assistant Coach: Carla Hazelwood (Tennessee Tech, 2009)

    Quick Facts

    2012-13 Schedules ...................................1 Presidents Award Winners ....................1

    About the Golden Eagles/MenGolden Eagle Coaching Staff............2-32012-13 Team Photo / Roster ...............4Golden Eagle Profiles ....................... 5-11All-Time Participants ......................12-13Annual Award Winners ........................ 13Tournament Championships ......14-15Tournament Medalists ......................... 15All-Tournament Honors .................16-17

    About the Golden Eagles/Women2012-13 Team Photo/ Roster ............. 18Golden Eagle Profiles .....................19-23Tournament Championships ............ 24

    All-Time Participants ......................28-29All-Tournament Honors .................28-29Annual Award Winners ........................ 29 Tournament Medalists ......................... 30

    About the UniversityAthletics Administration ..................... 36 Athletics Staff/Support ..................37-43Academic Support ..........................38-39Strength & Conditioning...............42-45Sports Medicine ...............................40-41TTU Sports Hall of Fame ...................... 32 Athletic Honors and Awards .............. 33 Media Relations/Following Tech ...... 47

    Inside The GuidePresidents AwardOriginated in 1994, the Presidents Award is the highest honor a Tennessee Tech student-athlete can receive within his/her sport. One member of each of Techs intercollegiate teams is selected as the representative of that team - someone who best combines academic achievement with athletic accom-plishment. Check other media guides for a list of Presidents Award winners in those sports. The golf winners have been:

    YEAR .....MENS TEAM .......WOMENS TEAM1994 .........Greg Wyatt ..............Lisa Phipps1995 .........Chad Foster ............Lisa Phipps1996 .........Wade Morrell .........Amy Waters1997 .........Wade Morrell .........Ashley Beal1998 .........Shane Sewell ..........Cindy Copeland1999 .........Shane Sewell ..........Kylie Crouch2000 .........Shane Sewell ..........Cindy Copeland2001 .........Kyle Young ..............Kylie Crouch2002 .........Kyle Young ..............Sarah Thomas2003 .........Ryan Greer ..............Sarah Thomas2004 .........Ryan Greer ..............Sarah Thomas2005 .........Jonathan Cox .........Beth Underhill2006 .........Scott Stallings ........Beth Underhill2007 .........Scott Stallings ........Kayla Garrison2008 .........Barrett Steakley .....Ashley Spangler2009 .........Greyson Painter.....Megan Bradford2010 .........Josh Simer ...............Diana Carson 2011 .........Tyler Cassetty .........Carley Rhyne2012 .........Greg Kitts.................Brandy VanEtten

    Greg Kitts

    Brandy VanEtten

    2013 Mens Golf Spring Schedule Feb. 23 at Augusta State Invitational Augusta, Ga. Forest Hills Golf Club March 4-5 at Samford Intercollegiate Birmingham, Ala. Hoover Country Club March 11-12 at Grover Page Classic Jackson, Tenn. Jackson Country Club March 18-19 Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Sevierville, Tenn. Sevierville Golf Club April 1-2 at ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate Jonesboro, Ark. Ridgepoint Country Club April 15-16 at TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate Old Hickory, Tenn. Hermitage Golf Course April 25-27 at OVC Championships Dickson, Tenn. Greystone Golf Club

    2012 Mens Golf Fall Results Sept.21-23 at Mason Rudolph Championship 14thOct. 1-2 at Rees Jones Invitational 11thOct. 8-9 at Skyhawk Classic 7thOct. 14-16 at WKU/Kenny Perry Invitational 7thOct. 22-23 at APSU/F&M Bank Invitational 8th

    2012 - 13 Schedules2013 Womens Golf Spring Schedule March 3-5 at Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Charleston, S.C. Oak Point and Cougar Point March 11-12 at Lady Eagle Invitational Hattiesburg, Miss. Hattiesburg Country Club March 18-19 Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Sevierville, Tenn. Sevierville Golf Club April 1-2 at Pinehurst Challenge Pinehurst, N.C. Pinehurst #6 April 8-9 at Samford Intercollegiate Birmingham, Ala. Hoover Country Club April 22-24 at OVC Championships Dickson, Tenn. Greystone Golf Club

    2012 Womens Golf Fall Results Sept. 2-4 at Chris Banister Golf Classic 8thSept. 17 at Great Smokies Invitational 6thOct. 15-16 at APSU F&M Intercollegiate 9thOct. 22-23 at MTSU Blue Raider Invitational 16thOCT 29-30 at UAB Fall Beach Blast 8th

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    Former Golden Eagle player Polk Brown was named July 21, 2011, as the head womens and mens golf coach at Tennessee Tech University. Brown takes over the reins from womens coach Brandy Stout and mens coach Craig King. Both Stout and King were serving in part-time roles, while Brown will be a full-time coach for the two teams.

    This is an exciting development for our womens and mens golf teams, and one that we feel will really benefit our student-athletes, said TTU Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. Polk Brown is an outstanding young man with tremendous enthusiasm, a passion for the game of golf, and a strong desire to help our student-athletes achieve success.

    This change is not a reflection on our previous coaches in any way, Wilson added. The past few years we went with coaches who had other full-time positions and coached our teams part-time. This new direction is simply an opportunity for us to go with a full-time coach. We wanted to go with someone who could spend more face time with our players, more time on the golf course in practices, and could also develop a recruiting plan for the future to make sure that we recruit the most outstanding student-athletes for the golf teams.

    Brown received his bachelors degree in finance from Tech in 2006, and will complete his coursework in August to add his masters degree in curriculum and instruction. He spent his first year after graduation as an Apprentice at Holston Hills Coun-try Club in Knoxville, then returned to school in 2009 to begin working toward his masters. He has also worked the past two years at Oak Ridge Country Club teaching and hosting junior clinics.

    I am absolutely honored to have the opportunity to represent

    Tennessee Tech, Brown said. Its a dream come true. The coach-es before me, especially Bobby, left a huge legacy for me to try to fulfill, especially in the high principles he held. I remember going to school in August, 2001 and now its exactly 10 years later Im coming back as head coach. Its such an honor.

    Brown said helping the current and future Golden Eagle players achieve success in life will be his highest priority.

    I just want to represent Tennessee Tech in the best way pos-sible. I am thrilled to be coming back, and I want to work with these young men and women and help them achieve all they can, Brown said. I want them to graduate from Tennessee Tech, and I want to help prepare them to be successful for the rest of their lives. I want them to strive for OVC championships, and

    Head CoaCH Polk Brown

    First season

    Top 5 finisher in 2006 OVC Tournament Four-time all-tournament selection

    Golden Eagle Coaching Staff

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    Golden Eagle Coaching Staff

    assistant CoaCHCarla Hazelwood First season

    A 2009 graduate of Tennessee Tech and former Golden Eagle golfer, Carla Hazelwood has returned to her alma mater to take the position of assistant coach for the mens and womens golf teams. Most recently, Hazelwood served as the graduate assistant coach at fellow OVC school, Austin Peay. She joins the Tech staff to support head coach Polk Brown

    Hazelwood began her career at Tech in 2005 and was named Most Dedicated Player by legendary TTU coach Bobby Nich-ols. A team captain in 2009, she finished her playing career with two all-tournament honors (2006 North/South/Jackson-ville Beach Golf Course and 2007 TSU Triangular/Greystone Golf Course)

    Brown, in his second season at the helm, believes the experi-ence Hazelwood gained at Austin Peay will be a valuable asset to his teams.I look forward to seeing what the future holds for our pro-gram with her being aboard, he added.

    Hazelwood will assist both the mens and womens teams with their spring seasons.

    to become the very best person they can. And, when they look back they can say it was the best time theyve ever had. I look forward to the challenge and I just cant wait to get started.

    Brown was a four-year letterman under coach Bobby Nichols, playing for the Golden Eagles from 2001 to 2006, with a redshirt season in 2002-03. As a player, he earned all-tournament honors four times during his career, including the Mercer Invitational as a freshman and both the EKU Spring Invitational and Austin Peay Invitational as a senior. A team captain in his final year, he finished fifth at the 2006 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament to claim his fourth all-tournament honor. In 2001-02 he won the Most Improved Player Award and the Impact Award, and in 2005-06 he received the teams Most Dedicated Player Award.

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    tHe 2012-13 Golden eaGlesFront row, from left: Lee Whitehead, Bryce Kendrick, Adam Cunningham. Back row, from left, Mitch Thomas, Gre

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