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                             THIS IS UWM
                      An aerial shot of the UW-Milwaukee campus

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                                                                         Welcome to the
                                    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee




• LOCATION/ENVIRONMENT                                                                     in the state. The university boasts 120 undergraduate majors and submajors, 48
UWM’s 93-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper East Side, one of the city’s          masters and 18 doctoral degree programs. They are separated into the following
most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff and students. The        schools and colleges:
campus lies just five blocks from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. Its location
in the business, financial, cultural and industrial heart of the state gives students an   • Allied Health Professions
edge in getting professional experience while still in school.                             • The Arts
                                                                                           • Architecture and Urban Planning
The compact campus is situated along residential tree-lined streets and stately            • Education
homes 10 minutes from downtown. UWM is ranked as the second-safest campus                  • Business Administration
in Wisconsin.                                                                              • Nursing
                                                                                           • Engineering & Applied Science
• HISTORY                                                                                  • Social Welfare
Originally founded in 1885 as the Milwaukee State Normal School, the school ex-            • Library & Information Science
panded its curriculum in 1927 to become the Milwaukee State Teachers College. In           • Letters & Science
1951, it became Wisconsin State College-Milwaukee, and in 1956, UW-Milwaukee
was created with a merger of the State College and the University of Wisconsin             • FACULTY
Extension Center in Milwaukee                                                              With a distinguished faculty of more than 1,300, UWM is listed among the top 100
                                                                                           public institutions in the nation in research and development expenditures. UWM’s
• UWM TODAY                                                                                individual schools and colleges have achieved national recognition, as well as top
UWM has seen its enrollment grow to 28,000 students, the second largest number             accreditation, by their review groups.

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                                                                             UWM FAST FACTS
• AREAS OF EXCELLENCE                                           Students                                28,000         • ALUMNI
UWM has nine University System Centers of Excellence,           Degree Programs                            149         65 percent of UWM alumni remain in Southeastern
areas of the university that have received special recogni-     Undergrad Programs                          81         Wisconsin and include many of Milwaukee’s business,
tion from the UW System for outstanding achievements            Masters Programs                            48         cultural and community leaders. More than 100,000
in diverse areas of instruction, scholarship, research and      Doctoral Programs                           18         UWM grads live in all 50 states and abroad.
performance.                                                    Schools and Colleges                        12
                                                                                                                       Among UWM’s many distinguished graduates are Golda
• School of Architecture and Urban Planning                                                                            Meir (Education ‘17), the former prime minister of Israel,
• Center for Business Competitiveness                                                     for whom the UWM library is named; Gale E. Klappa, president and CEO of Wisconsin
• Institute of Chamber Music                                                              Energy Corporation; Dennis J. Kuester, chairman and CEO of Marshall & Isley Corpora-
• Center for Great Lakes Studies                                                          tion; and Edward J. Zore, president and CEO of Northwestern Mutual.
• Professional Theatre Training Program
• Laboratory for Surface Studies                                                          Notable graduates in the sports world include the late NASCAR champion Alan
• Center for Teacher Education                                                            Kulwicki; former NFL All-Pro defensive back Mike Reinfeldt, now vice president and
• Center for Twentieth-Century Studies                                                    chief financial officer of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League; NFL
• Women’s Studies Consortium                                                              referee Bill Carollo, who officiated the 2003 Super Bowl; Illinois men’s basketball
                                                                                          coach Bruce Weber; Sasho Cirovski, who led Maryland to the 2005 NCAA Soccer
• AMONG THE BEST                                                                          championship; and Harris Turer, owner of the Milwaukee Admirals.
UWM is one of 148 U.S. colleges and universities (from a total of 3,600) ranked by the
Carnegie Foundation in the top group called Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive.

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Milwaukee, The Genuine American City, is steeped in tradition and history, alive in      scene. It is home to the new Broadway Theatre Center as well as another, smaller,
growth and development. From the sparkling clean water of Lake Michigan, to the          experimental theatre. In addition, this restored warehouse district features a num-
rich heritage of our ethnic neighborhoods, Milwaukee invites you to discover its         ber of art galleries, the well-regarded Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, coffee
unique, diverse community.                                                               houses, cafes and antique stores. An abundance of new housing in the form of loft-
                                                                                         style apartments and condominiums are also becoming a part of the landscape in
Heralded as “The City of Festivals,” Milwaukee hosts more than 15 annual festivals,      the area.
including the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest, and over a dozen ethnic
festivals all held along Milwaukee’s spectacular lakefront.                              Milwaukee’s museum scene is also active. The Milwaukee Art Museum wrapped up
                                                                                         a $100 million expansion a few years ago, featuring a dramatic wing-like sculpture
The RiverWalk, which meanders through the heart of downtown, continues its de-           rising high above Milwaukee’s lakefront. The Milwaukee Public Museum includes a
velopment to the north and south. Fine food, cultural venues, eclectic shops, excit-     number of nationally-reknowned exhibits and an IMAX Theater. Plus, the Milwau-
ing nightlife and a wide array of distinctive sports bars are located along the River-   kee County Zoo is well-known as one of the finest in the nation.
Walk. Also prevalent along the RiverWalk are many brewpubs and microbreweries.
Gondolas and water taxies frequently travel Milwaukee’s scenic RiverWalk area.           Milwaukee also loves its sports. The city put its stamp on Major League Baseball
                                                                                         with the arrival of Miller Park in the spring of 2001. The $400 million, one-of-a-
The Historic Third Ward is quickly becoming the “off-Broadway” of Milwaukee’s arts       kind ballpark features a convertible roof and natural grass. Offering the finest in



                                                                                                                                                           Summerfest




                                                   Pabst Theatre




                                                                                                                                              Milwaukee Art Museum


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ballpark amenities, Miller Park is a park within a park - that is, it includes places to   also includes one of the best county park systems in the nation and an annual
tailgate along the Menomonee River, a sports-themed restaurant, and an elegantly           PGA Tour event in suburban Brown Deer. The 2005 PGA Championship was held
finished restaurant, the .300 Club. Miller Park also played host to the Major League       in Kohler, just one hour north of Milwaukee. The 2007 Senior PGA Championship
All-Star Game in 2002 and has hosted concerts and other special events.                    was also in Kohler.

Two of the city’s other professional sports teams, including the NBA’s Milwaukee           Milwaukee is also a tourist and business destination for travelers around the state
Bucks, play at the downtown Bradley Center. In addition, the U.S. Cellular Arena           and nation. The Midwest Express Center downtown serves as the city’s main con-
downtown is the home of the UWM men’s basketball team, as well as the Milwau-              vention center and draws groups from around the world to host their annual activi-
kee Wave of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The arena has undergone major reno-            ties in Milwaukee.
vations and also hosts a number of concerts and other special events.
                                                                                           Milwaukee is also easy to get to, located at the intersections of interstates 94 and
The Milwaukee Mile, an auto racing track located at State Fair Park, is home to a          43. Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport has nearly 20 airlines, over 500 daily
NASCAR Busch Series and an Indy Racing League event. Plus, the sports landscape            departures and arrivals and features a newly reconstructed public area.




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                                                                                                                                                       ilwaukee




    Milwaukee Skyline


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CARLOS SANTIAGO                                                    Chancellor

Carlos E. Santiago is beginning his fourth aca-
demic year as the Chancellor of the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Santiago is UWM’s seventh Chancellor. In this
position, he is the chief administrative officer of
the university and a partner with a great number
of constituents on and off campus.

Chancellor Santiago also holds the academic rank
of Professor of Economics at UWM. As a labor economist, he has regional expertise in
the Caribbean and Central America, with special emphasis on Puerto Rico.

His research interests include labor market issues, problems of structural adjust-
ment and debt and labor migration to the United States. He has received grants
and fellowships from a variety of organizations including the Ford Foundation,
Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Association, National Science Foundation and
Russell Sage Foundation.

He formerly held the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at
the University at Albany, State University of New York and functioned as the Chief
Operating Officer of the campus.

He also formerly held the post of Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. He     Chancellor Santiago speaks at the dedication ceremony for the
served as Associate Director of the Center for Latino, Latin American and Caribbean      new Pavilion.
Studies (CELAC), and was Chair of the University Faculty Senate at the University at
Albany for the academic year 1996-1997.                                                  another book and has published more than 30 articles and book reviews in a wide
                                                                                         variety of scholarly journals.
Santiago also has a strong background in working with athletics.
                                                                                         Along with Dr. Acosta-Belén, Dr. Santiago also is a founding co-editor of the Latino
With the University at Albany, Provost Santiago was a member of its National Col-        Research Review and was a member of the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus
legiate Athletic Association Certification Steering Committee, worked closely with the   International Relations Advisory Group.
athletics department on academics and admissions-related issues, and was involved
with the New York Giants annual National Football League summer training camp            Dr. Santiago’s wife, Azara Santiago-Rivera, is also part of the faculty at UWM. She is
held at the University at Albany.                                                        an associate professor of educational psychology in the School of Education.
                                                                                         Chancellor Santiago has a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University (‘82) and M.A.
“Universities must focus on creating the scholar-athlete,” Chancellor Santiago said.     degrees in economics from Cornell University (‘79) and the University of Puerto
“Winning is nice, but first and foremost you must focus on the academics. UWM’s          Rico (‘75).
consistent performance -- in both winning championships and placing leading
numbers of students on the Horizon League’s Academic Honor Roll -- demonstrates          Like most other boys growing up in Puerto Rico, Dr. Santiago played baseball year-
our commitment to both of these objectives.”                                             round and aspired to follow national heroes Roberto Clemente and Orlando Cepeda
                                                                                         to Major League Baseball. Dr. Santiago played third base throughout high school and
Dr. Santiago is the author or co-author of five books focusing on Puerto Rican           earned a place on his division’s all-star team. In recent years, his sporting interests
society and economy, with the latest being “Puerto Ricans in the United States:          have included golf, tennis, downhill skiing, walking and jogging. He also helped
A Contemporary Portrait,” co-authored with Edna Acosta-Belén. He has co-edited           coach softball teams for his daughters.

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RITA CHENG                                          Provost/Vice Chancellor            HELEN MAMARCHEV                                                Vice Chancellor
Rita Cheng is the Provost and Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwau-   Helen L. Mamarchev was named Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs this past Janu-
kee, a position she has held since April 2005.                                         ary.

Cheng joined UWM in 1988 as an assistant                                               She came to UWM from Illinois State University,
professor of accounting in the School of Business                                      where she served most recently as the Special
Administration. Within the School of Business                                          Projects Assistant to the President.
Administration, she held the title of A.O. Smith
Professor of Accounting, first as an associate                                         Prior to her most recent position at Illinois State
professor from 1994 to 2002 and then as a                                              University, she served as its Vice President for Stu-
professor from 2002 to 2004. She also served as                                        dent Affairs from 2000 to 2006. At the University
Special Assistant to the School of Business Dean                                       of Florida, she was the Associate Vice President
for Affirmative Action from 1994 to 2003. She has                                      for Student Affairs from 1985 to 2000 and the
also served the university in several high-level                                       Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs from
administrative capacities in recent years. She was the Interim Dean of the School      1983 to 1985.
of Continuing Education in 2004 and 2005, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs from 2002 to 2005 and Associate Dean of the School of Business Administra-     Dr. Mamarchev has a PhD in Counseling; Organizational Behavior and Industrial
tion from 1998 to 2003.                                                                Relations from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In addition, she earned an
                                                                                       M.S.Ed., with concentrations in College Student Personnel Administration; Guidance
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bishop’s University in Quebec, an MBA from the      and Counseling from Indiana University; and a B.A. with concentrations in Sociology
University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D from Temple University. Cheng has also been      and Social Science from Southern Methodist University.
actively involved with the athletic department throughout her career, serving as
faculty athletics representative from 1996-2004, while also being a regular in the
stands at most Panther events.                                                         MAUREEN KEYES Faculty Athletic Representative
                                                                                       Maureen Keyes is beginning her first year as the Faculty Athletic Representative
                  UWM ATHLETIC BOARD                                                   for UWM. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Exceptional
  The UWM Athletic Board plays a role           MEMBERS (AS OF OCT. 1)                 Education.
  in connecting the athletic depart-                Teresa Johnson
  ment to the rest of the campus com-                 Mark Keane
                                                                                       Keyes’ academic work has focused on school
  munity. Made up of a variety of staff               Jennifer Earl
                                                                                       reform related to special education. Her research
  and faculty members, students and                    Dinah Gygi
                                                                                       interests include spirituality and leadership for
                                                      Ginny Stoffel
  alumni, the board meets monthly                                                      justice. Keyes taught children with disabilities in
                                                       Jim Cleary
  and is involved in a number of the ac-                                               the public schools, including Milwaukee Public
                                                       Jose Torres
  tivities of the department. The board’s           Douglas Woods                      Schools, for almost 20 years. She has written
  stated mission includes fostering an                 Jose Torres                     papers and book chapters and co-authored the
  environment in which a diversified                Andrea Wrench                      book, “Meeting the Needs of Students of All
  athletic, intramural and recreation                Christine Faltz                   Abilities.”
  program can be competitively and                 Joseph Czarnecki
  financially successful. The board is              Festus Obiakor                     Keyes earned her undergraduate degree from UW-Whitewater, her master’s degree
  also dedicated to integrating a well-               Erika Sander
                                                                                       from UW-Oshkosh and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
  rounded program into the life of the              Alexis Townsley
  university, while also ensuring that                Neal Michals
                                                                                       In her role as faculty athletic representative, Keyes provides oversight and advice
                                                     Joshua Dirkse
  the programs operate in a manner                                                     in the administration of the athletics program. In particular, she reviews academic
                                                       Eric Becker
  that meets the highest ethical and                                                   performance and the delivery of academic services to the student-athlete. She is
                                                   Jennifer Thomas
  regulatory standards.                            Daniel Carpenter                    also involved in the monitoring of the personal welfare of the student-athletes and
                                                                                       institutional compliance with NCAA and conference regulations.

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BUD HAIDET                                               Athletic Director

Athletics has been a way of life for UWM Director
of Athletics Bud Haidet, and Haidet is busy mak-
ing success a way of life for the UWM Athletics
Department.

In fact, the department has experienced unprec-
edented success on and off the playing surface
under Haidet. In 2006-07, UWM won the Horizon
League’s Women’s All-Sports Trophy for a sixth
time while seeing teams in women’s soccer,
women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s indoor
and outdoor track and field win league crowns. The Panthers’ women’s soccer team
also advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for a second-straight
year.

In 2005-06, UWM won the McCafferty Trophy, the Horizon League’s All-Sports Trophy,
for the fourth time. UWM won 10 league titles and claimed a third-straight regular
season league title in men’s basketball. UWM has also won the women’s and men’s
all-sports awards.                                                                     Honor Roll in June, giving UWM the highest number per sport offered in the league.
                                                                                       Numerous Panthers have also won league and national academic awards, includ-
The biggest highlight of the 2005-06 campaign came after the Horizon League            ing three student-athletes earning Academic All-America honors this past school
basketball season was completed. The Panther men again made their mark in the          year. And, the current cumulative grade point average of all student-athletes is
NCAA Tournament, beating Big 12 power Oklahoma before falling to eventual na-          above 3.0.
tional champion Florida. At the same time, the Panther women were battling with
Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament, only to fall in the contest. Those basketball   Haidet has also directed an upgrade in facilities for all of UWM athletics. The recently-
accomplishments came on the heels of a 2005 postseason run that saw the Panther        completed Klotsche Center renovation - the Pavilion - has vastly improved the office
men advance to the Sweet 16 and garner national recognition.                           and training space for the athletic department and its student-athletes.

Basketball is far from the only sport where UWM has experienced tremendous             Haidet has also led the extremely successful move by the men’s basketball team to
success. In fact, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams advanced to the second       the U.S. Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee and shown the way for improve-
round of the NCAA Tournament in 2005. The men knocked off Bradley before falling       ments at Henry Aaron Field and Engelmann Field, which had lights installed for
in overtime to national runner-up New Mexico, while the women beat Purdue before       play in 2006.
falling to Marquette on a last-second goal.
The success at UWM actually started long ago. UWM finished second in the McCafferty    Over Haidet’s tenure, athletics at UWM has moved from NAIA Division II to NCAA
Trophy standings during the 1997-98 school year and during the 1999-2000 school        Division I status, and from independent status to membership in two athletic confer-
year. In fact, following the 1999-2000 season, UWM finished just one point out of      ences. Haidet notes that the strong commitment to athletics by the institution and
first place and won the MCC men’s all-sports championship. The Panthers then won       student association has greatly contributed to the rapid and successful growth of
the league’s all-sports trophy for the first time after the 2000-01 season, and then   the program. He also feels past student-athletes, coaches and administrators helped
won it again after the 2003-04 campaign.                                               set in motion the success UWM enjoys.

Many of UWM’s teams have also gained national recognition under Haidet. The            Haidet is active in numerous NCAA activities. He has completed Level I-III NCAA
great success of the men’s basketball team also includes an NCAA berth in 2003         Athletics Management courses and was a member of two NCAA Division I Peer
and a National Invitation Tournament appearance in 2004. The men’s soccer team         Review Certification teams and two NCAA committees. He was also recently the chair
has qualified for five of the last six NCAA Tournaments and has been ranked as high    of the Horizon League’s Executive Council and is active in all of the league’s activities.
as eighth in the nation. The women’s volleyball team has qualified for six of the      Prior to coming to UWM, Haidet was an athletics administrator at Miami University
last nine NCAA Tournaments. The women’s basketball team also made the NCAA             in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He was
Tournament in 2001 and 2006, the women’s soccer team has been in the tourna-           inducted into the Miami Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.
ment four out of the last six years and the baseball team has also been a regular in
the NCAA Tournament.                                                                   A former captain in the Marine Corps, Haidet enjoys weight training, hiking and
                                                                                       fishing, and spending time with his wife, Beth, stepson, Drew, four children and
In the classroom, 78 UWM student-athletes were named to the Horizon Academic           13 grandchildren.

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KATHY LITZAU                                       Associate Athletics Director          STEVE LAUTZ                                       Assistant Athletics Director
After spending 14 seasons as the head volleyball coach at the University of Wiscon-      Steve Lautz is starting his fifth year as the compliance coordinator for UWM Athletics
sin-Milwaukee, Kathy Litzau has moved into a role as an associate athletics director     and was promoted to assistant athletics director for compliance this past summer.
senior woman administrator at the school.
                                                                                         Prior to coming to UWM, Lautz was a law clerk
In her new role, Litzau is overseeing a variety                                          and associate for Bond, Schoeneck and King in
of sports as well as the areas of student-athlete                                        Overland Park, Kan., for four years. He represented
support services and student welfare. She is                                             colleges and universities on matters involving
also acting as the liason between the athletic                                           NCAA legislation and conducted investigations
department and the campus and community                                                  of alleged NCAA rules violations. He was also
while coordinating community relations projects                                          involved in conducting audits of athletic depart-
for the department.                                                                      ments, particularly in the areas of recruiting,
                                                                                         summer camps and clinics.
The numbers for Litzau’s 14-year career as head
volleyball coach are astounding. Last year’s regular season title was the fourth-        He did his undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus before attending law school
straight for the Panthers, while UWM also won 20 matches for the ninth time in the       at the University of Kansas. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Kansas Journal
last 10 years. Litzau was named Horizon League Coach of the Year seven times while       of Law and Public Policy.
leading the Panthers to eight Horizon League regular season titles. Her 131 Horizon
League victories were by far the most of any active league coach. In all, Litzau led
the Panthers to 271 wins in her career.                                                  JASON CLARK                                       Assistant Athletics Director
                                                                                         Jason Clark was named the assistant athletics director for external operations in
Litzau is a graduate of Notre Dame, where she played volleyball for four years and
                                                                                         April of 1999.
was the team captain and most valuable player her senior season. She also has a
master’s degree from Illinois, where she spent time as an assistant volleyball coach.
                                                                                         Clark serves as the marketing director for UWM’s
The Naperville, Ill., native also worked at Wisconsin and Michigan State before taking
                                                                                         athletics department while also participating in
over at UWM in 1993.
                                                                                         other external affairs.

Litzau and her husband, Steve, have three daughters - Lauren, Danielle and Kayce
                                                                                         His main responsibilities are maintenance of
- and a son - Nicholas.
                                                                                         sponsorship sales, marketing, promotions and
                                                                                         advertising for all 15 of UWM’s varsity sports.
JOHN STEWART                                            Corporate Sales Manager
                                                                                         In addition, he oversees the Panther Media Net-
John Stewart is the corporate sales manager for UWM Athletics.                           work, helping to coordinate UWM’s relationships
                                                                                         with radio partner Clear Channel and television partner Time Warner Cable. Clark
He was added as a full-time staff member in                                              also helps to coordinate some special events for the athletic department, including
October of 2005 thanks to the incredible growth                                          the athletic department’s participation in the Wisconsin State Fair.
of the Panthers’ corporate partner program. He is
responsible for advertising sales that are visible on                                    Plus, Clark is responsible for the activities of the UWM cheerleaders and the school’s
the Panthers’ radio and television broadcasts, in                                        new mascot, Pounce.
signage during UWM events, in game programs,
on the official athletics website and in other areas.                                    Clark is originally from Petersburg, Ind., and lives with his wife, Ginger, and his one-
Stewart and his wife, Bridget, and daughters                                             year-old daughter, Jorga, in Oak Creek.
Lauren, Alison and Ann, live in Shorewood.




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LEVAR RIDGEWAY                                    Ticket and Events Manager           MELANIE FISHER                                        Athletics Development
LeVar Ridgeway directs the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s athletic ticket and    Melanie Fisher is in her third year as the Director of Athletics Development at
events office. The ticket and events office directs all home events at the Klotsche   UWM.
Center, Engelmann Field and the U.S. Cellular Arena. UWM also works closely
with Ticketmaster for ticketing of its men’s and                                      Fisher directs the fundraising efforts for the ath-
women’s basketball games.                                                             letics department, specifically coordinating the
                                                                                      efforts of The Panther Fund. Donors can make a
In particular, Ridgeway works closely with all of                                     general donation to athletics, specify their money
UWM’s season-ticket holders while also helping                                        be directed toward any of UWM’s 15 varsity sports,
to coordinate UWM’s efforts with the U.S. Cellular                                    or donate into other areas. Before coming to
Arena during the men’s basketball season. Ridge-                                      UWM, Fisher worked for the American Diabetes
way, who attended UW-Whitewater, worked                                               Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. She
as an intern in UWM’s marketing department                                            played basketball at the College of DuPage and
before becoming the ticket and events manager                                         the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Fisher and
in January of 2002.                                                                   her husband, xxxx, live in xxxxx.



BRIAN MORGAN Asst. Ticket and Events Manager                                                         UWM HEAD COACHES
Brian Morgan is the assistant ticket and events manager for UWM Athletics.

In his role, Morgan directs many of the group-
sales efforts for the Panthers. He also directs
UWM’s concessions operations at the Klotsche
Center and Engelmann Field. Morgan, who at-
tended UW-LaCrosse, worked for the Milwaukee
Brewers before joining the UWM staff.                                                       SCOTT DOFFEK                  ROB JETER              SANDY BOTHAM
                                                                                              BASEBALL                 MEN’S BASKEBALL         WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Morgan and his wife, Shannon, live in Grafton
with their daughter, Marissa.




KRIS HEIJNEN                            Marketing and Promotions Intern
Kris Heijnen is in his first year as a marketing and promotions intern for the UWM
Athletics Department.
                                                                                            JON COLEMAN               MICHAEL MOYNIHAN            DAVE GRIFFORE
                                                                                            MEN’S SOCCER               WOMEN’S SOCCER           SWIMMING & DIVING
Heinjen, a UWM alum, is coordinating efforts
for the Panther Pack, the new student rewards
group at UWM.

He is also assisting with the efforts for both cam-
pus and neighborhood marketing as well helping
with game management and promotions.

He is a native of Waterford, WI and graduated from                                        MATT McCASKILL                 PETE CORFELD            SUSIE JOHNSON
                                                                                          WOMEN’S TENNIS               XC/TRACK & FIELD        WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
UWM in 2006. He now resides in Shorewood.

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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT STAFF                                       WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Bud Haidet                                                 haidet@uwm.edu        Sandy Botham                                                    sbotham@uwm.edu
        Director of Athletics                                         229-5669         Head Coach                                                          229-4405
Kathy Litzau                                              kclitzau@uwm.edu       John Motherwell                                                  mowell@uwm.edu
        Associate Athletic Director/SWA                               229-3739         Assistant Coach                                                     229-5661
Jason Clark                                                jtclark@uwm.edu       Sheila Roux                                                        sroux@uwm.edu
        Assistant Athletic Director                                   229-2351         Assistant Coach                                                     229-4172
Stephen Lautz                                              sjlautz@uwm.edu       Lindsay Bronson                                                 bronsonl@uwm.edu
        Assistant Athletic Director - Compliance                      229-3073         Assistant Coach                                                     229-3889
Kevin O’Connor                                                 kjoc@uwm.edu      Brenna Rollie                                                     rollieb@uwm.edu
        Sports Information Director                                   229-5674         Director of Basketball Operations                                   229-2468
Kevin Conway                                            conway2@uwm.edu
        Assistant Sports Information Director                         229-2413   MEN’S SOCCER
Chris Zills                                                   czills@uwm.edu     Jon Coleman                                                         jpc9@uwm.edu
        Assistant Sports Information Director                         229-4593         Head Coach                                                         229-5150
LeVar Ridgeway                                              lridge@uwm.edu       Bob Spielmann                                                      bjs16@uwm.edu
        Ticket and Events Manager                                     229-2958         Associate Head Coach                                               229-5377
Brian Morgan                                              brianm@uwm.edu         Chris Dadaian                                                    dadaian@uwm.edu
        Assistant Ticket and Events Manager                           229-2958         Assistant Coach                                                    229-4498
Dave Clark                                                     h2o@uwm.edu
        Director of Camps, Facilities and Scheduling                  229-2238   WOMEN’S SOCCER
Tom Vollman                                             tvollman@uwm.edu         Mike Moynihan                                                  moynihan@uwm.edu
        Athletic Academic Advisor                                     229-2257         Head Coach                                                         229-4554
Sharif Chambliss                                        chamblis@uwm.edu         David Nikolic                                                    cosmo@uwm.edu
        Student-Athlete Tutor/Mentor                                  229-2257         Associate Head Coach                                               229-2305
John Stewart                                                 jstew@uwm.edu       Chris Maravalli                                                 maravall@uwm.edu
        Director Corporate Sales                                      229-5634         Assistant Coach                                                    229-5581
Kris Heinjen                                           krheijnen@uwm.edu
        Marketing Assistant                                           229-1110   MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Melanie Fisher                                          mnfisher@uwm.edu         Dave Griffore                                                     griffore@uwm.edu
        Athletic Development                                          229-3904          Head Coach                                                           229-5153
Celita Kouzes                                                celita@uwm.edu      Erica Janssen                                                    jansseel@uwm.edu
        Accountant                                                    229-3383          Assistant Coach                                                      229-1131
Ann Brantman                                           annrabon@uwm.edu          Addie Ardelt                                                     alardelt@uwm.edu
        University Services Program Associate                         229-5669          Assistant Coach                                                      229-0534
Brenda Brown                                             brownbj@uwm.edu         Todd Hill                                                             hillt@uwm.edu
        University Services Program Associate                         229-5151          Diving Coach                                                         229-0534
Jill Jurena                                                        jj@uwm.edu
        University Services Program Associate                         229-3710   WOMEN’S TENNIS
Deidre Merritt                                             deidre@uwm.edu        Matt McCaskill                                                  mattmcc@uwm.edu
        University Services Program Associate                         229-5158        Head Coach                                                         229-5523
Vicki Hastings                                       cgvhastings@juno.com
        Cheerleading Co-Coach                                         229-3777   MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY
Leigh Wallace                                         cheer4uwm@aol.com          Pete Corfeld                                      pcxc@uwm.edu
        Cheerleading Co-Coach                                         229-3777         Head Coach                                       229-5149
                                                                                 Jason Francis                                   jasonf@uwm.edu
BASEBALL                                                                               Assistant Coach                                  229-2567
Scott Doffek                                              royhobbs@uwm.edu       Stefan Rudiger                                srudiger@uwm.edu
      Head Coach                                                    229-5670           Assistant Coach                                  229-1130
Cory Bigler                                                 cbigler@uwm.edu
      Assistant Coach                                               229-2433     WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
                                                                                 Susie Johnson                                                  sketchum@uwm.edu
MEN’S BASKETBALL                                                                       Head Coach                                                         229-4483
Rob Jeter                                                     jeter@uwm.edu      Lindsey Spoden                                                  laspoden@uwm.edu
      Head Coach                                                    229-5158           Assistant Coach                                                    229-0535
Brian Bidlingmyer                                           bidbid@uwm.edu       Evan Berg                                                          berg2@uwm.edu
      Assistant Coach                                               229-6192           Assistant Coach                                                    229-3839
Chad Boudreau                                             chadbou@uwm.edu
      Assistant Coach                                               229-3738       The UWM Athletic Offices are located in the Pavilion, located on the northeast
Duffy Conroy                                               duffcon@uwm.edu         corner of campus. The parking garage adjacent to the Pavilion is accessible
      Assistant Coach                                               229-4294       from both Edgewood and Downer. If you enter from the garage, turn left in
Ronnie Jones                                                   ronj@uwm.edu        the Pavilion lobby and the athletic offices are on the left. If you arrive through
      Director of Basketball Operations                             229-4490       the main entrance on the east side of the building, the athletic offices are on
Chip MacKenzie                                           chipmack@uwm.edu
      Video Coordinator                                             229-5175       the right.


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              UWM ATHLETICS - A WINNING WAY                                                                                      IN THE THE NCAAS
                                                                                                                              UWMUWM INNCAA’S
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has moved                                                                                   MEN’S SOCCER
                                                                                                                                  1979 First Round
itself into a prominent position both regionally and                                                                              1980 First Round
nationally in the world of intercollegiate athletics.                                                                             1990 First Round
                                                                                                                                  2001 First Round
In fact, UWM has consistently shown it is the top                                                                                2002 Second Round
                                                                                                                                 2003 Second Round
athletic program in the Horizon League. The school has                                                                           2004 Second Round
won the league’s McCafferty Trophy four times in the                                                                             2005 Second Round
last seven years, including a stretch of three-straight
victories from 2003-04 to 2005-06. UWM has also won                                                                               TRACK & FIELD
                                                                                                                                   1996 Nationals
the women’s all-sports awards six times and the men’s                                                                              1997 Nationals
all-sports award three times.
                                                                                                                                 WOMEN’S SOCCER
The 2006-07 school year was another banner one for                                                                                1997 First Round
                                                                                                                                  2001 First Round
Panther sports, as UWM teams won seven league titles                                                                              2002 First Round
while a number of individuals also claimed league                                                                                2005 Second Round
crowns. The success started in the fall as both the                                                                              2006 Second Round
women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams won
                                                                                                                               WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
the league regular season crown, with the volleyball                                                                             1998 First Round
squad also capturing the league tourney title. Both                                                                              1999 First Round
teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament, where the                                                                                 2000 First Round
women’s soccer team moved to the second round for          college basketball fans.                                              2001 First Round
                                                                                                                                 2002 First Round
the second-straight season.                                                                                                      2006 First Round
                                                           You have to go even further back to find the true start
UWM also continued its dominance in track and field,       of the great run of success at UWM. In the 2002-03                       BASEBALL
winning indoor and outdoor team titles on both             season, UWM won five league titles and sent four
                                                                                                                                   1999 Regionals
                                                                                                                                   2001 Regionals
the men’s and women’s sides. Those championships           teams to NCAA Tourmament play. The Panther men’s                        2002 Regionals
brought to 28 the number of team track league titles       soccer team was ranked as high as eighth in the nation
UWM has won since 1998.                                    and the men’s basketball team made its first NCAA                   WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
                                                           Tournament appearance. UWM’s first McCafferty Trophy
                                                                                                                                 2001 First Round
                                                                                                                                 2006 First Round
But the 2006-07 season was far from the first successful   came after the Panthers won nine league titles in the
one for Panther athletics. In 2005-06, UWM saw both        2000-01 school year.                                                 MEN’S BASKETBALL
of its soccer teams win league titles and advance to                                                                              2003 First Round
the second round of the NCAA Tournament, while the         UWM student-athletes have also become known
                                                                                                                                   2005 Sweet 16
                                                                                                                                 2006 Second Round
men’s and women’s basketball teams also played in          for their work in the classroom. This past spring, 78
the NCAA Tourney. The men again caught the eyes of         student-athletes were named to the Horizon League               UWM IN THE CLASSROOM
the nation with a win over Oklahoma in the first round     Academic Honor Roll. UWM student-athletes also                  DEPARTMENTAL TEAM CUME GPA
before being eliminated by eventual national champion      regularly appear on the league’s academic all-league                  (AS OF JUNE 2007)
Florida in the second round.                               teams and the cumulative grade-point average for the                        3.197
                                                           athletic department consistently is above 3.0, with a
                                                                                                                         NUMBER OF STUDENT-ATHLETES WITH
The men’s basketball team also helped put UWM              3.197 cumulative GPA the mark as of this past June.               3.0-OR-BETTER CUME GPA
athletics on the national map in 2004-05. UWM pulled                                                                             (AS OF JUNE 2007)
off upset wins over Alabama and Boston College to          Quality facilities are also a part of the athletic scene at                   174
advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The        UWM. The new Pavilion, an addition to the Klotsche
Panthers were eventually eliminated from the tourna-       Center, opened in January of 2006 and now houses all of             STUDENT-ATHLETES ON
                                                                                                                                LEAGUE HONOR ROLL
ment by national runner-up Illinois, but UWM had           the athletics offices, as well as new locker rooms, team                     78
already captured the hearts and minds of the nation’s      rooms, training rooms, weight rooms and an academic

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                                                                                                                       UWM’S LEAGUE AWARDS
                                                                                                                        MCCAFFERTY TROPHY WINNER
                                                                                                                           2001, 2004, 2005, 2006

                                                                                                                        WOMEN’S ALL-SPORTS AWARD
                                                                                                                       2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007

                                                                                                                          MEN’S ALL-SPORTS AWARD
                                                                                                                               2000, 2005, 2006
                                                                                                                         UWM’S LEAGUE TITLES
                                                                                                                                  BASEBALL
                                                                                                                            1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

                                                                                                                           MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
                                                                                                                                   1993

                                                                                                                         WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
                                                                                                                               1992, 1993

                                                                                                                        MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
                                                                                                                           1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,
                                                                                                                         2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
center. The facility, which also includes a tremendous     the field last summer, and a new team room has also
amount of space for the general student population,        been developed. The Panther baseball team plays at          MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
                                                                                                                           1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,
rates as one of the best athletic office and workout       Henry Aaron Field, while occassionally getting the
                                                                                                                         2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
facilities in the Horizon League.                          chance to play at Miller Park. Extensive work on the
                                                           field, fencing and dugouts has been completed over         WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The project also included a renovation of the 5,000-seat   the last few years, with plans for additional renova-        2000, 2001,2003, 2006, 2007
Klotsche Center, which is home to the women’s volley-      tions on the table.
                                                                                                                     WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
ball, women’s basketball and track and field teams. The                                                                 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007
facility now has air conditioning and a new sound sys-     Athletics has a long history at UWM. Some sports
tem, as well as two new concession stands. Plus, with      records date back to the late 1800’s and UWM fielded a        MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
                                                                                                                                   2000
it standing adjacent to the new Pavilion, fans attending   football team until 1974. UWM has played on all levels
events can park in the Pavilion’s new parking garage       of NCAA competition, including stints as a Division II      WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
and attend events without ever stepping outside. The       and Division III institution along with its current run               2001
swimming and diving teams have their own pool in the       in Division I. UWM athletics also spent some years in
                                                                                                                               MEN’ S SOCCER
Klotsche Center, located on the lower level.               NAIA competition.
                                                                                                                            1990,1993,1997, 2001,
                                                                                                                            2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
UWM’s men’s basketball team has played at the U.S.         The school’s athletic teams have also competed in the
Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee since the 2003        Wisconsin state school league for a number of years,               WOMEN’S SOCCER
                                                                                                                            1997, 2000, 2001, 2002,
Horizon League Tournament. The move downtown has           while competing in the Mid-Continent Conference and
                                                                                                                            2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
been a successful one, with attendance records set         Midwestern Collegiate Conference/Horizon League
each season the Panthers have played in the historic       since moving all of its varsity sports to Division I in         WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
building.                                                  the fall of 1990.                                             1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,
                                                                                                                         2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Meanwhile, UWM’s other recent facility improvements        UWM has 15 varsity athletic teams and offers its pro-            MEN’S BASKETBALL
have come at the soccer and baseball fields. On-campus     spective student-athletes aid in the form of athletic            2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Engelmann Field, home of the Panther soccer teams,         scholarships. Full and partial scholarships, based on
                                                                                                                           WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
is reknowned to be one of the best collegiate soccer       athletic ability and academic success, are available in             2001, 2006
facilities in the country. Lights were been added to       all 15 varsity sports.

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Athletic Department is committed to
                                                                                          The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a member of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life
enhancing the opportunities of academic, athletic and personal success of every
                                                                                          Skills Program. The mission of the NCAA and the University of Wisconsin-Mil-
student-athlete. As part of UWM’s commitment, a partnership has been created
                                                                                          waukee is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the campus
between the academic and athletic communities on campus to give all student-
                                                                                          educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student
athletes an opportunity to achieve academic success.
                                                                                          body. With this in mind, the UWM program, “SUCCESS,” was created to support
                                                                                          student-athlete development and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete
UWM has had a full-time athletic academic advisor since 1998, and recently added
                                                                                          experience within the university setting.
a second staff member dedicated to academics, reinforcing its commitment to its
student-athletes’ academic success. All new student-athletes meet with their advisor
                                                                                                      Student-Athletes
on an individual basis to assess specific needs. Programs for academic advancement
                                                                                                      United for
are developed, including monitoring courses, grades and academic progress.
                                                                                                      Commitment to Excellence
                                                                                                      Challenges
UWM’s commitment has paid off. The Panthers have regularly had more student-
                                                                                                      Education
athletes on the Horizon League Honor Roll than any other league school, and the
                                                                                                      Service to Community and
department’s cumulative grade-point average is better-than-3.0.
                                                                                                      Skills for Life

The Academic Assistance Center, located in the new Pavilion, provides student-ath-
                                                                                          The life skills program includes five major commitments:
letes with a quiet place to study, as well as one-on-one tutoring opportunities. The
                                                                                          • COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – to support the academic prog-
academic center also houses a full computer lab and numerous tutoring rooms, and
                                                                                          ress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.
provides a closely-monitored atmosphere for studying and academic progress.
                                                                                          • COMMITMENT TO ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE – to build philosophical founda-
                                                                                          tions for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable
• PRIORITY REGISTRATION - ACADEMIC MONITORING
                                                                                          and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete.
Student-athletes receive priority when registering for classes. Academic advisors pro-
                                                                                          • COMMITMENT TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – to support the develop-
vide ongoing assistance with class scheduling and career planning. Progress reports
                                                                                          ment of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional
from the professors of each student-athlete are sought periodically throughout the
                                                                                          well-being, personal growth and decision-making skills.
year, and academic progress is monitored regularly.
                                                                                          • COMMITMENT TO CAREER DEVELOPMENT – to encourage the student-
                                                                                          athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.
• TUTORS
                                                                                          • COMMITMENT TO SERVICE – to engage the student-athlete in service to
Individuals and group tutors are available in all subjects to student-athletes upon re-
                                                                                          his/her campus and surrounding communities.
quest. The new Pavilion has private tutoring and study rooms for student-athletes.

                                                                                          As participants in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, numerous UWM student-ath-
• STRUCTURED STUDY
                                                                                          letes - including two men’s basketball players - have been chosen to participate
All freshmen are required to attend study table for eight hours per week. Students
                                                                                          in the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference. Kalombo Kadima was chosen to
meet Monday through Thursday for two hours per night and are monitored by a
                                                                                          be a part of the conference in 2000, while Dan Weisse took part in the confer-
member of the coaching staff. Upperclassmen with a cumulative grade point aver-
                                                                                          ence in 2001. Three women’s soccer players from UWM - Fanta Cooper in 1999,
age of less than 3.0 are also required to attend, however their hours are pro-rated
                                                                                          Erin Blaedow in 2000 and Erin Shaugnessy in 2003 - have also taken part in the
based on their GPA.
                                                                                          conference, as has Chris Dadaian of the men’s soccer team in 2004.

• POST-GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                          The NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference is one of the largest noncompeti-
UWM boasts a 95 percent job placement rate through the on-campus Career De-
                                                                                          tive gatherings of student-athletes representing NCAA Divisions I, II and III. The
velopment Center. Approximately 200 employers interview on-campus each year.
                                                                                          participating student-athletes are selected from more than 1,000 nominations
Workshops are offered to assist student-athletes in planning their career paths.
                                                                                          that were submitted by member institutions that participate in the NCAA’s
Numerous internships and job opportunities are available in the metro Milwaukee
                                                                                          CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
area, the business and economic center of Wisconsin.

                                                                                          Criteria for selection to the leadership conference include the student-athletes’
                                                                                          demonstrated ability and strong desire to be a leader and potential to benefit
                                                                                          significantly from a leadership-development experience.

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TOM VOLLMAN                                       Athletics Academic Advisor              The UWM Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is composed of current
                                                                                          Panther student-athletes. It is assembled to provide insight into the student-
Tom Vollman currently serves as UWM’s athletics academic advisor. In addition
                                                                                          athlete experience by promoting, fostering, designing and implementing
to developing a comprehensive program for academic enhancement, Vollman is
                                                                                          programs that encourage academic achievement, professional development,
responsible for providing tutoring and support service assistance, coordinating           health-conscious life choices and social responsibility.
coursework, and monitoring grade reports,
academic progress, and degree completion                                                  The UWM SAAC is committed to the following initiatives:
requirements.
                                                                                          • Providing student-athletes with the opportunity to effectively communicate
Vollman is also extensively involved in the                                               with the department administration and offer suggestions to enhance the quality
CHAMPS/Life Skills Program at UWM, coordinat-                                             of the student-athlete experience
ing academic workshops for student-athletes. He
                                                                                          • Promoting effective communication among coaches, the department admin-
helps to spearhead the athletic department’s
                                                                                          istration and student-athletes
various community service projects, including
the regular “Neighborhood Clean-Up” events
                                                                                          • Promoting an awareness of UWM Athletics throughout the campus and the
the athletic department participates in. Vollman is also part of the planning for         Greater Milwaukee area
UWM’s annual Student-Athlete Awards Ceremony and has coordinated a number
of student-athlete social activities. Before joining the UWM Athletics Department         • Reviewing NCAA legislative proposals and make recommendations to the
staff, Vollman worked as an English instructor with UWM’s Academic Opportunity            department administration
Center. He also taught English, math, literature and history at the Marva Collins
Preparatory School of Wisconsin.                                                          SAAC members serve as liaisons between student-athletes, the athletic admin-
                                                                                          istration and the campus community. Athletes are encouraged to communicate
Vollman is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in both psychol-   concerns and ideas to their captains and/or for discussion at scheduled com-
                                                                                          mittee meetings.
ogy and philosophy from Marquette University in 1999 and then earned a masters
degree in Liberal Studies from UWM in 2004.
                                                                                          The UWM SAAC operates in conjunction with the Horizon League SAAC and the
                                                                                          NCAA SAAC. Steve Bode of men’s soccer and Sarah Moore of women’s volleyball
SHARIF CHAMBLISS                                                    Tutor/Mentor          represented UWM on the Horizon League SAAC last year. Moore also sat on the
                                                                                          NCAA SAAC.
Former Big Ten basketball standout Sharif Chambliss has been added to the UWM
athletic department staff as a Student-Athlete Academic Support Tutor/Mentor.                                  2007-08 UWM SAAC MEMBERS
                                                                                               Shannon Buttchen, T&F                      Paige Paulsen, basketball
In his position, which was created for the                                                         Tim Hoy, baseball                        Aubri Rote, basketball
2006-07 school year, Chambliss will provide                                                   Bridget Fargen, swimming                    Jody Crumble, basketball
both academic and personal support to UWM                                                           Steph Ross, T&F                       Jody McClain, basketball
student-athletes. In particular, he will work                                                  Angie Huebner, T&F/XC                        Tenzin Rampa, soccer
closely with student-athletes in need of extra                                                      Darren Cole, T&F                        Amanda Winn, soccer
assistance in helping them achieve success in                                                      Steve Bode, soccer                     David Adams, swimming
                                                                                                 Nick Hawley, T&F/XC                      Brian Randall, swimming
the classroom.
                                                                                                 Jess Kelly, swimming                   Jeremy Waldhart, swimming
                                                                                                  Kate Megna, soccer                      Kristin Skiba, swimming
Chambliss, a Racine native who attended St.
                                                                                                Dave Yugo, swimming                         Lauren Fenley, tennis
Catherine’s High School, played three seasons at                                                Breit Nelson, volleyball                 Ashley Schoneman, tennis
Penn State before tranferring to the University of Wisconsin for his final season of           Grant Fernstrum, soccer                        Isaiah Adams, T&F
eligibility. He started 30 games for the Badgers during the 2004-05 season, help-               Sam Sivilotti, baseball                       Lary Ehrhorn, T&F
ing UW to the Elite Eight. He finished his career eighth in Big Ten history with 255          Andy Hetebrueg, baseball                       Liz Brothen, T&F/XC
three-pointers while scoring 1,106 career points.                                                 Zach Hoch, baseball                        Jenni Saarinen, T&F
                                                                                              Torre Johnson, basketball                    Becky Peters, volleyball
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The people responsible for keeping the Panthers             based physicians, along with three team orthopedists
healthy on the playing field and off the sideline are       - Dr. Don Middleton, Dr. William Smith and Dr. Todd
                                                                                                                                    STEVE FELDE
UWM’s athletics trainers and medical consultants.           Swensen. All are community-based and work through
                                                                                                                             Strength and Conditioning Coach
                                                            Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital and Orthopaedic Hospital       Steve Felde directs the strength and conditioning ef-
The full-time staff includes Director John Ochsenwald       of Wisconsin.                                               forts for the UWM athletic department.
and athletic trainers David Beine, Becky Worman, Renee
Manofsky, Sue Olbrantz, Joe McBeth, Strength and            There is an athletic training room in the Pavilion.         Felde came to UWM in
Conditioning Coach Steve Felde, as well as Tom Labish,      In addition to teaching the undergraduate student           August of 2006 after
DPT, ATC. They are assisted by 38 undergraduate assis-      athletic trainers, the staff cares for the more than 275    working as an assis-
tant athletic trainers, all of whom are working toward      student-athletes at UWM. This includes prevention of        tant strength coach
becoming certified athletic trainers via the Athletic       injuries through taping, bracing, flexibility, strength,    at the University of
Trainer Education Program, in conjunction with the          computerized nutrition programs, injury evaluation,         Minnesota.
Department of Human Movement Sciences.                      pre- and post-practice treatments, and rehabilitation.
                                                            Each year, facilities and equipment are upgraded to         He has also worked
The staff also includes Team Physicians Dr. Brian Hirano,   maintain the care for all UWM student-athletes on           as a personal trainer
MD, and Dr. John Stech, DO, both Columbia St. Mary’s-       the cutting edge.                                           at the Wisconsin Athletic Club and Synergy Strategic
                                                                                                                        Fitness while serving as strength and conditioning
                                                                                                                        coach at Grafton High School and assistant strength and
  JOHN OCHSENWALD                                              RENEE` MANOFSKY                                          conditioning coach at Concordia (Wis.) University.
         Director of Sports Medicine                                   Assistant Athletic Trainer
                                                                                                                        Felde, a Milwaukee native, now lives in Grafton with
Director of Sports Medicine John Ochsenwald oversees        Renee Manofsky is the athletic trainer assigned to the      his wife, Wendie.
the sports medicine department.                             women’s basketball and volleyball programs and is in
                                                            her third year at Milwaukee.
Ochsenwald, who has
been at UWM since                                           Manofsky comes to
                                                                                                                         DR. DON MIDDLETON
                                                                                                                                           Team Doctor
1992, supervises as-                                        UWM from the Uni-
sistant trainers and                                        versity of Illinois,                                        Dr. Don Middleton has been a team physician with
student trainers in all                                     where she completed                                         UWM for the past seven years.
sports, and serves as                                       her master of science
staff athletic trainer                                      in athletic training                                        Born and raised in
for the men’s soc-                                          in 2005. While with                                         Madison, he attended
cer and men’s and                                           the Fighting Illini, she                                    Northwestern where
women’s swimming                                            was the head athletic                                       he played soccer and
programs. He is also a clinical assistant professor and     trainer for women’s                                         was named Defensive
teacher in the Athletic Training Education Program.         swimming and diving and softball. In this position, she     MVP of the Big Ten
                                                            handled prevention of injury, rehabilitation programs       Tournament in 1983.
Ochsenwald came to UWM from the University of               and physician referrals, among other things. Manofsky
Illinois, where he was an assistant athletic trainer for    was also a clinical instructor and teaching assistant,      He attended medical
10 years. At Illinois, Ochsenwald worked primarily with     while working towards completion of her masters.            school in Chicago at Northwestern Medical School. He
the football, baseball and wrestling teams.                                                                             completed his residency at the Medical College of Wis-
                                                            Manofsky received her bachelor of science in athletic       consin and in England and has been in private practice
A 1980 graduate of The Ohio State University, Ochsen-       training from Eastern Michigan in 2003. As an under-        with Orthopedic Consultants since 1993.
wald received his master’s degree from Illinois in 1982.    graduate at EMU, she spent time as an intern at Fraser
He worked at Illinois as a graduate assistant athletic      High School in Fraser, Mich., working with the boys’        Don and his wife, Mary, live in Whitefi sh Bay with their
trainer before assuming a full-time position there. Och-    basketball and girls’ volleyball programs. She also spent   four children. The entire family enjoys being involved
senwald and his wife, Jan, have two children, Jenna and     the 2002 season working with the Eastern Michigan           with sports and they spend much of their free time
Jamie, and make their home in Cedarburg.                    women’s volleyball team.                                    attending each other’s events.

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s newest on-campus building is the Pavil-
ion, which is the home of UWM Athletics. The Pavilion officially opened its doors
to the public in January of 2006, though some work on the structure and the adja-
cent grounds continued throughout the year. The building was officially dedicated
by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and UWM Chancellor Carlos Santiago on May 2,
2006.

Among the new athletics facilities in the building are offices for coaches and staff, a
student-athlete-only weight room, new locker rooms for all teams and team rooms
and lounges for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.

UWM student-athletes are also benefitting from the brand-new sports medicine
center in the Pavilion, which more than triples the previous space available for
UWM’s athletic trainers. The facility also includes a 2,800-square-foot academic as-
sistance center to help student-athletes in the classroom. The new academic center
includes a computer lab along with group and individual study and tutoring rooms.
A 618-space indoor parking garage is also part of the facility.

“Success leaves clues, and with our entire athletic program ranking as the most
successful in the league year after year, we now have something that really proves
that,” UWM men’s basketball head coach Rob Jeter said. “The Pavilion is a great
place, not just for our team to train but for our players to have the academic as-
sistance center and resources right here. Our athletic training facility is outstanding
– it is on par with places like Wisconsin and Marquette that I have been previously.
The locker rooms, the team rooms, the weight room – this is a big-time college
atmosphere now. It has all the right pieces to make this an even more successful
athletic program.”

UWM’s general student population is also benefitting tremendously from the new
facility. A new fitness center has expansive rooms for cardio workouts, as well as a
weight room. The state-of-the-art area is the most visible from the outside of the
facility, as it features two levels of windows. The new recreation center has two
expansive levels and houses four sport courts surrounded by a suspended 1/8 mile
track. The facility is utilized by individuals seeking open gym space, run and walk
space on the track, and the University’s intramural programs. The building also
includes academic facilities for the College of Health Sciences along with accom-
modations for the new Physical Therapy and expanded Sports Medicine programs.

The $40 million project, which broke ground in June of 2003, came in below bud-
get. Half of the funding is coming from UWM parking fees, while the other half is
from state funds and student segregated fees. The athletic department has also
undertaken a variety of fundraising efforts for even greater enhancements within
its space in the facility. The most distinctive feature of the 135,000-gross-square-
foot Pavilion is the extensive use of glass “walls,” creating a feeling of openness and
allowing expansive views of nearby Downer Woods and the campus.


                                                                                          The exterior of the Pavilion (top), the new auxilary gym (middle) and the
                                                                                                                student-athlete computer lab

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                       KLOTSCHE CENTER - THE HOME OF UWM BASKETBALL
The J. Martin Klotsche Center is the home of the Panther
basketball.

The Klotsche Center was originally erected in 1977 and a
major addition to the facility - named The Pavilion - was
completed in January of 2006. The $45 million project
added new office space, weight rooms, locker rooms,
team rooms and a practice and intramural gymnasium
with an upper-level running track. The project has also
included renovations to the existing Klotsche Center,
including air conditioning, a new sound system and
new concession stands for the arena.

Prior to this project, which broke ground in May of
2003, the latest renovations to the existing building
had come prior to the 1998-99 school year. The $2
million project including the addition of comfort and
chairback seating.

In 1996, new wood flooring and a new indoor track
were added to the Klotsche Center. The floor has been
renovated as recently as this past summer with the ad-
dition of the new Horizon League logo, and the addition
of the new Panther and UWM logos was completed in              (Top) The Klotsche Center was filled to the rafters when the Panther men took on Wisconsin in 2002. It was
the summer of 1999.                                             the third-largest crowd in Klotsche Center history. (Bottom) Almost 2,000 fans attended UWM’s women’s
                                                                                                     game against Green Bay in 2007.

The Klotsche Center is a comfortable practice home            the 2002-03 season. The record for a volleyball crowd at   Track and Field Championships.
for Panther basketball with access to multiple courts         the Klotsche Center is 1,012, set when UWM defeated
and baskets during their workouts while also housing          ninth-ranked Wisconsin Sept. 1, 1999.                      In August of 2002, the Klotsche Center played host to
training facilities, weight facilities and more, all within                                                              a game involving the Yugoslavian National Basketball
close proximity.                                              The Klotsche Center is used as a practice facility for     team and NBA superstar Vlade Divac. The team wound
                                                              most of UWM’s varsity sports, and still serves as the      up winning the World Basketball Championships. The
The on-campus Klotsche Center also helped develop a           homecourt for volleyball and women’s basketball.           arena also played host to an appearance by President
strong homecourt advantage for the UWM basketball                                                                        George W. Bush that same month.
program.                                                      A four-lane indoor track, added in 1996, is home to the
                                                              UWM men’s and women’s track and field teams, and           The Klotsche Center is also home to UWM’s intramural
The Panthers have won 90 games over their last 10             the Klotsche Center pool, located on the lower level, is   program and also serves as the University’s recreation
seasons at home, including a 13-3 record last season.         home to the UWM swimming and diving teams.                 center. It features a 25-meter pool, racquetball courts,
In all, UWM has posted a 241-124 record all-time on                                                                      weight rooms, training rooms and classrooms for
its home floor.                                               The Klotsche Center has been the site of a number of       instructional use. The new construction is creating
                                                              major sporting events, including the the 2006 Horizon      additional usage space for both athletics and the
The Klotsche Center can hold as many as 5,000 specta-         League Women’s Basketball Championship after previ-        university community.
tors for a sporting event, and the volleyball capacity is     ously hosting the event in 2004. The Klotsche Center has
approximately 2,000. The largest crowd to ever see a          also been hom to the 1999 MCC Indoor Track and Field       The University’s first Convocation was held in the
sporting event at the Klotsche Center is 5,015, present       Championships, the 2001 Horizon League Women’s             Klotsche Center on Oct. 16, 1998, and a number of cam-
when the UWM men’s basketball team faced Butler in            Volleyball Championship and the 2002 Horizon League        pus events continue to be scheduled for the facility.

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                                                    KLOTSCHE CENTER RECORDS
INDIVIDUAL RECORDS                                    • FIELD GOALS MADE                                                         TEAM RECORDS
                                                      17, Traci Edwards, 1/17/07 vs. Cleveland State
• MINUTES PLAYED                                                                                                • MOST POINTS
47, Teri Stoltenberg, 1/19/00 vs. Valparaiso (OT)     • FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED                                   102 vs. Detroit, 1/19/02
                                                      33, Traci Edwards, 1/17/07 vs. Cleveland State
• POINTS                                                                                                        • 3-PT FIELD GOALS MADE
42, Traci Edwards, 1/17/07 vs. Cleveland State*       • FIELD GOAL PCT. (MIN 10 MADE)                           14 vs. Youngstown State, 2/2/02*
                                                      .833, Kimberly Becker, 2/27/03 vs. Wright State
• STEALS                                                                                                        • FREE THROWS MADE
7, Jessica Wilhite, 12/13/02 vs. New Hampshire        • 3-POINTERS MADE                                         38 vs. Nebraska, 12/13/97*
                                                      8, Jessica Wilhite, 12/4/02 vs. Northern Illinois
• BLOCKS                                                                                                        • FREE THROW PCT.
6, Traci Edwards, 1/17/07 vs. Cleveland State*        • 3-POINT PERCENT (MIN. 5 ATT.)                           .950 vs. Cleveland State, 2/12/00
6, Maria Viall, 11/22/02 vs. Purdue*                  1.000, Daryl Schaffeld, 2/27/99 vs. UIC**
                                                                                                                • MOST REBOUNDS
• REBOUNDS                                            • FREE THROWS MADE                                        60 vs. Northeastern Illinois, 1/22/91
21, Traci Edwards, 2/13/06 vs. UW-Green Bay           18, Corrin Von Wald, 1/19/00 vs. Valparaiso (OT)*
21, Maria Viall, 12/1/03 vs. Loyola                                                                             • ASSISTS
21, Teresa Teske, 2/9/91 vs. UW-Parkside              • FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED                                   28 vs. Central Michigan, 12/17/00**
                                                      18, Corrin Von Wald, 1/19/00 vs. Valparaiso (OT)
• ASSISTS                                                                                                       • STEALS
14, Pam Bartnik, 1/17/94 vs. Cleveland State*              * Also school record • ** Tied school record         22 vs. Furman, 11/28/98*



                  PANTHERS ALL-TIME AT HOME
  YEAR               W      L PCT.          YEAR        W L           PCT.
  1971-72             1     1 .500          1992-93      9 1          .900
  1972-73             1     1 .500          1993-94      8 6           571
  1973-74             2     2 .500          1994-95      2 8          .200
  1974-75             3     4 .429          1995-96      3 9          .250
  1975-76             4     3 .571          1996-97     10 2          .835
  1976-77             0     7 .000          1997-98      7 5          .583
  1977-78             1     7 .143          1998-99      6 5          .545
  1978-79             3     5 .375          1999-00      8 4          .667
  1979-80             6     2 .750          2000-01     11 2          .846
  1980-81             6     6 .500          2001-02      9 3          .750
  1981-82             7     4 .636          2002-03      8 5          .615
  1982-83            12     2 .857          2003-04     11 2          .846
  1983-84             8     1 .889          2004-05      7 5          .583
  1984-85            11     0 1.000         2005-06     13 3          .813
  1985-86             7     4 .636          2006-07      8 5          .615
  1986-87            10     2 .835          TOTAL      249 129        .659
  1987-88            12     0 1.000
  1988-89             9     3 .750
  1989-90             9     3 .750
  1990-91             6     4 .600                                                  Tickets for UWM women’s basketball games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets,
  1991-92            13     3 .813                                                  by phone at 414-276-4545 or online at ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $4-$6
                                                                                    for adults.

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Born as the Klotsche Krazies, UWM students have produce a great college basketball   to nearby road contests. And, the student section has been strong throughout the
atmosphere at both the Klotsche Center and U.S. Cellular Arena. Gold clothing and    last two NCAA Tournaments, with students putting aside their spring-break plans
body paint routinely fill the student section at Panther home games.                 to travel with the Panthers.

More than 1,500 students have regularly attended the biggest regular season          The Student Association is a major supporter of Panther athletics and helps organize
games of the year, with the numbers swelling to near 3,000 for Horizon League        a number of special events, including “Black Out” and “Gold Rush” days, as well as
Tournament action. UWM students also travel well, with bus trips sending student     giveaways, corn and brat roasts and other spirit-building activities.

The UWM Pep Band helps to pro-
vide atmosphere and school spirit
during the basketball season at
the Klotsche Center and the U.S.
Cellular Arena.

The band performs at most games
throughout the year, plus travels to
some away contests. The band has
performed at league tournaments
for both the men and the women
and performed at all five NCAA
Tournament appearances by the
men’s and women’s basketball
teams. Last year, the band was at
                                                                                     The UWM Dance Team performs at all home women’s basketball games, as well as at
both the women’s NCAA action in
                                                                                     numerous other athletic events throughout the year. The dance team is a registered
Chicago and the men’s tournament
                                                                                     student organization at UWM. It is an independent group not supervised or funded
action in Jacksonville. Scott Corley                                                 by the Athletic Department or the University. Formerly called the Pom Pon Girls, the
is the band’s director.                                                              dance team has been active on campus since 1963.

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The UWM Cheerleading Squad is a big part of the men’s and women’s basketball
programs, cheering at every home and traveling to some away games.

The cheerleaders also perform addition promotional functions for the program
and the rest of the athletic department. The cheerleaders are often a part of 4th of
July parades around the area. UWM also hosts one of the largest Collegiate Cheer
Camps in the country - the annual Universal Cheerleaders Association camp. Three
years ago, UWM received the prestigious Leadership and Game Day Plan Award.
This year, the team put on a stellar performance. UWM’s cheerleaders finished first
in the sideline cheer competition while finishing second in the cheer category and
the fight song category. The Panther cheerleaders also won the LEADERship award,
an award voted on by other all-female cheer squads. The camp, the largest cheer
camp in the country, was held in August at UWM. It regularly involves some of the
top cheerleading squads in the country.

Co-coaches Leigh Wallace and Vicki Hastings note that the expectations for the
cheerleaders at UWM are very high.

                                          “Our squad members not only dedicate
                                          their time to practices, workouts and
                                          all home men’s and women’s basketball
                                          games, but they also commit their time
                                          to the University, athletics, community
                                          and their team,” Hastings said.

                                          Charity and community service are
                                          also a big part of cheering at UWM.
                                          The cheerleaders take part in Al’s Run,
                                          the AIDS walk and other events around
                                          Milwaukee.


The need for a new Panther character has developed because the longtime UWM
mascot character, Victor E. Panther, has graduated from the University. So, a new
mascot character was designed and unveiled at Panther Madness Oct. 12.

Pounce was introduced at the
kick-off event for the 2007-08
basketball season, replacing
Victor E. as the face of Panther
Athletics.

Pounce will perform at a number
of athletic and university func-
tions, as well as making com-
munity appearances on behalf of
UWM athletics.                                                                         The UWM Athletics Logo has caught the attention of fans throughout Milwaukee
                                                                                       and is now prominently worn by people across the city.
Funding for the project to rede-
sign the mascot costume was                                                            Unveiled in August of 1999, the new logo replaced the “Running Panther,” which had
provided by the UWM Student                                                            been used since 1985. The logo was developed by Thiel Design of Milwaukee. The
Association.                                                                           logo is meant to symbolize a new, aggressive era of Panther athletics.

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THIS IS UWM | THE HORIZON LEAGUE
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In its 29th year, the Horizon League continues to as-         men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s       and then finished fourth at the 2005 NCAA Cross
pire toward its goal of being one of the nation’s lead-       and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball.                 Country Championships in leading the Butler women
ing athletics conferences while being recognized as                                                                       to a 24th-place national finish.
a leader in the development of student-athletes as            The Horizon League is headquartered in Indianapolis,
leaders and role models.                                      the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World,” with offices     • ACADEMIC SUCCESS
                                                              in the Pan American Plaza (201 S. Capitol Avenue),          Horizon League student-athletes also excel in the
The Horizon League membership features 10 public              located across the street from the RCA Dome and just        classroom as more than 500 have been named to the
and private institutions that have impressive academ-         blocks from Conseco Fieldhouse, the State Capitol           Academic Honor Roll each of the past five semesters
ic reputations and a storied tradition of broad-based         Building and the NCAA national office.                      for carrying a grade-point average of 3.2 or better.
athletic programs. Current membership includes But-                                                                       Thirty-one student-athletes were named to ESPN
ler University, Cleveland State University, the Univer-       • HISTORY                                                   The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District teams
sity of Detroit Mercy, the University of Illinois at Chi-     Founded in 1979 as the Midwestern City Conference           in 2006-07 and nine earned Academic All-America
cago, Loyola University Chicago, Valparaiso University,       with six charter members, the League changed its            honors, including four first-team selections, after
the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University         name to the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in             boasting 35 academic all-district picks and eleven
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wright State University and           1985 and added women’s sports for the 1986-87 aca-          Academic All-Americans in 2005-06.
Youngstown State University.                                  demic year.
                                                                                                                          • COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Horizon League’s primary focus is on adding               Charter members of the conference included current          In addition to its athletics success, the Horizon League
value to the educational experience through its four          members Butler and Loyola as well as the University         has secured a well-earned reputation for its commu-
platforms of athletic performance, academic achieve-          of Evansville, Oklahoma City University, Oral Roberts       nity service initiatives. Each January, member insti-
ment, community outreach, and personal responsi-              University and Xavier University. Among other current       tutions partner with local elementary schools for an
bility and accountability. It is the League’s belief that     members, Detroit joined in 1980 and Cleveland State,        art, music and essay contest highlighting the life of
athletics is a powerful and visible resource tool that        UIC, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wright State came             Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with winners recognized at
can be used to enhance student-athletes’ collegiate           aboard in 1994 in the largest non-merger conference         League games on the weekend of Martin Luther King
experience. The Horizon League’s goals are to enhance         expansion in history, with Youngstown State joining         Jr. Day.
the holistic university experience for the student-ath-       in 2001 and Valparaiso on July 1, 2007.
lete, to create an affiliation of institutions with similar                                                               The Horizon League Student-Athlete Advisory Com-
athletic goals, and to adhere to the principals of integ-     • ATHLETIC SUCCESS                                          mittee also has continued a tradition of working with
rity, diversity, excellence and growth.                       In the past few years, the Horizon League has en-           youth at the Kaleidoscope Youth Center in Indianapo-
                                                              joyed unprecedented success on the national stage,          lis during its annual summer meeting. On campus,
The Horizon League sponsors competition in 19 sports          highlighted by three Sweet 16 appearances (Butler           student-athletes have raised money and awareness
– nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country,          2003, 2007; Milwaukee 2005) and seven wins in the           for such causes as breast cancer, diabetes and hurri-
golf, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and           NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in the past five         cane relief, while hosting blood drives, neighborhood
field, outdoor track and field and tennis) and 10 for         seasons. In other sports, League teams have won at          clean-ups, Big Brother/Big Sister programs and more.
women (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, soft-         least one game in their respective NCAA Champion-
ball, swimming and diving, indoor track and field,            ships each of the last five seasons in men’s soccer (Mil-   • DEMOGRAPHICS
outdoor track and field, tennis and volleyball).              waukee 2002-05, UIC 2006) and four of the last six in       Horizon League institutions boast a combined enroll-
                                                              softball (UIC 2002, 2004; Wright State 2003; Green          ment of more than 130,000 plus more than 700,000
In all sports, all teams participate in their respective      Bay 2005) while advancing into the second round in          living alumni centered in the League’s Midwest
postseason League championships regardless of regu-           women’s soccer each of the last three (Detroit 2004,        footprint. League media markets include five of the
lar-season performance, allowing all student-athletes         Milwaukee 2005-06). Butler’s Victoria Mitchell be-          nation’s top 35 in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, India-
an opportunity to qualify for NCAA championships.             came the League’s first NCAA individual champion            napolis and Milwaukee, covering more than ten mil-
The League receives automatic bids to NCAA cham-              when she won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the            lion television households and encompassing more
pionships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball,          2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships             than nine percent of the nation’s television audience.

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