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					Fall/Winter 2009                        THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION                                                            VOL. 21 NO. 1



Ponder the Miracle of Christ
By Dan Wood, Executive Director
    Each year, the Christmas season                                               We all have read this verse in                                     feel. Only a mother could actually grasp
comes and goes and we attempt to create                                     various versions probably hundreds of                                    the full measure of that moment. Why?
new phrases or themes to make the                                           times. However, I have always reacted                                    Because Mary had pondered.              She
celebration new and fresh. “Jesus is the                                    to this verse much like I would a child                                  pondered that night of His birth and all
reason for the season”, has been used for                                   handing a fresh picked dandelion to his                                  of us, who have been blessed with a
several years now and, although we                                          mother. “Ah, that’s sweet”, is the best                                  Godly mother, know she pondered every
                                                                            way to describe my normal reaction.                                      experience her son had through His time
                                                                            Then I move onto through the story as                                    on this earth. Unlike most of us, she did
“But Mary treasured up all these                                            the shepherds left the scene praising God                                not just remember flashes of time and
things and pondered them in her                                             for what they had heard and seen that                                    ESPN like highlight clips. No, she had
heart.” (Luke 2:19 NIV)                                                     night.                                                                   pondered and had full acknowledgement
                                                                                  But not Mary! She did not leave the                                of whom her son was and why He had
                                                                            scene nor did she desire to do so. She                                   come.
understand its context, the reality is that                                 remembered the little things. She was                                         This year, I have paused to discover
Jesus is the reason for everyday. “Let’s                                    still amazed by the big things. But most                                 what ponder really meant for Mary.
keep Christ in Christmas” is another                                        importantly, she pondered. She dwelled                                   Webster’s defines it as considering
response to all the rhetoric surrounding                                    on these things. She took time to stop                                   something deeply and thoroughly. As we
the ban of Merry Christmas as a retail                                      and truly realize the miracles that God                                  begin this New Year, 2010, and this new
greeting. Our culture certainly gives                                       had brought to this earth through her                                    decade, I challenge each of us to stop,
credence to this effort but the truth is                                    humble service.                                                                              clear our schedule for
that no man can take Christ out of                                                One can easily imagine her as                                                          at least 15 minutes,
Christmas as He was God’s gift and                                          the next 33 years went by, still                                                              and ponder all that
there is no exchange policy!                                                pondering all those things                                                                     we know to be
     As our family celebrated this past                                     from that most unusual                                                                        Christ. Ponder the
Christmas season within our home,                                           night.       The various                                                                     miracle of His birth,
community and church, one part of the                                       movies and video clips                                                                        His sacrifice, and His
Christmas story found in Luke 2 has                                         that depict Mary at the                                                                        gift of salvation.
seemed to resonate within my soul. In                                       cross on that day of                                                                           Simply ponder!
verse 19 we read how Mary, as a mother,                                     her son’s unwarranted
kept all the things that happened that                                      death, all cast her
blessed night (and days leading up to                                       with this look of
that night) in her heart and she                                            anguish and pain that
pondered them.                                                              only a mother can




 NCCAA Goes Green & Pollution Free ................ 1                         Student-Athletes Give During Championships ....9
 Stanmar Ad.......................................................... 2       NCCAA Annual Convention.................................9
 Mission Possible Winner for NCCAA. ................. 3                       NCCAA Sanctions................................................9
 Men’s Golf ........................................................... 4     Men’s Soccer I ...................................................10
 Victory Bowl......................................................... 4      Teams Think Outside the Box ...........................10
 Cross Country...................................................... 5        Men’s Soccer II ..................................................11
 Women’s Volleyball I ........................................... 6           Game Plan for LIFE Meeting Needs..................11
 NCCAA Student-Athletes in Action ..................... 6                     2010 NCCAA Pro-Am ........................................12
 Women’s Volleyball II .......................................... 7           BMW Charity Pro-Am.........................................12
 A Glimpse into Heaven........................................ 7
 Women’s Soccer I ............................................... 8
 Women’s Soccer II .............................................. 8
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Mission Possible Winner for NCCAA
     In 2007 and 2008, the NCCAA attempted to develop a western version of their successful
March Pro-Am. The intent was to attract new donors as well as grow the NCCAA brand
within the Western United States. The event proved to be great for those who attended but did
not produce the net proceeds desired and the Board took action to end the effort after the 2008
event.

      However, during the 2008 event, a group of donors from Greenville, SC began to
brainstorm about how they could create a great event on behalf of the NCCAA without having
to travel across country. Thus, Mike Pereyo of oobe apparel, Darin MacDonald of the
Nationwide Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am, along with Jon Claudepierre and John Galliard of
ScanSource, became the first members of the NCCAA Mission Possible Classic organizing
committee which also included Tom Hancock, Brian Todd, Grover Todd and Steve Wolverton.

     Months of planning led to a great day on October 5th as 96 golfers, most of them being
introduced to the NCCAA for the very first time, enjoyed a serene fall day at Bright’s Creek
Club in the North Carolina mountains. Volunteers from Southern Wesleyan University
Women’s Volleyball program assisted in making sure each guest learned more about the
NCCAA and received numerous words of appreciation. Regardless of their team’s score, each
participant also enjoyed a breakfast buffet, lunch from Chick-fil-A, a $100 gift certificate to
Bright’s Creek Club, and an outstanding Awards Reception.

     The inaugural Mission Possible Classic Cup went to the team of Wheeler Anderson, Tom
Harding, Dan Wood, and Pete Wood, who won a card playoff over the team of Brad
Alexander, Darin MacDonald, Brad Skelton, and Julio Samayoa after both teams fired a two
low net total of 123. Capping the day’s awards were drawings for a complimentary couple’s
entry ($2,975 value) into the 2010 NCCAA Pro-Am, which was won by Tobin Wolverton, and
a complimentary entry ($7,500 value) into the 2010 Nationwide Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am
presented by Synnex, which was won by Tom Harding.

     The big winner was the NCCAA as over $21,000 was raised and many new friendships for
the association were developed. The 2nd Annual NCCAA Mission Possible Classic is already
scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2010 again at Bright’s Creek Club. The tournament’s
committee is already working on improvements for this event and brochures will be sent out in
the summer of 2010.




                  To learn more about the outing, please visit
          http://www.thenccaa.org/missionpossiblegolfclassic.html




                                                                                                     Above: 1. A special hole gave golfers the
                                                                                                     opportunity to win a spot in the Nationwide Tour’s
                                                                                                     BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex
                                                                                                     Corporation. 2. The views on Bright’s Creek Club
                                                                                                     are breathtaking. 3. The Southern Wesleyan
Mission Possible Team Winners: (l-r) Tom          Taking home second place prizes: (l-r) Julio       University women’s volleyball team and Coach
Harding, Pete Wood, Dan Wood, Wheeler Anderson    Samayoa, Brad Alexander, Brad Skelton, and Darin   Derek Schmitt volunteered at the event by greeting
                                                  MacDonald.                                         each player with NCCAA trivia. 4. A special
                                                                                                     worship service was held for NCCAA guests.
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               Men’s Golf Championship
                  Panama City, Florida
                  October 12-13, 2009
                     Dallas Baptist University
                      Men’s Golf Champions



                            Championship Results                                                  Individual Results & All-American Team
                                                                                     Jon Kingensmith            Colorado Christian University             212
                                                                                     Will Dusenbury               Dallas Baptist University               214
1        Dallas Baptist University                      287, 293, 300—880
                                                                                     Bennett Smith                Dallas Baptist University               217
2        Malone University                              293, 297, 302—892
                                                                                     Isaac Spencer                 Southeastern University                218
3        Colorado Christian University                  287, 319, 295—901
                                                                                     Justin Lower                    Malone University                    220
4        Southeastern University                        309, 302, 296—907
                                                                                     Ben Smith                       Malone University                    220
5        North Greenville University                    306, 301, 303—910
                                                                                     Austin Conroy              Indiana Wesleyan University               221
6        Indiana Wesleyan University                    307, 308, 302—917
                                                                                     Brad Caldwell               North Greenville University              223
7        Cedarville University                          314, 303, 303—920
                                                                                     Mitch Card                      Simpson University                   224
8        Campbellsville University                      315, 309, 310—934
                                                                                     Calvin Clyde                 Dallas Baptist University               224
9        The Master's College                           315, 309, 315—939
                                                                                     Josh Ratterman               Campbellsville University               225
10       King College                                   309, 314, 318—941
                                                                                     Brandon Coggins             North Greenville University              225
                                                                                     Joseph Madda               Indiana Wesleyan University               225

                                                                                                                      Medalist
                                                                                                    Jon Kingensmith, Colorado Christian University

                                                                                                                 Coach of the Year
                                                                                                        Kenny Trapp, Dallas Baptist University



                  For more information and a complete listing of All-American and Scholar-Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/mensgolf.htm.




                                                                                                             Victory Bowl
                                                                                                           Greenville College
                                                                                                           Greenville, Illinois
                                                                                                           November 21, 2009

                                                                                                              Victory Bowl Results
                                                                                                     Geneva College                                  29
                          Geneva College                                                             Greenville College                              28
                     Victory Bowl Champions
                                                                                                             Best Offensive Player
                                                                                                        Gerard Muschette, Geneva College

                                                                                                             Best Defensive Player
                                                                                                        Garrett Young, Greenville College
         For more information, go to www.thenccaa.org/victorybowl.htm.
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                                             Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
                                                    Cedarville University
      Cedarville University                                                                                                    Malone College
 Division I Women’s Champions                        November 14, 2009                                                  Division I Men’s Champions




Women’s Top 10 Team Results                                                        Men’s Top 10 Team Results
1. Cedarville University                      37                                   1. Malone University                           36
2. Malone University                          52                                   2. Cedarville University                       69
3. Indiana Wesleyan University                93                                   3. Indiana Wesleyan University                 85
4. Bethel College                            120                                   4. King College                               127
5. King College                              146                                   5. Olivet Nazarene University                 152
6. Roberts Wesleyan College                  179                                   6. Bethel College                             226
7. Olivet Nazarene University                184                                   7. Trinity Christian College                  243
8. Covenant College                          259                                   8. North Central University                   257       First Place, Division II
9. Geneva College                            288                                   9. Mount Vernon Nazarene University           276
10. North Central University                 317     First Place, Division II      10. Campbellsville University                 315


Individual Results                                                                 Individual Results
1. Katie Gillespie          Cedarville University                      17:39       1. Evan Thayer             Cedarville University                          25:31
2. Lydia Wong               Cedarville University                      18:33       2. Nick Meeson             Malone University                              25:45
3. Rachael Dean             Judson University                          18:39       3. Zach Mathias            Malone University                              25:57
4. Erin Bauer               Malone University                          18:50       4. Anthony Migliozzi       Malone University                              26:00
5. Hannah Matthews          Covenant College                           18:50       5. Sean Trott              Lancaster Bible College                        26:05
6. Lindsey Pifher           Malone University                          18:55       6. Ethan Naylor            Indiana Wesleyan University                    26:09
7. Brynn Chaskel            Malone University                          18:58       7. Austin Warner           Trinity Christian College                      26:13
8. Carrie Nelson            King College                               18:59       8. Bryce Pulley            Malone University                              26:28
9. Trisha Miller            Bethel College                             19:00       9. Andrew Albert           Indiana Wesleyan University                    26:31
10. Rachel Wong             Cedarville University                      19:02       10. Daniel Bare            North Central University                       26:32
11. Cassidy Wagner          Indiana Wesleyan University                19:02       11. Rob Trennepohl         Cedarville University                          26:33
12. Carolyn Case            Cedarville University                      19:04       12. Joel Liechty           Indiana Wesleyan University                    26:43
13. Kendra Zaffuto          Roberts Wesleyan College                   19:12       13. Chris Vaughn           Cedarville University                          26:43
14. Irene Kangi Kirathi     Bethel College                             19:17       14. Mark Porostosky        Mt. Vernon Nazarene University                 26:45
15. Neola Putnam            Cedarville University                      19:18       15. Naseem Haje            King College                                   26:50

                             Bullock Award                                                                      Wheeler Award
                  Outstanding Female Runner of the Year                                              Outstanding Male Runner of the Year
                        Amber Wray, Bethel College                                                 Cooper Pasque, Colorado Christian University

                        Women's Coach of the Year                                                            Men's Coach of the Year
                      Elvin King, Cedarville University                                                    Jack Hazen, Malone University




            North Central University                                                                            North Central University
           Division II Women’s Winner                                                                           Division II Men’s Winner

                 For more information and a complete listing of All-American and Scholar-Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/sports.html.
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                                                                                   Volleyball I Championship
                                                                                     Kissimmee Civic Center
                                                                                        Kissimmee, Florida
                                                                                        December 3-5, 2009

                                                                                       Campbellsville University
                                                                                    Division I Volleyball Champions


1st Round Results                                                                         NCCAA All-Tournament Team
Bryan College def Northwestern College                          3-2    Jackie Albrecht                  Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Spring Arbor Univ. def Southwestern Assemblies of God Univ.     3-2    Kaylin Austin                    Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University def Southeastern University      3-0
Campbellsville University def Pensacola Christian College       3-0    Shannon Cahill                         Campbellsville University
Northwestern College def King College                           3-2    Kelani Daniels         Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Malone University def Southwestern Assemblies of God Univ.      3-0    Jennifer Gahagan                              Malone University
Bryan College def Southeastern University                       3-0    Anna Glass                               Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor University def Pensacola Christian College         3-0    Lori Ikes                                     Malone University
King College def Mt. Vernon Nazarene University                 3-2    Caroline Martin                            Cedarville University
Campbellsville University def Malone University                 3-1
                                                                       Amber Smith                                        Bryan College
2nd Round Results                                                      Brittani Toole         Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Campbellsville University def Spring Arbor University           3-0    Kaylee VanEngen                          Spring Arbor University
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University def Bryan College                3-2    Alison Young                                       Bryan College
Southwestern Assemblies of God Univ. def Pensacola Christian    3-1
Northwestern College def Southeastern University                3-1                            Coach of the Year
Malone University def Spring Arbor University                   3-0                   Randy LeBleu, Campbellsville University
Bryan College def King College                                  3-2
Campbellsville Univ. def Southwestern Assemblies of God Univ.   3-0                         NCCAA Player of the Year
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University def Northwestern College         3-1               Jackie Albrecht, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Malone University def Pensacola Christian College               3-0                        Susan R. Hellings Award
King College def Southeastern University                        3-0         Rachel Brown, Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Semifinals                                                                            Championship Most Valuable Player
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University def Malone University            3-1                  Shannon Cahill, Campbellsville University
Campbellsville University def Bryan College                     3-1
Finals                                                                   For more information and a complete listing of All-American and Scholar-
Campbellsville University def Mt. Vernon Nazarene University    3-0          Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/womensvolleyball.htm.



NCCAA Student-Athletes in Action
                                   Geneva College and Greenville                                                  Division I Men’s & Women’s
                                   College football players sing to                                               Soccer teams and Volleyball
                                   residents of nursing homes                                                     teams helped Campus Crusade
                                   during the NCCAA Victory                                                       for Christ sort toys for
                                   bowl.                                                                          children’s Christmas gifts.




                                                                      Midwest Region volleyball
NCCAA Division II Soccer
                                                                      teams collected 1,300 pounds of
players, with the help of On
Goal Soccer, held a free soccer                                       clothes and shoes that they
                                                                      donated to World Mission in
clinic for local youth during
                                                                      Grand Rapids, MI.
the NCCAA National Soccer
Championships. The children
learned how to ask Jesus into
their hearts.
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                                                                                          Women’s Volleyball II
                                                                                          Kissimmnee Civic Center
                                                                                             Kissimmee, Florida
                                                                                           November 12-14, 2009

                                                                                       Clearwater Christian College
                                                                                      Division II Women’s Champions

1st Round Results                                                                            NCCAA All-Tournament Team
Manhattan Christian College def Trinity College of Florida           3-0   Megan Callahan                    Lincoln Christian University
Providence College def Kentucky Christian University                 3-2
Lincoln Christian University def Philadelphia Biblical University    3-0   Alyssa Hallice                    Clearwater Christian College
Clearwater Christian College def West Coast Baptist College          3-0   Emma Kile                         Clearwater Christian College
Manhattan Christian College def Ozark Christian College              3-0   Jen McGauley                      Manhattan Christian College
Grace University def Kentucky Christian University                   3-1   Laura Ones                                   Grace University
Trinity College of Florida def Philadelphia Biblical University      3-1
Providence College def West Coast Baptist College                    3-0   Krystine Schnautz                 Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln Christian University def Ozark Christian College             3-1   Christine Sugimoto                Clearwater Christian College
Clearwater Christian College def Grace University                    3-0
2nd Round Results                                                                         Championship Most Valuable Player
Clearwater Christian College def Providence College                  3-0                Alyssa Hallice, Clearwater Christian College
Lincoln Christian University def Trinity College of Florida          3-1
Kentucky Christian University def West Coast Baptist College         3-0                        National Coach of the Year
Manhattan Christian College def Philadelphia Biblical University     3-1                   Jason Farr, Lincoln Christian University
Grace University def Providence College                              3-0
Trinity College of Florida def Ozark Christian College               3-1                      National Players of the Year
Clearwater Christian College def Kentucky Christian University       3-0
Lincoln Christian University def Manhattan Christian College         3-1               Megan Callahan, Lincoln Christian University
Grace University def West Coast Baptist College                      3-0               Alyssa Hallice, Clearwater Christian College
Philadelphia Biblical University def Ozark Christian College         3-1
                                                                                            National Libero Player of the Year
Semifinals                                                                              Jen McGauley, Manhattan Christian College
Lincoln Christian University def Grace University                    3-0
Clearwater Christian College def Manhattan Christian College         3-0
Finals                                                                       For more information and a complete listing of All-American and Scholar-
Clearwater Christian College def Lincoln Christian University        3-2       Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/d2womensvolleyball.htm.



 A Glimpse into Heaven
 NCCAA Golf Championship Ministers to Rescue Mission

      The NCCAA National Golf Championship took the Christian              participants and coaches, were quite evident as packages were given to
Service Project (CSP) model and turned it into a very personal effort at   each resident. Tears flowed & embraces took place during this
the 2009 Championship held October 12-13 in Panama City,                   emotional time.
FL. Having done food drives and donations the last two years for the             Another highlight of the evening was former PGA Professional,
Panama City Rescue Mission, the golf teams deepened their                  Korky Kemp, now College Golf Fellowship Ambassador, sharing the
relationship with the Rescue Mission this year by hosting mission          gospel with all in attendance on the subject, “Life with a
residents at the Sunday night tee-off                                                               Mission.” Each guest was challenged to
dinner. Residents not only shared a great                                                           know Christ and to grow in their relationship
meal, provided by the Majestic Beach Resort,                                                        with Him.
but they also shared their life stories with                                                          “If we will all look around and see the
NCCAA student-athletes and coaches, who                                                             diversity and unique paths that have led us to
were both amazed and shaken to reality at the                                                       this room tonight, we will get a good glimpse
difficult path each resident has faced. Chris                                                       of what heaven will be like,” stated Dan
Hess, Men’s Golf Coach at Bethel College                                                            Wood, NCCAA Executive Director, during
(IN) stated, “God blessed us with an                                                                the golf championship tee-off dinner. “This
immediate relationship with the residents                                                           personal touch is the epitome of the heart of
who dined with us. It was as if they became                                                         the NCCAA CSP mission – to impact
adopted members of the Bethel College                                                               communities across our country for Christ.”
men’s golf program.”                                                                                  During Tuesday’s final round, residents
       Leading up to the event, participating                                                       followed their “adopted” teams and were
teams purchased items for gift packages that were presented during a       recognized at the awards ceremony where a donation was made to the
prayer time for not only the residents but the overall Rescue Mission      Panama City Rescue Mission to aid their continued efforts in the
efforts. The hearts of the residents, as well as the championship          Panama City area.
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                                                                                                      Women’s Soccer I
                                                                                                      Kissimmee, Florida
                                                                                                      December 2-5, 2009

                                                                                                   The Master’s College
                                                                                          Division I Women’s Soccer Champions

                                                                                                             NCCAA All-Tournament Team
                                                                                             Victoria Casey                                Grace College
                              Championship Results
                                                                                             Courtney Calhoun              Palm Beach Atlantic University
Round 1
The Master’s College def Palm Beach Atlantic University                       1-0            Robyn Estrada                          The Master’s College
Judson University def Grace College                                           1-0            Sierra Goff                            The Master’s College
Olivet Nazarene University def Dallas Baptist University                      2-1            Brittany Hengesh                  Olivet Nazarene University
Covenant College def Roberts Wesleyan College                                 1-0            Danielle Johnston                 Olivet Nazarene University
                                                                                             Devin Johnston                    Olivet Nazarene University
Round 2                                                                                      Brittany Layne                      Dallas Baptist University
Palm Beach Atlantic University def Grace College                             3-1             Andrea Reyes                           The Master’s College
The Master’s College def Judson university                                   4-1             Janel Schmitt                     Olivet Nazarene University
Dallas Baptist University def Roberts Wesleyan College                       1-0             Christina Thornton                         Judson University
Olivet Nazarene University def Covenant College                      3-1 PKs 0-0             Kelsey Warp                       Olivet Nazarene University
7th Place TIE                                                                                Tournament Offensive MVP           Tournament Defensive MVP
Grace College tied Roberts Wesleyan College                                   2-2            Michelle Davis                                 Bobbie Roberts
                                                                                             Olivet Nazarene University               The Master’s College
5th Place
Palm Beach Atlantic University def Dallas Baptist University                  3-1            Tournament MVP                                Coach of the Year
                                                                                             Emily Bruton                                       Curtis Lewis
3rd Place                                                                                    The Master’s College                        The Master’s College
Judson University def Covenant College                                        2-1
                                                                                                        NCCAA Michelle Akers Award Winner
Championship Match                                                                                     Mara Hughes, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
The Master’s College def Olivet Nazarene University                           4-1
             For more information and a complete listing of All-American and Scholar-Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/womenssoccer.htm.



                     Women’s Soccer II
                      Kissimmee, Florida
                     November 13-16, 2009
               Manhattan Christian College
          Division II Women’s Soccer Champions
                        Championship Results
Round 1
Baptist Bible College (PA) def Clearwater Christian College           3-0
Manhattan Christian College def North Central University              5-0
Southeastern University def Kentucky Christian University             6-0
Toccoa Falls College def Maranatha Baptist Bible College              2-1                               NCCAA All-Tournament Team
                                                                                  Hannah Andrist                             Baptist Bible College (PA)
Round 2
Clearwater Christian College def North Central University              2-1        Jacque Blick                             Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan Christian College def Baptist Bible College (PA)             1-0        Lisa Collogan                         Maranatha Baptist Bible College
Maranatha Baptist Bible College (PA) def Kentucky Christian University 2-0        Alise Gore                                    Southeastern University
Southeastern University def Toccoa Falls College                       3-0        Alyssa Hunt                                   Southeastern University
                                                                                  Melissa Kennedy                               Southeastern University
7th Place                                                                         Jessica Khoury                                  Toccoa Falls College
North Central University def Kentucky Christian University            2-0         Brighid O'Toole                          Manhattan Christian College
                                                                                  Sarah Regouby                            Manhattan Christian College
5th Place                                                                         Sandy Richie                               Baptist Bible College (PA)
Maranatha Baptist Bible College (PA) def Clearwater Christian College 3-0
                                                                                                      Tournament Most Valuable Player
3rd Place                                                                                         Sarah Regouby, Manhattan Christian College
Baptist Bible College def Toccoa Falls College                        6-0
                                                                                                               Coach of the Year
Championship                                                                                        Eric Ingmire, Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan Christian College def Southeastern University               2-0

            For more information and a complete listing of All-American and Scholar-Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/d2womenssoccer.htm.
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Student-Athletes Give During Championships
WOW! The NCCAA has really stepped up to the plate in making a positive difference in the lives of families and individuals all
across the United States. So far this school year (September - December, 2009), NCCAA student-athletes, coaches and staff have
already collected and donated 4,785 pounds of food, over $1,000 AND 1,300 pounds of clothes to food pantries and shelters in
communities nationwide! Reports have been received of the overwhelming encouragement these donations have been, often arriving
in the nick of time...or in God's timing. Thank you to all the member institutions who have helped make this outreach possible. Our
goal is to donate 8,000 pounds of food this school year so we are off to a great start!
     Annually, NCCAA staff, student-athletes and coaches perform approximately 6,500 hours of Christian outreach at NCCAA
National Championships! Approximately 5,000 NCCAA student-athletes and coaches have received NCCAA funding for sports
ministry trips worldwide. Lives are being changed!


       REGION              SPORT                   AMOUNT                      AGENCY
       Central             M Soccer II             207 lbs.                    Springfield Bilingual Baptist Ministries
       East                W Soccer II             189 lbs.
       East                Volleyball II           70 lbs.
       Mid-West            M Soccer II             222.5 lbs.
       Mid-West            Volleyball II           1300 lbs. clothes/shoes     World Mission in Grand Rapids
       N Central           M Soccer II             125 lbs.                    Buffalo Food Shelf
       N Central           W Soccer II             See above                   Buffalo Food Shelf
       South               M Soccer II             50 lbs.                     Light House Ministries
       South               W Soccer II             50 lbs.                     Light House Ministries
       South               Volleyball II           162 lbs.
       Southwest           M Soccer II             196 lbs.
       Southwest           Volleyball II           40 lbs.
       Central             M Soccer I              250 lbs.                    St. John of Nepomuk
       Central             W Soccer I              See above                   St. John of Nepomuk
       Central             Volleyball I            120 lbs.                    Denver Rescue Mission
       East                W Soccer I              354 lbs.                    City Rescue Mission thanksgiving baskets for Beaver County
       MidEast             W Soccer I              1000 lbs.                   Dade County Food Bank
       MidEast             Volleyball I            1000 lbs.                   Dade County Food Bank
       N Central           M Soccer I              50 lbs.
       N Central           W Soccer I              300 lbs.                    Center of Hope in Kankakee, IL
       South               M Soccer I              200 lbs.                    Local church
       South               W Soccer I              200 lbs.                    Local church
       Nationals           Cross Country           $1,008                      Changing Lives Now


NCCAA Sanctions
                                                                                                                      2010 Annual
BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE (MO) Athletic program probation for the 2009-
10 school year for three violations involving lack of institutional control.                                          Convention
CARVER BIBLE COLLEGE Athletic program suspension for the 2009-10
school year for violation of NCCAA required athletic insurance policy.                          June 3-5, 2010
                                                                                         Hilton Greenville and Towers
DAVIS COLLEGE Athletic program on probation through December 10,
2010 for two violations of playing an ineligible player.                                   45 W Orchard Park Drive
                                                                                             Greenville, SC 29615
                                                                                   Register online at www.thenccaa.org/annualconvention.html
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                                                                                                     Men’s Soccer I
                                                                                                    Kissimmee, Florida
                                                                                                    December 2-5, 2009

                                                                                                   Judson University
                                                                                          Division I Men’s Soccer Champions


First Round                                                                                         NCCAA All-Tournament Team
Indiana Wesleyan University def Greenville College                    2-0        Chris Allen                            Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Covenant College def Mt. Vernon Nazarene University                OT 4-3        Julian Allgeier                                       Covenant College
Mid-America Christian University def Mid-Continent University         3-2        Eric Appiah                            Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Judson University def Palm Beach Atlantic University          5-3 PKs 1-1        Jon Clark                                 Palm Beach Atlantic University
Second Round                                                                     Rafa Heck                                             Judson University
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University def Greenville College                      1-0   Kemar Jackson                          Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Indiana Wesleyan University def Covenant College                           2-0   Spencer Lang                                Indiana Wesleyan University
Palm Beach Atlantic University def Mid-Continent University                3-0   Wayne McCarron                                 Mid-Continent University
Judson University def Mid-America Nazarene University                      2-0   Kyle Meier                                  Indiana Wesleyan University
                                                                                 David Nielson                                         Covenant College
7th Place                                                                        Cheyne Roberts                            Palm Beach Atlantic University
Greenville College def Mid-Continent University                            2-1   Chance Summer                             Palm Beach Atlantic University
5th Place
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University def Palm Beach Atlantic University          1-0   Tournament Offensive MVP                Tournament Defensive MVP
                                                                                 Mitch Lobdell                                          Alex Tyton
3rd Place
Covenant College def Mid-America Christian University                      3-2   Indiana Wesleyan University                      Judson University
Championship Match                                                               Tournament MVP                                      Coach of the Year
Judson University def Indiana Wesleyan University                          4-3   Gustavo Oliveira                                          Jim Rickard
                                                                                 Judson University                                 The Master’s College
                                                                                               NCCAA Kyle Rote Jr. Award Winner
For more information and a complete listing of All-American and Scholar-                    Cheyne Roberts, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/menssoccer.htm.




Teams Think Outside the Box to Reach Teammates
By Rachel Crenshaw, Campbellsville University student news writer


      Four student-athletes from Campbellsville University decided               to see the Bible study moving forward to extend to more and more of
they wanted to see the athletic programs not only succeed and excel in           the unreached athletes.
the competitive realm but in the spiritual realm as well. Therefore, they              Morgan Bullock, a member of the Lady Tiger softball team from
have collaborated together to form a new Bible study specifically for            Frankfort Ky., said that the Bible study, “creates a good opportunity to
the sports teams at CU. Jordan Cornett, Kristi Ensminger, Courtney               bond with your teammates and develop relationships that you might
Danis, and Alexandra Clemmons worked with the Baptist Campus                     otherwise not have been able to develop. It also enhances your
Ministry (BCM) to form the Bible study for all the athletic teams.               personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”
      Cornett, a CU softball player, said as an athlete it is hard to get              Cornett said it was amazing how it all came together. She said the
involved with the regular ministries on campus because of their busy             four of them had a desire to reach the athletic teams and now almost
varying game and practice schedules. Therefore, she said they decided            every team is involved with the Bible study.
that each Bible study group would vary their meeting times depending                   Ensminger, who is team leader for the Lady Tigers basketball
on each sport’s schedule. This way the meeting times are tentative to            team, said many of the teams have seen great results. She said at their
change in order to accommodate beneficially with each team.                      first session only three girls missed. Cornett, who is the leader for the
      Ensminger, a Lady Tiger basketball player, said, “I hope the Bible         Lady Tiger softball team, said their team also has had many players
study will allow more athletes to get involved with the ministry and be          attend their first session. She said she felt the team really began to
more willing to talk about Jesus Christ.” The goal, said Ensminger, is           share and open up.

                   If you would like to support the continued ministry of the NCCAA as we share the gospel of Christ,
                             please call 864-250-1199, email info@thenccaa.org or visit www.thenccaa.org.
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                                                                                                Men’s Soccer II
                                                                                               Kissimmee, Florida
                                                                                              November 13-16, 2009

                                                                                          Clearwater Christian College
                                                                                       Division II Men’s Soccer Champions


                                                                                                         NCCAA All-Tournament Team
                                                                                            Lee Chatfield       Northland International University
                                 Championship Results                                       Anthony DeRosse           Clearwater Christian College
First Round
Ohio Christian University def Manhattan Christian College                       OT 1-0      Stephen Eppinger               Southeastern University
Clearwater Christian College def Northland International University                3-1      Andry Giesbrecht                   Providence College
Providence College def Southwestern Christian University                           5-2      Emanuel Harris               Ohio Christian University
Southeastern University def Lancaster Bible College                             OT 3-2      Kevin Keltner                 Lancaster Bible College
                                                                                            Tim Krigbaum              Manhattan Christian College
Second Round                                                                                Lawrence Lartey               Lancaster Bible College
Manhattan Christian College def Northland International University                   2-0    Matt LoPresti                  Southeastern University
Clearwater Christian College def Ohio Christian University                 (4-3 PKs) 0-0
                                                                                            Taylor Ryan                  Ohio Christian University
Lancaster Bible College def Southwestern Christian University                        2-0
Southeastern University def Providence College                                       2-1    Tyler Spraul              Clearwater Christian College
                                                                                            Kevin Street                 Ohio Christian University
7th Place                                                                                   Matt Tewes                Clearwater Christian College
Northland International University def Southwestern Christian University            9-1
                                                                                                                Most Valuable Player
5th Place                                                                                          Matt Tewes, Clearwater Christian College
Lancaster Bible College def Manhattan Christian College                             1-0
                                                                                                           National Coach of the Year
3rd Place                                                                                           James Whitaker, Clearwater Christian College
Ohio Christian University def Providence College                                    3-1

Championship                                                                               For more information and a complete listing of All-American and
Clearwater Christian College def Southeastern University                         OT 2-1    Scholar-Athlete recipients, go to www.thenccaa.org/d2menssoccer.htm.




Game Plan 4 LIFE Meeting Needs
                                                  In a culture where character education is being promoted far and wide, most training models are
                                           falling short of addressing the very foundation of where character should be based. The NCCAA saw a
                                           real need to get to the core of the matter and is offering the Game Plan 4 LIFE (GP4L) based on four
                                           primary Biblical character traits to guide us through every decision we make in life. LIFE is based on
                                           these traits: Love, Integrity, Faith and Excellence. This program has been developed with one goal in
                                           mind: to present and promote character that is consistent with Christ’s example.
                                                  Dan Wood, NCCAA Executive Director, is presenting the GP4L Biblical character program in
                                           seminars, chapels, and worship services. One student-athlete said following a chapel service, “I am
                                           getting married and want to include these traits in my marriage. Thank you for reminding me of their
                                           importance.”
                                                  Logoed key tags are being given to those
                                           attending the seminars as a reminder of their
                                           commitment to these core Biblical traits. One
                                           student-athlete wears his around his neck, “It
                                           helps me remember each trait so I can make
                                           them part of my life.”
                                                  The GP4L program was presented to the
entire Southern Wesleyan University athletic department in addition to several other member
institutions. Following the presentation, SWU then sent every student-athlete into the
community to portray and ingrain the character traits learned.
      If you, your church or civic group are interested in booking a Game Plan 4 LIFE
seminar or chapel, please contact Dan Wood at dwood@thenccaa.org. Visit
www.thenccaa.org/gameplan4life.
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                 Mission Statement
   The NCCAA is an association of Christ-centered
collegiate institutions whose mission is to use
athletic competition as an integral component of
education, evangelism and encouragement.
   We serve our members by setting association
standards, developing communication resources,
providing regional/national competition and
partnering in outreach to our communities and the
world.
   We are committed to equipping student-athletes
and coaches to make a positive impact for Christ.
                  National Staff
          Jill Hancock, Office Manager
   Jerry Malone, Director of Member Relations
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          Dan Wood, Executive Director
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          Website: www.thenccaa.org                    Happy New Year from your National Office Staff




                                                                                            May 13-16, 2010
                                                                            Thornblade Club, Carolina Country Club,
                                                                                 and Bright’s Creek Golf Club

                                                                        Official notification has been received that the NCCAA was
                                                                        selected as one of the beneficiaries of the 2010 BMW Charity Pro-
                                                                        Am, presented by SYNNEX Corporation, for the seventh straight
                                                                        year. What a wonderful privilege and opportunity for our
                                                                        association!
                                                                        In addition to receiving a donation from the foundation of the
                                                                        tournament, South Carolina Charities, Inc., there are a number of
                                                                        ways the NCCAA may increase its contribution level through
                                                                        increased involvement in tournament activities. Will you consider
                                                                        being involved with us during this event to help raise funds for
                                                                        the NCCAA?
                                                                        VOLUNTEER: Bring your team or family with you to volunteer
                                                                        on our behalf - what an outreach opportunity!
                                                                        PLAY: Place a two-person team in the Charity Challenge. If an
                                                                        NCCAA team wins, we receive an additional $20,000 in gift
                                                                        income. Or, play as an amateur in the entire event. Call us for
                                                                        details.
                                                                        TICKETS: Knowing that you may not be able to attend the event
                                                                        yourself, will you consider purchasing one or more tickets (only
                                                                        $25 each) for the NCCAA to donate to local underprivileged youth
                                                                        and local donor cultivation? We receive 100% of our ticket sales.
Monies raised at this event support the NCCAA and our                   PRAY: Most of all, please pray for us as we serve
ministry outreach. We are seeing lives changed for Christ               our community during this event. We want to be a light to those
around the world through support from this weekend                      around us and spread the message of the NCCAA ministry.
tournament. Activities are included for the entire family!              Please call our office (864-250-1199) for more information or email
                                                                        us at info@thenccaa.org. Also, visit www.thenccaa.org/bmw.html.

				
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