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            Senior Kim Boyer

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                                                   The University of Kansas
This is Kansas
Meet The

                        The University                                                                Institute of Politics, a $11-million, 28,000-square-foot facility that houses
                        The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching              dynamic exhibits and the world’s largest congressional archive, as well
                        institution with lofty goals and a global outlook. The historic buildings     as meeting spaces and KU’s first satellite uplink; the Spencer Museum
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                        and tree-covered campus, along with top-ranked academic programs and          of Art which houses an internationally-known collection that is deep
                        growing research endeavors, provide an environment that inspires and          and diverse, currently numbering nearly 36,000 artworks and artifacts
                        challenges students and faculty. Students find a home that is wireless yet    in all media; the Natural History Museum; along with venues in the
                        historic, on the edge of both prairie and a metropolis with a myriad of       Metropolitan Kansas City including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
                        opportunities and activities.                                                 the Jazz Museum, the Lyric Opera, the Kansas City Ballet and the Linda
                                                                                                      Hall Library, one of the largest engineering, science and technology
                        KU has an enrollment of 30,102 students and more than 2,200 faculty           libraries in the world, and the Dinolab, KU’s fossil preparation laboratory
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                        members. The University of Kansas includes the main campus in                 which is a public exhibit at Kansas City’s Science City museum in Union
                        Lawrence, a city of about 90,000 in northeastern Kansas; the medical          Station.
                        center in Kansas City, Kan.; the Edwards Campus in Overland Park; a
                        clinical campus of the School of Medicine in Wichita; and educational         University Statistics
                        and research facilities throughout the state.                                 • KU has an enrollment of 30,102 students, including 20,811
                                                                                                      undergraduates on the Lawrence campus. KU attracts more than 1,500
                        Culture                                                                       international students from more than 110 countries. The average ACT
                        The Lawrence campus offers a rich cultural life. Residents, students and      score of 24.8 exceeds the national average.

                        visitors alike have a variety of venues to explore enjoy including the Lied
                        Center of Kansas, a 2,020-seat performing arts hall; the Robert J. Dole       • KU offers nearly 200 fields of study in 13 different schools, from
                                                                                                      architecture, music and engineering to medicine, social welfare and law.

                                                                                                      • KU has more than 40 nationally ranked academic programs, 28 of
                                                                                                      which are ranked among the nation’s top 30 public schools. Two are
                                                                                                      number one in the nation: special education and city management/
                                                                                                      urban policy. Among the top 10 rankings are the school of education
                                                                                                      and programs in community health, occupational therapy, nursing and
                                                                                                      petroleum engineering.

                                                                                                      • KU ranks seventh in the nation among “most popular” public
                                                                                                      universities, per US News’ Student Choice Awards.

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                           The University of Kansas
• Counselors from US News’ “best high schools” rank KU 12th in nation,

based on a survey of academic reputation.

• The KU School of Journalism won the Intercollegiate Writing
Competition in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

• The KU Debate team won the national championship in 2009, its fifth
national title.

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• KU’s School of Pharmacy ranks third in the nation for NIH research
funding and fifth in nation in exam pass rates.

                                                                               KU Tuition & Fees
• KU’s Confucius Institute is ranked among top four in nation, top 20
in world.                                                                      In fall 2007, KU initiated its groundbreaking Four-Year Tuition Compact
                                                                               for incoming freshmen. Under the compact, incoming freshmen will
                                                                               have no tuition increases for four years, the time it takes to complete

                                                                                                                                                          Meet The
• KU ranked ninth in the world in the rate of new patents issued.
                                                                               most bachelor’s degree programs.
• KU’s law school ranks 10th in the nation for hands-on educational
opportunities.                                                                 The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship offers a 12 to 20 percent discount
                                                                               on out-of-state tuition for qualifying children of KU alumni who live
• When Forbes Magazine named the 100 most powerful women in the                outside Kansas.

world, two KU graduates were in the top five.
                                                                               Visit KU
• KU promotes a global education and ranks 11th in the nation for study        The KU Visitor Center at 15th and Iowa streets is open from 8 a.m. to 5
abroad participation and 25th in Peace Corps participation among large         p.m. weekdays and on select weekends. Check out the many visit
doctoral universities.                                                         options available by logging on to, calling
                                                                               (785) 864-3911 or e-mailing
• KU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than all other Kansas

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universities combined.

• Design-build projects by KU architecture students have won Architecture
Magazine’s Home of Year twice in three years, and KU built the first student
constructed LEED-Platinum certified building in the state.

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                                           For more information about the University of Kansas, go to:

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                                                            The City of Lawrence
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                        Lawrence is not just another college community. It presents the easy-going feeling of a smaller town combined with big city cultural opportunities.
                        A population of 90,520 that comes from widely diverse backgrounds makes Lawrence an outstanding place to live and raise a family.
                        A community that supports the University of Kansas with its heart and soul, Lawrence envelopes the students so they too think of Lawrence as their
                        own hometown. Lawrence is well known for the arts, alternative music and downtown shops, galleries and restaurants.
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                        About Lawrence
                        • Lawrence Population: 90,520

                        • Annual Average High Temperature: 66

                        • Annual Average Low Temperature: 43

                        • Annual Average Precipitation: 39”

                        • Lawrence is conveniently located on Interstate 70, 45 miles
                          west of Kansas City and 25 miles east of Topeka (state
                          capital). Kansas Highway 10 connects Lawrence to the
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                          south Kansas City metroplex. Highway 59 serves as the
                          city’s north and south access, and Highway 40 runs parallel
                          to Interstate 70 east and west.

                        • Lawrence was founded in 1854 by the New England
                          Emigrant Aid Society in an effort to keep the territory free
                          from slavery. It is said that it is one of the few cities in the
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                          United States founded strictly for political reasons.
                                                                                                                     • Both the Oregon and Sante Fe Trails run through
                                                                                                                       parts of Lawrence and Douglas County.

                                                                                                                     • Lawrence streets are named after the states in the
                                                                                                                       order they came into the Union, beginning with

                                                                                                                     • Massachusetts was designated the “Main” street

                                                                                                                       because Lawrence’s founders were from

                                                                                                                     • Frommer’s 2007 edition of Cities Ranked & Rated
                                                                                                                       pegged Lawrence as the 100th best metropolitan
                                                                                                                       area in the country to live.

                                                                                                                     • Lawrence festivals provide a wealth of musical
                                                                                                                       offerings. Music is a staple in the Lawrence
                                                                                                                       community. The sounds of local talent can be heard
                                                                                                                       echoing through the city’s streets both day and
                                    Lawrence boasts a vibrant downtown, listed on the National Register                night.
                                    of Historic Places, with a wide assortment of shops, galleries, eateries
                                    and historic architecture. Many have called Massachusetts Street one
                                    of the most beautiful main streets in America.

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                                           Area Attractions
Kansas City, just 45 miles east of Lawrence, knows how to entertain visitors. After

all, from its beginnings this city has a rich history of delighting travelers with flashy
amusement parks and innovative shopping areas. Whether you are enjoying one
of the many sporting events or watching a “hog” being assembled at the Harley-
Davidson Final Assembly Plant, today’s traveler will find a multitude of diverse and
fun attractions.

Thrill-seekers of all ages love the side-by-side theme parks, Worlds of Fun and Oceans

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of Fun. For a wild time, head to the Kansas City Zoo where hundreds of exotic animals
reside in their natural habitats.

The Kansas City Power & Light District is a vibrant, new eight-block neighborhood
in the heart of downtown Kansas City with a combination of entertainment, retail,
nightlife and residential areas. The many tastes, flavors and entertainment options of
the District makes each visit an exciting experience.

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                                                                            The Truman Sports Complex is home to major league sports action for the
                                                                            Kansas City Chiefs and Royals at the side-by-side Arrowhead and Kauffman

                                                                            In Kansas City, Kan., just off I-70 sits the Community America Ballpark, home

                                                                            of the Kanas City Wizards Soccer Team, and the Kansas Speedway, which
                                                                            hosts NASCAR’s premier series, the NEXTEL Cup Series. It also brings the
                                                                            superstars of the Indy Racing League’s IndyCar Series for an exciting season
                                                                            of heart-pounding motorsports action.

                                                                            No trip to Kansas City is complete without a visit to the Plaza. This 14-square-
                                                                            block outdoor shopping and entertainment district boasts romantic Spanish

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                                                                            architecture, European art and dazzling fountains. Designed in 1922, the
                                                                            Plaza features boutiques and fashionable national stores as well as distinctive
                                                                            restaurants, outdoor cafés and nightlife hotspots.

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                                                                Kansas Traditions

                        The Rock Chalk Chant
                        The Rock Chalk Chant has been the battle cry of KU fans for more than
                        80 years. This strange, traditional chant, which is among the most
                        famous of all college cheers, was started by E.H.S. Bailey, a professor of
                        chemistry. Bailey wanted a cheer for his Science Club. Returning from
                        a convention in Wichita, Bailey and some associates patterned a yell
                        after the rhythmic cadence of their train rolling along the tracks. On
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                        May 21, 1886, Bailey submitted the cheer to his club.

                        Before the University adopted the cheer in 1897, it consisted of “Rah,
                        Rah, Jayhawk, KU” being repeated three times. An English professor
                        soon suggested that “Rock Chalk” be substituted for “Rah, Rah”
                        because it rhymed with Jayhawk. “Rock Chalk” was also symbolic of
                        the chalky limestone formations found on Mount Oread. Teddy
                        Roosevelt once said the Rock Chalk chant was the best he had ever
Meet The


                        Campanile Hill
                        Campanile Hill forms the picturesque backdrop for Memorial Stadium.
                        On a sunny fall Saturday, the “Hill” is transformed into a congregating
                        place for watching Jayhawk football, sunning and barbequing. Potter              What’s a Jayhawk?
                        Lake, just to the southeast of Memorial Stadium and at the bottom of               The University of Kansas is home of the Jayhawk, a mythical

                        Campanile Hill, adds to the beauty of the Kansas campus.                         bird with a fascinating history. Its origin is rooted in the historic
                                                                                                         struggles of Kansas settlers. The term “Jayhawk” was probably
                                                                                                         coined about 1848. Accounts of its use appeared from Illinois to
                                                                                                           The name combines two birds - the blue jay, a noisy, quarrelsome
                                                                                                         thing known to rob other nests, and the sparrow hawk, a stealthy
                                                                                                         hunter. The message here: Don’t turn your back on this bird.
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                                                                                                     Waving The Wheat
                                                                                                     Since the early days of KU sports, it has been a ritual of Jayhawk fans to
                                                                                                     “wave the wheat” following every Kansas scoring drive. The ritual
                                                                                                     consists of fans waving their arms in the air, an activity which, when
                                                                                                     done by a large crowd, resembles a breezy Kansas wheat field.
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                                                                                                     The Nickname
                                                                                                     During the Civil War a regiment raised by Kansas Governor Charles
                                                                                                     Robinson called itself the “Independent Mounted Jayhawks” (later
                                                                                                     officially the First Kansas Calvary and then the Seventh Kansas
                                                                                                     Regiment). By the end of the Civil War the word Jayhawk was associated
                                                                                                     with the spirit of camaraderie and the courageous fighting qualities that
                                                                                                     characterized efforts to keep Kansas a free state.

                                                                                                     By 1886, the University of Kansas had adopted the mythical bird as part
                                                                                                     of the KU yell. When the university’s football team first took the field in
                                                                                                     1890, it seemed only natural that they should be called Jayhawkers. Few
                                                                                                     colleges and universities have such a meaningful symbol, one so deeply
                                                                                                     associated with the struggles of the people who founded them.

                            1912              1920               1923                 1929                   1941                     1946                2005-present

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                                      Kansas Traditions
The Fight Song

George “Dumpy” Bowles, a student with the class of 1912, longed to
make a great contribution to the KU spirit, but wasn’t athletic enough
to do historic deeds on the athletic field. He turned to music and
produced some outstanding student musical shows.

A song in one of these shows was “I’m a Jayhawk.” Written in 1912, it
was dormant until 1920 when a growth in school spirit brought out “I’m

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a Jayhawk” once more. The song contributed to the raising of funds to

build both the KU football stadium and student union as World War I
memorials. The 1926 glee club made it known nationally.

The School Colors
The University of Kansas colors, crimson and blue, used since the early
1890s, are not the colors originally adopted by the university Board of

                                                                                                                                                        Meet The
Regents in the 1860s. The Regents had decided to adopt the Michigan
colors, maize and sky blue.

Maize and blue were used at early oratorical meets, and they may have
been used when Kansas competed in rowing in the middle 1880s.
However, when football came upon the scene in 1890, the student

backers wanted to use Harvard crimson as the athletic color in honor of
Col. John J. McCook, a Harvard man, who had given money for an
athletic field at KU. That field ran east and west in the proximity of    The Alma Mater
where the north bowl of Memorial Stadium stands on the Kansas             In 1891, professor George Barlow Penny searched for a school song for
campus today.                                                             the Glee and Mandolin Club to sing on its tour through Kansas to
                                                                          Denver and back. No one responded with an original song in answer to
Some Yale men were on the faculty, and they demanded the Yale blue be

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                                                                          his appeals. Just before departure, he thought of the Cornell song “Far
included. The rooters rallied forth to allow crimson and blue on their    Above Cayuga’s Waters.” Hastily changing a few words, he gave it to the
team. No one fought to retain the original colors, and the vivid deeper   glee club men to sing on the trip. He did not expect the song to be used
tone crimson and blue became generally used. Finally, in May 1896, the    after their return, but “Crimson and the Blue” still goes on. The music is
KU Athletic Board adopted crimson and blue as the official team colors    not Cornell’s but an old English folk tune, “Annie Lisle.”
for the university.

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                                                                               Francis Era Success
                        Since taking over a young team in 1999, head coach Mark Francis has turned Kansas into one of the most successful soccer

                        programs in the country. KU has made three trips to the NCAA Tournament in the past seven seasons, and has qualified for the
                        Big 12 Championship in all but one of Francis’ campaigns.

                                         The Francis Era
                                         By the Numbers
                         1 .......................................Big 12 Championship
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                         1 ..........................NCAA Sweet 16 Appearance

                         4 ................NCAA Tournament Appearances

                         5 ................................................... All-Americans

                         6 .................................Straight Years Earning a
                                                                  National Ranking
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                         6 .........................National Ranking Following
                                                           2004 Regular Season
                                                                                                                           Kansas players celebrate the team’s 2-0 second
                         9 ......................................Straight Big 12 Soccer                                    round victory at Missouri during the 2003
                                                     Championship Appearances                                                          NCAA Tournament.

                         29....................................All-Region Selections

                         29..............Big 12 Player of the Week Honorees

                         29...................................... All-Big 12 Selections
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                         58 ...................Academic All-Big 12 Selections

                         60............................................... Home Victories

                         117 ............................................Overall Victories
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                                                                                                                           The Jayhawks thank their fans after capturing
                                                                                                                           the conference regular season title in 2004. It
                                                                                                                           was KU’s second Big 12 title in a women’s sport
                                                                                                                           and first since the women’s basketball team
                                                                                                                              won the conference championship in 1997.

                                                                   Kansas forward Emily Cressy became the first
                                                                   Jayhawk to be named Big 12 Rookie of the Year,
                                                                            earning the award in 2008.

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                                                         Francis Era Success

                                                                                                                                   This is Kansas
                                                                                                                                   Meet The
                Jayhawk players pose for a picture following
                their conference title-clinching victory over
                         Iowa State on Oct. 29, 2004.

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                                                                                      Coach Francis has developed five athletes
                                                                                      into All-Americans, including Holly Gault
                                                                                      (2003-06), who was also selected to the
                                                                                              Big 12’s All-Decade Team.

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                                                                                     Midfielder Hilla Rantala scored 10 goals
                                                                                     and 32 points to lead the Jayhawks to
                                                                                     their first NCAA Tournament appearance
                                                                                                      in 2001.

Mark Francis has compiled a 117-78-15 record
as KU’s head coach. He has led the Jayhawks
to four trips to the NCAA Tournament: 2001,
             2003, 2004 and 2008.

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                                                 Jayhawk Soccer Complex

                             The Jayhawk Soccer Complex will be the home of
                        Kansas soccer for the 13th consecutive year in 2009.
                        One of the top facilities in the region, the Jayhawk
                        Soccer Complex is located on the KU campus next
                        to Oliver Hall and a short walk from historic Allen
                             Kansas made its home soccer debut on Oct. 13,
                        1995, with a 4-0 shutout victory over Central Missouri
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                        State and owns an all-time record of 70-40-6 (.629)

                        on its home pitch.
                             KU holds a 33-9-1 home regular season record
                        over the past five seasons. The Jayhawk Soccer
                        Complex played host to the NCAA Tournament First
                        and Second Rounds in 2004.
                             During the summer of 2006, the facility received
                        a new Bermuda grass surface and new spectator
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                             In their 10 home games last season, the Jayhawks
                        posted a record of 7-3, including wins over No. 20
                        Purdue and No. 6 Texas A&M. KU drew 5,046 fans
                        to its 10 home games, averaging 505 per match.
                             KU’s best season of home attendance came in

                        2004, when the team averaged 614 fans per match. A
                        record 886 fans witnessed the Jayhawks clinch their
                        first Big 12 Championship on Oct. 29 against Iowa                                        Jayhawk Soccer Complex Quick Facts
                                                                                 Year Debuted .............................................................................................................October 13, 1995
                                                                                 Surface...........................................................................................................................Bermuda Grass
                                                                                 Capacity........................................................................................................................................... 1,000
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                                                                                 KU’s All-Time Home Record ................................................................................................ 70-40-6
                                                                                 Largest Crowd ........................................................................886 (vs. Iowa State, Oct. 29, 2004)
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                          Soccer Facilities

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Aquatic Rehabilitation Center                   Anschutz Pavilion

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         Nesmith Athletic Training Facility

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                                              Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center

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                                                        New Soccer Locker Room
                        In the spring of 2009, the Jayhawks moved into a state-of-the-art locker room, located in the Wagnon Student-Athlete Center. The locker room is used

                        year-round by the team and includes a spacious locker room and players’ lounge with all the comforts of home.
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Meet The

                                                                                                                                       The players’ lounge provides the Jayhawks
                                                                                                                                       with a place to study or relax between

                                                                                                                                       classes, watch game film or meet prior
                                                                                                                                       to kickoff. The lounge includes a large,
                                                                                                                                       leather sectional sofa, a 52-inch flat screen
                                                                                                                                       television and a dry erase board. There is
                                                                                                                                       also a refridgerator as well as a microwave
                                                                                                                                                        and a sink.
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                                                                              Featured on the north wall is a collection
                                                                              of past and present Jayhawks who have left
                                                                                      their mark on the program.

                           The locker room area also hosts a large                                                                             The locker room features fine oak lockers
                           shower area, team restroom as well as 20                                                                             with plenty of space for the team’s gear.
                              feet of counter space with a mirror.

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New Soccer Locker Room

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                                                                        Meet The
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                           The Jayhawks’ locker room offers the team
                           state-of-the-art amenities and all the
                                        comforts of home.

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                                             A Look Into The Near Future
                        The University of Kansas has proposed to add and improve the soccer, softball and track facilities in the area south of Anschutz Pavilion. These

                        programs, in conjunction with baseball, comprise the majority of KU’s Olympic sporting events. This project will focus on combining these fields and
                        facilities into one location to improve and enhance the quality of programming and recruiting efforts. This proposal will also increase the spectator
                        capacity and fees generated and provide support facilities. Another goal is to be able to host additional NCAA Championship events.

                                                                                                                             Project Overview
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                                                                                                          The construction project will include:

                                The proposed facilities update includes
                                improvements to KU’s soccer, softball and                                  •    A new natural turf soccer competition field with grandstand
                                           track facilities.                                                    seating for 2,500 and an indoor press box
                                                                                                           •    A new natural turf soccer practice field
                                                                                                           •    A 400M track and a natural grass field with grandstand
                                                                                                                seating for 5,000 people and press box
                                                                                                           •    Centralized public restroom and concession building with
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                                                                                                                merchandise sales
                                                                                                           •    General purpose/visiting locker rooms
                                                                                                           •    Field maintenance building
                                                                                                           •    Centralized ticket booth and entry
                                                                                                           •    Public circulation/plaza
                                                                                                           •    Site boundary fencing, landscaping and utilities

                                                                                                           •    Sports lighting for soccer competition field and track and
                                                                                                                field venues suitable for broadcasting
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                                                                                                                                     The soccer practice field will run adjacent
                                                                                                                                     to the track and softball facilities, and sit
                                                                                                                                         on the site of the current game field.

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A Look Into The Near Future

                                       The new 225’ x 360’ soccer playing field
                                       will sit in-between Anschutz Pavilion and
                                                    Arrocha Ballpark.

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                                       Soccer Overview
                             The Soccer Competiton Field:

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                              • Field – 225’ x 360’ natural, sand-based
                                 turf with lights (not pictured). This is
                                 optimum for NCAA playing size.
                              • Seating – 2,500 total seats, with 500 seat
                                 backs and 2,000 bleachers. The design
                                 should facilitate ease of expansion for
                                 1,000 bleacher seats if needed.
                              • Press Box – General press area with

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                                 telephone and Internet access, scoreboard
                                 operations. Minimum seating for six
                                 people. Also includes two radio rooms, a
                                 VIP box, television room, a press restroom
                                 and an elevator.
                              • Scoreboard, Sound and Sports Lighting –
                                 Provide sport-specific matrix scoreboard
                                 with color display and advertising; single
                                 point sound system; four pole sports

                                 lighting with multi-level lighting control
                                 to allow for flexibility and broadcasting.

                             The Soccer Practice Field:
                              • Field – 225’ x 360’ natural, sand-based

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                                                                   Academic Support
                        The Student-Athlete Support Services staff focuses all collective resources in support of the academic, personal and interpersonal development of

                        each individual it serves. As part of its commitment to the academic success of its athletes, Kansas Athletics recently completed a new academic
                        complex in the summer of 2009. The facility features individual study rooms and a computer lab.

                                       Mary Beth Marchiony
                        Senior Associate Director, Academic and Career Counseling

                             Mary Beth Marchiony is in her
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                          fifth year as an Associate Director of

                          Academic and Career Counseling.
                          This will be her first season of
                          working with the Kansas soccer
                          team. She is responsible for assisting
                          the student-athletes with course
                          selection, tutoring and academic
                          counseling, ensuring that student-
                          athletes continue to progress toward
Meet The


                            Prior to coming to KU, Marchiony
                          worked for 14 years at The Pembroke
                          Hill School in Kansas City, Mo., where she served as Director of
                          College Counseling.

                            She was Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Park
                          Tudor School (Indianapolis). Prior to her time at Pembroke
                          Hill, Marchiony worked as Regional Director of Admissions at
                          Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

                            Marchiony graduated from Iona College with a bachelor’s               Strategic and Instructional Tutoring Program
                          degree in history and political science, and earned a master’s
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                          degree in history from UMKC. In addition, she was a Klingenstein    • The strategic and instructional tutoring program schedules more than 900
                          Fellow at Columbia University, Teachers College.                    hours of tutoring each week for more than 250 student-athletes.

                                                                                              • For the current year, Kansas Athletics has allocated more than $1.6 million
                            Marchiony is married to Jim Marchiony (KU Associate Athletics     toward student-athlete support, including $400,000 for tutoring services.
                          Director-External Affairs). The couple resides in Lawrence with
                          their son, Donald, who graduated from KU in 2009.                   • Tutoring is available to any student-athlete, regardless of scholarship status
                                                                                              or sport.

                                                                                              • Many of the tutors working within STP are instructors or teaching
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                                                                                              assistants at KU. Some are undergraduate students who have excelled in their
                                                                                              respective subject areas.

                                                                                              • STP offers individualized tutoring as well as small study groups.

                                                                   Highlights from 2008-09 Academic Year
                                       • A total of 390 student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or higher to qualify for the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

                                       • KU student-athletes set grade-point average records in both the spring and fall of 2008.

                                       • Soccer posted a team GPA of 3.06, and had 19 members on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

                                       • The Jayhawks put nine student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team. In all, 105 KU student-athletes
                                       earned Academic All-Big 12 honors.

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                    Jayhawks in the Community
Kansas Athletics facilitates and encourages involvement by our teams and individual student-athletes in the life of their community outside the

boundaries of their normal college existence. As volunteers, KU student-athletes not only represent themselves, but also their respective teams,
Kansas Athletics and the University of Kansas. By volunteering and giving back to Lawrence and surrounding communities, KU student-athletes gain
leadership skills through service while providing a positive influence in their community.

                                                                                                         Mike Harrity
                                                                                  Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development

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                                                                                     In his fifth season at KU, Mike Harrity

                                                                                  is responsible for all personal
                                                                                  development educational programming,
                                                                                  serves as the advisor for the Student
                                                                                  Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
                                                                                  and directs the community outreach plan
                                                                                  for the athletics department. Prior to his
                                                                                  position at Kansas, Harrity worked at the

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                                                                                  University of Minnesota Athletics
                                                                                  Department as the Coordinator of
                                                                                  Student Athlete Development, planning
                                                                                  and implementing CHAMPS/Life Skills
                                                                                  educational programming.

                                                                                     Harrity has earned two degrees from The University of Kansas - a

                                                                                  bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s in education, with an emphasis
                                                                                  in sports administration. As a graduate student, he worked in Student-
                                                                                  Athlete Support Services, overseeing the Jayhawk Job Network and
                                                                                  serving as the advisor for SAAC.

                                                                                      Harrity is also currently working on a book that explores the
                                                                                  lifelong, positive impact legendary UCLA basketball coach John
                                                                                  Wooden has had on those he has taught.

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                                                                                     Harrity and his wife, Megan, KU’s counseling and sport psychologist,
                                                                                  reside in Lawrence.

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                                                  Student-Athlete Support

                                               Randy Bird                                    Sport Nutrition Services Provided
                                             Sports Nutritionist
                                                                                               •      Sport-Specific Team Education
                                                                                               •      Body Composition Testing
                           Randy Bird joined the KU Athletics
                                                                                               •      Individual Athlete Education
                        staff in July of 2005 after working as
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                        a clinical dietitian for three years in
                                                                                               •      Supplementation
                        Giles, Va., and Washington, Pa. He
                        also worked as a sports nutritionist
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                        in private practice for one year in the

                        Pittsburgh area.

                          As the Sports Nutritionist for KU,
                        he provides nutrition education and
                        counseling for the university’s 18
                        athletic teams, collaborating with the
                        sports medicine team and coaches to
                        promote enhanced performance and
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                        optimal health in each athlete. He also oversees the Jayhawk
                        Training Table, body composition analysis and dietary supplement

                          Bird is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. He
                        holds a Master of Science degree in sports nutrition from Virginia

                        Tech and a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, foods,
                        and exercise, which is also from Virginia Tech.                      Former Jayhawk Kristin Graves gets tested by
                                                                                             the Bod Pod – one of the most accurate tools at
                          Bird currently resides in Lawrence with his wife, Allison and                reading body composition.
                        two children, Rachel and Joel.
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                                                                                                                                          Megan Harrity
                                                                                                                                           Team Psychologist

                                                                                                                  Megan Harrity enters her fourth
                                                                                                                year with Kansas Athletics. She
                                                                                                                serves as the department’s Sport
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                                                                                                                Psychologist, promoting team
                                                                                                                cohesion and encouraging players
                                                                                                                to integrate mental strategies into
                                                                                                                their training. She also provides
                                                                                                                individual counseling for personal
                                                                                                                concerns      and     performance
                                                                                                                enhancement training.
                                        Sport Psychology
                                                                                                                  Prior to joining the Kansas

                           The sports psychology team emphasizes the importance                                 Athletics staff in June of 2006, Harrity worked at Kansas State
                        of building relationships with both players and coaches to
                                                                                                                University in counseling services. She has also worked with
                        better understand the team’s strengths, as well as ways that
                        they might improve their mental skill techniques.
                                                                                                                Ohio State’s women’s soccer team as well as the Columbus
                                                                                                                Crew in her career.
                          While working with the soccer team, the psychology team
                        provides:                                                                                  She graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor
                        • An assessment of the team’s mental strengths and barriers.                            of science degree in psychology in 1999, and received her PhD.
                                                                                                                in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University in
                        • Team-building strategies, emphasizing the role of                                     2004.
                        team dynamics, communication, role-responsibility and
                        commitment.                                                                                A native of Rochester, N.Y., Harrity is married to Kansas
                                                                                                                Assistant Athletics Director Mike Harrity. The couple resides
                        • Consultation with coaches regarding team-building
                                                                                                                in Lawrence.

                        • Individual psychological skills training with athletes.

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                   Strength and Conditioning

As the Strength and Conditioning staff at the University of Kansas, we believe in the pursuit of excellence in our student-athletes as well as ourselves. It is
our goal to provide each student-athlete with personalized instruction and a program tailored to meet the demands of each sport and position in our state of
the art training facility. Every student-athlete will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their sport performance through proper strength training and
conditioning until they have fulfilled, if not exceeded, their athletic potential.

                                                                                                         Molly McKinnon
                                                                                         Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

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                                                                                      Molly McKinnon is in her fifth year as an
                                                                                   assistant strength and conditioning coach
                                                                                   at the University of Kansas. She is in charge
                                                                                   of developing all aspects of strength and
                                                                                   conditioning for softball, soccer, men’s golf
                                                                                   and also assists with women’s basketball.

                                                                                      She has been observing lactate levels

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                                                                                   amongst her soccer athletes during pre-
                                                                                   season, post-season, and at the conclusion
                                                                                   of the competitive season along with using
                                                                                   the team polar system to simulate post-
                                                                                   season training to game day data. Most
                                                                                   recently this past off-season the soccer team observed anti-inflammatory
                                                                                   responses during the spring training period with the university’s Health

                                                                                   Sport Exercise Science lab.

                                                                                      McKinnon arrived at KU after working as a graduate assistant at her
                                                                                   alma mater, the University of New Mexico (2002-05). She was responsible
                                                                                   for swimming and diving, women’s tennis and women’s golf and assisted
                                                                                   with women’s basketball and men’s soccer for the Lobos.

                                                                                     She was a collegiate athlete playing basketball while pursuing her

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                                                                                   undergraduate degree in exercise physiology at the University of New
                                                                                   Mexico. McKinnon is certified with the NSCA, USAW-1 and earned
                                                                                   master’s degree in exercise physiology and sports administration from the
                                                                                   University of New Mexico.

                                                                                      McKinnon, a native of Olympia, Wash., is married to Zachary Rupp. The
                                                                                   couple resides in Lawrence with their son, Rowan, and are expecting their
                                                                                   second son, Tate, on Sept. 2, 2009.

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            McKinnon’s Philosophy
     •    Ground-based Olympic-style lifting
     •    Functional multi-joint training
     •    Increase power output (plyometrics)
     •    Increase strength (component of power)
     •    Sport-specific or general conditioning
     •    Balance (multiple planes) and coordination
     •    Nutritional Information

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                                                                           Game Planning
                        Throughout the course of the year, the Kansas soccer team uses state-of-the-art video technology to go over scouting reports and review performance in

                        previous matches. The coaching staff, which has over 30 years of experience at the collegiate level combined, is committed to teaching the game.
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                                         Kansas Coaching Staff
                         Prior to each match, the Jayhawk coaching staff meets with the team
                         to go over a game plan. Francis and the assistant coaches also meet
                         individually with players throughout the week as well as in groups by


                         Francis himself has over 13 years of experience coaching Division I
                         women’s soccer, while associate head coach Kelly Miller has worked
                         under Francis for the past 10 seasons. Assistant coach Antoinette Love
                         has served as an assistant coach – as well as an interim head coach – at
                         two different schools after a successful playing career at Arizona State.
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                         Volunteer assistant Jessica Smith played four years under Francis and
                         has coached at various club levels for the last four years.
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                                                           Team Trip
Every four years the Kansas soccer team takes a trip to a foreign country as a team. In 2008, The Jayhawks spent nine days enjoying the fun and sun in Brazil,

and also played four exhibition matches against local club teams, winning two. According to Head Coach Mark Francis, the trip brought the Jayhawks closer
together and helped springboard the team’s NCAA Tournament run.

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                                                                                Famous Alumni
                        Harold Arlin

                        First play-by-play man for an MLB game on radio

                        K.S. “Bud” Adams
                        owner, Tennessee Titans

                        Stuart Bailey
                        Producer of “The Daily Show”
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                        Nancy Kassebaum Baker
                        U.S. Senator

                        Scott Bakula
                        Actor, (TVs “Quantum Leap”, “Star Trek: Enterprise”)

                        Kay Waldo Barnes                                                Bob Dole                                      Kathleen Sebelius                         Gale Sayers
                        First female mayor of Kansas City, Mo.
                                                                                      Kevin Helliker                                                   Kathleen Sebelius
                                                                                      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist                                Former Governor of Kansas and current Secretary of the
                        Etta Moten Barnett                                                                                                             Department of Health
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                        Actress and singer - First African-American woman to
                        entertain at the White House                                  David Hillis
                                                                                      Evolutionary biologist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow             Gerald Seib
                                                                                                                                                       Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
                        Linda Zarda Cook
                        Executive Director of Shell Gas & Power and former            William Inge
                        CEO of Shell Canada. Named one of the most successful         Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (“The Dark at the Top of       Douglas Shane
                        businesswomen in Europe                                       the Stairs,” “Come Back, Little Sheba,” “Picnic,” “Splendor in   Director of Flight Operations for SpaceShipOne, first private
                                                                                      the Grass”)                                                      manned space program

                        Wilt Chamberlain
                        Basketball Hall of Famer                                      Clarence Kelly                                                   Dean Smith
                                                                                      Former head of FBI                                               College basketball’s second winningest coach

                        Bob Dole
                        U.S. Senator and presidential candidate                       Rebecca Kolls                                                    Vernon Smith
                                                                                      Gardening expert (HGTV’s “Rebeccas Garden,” ABC’s “Good          Nobel Prize laureate in economics
                                                                                      Morning America”)
                        Bob Eaton
                        Chair of Chrysler Corp.                                                                                                        Deanell Reece Tacha
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                                                                                      Bill Kurtis                                                      Chief judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth
                                                                                      Journalist and producer (A&E’s “Investigative Reports,”          Circuit
                        Paul Ehrlich                                                  “American Justice”)
                        Environmental scientist, population expert and author (“The
                        Population Bomb.”) Also a MacArthur Fellow recipient
                                                                                                                                                       Clyde Tombaugh
                                                                                      Delano Lewis                                                     Scientist, Discovered dwarfed planet Pluto
                                                                                      Former National Public Radio CEO and Ambassador to
                        Joe Engle                                                     South Africa                                                     Kent Whealy
                        NASA astronaut on first shuttle flight                                                                                         Founder of the Seed Savers Exchange, MacArthur Fellow
                                                                                      Elmer V. McCollum
                        Ron Evans                                                                                                                      William Allen White
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                                                                                      Scientist, discovered vitamins A, B and D
                        NASA astronaut on Apollo 17                                                                                                    Journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
                                                                                      Billy Mills
                        Alex Graves                                                   Olympic gold medalist in track (only American to win the         Jennifer Widerstrom
                        Executive producer (“West Wing”)                              10,000-meters medal)                                             “Phoenix” on the TV show “American Gladiators”

                        Moses Gunn                                                    Lou Montulli                                                     Lynette Woodard
                        Actor (“Heartbreak Ridge” and “Roots”)                        Co-founder of Netscape                                           First female Harlem Globetrotter. All-time leading scorer in
                                                                                                                                                       college women’s basketball history.
                        Ann Hamilton                                                  Al Oerter
                        Sculptor, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow recipient                                                                                  Sir Robert Worcester

                                                                                      Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist
                                                                                                                                                       Market research pioneer         and   top    British    political
                                                                                                                                                       commentator and pollster
                        Steve Hawley                                                  Sara Paretsky
                        NASA astronaut                                                Best-selling mystery writer (V.I. Warshawski series)

                                                                                      Mandy Patinkin
                                                                                      Actor (“Yentl”, “The Princess Bride”, “Chicago Hope”)

                                                                                      Paul Rudd
                                                                                      Actor (“Clueless,” “Cider House Rules,” “I Love You, Man”)

                                                                                      Jim Ryun
                                                                                      Three-time U.S. track Olympian and world-record miler, U.S.
                                                                                      House of Representatives

                                                                                      Gale Sayers
                                                                                      Chicago Bears football star and first African-
                                                                                      American athletics director at the Division I level.
                         Steve Hawley                                                                                                                   Paul Rudd

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                                             Success After Soccer
Nikki Alvarez (2003-06)

Resides in Wichita, Kan., working at Via Christi Hospital
and completing her bachelor of science nursing degree in
December 2009. Training U-12 and U-15 girls’ club teams

Kelsey Archuleta (2004-08)
Attending her last semester at Metro State (Colo.) to finish
her teaching license; will be student-teaching in the spring.
Coaches both boys and girls youth soccer and also plays in
an adult league.

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Nikki (Wahle) Barrett (1999-2002)

Loan Processor in Burlington, Kan.; Resides with husband,
Matt, and daughter Brooklyn Kay.

Nicole Braman (2004-05)                                           Nicole Braman                             Meghann Haven                             Meghan Miller
Marketing for global medical device company - Covidien;
Boulder, Colo.
                                                                                                                                Michelle Rasmussen (2003-06)
                                                                  Kristin “Gravie” Graves (2005-08)                             Pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at A.T. Still
Pardis Brown (2000-02)                                                                                                          University in Mesa, Ariz.

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                                                                  Interning with CDM Engineering Company in Kansas City,
Resides in Portland, Ore., with husband, Chris and children,      Mo.; One year left until graduating KU with degree in civil
Baily (2), and Cameron (6 months); Works as a speech
pathologist at a hospital in town; Wants to get into cycling.
                                                                  engineering; then plans to pursue her MBA.                    Brianna (Valento) Rosga (1999-2002)
                                                                                                                                Nursing student in St. Paul, Minn.; Resides with husband,
                                                                  Meghann Haven (1997-2000)                                     Steve and daughter, Cianna
Stacy (Leeper) Campion (2001-04)                                  Account Supervisor for Media Arts Lab; Resides in Los
Administrative Assistant at Cedar County Public Health in
Tipton, Iowa; Lives with husband, Andy, and son, Hunter
                                                                  Angeles, Calif.                                               Jen Silvers (1995-98)
                                                                                                                                Director of Development for YMCA in Lynchburg, Va.

                                                                  Sarah Korpi (1995-98)
Nicole Cauzillo (2004-08)
High school literacy teacher for Teach for America Denver;
                                                                  Resides in Montclair, N.J., with husband and son, Tommy;      Hilla (Rantala) Skiba (1999-2001)
                                                                  Freelance producer for ESPN-TV.                               Ph.D. in Finance from KU in 2008; Assistant Professor
Resides in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Married July 18, 2009
to Aurom Mahobian (KU grad); Pursuing a Masters in                                                                              of Finance at University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo.;
Secondary Urban Education and Diversity at University of          Natalie (Hoogveld) Krueger (1998-2001)                        Expecting first child in December.
Colorado – Denver                                                 Account Executive in Salt Lake City, Utah; Lives with
                                                                  husband, Kyle and son, Jackson.
                                                                                                                                Caroline Smith (2002-05)
Danika (Erickson) Dixon (2003-06)                                                                                               Senior Medical Student at the University of Minnesota,
                                                                  Johanna Larsson (1998-2001)

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Currently living in Denver, Colorado; married with a puppy                                                                      Pursuing a residency in Emergency Medicine
named Malachi; Currently pursuing a BSN (Bachelor of              Attorney at Armstrong, Teasdale LLP, St. Louis, Mo.
Science Degree in Nursing) at Regis University in Denver;
                                                                                                                                Jessica Smith (2002-05)
forever grateful and thankful for a life changing experience as   Maggie Mason (2000-03)                                        Volunteer Assistant, University of Kansas women’s soccer;
an athlete at the University of Kansas                            Senior associate at public relations/communication firm in    club coach in Kansas City Metro area; Resides in Roeland
                                                                  Kansas City, Mo.; lives with husband, Shane.                  Park, Kan.
Jessica Dorsey (2000-04)
Living in the Netherlands; completed J.D. (law degree) at         Meghan Miller (2001-04)                                       Kerry (Durig) Smith (1995-97)
Washburn in December 2008, now pursuing an advanced law           Resides in Seattle, Wash.; Copy editor for DList magazine;    Director of Operations at Challenger Teamwear, Olathe,
degree (LL.M.) in public international law in the Netherlands.

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                                                                  a coach and mentor for Bright Futures; Master’s in            Kan.; Lives with husband, Ian and daughter, Ellie.
Plans to stay and work here after she graduates in January.       Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of
Still playing soccer for a local Dutch club, Odysseus ‘91 as a    Washington, graduated Phi Beta Kappa
striker.                                                                                                                        Emily Strinden (2004-07)
                                                                                                                                Resides in Lawrence with former teammate Afton Sauer;
Melissa Downing (1998-99)                                         Gabriela Quiggle (2001-04)                                    works at Kocher + Beck, plans to start grad school within
                                                                  Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University   two to three years, ran first 1/2 marathon in April and will
Location manager in Los Angeles, Calif. Recent credits
                                                                  of Iowa; Masters Degree from the University of Kansas in      do the KC 1/2 marathon in October; Still loves playing soccer
include HBO’s ‘Entourage’ and NBC’s ‘Parenthood’
                                                                  Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration           whenever she can.

Sarah Gonzalez (2000-03)
High School math teacher in Overland Park, Kan.; Varsity

Soccer Coach; received masters in curriculum and learning;
running her second marathon.

                                                     Former Jayhawk Nicole Cauzillo in
                                                        her classroom in Denver, Colo.
                                                                                                                                                        Former Jayhawk Melissa Downing on
                                                                                                                                                         the set of the TV Show ‘Entourage’.

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                                                          Kansas Soccer on the Web
                        The World Wide Web has made it easier to follow the Jayhawks no matter where you live. Over the past year, the Kansas soccer team has been featured

                        on national websites from to, while KU’s official athletic web site,, advances coverage with daily updates
                        during the season as well as player profiles, stats and links to Gametracker.
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                                                                                                                      also features links to Gametracker, which offers free live updates from
                                                                                                                                matches in real time. Fans can follow all the action, home or away, on Gametracker.
                             Kansas Athletics’ official web site,, features daily updates, game
                             recaps, player profiles, photo galleries, stories, stats, and helpful links on its soccer page.
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                                                                                                                               Kansas soccer fans can also follow the Jayhawks on Facebook all season long. The team’s
                                                                                                                               page provides periodic updates of the happenings on the field, and gives fans a chance to
                             Last season, Kansas freshman Emily Cressy was a front page story on, a sister
                                                                                                                                                              interact with one another.
                                            site of, which features all things college sports.

                              KU soccer fans can read stories about their team from the Lawrence Journal World as              Kansas Athletics also has its own Twitter page, with updates on all 18 of its varsity sports
                                          well as see video from Sunflower Cable on                                                             throughout the year.

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