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									    S A I N T                    L O U I S                   U N I V E R S I T Y

    THE SHORT VERSION
        Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University was the first
    institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River
    and only the second Jesuit university in America.
         Enrollment currently tops 11,100 – 7,228 are
    undergraduates – with students representing practically all
    50 states and more than 80 foreign countries. SLU’s
    average undergraduate class size is 21 with student-to-
    teacher ratio of just 12:1.
        Today, SLU ranks as one of the nation’s leading
    comprehensive research universities, offering more than
    95 programs of study in 13 colleges and schools. Plus a
    campus in Madrid, Spain, that offers a full range of
    courses – from computer science to Spanish literature.




                                                                             WHERE WE RANK
                                                                                  Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, sixth edition,
                                                                             features the University as an institution that gives parents
                                                                             and students the best value for their educational dollar.
                                                                                  Many schools, such as nursing, engineering and
                                                                             allied health, are nationally recognized for their faculty’s
                                                                             research activities. SLU researchers are on the forefront,
                                                                             conducting studies that will advance the world’s
                                                                             knowledge base in many key areas – from bioterrorism
                                                                             to HIV prevention.
                                                                                  A recent issue of The Wall Street Journal lists SLU
                                                                             as one of the country’s top 50 schools that straight-A
                                                                             students are “scrambling” to get into. That publication –
                                                                             along with U.S. News & World Report, Barron’s Best
                                                                             Buys in College Education and The Fiske Guide to
                                                                             Colleges – identify SLU’s academic rigor, prestige, close
                                                                             attention to students, historic campus and sophisticated
                                                                             technology among our most noteworthy assets.




    TOP-NOTCH TEACHING
         SLU has superb teaching, which is central to the Jesuit
    tradition. Ninety-six percent of the 1,129 full-time faculty
    hold the highest degree in their field. Of the faculty hired
    in 2001, 34 percent were women and more than 10
    percent were minorities. SLU boasts 36 endowed chairs
    and nine named professorships.
         SLU offers more than 95 programs of study in the arts
    and sciences, philosophy and letters, engineering and
    aviation, business, the allied health professions, nursing
    and social service. Each one is rigorous, intellectually
    challenging, relevant and useful – and many boast
    national reputations.




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                     S A I N T                     L O U I S                           U N I V E R S I T Y

                                                                   THE WHOLE PERSON
                                                                        SLU goes beyond the things you learn in class to
                                                                   putting those ideas into action because forming “men and
                                                                   women for others” is part of the Jesuit mission. In 2000-01,
                                                                   SLU’s students and faculty performed more than 485,000
                                                                   hours of community service.
                                                                        There are more than 100 student organizations
                                                                   chartered by the Student Government Association,
                                                                   including service, honorary and social fraternities and
                                                                   sororities, media/audiovisual programming and special
                                                                   interest groups.
                                                                        SLU “builds character” – and is among only 325
                                                                   colleges and universities nationwide so honored by the
                                                                   Templeton Foundation.




THE SCENIC ROUTE
     In addition to students and professors, at SLU,
you’ll also find: 32,000 flowers, 255 acres, 2,000
trees, 85 academic/administrative buildings, nine
outdoor tennis courts, eight residence halls, 12
fountains, 50 colorful statues, five outdoor swimming
pools, three apartment complexes, three lakes, one
magnificent indoor recreation center, one soccer
stadium, three NCAA Division I outdoor sports
complexes and one bronze Billiken.




                                                                    SLU BY THE NUMBERS
                                                                    Demographics
                                                                    H       2001-02 Total enr ollment – 11,145 (7,228
                                                                            undergraduates) – 44 percent men; 56 percent
                                                                            women
                                                                    H       By origin – 48 states and more than 80 foreign
                                                                            countries are represented
                                                                    H       By religion – Approximately 44 percent of
                                                                            undergrads are Roman Catholic; 17 percent
                                                                            Protestant; 34 percent other.
                                                                    H       By race – Minority students constitute 16 percent of
                                                                            the undergraduate population; international
                                                                            students comprise six percent of the overall student
                                                                            body.

                                                                    National Admission Test
                                                                    H       ACT composite – Average ACT score for 2001-02
                                                                            incoming freshmen was 26.4. The national mean
                                                                            score is 21.0.

                                                                    2002-03 Costs
                                                                    H Tuition and fees – $20,840
                                                                    H Room and boar d – Approximately $4,770 (varies
                                                                            based on residence hall and board plan)


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                                    C I T Y                    O F             S T .               L O U I S


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                                                              t. Louis is a city boasting Midwestern                 In 1904, St. Louis hosted the first
                                                              friendliness while offering numerous                 Olympiad in the United States and the
    THIS IS ST. LOUIS                                                                                              World’s Fair, which led to the development of
                                                              cultural, historic and sporting
               Sports                                 attractions for residents and visitors alike.                Forest Park, one of the largest metropolitan
    Rams Football                                                                                                  parks in the nation. At the fair, several foods
    Cardinals Baseball                                  Founded in 1763 as a French fur-trading                    and beverages, including the hot dog, ice
    Blues Hockey                                      outpost by Pierre Laclede and Auguste                        cream cone and iced tea, were introduced to
                                                      Chouteau, St. Louis was the trade and                        the United States.
    Gateway International Raceway
                                                      cultural center for the Louisiana Territory and
    Home to tennis’ Jimmy Connors,
                                                      everything north and west. Thus, St. Louis is                  A St. Louis businessman also funded
    track and field Olympian Jackie                                                                                Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight in
                                                      known as the “Gateway to the West,”
    Joyner-Kersee, Cardinal Hall of                   symbolized by the Gateway Arch that                          “The Spirit of St. Louis.” The city also is the
    Famers Ozzie Smith and Stan                       anchors the Jefferson National Expansion                     hometown of world-renowned figures, such
    Musial and broadcasting’s Bob                     Memorial.                                                    as Scott Joplin, T.S. Eliot and Tennessee
    Costas, Joe Buck and Dan Dierdor f                                                                             Williams.
                                                        The first European settlers migrated from
                                                      New Orleans, followed by a flood of                            St. Louis’ museums, zoo, municipal theater
        Media Market                                  trappers and explorers, two of the most                      and retail centers offer a wealth of artistic
    Top 30 media market nationally                    notable being Captains Meriwether Lewis                      treasures, historical information and
    Five network television stations                  and William Clark, who led the famous                        recreational activities for millions of visitors
    Two independent television stations               expedition toward the Pacific Ocean from                     each year. St. Louis is one of the largest cities
    30 radio stations                                 1803 to 1806 at the request of President                     on the Mississippi River and is home to
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch                           Thomas Jefferson.                                            several Fortune 500 companies.
    – Largest daily paper in Missouri


    Tourist Attractions
     Gateway Arch
     St. Louis Zoo
     St. Louis Science Center
     Historic Union Station
     Missouri Botanical Garden
     Grant’s Farm
     Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
     Six Flags at St. Louis


           Arts &
       Entertainment
     The Historic Fox Theatr e
     The Muny
     Powell Symphony Hall
     Riverport Amphitheatr e
     The St. Louis Museum of Ar t


           Commerce
     Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc.
     Emerson Electric
     Boeing
     Monsanto
     Ralston-Purina


              History
     Founded in 1763
     Lewis and Clark Expedition site
     Host of the 1904 World’s Fair
     Origin of iced tea, ice cream cone


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   n July 2002, Conference USA named                        Billiken Academic All-Americans in the 1990s
   Saint Louis University as its recipient of
                                                                                           Jeff DiMaria , a senior midfielder, was named a CoSIDA/GTE
   the Institutional Excellence Award for the
                                                                                    first-team Academic All-American on the 1999-2000 Fall/Winter
seventh consecutive year. The award is given
                                                                                    At-Large squad. DiMaria was a health information management
to the school with the highest cumulative
                                                                                    major with a cumulative 3.73 grade point average. He is playing
grade point average during the current
                                                                                    indoor soccer with the St. Louis Steamers.
academic year for all student-athletes in
conference-sponsored sports. SLU posted a                                                DiMaria also was an NSCAA first-team All-American and the
3.28 overall GPA for all student-athletes.                                          C-USA Scholar-Athlete of the Year while leading the Billikens in
                                                                                    scoring with 26 points (9G, 8A).
     The Sport Academic Award is given to
the team in each conference-sponsored
sport with the highest GPA for the current
academic year. The Billikens won the award
in seven sports. The men’s soccer team won                                                 Kevin Kalish , a senior sweeper, was named a CoSIDA/GTE
the award in 2001, as well as in 1997.                                              first-team Academic All-American on the 1998-99 Fall/Winter At-
                                                                                    Large squad. Kalish was a business/marketing major with a
                                                                                    cumulative 3.89 grade point average. He was one of 107
           ACADEMIC                                                                 recipients of NCAA postgraduate scholarships in July ’99.
            SUPPORT                                                                     Kalish also was an NSCAA first-team All-American while
     Planning academic achievement with                                             spear-heading the top defensive unit in Conference USA. He
athletic success is the primary focus of the                                        played professionally with the St. Louis Ambush and is an assistant
Saint Louis University athletic department                                          coach at SIU-Edwardsville.
and its coaches. Under the supervision of
Cindy Anzelmo, the director of academic
services for student-athletes, the athletic                                              Kevin Quigley , a senior forward/midfielder, was named the
department offers superior support services.                                        NSCAA’s first Student-Athlete of the Year in 1997. A Presidential
                                                                                    Scholar at the University, Quigley maintained a high GPA while
     Academic support services offers                                               also performing at an All-American level on the playing field.
academic, career and personal counseling,                                           Quigley also earned the Conference USA Scholar-Athlete of the
guidance in monitoring registration and                                             Year award for men’s soccer. After two years of professional
class schedules of student-athletes,                                                soccer, he is now in medical school.
supervised and open study tables, access to
Internet-compatible computers and a                                                      Quigley also was an NSCAA third-team All-American while
comprehensive tutorial program.                                                     leading the Billikens in scoring with 23 points (5G, 13A).

     “Each student-athlete needs to do well
in class to earn his/her degree and to
remain eligible under NCAA rules,”                                                       Casey Klipfel, a senior goalkeeper, was an NSCAA first-team
Anzelmo said. “If they don’t get it done in                                         Scholar-Athlete All-American in 1997 with a 3.53 GPA in
class, they are not going to be on the court                                        business concentrating in marketing/management. His 0.65 goals
or on the field. It is important for me to                                          against average and 10 shutouts lifted the Billikens to the NCAA
communicate that to the student-athlete, and                                        Division I semifinals for the first time since 1991. He is now a
to provide whatever services we have                                                project manager for World Wide Technologies.
available to support that specific person. I
                                                                                        Klipfel also was Conference USA’s most valuable goalkeeper
work on a one-on-one basis with the
                                                                                    at the postseason tournament. He was second-team All-
student-athletes to see how our programs
                                                                                    Conference and All-Midwest Region.
can best benefit their respective needs.”

     Academic services has a staff of trained
tutors recruited from a pool of University                                              Steve Bee , a senior midfielder, was a CoSIDA honorable
students who post superior academic                                                 mention All-America in 1990-91. Bee compiled a 4.0 grade point
records. The goal of tutoring is to provide                                         average in finance.
assistance that encourages students to
become independent learners.                                                             Bee was a Midwestern Collegiate Conference second-team
                                                                                    All-Conference performer as a senior. He helped the Bills to an
                                                                                    NCAA Tournament bid and a runner-up finish in the MCC.




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                                      C O M M U N I T Y                                           S E R V I C E


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             aint Louis University student-athletes
                                                                     Saint Louis University student-athletes live true to the Jesuit tradition.
             volunteer and serve the community in
             a variety of ways. From visiting and               When they are not providing entertainment in various venues, Billiken
     aiding those who are ill or less fortunate to              student-athletes are in the St. Louis community sharing the knowledge of
     conducting clinics and signing autographs,
     Billiken student-athletes strive to put a smile            their respective sports and providing a bright light in the lives of others.
     on the faces of those they serve.

          This effort is in conjunction with the            PUBLIC SERVICE OUTREACH ’01-02
     University’s mission of community service. In          MEN’S SOCCER                                                  WOMEN’S SOCCER
     its most recent survey for the 2001-02                     Coordinated “Billikens In the Schools”                        Participated in SLU Make a Difference
     academic year, Saint Louis University
                                                                program for elementary school students                        Day
     reported that its students, faculty and staff
                                                                Participated in free clinic for at-risk                       Participated in St. Louis Children’s
     members provided nearly 500,000 service
     hours to groups and individuals in the                     children                                                      Hospital Phon-a-thon
     greater St. Louis area. Nearly 9,000                       Participated in Sporting Geography                            Participated in NCAA YES Clinic
     members of the University community                                                                                      Administered Special Needs Soccer
     participated in outreach programs.                     MEN’S BASKETBALL                                                  Association (SPENSA) clinics, Girl
                                                                Visited patients at Cardinal Glennon                          Scouts of America clinic and area youth
         University volunteers assisted nearly
                                                                Children’s Hospital                                           group clinics
     3,000 churches and social service agencies.
     Student fund raising for charitable                        Visited elementary schools and
     organizations was more than $30,000.                       middle schools by request                                 VOLLEYBALL
                                                                Conducted clinics for St. Louis Juvenile                      Participated in tutorial program for
          To the right is a list of some of the                 Detention Center                                              children at need for St. Louis Public
     organizations assisted by Billiken student-                                                                              Schools
     athletes. In addition to these are numerous
                                                            WOMEN’S BASKETBALL                                                Head coach and player conducted
     requested public appearances for Billiken
                                                                Assisted with Special Olympics                                NCAA Yes Clinic at volleyball
     student-athletes.
                                                                Participated in volunteer hoops clinic                        championship in San Diego
          The Billiken men’s soccer program has
     a strong history of community involvement
     and a commitment to the Jesuit tradition of
     community service.

          The Billikens have established a
     program to visit local schools. The Billikens
     also visit with young people in conjunction
     with the athletic department’s “Sporting
     Geography”        program.       In   sporting
     geography, students learn geography by
     following the Billikens’ travels throughout the
     soccer and basketball seasons.

          Whether the purpose is to speak to
     grade-school children on the importance of
     education or just sharing a story with
     elementary students, Saint Louis University
     student-athletes take pride in serving others.




                                                                      Billiken women’s soccer player Lindsay Potrafke helps out at the NCAA YES Clinic.




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                                            S P O R T S                               M E D I C I N E


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               aking care of the medical needs of              Rehabilitation of athletic injuries is
               more than 250 Division I student-            coordinated by Mark Reinking, who is part
               athletes is a tremendous and never-          of SLU’s physical therapy program faculty.
     ending challenge. The sports medicine team             Reinking’s unique skills and experience as an
     at Saint Louis University is dedicated to the          athletic trainer and physical therapist bring
     mission of prevention, treatment and                   yet another enhancement to the care of SLU
     rehabilitation of athletic injuries. They also         student-athletes.
     are committed to maximizing athletic
                                                               Billiken student-athletes have some of the
     p e rf o rmance      through   strength and                                                                               Tony Breitbach
                                                            best physician coverage in Conference USA.                                                    Nikki Duncan
     conditioning programs.                                                                                                       Director
                                                            The physicians are tirelessly dedicated to the                                                Athletic Trainer
        Tony Breitbach, hired as the director of            Billkens, covering athletic events and seeing                      Sports Medicine
     sports medicine in the fall of 2000, has more          the athletes on many evenings and
     than 15 years of experience as a certified             weekends.
     athletic trainer and provides a fresh
                                                               Through Saint Louis University Health
     approach to the areas of athletic training
                                                            Sciences Center, the Anheuser-Busch Eye
     and strength and conditioning. Since
                                                            Institute, SLUCare and selected community
     arriving at SLU, he has made significant
                                                            physicians, Billiken student-athletes receive
     facility, administrative and staffing
                                                            medical care from some of the nation’s top
     adjustments, which maximize benefits for
                                                            specialists.     These    areas       include
     Billiken student-athletes. Breitbach’s staff
                                                            allergy/asthma, cardiology, dentistry,                             Mark Reinking              Miya Sullivan
     includes Nikki Duncan and Miya Sullivan,
                                                            neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology                           Rehabilitation             Athletic Trainer
     also hired in the fall of 2000.
                                                            and physical therapy.                                               Coordinator




                                                                                                                                               Mike Linn
                                                                                                                                       Strength and Conditioning
                                                                                                                                              Coordinator
                                                                                                                                  In February 2002 Mike Linn joined the
                                                                                                                              Billikens’ staff after nine years at UCLA.
                                                                                                                              Linn is responsible for all aspects of
                                                                                                                              strength and conditioning for Billiken
                                                                                                                              student-athletes.
          STRENGTH                         AND CONDITIONING
                                                                                                                                   After serving as an assistant strength
         From staff to facilities to philosophy,            allows Linn to train entire teams instead of                      coach at UCLA for six years, Linn was
     Billiken student-athletes have entered a new           individual student-athletes.                                      promoted to head strength and
     era under the watchful eye of strength and                                                                               conditioning coach in January 1999 and
                                                                “Strength and conditioning training is just
     conditioning coordinator Mike Linn                                                                                       oversaw four assistants. While with the
                                                            like practice,” Linn said. “It is important for
                                                                                                                              Bruins, he developed and coordinated
        “My job is not just to make the student-            teams to train together to build continuity
                                                                                                                              programs for all 21 of UCLA’s sports.
     athletes stronger or more fit, but to make             and enhance team bonding. Everyone works
                                                                                                                              During his tenure, he coached five
     them functionally strong, flexible and fast in         at the same level toward the same goals of
                                                                                                                              national championship teams – men’s
     terms of their individual sport,” Linn said. “In       winning conference titles and competing at
                                                                                                                              volleyball, men’s water polo (2), men’s
     order to do that, we focus on many areas               the national level.”
                                                                                                                              soccer and women’s softball.
     from lifting to plyometrics to flexibility.”
                                                                Linn also works intensively with each
                                                                                                                                   A 1993 graduate of UCLA, Linn
        During the summer of 2002, the weight               student-athlete to maximize athletic
                                                                                                                              played offensive lineman for three bowl
     room was transformed into one better suited            development. He coordinates specialized
                                                                                                                              teams and was a two-year starter. In the
     to the student-athletes and Linn’s new                 training with the athletic training staff for
                                                                                                                              weight room he set team records in the
     philosophy. Conveniently located in the                student-athletes recovering from injury. In
                                                                                                                              three main lifts – squat, bench and clean.
     Bauman-Eberhardt Center, the Billiken                  addition, Linn is available to counsel student-
     weight room contains state-of-the-art                  athletes in nutritional issues and recovery                           Linn and his wife Karen, a former
     equipment by Samson and more than 8,000                techniques to maintain optimal performance                        gymnast at UCLA, have a daughter, Kylie,
     pounds of free weights. The new equipment              throughout the seasons.                                           and a son, Ryker.

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                  N C A A                 B O O S T E R                                          G U I D E L I N E S


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       aint    Louis     University   deeply                  • provide payment of expenses (e.g.,               • become directly or indirectly involved
       appreciates the financial support and            room, board, transportation) for friends or          in making arrangements for a prospect, the
       volunteer hours of its boosters, all of          relatives to visit the student-athletes where        prospect’s relatives or friends to receive
which enhance the Billiken athletic program.            they are enrolled.                                   money or financial aid of any kind.
That support greatly benefits the more than
250 student-athletes who participate on the                  • expend funds to entertain student-                 • transport, pay or arrange for
University’s 16 intercollegiate programs.               athletes, their friends or relatives.                payment of transportation costs for a
                                                                                                             prospect or the prospect’s relatives or friends
     However, assistance is needed in                        • use the name or picture of an enrolled        to visit campus or elsewhere.
another area. We must carefully control and             student-athlete to directly advertise,
monitor the involvement of persons inside               recommend or promote sales or the use of a                • provide room and/or board,
and outside the University in the recruitment           commercial product or service of any kind.           transportation of any kind or any other
of prospective student-athletes as well as              Even the SALE of a picture of an enrolled            benefit to a prospect during the summer
their involvement with current student-                 student-athlete would jeopardize the                 prior to enrollment.
athletes. According to NCAA Rules and                   student’s eligibility.
                                                                                                                   • provide ANYTHING to or for a
Regulations, an “athletics representative” is
                                                             • provide any payment of expense or             prospect, or the prospect’s relatives or
an individual, independent agency,
                                                        loan of any automobile for a student-athlete         friends, without first checking with the
corporate entity or other organization who
                                                        to return home or to any other location for          institution’s athletics department.
is:
                                                        ANY reason.
                                                                                                                   • provide tickets, transportation or
    A) A Saint Louis University athletic
                                                                                                              entertainment for high school, prep school,
booster club member or season ticket holder.
                                                                                                              AAU or community college COACHES at
     B) Assisting or has been requested to                                                                    ANY location.
assist in the recruitment of prospective
                                                                                                                   • contact an enrolled student-athlete at
student-athletes    by    the    University’s
                                                                                                              another institution for the purpose of
executive/athletic administration.
                                                                                                              encouraging him/her to transfer and
     C) Assisting or has been requested to                                                                    participate in another institution’s athletics
assist with present student-athletes by the                                                                   program.
University’s             executive/athletic
administration.
                                                                                                                 EMPLOYMENT OF PROSPECTIVE AND
     Once an individual is identified as an
                                                                                                              ENROLLED STUDENT-ATHLETES
“athletics representative,” the person retains
that identity indefinitely. The NCAA has                                                                           DO NOT
rules and regulations governing the
behavior of such representatives with regard                                                                       • employ or arrange for the
to prospective/cur rent student-athletes. Any                                                                 employment of a prospect or enrolled
violation(s) of those rules and regulations by                                                                student-athlete without checking first with the
an “athletics representative” could result in                                                                 department of athletics.
sanctions for the Saint Louis University
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics                      • provide awards or gifts to student-                • provide transportation for prospects
and/or its student athlete(s). In an effort to          athletes for their athletic performance. All         or student-athletes whom you employ unless
ensure that Saint Louis University is in                awards must conform to NCAA regulations              transportation is provided for all other
compliance with NCAA regulations,                       and must be approved by the institution.             employees.
included here are some helpful “DO NOTS.”
                                                           CONTACTS WITH HIGH SCHOOL AND        • provide student-athletes with
   CONTACTS      WITH     CURRENTLY                     COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT-ATHLETES employment during the academic year
ENROLLED STUDENT-ATHLETES                                                                  without contacting the department of
                                                           DO NOT                          athletics.
    DO NOT
                                                              • make any contact with a prospect or              ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! Please call the
      • provide a student-athlete, their                the prospect’s family on or off campus. If a         compliance office at (314) 977-3265 if you
relatives or friends any benefit or special             coach has a prospect at an athletic event,           have any questions.
arrangement (e.g., use of an automobile,                you should not approach the coach until the
promise employment after graduation,                    prospect and his family have gone                          Thanks for your support!
discounted prices or free cost for services or          elsewhere. If you are approached by a
products). The NCAA considers these “extra              prospect      off-campus regarding the
benefits,” and they are specifically                    institution’s athletics program, suggest that
prohibited.                                             the prospect contact the institution for
                                                        information.



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              U N I V E R S I T Y                        A D M I N I S T R A T I O N

                                 President
                                     University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J.,
                                 has been a professor, a department
                                 chairman and a dean. But today he might be
                                 best known as an architect — a man who
                                 redrew, reshaped and rebuilt Saint Louis
                                 University. Since his inauguration in 1987,
                                 Biondi has upgraded and modernized
                                 University buildings and has revitalized the
                                 surrounding campus environment. But most
                                 importantly, he has committed vast University
                                 resources to academics, student scholarships
                                 and financial aid, faculty research and state-
                                 of-the-art technology.

     Lawrence Biondi, S.J.           During his tenure, Biondi has focused on
                                 recruiting the finest faculty and students,
                                 increasing the University’s academic
                                 standards and achievements, and developing
                                 the University as a major research center. His
                                 ultimate vision is to establish Saint Louis
                                 University as the finest Catholic university in
                                 the United States.
                                    As president of Saint Louis University,
                                 Biondi is the chief executive officer for the
                                 institution. He oversees the University’s
                                 mission of education in the Catholic, Jesuit
                                 tradition. Saint Louis University currently
                                 enrolls more than 11,000 students in 13                             coming to Saint Louis University, Biondi was
                                 schools and colleges on campuses in St. Louis                       dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at
                                 and Madrid, Spain.                                                  Loyola University Chicago.
                                    A Chicago native, Biondi holds six                                  Born Dec. 15, 1938, Biondi attended
                                 degrees. His master’s degree in linguistics                         Catholic elementary and secondary schools
                                 (1966) and his doctorate in sociolinguistics                        before entering the Chicago Province of the
                                                       (1975) both were                              Society of Jesus in 1957. He was ordained as
                                                       conferred          by                         a priest in 1970.
                                                       G e o r g e t o w n
                                                                                                    Biondi serves on the boards of many local
                                                       University. He has
                                                                                                 and national organizations, and he has been
                                                       three degrees from
                                                                                                 dubbed a Knight of the Italian Order of Merit
                                                       Loyola University of
                                                                                                 by the president of Italy. In 1999, readers of
                                                       Chicago      and     a
                                                                                                 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch named Biondi one
                                                       licentiate in sacred
                                                                                                 of St. Louis’ “Citizens of the Century.” In 2001,
                                                       theology from the
                                                                                                 The St. Louis Ambassadors honored Biondi
                                                       Jesuit    School    of
                                                                                                 with the Leon R. Strauss Urban Pioneer
                                                       Theology at Chicago.
                                                                                                 Award, which is given to an individual in the
                                                                     In addition, Biondi         St. Louis community who has contributed
                                                                 has pursued non-                greatly to the development, restoration or
                                                                 degree       language           improvement of St. Louis. Also In 2001, The
                                                                 studies in French,              Council for Advancement and Support of
                                                                 Italian,        Polish,         Education recognized Biondi with the Chief
                                                                 Russian and Spanish.            Executive Leadership Award for CASE District
                                                                 He has published four           6, and he was honored with the prestigious St.
                                                                 books and holds a               Louis Award. He was selected to receive the
                                                                 certificate        from         award “for his outstanding leadership of
                                                                 Harvard University’s            academic excellence at Saint Louis University
                                                                 Institute            for        and regional revitalization in midtown St.
                                                                 E d u c a t i o n a l           Louis.”
                                                                 Management. Before




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                         Director of Athletics
                             Doug Woolard accepted the position as the                  Woolard’s staff continues to nurture a
                         Billikens’ director of athletics on Oct. 10,               relationship with the St. Louis community that
                         1994. Over the course of the past eight years,             has responded to the program with record
                         he has overseen dramatic changes and                       attendance figures. The men’s basketball team
                         historical moments in an emerging athletic                 has ranked among the Top 30 in the nation in
                         department.                                                average attendance among NCAA Division I
                                                                                    institutions for the past eight years at Savvis
                             During his tenure, Woolard has served
                                                                                    Center. The men’s soccer team is annually
                         Conference USA in a variety of highly
                                                                                    among the nation’s top 10 in average
                         influential positions. He is the league’s
                                                                                    attendance and was first nationally in 2001
                         representative         to    the        NCAA
                                                                                    by averaging 2,870 fans at Robert R.
                         academic/eligibility/compliance cabinet and
                                                                                    Hermann Stadium.
                         serves as chairman of the amateurism and
                         agents subcommittee. He concluded his tenure                  Woolard’s priority is to continue the
Doug Woolard             as the chair of the C-USA directors of athletics           academic excellence for which Billiken
                         committee, which oversees daily league                     student-athletes are nationally known. Saint
                         operations and handles conference issues as                Louis leads all Conference USA institutions in
                         they arise, in May 1999. He has served as the              graduating its student-athletes at 78 percent
                         C-USA commissioner’s alternate to the NCAA                 and has the highest cumulative grade point
                         Management Council, which is one of the six                average for all its student-athletes among C-
                         most powerful committees in the NCAA’s                     USA schools at 3.28. The University has won
                         governing structure. He also is a member of                C-USA’s institutional academic excellence
                         the National Association of Collegiate                     award in each of the league’s first seven
                         Directors of Athletics.                                    seasons.
                             His tenure has provided the athletic                      Woolard served as associate/assistant
                         department with perhaps its most successful                director of athletics at Washington State
                         seasons of intercollegiate competition.                    University for six years before coming to Saint
                         Women’s soccer won its first C-USA                         Louis. Before joining the WSU athletic
                         championship in only the fourth year of the                department, Woolard was director of athletics
                         program’s existence. Women’s volleyball                    at Carbondale Community High School in
                         qualified for postseason play for the first time           Carbondale, Ill., from 1978-88. He earned
                         in ‘96. Men’s baseball finished with a winning             his bachelor of sciences degree in education
                         record for the first time in 19 years in ‘97. The          from Southern Illinois-Carbondale in 1973.
                         women’s basketball team finished with a
                                                                                        The 52-year-old Woolard and his wife,
                         winning record for the first time in 13 years in
                                                                                    Cherrie, have two children, Chris and Amy.
                         ‘98. The men’s basketball team qualified for
                                                                                    Chris is an assistant men’s basketball coach at
                         three NCAA Tournament appearances in eight
                                                                                    Murray State, while Amy is a recent graduate
                         years, and men’s soccer made its first final
                                                                                    of the University.
                         four appearance in six years in ‘97.


                         Senior Associate Director of Athletics
                         Senior Woman Administrator
                              Lori Flanagan joined the athletic                     along with women’s volleyball, field hockey,
                         department in the summer of 1992 as                        soccer, softball and basketball. She is currently
                         assistant director of athletics. She was                   a member of the NCAA National Women’s
                         promoted to senior associate director of                   Tennis Committee.
                         athletics for administration in 1999. She was
                                                                                         The Saint Louis University Women’s
                         named associate director and senior woman
                                                                                    Commission honored Flanagan in 2002 as
                         administrator in 1995.
                                                                                    one of five “Women of the Year” for her
                               Flanagan oversees the areas of                       outstanding contribution to the University and
                         academics, facilities, scholarships, student               its mission. The student members of Alpha
                         services, compliance, sports medicine, drug                Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society,
                         testing and sport scheduling. In addition,                 also recognized Flanagan in March 2000
                         Flanagan serves as liaison to Conference USA               when they inducted her as an honorary
Lori Flanagan            and as the SWA to ensure program                           member.
                         compliance within Title IX and gender equity.
                                                                                        Flanagan earned her bachelor’s degree
                              Her other responsibilities include directly           in physical education at UW-LaCrosse. She
                         supervising the sports of men’s and women’s                received a master’s degree in athletic
                         cross country, rifle, tennis and swimming,                 administration from Mankato (Minn.) State.
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                              Assistant Director of Athletics
                              External Operations
                                  John Garrison was named assistant                                Garrison previously worked for the Class
                              director of athletics for external operations in                AA San Antonio Missions baseball team
                              May 2002. Garrison oversees the department                      where he supervised on-field promotions and
                              of athletics’ corporate marketing and sales,                    telemarketing. He also spent time in Panama
                              event management and ticket operations. He                      City,    Panama,      working      for   Unity
                              serves as department liaison for radio and                      Management, a precious metals mining
                              television affiliations.                                        company, where he developed a marketing
                                                                                              package to raise start-up capital and aided in
                                   Garrison served as director of ticket
                                                                                              fundraising.
     John Garrison            operations since December 2000. He joined
                              the department as director of event                                      A Texas native, Garrison graduated from
                              management/promotions in August 1999.                               Baylor University in Waco in 1996 with a
                              Prior to joining the Billikens, Garrison was a                      bachelor’s of business administration in
                              sales representative for the St. Louis Cardinals                    finance. Garrison and his wife, Leslie, reside
                              baseball team.                                                      in St. Louis.

                              Assistant Director of Athletics
                              Finance and Development
                                   Matt Oldani was promoted to assistant                           Oldani arrived on the SLU campus after
                              athletic director for finance and development                   eight years with Georgetown University’s
                              in June 2001. He had served the department                      athletic department. He worked as an assistant
                              as assistant director of athletics for                          in both promotions and development for the
                              development since August 1999. He originally                    Hoyas.
                              joined the department as athletics
                                                                                                      Oldani earned a bachelor of science
                              development director in October 1995.
                                                                                                  degree in international politics at Georgetown
                                   He oversees all financial operations for                       and his master’s of business administration
                              the athletic department and is responsible for                      from Saint Louis University. His parents,
     Matt Oldani
                              directing development. Since Oldani’s arrival,                      brother and sister all attended the University.
                              philanthropic gifts to the athletic department
                                                                                                      Oldani and his wife, Jennifer, live in St.
                              have nearly doubled and were at an all-time
                                                                                                  Louis.
                              high in 2001.

                              Faculty Athletics Representative
                                   Dr. Michael Ross has served as faculty                     behavior. He has served as the director of the
                              athletics representative since 1990. He also                    Clinical Psychology Doctorate Program at the
                              serves as Chair of the University’s Athletic                    University since 1995. He is a Fellow of the
                              Advisory Committee. Ross describes his role                     Academy of Clinical Psychology and has
                              as “the institutional link between the classroom                published numerous research papers on
                              and the playing field to ensure that SLU                        clincity and health psychology.
                              athletics maintains its tradition of significant
                              contributions to the University’s educational                       He earned his bachelor’s degree from
                              mission.”                                                       Westminster College and his master’s degree
                                                                                              and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the
     Dr. Michael Ross             Ross is a professor of psychology and an                    University of Missouri-Columbia.
                              adjunct professor of psychiatry and human

                              Sports Information Director
                                   Doug McIlhagga was named SID in July                               The College Sports Information Directors
                              1991. He is responsible for coordinating the                        Association has awarded the Billikens’ soccer
                              media relations and public relations for the                        media guide top honors in its region eight
                              Billikens’ 16 varsity sports.                                       times. The 2001 soccer guide was ranked
                                                                                                  ninth in national competition.
                                  McIlhagga is a graduate of the Syracuse
                              University Newhouse School of Public                               McIlhagga spent 14 years working in
                              Communications and holds a bachelor of                          radio as a sports director in central New York,
                              science degree in television/radio. He earned                   south central Missouri and eastern Iowa. His
                              a master’s degree in sports management from                     other professional experience includes sports
     Doug McIlhagga           the U.S. Sports Academy.                                        marketing and special event management.

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                  BILLIKEN SOCCER PRIMARY                                                                          MEDIA
                                    A rea Codes 314 unless indicated
NEWSPAPER                                           TELEVISION                                              RADIO
St. Louis Post-Dispatch                             KTVI (FOX, CH 2)                                        KFNS Radio 590-AM
Tom Timmerman                                       Martin Kilcoyne/Joel Goldberg                           Bob Ramsey/Tony Hubert
900 North Tucker Blvd.                              5915 Berthold                                           8045 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101                                 St. Louis, MO 63110                                     St. Louis, MO 63119
340-8170 FAX 340-3070                               644-7506 FAX 644-7419                                   962-0590 FAX 962-7576
e-mail: ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com               e-mail: ktviweb@fox.com                                 e-mail: thubert@kfns.com

Belleville News-Democrat                            KMOV (CBS, CH 4)                                        KMOX Radio (CBS) 1120-AM
Steve Korte                                         Steve Savard/Doug Vaughn                                Ron Jacober/Tom Ackerman
120 S. Illinois                                     One Memorial Drive                                      One Memorial Drive
Belleville, IL 62220                                St. Louis, MO 63102                                     St. Louis, MO 63102
(618)345-7822 FAX 236-9773                          444-6319 FAX 444-3367                                   444-1872 FAX 444-1856
e-mail: skorte@bnd.com                              e-mail: sports4@kmov.com                                e-mail: rdjacober@cbs.com

Associated Press                                    KSDK (NBC, CH 5)                                        KTRS Radio 550-AM
R.B. Fallstrom                                      Mike Bush/Frank Cusumano                                Jim Holder/Randy Karraker
900 North Tucker Blvd.                              1000 Market Street                                      638 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101                                 St. Louis, MO 63101                                     St. Louis, MO 63146
241-2496 FAX 241-1734                               444-5150 FAX 444-5250                                   453-9785 FAX 453-9807
e-mail: rfallstrom@ap.org                           e-mail: mbush@ksdk.gannett.com                          e-mail: fullbackktrs@aol.com

Alton Telegraph                                     WB11/KPLR-TV (Warner Bros., CH 11)                      Metro Networks
Steve Porter                                        Rich Gould/Dan Eassa                                    Vicki Pimentel
111 E. Broadway                                     2250 Ball Drive                                         8251 Maryland
Alton, IL 62002                                     Maryland Heights, MO 63146                              St. Louis, MO 63105
(618) 463-2500 FAX 463-2578                         447-6397 FAX 447-6438                                   862-5367 FAX 862-9864
e-mail: steveporter51@hotmail.com                   e-mail: dan.eassa@wb11tv.com                            e-mail: vpofsports@hotmail.com

St. Louis American                                                                                          KSLG Radio 1380-AM
Earl Austin, Jr.                                                                                            Harry Schroeder
4242 Lindell Blvd.                                                                                          520 N. Skinker
St. Louis, MO 63108                                                                                         St. Louis, MO 63130
533-8000 FAX 533-0088                                                                                       495-4213
e-mail: eaustin@stlamerican.com

University News                                                                             TO THE MEDIA
Sports Editor                                                Saint Louis University welcomes your             information includes an NCAA box
20 North Grand Blvd.                                     interest in the 2002 Billiken soccer                 score and play-by-play summar y.
St. Louis, MO 63103                                      team. Any questions concerning Billiken
(314) 977-2812 FAX 977-1583                              soccer should be directed to Doug                                     Interviews
e-mail: unews@slu.edu                                    McIlhagga at (314) 977-3462.                             To interview any member of the
                                                                              Credentials                     Billiken soccer family, please contact
West County Publications                                                                                      Billiken media relations. Billiken players
Greg Uptain                                                 All requests for working credentials              and coaches will be available to the
1417 Deer Track Trail                                    (press, radio, television, photography               press following games after a 10-
St. Louis, MO 63131                                      or scouting) should be made at least 48              minute cooling off period.
821-2462 FAX 821-0843                                    hours in advance. Credentials will be
                                                         held at “Will Call” at Robert R.                                  Fax-on-Demand
South County Journals                                    Hermann Stadium.                                        To receive Billiken soccer information
Scott Fitzgerald                                                                                              24 hours a day, call Billiken media
7020 Chippewa                                                                  Parking
                                                                                                              relations to access Saint Louis soccer
St. Louis, MO 63119                                         Complimentary         parking    is               news releases, results, statistics, roster
664-2700 FAX 664-9777                                    unavailable to the media at Hermann                  and national and regional polls.
                                                         Stadium. A large supply of spaces is
North County Journals                                    available in the Compton Garage                                    Telephone Lines
Mike Elder                                               adjacent to the Center. Media should                     Courtesy telephone lines are
4305 Woodson Rd.                                         arrive 30 minutes prior to kickoff.                  available in the Hermann Stadium press
St. Louis, MO 63134                                                                                           box. Please make arrangements to
972-1111 FAX 831-7643                                                          Services
                                                                                                              reserve a telephone line by calling
                                                            Billiken media relations will provide             Billiken media relations.
                                                         media guides, game notes, game
                                                         programs and other pertinent materials                                Web Site
                                                         prior to the game. Post-game                            www.slubillikens.com

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     BILLIKEN TRAVEL PLANS
                                                                  DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY
     North Carolina Classic • Aug. 30-Sept. 1                                            (Area Code 314)
     Chapel Hill, N.C.                                                            Web Site: www.slubillikens.com
     Depart Thu., Aug. 29, at 10:13 am via
     American Airlines flight #3138. Arrive in     Location: St. Louis, Mo.
     Chapel Hill at 1:15 pm. Headquarters is       Founded: 1818
     Radisson (800-333-3333). Depart Mon.,         Affiliation: NCAA, Division I
     Sept. 2 at 9:39 am via American Airlines      Enrollment: 11,145
     flight #2963. Arrive at 10:42 am.             Conference: Conference USA
                                                   Colors: Blue and White
     Marquette • Sept. 7                           President: Rev. Lawrence Biondi, SJ
     Milwaukee, Wis.                               Director of Athletics: Doug Woolard                                                     977-3167
     Depart Fri., Sept. 6, at 3:34 pm via          Senior Associate A.D. / SWA: Lori Flanagan                                              977-3176
     American Airlines flight #5761. Arrive in     Assistant A.D. / External Ops: John Garrison                                            977-3169
     Milwaukee at 4:57 pm. Headquarters is         Assistant A.D. / Finance and Development: Matt Oldani                                   977-3262
     Hilton City Center (414-271-7250). Depart     Head Coach: Dan Donigan                                                                 977-3184
     Milwaukee on Sun., Sept. 8, at 9:10 am via    Assistant Coach: Mike Sorber                                                            977-3268
     American Airlines flight #5771. Arrive at     Head Athletic Trainer: Tony Breitbach                                                   977-3295
     10:36 am.                                     Men’s Soccer Athletic Trainer: Nikki Duncan                                             977-7018
                                                   Strength and Conditioning: Mike Linn                                                    977-7025
     Louisville • Sept. 28                         Sports Information Director: Doug McIlhagga                                             977-2524
     Louisville, Ky .                                 E-Mail:                                                                       mcilhad2@slu.edu
     Depart Fri., Sept. 27, at 3:39 pm via            Home:                                                                          (636) 939-3437
     American Airlines flight #3018. Arrive in     Asst. SID: Diana Koval                                                                  977-3463
     Louisville at 5:44 pm. Headquarters is        Asst. SID: Chuck Yahng                                                                  977-3346
     Holiday Inn/Airport East (502-452-6361).      SID Fax:                                                                         977-7193, 2249
     Depart Louisville on Sun., Sept. 29, via      Athletic Department:                                                                    977-3177
     American Airlines flight #5879. Arrive        Athletic Department Fax:                                                                977-3178
     10:25 am.                                     Director of Ticket Operations: John Pacifico                                            977-3182
                                                   Event Manager: Terry Elmore                                                             977-3256
     South Florida • Oct. 19                       The Billiken Club: Margo Lubus                                                          977-8180
     Tampa, Fla.
     Depart Fri., Oct. 18, at 10:28 am via
     American Airlines flight #2626. Arrive in        BILLIKEN MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF
     Tampa at 1:50 pm. Headquarters is the Best
     Western (813-971-8930). Depart Sun.,
     Oct. 20, at 9:09 am on American Airlines
     flight #2799. Arrive at 10:33 am.

     TCU • Oct. 23
     Fort Worth, Texas
     Depart Tue., Oct. 22, at 11:30 am on
     American Airlines flight #2945. Arrive in
     Fort Worth at 1:23 pm. Headquarters is
     Holiday Inn Express (817-292-4900).
     Depart Wed., Oct. 23 at 8:48 pm on
     American flight #2798. Arrive at 10:26 pm.
                                                     Doug McIlhagga                             Diana Koval                                 Chuck Yahng
                                                          SID                                    Asst. SID                                    Asst. SID
     Memphis • Nov. 2
     Memphis, Tenn.
     Depart Fri., Nov. 1, at 11 am on Northwest                       SOCCER QUICK FACTS
     flight #792. Arrive in Memphis at 12:07      Head Coach: Dan Donigan                               First Year of Soccer: 1959
     pm. Headquarters is Wyndham Garden           Alma Mater/Year: Connecticut/1989                     All-Time Record: 591-153-67
     (901-525-1800). Depart Sun., Nov. 3 at       Record at SLU/Yrs: 18-2-0 (1 yr)                      No. Years in NCAA Tourn./Last: 40/2001
     8:40 am via Northwest flight #973. Arrive    Career Record (Yrs) : Same                            Last Postseason Opponent: Lost to No. 2
     at 9:50 am.                                  Soccer Office Phone: (314) 977-3266                   Stanford 1-0 (12/7/01)
                                                  Asst. Coach: Mike Sorber
                                                                                                        2001 Record: 18-2-0
                                                  Facility: Robert R. Hermann Stadium                   2001 C-USA Record/Finish: 9-1-0 (first)
                                                  Capacity: 6,045                                       2001 Final Ranking: #2 (Soccer America)
                                                  Ticket Office Phone: (314) 977-4SLU
                                                  Press Box Phone: (314) 977-2011                       Starters Returning/Lost: 4/7
                                                                                                        Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/8

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