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					               FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BASEBALL 2004




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Chris Saxton




                                     Rob Horst




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 THIS IS


 F L O R I D A AT L A N T I C U N I V E R S I T Y
                                                                                                                  University researchers work
                                                                                                                  closely with industry and local,
                                                                                                                  state and federal governments on
                                                                                                                  projects such as jet engine fault
                                                                                                                  detection, bridge load and
                                                                                                                  stability testing, high-
                                                                                                                  temperature superconductor
                                                                                                                  development and electromagnetic
                                                                                                                  testing. In addition, researchers
                                                                                                                  design autonomous underwater
                                                                                                                  vehicles and plan and implement
                                                                                                                  public education programs.

                                                                                                                  FAU is committed to serving the
                                                                                                                  educational needs of persons of
                                                                                                                  all ages in South Florida through
                                                                                                                  courses offered by FAU Open
                                                                                                                  University & Continuing
                                                                                                                  Education and the FAU Lifelong
                                                                                                                  Learning Society. Every year,
                                                                                                                  more than 20,000 area residents
                                                                                                                  take courses, seminars and
                                                                                                                  workshops presented by Open
                                                                                                                  University & Continuing
                                                                                                                  Education, and more than 25,000
                                                                                                                  men and women of retirement
                                                                                                                  age pursue intellectual
     Florida Atlantic University,         the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors         edge U.S. Navy-funded research     stimulation, personal growth and
     created in 1961 by act of the        College; the Christine E. Lynn       at the SeaTech ocean engineering   cultural fellowship as members
     Florida Legislature, went into       College of Nursing; and the          research center in Dania Beach.    of the Lifelong Learning Society,
     operation in 1964 as the first       Colleges of Business; Education;                                        the largest organization of its
     university in the nation serving     Engineering; and Architecture,       Other specialized organizations    kind in the United States.
     upper-division and graduate          Urban and Public Affairs.            operating within the framework
     students exclusively. When the                                            of the University include the
     University was dedicated on          FAU has fully funded Eminent         statewide Center for
     October 25, 1964, by then            Scholar Chairs in engineering,       Environmental Studies, the Small
     President Lyndon B. Johnson, it      business, community education,       Business Development Center, the
     became one of the few American       performing arts, the humanities,     Center for Applied Stochastics
     institutions of higher learning to   science, social science, nursing,    Research, the NASA Space
     be so honored by a sitting           marine biology, philosophy,          Communications Technology
     President of the United States.      Holocaust and Judaic studies,        Center, the Florida-Israel
     Twenty years later, as the first     Turkish studies, brain science       Institute, the Stuart James
     freshman class was admitted, FAU     and growth management.               Research Center, the
     became a four-year university.                                            Geographic
                                          Playing an important part in         Information Systems
     Today, more than 84,000 men          furthering the mission of the        Laboratory and the
     and women are FAU alumni.            University are 42 centers and        Center for Electronic
                                          institutes dedicated to specific     Communication.
     In addition to the original 850-     academic or research pursuits.
     acre campus in Boca Raton, FAU       The Center for Complex Systems
     serves students at locations in      and Brain Sciences, for instance,
     Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Dania        is known throughout the world
     Beach, Jupiter and Port St.          for its pioneering research. FAU’s
     Lucie. The University is             Department of Ocean
     organized into eight colleges:       Engineering, the first such
     the Dorothy F. Schmidt College       program in the country and a
     of Arts and Letters, the Charles     state-designated “Program of
     E. Schmidt College of Science,       Distinction,” conducts cutting-



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FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY


Athletic Success
                              BASEBALL, one of the                 exciting basketball programs in
                              premier programs in the country,     the country. The basketball team
                              was ranked as high as no. 11 in      was featured on Fox Sports and
                              2003. The squad held the             the CBS Morning Show. The
                              Atlantic Sun Conference lead         season concluded in front of a
                              from wire-to-wire and entered        national television audience as
                              the A-Sun Tournament as the          FAU nearly upset Alabama in a
                              no. 1 seed. Since 1999, FAU has      first-round game in Greenville,
                              made four NCAA appearances.          SC. The 2002-2003 season began
                              A total of 32 players have signed    with two injuries and concluded
                              professional contracts in the last   with the Owls guards both
                              four years. FAU is known by          surpassing the 1,000-point mark.
                              professional scouts as a place
                              where high school and junior         WOMEN’S BASKETBALL is

                              college latter-round picks can       coming off one of its best
                              develop into top-round               seasons to date. In 2002-03, the
                              selections. Development has          Lady Owls set a team record with
                              been the cornerstone of the          a 12-4 mark in A-Sun play. That
                              program and is the method the        was also good for a team-best
                              coaching staff used in 1999          no. 2 seed at the A-Sun
                              when the squad put together a        Tournament. The Lady Owls are
                              34-game win streak, which tied       led by head coach Chancellor
                              a 22-year-old national record.       Dugan and have posted a .500 or
                              The 2002 team flirted with its       better record in three of Coach
                              own record with 27 straight          Dugan’s four years at the helm.
                              victories. Known for excellent
                                                                   THE CHEER TEAM captured
                              defense and a pitching staff
                                                                   the 1999 National Championship
                              ranked in the nation’s top five,
                                                                   and finished as runner-up three of
                              it is a program that makes a
                                                                   the last four seasons. FAU also
                              habit of defeating the nation’s
                                                                   captured the pairs competition in
                              best. In 2001, FAU defeated six
                                                                   1999. The 2002-2003 co-ed squad
                              teams ranked among the nation’s
                                                                   finished second at nationals and
                              top 25 and was the only team to
                                                                             was featured at many
                              give the 2001 national
                                                                               athletic events as a
                              champions a road loss. FAU
                                                                                pom squad. Their
                              captured the 2002 NCAA
                                                                                stunts dazzle football
                              Regional, hosted by
                                                                               fans at FAU’s “Rally
                              Alabama, and advanced to a
                                                                                 Alley” each week.
                              Super Regional match-up at
                              Georgia Tech. In 2003, by                          MEN’S AND
                              pulling away with an                               WOMEN’S
                              extra inning victory                               CROSS
                              over Miami, FAU                                     COUNTRY
                              secured their spot in                                programs were
                              the national polls.                                   expected to climb
                                                                                    to the top of the
                              MEN’S BASKETBALL
                                                                                    league under the
                              sprang onto the national
                                                                             direction of head coach
                              scene with a thrilling
                                                                             Alex Smolka.
                              victory in the 2002
                                                                             Expectations did not
                              Atlantic Sun Conference
                                                                             fail, with both teams
                              Tournament. The victory
                                                                             realizing potential in
                              gave the team its first
                                                                             2002-2003. The young
                              conference title and its
                                                                             squad remains intact
                              first trip to the NCAA. FAU’s
                                                                            and should use depth to
                              two-week “Big Dance” journey
                                                                          its advantage in 2003-04.
                              acquainted the public with
                                                                     Smolka has used the last three
                              one of the fastest-growing
                                                                    years to build the teams.
                              universities and most


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                                           MEN’S GOLF continued its
                                           steady play in 2002-03 with five
                                           top-five finishes. In the fall, the
                                           team took first at the Stetson
                                           Intercollegiate and placed
                                           second at the Charleston
                                           Southern Classic. The season
                                           also included a pair of third-
                                           place finishes as well as a
                                           fourth-place finish.

                                           WOMEN’S GOLF came
                                           within a handful of strokes of
                                           capturing its first A-Sun
     DANCE      is one of the newer        Championship in 2003. The Lady
     programs on campus but, again,        Owls finished second at the
     it is a program that has wasted       annual competition, which set a
     no time in gaining national           new mark for the team. The
     attention. The 2001 squad             team finished in the top five in
     earned a 10th place finish at         eight of the 10 tournaments
     nationals, just two spots lower       in which it played.
     than its highest national finish.
     The team performs at all football     MEN’S SOCCER         team
     games and traveled with the           finished the season with the third
     basketball team to both the           best offensive output in program
     2001-02 A-Sun Tournament and          history and ended the year with a
     NCAA Tournament.                      7-8-2 record. The team scored 42
                                           goals and 31 assists, for a total
     FOOTBALL        speaks for itself.    of 115 points, the most since
     It is one of the newest additions     1989. Big victories a year ago
     to one of the fastest-growing         included upending no. 22
     universities in the country and       Columbia University and a victory
     easily the most unifying entity       over West Virginia to claim the
     on campus. Under the direction        Umbro Classic. The men’s team
     of legendary coach Howard             also placed three athletes on the
     Schnellenberger, the program          All-Conference teams.
     has reached out to the
     community, and his efforts and        WOMEN’S SOCCER broke

     community support are                 or tied 26 records en route to a
     directly responsible for                       14-5 record and their
     the construction of                                 first regular-season     professional soccer uniform. The    MEN’S AND WOMEN’S
     a state-of-the-art                                     Atlantic Sun          Lady Owls won 12 of their final     SWIMMING boasts one of the
     athletic training                                        Conference title.   13 games, with nine coming by       finest facilities in the country—
     facility, as well                                          Six members       shutout and six in a row. The       just ask one of the 20 collegiate
     as computer                                                 made the All-    final highlight of the season saw   teams that choose to train at
     study lab, and                                              Conference       head coach Brian Dooley win his     FAU during the winter break.
     classrooms for                                              team. The        100th career game in a 2-0 win      The facility has helped bring
     all students.                                               Lady Owls had    over Gardner-Webb.                  Olympic-caliber swimmers to the
     The third                                                  four athletes                                         University. FAU has qualified one
     season is under                                           receive the        SOFTBALL       continues to be a    swimmer at every Olympics since
     way, with the                                           Offensive and        juggernaut in the Atlantic Sun      1988, and had its first U.S.
     majority of the                                      Defensive Player of     Conference. The 2003 squad won      qualifier last season. The squad
     starters lining up as                            the Week award a            its seventh consecutive A-Sun       also broke nine school records
     upperclassmen.                            record seven times. FAU            Championship, which is an all-      and swam five consideration
                                           swept the A-Sun honors three           time conference record in any       times for the NCAA Champion-
     As experience becomes a factor,       times, while no other team             sport. As a result, the Lady Owls   ships at the conference meet.
     the Owls will look to showcase        swept at all. Maso de Moya, a          advanced to their team-record
     the program’s development. In         graduate student using her final       fifth straight NCAA Tournament.
     their inaugural season, FAU’s first   year of eligibility to play soccer,    Over the past four years, only
     victory came in thrilling fashion     scored a record 19 goals and           six teams in the nation have
     against Bethune-Cookman, which        three assists for a record 41          won more games than the FAU
     was ranked no. 22 at the time.        points, good for a tie for fifth       softball team. In addition, the
     The second season, FAU faced          place on the all-time points           Lady Owls are one of just 19
     three Division I opponents and        leaders’ list. She is also the first   teams to have played in each of
     six DI-AA opponents.                  Lady Owl to don a women’s              the last five NCAA Tournaments.



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                                    Along the way the Lady Owls         VOLLEYBALL          was the first
                                    won their first Atlantic Sun        sport at FAU to compete in the
                                    Conference Championship, made       NCAA Tournament and returned
                                    their first trip to the NCAA        in 1999 for its second
                                    Tournament, went undefeated         consecutive visit. The squad
                                    against A-Sun competition and       perennially plays a tough non-
                                    achieved their highest ITA          conference schedule, hosting
                                    ranking, at no. 64. Over the past   Minnesota, North Carolina State
                                    three years, the team has                and Maryland in
                                    compiled a 46-23                              preparation for the
                                    record and has                                    A-Sun Tournament.
                                    participated in                                      In the last seven
                                    two A-Sun title                                        years, the squad
                                    matches. With                                           has advanced
                                    six players                                              at least to the
                                    returning for                                            semifinal
                                    2004, FAU                                                round of the
                                    looks poised to                                         conference
                                    continue its                                           tournament.
                                    rise as a national                                    For the first time
                                    contender.                                         in the program’s
                                                                                    history, a player was
                                    WOMEN’S TRACK                              awarded the A-Sun
                                    AND FIELD is just months            Freshman of the Year Award in
                                    older than football and still       2002, and head coach Jody
                                    raising the bar. The program        Brown picked up his 100th
                                    finished third at the A-Sun meet    career win.
                                    and saw eight individuals qualify
                                    for the NCAA Regional meet. At
                                    season’s end, two traveled to the
                                    regional meet, both surpassed
                                    qualifying seedings. Coming off
                                    the most successful season in the
                                    program’s short history, the Lady
                                    Owls will continue to vie for a
                                    top conference spot as the team
                                    continues to build depth.

Both the   MEN’S AND
WOMEN’S TENNIS          programs
have generated national
attention in the past few years.
Men’s tennis became the first
male sport to capture an Atlantic
Sun title in 2001. The program
has now won two A-Sun
Championships and has
participated in two NCAA
Tournaments. In 2003, the team
was built around five
underclassmen, including three
freshmen who are now match-
tested and ready to help add to
the program’s success. With only
one senior leaving, the team
appears strong for the 2004
season. The women’s tennis team
is also enjoying unparalleled
success. Women’s tennis had a
banner year in 2003. The Lady
Owls finished the year with 19
wins and only six losses. That
record was good enough for the
best single season in the
program’s Division I history.


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     FACILITIES
     Florida Atlantic
     University is one of the
     fastest-growing
     universities in the
     country. Currently on
     the calendar is $150
     million budgeted for
     construction, either just
     completed or under way.




     FAU CELEBRATES
     FUTURE AT LOCKHART
     FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (April 12, 2003) – During     THE TOM OXLEY ATHLETIC CENTER
     Florida Atlantic University’s first football     Tom Oxley, a local businessman, FAU alum and an avid polo enthusiast, stepped forward with a
     scrimmage in Lockhart Stadium, FAU President     donation that allowed the athletic center to become a reality. The 54,000-square-foot state-of-
     Frank Brogan, Superintendent of Broward          the-art facility houses the football locker room, training room, weight room, meeting rooms and
     County Schools Frank Till, Director of Broward   coaches’ offices. But it doesn’t stop there. The Oxley Center also opens its doors to individual
     County Student Support Damian Huttenhoff,        locker rooms for women’s track, soccer, softball and volleyball. The athletics director, associate AD
     Lockhart Stadium Manager Mike Roland, FAU        for compliance and sports information director also call the Oxley Center home. All FAU students
     Interim Athletics Director Dick Young and Owl    are privileged to use the computer study lab and classrooms. The facility overlooks the baseball
     Club President Bob Rollins celebrated the        “B” field, the soccer game field, the softball stadium, the Boca Raton airport and two football
     upcoming relationship between FAU, Broward       practice fields.
     County and Lockhart Stadium.
     “We are very excited about this joint                                                                TENNIS COURTS
     venture,” said Brogan. “This is a natural                                                            The men’s tennis team, which ended the 2001
     relationship that will benefit the students                                                          regular season with a No. 50 national ranking,
     who attend FAU now and in the future and                                                             an Atlantic Sun Championship—the first in an
     the residents of Broward County.”                                                                    FAU men’s sport—and its second consecutive
     Playing at Lockhart Stadium, which seats more                                                        trip to the NCAA Tournament, makes use of two
     than 20,000, should benefit the University                                                           tennis facilities. The newly renovated FAU
     financially and move football closer to FAU’s                                                        courts complete the athletic complex, with six
     seven campuses. FAU will return to Pro Player                                                        lighted courts nestled between the baseball
     in 2004 when the Owls are next scheduled to                                                          stadium, behind the aquatics area and next to
     host the “Shula Bowl” against FIU.                                                                   the soccer game field. For tournament play, FAU
                                                                                                          may also take advantage of six courts, also
     The Owls are scheduled to play six home                                                              lighted, on the Palm Beach Community College
     games at Lockhart Stadium.                                                                           satellite campus, located on FAU property.



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                                                    AQUATIC CENTER
                                                    The swim team moved just yards away from its
                                                    25-yard pool to an Olympic-size meter pool. The
                                                    meter pool has hosted the Independent
                                                    Collegiate Conference Swim Meet and has served
                                                    as the winter training facility for hundreds of
                                                    collegiate swimmers as well as the training site
                                                    for FAU’s men’s and women’s swim teams. The
                                                    change to a meter pool was vital for the
                                                    program to continue to attract Olympic
                                                    swimmers to the teams. The pool also features a
                                                    diving well for one- and three-meter events. The
                                                    dive team also uses the Coral Springs Aquatic
                                                    Center for platform practice and competition.


SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP                                                                                      GYMNASIUM
PLAYING FIELD                                                                                            The FAU Gymnasium opened its doors to
                                                                                                         women’s basketball in 1984; men’s basketball
The completion of what is now called the
                                                                                                         and women’s volleyball were added in 1988.
“Game Field”—better known to the women’s
                                                                                                         The facility seats 5,000 for games and houses
soccer team as “heaven”—concluded the 10-
                                                                                                         locker rooms for two varsity teams.
year development of five on-campus soccer
fields, in conjunction with the Greater Boca
Raton Beach Tax District. FAU hosted the                                                                 FIELDHOUSE
Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Soccer                                                                   Six sports call the field house home:
Championship in 2000 and will host the 2003                                                              men’s baseball, soccer and swimming and
A-Sun Tourney. The University has also served                                                            women’s golf, swimming and tennis. The
as practice site for several international                                                               facility also houses an athletic training room
teams, Team USA and the women’s soccer                                                                   and a 3,000-square-foot weight room.
professional combines.

                                                    BASEBALL STADIUM
                                                    FAU’s baseball team, ranked as high as no. 8
                                                    nationally in 1999, is afforded the opportunity
                                                    to practice on two full-dimension fields. Field
                                                    “B” was the original home field for baseball,
                                                    but with growing fan support, a new field was
                                                    constructed in 1991. Plans are being considered
                                                    for a new stadium. The stadium field, which
                                                    features AAA baseball lighting, is known as the
                                                    best playing surface in South Florida and
                                                    recently received an endorsement from Cal
                                                    Ripken. FAU fans enjoy the beach/picnic
                                                    atmosphere along both foul lines, where beach
                                                    chairs, coolers and grills are a staple.


SOFTBALL FIELD
Through the assistance of FAU football, Hooters, Inc. and the state of Florida Title IX fund, the Lady Owls can continue their success in one of the best
softball facilities in the country. FAU, which just captured its seventh consecutive championship and made its fifth consecutive regional appearance,
plays on a palm-tree-lined field, complete with stadium, concession and press box. A covered batting cage is next in the plans.




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                                     Frank T. Brogan
                                     PRESIDENT — FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY



                                     family to graduate from college,     his alma mater, Florida Atlantic     communities the university
                                     President Brogan received a          University.                          serves; and making FAU an even
                                     bachelor’s degree in education                                            stronger engine of economic
                                     magna cum laude from the             President Brogan has been a          development for South Florida.
                                     University of Cincinnati in 1976.    champion of public education all
                                     Two years later he moved to          his life. He considers his most      In addition to championing
                                     Florida to teach at Port Salerno     important achievement as             education, President Brogan has
                                     Elementary School on the             commissioner of education to be      served as a leader for other
                                     Treasure Coast. He continued his     building greater accountability      important causes. During the
 FRANK T. BROGAN                     education at Florida Atlantic        into Florida’s public school         past few years, he has become
 became the fifth president of       University, earning a master’s       system, and he is a strong           especially involved in the fight
 Florida Atlantic University in      degree in education in 1981. In      advocate of accountability in        against cancer, a disease that
 March 2003. Previously, he was      rapid succession, he became dean     higher education as well. His        claimed the life of his first wife,
 the lieutenant governor of          of students at Indiantown Middle     goals for Florida Atlantic           Mary. He has used his
 Florida, the state’s commissioner   School, assistant principal and      University include maintaining       remarkable speaking ability to
 of education, the superintendent    then principal at Murray Middle      its rapid growth, even in the        crusade in the fight against
 of schools in Martin County,        School, Martin County’s elected      face of serious funding              breast cancer, and he currently
 Florida, and a principal,           superintendent of schools,           problems; increasing access to       serves as statewide chair of
 assistant principal, dean and       Florida’s elected commissioner of    higher education across the          Florida’s Dialogue on Cancer. For
 fifth-grade teacher in Martin       education (the youngest person       university’s seven-county service    his work, he has received a
 County public schools.              ever to hold that office) and, in    region; encouraging diversity in     public service award from the
                                     1999, lieutenant governor on the     the student body, faculty and        Pioneers in Prostate Cancer.
 President Brogan and his twin       Bush-Brogan ticket. He had just      staff; supporting world-class
 brother, John, were born in                                              research initiatives; fostering      President Brogan is married to
                                     been elected to a second term as
 Cincinnati, the youngest of six                                          close, mutually supportive           Courtney S. Brogan, a law student
                                     lieutenant governor when he
 children. The first member of his                                        relationships with the               at Florida State University.
                                     decided to seek the presidency of




                                     Craig Angelos
                                     ATHLETICS DIRECTOR



                                     Operating Officer since January      squad. Later, he played              students and staff, we can take
                                     2002. Previously he was at the       professional baseball in Italy.      this program to even greater
                                     University of Miami for eight                                             heights.”
                                     years, serving for most of that      At FAU, his responsibilities
                                     time in the No. 2 spot under         include ensuring compliance with     The 41-year-old Angelos and his
                                     Athletics Director Paul Dee. From    all NCAA and Atlantic Sun            wife, Kristin, have six children;
                                     1991 to 1994, he was an NCAA         Conference rules and regulations,    Alayna (14), Alexis (11), Abigail
                                     legislative assistant.               promoting student-athlete            (8), Austin (6), Aaron (3), Alivia
                                                                          success and providing leadership     (infant)
                                     A law graduate of Creighton          for external fund-raising.
 Craig Angelos was named             University in Nebraska, Angelos
 Athletics Director at Florida       worked for a time as an attorney     Angelos is enthusiastically
 Atlantic University in July 2003,   in California, but ultimately        embracing his multi-faceted new
 assuming oversight responsibility   decided to build a career in         role. Upon being named AD, he
 for FAU’s 17-team intercollegiate   athletics, which had always          said, “I am looking forward to
 athletics program.                  played a central role in his life.   the challenges and opportunities
                                     During his undergraduate years       I will have as Florida Atlantic
 He came to FAU from Indiana         at Brigham Young University in       University’s Athletics Director. I
 University, where he was Deputy     Utah, Angelos was a starting         believe by working with
 Director of Athletics and Chief     first baseman on the varsity         President Brogan and the FAU




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                                     MARIBETH BATES
                                     ASSISTANT AD/EXTERNAL RELATIONS

                                     the development of FAU football       to captain the FAU football boat      collegiate athlete and as an
                                     and supporting those who are          was Bates in the 1998 Boca            instructor for one of the best prep
                                     dressed in blue and gray.             Raton Christmas parade—just           swim programs in the world. She
                                                                           one of the many efforts used to       has now laid out her professional
                                     That team is spearheaded by           generate awareness of the             path toward excellence.
                                     MARIBETH BATES, an                    fledgling program.
                                     individual who has been with                                                Excellence is the desire of those
                                     the program since August of           Bates, who was both an                practicing on the Oxley Fields,
                                     1998. In just five short years,       Academic All-American and an          excellence is the desire of those
                                     Bates has been an instrumental        Atlantic Coast Conference             working in the Oxley Center.
Nearly any afternoon, a person       team member of a unit that has        swimmer at the University of          As the units interweave into a
can witness, from the Oxley          raised over $15 million. She has      Maryland, began a career in           developing football program,
Center balcony, the development      made the program one of the           athletics as a graduate student       those coming into contact with
of specific units, these units       best in the country by countless      at the University of North            Bates, a Pennsylvania native,
combine abilities, desire and        office hours, special functions       Carolina, a program that accepts      come away from the encounter
talent into one team.                and a personal touch that is          few and places many.
                                                                                                                 with her contagious smile and
                                     second to none. She served as
Long before the first player                                               Following graduation, Bates           the infectious hope of things to
                                     the program’s first official,
dressed in blue and gray,                                                  married and began working with        come for this third-year program.
                                     donning the zebra stripes at the
Howard Schnellenberger began         program’s first bonfire, proving      the internationally known
                                                                                                                 Bates and her husband, Jason,
to develop a second team. It         her willingness to help with any      Pinecrest swim team. One
                                                                                                                 live in Pompano.
isn’t the team which reports into    event and in any way.                 common thread runs through
the game after an injury or to                                             everything associated with Bates,
spell a starter, however; it is a    FAUs football has charted its         and that is excellence. She has
team that is totally devoted to      course for success, but the first     excelled as a college student, a




                                     Dr. Michael Allen
                                     DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR STUDENT-ATHLETE
                                     ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

                                     Campus Vice President and the         coordinator for the program.          Connecticut in 1997. His area of
                                     Department of Athletics. The          Allen also was instrumental in        study was the Sociology of Sport,
                                     joint effort is an example of the     helping shape the NCAA                with three particular areas of
                                     strong commitment from both           eligibility certification system at   specialization: (1) the academic
                                     the Academic Administration and       UConn and building a career           development of intercollegiate
                                     the Athletics Department to           development program for               athletes, (2) educational
                                     promote the holistic development      student-athletes. Most recently,      leadership and (3) counseling
                                     of the student-athletes at FAU.       Allen worked as the football          psychology. Allen’s dissertation
                                     Allen’s objective is to ensure that   program director, where he            was titled “The Academic
DR. MICHAEL ALLEN is                 every student-athlete has the         coordinated all aspects of            Socialization of Intercollegiate
one of the newer members of the      resources and support structure       support for members of the            Student-Athletes: An Examination
administration at Florida Atlantic   in place to reach his or her          football team.                        of Team Subculture Influences on
University. He joined the Owls in    educational goals.                                                          Academic Achievement.” He has
July of 2002, with the charge of                                           Allen is a Connecticut native who     authored several publications and
spearheading an academic and         Allen came to FAU from the            earned his undergraduate degree       professional presentations
student life program designed to     University of Connecticut where,      from Trinity College in Hartford.     relating to student-athlete
enhance the ability of student-      since 1993, he worked in the          He majored in sociology and was       development and academic
athletes at FAU as they strike a     Counseling Program for                a four-year letterwinner and co-      enhancement.
healthy balance between their        Intercollegiate Athletes.             captain of the basketball team.
academic, athletic and personal      Throughout his tenure at UConn,       He obtained his master’s degree       Allen and his wife, Beth, reside
collegiate endeavors.                he served as a counselor and          in Sport Management from the          in the Boca Raton area.
                                     advisor for several teams, taught     University of Connecticut and his
His position is a joint effort by    NCAA sponsored “Life Skills”          Ph.D. from the Department of
the Office of the Boca Raton         courses and was the tutorial          Kinesiology at the University of


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     ACADEMIC SUPPORT




                                                                                                                               Mike Allen




                                                                                                                              Brian O’Hara


     FLORIDA ATLANTIC                     The University realizes that         enhancement activities, including    National Consortium of
     UNIVERSITY       is committed to     student-athletes are required to     study skills and time management     Academics and Sport as one of
     each student-athlete as a total      commit a large percentage of         strategies. In addition to           the top universities in the
     person. Participation in athletics   their personal time to University-   individualized counseling, a         country for its commitment to
     is important, but it represents      sponsored athletic activities. For   comprehensive tutorial program is    community service.
     only one aspect of a student-        this reason, the University          also available to student-athletes
     athlete’s college experience.        recognizes the need for a support    through the Academic Center.         Finally, the Student-Athlete
     At Florida Atlantic University,      program for its intercollegiate      Tutors come highly recommended       Center for Academic Excellence
     student-athletes have the            athletes. The Student-Athlete        by faculty, and they are generally   offers a wide variety of “life
     opportunity to participate in        Center for Academic                          available to work with       skills” workshops for student-
     one of the top athletic programs     Excellence is                                     students in all         athletes each year. These
     in the country. More important,      designed to assist                                   subject areas.       workshops focus on important
     they have the opportunity to         all student-                                                              transition issues for freshmen
     earn a degree from an out-           athletes in                                            The Student-       student-athletes and a variety
     standing academic institution—       achieving                                                Athlete          of career development issues
     one that will provide them with      their                                                     Center for      (e.g., resume writing, mock
     the necessary skills and             educational                                               Academic        interviews, networking, etc.)
     experiences to find success and      goals.                                                    Excellence      for upperclassmen. FAU’s
     fulfillment well beyond college.                                                               also            commitment to student-athletes
                                          Academic                                                  coordinates     begins during the recruiting
     The University’s commitment          counselors                                               community        process and continues even after
     to the student-athlete is a dual     work                                                   outreach and       they graduate and enter the
     one. Participation in the athletic   collaboratively                                      “life skills”        working world.
     arena is not viewed as an            with faculty and                                   activities for FAU
     obstacle to the attainment of        campus advising                                 student-athletes. FAU     Counselors are assigned to work
     one’s educational goals; rather      centers to ensure that                    takes considerable pride in     with each intercollegiate team,
     it is seen as a complementary        student-athletes are taking the      the accomplishments of its           and working directly with the
     activity. Athletic excellence        appropriate classes and making       student-athletes in the              Men’s Basketball Program is
     is stressed, but academic            progress toward their degrees.       community. In fact, the FAU          Jacqui Schuman.
     achievement is never                 Counselors also work with            Athletics Department was
     compromised.                         students on a variety of learning    recognized recently by the


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The Atlantic Sun Conference
HISTORY                                                                     ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE
The Atlantic Sun Conference celebrates 25 years of academic and             The A-Sun has continually matched its classroom achievement with success
athletic success in 2003. Founded September 19, 1978, the conference        on the playing fields. Over the past six years, the A-Sun has posted NCAA
has operated through a quarter century in the ever-changing landscape       wins in each of the team sports that it sponsors. The A-Sun advanced three
of intercollegiate athletics with a consistent commitment to its            teams in the 2003 NCAA Baseball Championship for the fourth straight
Constitutional Mission to “assist its member institutions in the            year, making the A-Sun the only I-AAA conference in the nation to
maintenance of programs of intercollegiate athletics which are              accomplish that feat. Stetson’s Brian Snyder was drafted 26th overall by
compatible with the highest standards of education and competitive          the Oakland A’s, making him the highest pick of the 20 A-Sun athletes
sports.” Formerly known as the Trans America Athletic Conference, the       chosen in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. The A-Sun also sent
Atlantic Sun changed its name in June of 2001.                              multiple teams to the NCAA in men’s golf (GSU, JSU) for the first time. In
                                                                            men’s basketball, four A-Sun teams finished the season with 20 or more
Bill Bibb became the A-Sun’s third full-time commissioner when he took      wins for the first time (UCF, JSU, Mercer, TSU), as the A-Sun finished the
the reigns in October of 1991. Bibb followed Lou McCullough (1983-91)       season with its highest RPI in league history. In softball, A-Sun power FAU
and Bob Vanatta (1979-83). The A-Sun office has been in Macon,              advanced to the third day of the NCAA Regional for the first time since
Georgia, since April 1992, after relocating from Athens, Georgia (1983-     1999, after advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight season
1992). The first office was located in Shreveport, Louisiana (1979-1983).   and winning its seventh straight A-Sun Championship.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE                                                         MEMBERSHIP
The A-Sun continues to build on a rich history of superior academic         The A-Sun is a blend of the Southeast’s finest private and most dynamic
achievement. The bar continues to rise as Belmont University broke its      state schools.
own single-season conference mark with 69% of its athletes earning All-
Academic honors (140 of 203). For the second straight season, the A-        With outstanding achievement in academics and athletics, the Atlantic
Sun set a new record as 1,274 student-athletes, or 47%, earned All-         Sun ranks as one of the country’s top all-around collegiate athletic
Academic honors. The Mercer women’s tennis team completed the year          conferences. In addition to the great schools, the A-Sun boasts some of
as the only A-Sun team with every member earning All-Academic honors        the nation’s top destination areas and media markets. With Atlanta and
(seven of seven). An impressive eight A-Sun athletes earned Academic        Orlando, Nashville and Jacksonville, Boca Raton, Daytona Beach and
All-American status, including two First-Team honorees (Belmont’s Adam      Raleigh/Durham, the Atlantic Sun offers the best of the southeastern
Mark, men’s basketball and UCF’s Ryan Bear, baseball).                      United States.


                                                                            The equation is simple:
                                                                            Great Schools. Great Cities.
                                                                            The Atlantic Sun.
                                                                            The A-Sun set a new league record in 2002-03 as 1,274 student-athletes
                                                                            earned All-Academic honors.

                                                                            Belmont Bruins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, TN
                                                                            Campbell Camels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buies Creek, NC
                                                                            UCF Golden Knights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orlando, FL
                                                                            Florida Atlantic Owls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boca Raton, FL
                                                                            Gardner-Webb Bulldogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boiling Springs, NC
                                                                            Georgia State Panthers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta, GA
                                                                            Jacksonville Dolphins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacksonville, FL
                                                                            Lipscomb Bisons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, TN
                                                                            Mercer Bears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Macon, GA
                                                                            Stetson Hatters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DeLand, FL
                                                                            Troy State Trojans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy, AL




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                                          ED HAYWARD
                                          SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/COMPLIANCE

                                          he assumed the responsibility of     Hayward, who received his                                     Mizner Park
                                                                                                                     (football) while working at Tech,
                                          overseeing men’s and women’s         Masters of Science in Sports          and continued his community
                                          soccer, swimming, tennis and         Administration in December of         support upon becoming a resident
                                          cross country. With the addition     1991 from St. Thomas University,      of Miami. He was a four-year
                                          of a new senior women’s              came to Florida from Tennessee        letterman for the Golden Eagles
                                          administrator, his load has been     Technological University, where       (’83-’85, ’87) and in the program’s
                                          lightened to the male sports as      he served as admissions               extended history, Hayward is one
                                          well as a supervisory role in        counselor for the University’s        of seven to rush for 1,000 yards
                                          compliance.                          Office of Admissions from 1988        (1,021 in ’85).
                                                                               to 1990.
     ED HAYWARD          came to FAU      Hayward came to FAU after                                                  He has been a road-race coordi-
     in March of 1996 with the            serving as Florida International     While at Tennessee Tech, he was       nator for the Miami Runners Club
     daunting task of establishing a      University’s compliance              responsible for gathering             and has served on the board of
     strong compliance office, while      retention and academic support       academic profiles of recently         directors. Hayward also volunteers
     preparing and guiding the            athletic coordinator from            admitted students, presentations      for Boys Town of Florida, Miami
     University through the NCAA          January 1992 to February 1996.       to prospective students and           division, and was a football coach
     Self Study. He accomplished task                                          their parents, community college      for the North Miami Parks’
     one and has proven invaluable        While at FIU, Hayward was            and high school visits and            Recreation Department.
     as both a certification officer      directly responsible for the         evaluation of transcripts.
                                          academic support of 240 student-                                           Hayward resides in Miami with his
     and as an ear for coaches,                                                                                      wife, Lisa, and three children:
     players and administrators,          athletes, evaluation of incoming     Hayward, who received his B.A.
                                          transcripts, intervention and        with an emphasis in journalism in     Christian (8), Myles (5) and
     especially in problem resolution.                                                                               Virginia Brya (1).
                                          retention group for at-risk          1988 from Tennessee
     Hayward was rewarded in the          students, the academic study hall    Technological University, became
     winter of 1999 with a promotion      program, as well as interpretation   involved with the support and
     to associate AD, at which time       of NCAA bylaws and rules.            advisement of Foot Fraternity Inc.




                                          MELISSA DAWSON
                                          ASSOCIATE AD/SENIOR WOMEN’S ADMINISTRATOR
                                                                            Gumbo Limbo Nature Center



                                          Dawson came to FAU from              1992 from Florida State, with a       and assisted in the daily game
                                          Florida State University. While      B.S. degree in physical education.    operations for tennis and
                                          the title of SWA is new for her,                                           swimming. She also served as
                                          the inner workings of college        The following fall, Dawson’s title    manager for eight athletic
                                                                               changed once again to assistant       facilities, the liaison between
                                          athletics are not. The Inverness,
                                                                               home event manager, a position        FSU and Nike and supervised an
                                          Florida, native held various
                                                                               that provided her with the            equipment staff of five, all while
                                          positions at FSU during her 12-
                                                                               opportunity to coordinate all         earning a Master of Science in
                                          year tenure, which are assets in
                                                                               invitationals, conference             Athletic Administration in April
                                          her responsibilities at FAU.         championship and NCAA                 of 1996. She has served as the
                                          She was hired in 1990 as an          tournaments hosted by FSU.            tournament director or assistant
     MELISSA DAWSON             became
     Florida Atlantic University’s        equipment manager for the                                                  tournament director
                                                                               She was again promoted in
     associate athletic director and      Seminoles, a position she held                                             for ACC Championships, NCAA
                                                                               August of 1993 to assistant
     senior women’s administrator in      from 1990 to 1991. Proving her                                             Regional Championships, a 24-
                                                                               director of athletic facilities and
     June 2001. She is the first person   ability to multi-task, Dawson was                                          team softball tournament and
                                                                               operations, a position she held
     to hold the University’s SWA         promoted to administrative                                                 the 1996 NCAA Division I
                                                                               until her departure from FSU for
     position in a full-time capacity,    assistant in August of 1991,                                               Women’s Tennis Championship.
                                                                               FAU. As assistant director of
     demonstrating the University’s       working directly with women’s        facilities, Dawson directly
     commitment to growth and to the      volleyball, basketball and           supervised the daily operations
     development of women’s sports.       softball. She graduated in April     of volleyball, soccer and softball




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                       RANDY WARREN
                       HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER, MSED, ATC/L, CSCS
                       RANDY WARREN             joined       fourth season as the primary         where he received his Masters of
                       the Florida Atlantic University       certified athletic trainer for the   Education in Sports Medicine in
                       athletic training staff in the fall   men’s and women’s basketball         May 2000.
                       of 2000 as an assistant athletic      teams. His first three years were
                       trainer. He was named head            spent with the men’s basketball      Prior to that, Warren received
                       athletic trainer in the spring of     team, while in 2003-04 he will be    his undergraduate degree from
                       2002. Warren has over nine            working primarily with the           the University of North Carolina
                       years of experience with              women’s basketball team.             in May 1998, with a B.S. degree
                       professional, collegiate and high                                          in Sports and Exercise Science.
                       school sports teams.                  Warren is certified as an            While at UNC, he served as head
                                                             NATABOC athletic trainer,            student athletic trainer for
                       As head athletic trainer, he is       strength and conditioning            softball and also worked with
                       responsible for the operation of      specialist and American Red          the football, track and field, and
                       FAU’s sports medicine program.        Cross CPR instructor.                gymnastics programs.
                       He also supervises and
                       coordinates medical coverage of       Before coming to FAU, Warren         Warren also was an intern athletic
                       three full-time staff-certified       was the head athletic trainer for    trainer at the San Francisco 49ers’
                       athletic trainers and four            Norfolk (VA) Public Schools for      1997 training camp, covering
                       graduate-assistant-certified          two years. At the same time, he      practices and both home and road
                       athletic trainers. Along with those   was completing his graduate          exhibition games.
                       responsibilities, Warren begins his   work at Old Dominion University,



                       JOE COROZZA
                       STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
                       Joe Corozza came to FAU in the        2001, primarily to fund the          Corozza is certified as a health
                       fall of 2001 as a volunteer and       opportunity to coach. He served      and fitness instructor by the
                       is an example that hard work          as J.P. Taravella High School’s      American College of Sports
                       doesn’t go unnoticed. Corozza         assistant football coach from        Medicine and is certified as a
                       was a member of the inaugural         1996-98 and was the varsity’s        strength and conditioning
                       football staff as an intern, but      defensive coordinator and            specialist by the National
                       came with a desire to be a part       defensive line coach in 1997.        Strength and Conditioning
                       of the university. By the end of      While at Taravella, he also          Association. He holds a Bachelor
                       spring, he was hired as the           served as the team’s strength        of Arts degree in coaching and
                       strength and conditioning coach       and conditioning coach. Prior to     human performance from FAU.
                       for the football program. His         that, he served as Cooper City
                       responsibilities soon expanded        High School’s assistant football
                       to include baseball.                  coach from 1994-96. At Cooper
                                                             City, Corozza was responsible for
                       Prior to FAU, Corozza worked for      the defensive line as well as
                       Federal Express from 1994 to          strength and conditioning.



                       RICHARD STALLER, DDS
                       & ZARINA STALLER, DDS
                       As team dentists Drs. Richard         custom mouth guards for the
                       and Zarina Staller remain             prevention of facial injuries. The
                       integral to the total health of       mouth guards also reduce the
                       the FAU student-athlete. The          possibility of concussions for the
                       Stallers, FAU’s 48th Founder, and     men’s and women’s basketball,
                       their staff have provided their       softball and football teams.
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                                       NAVEED SHAFI, M.D.
                                       MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND HEAD TEAM PHYSICIAN,
                                       FAU ADJUNCT PROFESSOR,
                                       DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

                                      DR. NAVEED SHAFI           joined     Dr. Shafi completed fellowship       also is certified in Hyberbaric
                                      Florida Atlantic in 2003 as           and board certification in Primary   Medicine.
                                      medical director and head team        Care Sports Medicine at the
                                      physician. He graduated from          University of South Carolina.        In addition to being a guest
                                      Ross University School of             While there, he served as one of     lecturer at several conferences on
                                      Medicine and completed his            the team physicians for the          various primary-care sports
                                      Internal Medicine residency at        Division I teams. In addition, he    medicine topics, Dr. Shafi is a
                                      the Cleveland Clinic.                 was a team physician for the         member of the American Medical
                                                                            Capital City Bombers professional    Society for Sports Medicine and
                                      While at the Cleveland Clinic         baseball team, the Columbia City     the American College of Sports
                                      Florida, Dr. Shafi participated as    Ballet and several community-        Medicine. As a physician and
                                      one of the team physicians for the    sponsored road races.                certified personal trainer, he
                                      Florida Panthers, Florida Bobcats                                          enjoys all aspects of health and
                                      and the Miami Fusion. In              Dr. Shafi also brings to FAU         fitness in his professional and
                                      addition, his experience includes     knowledge and expertise in           personal life. His enthusiasm and
                                      work with Texas Christian             exercise prescription and            experience make Dr. Shafi a
                                      University, the Special Olympics      rehabilitation, non-surgical         welcome addition to FAU’s sports
                                      and various high schools and          orthopedics, weight management       medicine team.
                                      special education schools.            and occupational medicine. He




                                       BOCA RATON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
                                       Football. The hospital and its       Boca Raton Community Hospital,       than 30 years ago, the hospital
                                       dedicated team of physicians and     the largest hospital in southern     is committed to reaching out,
                                       health-care professionals provide    Palm Beach County and                giving back and caring for the
                                       physical examinations and            recognized as a Top-100              community. Its School Health
                                       echocardiograms for each FAU         Hospital in the Nation, is known     Program, in which the hospital
                                       student-athlete as a free            for providing a tradition of         has placed a registered nurse in
                                       community service. Physical          excellence with a personal           each of the city’s public
                                                                            touch. The hospital offers many
                                       therapists, orthopedic specialists                                        elementary, middle and high
                                                                            innovative and specialized
                                       and internists work on-site with                                          schools since 1994 as a free
                                                                            services, including the Lynn
                                       FAU athletic trainers to provide                                          community service, has
                                                                            Regional Cancer Center, the
                                       coverage at games and practices.     Women’s Center and the Center        documented over one million
                                       Proximity to the hospital enables    for Breast Care, One Family Place    clinic visits since inception.
 BOCA RATON                            prompt emergency and                 maternity and pediatrics, the        Hundreds of free screenings,
 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL              is    rehabilitative services for more     Davis Therapy Centers and the        classes and support groups,
 proud to be the health-care           seriously injured athletes and       Dodson Cardiac and Pulmonary         aimed at keeping the community
 provider for FAU athletics and a      access to state-of-the-art           Rehabilitation Center. Built for     healthy, are offered throughout
 founding member of FAU                diagnostic imaging modalities.       and by the community more            the year.




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           It’s a 27-square-mile city that has it all—
     a unique combination of a thriving high-tech
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           We have miles of public ocean front, a
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           There’s something different about Boca
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     They care about their families and friends
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     of life. They care about the community as a
     whole.                                              and enjoy the average temperature of 75.2
           You can’t miss it. You’ll notice the          degrees. Or if shopping is your pleasure, stroll
     romantic legacy of architect Addison Mizner         through some of the finest shopping centers
     in the Mediterranean-style Boca Raton Resort        in the world: from Bloomingdales to Mark
     & Club, the Old Town Hall and the historic          Fore & Strike, we have it all. You can enjoy
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     careful attention to the environment through        courses or stroll through the Gumbo Limbo
     a well-tended median strip of a water-              Nature Center. And there’s more...
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     “Meet Me Downtown Arts and Entertainment            Fort Lauderdale and Miami to the south, we         executives, our residents have a reputation
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HEAD COACHES




    Alex Alcantara                                  Matt Anderson                                Jody Brown
Men’s & Women’s Tennis                                Men’s Golf                                  Volleyball




                              Kevin Cooney                               Anissa Costello
                                Baseball                                  Dance/Cheer




       Kos Donev                                     Brian Dooley                            Chancellor Dugan
      Men’s Soccer                                  Women’s Soccer                           Women’s Basketball




                             Steve Eckelkamp                              Sidney Green
                            Men’s and Women’s                            Men’s Basketball
                            Swimming & Diving




        Joan Joyce                              Howard Schnellenberger                         Alex Smolka
Softball and Women’s Golf                              Football                             Women’s Track & Field
                                                                                             Men’s and Women’s
                                                                                               Cross Country




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     FAU GYMNASIUM




                                                                                                       FAU CHEERLEADERS
     OPENING IN 1984, FAU Gymnasium                    College commencement ceremonies, as well as
     has been a true multi-purpose facility for the    more than a dozen high school graduations.
     University and surrounding community. It has      Recently, the International Judo Competition
     been home to men’s basketball games since the     has called FAU Gymnasium home. In September
     birth of the team in 1988. The FAU women’s        of 2002, the USA Olympic Volleyball Team
     basketball team was the first to play in FAU      played a match at the gymnasium. Other
     Gymnasium, in 1984, and continues to do so.       activities at FAU Gym have included the Boca
           Several years ago, a then state-of-the-     Raton Chamber of Commerce’s “Boca Expo,” the
     art floor was constructed to replace the          Florida State Wrestling and Gymnastic Meets,
     original hardwood floor. FAU Gymnasium            the U.S. Wrestling and Weight Lifting Trials,
     became the first facility in the nation to have   NYSP (National Youth Sports Program) camps
     an Action Cush playing surface. Now one of        and the Avon Breast Cancer Walk.
     the most common surfaces, the floor is laid             In the summer of 2000, FAU Gymnasium
     out on a system of metal springs that allows      served as a focal point as the University
     it to “give” with the movement of players. On     hosted the JCC Macabee Games.
     top of the springs is a 2 1/4-inch subfloor,            The gymnasium has also housed the
     capped with a 3/4-inch maple top. The Action      Florida Jades, a member of the now-defunct
     Cush system helps eliminate many lower leg        World Basketball League, the popular and
     and back injuries, while increasing the           nationally televised “Slam Fest,” which the
     longevity of an athlete.                          late Wilt Chamberlain brought to FAU, and the
           With a capacity of 5,000, FAU Gymnasium     CBA Championship game in 1996.                     FAU BAND
     also serves as home to the Florida Atlantic
     volleyball team and countless campus
     recreational activities.
           The Miami Heat has enjoyed several pre-
     season mini-camps at FAU Gymnasium. In
     addition, head coach Pat Riley has brought his
     team to FAU Gymnasium to practice the week
     between the regular season and the playoffs.
           The Heat isn’t the only NBA team that has
     graced the floor of FAU Gymnasium. The Heat
     played the Seattle Supersonics in a game that
     showcased Shawn Kemp. Also, the Dallas
     Mavericks and Detroit Pistons played in a game
     featuring Isaiah Thomas and hometown hero
     Derek Harper. In October of 2001, Miami took
     on San Antonio in another preseason game.
           Because of its location and capacity, FAU
     Gymnasium also serves as home to both Florida
     Atlantic University and Palm Beach Community



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                              FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BASEBALL 2004




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Boca Raton has more than 5.4 million square feet of
prime office space housing, some of the most
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Residents enjoy balmy weather with the average
temperature of 75.2 degrees, five miles of fabulous
sandy coastline fronting the Atlantic Ocean and
more than two dozen golf courses.


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