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  • PARK

    2010 WOMENS GOLF MEDIA GUIDE

  • 2010 SPRING SCHEDULEDate tournament Location courseMar. 22-23 South Central Kansas Inv. Winfield, Kan. Quail Ridge Golf CourseMar. 29-30 William Woods Spring Inv. Fulton, Mo. Tanglewood Golf Courseapr. 12-13 Park university invitational Parkville, mo. the national Golf club of Kansas city (the Deuce)Apr. 23-24 AMC Regional Preview Alton, Ill. Spencer T. Olin Golf CourseMay 10-11 AMC Championship Alton, Ill. Spencer T. Olin Golf CourseMay 25-28 NAIA National Championship Rapid City, S.D. Meadowbrook Golf Course

    For schedule changes, check www.ParKathLetics.com.

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    RIGHT TO KNOW: In accordance with the federal Right to Know Act, the following chart outlines the number of recipients of athletic grants in each program. The number of athletes is broken down by sex and race. The chart represents the number of students in each area; it does not reflect the dollar amounts of aid granted. Also, those receiving grants for more than one sport are only counted once. NO: Non-resident Alien; BL: Black -- Non-Hispanic; WH: White -- Non-Hispanic; OT: Other; HI: Hispanic; UN: Unknown; AM: American Indian; BI: Bi-Racial.

    2008-09 NO BL WH OT HI UN AM BI TotalM. Baseball 1 1 20 0 3 0 0 0 25M. Basketball 1 11 7 0 1 0 0 0 20M. Soccer 11 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 17M. Spirit Squad 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 7M. Track & Field 3 6 11 1 0 0 0 0 21M. Volleyball 11 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 15W. Basketball 2 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 26W. Golf 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6W. Soccer 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 20W. Softball 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 15W. Spirit Squad 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 11W. Track & Field 6 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 13W. Volleyball 5 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 14Total 54 46 98 4 6 1 1 0 210

    THE 2010 SEASON2010 Spring Preview ..............................................2Tournament Directory/AMC Information .................3

    MEET THE PIRATESHead Coach Mike Mueller ......................................4Assistant Coach Ashley Nicks ................................5Player Profiles .....................................................6-8

    HISTORY & REVIEW2009 Recap ..........................................................10All-Time Tournament Results...........................11-13

    EXPERIENCE PARK UNIVERSITYPark University ................................................14-15Parkville & Kansas City ...................................16-17University President ..............................................18Director of Athletics ...............................................19Administrative Athletics Staff ................................20

    MEDIA DIRECTORYAthletics Staff Directory ........................................21Athletics Facilities .................................................22The National Golf Club of Kansas City .................23Media Listing ........................................................24

    2010 qUICK FACTSLocation .............................................. Parkville, Mo.Founded ...........................................................1875Enrollment .....................................................24,157Nickname (Colors) ............. Pirates (Canary & Wine)Facility ......... The National Golf Club of Kansas CityConference ..................................American MidwestPresident .................................Dr. Michael H. Droge VP for Student Services .............Clarinda Creighton Athletics Director .........................Claude W. English Athletics Office Manager ..................Patricia FayardAthletics Phone ................................ (816) 584-6425Athletics Fax .................................... (816) 505-5448Athletics Web site ................ www.parkathletics.comHead Athletic Trainer ........................... Michael FreyAssistant Athletic Trainer ...................Darrell CooperAssistant Athletic Trainer .........................Frank Kyte

    WOMENS GOLF INFORMATIONHead Coach ......................... Mike Mueller (1st year)Alma Mater ............................... Wisconsin-OshkoshAssistant Coach ..................Ashley Nicks (2nd Year) Returning Letterwinners/Lost ...............................3/2Newcomers .............................................................1

    MEDIA RELATIONSWomens Golf SID ...............................Steve WilsonSID E-Mail .................................. [email protected] Office Phone ............................. (816) 584-6490SID Mobile Phone ............................ (913) 687-2663Assistant SID ...........................................Tyler PriceE-Mail ...................................... [email protected] Phone .................................... (816) 584-6751

    SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSFacebook ..............www.facebook.com/parkathleticsTwitter ..........................www.twitter.com/ParkPirates

    CREDITS: The 2010 Womens Golf Media Guide is a product of the Park University Department of Athletics, under the direction of Claude W. English, Director of Athletics. MANAGING EDITOR & DESIGNER: Steve Wilson, Sports Information Director. CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Rita Weighill, Vice President for Communications; Brad Biles, University Communications Coordinator; Tyler Price, Assistant Sports Information Director. PHOTOGRAPHY: Park University, City of Kansas City, Don Wolf, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, UMKC, Mike Mueller. PRINT-ING: Multi-Ad. Peoria, Ill.

    For the most up-to-date information on Park University womens golf, log on to www.parkathletics.com, the official Web site of Pirate athletics. There youll find weekly releases, game recaps, statistics, schedules, rosters and biographical information on Park student-athletes, coaches and staff.

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    The Park University womens golf program will begin its first spring season under a new head coach for the first time in program history in 2010, as Michael Mueller takes the head post for the Pirates with a roster of four heading into spring competition. It will also be a season of change for the Pirates in terms of competition and conference affiliation, as the program moves from the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) to the American Mid-west Conference (AMC) for the 2009-10 season. One thing that will not change for the Pirates in is the conference qualification method for reaching the NAIA national tournament, as both the AMC and MCAC are unaffiliated conferences within the NAIA. In 2010, the Pirates will compete against fellow AMC members Hannibal-LaGrange College, McK-endree University, Missouri Baptist University and William Woods University, as well as institutions from the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Confer-ence and the Mid-Central College Conference, both of which contain schools from Indiana and Illinois. The AMC and the other conferences we play in the tournaments are some of the best womens golf conferences in the nation, Mueller said. By my count, there will be four teams either ranked or receiving votes nationally playing at our conference tournament. That just means that our team will need to continue to prepare and focus throughout the spring so we can peak at the correct time. Park begins its season in late March after com-peting in three fall events, two of which were won by sophomore Plern Promboobpa, who helped the Pirates capture a team title in the season opener in September at Graceland University. We will learn a lot about ourselves in some of our early season tournaments this spring. We will play against both (NCAA Division II) teams and NAIA teams ranked in the top 25, so we should see very early how we compare to some of the best, Mueller

    said. The team learned a lot about my expectations for preparation and focus during practice and tourna-ments during the fall sea-son, and they were able to carry those lessons into their winter training. With that in mind, I expect the each of the girls to consis-tently perform at a higher level than they have ever performed in the past. In 10 career tourna-ments, Promboobpa, a sophomore from Rayong, Thailand, who competed at Blue Springs South High School, enters the spring with eight top 10 finishes, including one second-place finish and two medalist titles from last fall. Plern is the unquestioned leader of the team, and the limits to her ability seem to be endless, Mu-eller said. I am excited to see how she will compete this spring and continue to develop as a golfer over the next two years. In addition to Promboobpas leadership, a pair of seniors will also compete for a final spring in a Park University uniform, including Nicole Ainsworth, from Lake Quivira, Kan., and Shawnee Mission North-west High School, who had her best fall season as a Pirate by posting a second-place finish at the Ot-tawa University Invitational. Nicole Wiehe, Parks second senior, from Kansas City, Kan., and Piper High School, has been a staple in the Pirate lineup for four seasons, with 11 career top 10 finishes, including a second-place finish in the 2008 MCAC championship and a third-place fin-ish in the 2008 NAIA Region IV tournament. (Wiehe) is the perfect example for my lessons on focus and controlling emotions, which combined

    with her consistent ball striking give her the oppor-tunity to shoot a low score every round, Mueller said. And (Ainsworth) made incredible strides in her game in the fall season, and I expect similar im-provement yet this spring. Her ball striking and short game are superb, which should carry her to some high finishes. One newcomer to the roster will also help Park in the 2010 spring season, as Jasey Huber will play her first career collegiate golf tournament as a junior in late March. Huber comes to Park from Spring Hill, Kan., and Spring Hill High School. Jasey is new to us this spring, and I am amazed at how well she has taken inst