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1 HEAD COACH MICHAEL SHAFER THE MICHAEL SHAFER FILE Hometown: Athens, Ga. High School: Athens Academy 90 Education: William & Mary 94 (Bachelor s Degree) Georgia 97 (Master s Degree) In addition, Shafer was instrumental in the development of current WNBA players Coco Miller, Kelly Miller and Deanna Nolan, a 2003 All-Star. Shafer was named as one of the nation s Top 10 assistant women s basketball coaches in an informal internet survey of more than 750 coaches and administrators conducted by HEAD COACH University of Richmond women s basketball head coach Michael Shafer is in his first season with the Spiders. Shafer spent the past 11 years as an assistant coach at the University of Georgia, serving the last two seasons as the associate head coach. He helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to 11-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and four Southeastern Conference championships, three regular-season titles and one tournament title. During his tenure, Georgia posted a (.762) record and advanced to three NCAA Final Fours, appearing in the 1996 championship game. A proven recruiter, he helped Georgia head coach Andy Landers sign five Top 10 freshmen classes and inked the country s fifth best class last year. Shafer has signed five high school All-Americans while serving the past three years as the Lady Bulldogs recruiting coordinator. Coach Shafer has demonstrated superior leadership skills at a national championship level women s basketball program for the past eleven years. His commitment to the welfare of his student-athletes fits perfectly with our principles at the University of Richmond. Jim Miller, Athletic Director COACHING EXPERIENCE University of Richmond Head Coach (2005-present) Georgia Associate Coach ( ) Georgia Assistant Coach ( ) PLAYING EXPERIENCE William & Mary ,

2 The things I admire most about Coach Shafer are his family values and his honesty. He is such a loving husband and father and he has brought that same mentality to our team. I remember everything he said the first time I met him and he has followed through with it all. He has shown so much dedication to this program and to us as individuals. On the court, he is a great teacher and he has tremendous knowledge for the game. He is intense and tough, but he is so much fun to play for! I appreciate that Coach is always honest with us on and off the court. I like that he is able to have fun with us and joke around with us, but at the same time, his presence on the court commands our respect. He is determined and devoted, which makes it easy for us to follow his lead. Saona Chapman, player HEAD COACH womenshoopscoop.com in His numerous contributions to the program were rewarded in June of 2003 when he was promoted to associate head coach. Coach Shafer is eager to work with the Richmond Spiders and be a part of such an exceptional team and university. I am excited about the opportunity to work at a prestigious academic institution like Richmond, Shafer said. After meeting with the players, I understand why people have taken notice of the women s basketball program. There is an exceptional group of people here and my wife Erin and I are very happy about becoming part of the Richmond community. A 1994 graduate of William & Mary, Shafer earned a spot on the men s basketball team as a walk-on. He served as team co-captain in 1994 and served on the Student-Athletic Council during his senior season. The Athens, Ga. native received a bachelor s degree in business administration from William & Mary and earned his master s degree in sports management from Georgia in Shafer s father, John, previously served as the athletic director at Eastern Kentucky and Mississippi and the senior associate athletic Coach Shafer, with wife Erin and daughter Sophie Rinne, is very happy about becoming a part of the Richmond community. director at Georgia. In addition, he worked in the athletic departments at Auburn and Vanderbilt. Shafer, 33, is married to the former Erin Eisele. The couple has one daughter, Sophie Rinne, who was born August 31, Being a former Spider, I take a great deal of pride in our women s basketball program. It s extremely exciting to have someone of Coach Shafer s stature take over our basketball program. After being an instrumental part of Georgia s success for the past 11 years as a perennial Top 10 powerhouse in women s basketball, Coach Shafer certainly knows what it takes to win on the national level. I believe his success as a coach and a recruiter will prove to be invaluable in taking over an experienced women s basketball program that is on the verge of greatness. He is a great fit for our basketball program in every aspect and we are very fortunate to have someone of his caliber lead us to new heights. We are all excited that he is here at Richmond. I m thrilled to have the opportunity to work for someone who is not only an excellent coach, but more importantly, a great person! Ginny Doyle, assistant coach RICHMOND WOMEN S BASKETBALL 45

3 ASSISTANT COACH CHRIS CARROLL THE CHRIS CARROLL FILE Hometown: Pascagoula, Miss. High School: Athens Christian Education: Georgia 90 ASSISTANT COACH 46 Chris Carroll enters his first year as an assistant coach at the University of Richmond after spending the last four years as the recruiting coordinator at Liberty University. In each of his four years at Liberty, Carroll helped guide the Lady Flames to a Big South Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. In his final season, Liberty became just the second 13th-seed to ever advance to the Sweet 16 with wins over fourth-seed Penn State and fifth-seed DePaul. Chris has proven to be a very good on-the-floor coach over the years. His ability to teach the game to our players will be beneficial to our team s success. He has also been a very successful recruiter. He can relate to recruits and parents alike. Having come from a successful program at Liberty, we expect him to bring a winning attitude to Richmond basketball. Coach Shafer In addition to his role as recruiting coordinator, Carroll s responsibilities included on-court coaching during contests, scouting opponents and running practices. Prior to his time in Lynchburg, Carroll spent three years at both Wyoming and Southern Mississippi, serving as the recruiting coordinator at both schools. In addition, he was named the associate head coach at Southern Mississippi. During his ten years COACHING EXPERIENCE University of Richmond - Assistant Coach (2005-present) Liberty University - Recruiting Coordinator ( ) Wyoming - Recruiting Coordinator ( ) Southern Mississippi - Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator ( ) Truett-McConnell JC - Head Coach ( ) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Tennessee Temple University Emmanuel JC as an assistant coach, Carroll helped ink five Top 60 recruiting classes. Before joining the Division I ranks, Carroll spent three years as the head coach at Truett- McConnell Junior College in Cleveland, Georgia. The three-time NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Region XVII Coach of the Year posted an mark with the Danes. In addition, Truett- Coach Carroll and wife, Leigh and sons, Will and Jack join the Spiders from Lynchburg. McConnell finished among the NJCAA Top 10 in each of Carroll s years and he received three consecutive Atlanta Tip-Off Club Coach of the Year honors. Carroll played three years of college basketball, competing at Emmanuel Junior College for two years and then at Tennessee Temple University. During his sophomore season at Emmanuel, he received the Scholar-Athlete Award. Carroll earned his associate s degree in business from Emmanuel in 1988 and two years later, received a bachelor s degree in Health and Physical Education from Georgia. In 1992, he completed postgraduate work at North Georgia College and State University, earning his masters in health and physical education. The Pascagoula, Miss. native and his wife Leigh are the parents of two sons, six-year old Will and one-year old Jack. Coach Carroll is a great addition to our program because he understands how to get us to where we want to go (a bigtime, acknowledgeable program). After spending some of the summer around him, his competitive nature is evident on the court, while his sarcasm and sense of humor makes for a warm environment off of the court. Side note: This man sure does love his Mountain Dew. Do the Dew coach!! DeUnna Hendrix, player

4 ASSISTANT COACH GINNY DOYLE THE GINNY DOYLE FILE Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa. High School: Archbishop Ryan Education: Richmond `92 Ginny Doyle, a former Richmond basketball standout, returns for her sixth season on the Spiders staff. During her tenure at Richmond, she has helped guide the Spiders to four winning seasons (three consecutive) and an at-large berth to the 2005 NCAA Tournament, in addition to helping the Spiders post an overall mark of and make three straight national post-season appearances. Ginny s love for Richmond is unmatched. When she speaks of her time here, it is genuine and heartfelt. Our players, recruits and parents can sense that. Ginny has had a good deal of success in recruiting, but she is also very knowledgeable of the game. She does a tremendous job of teaching our players the fundamentals and concepts of the game. Her work ethic is one of the strongest that I have been around. We were fortunate to keep Ginny at Richmond. Coach Shafer Aside from her coaching duties, Doyle also deals with recruiting and scouting. She approaches these roles with the same passion and work ethic that she displayed in the early 1990s as a starting guard for the Spiders. Doyle, the holder of Richmond s fourth highest career scoring average, still COACHING EXPERIENCE University of Richmond - Assistant Coach (1999-present) Rhode Island - Assistant Coach ( ) East Carolina - Assistant Coach ( ) PLAYING EXPERIENCE University of Richmond George Washington University remembers the feeling of being a champion the feeling of earning NCAA Tournament appearances, the feeling of choking back tears as she watched the program s back-to-back CAA Championship banners being raised following the 1990 and 1991 seasons. Doyle was an instrumental part of the program s Coach Doyle, a former Spider stand-out, is in her sixth season with the Spiders. conference titles in those seasons, and today she wants to bring the feeling back as a coach. I walk into the Robins Center, look at those two banners and remember how special winning those two titles were, she recalls. I hope that every one of our players gets to experience being a part of the NCAA Tournament. It s unbelievably special and something that no one can ever take away from you. Doyle played two years at Richmond after transferring from George Washington and played a key role in leading Richmond to the 1991 CAA Championship, earning allconference honors both seasons. Doyle is the program s all-time leader in career free throw percentage and holds the NCAA Division I record for consecutive free throws made, connecting on 66 straight attempts. She will always be remembered for defeating basketball analyst Billy Packer in a free throw shooting contest at the Robins Center. Doyle graduated from Richmond in 1992 with a bachelor s degree in health. Doyle is single and resides in Richmond, Va. Coach Doyle always smiles and it keeps others in a good mood Ania Grabias, player ASSISTANT COACH RICHMOND WOMEN S BASKETBALL 47

5 ASSISTANT COACH CANDICE JACKSON THE CANDICE JACKSON FILE Education: Michigan State 04 ASSISTANT COACH Candice Jackson enters her first year as an assistant coach at the University of Richmond after spending last season as a graduate assistant coach at Michigan State, her alma mater, where she helped lead the Spartans to the 2005 NCAA National Championship game. Candice comes from a successful program at Michigan State where she both played and coached. Her ability to relate to our players and recruits is very important. She also has a broad understanding of what it takes to build a successful program as she was a part of Michigan State s rise. That experience will be invaluable to Richmond as we take the next step forward. Coach Shafer Working under Joanne P. McCallie, the 2005 Associated Press Coach of the Year, Jackson s primary responsibility at Michigan State was player development. In addition, she assisted with scheduling, on-campus recruiting, film exchange and coaching the post players. COACHING EXPERIENCE University of Richmond - Assistant Coach (2005-present) Michigan State Graduate Assistant Coach ( ) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Michigan State Coach Jackson enters her first year with the Spiders after working at Michigan State last year. Despite an injury-plagued career, including three knee injuries, Jackson played in 55 games during her four years with the Spartans. She connected on 31 three-point baskets while averaging 4.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. She scored a career-best 26 points, going from the field as a freshman against Chicago State. Jackson earned her bachelor s degree in family community services from Michigan State University in The Lansing, Mich. native was a three-time team MVP at Lansing Everett High School and led her squad to the 1999 Class A State Championship game. As a senior, she averaged 11.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists and earned All- State Fourth-Team honors. Coach Jackson emphasizes leadership and hard work on the court and, as players, we re responding to her demands. She has helped me to realize where I need to strengthen my skills as a senior leader. I believe that through her coaching, these two attributes will soon become an integral part of this growing Richmond program. Araceli Gil, player 48

6 BASKETBALL SUPPORT STAFF AMY BROOKS DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS THE AMY BROOKS FILE Education: Randolph-Macon Woman s College 04 EXPERIENCE University of Richmond Director of Basketball Operations (2004-present) PLAYING EXPERIENCE Randolph-Macon Woman s College Amy Brooks is entering her second year as the director of basketball operations for the University of Richmond women s basketball program. A 2004 graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman s College, Brooks was a basketball standout and starting goalkeeper for the WildCats women s soccer team all four years. She is a member of the 1,000 point club and earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors her senior year. She is currently earning her master s degree in sports leadership at VCU. Amy recently married Lane Brooks in a June 25, 2005 wedding. Amy is an invaluable member of our staff. She seldom is in the forefront, but we would be in disarray if we didn t have her on our staff. Amy handles all aspects of our day-to-day activities. She is extremely dedicated and committed to the success of Richmond basketball. I believe Amy has a great future in this game. Coach Shafer Amy and husband Lane are in their second year with the Spider community. BASKETBALL SUPPORT STAFF ALLISON VOGLER-STUDENT-ATHLETE FAMILY COORDINATOR Those Spider supporters most loyal and closest to the student-athletes their families now have some support of their own. University of Richmond Director of Athletics Jim Miller announced the creation of the student-athlete family coordinator and has appointed Allison Vogler to the position. The position will give parents and relatives of the department s more than 400 studentathletes a point-person with whom they can initiate communications on issues that impact them. We want our families to know we care about them and their children and they have a place to turn within the department to get their questions answered, said Miller. Our parents have trusted us to provide the best possible college experience for their son or daughter during a significant four or five year span of their life, and we believe the family relationship is an important part of making that experience a success. Vogler is already a familiar face within the department, also serving as director of Spider Club operations. She can be reached at (804) or at RICHMOND WOMEN S BASKETBALL Alice Buchanan Athletic Trainer Jason DeMayo Strength and Conditioning Coach Caroline Stutts Team Manager Jean Wilson Administrative Assistant Mike Dahlem Academic Coordinator Odamea Akomah Team Manager Shea Seagle Assistant Director of Athletic Public Relations 49

7 ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE ATLANTIC 10 STAFF DIRECTORY ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE Commissioner: Linda Bruno Associate Commissioner: Steve Hurlbut Assistant Commissioner: Mitchell Kendall Assistant Commissioner/Compliance: Jackie Campbell Assistant Commissioner/Corporate Sponsorships: Jeff Long Assistant Commissioner/Public Relations: Ray Cella Director of Championships: Celene McGowan Associate Director of Communications: Stephen Haug Associate Director of Communications: AnnMarie Person Assistant Director of Sponsorships: Robert Sherman Coordinator of Television Operations: Dan Williams Assistant to the Commissioner: Charisse Davidson Finance Assistant: Marybeth Chartier Compliance Assistant: Jamie Braunwarth Coordinator of A-10 Shootout and Championship: Brad Jones Coordinator of Men s Basketball Officials: Jim Satalin Coordinator of Women s Basketball/Field Hockey Officials: Marie Koch Assignor of Softball/Soccer Officials: Nick Cinquanto Assignor of Volleyball Officials: Bill Stevens Assignor of Baseball Officials: Nick Zibelli Supervisor or Football Officials: Jim Maconaghy Receptionist: Ginette Gilbert Championships Intern: Tracy Jackson Marketing Intern: Molly Rallo ATLANTIC South Broad Street, Suite 1700 Philadelphia, PA (215) Fax: (215) ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE On March 2, 1975, the idea of what is now the Atlantic 10 Conference was conceived. What started as an eight-school, men s basketball-only affiliation has grown into a 14- university, 21-sport league that is universally hailed as one of the best conferences in the country. That growth and prominence is a direct result of the ideals and commitments of the member institutions of the Atlantic 10. The University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph s University, Temple University and Xavier University have formed the foundation of the Atlantic 10 - a foundation which is further strengthened this season with the additions of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Saint Louis University. In , the Atlantic 10 Conference celebrates its 30th anniversary season. Although anniversaries are a good time to reflect, this anniversary is a celebration of the future as much as it is of the past. It is with pride that we look back at our accomplishments and see how far this league has truly come, says A-10 commissioner Linda Bruno, who begins her 12th season at the helm of the league - the longest tenure of any commissioner in the Conference s history. More importantly, however, the additions of Charlotte and Saint Louis ensure that the future is brighter than it has ever been. We are adding two members who will greatly enhance the national profile of all our sports and expose our programs to two new markets in which our universities actively recruit. The A-10 has never been as strong as it is now. The Atlantic 10 Conference, which spans eight states and the District of Columbia with a total population of almost 73 million people, will crown champions in 21 sports this season: baseball, men s and women s basketball, men s and women s cross country, field hockey, men s golf, women s lacrosse, men s and women s indoor and outdoor track & field, women s rowing, men s and women s soccer, softball, men s and women s swimming & diving, men s and women s tennis and women s volleyball REVIEW George Washington won its first-ever men s basketball title and represented the Atlantic 10 in the NCAA Tournament. Saint Joseph s and Temple also earned postseason bids with the Hawks reaching the final of the National Invitation Tournament. In women s basketball, the A-10 sent four teams to the postseason as Temple earned the automatic bid by winning its second consecutive Atlantic 10 championship. The Owls were joined by George Washington and Richmond, marking the 11th time in the last 12 years that the A-10 has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Women s Basketball Tournament. Xavier also garnered a postseason berth and advanced to the third round of the WNIT. Rhode Island won its first-ever A-10 baseball championship and earned its first NCAA berth; in field hockey, Richmond, which was ranked as high as 10th nationally, went unbeaten in Conference play for the third straight year in advancing to the NCAAs; Xavier took the league s automatic berth to the NCAA Men s Golf Tournament, where it was joined by Rhode Island; and Richmond won its first A-10 lacrosse title and the bid to the NCAAs. The Massachusetts women s rowing team won its 10th straight A-10 title, setting a league record for the most consecutive tournament championships won by any team in any sport. UMass also won the ECAC title; George Washington advanced to the second round of the NCAA Men s Soccer Tournament; Dayton lost in overtime in its NCAA women s soccer opener; Massachusetts won its 17th A-10 softball title to advance to the NCAAs; Richmond represented the A-10 in the NCAA men s and women s tennis tournaments; and Dayton won the Conference s automatic bid to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. In all, 374 teams have represented the 50

8 Atlantic 10 Conference in postseason play since the season. INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC HONORS KJ Kelley of Massachusetts was named a First-Team softball All-American by Easton Sports; swimmer Brooke Boncher of Richmond claimed All-America honors in the 100-yard butterfly; Richmond s Allie Howard (Second-Team) and Holly Cram (Third-Team) earned All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association; Duquesne s Ginger Flocco garnered Second-Team All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse and GW s Laura Hostetler earned Third-Team acclaim; Rhode Island s Sasha Gotsmanov, the A-10 men s soccer Offensive Player of the Year, and Dayton s Chris Rolfe were named Second-Team All-Americans by NSCCA/ adidas, while Kevin Coleman of La Salle earned Third-Team honors; A-10 baseball Player of the Year Brad Rosenblat of George Washington and Pitcher of the Year Matt Torra of UMass were named Third-Team All-Americans by Louisville Slugger, while Fordham s Cory Riordan was named to its freshman All-America team; A-10 men s basketball Co-Players of the Year Pat Carroll of Saint Joseph s and La Salle s Steven Smith and women s basketball Player of the Year Candice Dupree of Temple earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades from the Associated Press; Lea Jakobsen of Massachusetts was named a Second-Team All-American by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association; Jen Simonetti of Dayton garnered Third-Team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association; and Dayton s Faye Barhorst and Christy Utnage were named Honorable Mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Additionally, Richmond s Brooke Boncher and Katura Horton-Perincheif of George Washington competed at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship; La Salle s Sean Quigley ran the 10,000 meters and Richmond s Lindsey Smith competed in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. ACADEMIC HONORS Atlantic 10 student-athletes excel in the classroom as well. Each A-10 institution ranked at or above the national average for graduation rates, according to the NCAA Official 2004 Division I Graduation Rates Report. The Atlantic 10 sponsors several academic awards programs, including Academic All-Conference teams in each of its sports and the Commissioner s Honor Roll, which honors student-athletes with a 3.5 or better semester grade point average. The league also cites a male and female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and awards four postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes who express a desire to continue their education. Several Atlantic 10 student-athletes earned Academic All-America recognition in First-Team honorees include Ryan Bender (men s cross country/track) of Duquesne. Second-team recipients include Noah Salsi (men s soccer) of Duquesne; Jon Korhonen (men s track & field) of Massachusetts; Rhode Island s Melanie Kasparek (women s soccer); Laurie Stone (softball) of St. Bonaventure; Saint Joseph s Cara Deldeo (softball); Colleen McCroskey (women s rowing) and Sarah Fetterman (women s cross country/track) of Duquesne; and Rob Altenau (men s tennis) of Dayton. Those receiving third-team acclaim are Steve Maiolo (baseball) of Duquesne; Dayton s Tye Stebbins (men s soccer); Kim Dodson (softball) of St. Bonaventure; and Xavier s Kate Duchek (women s volleyball). ATLANTIC 10 HISTORY The genesis of this tradition of success can be traced to March 2, 1975, when eight university representatives met in Harrisburg, PA, to discuss the formation of a new collegiate basketball association. A similar meeting was also held on May 23 of that year, with the final formation of the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League announced on August 13, The NCAA granted allied affiliation status upon the ECBL on October 15, 1975, and granted the league an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament on June 17, The ECBL began operation at the start of the season with Duquesne, George Washington, Massachusetts, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Villanova, and West Virginia as its charter members. Several changes happened quickly in the ECBL, the first coming in when the league changed its name to the Eastern Athletic Association - better known as the Eastern 8 - to reflect its changing mission. That year, the Eastern 8 became more than a basketball league as the men s sports of baseball, cross country, golf, swimming, and tennis were added to the championship schedule. The next major change came in 1981 when the office of the commissioner was instituted. Leland Byrd, who had served as president and executive director of the league since its inception, as well as athletic director at West Virginia, was named the Conference s first commissioner and established the commissioner s office in Pittsburgh. Byrd guided the Eastern 8 through several membership changes as Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph s, and Temple replaced Pittsburgh and Villanova. After membership stabilized, the Eastern 8 transformed into the Atlantic 10 Conference with Byrd orchestrating the drive to make the league more broad-based as the women s sports of basketball, gymnastics, softball, tennis, and volleyball were added to the championship slate. In May 1984, Byrd resigned as commissioner and was replaced by Charlie Theokas, who remained at the Atlantic 10 for 15 and a half months, bringing the league to national consciousness with his Think Atlantic 10 campaign. On December 31, 1985, Theokas resigned to accept the athletic director s position at Temple and was replaced by Ron Bertovich, who officially assumed the commissioner s position in May 1986 after serving as interim commissioner following Theokas departure. In eight years as commissioner, Bertovich expanded the Conference staff to better meet the growing needs of the membership and established the Atlantic 10 Television Network, which has developed into a major regional outlet and has won three Emmy Awards. In addition, he oversaw further membership changes as Xavier was added to the league while Penn State, Rutgers, and West Virginia departed. Furthermore, he continued the league s emphasis on broad-based programs as the Atlantic 10 expanded its championship list with the additions of women s cross country, field hockey, men s and women s soccer, women s swimming & diving, and men s and women s indoor track & field, as well as the reinstitution of men s swimming & diving. On April 13, 1994, Bertovich resigned his position to accept the job of vice president and general manager of Empire Sports Network in Buffalo. On June 14, 1994, Linda Bruno was officially introduced as the Atlantic 10 s fourth commissioner. As commissioner, Bruno has strengthened the Atlantic 10 s membership with the additions of Charlotte, Dayton, Fordham, La Salle, Richmond, and Saint Louis. She also negotiated television deals with ESPN and was among the first to sign a contract with College Sports Television, which provides greater exposure for the Atlantic 10 s athletic programs. Under her leadership, the Atlantic 10 has increased its championship schedule to 21 sports with the additions of women s rowing, men s and women s outdoor track & field, and women s lacrosse. In 1997, Bruno also spearheaded the league s entrance into Division I football with the formation of the Atlantic 10 Football Conference, which has won three national titles in its eight-year existence. In addition, in an effort to recognize the athletic and academic achievements of all student-athletes, Bruno instituted the Commissioner s Honor Roll, which cites every Atlantic 10 studentathlete with a 3.5 gpa or better. ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE RICHMOND WOMEN S BASKETBALL 51

9 ATLANTIC 10 COMPOSITE SCHEDULE ATLANTIC 10 COMPOSITE SCHEDULE NOVEMBER Friday, November 11 Hampton at Richmond - (Preseason WNIT) :00 Temple vs. Michigan :00 (Women s Sports Foundation Tournament, Portland, OR) Saturday, November 12 Temple vs. St. Francis (PA)/Oregon TBA (Women s Sports Foundation Tournament, Portland, OR) Monday, November 14 Richmond vs. Boston College/Drexel - (Preseason WNIT)..TBA Friday, November 18 Akron at Dayton :30 Princeton at Saint Joseph s :00 Virginia at George Washington :00 Hartford at Rhode Island :00 Fordham at Hofstra :00 Massachusetts at Delaware :00 Richmond at James Madison :00 Xavier at Coppin State :00 Saturday, November 19 Tennessee-Martin at La Salle :00 (Image Depot Shootout, Tampa, FL) Cornell at St. Bonaventure :00 (St. Bonaventure Shootout, Elmira, NY) Appalachian State at Charlotte :00 Drexel at Temple :00 East Carolina at Duquesne :05 Sunday, November 20 La Salle vs. UT-Arlington :00 (Image Depot Shootout, Tampa, FL) Tulane at Fordham :00 Holy Cross at Massachusetts :00 NC State at Saint Joseph s :00 Xavier at Maryland :00 St. Bonaventure vs. Niagara/Albany TBA (St. Bonaventure Shootout, Elmira, NY) Monday, November 21 Dayton at Chicago State :00 Weber State at Saint Louis :00 Tuesday, Nov. 22 Penn State at Duquesne :00 Charlotte at Western Kentucky :00 Harvard at Rhode Island :00 Massachusetts at Eastern Michigan :00 Temple at Pennsylvania :00 Dayton at Loyola Chicago :00 Wednesday, November 23 La Salle at Delaware :00 Richmond at UC-Santa Barbara :00 Friday, November 25 Brown at Rhode Island - (URI Invitational, Kingston, RI) :00 George Washington vs. Purdue :00 (Junkanoo Jam, Freeport, Bahamas) Elon at Xavier :00 (National City Bank Xavier Invitational, Cincinnati, OH) Duquesne vs. Oakland- (Miami Tournament, Miami, FL) :00 Yale at Saint Louis - (Billiken Classic, St. Louis, MO) :30 Charlotte vs. Loyola Marymount :00 (LMU Tournament, Los Angeles, CA) Saturday, November 26 Hartford at Massachsuetts :00 Mississippi/Villanova at Rhode Island :00/2:00 (URI Tournament, Kingston, RI) Valparaiso/Kent. State at Xavier :00/3:00 (National City Bank Xavier Invitational, Cincinnati, OH) George Washington vs. Texas/South Carolina :00/3:00 (Junkanoo Jam, Freeport, Bahamas) Richmond at Long Beach State :00 New Orleans/Miami (OH) at Saint Louis :30 (Billiken Classic, St. Louis, MO) Charlotte vs. Georgia/UCLA TBA (LMU Tournament, Los Angeles, CA) Duquesne vs. Miami/Oakland TBA (Miami Tournament, Miami, FL) Fordham at West Virginia TBA Sunday, November 27 Wagner at La Salle :00 Saint Joseph s at Bucknell :00 St. Bonaventure at St. Francis (PA) :00 Temple at Hampton TBA Tuesday, November 29 Siena at Massachusetts :00 Temple at Maryland Eastern Shore :00 Wednesday, November 30 Saint Louis at Youngstown State :15 Florida at Charlotte :30 Richmond at VCU :30 Georgetown at Fordham :00 Seton Hall at Saint Joseph s :00 Cincinnati at Xavier :00 Dayton at Ohio State :00 Duquesne at Pittsburgh :00 La Salle at Binghamton :00 Rhode Island at Maine :30 DECEMBER Thursday, December 1 Hofstra at Massachusetts :00 George Washington at Villanova :30 Friday, December 2 Saint Joseph s vs. Houston :00 (Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic, Manhattan, KS) Charlotte at UNC- Wilmington :00 Fordham at Manhattan :00 Xavier at Auburn :00 Saturday, December 3 Saint Louis at Illinois :30 Akron at Duquesne :00 Cleveland State at St. Bonaventure :30 Saint Joseph s vs. Kansas State/UT-Pan American :00/6:00 (Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic, Manhattan, KS) Florida at Temple :00 Sunday, December 4 Rider at La Salle :00 Massachusetts at New Hampshire :00 Providence at Fordham :00 Virginia Tech at Richmond :00 Rhode Island at Marquette :00 Monday, December 5 Winthrop at Charlotte :00 Tuesday, December 6 Wright State at Dayton :00 Niagara at St. Bonaventure :00 Eastern Kentucky at Xavier :00 Duquesne at Bowling Green :00 Wednesday, December 7 Rhode Island at Holy Cross :00 Davidson at Charlotte :00 Delaware at Fordham :00 Tennessee at George Washington :00 Saint Joseph s at Pennsylvania :00 Temple at Stony Brook :00 Thursday, December 8 Massachusetts at Boston College :00 Friday, December 9 Cleveland State at Dayton :00 Saturday, December 10 La Salle at Drexel :00 Massachusetts at Syracuse :00 Stony Brook at George Washington :00 Providence at Rhode Island :00 Western Illinois at Saint Louis :00 Kent State at St. Bonaventure :30 Xavier at Louisville :00 Sunday, December 11 Saint Joseph s at Villanova :00 Harvard at Richmond :00 Fordham at Cincinnati :00 Tuesday, December 13 Saint Louis at Eastern Michigan :00 SMU at George Washington :00 Fordham at Michigan :00 Saturday, December 17 Maine at George Washington :00 Canisius at St. Bonaventure :00 IUPFW at Xavier :00 Dayton at LIU :00 West Virginia at Duquesne :05 Sunday, December 18 Old Dominion at Charlotte :00 Virginia at Richmond :00 Saint Louis at Bradley :05 Monday, December 19 St. Bonaventure at Navy :00 Georgia at Temple :00 Tuesday, December 20 Villanova at La Salle :00 Tennessee-Martin at Dayton :00 Yale at George Washington :00 Wednesday, December 21 Saint Joseph s at Hartford :00 Florida State at Xavier :00 Richmond at Howard :00 Robert Morris at Duquesne :05 Thursday, December 22 Vanderbilt at La Salle :00 Cincinnati at Dayton :00 Villanova at Temple :30 Southern Illinois at Saint Louis :00 Friday, December 23 Michigan at St. Bonaventure :00 Wednesday, December 28 Iona at Saint Joseph s - (Hawk Classic, Philadelphia, PA) :00 Murray State at Charlotte :00 Florida State at Fordham :00 Wake Forest at Richmond :00 Tennessee at Temple :00 Duquesne at Western Kentucky :00 Rhode Island at Florida - (Florida Tournament, Gainesville, FL).7:00 St. Bonaventure at Siena :00 Saint Louis at Central Michigan :00 Dayton vs. Samford/Toledo/Tulane TBA (Tulane Holiday Tournament, TBD) Thursday, December 29 Dayton vs. Tulane/Samford/Toledo TBA (Tulane Holiday Tournament, TBD) Delaware/Bowling Green at Saint Joseph s :00/4:00 (Hawk Classic, Philadelphia, PA) Friday, December 30 George Washington at NC State :00 St. Bonaventure at Pittsburgh :00 Massachusetts vs. Brown :00 (Georgia Tech Tournament, Atlanta, GA) Rhode Island vs. Liberty :30 (Florida Tournament, Gainesville, FL) Robert Morris at Xavier :00 Duquesne at Ohio :00 Charlotte at Houston :00 La Salle at Kansas :00 Saturday, December 31 Massachusetts vs. Georgia Tech/Alabama State :30/1:00 (Georgia Tech Tournament, Atlanta, GA) Utah State at Saint Louis :00 Richmond at Missouri State :05 JANUARY Tuesday, January 3 XAVIER at CHARLOTTE :00 ST. BONAVENTURE at FORDHAM :00 Sacramento State at George Washington :00 DAYTON at MASSACHUSETTS :00 LA SALLE at RHODE ISLAND :00 DUQUESNE at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 RICHMOND at SAINT LOUIS :00 Thursday, January 5 Illinois at Rhode Island :00 Friday, January 6 CHARLOTTE at TEMPLE :00 DAYTON at GEORGE WASHINGTON :00 LA SALLE at RICHMOND :00 SAINT JOSEPH S at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 SAINT LOUIS at XAVIER :00 MASSACHUSETTS at DUQUESNE :05 Sunday, January 8 SAINT LOUIS at DAYTON :00 MASSACHUSETTS at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 TEMPLE at LA SALLE :00 CHARLOTTE at FORDHAM :00 XAVIER at RHODE ISLAND :00 DUQUESNE at RICHMOND :00 GEORGE WASHINGTON at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 Tuesday, January 10 Fordham at Yale :00 Wednesday, January 11 TEMPLE at GEORGE WASHINGTON :30 Friday, January 13 RHODE ISLAND at MASSACHUSETTS :00/A10TV SAINT LOUIS at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 RICHMOND at XAVIER :00 ST. BONAVENTURE at LA SALLE :00 FORDHAM at TEMPLE :00 DAYTON at DUQUESNE :05 Sunday, January 15 XAVIER at GEORGE WASHINGTON :00/A10TV MASSACHUSETTS at CHARLOTTE :00 RICHMOND at DAYTON :00 ST. BONAVENTURE at TEMPLE :00 DUQUESNE at SAINT LOUIS :00 SAINT JOSEPH S at FORDHAM :00 Monday, January 16 RHODE ISLAND at LA SALLE :00 Thursday, January 19 XAVIER at DAYTON :00 RICHMOND at MASSACHUSETTS :00 Temple at Rutgers :00/ESPNU Friday, January 20 GEORGE WASHINGTON at RHODE ISLAND :00 SAINT JOSEPH S at CHARLOTTE :00 FORDHAM at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 LA SALLE at DUQUESNE :05 Sunday, January 22 SAINT JOSEPH S at LA SALLE :00 FORDHAM at RICHMOND :00 GEORGE WASHINGTON at MASSACHUSETTS :00 DUQUESNE at RHODE ISLAND :00 TEMPLE at XAVIER :00/ESPN2 CHARLOTTE at SAINT LOUIS :00 Tuesday, January 24 Pennsylvania at La Salle :00 Friday, January 27 RICHMOND at CHARLOTTE :00 RHODE ISLAND at DAYTON :00 FORDHAM at GEORGE WASHINGTON :00 MASSACHUSETTS at LA SALLE :00 52

10 CONFERENCE OPPONENTS XAVIER at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 TEMPLE at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 SAINT LOUIS at DUQUESNE :05 Sunday, January 29 LA SALLE at CHARLOTTE :00 /A10TV SAINT LOUIS at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 DAYTON at FORDHAM :00 GEORGE WASHINGTON at RICHMOND :00 RHODE ISLAND at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 MASSACHUSETTS at TEMPLE :00 XAVIER at DUQUESNE :05 FEBRUARY Thursday, February 2 MASSACHUSETTS at RHODE ISLAND :00 FORDHAM at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 Friday, February 3 DUQUESNE at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 CHARLOTTE at DAYTON :00 RICHMOND at TEMPLE :00 GEORGE WASHINGTON at XAVIER :00 LA SALLE at SAINT LOUIS :00 Sunday, February 5 CHARLOTTE at XAVIER :00 ST. BONAVENTURE at DAYTON :00/A10TV RHODE ISLAND at FORDHAM :00 SAINT JOSEPH S at MASSACHUSETTS :00 DUQUESNE at TEMPLE :00 Monday, February 6 SAINT LOUIS at GEORGE WASHINGTON :00 Friday, February 10 ST. BONAVENTURE at CHARLOTTE :00 XAVIER at FORDHAM :00 DAYTON at LA SALLE :00 RHODE ISLAND at RICHMOND :00 GEORGE WASHINGTON at DUQUESNE :05 TEMPLE at SAINT LOUIS :00 Sunday, February 12 CHARLOTTE at DUQUESNE :00/A10TV GEORGE WASHINGTON at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 XAVIER at LA SALLE :00 FORDHAM at MASSACHUSETTS :00 TEMPLE at RICHMOND :00 DAYTON at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 RHODE ISLAND at SAINT LOUIS :00 Friday, February 17 DUQUESNE at FORDHAM :00 LA SALLE at GEORGE WASHINGTON :00 ST. BONAVENTURE at RHODE ISLAND :00 CHARLOTTE at RICHMOND :00 SAINT JOSEPH S at TEMPLE :00 /A10TV MASSACHUSETTS at XAVIER :00 DAYTON at SAINT LOUIS :00 Sunday, February 19 RICHMOND at GEORGE WASHINGTON :00/A10TV SAINT LOUIS at CHARLOTTE :00 TEMPLE at DAYTON :00 ST. BONAVENTURE at MASSACHUSETTS :00 FORDHAM at RHODE ISLAND :00 LA SALLE at SAINT JOSEPH S :00 Thursday, February 23 MASSACHUSETTS at SAINT LOUIS :00 Friday, February 24 RHODE ISLAND at CHARLOTTE :00 DUQUESNE at DAYTON :00 FORDHAM at LA SALLE :00 RICHMOND at ST. BONAVENTURE :00 GEORGE WASHINGTON at TEMPLE :00 SAINT JOSEPH S at XAVIER :00 Sunday, February 26 SAINT LOUIS at FORDHAM :00/A10TV CHARLOTTE at GEORGE WASHINGTON :00 LA SALLE at MASSACHUSETTS :00 TEMPLE at RHODE ISLAND :00 SAINT JOSEPH S at RICHMOND :00 DAYTON at XAVIER :00 ST. BONAVENTURE at DUQUESNE :05 Friday, March 3 Atlantic 10 Championship Opening Round :00/2:00/4:00/6:00 (Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, Philadelphia, PA) Saturday, March 4 Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinal Round :00/2:00/4:00/6:00 (Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, Philadelphia, PA) Sunday, March 5 Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinal Round :00/4:00/A10TV (Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, Philadelphia, PA) Monday, March 6 Atlantic 10 Championship Final Round :00/ESPN2 (Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, Philadelphia, PA) Atlantic 10 games in CAPS All times Eastern Schedule subject to change January 27, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Charlotte, N.C. February 17, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Robins Center Richmond, Va. Amanda Butler CHARLOTTE Location Charlotte, N.C. Enrollment ,348 Founded Nickname ers Colors Green and White President Dr. Phillip L. Dubois Athletic Director Judy Rose Home Court (Capacity) Halton Arena (9,105) Head Coach Amanda Butler Alma Mater Florida 95 School Record (Years) (0) Career Record (Years) (0) Office Phone (704) Record Conference Record (Finish) (5th C-USA) Starters Returning/Lost /1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost /2 Women s Basketball Contact Brent Stastny Office Phone (704) Office Fax (704) Home/Cell Phone (704) /(704) Website Press Row Phone (704) ALL-TIME SERIES RECORD (0-0) Sakellie Daniels CONFERENCE OPPONENTS RICHMOND WOMEN S BASKETBALL 53