2012-13 Sport-by-Sport Recap
Men’s Basketball (John Shulman, head coach) - 13-19, 8-10 SoCon North/5th
• Z. Mason earned All-SoCon mention (Media 3rd team) leading the squad averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
• Gee McGhee made the SoCon All-Freshman team with an impressive debut performance. He posted 12.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest while leading UTC in minutes played (29.0 mpg). McGhee set school freshman records for 3ptM (38), 3ptA (125), FTM (120), FTA (196) and minutes (927).
• The Mocs came back from an 18-point deficit with 6:30 to play to defeat visiting Appalachian State on January 17, 2013. It was the largest comeback of its kind in school history as Chattanooga scored on its final 13 possessions of the game.
• Will Wade was named the 18th head coach in school history on May 13, 2013.
Women’s Basketball (Wes Moore, head coach)
29-3, 19-1 SoCon/1st/Tournament Champions/NCAA 1st Round
• The Lady Mocs claimed their 12th SoCon title in 14 years and the 18th overall for the program. UTC tied a school record with 29 wins.
• UTC advanced to its 11th NCAA Tournament, the ninth trip in 11 years. Chattanooga entered NCAA Tournament on a 19-game winning streak.
• UTC is 26-0 at home over the last two seasons. The Lady Mocs set a school record by averaging 2,550 fans per game at McKenzie Arena.
• Junior Ashlen Dewart was named SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player. She was joined on the All-Tournament team by juniors Taylor Hall and Alex Black.
• Head Coach Wes Moore was named the SoCon Coach of the Year while Dewart, Hall and senior Kayla Christopher made the All-SoCon team. Tatianna Jackson was named to the SoCon All-Freshman team.
• Chattanooga knocked off No. 20 Tennessee (80-71) at home on Nov. 9. 8,468 fans saw UTC score its biggest regular season win in school history.
• Jim Foster was named the fifth head coach in program history on May 9, 2013. He took over for Wes Moore who moved on to N.C. State following the season. Foster was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in June 2013.
Cross Country (Bill Gautier, head coach)
Men (2nd SoCon/6th NCAA Regional) • Women (7th SoCon/17th NCAA Regional)
• Head Coach Bill Gautier inducted into Greater Chattanooga Area Sports Hall of Fame.
• Senior Nathan Wanuch was named all-region at NCAA South Region Cross Country meet.
• Wanuch and senior Lucas Cotter were named to the All-SoCon team, while Trevor Janssen was the SoCon Cross Country Freshman of the Year. Paul Stuart was named to the SoCon Cross Country All-Freshman team.
• Junior Amanda Sumner was named to women’s Cross Country All-SoCon team while Teghan Henderson made the SoCon All-Freshman squad.
• The men’s earned the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honor after posting a 3.64 g.p.a., the second highest mark in the nation. The Mocs earned the Public Recognition Award for a top-10 percent multi-year APR score.
• The women’s team had the 23rd highest g.p.a. in the nation and was named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA. The Lady Mocs posted a team g.p.a. of 3.59.
Football (Russ Huesman, head coach) - 6-5, 5-3/T4th SoCon
• Chattanooga posted a winning record for the third time in the last four years.
• All four of UTC’s FCS losses came against ranked opponents.
• UTC was 10th in the nation and second in the SoCon in total defense, allowing just 308 yards per game.
• Sophomore Davis Tull was named the SoCon Defense Player of the Year. He led the SoCon and set a UTC single-season record with 12.5 sacks.
• Freshman QB Jacob Huesman finished third in the voting for the Jerry Rice Award for National Freshman of the Year.
• Tull was one of three All-Americans for the Mocs in 2012, joined by junior linebacker Wes Dothard and sophomore TE Faysal Shafaat.
Men’s Golf (Mark Guhne, head coach) - 1st SoCon • T9th NCAA Regional • Chattanooga won its second SoCon Championship in a row and fifth in the last seven years while making its seventh straight NCAA Regional appearance.
• Steven Fox won the 2012 United States Amateur in August. It is the first USGA title in the program’s history and among the greatest single moments in the school’s annals.
• Fox and Chris Robb were named to the PING All-East Region and All-SoCon squads.
• Robb won the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate shooting nine-under par 207.
• Fox (Masters, Farmers Insurance Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Crowne Plaza Invitational, Memorial, Fed Ex St. Jude Classic, U.S. Open and British Open) and former All-American Stephan Jaeger (Puerto Rico Classic) saw action on the PGA Tour in the spring/summer of 2013.
• The Mocs earned the Public Recognition Award for a top-10 percent multi-year APR score.
Women’s Golf (Colette Murray, head coach) - 1st SoCon • T19th NCAA Regional
• UTC won its fourth consecutive SoCon Championship as a team and third in a row individually.
• Agathe Sauzon was SoCon medalist following Jordan Britt (2012) and Emma de Groot (2011) in 2013. She won it in a playoff with Mary Chandler Bryan (CofC) with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
• Sauzon, Britt and Emily McLennan were named All-SoCon, while McLennan tallied league Freshman of the Year honors.
• Head Coach Colette Murray was tabbed SoCon Coach of the Year for the third time.
• The Mocs won twice in 2012-13 adding the Lady Paladin Invitational title with their SoCon crown.
Soccer (J.D. Kyzer, head coach) - 3-13-1, 1-10-0 SoCon/12th
• Four individuals ranked among the league leaders in nine categories.
• Lauren Thomas led the SoCon in overall saves (112) and saves per game (7.47).
• Freshman Hannah Wyatt ranked fifth in the league for assists and ninth in school history with five on the year.
• Becca Smith finished her career ranked second at UTC in three categories, including points (84), goals (35) and shots (238).
• Smith earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District team.
• The Lady Mocs earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
Softball (Frank Reed, head coach) - 26-28, 10-11 SoCon/6th
• Senior Sara Poteat was selected to the Capitol One Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. It was her second time named to the District Three Team, her first coming in 2012, and it is the third season in a row a Lady Moc has been recognized by CoSIDA.
• Senior Sara Poteat and sophomore Sarah Beth Roberts were named Second Team All-SoCon while freshman Sam Taylor recieved a spot on both the Second Team and Freshman Team. Anyssa Robles was named to the Freshman Team.
• Sophomore pitcher Taylor Deason posted a 16-12 record as the aces of the Lady Mocs staff, garnering 15+ wins for a second consecutive season.
• Freshman Sam Taylor laced together a 15-game hitting streak, upping her average to .333 in her first collegiate season.
Men’s Tennis (Carlos Garcia, head coach) - 12-9, 6-4 SoCon/5th
• Mocs posted back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
• UTC scored its first winning season in league play since 2007.
• The Mocs advanced to the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament for the first time since 2007.
• Senior Manuel Barroetavena earned first team All-SoCon honors in singles.
• Seniors Roverto Vieira and Ankit Chopra earned second team All-SoCon honors in doubles play.
Women’s Tennis (Jeff Clark, head coach) - 18-5, 6-4 SoCon/6th
• The Lady Mocs 18 wins are the most for the program since 1991.
• Senior Jenna Nurik became the first four-time All-SoCon honoree, earning first team honors for the third time.
• Freshman Kelsey Coots was a second team All-SoCon selection.
• Coots and Kayla Jones both earned spots on the SoCon All-Freshman team.
• Nurik earned CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District recognition.
• Nurik was named the regional winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
• The Lady Mocs earned the ITA Team Academic Award.
Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field (Bill Gautier, head coach)
Men (6th-In/10th-Out) • Women (8th-In/7th-Out)
• The Lady Mocs DMR team was named SoCon Indoor Track All-Conference.
• Freshman Marquis Carter earned a spot on the SoCon Indoor Track All-Conference team.
• Iman Isang, Kianna Howard, Marquis Carter, Trevor Janssen, Matthew Marshall, Teghan Henderson were all named to SoCon Indoor Track All-Freshman team.
• Nathan Wanuch and Amanda Sumner were both named to the SoCon Outdoor Track All-Conference team.
• Geoff Nelson, Marquis Carter and Lauren Hoard made the SoCon Outdoor Track All-Freshman team.
• Wanuch ranked in NCAA South Region in 3000 meter Steeplechase.
• The men posted the third highest team g.p.a. (3.51) in the nation while the women were 31st (3.41).
Volleyball (Travis Filar, head coach) - 14-18, 8-9 SoCon/3rd North
• Senior Christina Teter was named a Capitol One All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Teter is the first All-American in Mocs volleyball program history.
• Senior Paula Passmore was named SoCon Libero of the Year for the second time in her career. Passmore collected a career-best 757 digs in 2012 and moved into second All-Time in program history with 2389 career digs. Her 6.38 digs per set ranked second in the NCAA at the close of the regular season.
• Freshman Briana Reid was named to the SoCon Freshman Team, amassing 234 kills and averaging 2.34 kills per set during her first season with the Mocs. The freshman recorded six double-doubles on the season.
Wrestling (Heath Eslinger, head coach) - 11-6, 7-0 SoCon/1st • T55th NCAAs
• The Mocs won their 27th Southern Conference title while sweeping both the regular season and tournament crowns.
• UTC sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and tied for 55th overall.
• Head Coach Heath Eslinger was named the SoCon Coach of the Year for the second time in his four-year career.
• Sophomore Nick Soto (125) moved down to 125 and won his second SoCon title.
• Senior Dean Pavlou (141) made his third appearance at the NCAAs, his first at 141 pounds.
• Junior Alex Hudson (149) won the SoCon title at 149.
• Senior Josh Condon (165) was 6-0 in SoCon matches with five pins. He won the SoCon title at 165, the second league crown of his career.
• Senior Niko Brown (197) went 15-0 in dual matches with a team-high nine pins. He won his first SoCon title at 197.
• The Mocs set a new attendance record for home events in 2012-13, averaging 1,261 fans per home event.
SoCon Champions (4)
R-Regular Season • T-Tournament
Postseason/NCAA Participants (6)
Men’s Cross Country
Women’s Cross Country
Wes Dothard - Football - 3rd Team
Faysal Shafaat - Football - 3rd Team
Davis Tull - Football - 1st Team
Capital One Academic All-American (1)
Christina Teter - Volleyball - 3rd Team
SoCon Players of the Year (2)
Paula Passmore - Volleyball (Libero)
Davis Tull - Football (Defensive)
SoCon Tournament MVP (1)
Ashlen Dewart - Women’s Basketball
SoCon Individual Champions (5)
Niko Brown - Wrestling 197
Josh Condon - Wrestling 157
Alex Hudson - Wrestling 149
Agathe Sauzon - Women’s Golf
Nick Soto - Wrestling 125
SoCon Freshmen of the Year (2)
Trevor Janssen - Cross Country
Emily McLennan - Women’s Golf
SoCon Coach of the Year (3)
Heath Eslinger - Wresling
Mark Guhne - Men’s Golf
Wes Moore - Women’s Basketball
SoCon All-Freshman (23)
Capital One Academic All-District (7)
Academic All-SoCon (58)