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<br /> <br /> <br /> SPRING 2011<br /> 52<br /> On the cover<br /> Paige Ladenburger’s on-field<br /> aggressiveness is a stark contrast<br /> to her caring nature off the field.<br /> See page 34. <br /> UP FRONT<br /> [Tip-Off ]<br /> 2 1,000 Words<br /> 5 Letter from the President<br /> 6 Opinion and Editorial<br /> 9 Membership Perspective<br /> [NCAA News]<br /> 11 Top Story<br /> 12 Future of NCAA Convention<br /> 15 News Briefs<br /> 21 Donors Choose<br /> [Side Lines]<br /> 23 New Media<br /> 24 Media Review<br /> 25 Puzzles<br /> 44<br /> FEATURES<br /> 36 Taking Flight<br /> Acrobatic teams look to get sport off the ground.<br /> 44 Motivational Speakers<br /> NCAA coaches show there’s more than one way to<br /> “win one for the Gipper.”<br /> 52 Northern Exposure<br /> Minnesota Duluth lands a big one for athletics.<br /> 36<br /> Contents<br /> [Faces of the NCAA]<br /> 26 <a title="Spring 2011 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=1"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=2"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=3"> SPRING 2011 52 On the cover Paige Ladenburger’s o</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=4"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=5"> 1,000 WORDS Texas A&M players sway to th</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=6"> As the exclusive wireless partner of the NCAA, AT</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=7"> Tip-Off Our mission is to illustrate how goo</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=8"> 6 CHAMPION SPRING 2011 Tip-Off </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=9"> POINT OF VIEW “Now THAT I c</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=10"> Tip-Off VOICE FROM SAAC Speaking with one vo</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=11"> MEMBERSHIP PERSPECTIVE Athletics is integral to </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=12"> Don't get all crazy and stuff thinking that becau</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=13"> NCAANews Dayton opens door to First Four By Greg </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=14"> NCAANews Convention still strong after all these</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=15"> NCAANews top, cl</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=16"> DEVEL OP LIF E-LONG SKILLS . DISCOVER HIDDEN STR</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=17"> Briefs NCAANews KU could be rules’ r</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=18"> NCAANews Briefs A child wins contest, he</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=19"> NCAANews Pretty in pink Presidents Jane </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=20"> NCAANews Briefs The horns o’ plenty The uni</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=21"> NCAANews ReseaRch Diversity gaining ground </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=22"> This ball was just donated. </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=23"> NCAANews NCAA’s choice lets donors choose Don</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=24"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=25"> SideLines Media Blackout Little East thin</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=26"> SideLines Media Review Compiled by marta lawren</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=27"> SideLines Puzzlers CompilEd by gary K. Johnson </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=28"> Faces of NCAA the </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=29"> In her role as chair of the Division III Manageme</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=30"> Faces of the NCAA Goucher </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=31"> Jail time proves to be a rewarding experience </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=32"> Faces of the NCAA Rooting for the underdogs By M</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=33"> Faces of the NCAA Dave Schnase bio POSITI</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=34"> Faces of the NCAA ALL-</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=35"> Silver’s reflection shines Swalk-on lacrosse athle</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=36"> On the Cover </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=37"> Paige’s pitch for life By Gary Brown ’Y </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=38"> aking l T ig t for sporT ThA T leA ves </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=39"> SPRING 2011 CHAMPION 37 story by michelle b</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=40"> t he sandbag re</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=41"> Competitions, whether in acrobatics and tu</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=42"> cheer derivatives of Both acrobatics and tum</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=43"> “My sport is cheerleading. I am a cheerlea</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=44"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=45"> don’t take anything away from these athletes who </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=46"> 44 poetaikvea Story by GreG JohnSon An art form </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=47"> rtional s Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne, in a 19</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=48"> ‘Now, while you guys are out there w</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=49"> the ol’ bAit And hook </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=50"> FroM WorMS to butterFlieS Minnesota Duluth </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=51"> Miller told her play</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=52"> SucceSS on their MindS </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=53"> ‘That was the right thing </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=54"> 52CHAMPION SPRING 2011</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=55"> {Minnesota Duluth reels in its community to </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=56"> [Pike Lake} 194 53 R O I R E P U S </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=57"> More than 1,400 ice anglers arrive to compete in </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=58"> “We had some experience with fishing, </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=59"> Left, clockwise: Members of the football team res</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=60"> Wiles, a setting succe at F Sta wi sit on fish whe</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=61"> “We spend a lot of time educating fishermen </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=62"> 60 Left, clockwise: Members of the Minnesota Dul</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=63"> Drake, nicknamed the Bulldogs and home of t</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=64"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=65"> NCAAInsider Division I distributions may come wit</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=66"> GRANTS-IN-AID 13% evenue distribution</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=67"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I FLAG enhancements match s</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=68"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=69"> NCAAInsider DIVISION I Daniels, a football stud</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=70"> UNILEVER MEN'S PORTFOLIO OF PRODUCTS IS AN OFFICI</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=71"> NCAAInsider DIVISION II </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=72"> NCAAInsider DIVISION II new Orleans move is a win</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=73"> NCAAInsider DIVISION II Picture beats a thousand </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=74"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III DIII seeks proper ben</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=75"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III DIII SAAC prepares for s</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=76"> NCAAInsider DIVISION III new voice to be heard By</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=77"> Calendar NCAAInsider </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=78"> 76CHAMPION SPRING 2011</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=79"> Championships January-april 5, 2011 </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=80"> Championships Division i/national Collegiate D</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=81"> Championships Division i/national Collegiate </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=82"> Championships Division i/national Collegiate </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=83"> DI WRestlIng Penn State won its first wrest</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=84"> Championships Division i/national Collegiate DI</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=85"> DI WoMen’s InDooR tRaCk anD fIelD </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=86"> Championships Division ii </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=87"> DII Men’s anD WoMen’s sWIMMIng anD DIvIng m</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=88"> Championships Division ii DII WRestlIng TeAm r</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=89"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=90"> Championships Division iii </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=91"> Championships Division iii DIII WoMen’s BasketB</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=92"> Championships Division iii DIII WoMen’s ICe </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=93"> Championships Division iii DIII Men’s ICe Ho</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=94"> Championships Division iii DIII Men’s InDooR </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=95"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=96"> 2011 springChampionships BASEBALL DIVISION I 6</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=97"> in gold River, Calif. hOSt: washington State Univ</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=98"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 99" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=99"> TheNCAARecord Their service ruled the day By Gary</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 100" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=100"> TheNCAARecord ads continued from page 97 years</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 101" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=101"> TheNCAARecord director of athletics at Louisia</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 102" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=102"> TheNCAARecord ashland he</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 103" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=103"> TheNCAARecord Grambling’s ‘favorite son’ returns </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 104" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=104"> TheNCAARecord coaches continued from page 101 </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 105" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=105"> was previously on the staff at Georgia South- ern</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 106" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=106"> TheNCAARecord coaches continued from page 103 </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 107" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=107"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES interim head coach for</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 108" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=108"> TheNCAARecord coaches continued from page 105 </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 109" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=109"> longtime staffer exits from behind the curtain W </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 110" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=110"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES In memorIam: DavID Ku</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 111" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=111"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES In memorIam: Scott Lang</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 112" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=112"> TheNCAARecord OBITUARIES In memorIam: WILSon HoL</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 113" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=113"> deaThs Hamilton lacrosse student-athlete Al</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 114" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=114"> LookingBack 1986 Texas women were perfe</a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 115" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=115"> </a> <a title="Spring 2011 page 116" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48e228e7?page=116"> </a>