The resources of a University ...

6,000 students from 36 states and 50 foreign countries

29 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs

200 full-time tenure-track faculty, 85 percent with terminal degrees, including National Endowment for the Humanities scholars and Fulbright professors.

NCAA Division III Athletics, 9 men’s, 10 women’s intercollegiate teams; 22 intramural sports

«» with small-school opportunities.

Approachable faculty (17:1 student/faculty ratio)

Honors program with dedicated faculty at the Bellavance Honors Center. Ten residence complexes including traditional, co-ed, suite and apartment styles.

The security of state support ...

1998-99 tuition, room, board and fees: $9,392 per year for Maryland resi- dents; $13,602 per year out-of-state.

A library with over 800,000 volumes, periodicals, microforms and databases including word processing and computer labs. Access to collections throughout the country.

.. with the benefits of private funding. Altogether, SSU awards nearly $1 million in academic scholarships each year.

More than $24 million in private endowments supports some of those scholar-

ships and provides for some of the finest educational programs.

In an ideal-and idyllic—location: Salisbury, MD, is 30 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean City, MD, and 20 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay; 2 hours from Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, DE. The campus is 2 1/2 hours from Norfolk, VA, and Philadelphia, PA, and 4 1/2 hours from New York.

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SSU’s campus is in an attractive, residential neighborhood of stately homes on sculpted lawns, less than one- half mile from the banks of the Wicomico River. The campus includes 34 buildings on 125 landscaped acres. Students walk from one end of campus to the other in about 5 minutes.

Jill Stephenson joined the Sea Gull staff in 1995 as the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming programs. With experience as a collegiate swimmer and coach, Stephenson is no stranger to the demands of an intercollegiate swimming program.

During her tenure, the men’s and women’s teams have virtually rewritten the Sea Gull recordbook with 77 new records since 1995, including 27 during the 1998-99 season. In addition, under her tutelage, SSU produced its first all- American swimmer, Chris Bembenek, who earned honorable mention status in two events at the 1998 NCAA Champion- ship Meet. Five other Sea Gull swimmers have also met provisional qualifying times for the national championship during the past two seasons.

Stephenson, a native of Monroe, MI, has an extensive coaching and teaching background. She served as the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and cross country teams for six years at Olivet (MI) College. There she was also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education, the aquatics director and assistant athletic director overseeing the women’s athletics program.

In 1992, Stephenson joined the American Red Cross as its emergency and health services director for the Calhoun County Chapter in Battle Creek, MI. While in that post she remained active in swimming as an adjunct faculty member in aquatics at Kellogg Community College and also coached at several camps and clinics throughout the Midwest.

Stephenson earned her Bachelor of Science in physical education in 1983 from Northern Michigan University, where she was a four-year swimming letterwinner, and received her master’s in sports management from Southern Illinois University in 1986. In addition to working as an assistant coach at her alma mater for one season, Stephenson served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois for two years prior to joining the staff at Olivet College.

In addition to her duties as the Salisbury State men’s and women’s coach,

Stephenson also works as SSU’s aquatics director, overseeing teaching and com- munity programs, and serves as an instructor in the Physical Education Department.

Bryan Gomes Assistant Coach

A former member of the SSU men’s team, Gomes marked his fifth year as an assistant coach in 1999. A native of Severna Park, MD, Gomes was MVP of the team as a junior and captain of the squad as a senior. He received his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Salisbury State in 1993, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in post-secondary education. In addition to his coaching duties, Gomes is a staff member in SSU’s Office of Student Activities. He has also coached the Olde Severna Park River League for seven years and served as a member of the Assateague State Park Beach Patrol.

Men’s Results Women’s Results (4-4 overall, 3-3 CAC) (5-5 overall, 4-3 CAC) 3rd of 5 teams 3rd of 6 teams

Date Opponent/Event

Oct. 24 Sea Gull Relays

Oct. 31 Mary Washington * L 104-86 L 114-86 Nov. 10 Rowan L 118-59 L 119-84 Nov. 14 Gallaudet * - W 76-19 Nov. 14 Marymount * W 108-85 W 52-41 Nov. 18 Washington (MD) L 127-91 L 121-84 Nov. 21 York * W 116-81 W 118-75 Dec. 4-5 Kutztown Invitational 3rd of 4 teams 4th of 5 teams Jan. 16 Goucher * W 82-37 W 114-73 Jan. 23 Notre Dame (MD) - W 100-88 Jan. 25 Catholic * L 120-64 L 114-74 Jan. 30 St. Mary’s * L 107-89 L 125-77 Feb. 12-14. CAC Championship 4th place 4th place Home meets in Bold * Capital Athletic Conference meet

Note: meets against Gallaudet and Notre Dame were women only

The 1998-99 season marked Salisbury State’s fifth year as a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. As a conference member, the Sea Gulls meet each of the other CAC teams in dual meet competition during the regular season. The conference members conclude the year with the CAC Championship Meet, normally scheduled in mid-February. The SSU teams have registered their best showings ever during the last two championships, with both the men and women finishing fourth in the final team standings in 1998 and 1999. The other members of the conference are Catholic, Gallaudet, Goucher, Marymount, Mary Washing- ton, St. Mary’s and York,

Sea Gull Men, Women Both Finish Fourth

The Salisbury State men’s and women’s swim teams combined for 17 team records during the season-ending Capital Athletic Championship Meet in Fredericksburg, VA. For the second straight year, both Sea Gull squads finished fourth in the overall standings.

“We had the best CAC meet we've ever had,” said Head Coach jill Stephenson. “Every- body dropped their times from earlier in the season.”

Sophomore Alison Calcaterra led the women’s team with three NCAA provisional qualifying times and three individual school records. Calcaterra finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.89 seconds), second in the 100 free (53.90 secs) and third in the 200 free (1:57.15). Sophomore Rebecca Mitchell also posted an NCAA “B” time in the 200 freestyle (1:56.55) while placing second in the event. Mitchell added a third place finish in the 500 freestyle with a school-record time of 5:19.68, and placed fourth in the 100 free.

In addition to her conference championship in the 50 freestyle, Calcaterra earned indi- vidual all-conference honors in the 100 free. Mitchell claimed all-conference honors in the 200 free. Together, the sophomore standouts lay claim to seven individual school records in their two varsity seasons.

Freshman Julie Wood added a pair of school records for the women with fourth place finishes in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes. Mitchell, Calcaterra, Wood and Teresa Piekarski also combined on four SSU relay records. The team just missed the NCAA qualifying mark in the 200 free relay, but capped the meet by winning the 400 free relay in a time of 3:42.46. The squad claimed all-CAC honors in both the 200 and 400 free relays.

“The relays were big points for us,” said Stephenson. “They provide double points, so placing high as we did really helped our team scoring.”

Freshman Brendan Roddy led the men’s team with one first, two seconds and three records, Roddy was conference champion in the 1650 freestyle with a team record time of 16:54.65. He also established new SSU marks in both the 500 freestyle (4:51.48) and 400 IM (4:22.47) while placing second in both events and earning all-CAC status. For the season, Roddy capped a standout first year with five individual SSU records and two additional relay records.

Scott DeJesus was third in the 100 backstroke and Mike Nusbaum had a third place finish in the 1650 freestyle. DeJesus added a school record in the 50 freestyle, while senior Jeff Waltz bettered his own SSU record in the 100 freestyle (50.68 secs).

“Brendan had significant time drops in all three of his events,” said Stephenson. “We actually thought he might pull out a second win in addition to the 1650, but he had a great meet. DeJesus and Nusbaum were great surprises for us. All the guys did nice jobs and pitched in to claim fourth place.”

Final Team Scoring Totals Men Women Catholic 450 pts Mary Washington 540 pts Mary Washington 432 Catholic 410 St. Mary’s 319 St. Mary’s 383 Salisbury State 242 Salisbury State 261 Marymount 214 Marymount 175 York 211 Goucher 101 Goucher 36 York 83

Gallaudet 50


Alison Calcaterra Sharon Closterman Ali Dispenzieri Christina Gargan Jen Herzig

Jessie Hobson Jaci Hoffmann Sandy Kramer Lori Lucas

Erica Malotky Rebecca Mitchell Teresa Piekarski Kelly Spindel Julie Wood Suzanne Yurcho


Scott DeJesus Steve Gilligan David Haight Dan Hutton Dan Kim

Mike Morris Mike Nusbaum Courtney Robertson Brendan Roddy Brian Saulsbury Aaron Talasnik Jeff Waltz

Head Coach Jill Stephenson (4th year) Men’s Captains Mike Nusbaum, Jeff Waltz Manager Mary Ann Buffum

Events Freestyle Freestyle Freestyle Backstroke Breaststroke Backstroke Freestyle Butterfly Butterfly


Freestyle Breaststroke Freestyle/Fly Backstroke Backstroke

Events Freestyle Freestyle/IM Freestyle Breaststroke/IM Freestyle/Fly Breaststroke/IM Freestyle/Fly Breaststroke Freestyle


Freestyle Freestyle

Assistant Coach Bryan Gomes

Hometown Severna Park, MD Bridgewater, NJ Huntington, NY Frederick, MD Severna Park, MD Herndon, VA Rumson, Nj Gaithersburg, MD Ft. Washington, MD Ft. Washington, MD Allen, MD

Mt. Airy, MD Rockville, MD Danville, PA Medford, NJ

Hometown Aberdeen, MD Bryans Road, MD Bethesda, MD Tacoma Park, MD Columbia, MD Silver Spring, MD Middletown, NJ Silver Spring, MD Rockville, MD Salisbury, MD Millville, NJ Walkersville, MD

High School Severna Park Bridgewater Raritan St. Anthony’s Thomas Johnson Severna Park Oakton

Rumson Fair Haven Watkins Mills Bishop Ireton Oxon Hill

James M. Bennett Glenelg




High School Aberdeen


Walter Johnson Montgomery Blair Oakland Mills Einstein Middletown South Good Counsel Rockville

James M. Bennett Millville Walkersville

Women’s Captains Jen Herzig, Rebecca Mitchell

(updated through ’98-99 season)

(updated through 98-99 season)

Event Time Year Name Event Time Year Name 50 yd Free 22.8 1999 Scott DeJesus 50 yd Free 24.89 1999 Alison Calcaterra 50 m Free 26.24 1996 Scott Wray 50 m Free 27.97 1999 Alison Calcaterra 100 yd Free 50.40 1999 Jeff Waltz 100 yd Free 53.90 1999 Alison Calcaterra 100 m Free 57.70 1992 Bryan Snyder 100 m Free 59.94 1998 Alison Calcaterra 200 yd Free 1:52.23 1996 Jeff Waltz ig 200 yd Free 1:56.55 1999 Rebecca Mitchell 200 m Free 2:08.99 1995 Jeff Waltz 200 m Free 2:17.32 1994 Noreen Zuiderhof 500 yd Free 4:51.48 1999 Brendan Roddy 500 yd Free 5:19.68 1999 Rebecca Mitchell 400 m Free 4:50.09 1995 Scott Wray \ 400 m Free 5:04.76 1990 Lisa Kidd 1000 yd Free 10:33.91 1999 Brendan Roddy 1000 yd Free 12:02.65 1999 Jessica Hobson 800 m Free 10:26.4 1980 Emmet Tydings 800 m Free 10:33.80 1992 Lisa Kidd 1650 yd Free 16:54.65 1999 Brendan Roddy 1650 yd Free 19:59.67 1997 Ali Dispenzieri 100 yd Back 52.67 1998 Chris Bembenek 100 yd Back 1:02.57 1999 Julie Wood 100 m Back 1:00.30 1998 Chris Bembenek 100 m Back 1:13.24 1992 Eileen Messenger 200 yd Back 1998 Chris Bembenek 200 yd Back 2:16.33 1999 Julie Wood 200 m Back 1998 Chris Bembenek 200 m Back 2:40.77 1994 Eileen Messenger 100 yd Breast 1995 Matt Raschka 100 yd Breast 1:11.59 1998 Teresa Piekarski 100 m Breast 1995 Matt Raschka 100 m Breast 1:21.24 1995 Jen Herzig 200 yd Breast 1996 Seri Bryant 200 yd Breast 2:37.44 1997 Jen Herzii 137. 1B 200 m Breast 1995 Matt Raschka 200 m Breast 3:08.66 1994 Amy Van Driessche 100 yd Fly 1997 Chris Bembenek 100 yd Fly 1:02.67 1999 Rebecca Mitchell 100 m Fly 1991 Gary Weininger 100 m Fly 1:12.70 1994 Noreen Zuiderhof 200 yd Fly 1998 Chris Bembenek 200 yd Fly 2:21.29 1994 Noreen Zuiderhof 200 m Fly 1980 Lary Russell 200 m Fly 2:41.58 1994 Noreen Zuiderhof 200 yd IM 1999 Brendan Roddy 200 yd IM 2:19,37 1997 Teresa Piekarski 200 m IM 1980 Steve Summers 200 m IM 2:34.97 1997 Teresa Piekarski 400 yd IM 1999 Brendan Roddy 400 yd IM 5:12.80 1998 Te Piekarski 400 m IM 1998 Dan Hutton 400 aM iar 200 yd Medley Relay 1999 Scott DeJesus, Brian Saulsbury, Brendan Roddy, Steve Gilligan 200 yd Medley Relay 1:55.18 1999 Julie Late ee Teresa i, Alison Calcaterra 200 m Medley Relay 2:00.63 1994 James O'Brien, Keith Cook, re q Matt Raschka, Scott Wray 200 m Medley Relay 2:15.78 1996 Susan Lato Jen nee Nikki i ), Ali Di i 400 yd Medley Relay 3:50.22 1998 Chris Bembenek, Dan Hutton, esomainaen Ase Mike Nusbaum, Jeff Waltz 400 yd Medley Relay 4:11.70 1999 ore Tiss eee itchell, Ali te 400 m Medley Relay 4:42.17 1995 Brian Grover, Matt Raschka, ae ee Brian Mazzella, Mike Mazzella - 400 m Medley Relay 5:03.75 1995 aren Lafond, Jen Herzig, fe Nikki Cunnit , Becky ent 200 yd Free Relay 1:31.42 1998 Mike Nusbaum, Scott DeJesus, a One : Jeff Waltz, Chris Bembenek 200 yd Free Relay 1:41.72 1999 Julie Wood, Teresa Hera 200 m Free Relay 1:47.84 1994 Scott Wray, Bryan Snyder, - Rebecca Mitchell, Alison Calcaterra Shawn Fowler, Derek Couperthwaite 200 m Free Relay 2:01.02 1995 Noreen Zuiderhof, Nikki Cunningham, Kim Pusey, Kelly Flynn 400 yd Free Relay 3:22.85 1998 Scott DeJesus, Mike Nusbaum, Jeff Waltz, Chris Bembenek 400 yd Free Relay 3:42.46 1999 - Wood, As seat Mi l, te 400 m Free Relay 4:32.67 1995 Brian Grover, Mike Mazzella, pare ee nee k Mike Metcalfe, Jeff Freimanis 400 m Free Relay 4:31.77 1994 Eileen Messenger, Kelly EO, 800 yd Free Relay 7:45.51 1999 Scott DeJesus, Jeff Waltz, Shannon Jones, Noreen Zuiderhof

Mike Nusbaum, Brendan Roddy 800 yd Free Relay 8:26.55 1998 Teresa Piekarski, Ali Dispenzieri, Alison Calcaterra, Rebecca Mitchell

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