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Bailey's a Bulldog

You Should Be, Too!

Donna Bailey at her home.Donna Bailey is not one to sit too long on the sidelines. A retired marketing and sales professional, she’s worked in event management, as an advertising and communications manager and finally sales support director for computer software. She still works as a consultant for The Cliffs, defining marketing and communication strategy for real estate sales, and she’s a Bulldog through and through, having served on the Bulldog Athletics Association Board and now on the UNC Asheville Foundation Board.

“Once I became involved, I realized there are so many ways to engage with the Bulldogs,” Bailey said. “The university is very open to new ideas and is eager to improve the educational experience.”

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Men’s tennis junior Henry Patten concluded his fall season with two big championships, winning the USTA/ITA Carolina ITA Regional and tying for the title at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships. He finished last spring’s regular season with a perfect 19-0 at No. 1 singles en route to earning Big South Men’s Tennis Player of the Year honors.
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UNC Asheville Men's Basketball began the 2017-18 season as the top team, picked No. 1 in the Big South and as a mid-major top-25 selection by CollegeInsider.com. ESPN's Jeff Goodman also predicted that UNC Asheville's Nick McDevitt will be the National Coach of the Year, and UNC Asheville sophomore guard MaCio Teague has been ranked among the top 25 sophomores in all of men's college basketball by ESPN.
Those new ideas have included connections with a sustainable farm in the area and the launch of the women’s golf team. She also helped start the “Leaders for Leaders” program. Student-athletes are matched with mentors who have expertise in areas that allow them to provide insights and guidance in their particular educational or desired professional area.

“We started out with 10 people and this year we have over 90. That growth was accomplished in just three and a half years,” Bailey stated. “Not only are students seeing the benefit, but mentors themselves see the value in being able to share with young people their experiences with education and their careers.”

“I am so thankful that Donna is a bold, loud and proud Bulldog,” Janet R. Cone, director of athletics, stated. “She and her husband, Dave, have become true ‘Champions and Leaders’ for not only athletics, but the entire university.”

UNC Asheville Athletics' graduation success rate is 92%.

2017 Athletics Hall of Fame

UNC Asheville Holds Induction Ceremony

UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone (far left) and Chancellor  Mary K. Grant (far right) celebrated (left-to-right) Micki Logue, Mark Magee and the Snyders, who were represented by their children Dawn Funderburk, Debbie Sexton and Dennis Snyder, at the 2017 UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The 2017 Hall of the Fame class, announced during Homecoming & Family Weekend, is comprised of track and field legend Micki Logue (2000-04), men’s soccer great Mark Magee (1985-88), and longtime supporters Ben and Shirley Snyder (1977-2017).

BAA Scholarship Golf Classic Reaches New Heights in 2017 
The 2017 Bulldog Athletic Association (BAA) Scholarship Golf Classic was held on Monday, Aug. 28 and Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Asheville Country Club.
The annual event sponsored by Adidas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort raises valuable scholarship money for the UNC Asheville Athletics Annual Scholarship Fund.
The 2017 edition raised a record-breaking over $120,000. Over the last five years, the BAA Scholarship Golf Classic has raised over $500,000.
Senior baseball student-athlete Jesse Juday knows he is in a great position because of the efforts of so many to make scholarships at UNC Asheville a reality.
“We truly appreciate the support for student-athlete scholarships,” Juday said. “Your support means a lot to our Pursuit of Greatness.”

Logue was a tremendous distance runner for the Bulldogs, winning the Big South Indoor Championship in the mile in 2004. She also claimed three Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, taking home the honor in 2002 (Indoor Track and Field), 2003 (Cross Country), and 2004 (Outdoor Track and Field). Logue was named to the 2003-04 CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field third-team.

Magee played multiple positions during his time at UNC Asheville, ending his career as the all-time assists leader for the men’s soccer program. He is second all-time in program history in points overall with 112 as he also finished his stellar playing career third in program history in goals with 35. A two-time Big South All-Conference selection in 1986 and 1988, Magee collected a program-best 16 assists in the 1987 season.

The Snyders, who were inducted posthumously, were faithful boosters to the UNC Asheville Bulldog Athletic Scholarship Fund for nearly 40 years. The Snyders were cherished volunteers who gave their time at basketball games and helped with numerous special events for student-athletes. They were the loud and proud team parents when the UNC Asheville women’s basketball team won the NAIA National Championship in 1984.