1997 DU MEN'S TENNIS TEAM
(left to right) front row: Head Coach Rob Oertel, Sigurd Zebaurers, Brian Post, Ken Curley, Kenton
Payne, David Von Stroh, assistant coach Devin Shaffer. Back row: Erich Koch, Orkun algar, Ryan
Lutz, and Ozhun Olgar.
The purpose of the new elevated tennis courts and pavilion (pictured above) is to provide the DU tennis
teams, as well as the university community and neighborhoods with a complete facility for learning, competing,
and enjoying outdoor tennis.
The Tennis Pavilion is meant to encourage interest in health and exercise. The lighted facility will
feature a grandstand court which will provide seating for approximately 400 spectators. In addition, there will
be team locker rooms for both the men's and women's varsity squads, a team lounge, and coaches offices. In
pursuit of servicing the university community and neighborhoods, there will be men's and women's public
locker rooms, a teaching pro's office, a club lounge, as well as a pro shop and concession area.
Location: Denver, Colorado
Address: 2201 East Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208-0320
Mascot: Denver Boone
Colors: Crimson and Gold
Home Tennis Courts: Gates Tennis Center
Conference: Rocky Mountain Athletic (affiliate member)
National Mfiliation: NCAA I (pending)
Chancellor: Daniel L. Ritchie
Vice Chancellor for Sports and Wellness: Bernie Mullin
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics: Joel Maturi
Assistant Athletics Director for Public Relations: Jeff Howard
Manager of Media Relations: Dave Mellin
Assisstant Manager of Public Relations: Heidi Bishop
Tennis Public Relations Contact: Mike Worley
SID Office Phone: (303) 871-3392
SID FAX: : (303) 871-3890
Head Coach: Rob Oertel (first year)
Head Coach Phone: (303) 871-2512
Assistant Tennis Coach: Devin Shaffer (third year)
Director of Sports Medicine: Jeff Smith
Tennis Athletic Trainer: Barbara Baros
Key Returnees (7):
Orkun Olgar, Sr., Yesilyurt Istanbul, Turkey
Brian Post, Sr., Tulsa, Okla. (Cowley County c.c.)
Ken Curley, So., Englewood, Colo.
Erich Koch, So., Edina, Minn.
Ryan Lutz, So., Wheatridge, Colo.
Ozhun Olgar, So., Yesilyurt Istanbtrl, Turkey
Kenton Payne, So., Laguna Hills, Calif.
Key Losses (3):
B.}. Frohnapfel, Sr., Tulsa, Okla.
Fabian Nelson, Sr., Hammond, La.
Dennis Dozon, So., Norfolk, Neb. (transfer)
David Von Stroh, Fr., Santa Rosa, Calif.
Sigurd Zebaurers, Fr., Golden, Colo. (Nevada-Las Vegas)
Editor, Writer and Designer: Mike Worley, graduate assistant-public
relations/ tennis. Additional Assistance: Dave Mellin, manager of media
relations, Heidi Bishop, asst. managerofmediarelations, andBenteBjomsen,
graduateassistant. PhotographybyBrian LewisandDU Photo Files...Inside
Back Cover Photos by Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau and
TomCherrey. Front Cover Design by Dave Mellin. Linotronic Output by
Lineaux, Inc. ColorSeparationsbyUniversal Graphics. PrintingbyKeyline
The 1996-97 Denver Men's Tennis Media Guide was produced by the University
ofDenver Athletics Department on the Macintosh LC III with Aldus PageMaker
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Universi-ty of Denver Men's Tennis
Future Denver Tennis Facility Inside Cover
Quick Facts 1
1996-97 Roster 2
Tennis Coaching Staff 3
1996-97 Review 4
1997 Preview 4
Pioneer Profiles 5-6
1996 Results 7
Denver Men's Tennis History 7
Denver Men's Tennis Hall of Fame 7
All-Time Men's Tennis Coaching Records 7
Chancellor Daniel L. Ritchie 8
Vice Chancellor for Sports and Wellness Bernie Mullin 8
Director of Athletics Joel Maturi 8
Pioneer Athletics Fund 9-10
Campus Life at the University of Denver 11
Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region 12
1997 Men's Tennis Schedule Back Cover
DU Tennis on 'the In'terne't
Check out the University of Denver's tennis home page
and find out news and information about each of DD's
18 intercollegiate sports programs on the internet at
U_IV.R$ITT o. DEN_E...
"Smart Choices," sponsored by FHP Health Care, is a University of
Denver Division of Athletics, Recreation and Wellness program designed
to promote responsible decision making among DU student-athletes and
membersof theDUcommunitywithregard to alcohol, substanceabuse and
sexual responSibility. Under the direction of Associate Athletics Director
Diane Wendt, this unique peer education programhas benefited from two
NCAA Foundation grants and two years of program funding from the
Colorado Department of Transportation and Safety since its inception in
The "Smart Choices" program offers prevention education seminars
and activities addressing topics ofinterestandconcern among DU studentathletes.
TheSmartChoices Student-Athlete Advisoryboard provides peer
leadership and direction for the program throughout the academic year.
Diana McNab, director of wellness, has been instrumental in the planning
and offering of educational seminars which focus on the topic of wellness
and whole person education. The Colorado Departmentof Transportation
and Safety grant is coordinated by Deanna Blood, head women's lacrosse
In1993-94, as a resultofthecontinuedsuccess ofthe program, DU was
selected as one of 46 pilot NCAA institutions in the country to participate
in the NCAA Life-Skills programs. To find outmoreabout"SmartChoices,"
call (303) 871-3398.
1997 Denver Men's Tennis Media Guide • 1 BI
DENVER MEN'S TENNIS (BY CLASS)
David Von Stroh
DENVER MEN'S TENNIS (APHABETICAL)
David Von Stroh
Turkish native Orkun Olgar concludes his fouryear
career for the crimson and gold this season.
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Yesilyurt Istanbul, Turkey
Yesilyurt Istanbul, Turkey
Laguna Hills, California
Santa Rosa, California
Yesilyurt Istanbul, Turkey
Yesilyurt Istanbul, Turkey
Laguna Hills, California
Santa Rosa, California
Senior Brian Post returns after completing last
season with a 21-6 record at No.6 competition.
Sophomores (5): Curley
Juniors (0): None
Seniors (2): algar, Orkun
Head Coach Rob Oertel
Rob Oertel was named the University
of Denver's head tennis coach
on August 26,1996 after seven
successful seasons leading the
Indiana State University tennis
program. In search of Division I
experience and a proven winner to
help steer DU's move to Division I
tennis, DU found the perfect fit in
"1 am thrilled about the
potential that the DU athletics
program has and am really excited about being a part of an
outstanding academic institution. Certainly the new Daniel L.
Ritchie Center was one of the biggest drawing cards in wanting to
be a part of Pioneer athletics."
In 1990 Oertel led the Sycamore men to a 13-10 overall
mark. Just two seasons earlier ISU had been 3-7. Oertel guided
both the men's and women's programs in 1990 before assuming
the coaching duties solely for the men's program in 1991.
During the 1994-95 campaign, Oertel saw his team climb
to the regular season Missouri Valley Conference co-ehampionship
and gamer a second place finish in the post-season conference
championships. That same year also produced an MVC
Coach-of-the-Year award for Oertel. The Sycamores were 18-9
overall with wins over Purdue, Kansas and Marquette. Additionally,
the team won 12 of its final 13 contests. That team also
received a berth in the NCAA National Team Championships
where they advanced to the final 24 before falling to Arizona
State. As a head coach, Oertel has endured only one losing season
en route to an impressive 95-73 record.
Assistant Coach Devin Shaffer
Devin Shaffer begins his third season as the
men's and women's assistant coach.
A local graduate of Denver East High
School, Shaffer attended the University of
Pennsylvania, and the prestigious Wharton
School of Business, earning a B.A. degree in
Economics. From there, Shaffer entered the
University of Chicago earning a master's
degree in economic thought in 1993. Shaffer
is currentlyenrolled in the DU Law School, on track to graduate
with his degree in May of this year. He will begin work as a law
clerk assisting a federal judge in Illinois in August.
As a player, Shaffer was the No.1 ranked high school player
in the state ofColorado while competing for the Angels. He was
also the top ranked performer in the Intermountain Section. In
addition, Shaffer attained a Top-50 national ranking, peaking at
Shaffer went onto success at the collegiate level playing No.
1 singles for the Quakers and earning a No.7 East Coast Athletic
Conference (ECAC) ranking at one point. Upon completion of
his eligibility, Shaffer joined the ATP Tour for a seven month
stint during which he earned a world ranking before leaving the
tour to pursue his graduate degree.
Shaffer's primary responsibilitieswillinclude assistingwith
daily practices, fund-raising activities and community service
projects. Shaffer resides in Denver and is single.
A native of West Allis, Wis., the 32-year old Oertel
graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1986 with a
degree in business administration. In 1988 he began his coaching
career at St. Mary's Catholic School in Monroe, Mich. as associate
head coach. He next assumed the head coaching reins at his alma
mater, Wisconsin -Stout, for one season before his move to
Indiana State. In 1991 he earned a masters of science degree from
ISU in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration.
As a player, Oertel was one of the most decorated
athletes to ever play for the Blue Devils. Oertel was the school's
first-ever tennis All-American. He was also part of four consecutive
conference championship teams. In addition, he captured
individual conference championships in 1984 (No.3 singles), 1985
(No.1 singles), and 1986 (No.1 doubles). Named the team's team
captain and most valuable player in 1985-'86, Oertel peaked by
earning a national ranking of No. 13 in singles and No.4 in
doubles during his senior campaign. In 1996, Oertel was inducted
into the Wisconsin-Stout Athletics Hall of Fame.
Oertel's extensive coaching experience has been enhanced
in part by his work with players of all ages as a tennis pro
in the Fiji Islands, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Oertel is single and resides in Denver.
DU is committed to NCAA compliance and
the true spirit of student-athletics
Thecompetitiveathletic program atthe UniversityofDenver
is designed to be a vital part of the education process. The
University ofDenveris committed to abidingby, and adhering
to, all NCAA Division I rules and regulations for each of its 18
sports. The administration, athletics staff and coaches have
made it a top priority to follow the legislation set forth by the
NCAA as it pertains to the conduct of DU's intercollegiate
financial aid, eligibility and recruiting.
The University of Denver is extremely proud of its academic
record for student-athletes as evidenced by the high
graduation rate and grade point averages maintained by DU
student-athletes. DU offers a highly competitive educational
environment attracting some of the top high school students
from all 50 states and from more than 70 countries throughout
the world. Despite the fact that DU students come from the
upper academic echelon of high school students, the studentathletes
graduate at a higher rate than the overall student
population and with a grade point average rightat the general
student population average. DU student-athletes averaged a
3.06 GPA from 1991-94 compared to a 3.09 GPA for all DU
students during that same period of time. DU's three-year
persistence rate (an NCAA measure ofprogress toward graduation)
from 1991-94 was a solid 76 percent, compared to 69
percent for the general student population.
Boosters are considered a representative of DU just by
being an alumnus, friend, or fan. InDivision I - according to
NCAA Bylaw 13.01.5.1 - representatives of an institution's
athletics interestsare prohibitedfrom makingin-person,on-oroff-campus
recruiting contacts, or written or telephonic communications
with a prospector the prospect's relatives orlegal
guardians. Questions regarding compliance canbe directed to
DU'sassistant athletic director RonGrahame at (303) 871-3892.
1997 Denver Men's Tennis Media Guide • 3 iIlII
1997 Men's Tennis Preview
For first-year head coach Rob Oertel, the barometer for success in 1997 includes more than just wins and losses. With seven of
nine players returning from last season's first ever NCAA tournament bid and seven of nine either freshmen or sophomores, Oertel
will measure success as constant improvement toward future glory.
"Don't get me wrong, we want to win everytime we compete," explains Oertel. "But, more importantly, we want each player
to become a more well-rounded and versatile tennis player as the year progresses. Whether it is practice or a competiti0n, each athlete
will need to improve each day."
Competing in the midst of a two-year compliance period awaiting Division I status, the Pioneers are looking to build a solid
foundation for the future. In the absence of any conference title to chase or individual awards to attain, Oertel sees the transition as an
opportunity to schedule the best teams immediately. DU's spring action includes matches against formidable Division I opponents
such as Creighton, Colorado, Wichita State, Missouri, and Air Force among others. "We are young and we will be tested," Oertel
acknowledges. "But, we will keep the future in mind rather than the present and strive to improve ourselves each time out."
Seniors Orkun Olgar and Brian Post return after strong 1996 efforts that included helping the Pioneers earn a national ITA
ranking of No. 25. Five sophomores are back including No.1 and No.2 singles performers Erich Koch and Ryan Lutz. Laguna Hills
Calif., native Kenton Payne improved significantly during the off-season and will be an additional asset in singles competition. Ozhun
Olgar and Ken Curley add depth to the Pioneer contingent. David Von Stroh, a freshman from Santa Rosa, Calif., and Sigurd
Zebaurers, a Golden, Colo. native and transfer from Nevada-Las Vegas will bolster a strong singles line-up as they battle to join the
Although the Pioneers lost their No.1 doubles tandem to graduation Koch, Post, Curley, and Orkun Olgar are all experienced
and well-suited for doubles action in 1996.
"The players are still in the adjustment process of getting to know what I expect of them. The athletes are working as hard as
they ever have in their tennis careers. As long as their work ethic and focus continue to stay at a high level, the improvement process
will take care of itself."
1996 Men's Tennis Review
The University of Denver men's tennis team completed a banner year earning a No. 25 Intercollegiate Tennis Association
ranking and advancing to the NCAA tournamenter the first time in school history.
In the NCAA tournament, DU dropped a Midwest Regional decision to Northwest Missouri State in match play on May 3rd at
Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. DU lost singles matches at the No.2, No.4 and No.6 positions giving NMSU a commanding 3-0
lead heading into doubles play. In doubles action, the Pioneer tandem of B.J. Frohnapfel and Fabian Nelson fell 8-6 at No.1 doubles
while the No.3 duo of Brian Post and Orkun Olgar lost 8-6 to end the match and the Pioneer season with an 11-12 overall record.
The Pioneers began the year slowly but won five straight matches between October 20 and February 24 to gain momentum
heading into conference play. No.1 singles, freshman Erich Koch (Edina, Minn.) led the resurgence. He won five matches with no
losses during the stretch. Koch was equally impressive the rest of the season compiling a 13-15 mark.
Hampered by injuries throughout the year, freshman Ryan Lutz (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) managed a 9-7 effort during the season.
During the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament, he shined. Lutz captured the quarter and semifinal matches before
downing Chris Leong of USC 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the No.2 singles championship match.
Senior B.J. Frohnapfel (Tulsa, Okla.) completed a successful campaign with a 14-17 effort at No.3 singles. Frohnapfel reached
the finals of the No.3 RMAC singles championship before falling in three sets; 3-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Junior Orkun Olgar (Yesilyurt Istanbul, Turkey) recorded 15 singles wins and 14 losses playing at the No.4 singles position.
He won two RMAC tournament matches before falling 6-4, 6-1 in the championship.
In addition to the leadership he provided, senor Fabian Nelson (Hammond, La.) tabulated a 14-11 mark. He won seven
straight singles matches to conclude the year including a 6-4, 6-2 championship win over Lance Pickett of USC in the RMAC tournament.
Nelson also claimed the most valuable player award for the Pioneers.
Playing at the No.6 slot for most of the season, junior Brian Post (Tulsa, Okla.) won 21 matches against only six defeats-by
far the best winning percentage on the team. He defeated Jacob Anderson of USC 6-2, 7-5 to win the No.6 RMAC singles title.
In doubles play, Frohnapfel/Nelson completed the year with an 11-12 mark at No.1 doubles. Playing at No.2, Koch/Lutz
battled injuries to record a 7-5 record.
DU narrowly missed an RMAC team championship finishing as the runner-up for the second consecutive season. They fell 4-2
to Southern Colorado in dual-match competition. Three Pioneers were first-team all-RMAC selections: Lutz, Nelson and Post.
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Sophomore • 6'1"
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
(Wheat Ridge High School)
At DU: Managed to capture the RMAC
No.2 singles title en route to a productive season. 1996: Managed
a 9-7 singles effort playing exclusively at No. 2...With doubles
partnerKoch reachedsevenwinsagainstonlyfive losses...Defeated
nationally ranked Valdosta State's Mark Podschedly on March
21. ..High School: Wontwoindividualstate titles...Firstasa sophomore
at NO.2 singles, second as a juniorat No.3 singles...Finished
third as a senior at No. 1 singles...Helped the Farmers remain
amongst the top-three programs in the state...Ranked No.8 in
Intermountain Sectionals at 16's...Was No.9 at 18's...Registered a
national ranking ofNo. 125 as rated by the USTA in 16's. Personal:
Son of David Lutz and Polly Lutz-Lubin...Biology major. ..Has
three siblings; Toby, 14, Lindsay, 17, and Tyler, 12...Dad is a
stockbroker and mother is a psychologist...Aspires to one day
become a doctor...Enjoys strumming a guitar in his free time.
Coach Oertel says: "Ryan has a lot of raw talent that will only
develop and help himcontributeto the programoverthenext three
Sophomore • 6'1"
Laguna Hills, California
(Laguna Hills High School)
AtDU: Madeadjustmentto college tennis
progressively as the season went on and should be a key
componentofthe nucleus this season. Personal: Sonof Harveyand
Suzanne Payne...Father is an attorney...General Business
major...Enjoys snow boarding, snow skiing, trail running and all
other related outdoor activities. Coach Oertel says: "Heis perhaps
the most improved player on the tennis squad. Kenton went about
working hard in the off-season and in the summer to improve his
overall game and it definitely shows in the way he is playing right
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Sophomore • 6'2"
Yesilurt Istanbul, Turkey
(Robert ColI. High School)
At DU: Joined brother Orkun on 1996
roster, and saw limited action in singles and doubles play. High
School: Placed third in the 1994 Turkish Championships in
doubles...Climbed as high as No.7 in Turkish Tennis Federation
rankings in 1995...Has played in the Turkish tennis league's DivisionI
play-offonfive separateoccasions...His teams finished third
twice, fourth and fifth once. Personal: Son of Guven and Kadrime
Olgar...BrotherOrkun, 22...General Business major...Also participated
in volleyball and basketball in high school. ..Enjoys music,
swimmingand skiinginhis free time. Coach Oertelsays: "Ozhun's
biggest asset is his quickness and foot speed on the court. If he
learns to play to his strengths, he could compete for a top-six spot
and have a great year."
David Von Stroh
Freshman • 5'7"
Santa Rosa, California
(Cardinal Newman H.S.)
High School: Played on thevarsity tennis
team during all four years ofhigh school. ..Played No.1 and No.2
during his junior and senior campaigns...His team captured the
conference title four consecutive times...Wasa rankedplayerin the
Northern California Region at 16's...Competed in state semifinals
in doubles play. Personal: Son of Rolland and Catherine Von
Stroh...Has two brothers; Nelson, 26, and Eric 23...General Business
Coach Oertel says: "David is looking to push for a spot in the topsix
this year. I'm confidentthathe will only improve and mature as
the year progresses and as he adjusts to this new level of tennis
Freshman • 5'10"
(Wheat Ridge High School)
High School: Lettered and played No.3
singles while being selected to the all-conference list for the SA
Farmers...Played No.2 as a sophomore...Was the district champion,anall-conferencepickandfinishedsecondinthestate...Ranked
No.1 in the state at 14's...Won the ITA Sectionals in 1994 and was
Nationals and beat the No.2 ranked player in the state of Texas
beforefalling inthesecondroundastheNo.8 seed...Attaineda No.
127 nationalITA rankingatonepoint...Atage 15 attendednational
competition for both hockey and tennis. Personal: Son of Valdis
in his spare time. Coach Oertel says: "Sigurd possesses a strong
serve and can hopefully gain valuable experience this year."
Chancellor RiTchie • AThleTics AdminisTraTors
of the UniversityofDenver,
year the longtimecorporate
executive began a new life on Grand River
Ranch, a large property near Kremmling
that he bought 10 years earlier.
A North Carolina native and son of a
farm implement dealer, Ritchie became enamored
with Colorado during his college
years at Harvard when he spenta summerin
a University of Colorado library studying
economics. He holds both undergraduate
and MBA degrees from Harvard.
Ritchie's involvement with the University
of Denver began in 1983 when he became
a trustee. He served as vice chairman
of the board and chaired the development
committee before becoming chancellor in
Prominent in the Denver civic and cultural
community,Ritchie hasproveda strong
advocate for the University. His persuasion
has been instrumental in major gifts to DU,
both while he was a trustee and since he
According to a recent Chronicle ofHigher
Education study, he is theonlychiefofficerof
In June 1994, Ritchie announced a personal
gift of $15 million to the University, to
be achieved through the sale of some 19,600
acres of his ranch located in the Colorado
River Basin. The gift set a philanthropy
region by outdistancing any previous
gift to education.
In his 14 years of involvement with the
University of Denver, the oldest independent
university in the Rocky Mountain region,
the school of some 8,500 students has
Since aSSuming the University's helm,
Ritchie has become increasingly active in
areas ofeducation policy, education financing,
and the future of higher education. He
participates in a variety of national and international
organizations including the
American Association of University Presi-
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dents, the National Association of independent
Colleges and Universities, and the international
Association of University Presidents.
Hoyne Buell Foundation in Denver, and as
chairman of the Central City Opera, one of
Ritchie is also president of the IndependentHigherEducationofColoradoFund.
the first Vice
Wellness in DU
history in August,
for all of DU's
including the move to Division I and
the building of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center.
He also oversees the department of recreation
with its unique "entrepreneurial" approach,wherethePioneersnowoperateseveral
youth/adult sport businesses designed
to offer the community the best programs
availablewhilefully utiIizing DU'soutstanding
new facilities andgenerating revenuesto
help offset the costs of athletics.
Mullin joined DU with a wide-range of
the Denver Grizzlies professional hockey
club and served as president and chiefoperating
officer of the team until it moved to
Utah in 1995.
Mullin is credited for building the Grizzlies
franchise into the most successful expansion
franchise in the 50-year history of
the International Hockey League.
Among Mullin's many professional
credits in sports are employment with the
ColoradoRockies andthePittsburgh Pirates.
As the Rockies' senior vice president for
business operations from 1991-93, he built
theclub'sticket sales to all-timeMajorLeague
Baseball record levels, and he constructed
merchandiseoperationsinto the highestselling
In the same role with the Pirates between
1986 and 1991, Mullin was instrumental in
increasing the team's attendance from
700,000 to more than 2 million. He also
lossfor the Piratesintoa $3 million operating
profit in three seasons.
From the University of Kansas, Mullin
holds an M.B.A. specializing in organizational
a PhD. in business.
Mullin resides in Littleton, Colo., and
has three children: Julie (21), Lara (18) and
In June a
new face arrived
to lead the athletics
into a new
phase as an
DU as director of athletics and is faced with
the challenge ofleading DUto the next level.
The 51-year-old Maturi comes to DU from
the University of Wisconsin where he had
been an athletics administrator since 1987.
Among his many duties at DU, Maturi
will be primarily responsible for working
with the coaches of DU's 18 intercollegiate
sports, and the more than 250 student-athletes.
compliance and will actively participate in
Maturi has a wealth of experience in
sports administration and a well-rounded
background in athletics as an athlete, coach
and administrator. The native of Chisholm,
Minn., had been at Wisconsin where, as the
associate athletic director since 1992, his
duties included supervising the day-to-day
operations for football, ice hockey, wrestling,
softball, men's and women's indoor
and outdoortrack, men'sandwomen'scross
country, and men's and women's crew. He
also directed the Office of Academic Affairs
and chaired the athletic department's Support
Program, a wellness program for UW's
Additionally, Maturi was responsible
for NCAAcompliancerulesand regulations,
and assisted in promoting and raising the
necessary funds to support UW's 22 sports
A member of the University of Notre
Dame football team during his undergraduate
years, Maturi graduated from Notre
Dame in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in
government. Maturi earned a master's degree
in arts and teaching from Wisconsin in
1972. He and his wife Lois have three children:
Mark (20), Katie (18) and Anne (16).
CClmpus Life CIt" The UniversiTy of Denver
A college degree, an open door, a promising
future. DU studentsentertheir yearsof
study with high expectations.
At its best, college will transform a
student's life. Not with a graduation robe or
a scrolled paper, but through experiences,
when education is
interactive rather than
one way, when learning
occurs through relationships,
What draws students·
to this kind of
programs of study. A
dynamic social life. Vibrant
These are the influences
cited mostfrequently by
students choosing the
University of Denver.
They represent a singular
combination of attributes
qualifies the University
of Denver to influence
and shape the lives of
DU students come
. - Life After
The University of Denver Career
Center offers numerous services to
current students and alumni. The
activities of DU's 1994
9% not seeking
here for the small classes, the relationships
they develop with faculty, and because it's
locatedonsomeprimereal estate. TheRocky
Mountainsprovide a breathtakingbackdrop
to the DU campus, and the city of Denver is
right in DU's backyard, offering not only
concerts, museums, sporting events, and
great restaurants, but plenty of hands-on
internships and job opportunities as well.
With13undergraduatedegrees in more
than 100 areas of specialization, students
here. DU's advising
0.21% seeking employment
from their interest
classes. The faculty
and staff feel
strongly that DU
be plugged in to
the campus community,
that means connecting
or the Denvet
DU attracts students
from all 50
states along with
dents from 71 countries. A guaranteethat at
the University of Denver each student will
gain a global perspective - a necessity in
almost every field, from business to natural
and social sciences, to the arts.
University of Denver
StudentlFaculty Ratio - DU boasts
a 13 to 1 (undergraduate) studentfaculty
ratio, among the lowest in
system (fall, winter, spring, SummerSession,andInterterm-
weeks in December). Each quarter is
10 weeks long with a five-week holiday
break between fall and winter
grants, work-study funds,
and loans are awarded to undergraduate
students annually; 52 % of
award is approximately $14,091.
Religious Organizations - Protestant,
Catholic, Jewish, and nondenominational
Residence Halls - Three on-campus
residence halls, coed and singIesex
floors, theme halls include honors,business,substance-free,biology,
and new suites for upper-division
Internships - More than 1,000 students
are involved ininternships, coop
education, and work programs
each year, providing career-related
Center lists more than 2,000 internships
Study Abroad - DU sponsors 20
programs to more than 45 countries.
Students have access to more than
100 additional study-abroad programsthroughagreementswithother
universities nationwide. Students
have lived and studied in places including
Austria, China, Denmark,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia,
Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and
Honor Societies - DU has 26 honor
societies, including Phi Beta Kappa,
Mortar Board, OmicronDelta Kappa,
and Alpha Lambda Delta.
1997 Denver Men's Tennis Media Guide • 11 iI1l1
drive westof campus- and just a glance
away from students who stroll to classes
at DD. And when it's time to take a break
from classwork, studentsfind that"droppingeverything"
still leaves plentyto do.
Infact, beingsurroundedbya hostoffastpaced,
fun-packed, night-and-day activities
keeps everyone busy.
DU students often find themselves
dropping their guard, just because of the
friendly smiles of their Western neighbors.
Denverenjoys 300 daysof sunshine
each year, guaranteed to bring out the
optimist -and the outdoor spirit - in
The Rocky Mountains are popular
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Denver and The Rocky MounTain Region
for all kinds ofsports and activities, from
alpine and nordic skiing, to mountain
biking and hiking. Ten internationally
known ski areas are within a two-hour
drive of the DU campus. Metropolitan
Denver has more sporting goods stores
per capita than any city in the world,
which speaks volumes about the people
who live, work, and study here.
Fans enjoy professional sports competitionwith
- the Colorado Avalanche - the
the most-watched team in Major League
Baseball each of the last three years, the
Sports are popular on campus, too.
In fact, more than 65 percent of
DU students participate in athletic
activities of some kind. DU
has intercollegiate teams in 18
sports, including the recently revitalized
varsity skiing program
thatfinished second in 1996 at the
NCAA National Skiing Championships.
Just as popular are club and
intramural sports, which provide
the challenge and fun ofcompetition
and recreation. Forexample,
the Alpine Club sponsors such
activities as alpineskiing, whitewater
rafting, hiking, and fly fishing.
Todd Thesing, president of
the Alpine Club, says, "It's oneof
the most popular clubs on campus
because it takes full advantage
of DU's Colorado location."
Forskiers, Denveris theperfect
location. The nearby Rocky Mountains
offer some of the best skiing in
the world and great snow conditions.
The mountain ski resort of
Winter Park, slightly more than an
hour drive from DU, receives an
annual average of 360 inches of
snow. At the same time, Denver's
winters are often mild compared
with the Eastern and Midwestern
United States. It's not uncommon
for winter daytime temperatures in
thecity to reach the 50s, and Denver
receives about 60-inches of snow
each year. As Denver residents will
tell you, with the area's dry climate
and frequent sunshine, even the aftermath
of a blizzard quickly melts
downon thePlains,while themountains
still have snow.
Additionally, the city ofDenver provides
a host of cultural and social opportunities.
Whether it's a day at the art
galleryora nighton the town, Denverhas
much to offer. More than half of the
students who come to DU from outside
Colorado stay to live and work in Denver
following graduation. They simply love
it too much to leave.
1997 MEN'S TENNIS SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Time
23 (Sun) vs. Creighton @Colo. Springs 9 a.m.
1 (Sat) vs. Montana State @Colo. Springs 6 p.m.
2 (Sun) @Colorado 6p.m.
6 (Thu) @Colorado School of Mines 3p.m.
8 (Sat) GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS 4 p.m.
12 (Wed) @Southern Colorado 2:30p.m.
2 (Wed) METRO STATE 3:30p.m.
4 (Fri) @AirForce Noon
5 (Sat) @Wichita State 9a.m.
5 (Sat) vs. Central Oklahoma @Wichita St. 2 p.m.
9 (Wed) SOUTHERN COLORADO 2:30p.m.
11 (Fri) CU-eOLORADO SPRINGS 3:30p.m.
12 (Sat) NORTHERN COLORADO IOa.m.
13 (Sun) NEBRASKA-KEARNEY IOa.m.
18 (Fri) MISSOURI 10 a.m.
19 (Sat) COLORADO STATE 10 a.m.
CAPS- HOME MATCHES
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