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Meet Michigan State Recent Dynamo – Associate Head Coach Rita Arndt-Molis

December 17, 2009

During the changing of the guard for Michigan State University 's Cross Country and Track & Field Program, Rita Arndt-Molis was named associate head coach Walt Drenth announced the following appointment as director of programs.

Arndt-Molis will follow Coach in men and women middle distance and distance runners in both cross-country and then. She spent her first two years as head coach of the women's cross country team and as an assistant coach in athletics.

Their effect wasimmediately. The 2004 cross country team was in the NCAA National Championships 14th led by All-American Danette Doetzel the 12th Place. The women were also on the 3rd Great Lakes Regional Championships and Illinois as finalists in the Big Ten Championships tied.

Arndt-Molis, provided lead guidance, encouragement and motivation for their runners to succeed in competition and in the classroom. Their 2004 cross-country team posted a team GPA of 3.52 to buy Academic All-American recognition.

The 2005 track team with a school-record 11:29.69 in the distance medley relay and was runner-up in the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Arndt-Molis 2005, the cross-country team on its trip to the 5th Consequence of the NCAA National Championships, where the Spartans and 30th were. Before qualifying for the nationals, the team was in the 5th Great Lakes Regional Championships. The team gave them a total of 3.61 GPA, Academic All –> American recognition.

The team finished the 2006 season, length 4 in the Great Lakes Regional Championships with 4 runners-Nicole Bush, Emily Adams, Michelle Rafferty and Aimee Keenan qualifiers for the NCAA National Championships. Bush was in the 3000-meter 5th at the nationals in a school-record 10:01.04, running, and she was an All-American with the 5th fastest 3000-meter time in the nation.

Against Michigan State, Arndt-Molis spent two seasons as an assistant coach forCross country and track with the University of South Florida Bulls, where she contributed to the development of the conference every 43 athletes, 10 all-regional players and 3 NCAA qualifiers.

The friendly and energetic Arndt-Molis coached by Christa Benton, South Florida's first All-American in cross-country, and Andrew Smith, the Bulls first conference men's cross-county champion. In track, set the men's 4×800 relay team start a school. Arndt-Molis has been part of the 2003 ConferenceUSA Coaching Staff of the Year.

As Walt Drenth, Rita Arndt-Molis had tremendous success coaching always before his arrival at Michigan State University campus.

Arndt-Molis, the Spartans ran cross country and track teams for 2 years before completing her collegiate career at South Florida, where she was the 6-time NCAA qualification, 3-time Academic All-American and helped the Bulls their first Conference USA Championship and first NCAA berthChampionships in 1998.

In their 5-year cross country and track & field coaching career, Rita Arndt-Molis has directly helped to create:

Sixty All-Conference athlete, 4 separate conference champions, 1 conference team championship, 24 All-Regional athletes, 4 Academic All-American teams, 2 Academic All-American persons, 2 NCAA Cross Country Championship team qualifiers, 11 NCAA Regional Qualifier, and 3 All-Americans.

You could call Rita Arndt-Molissympathetic, courageous, energetic, give positive or optimistic, but the best name for them is the winner. She is a winner first, last and always, and the Michigan State University and its athletes, they benefit every day is the coaching of the green and white.

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

Definitive Guide to Western Michigan University

November 18, 2009

Western Michigan University is a large state university in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was founded in 1903 and was originally known as Western State Normal School is known. With a student of about 25,000 students, Western Michigan University is the 4th largest university in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is supported by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the elite public institutions in the nation as a designated place "researchUniversities with high research activity. "U.S. News & World Report's annual college and university rankings are WMU as one of the best in the country-100 public universities.

Western Michigan University is one of the largest aviation programs in the United States and a leading WMU's expansion projects include a new aviation campus in Battle Creek, Michigan, along with extensive building renovation of the main Kalamazoo campus. The aviation program is usually in placethe Top 3 in the United States.

Together with the world-renowned College of Aviation, there are 8 other colleges that make up the Western Michigan University), including the Haworth College of Business (College of Business is the sixth largest in the country, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health and Human Services, the Lee Honors College and the GraduateCollege, combining for more than 250 courses.

The 1200-acre campus is actually a collection of five sites in and around Kalamazoo and West Campus (usually cited as the main campus – made by the College of Arts and Sciences, Haworth College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts included, and the Lee Honors College, along with most of the administration building and dormitories), East Campus (especially historic buildings), Oakland Drive campus (theCollege of Health and Human Services and the WMU Army ROTC program), Parkview Campus (the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and of course, the College of Aeronautics, which has its own campus. With more than 150 buildings over 5 distributed locations, there is a lot to take in.

In athletics teams are Western Michigan as the "Broncos" is known, and their colors are brown and gold. Her main rival is Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan is located. Mosttheir teams are in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), with the exception of hockey. Although not known for athletics programs, they have had several alumni turn professional in various sports, including the current Green Bay Packers, Greg Jennings.

Some other notable graduates of Western Michigan University include Tim Allen, John Offerdahl, former NFL star and founder of Einstein Bros. Bagels, Luther Vandross, the former Detroit mayor Dennis Archer, Dave Dombrowski, generalManager of the Detroit Tigers, along with several high-ranking politicians and businessmen. Also of note, The College Republicans at Western Michigan University has been voted "Best College Republican Chapter in the Country" in 2006.

While not as good as the "Big 3" known universities in Michigan, Western Michigan University offers a very good education at a lower price than some of the most famous universities. For further information, including studentReviews of the school, make sure you via the links below.