March 25, 2010
Volume 13 No. 9
Serving The Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
This Edition; Lady Bulldogs come up short in bid for history
' In campus news-
Big Brother not liked
by all. See p. 2
Shutter Island proves to
be an intense movie.
See. p. 2
thought of new men’s
See p. 3
' In sports-
Men’s tennis falls by
See p. 3
GWU wrestler makes
( by Blake DuDonis
I Pilot Editor-in-Chief
I In a season that included 28 wins, three
j all-conference players and the coach of the
I year, the Lady Bulldogs still needed two
I more points to become legends. Those two
'I points were the missing link in a 68-66 loss
; to the Liberty Flames in the Big South Con-
I ference Championship game last week.
I This was the second straight year that the
I teams were vying for a spot in the NCAA
j tournament with a win, but under complete-
I ly different circumstances.
Last season the Dawgs under achieved
J all season before -turning it on and making
I a surprise run to the finals before losing by
j one point the Flames.
! This season Gardner-Webb was in the
I drivers seat. After losing the season opening
I to Houston, the Dawgs went on an incred-
j ible run, dropping only two more games
i in the regular season while defeating the
; likes of Purdue, East Carolina and Liberty
Despite the great regular season, it ap
peared Liberty was once again the superior
I team. In the first half. Big South Player of
the Year Margaret Roundtree could not find
the hoop for GWU, going 3-13 from the
The rest of the Dawgs did not do much
better as the team shot a pathetic 24% in the
While the ladies of GWU were trying to
make a shot. Liberty couldn’t miss; shoot
ing an impressive 61%, they took a 38-24
lead into halftime.
Coming out of the break, things did not
look much different as Liberty extended
their lead to 20 with 11149 left on the clock.
With a very comfortable lead, the Lib
erty fans in atjendance began celebrating
an early victory. Twin sisters Monique and
Dominique Hudson, however, had different
ideas in mind.
Starting with just over 11 minutes on the
clock, the two Rocky Mount, NC natives
went on a scoring barrage, heading up an
18-0 run that brought the Dawgs within two
Suddenly a game again, the two teams
traded baskets before the Dawgs took a two
points lead. Liberty responded by tying it
up and after a few misses, the Flames had
the ball with ten secpnds left and called a
With a play drawn up, the Flames
gave the ball to freshman sensation Devon
Brown, Virginia’s all-time leading scorer in
women’s high school basketball history.
Brown, who had a game high 24 points
and eight rebounds, drove down the right
side of the lane and hit a leaner to give Lib
erty the lead.
With no timeouts remaining, GWU hur
ried up the court where M. Hudson put up a
15-foot runner that rimmed out as time ex
pired, ending the Bulldogs NCAA tourna
“Tm very proud of our team,” said GWU
Head Coach Rick Reeves. “I’m proud of our
Source; The Weather Channel
News page 2
Sports page 3
Photo Feature page 4-6
Photo by Bob Carey
Junior Dominique Hudson goes for a shot during a game against Asheviile.
comeback... our kids have a lot of heart...I
thought on Brown’s last shot she charged...
but that’s not going to be called there be
cause it’s a game-winning basket. I’m an
gry, I’m upset; but that’s life.”
“We came a long way,” said D. Hud
son. “I didn’t want to go out with a blow
out. When we started to put ball pressure on
them, that’s what helped us. But 1 give a lot
of credit to Devon Brown. She put her team
on her back every time; every time they
needed a big shot, she made it.”
D. Hudson led the team with 17 points,
while M. Hudson and Roundtree each had
13 points despite the rough start.
The Dawgs historic season, in which
they tied the Big South record for wins in a
season, was not all for naught, as the team
received an invitation to the Woman’s Na
tional Invitational Tournament for the first
time in school history. The team lost in the
first round to UNCC 74-60.
Roundtree and D. Hudson were named
Big South first-team all-conference mem
bers, while junior Courtney Epps Was
named to the second-team. Senior guard
Meranda Burnett was named to the all-aca
demic team, and Coach Reeves was named
Coach of the Year.
The Lady Bulldogs finished the season
28-5, by far the best season in Gardner-
Webb basketball history.
Gardner-Webb switching up grading scale
by Kevin Kassakatis
Pilot Staff Writer
Approved on Friday, February 26,
Gardner-Webb University administra
tors approved a new chromatic grading
scale that will, for most classes, make the
change next semester.
In February of 2008, the faculty voted
to switch to a chromatic grading scale.
The process of switching is coming to a
The delay in implementing the new
scale was because the new GPA scale was
not included in the original plan. Accord
ing to Dr. Perry Hildreth, chair of the Edu
cational Policies and Standards Commit-
.tee, the faculty has developed a GPA scale
that combines Furman’s scale and Wake
One of the issues the faculty is facing
is whether or not a C- would be considered
a passing grade for courses within majors.
After much debate, faculty decided that a
C- would be a repeatable grade. In other
words, a C- minus will be a failing grade
in major courses.
“However, professors are not required
to use the new grading scale.” Dr. Hil
dreth said. “Gardner-Webb does not have
a campus wide grading scale so the rea
son for this is to be more equitable to stu
The chromatic grading scale is one
that adds pluses and minuses to the major
grades. A+, A-, B+, B-, C+, C-, D-t, and
D- will now be grades. A plus will be a
slightly higher GPA, whereas a minus will
be slightly lower.
Students head to New Mexico, Germany, Guatemala and Honduras
by Jordan Love
Pilot Staff Writer
Each year. Campus Ministries takes sev
eral groups of students to several countries
in attempts to serve the less fortunate and
share the Gospel. This year, approximately
50 students are taking trips to Guatemala,
Germany, New Mexico and Honduras dur
ing Spring Break.
Though each trip is designed to allow
the average student a sense of international
independence, a faculty or staff member ac
companies each trip. For the past 3 years,
CMU Director Neal Payne has traveled with
a group to Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
Former GWU student, Elvia Salisbury,
grew up in the children’s home that Neal ,
Payne and other students now support in
Guatemala. Depending on the need of Agua .
Viva Children’s Home each year deter
mines exactly what each missions group
will help out with. Last year, for example,
the students helped lay down stones for a
new road, painted tables, and build a guard
This year, 19 students are going to help
repaint offices and construct a new building
. on Agua Viva’s school campus. Student’s
will also play games with the children and
build meaningful relationships sure to last
more than a week of their college career.
Students traveling with Tracy Jessup to
New Mexico will be leading worship ser
vices at new churches and will also help
host a block party. The nine students trav
eling with Dr. Stepp to Cologne, Germany
will help college students and youth at a
church founded by GWU’s own Dr. Laurin
Cranford. Lastly, Robert Moore will lead a
group comprised of several deaf and ASL
students to Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
These trips last anywhere from 5-7 days
and students have worked hard to raise mon
ey to travel abroad. Each missions group
has spent countless weekends gathering in
formation and bonding with one another to
ensure getting the best out of each trip.