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SD SCHOOL OF MINES WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2007 FACTS AND INFORMATION General Information

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Name of School: South Dakota School of Mines Address: 501 East St. Joseph Street City/Zip: Rapid City, SD, 57701 Enrollment: 2100 Nickname: Hardrockers School Colors: Old Gold and Navy Blue Gymnasium: Goodell Gymnasium Affiliation: NAIA Conference: Dakota Athletic Conference President: Charles Ruch Alma Mater: College of Wooster/Northwestern Athletic Director: Hugh Welsh Alma Mater: Valley City State/University of Mary Athletic Department Phone: 605-394-2351 Athletic Department Fax: 605-394-6950

Newspapers Rapid City Journal PO box 450 Rapid City, SD 57709 Phone: 605-394-8430 E-mail: sports@rapidcityjournal.com Fax: 605-394-8463 Rapid City Weekly 2040 west Main, Suite 110 Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone: 605-341-0086 E-mail: news@reweeklynews.com Fax: 605-341-0274

Radio Sports Information Office Sports Information Director: Brad Blume Alma Mater: South Dakota State, 1999 SID Office Phone: 605-394-2355 SID Fax: 605-394-6950 SID E-mail: bradley.blume@sdsmt.edu Athletics website: www.gorockers.com Coaching Staff Head Coach: Barb Felderman Alma Mater: B.S., Northern State University Record at SDM: 391-394 Basketball Office Phone: 605-394-2602 Email: barbra.felderman@sdsmt.edu Assistants: Lori Coble, Ann Konechne, Maria Cadwallader Team Information 2006-07 Overall Record: 20-11 2006 DAC Record: 8-6 Home/Away/Neutral Records: 13-1 / 5-9 / 2-1

South Dakota Mines Women’s Media Guide

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LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL 2007-2008 SCHEDULE DATE OCT 29 NOV 3 NOV 4 NOV 9

PLACE AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN VS. DAKOTA WESLEYAN VS. MOUNT MARTY SD MINES CLASSIC

TIME 6:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

DATE JAN 8 JAN 11 JAN 12

PLACE AT JOHNSON & WALES VS. VALLEY CITY STATE* VS. JAMESTOWN COLLEGE*

TIME TBA 5:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M.

JAN 18

AT MAYVILLE STATE*

5:30 P.M.

AT DAKOTA STATE* VS. MINOT STATE*

4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M.

BHSU VS. JOHNSON & WALES

5:00 P.M.

SDSMT VS. NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON

7:00 P.M.

JAN 19 JAN 25

BHSU VS. NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON

3:00 P.M.

JAN 26 FEB 1

VS. DICKINSON STATE* AT DICKINSON STATE*

4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M.

SDSMT VS. JOHNSON & WALES NOV 16 AT MIDLAND LUTHERAN CLASSIC

5:00 P.M.

FEB 2 FEB 8

AT MINOT* VS. DAKOTA STATE*

4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M.

(MID AMERICAN NAZARENE)

5:30 P.M.

AT MIDLAND LUTHERAN CLASSIC (MIDLAND LUTHERAN) AT NORTHWESTERN AT UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS VS. CHADRON STATE VS. BLACK HILLS STATE* VS. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AT HOOP AND SURF IN HAWAII AT HOOP AND SURF IN HAWAII

3:00 P.M. TBA TBA 7:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M. TBA TBA

FEB 9 MAYVILLE STATE* FEB 15 AT JAMESTOWN COLLEGE* FEB 16 AT VALLEY CITY STATE* FEB 20 AT BLACK HILLS STATE* FEB 24 DAC PLAYOFFS FEB 27 DAC PLAYOFFS MARCH 2 DAC PLAYOFFS MARCH 12 NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS START TBA BOLD INDICATES HOME GAME *INDICATES CONFERENCE GAME

NOV 10

NOV 17 NOV 23 NOV 24 NOV 30 DEC 5 DEC 8 DEC 19 DEC 20

SD MINES CLASSIC

4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. TBA TBA TBA

2007-2008 ROSTER NO. 10 12 14 20 22 24 30 32 34 40 42 44 50

NAME Cayla De George Stephany Bjustrom Melanie Vedvei Loryn Schuetzle Kayla Goshorn Jennie Malone Bethany Holyoak Jerika Ihnen Amber Deweerd Jessica Tsingine Whitney Ashford Nicole Martin Leah Sundby

POS G G G F/C F G P/F F/C F G/F G P P

HT 5’6” 5’8” 5’7” 5’10” 5’9” 5’10” 6’0” 5’11” 5’10” 5’9” 5’6” 5’11” 5’11”

HOMETOWN Colorado Springs, Co Algona, IA Lake Preston, SD Pierre, SD Rapid City, SD Rapid City, SD Moorcroft, WY Tea, SD Rock Valley, IA Tuba City, AZ Littleton, CO Missoula, MT Williston, ND

Head Coach: Barb Felderman Assistant Coaches: Lori Coble, Ann Konechne and Maria Caldwallader Athletic Director: Hugh Welsh Equipment Manager: Rick Lutes

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YR Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. S0.

MAJOR Interdisciplinary Sciences Chemistry Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Chemistry Industrial Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Mathematics/ Indust. Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences

Athletic Trainer: Scott Baird and Jen Ranum Sports Information Director: Brad Blume Hardrock Club President: Tom Rudebusch

2007-2008

LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL 2007-2008 SEASON OUTLOOK

By Brad Blume Sports Information Director, South Dakota School of Mines RAPID CITY —— Last season the South Dakota School of Mines women’s basketball team accomplished a lot of things. They finished the season with a winning record of 2011, took second in the Dakota Athletic Conference standings, earned a Top 25 NAIA ranking in the final poll of the season, won two postseason games, made an appearance in the DAC tournament title game and was just short of advancing to the national tournament. That’s pretty impressive considering they didn’t have a single senior on the team. This year, the Lady Hardrockers have three. With a little more experience and playing time from the underclassmen to draw from, and with a solid group of new comers, South Dakota Mines looks to reach and perhaps surpass what they did last season and Hardrocker head coach Barb Felderman feels she has the right personnel to accomplish that goal. “It’s so hard right now to (assess our team) because of the youth. We kind of have to get everybody acclimated to college ball — let alone learning the system,” Felderman said. “I think we have added some energetic, quality freshmen. The kids are working hard and considering our second-place finish last year (in conference), this year’s team mirrors that one very much, and we are excited.” Mines top returnee is that of senior guard Melanie Vedvei. The Lake Preston, S.D., native earned the DAC MVP for the second consecutive year after the 2006-07 season and earned NAIA All-American First Team honors as well. Vedvei was also named to the conference first team and received DAC scholar honors as well. She finished out the year with 598 points, which put her well over 1,000 in her career and is currently listed as the No. 6 all-time scorer for South Dakota School of Mines. “She does things that are just unbelievable,” Felderman said of Vedvei. “She’s got fantastic ball sense. Obviously she is getting double and triple teamed and she has just learned to adapt. “Other teams know who she is. They will put one or two people on her or rotate people on and off her. She gets beat up every game.” Vedvei (5-foot-7-inches) also holds records for career steals (333), steals in a season (124) and steals in a game (11), free throws made in a game (17) and field goal attempts in a game (36). Amber DeWeerd and Jennie Malone also return to the Hardrockers team as seniors. DeWeerd ended last season with 379 points, averaging 12.2 a game. Felderman said the 5-10 forward from Rock Valley, Iowa, is excited and should have another productive year. South Dakota Mines Women’s Media Guide

“She’s all charged up and this will be her best year,” the coach said. Splitting time between volleyball and basketball once again, senior Jennie Malone (5-10, guard from Rapid City, S.D.) will join the Lady ‘Rockers once volleyball season draws to a close. Malone missed a handful of games last year, but still managed some impressive stats. She tallied just over 300 points on the season and averaged 11.6 a game. Malone is a threat from the outside and provides another weapon the Hardrockers can utilize. “We hope she will come in and do what Jennie does. She plays a fantastic wing spot for us both offensively and defensively,” Felderman said. “She has great backside help and is a kid that has a great knack for the game.” The Hardrockers have one junior transfer on this year’s squad and return a core group of sophomores that all had a healthy dose of playing time last season. Bethany Holyoak (6-0 post from Moorcroft, Wyo.), Leah Sundby (5-11 post from Williston, N.D.), Nicole Martin, (5-11 post from Missoula, Mont.) and Kayla Goshorn (a 5-9 forward from Rapid City, S.D.) were all thrown to the wolves so to speak and had to learn the difficulties of college basketball right away. Now they all have a little experience and should be much improved as sophomore hoopsters. “I call it the freshman fog,” Felderman said of playing freshmen and the overwhelming situations they are some-

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times exposed to. “Having gotten that one year of college basketball under her belt, Bethany’s a lot smarter and knows what she has to do now. And with Leah, Nicole and Kayla — you can’t duplicate a year of experience in drills or practice. You have to experience it.” Holyoak, Martin and Sundby provided some quality minutes in the paint, while Goshorn honed her skills on the perimeter. Holyoak managed 273 points on the year to go along with 165 rebounds. Sundby dished in a total of 216 markers and came down with 109 boards and Goshorn contributed mostly on defense, but still averaging two points a game. The Hardrockers welcome six newcomers to the team, five freshmen and a sophomore transfer. Felderman feels it’s a group that will solidify the lineup and make the Lady Hardrockers a well rounded team. “It gives us depth at more positions now,” Felderman said. “I feel good about these freshmen because of the energy that they have. They are doing those extra little things and they have just great personalities.” Jessica Tsingine comes in as the junior transfer. She is a 59 guard/forward from Tuba City, Ariz. Add to the roster some promising freshmen that had outstanding high school careers. The list includes: Cayla De George, a 5-6 guard from Colorado Springs, Colo., Stephany Bjustrom, a 5-8 guard from Algona, Iowa, Loryn Schuetzle, a 5-10 wing from Pierre, S.D., Jerika Ihnen, a 5-11 forward from Tea, S.D., and Whitney Ashford, a 5-6 guard from Littleton, Colo. “We have more depth and balance. We are really stronger in all positions,” Felderman added. The Hardrockers are going to have to be strong in all positions when looking at the rest of the conference. Up and down the line it is hard to pick a clear cut favorite. Last year, things were so close that a win or loss could’ve moved a team up or down five spots in the standings. This year will probably result in a similar fashion. “There’s not a weak one in the bunch,” Felderman said of the other seven DAC teams. And with the heavy competition, the Hardrockers success from the past season is just that — in the past. “It has to be in the past. This conference is so tough,” Felderman said. “Our schedule is as tough as it was last year. We have many GPAC teams and there isn’t an easy weekend.” The Hardrockers have a difficult non-conference schedule with bouts against Rocky Mountain College, Dakota Wesleyan, Mount Marty, Northwestern Washington, University of Sioux Falls, Chadron State, Northwestern (Iowa) and against a pair of NCAA Div. III school in a tourna-

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ment in Hawaii (Finlandia University from Michigan and Wheaton College from Illinois). Once the DAC schedule starts it will be a dash to the finish to see who ends up on top and to see who can make a run into the postseason and have an opportunity to advance to the NAIA tournament. The Hardrockers last visit to the national tournament was in 2005. “Every year our goal is to win the national tournament. If you don’t have that as your goal then you and your season could fall short,” Felderman said. “The seniors have gotten to play in a national tournament their freshman year. It was a game that didn’t sit well for them — we shot so poorly. That’s been in the back of their minds.” Felderman added that those seniors are hungry for a return trip. But, the Hardrockers will probably approach this season as they have the previous few —- with inexperienced players that aren’t very tall. “We are still not very big as far as height and again our youth (is an area of concern),” Felderman said. “It’s hard to draw on experiences when you haven’t had them yet.” Despite that fact, South Dakota Mines has made a name for themselves in the conference as well as the NAIA. Felderman and the Hardrockers have a recipe and it has cooked up quite a bit of success. “I don’t change too much. Obviously we believe in what we do,” the coach added. It helps when the athletes and the coaching staff are great to work with. Felderman’s assistant coaches are Lori Coble, Ann Konechne and Maria Caldwaller. “I have got some great assistant coaches and it’s nice to have the ability to rely on any of them — I trust them so much,” Felderman said. “We are excited about this team just from the energy and the personality that (the players) have — I think it’s going to be a fun year.”

2007-2008

LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH

BARB FELDERMAN Barb Felderman enters her 27th season as Lady Hardrocker basketball coach. She has guided teams to berths in the NAIA National Tournament in eight of the last 12 years, including appearances in the Final Four in 1998 and 1999. Felderman has coached Mines to a 353-292 (.547) overall record, and to a team record 28 wins during the 1997-98 season. She has coached seven SDIC Championship teams and added a DAC10 titles in 2002 and 2005. A native of Doland, SD, and a graduate of Northern State University, Felderman spent eight years coaching and teaching at Kadoka and Pierre High Schools. She served as head softball coach at Ball State prior to coming to Tech in 1981. She was the Hardrocker volleyball coach until 1993 and won seven SDIC titles. While earning her Masters at the University of Wyoming, Felderman served as assistant basketball and softball coach. Barb and her Lady Hardrocker basketball team have held numerous clinics and camps to teach young boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball and teach them the true spirit of competition. Felderman was honored as South Dakota College Coach-of-the-Year by sportswriters in 1991 and 1998 and has been named SDIC Basketball Coach-of-the Year three times. The Lady Hardrockers have been named South Dakota Women’s College team of the year on two occasions by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.

ASSISTANT COACH

LORI COBLE Lori Coble has been a valuable member of the Hardrocker athletic program for the last 25 years as the women’s assistant basketball coach. Her dedication to the Lady Hardrocker teams and helpful coaching insights have been a big part of Mines success over the years. A native of Presho, SD, Coble graduated from Dakota State where she played four years for the Lady Trojans and was recently inducted into the DSU athletic Hall of Fame. She coached at Plankinton for one season before moving to Rapid City. Coble is a member of the SDSM&T faculty as a biology instructor.

ASSISTANT COACH

ANN KONECHNE Ann Konechne (1996-99) has returned to South Dakota School of Mines as a new assistant coach. During her basketball college career, Konechne appeared in 126 games for the Lady Hardrockers. She grabbed 624 rebounds, recorded 316 assists and had 81 blocks. She was a career 42 percent field goal shooter and also marked up 74 percent from the free-throw line. Konechne was named All-American following her senior season at South Dakota Mines in 1999. She was a four-year starter for the ‘Rockers and a three-time All-SDIC honoree, and was also named to the All-NAIA District 12 Team twice. She also earned the honor of the SDIC Defensive Player-of-the-Year in 1997 and finished her career as the fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,654 points for SDM. She also shares the record for the most 3-point field goals in a game (6), owns the most 3-point field goals in a season (69) as well as in a career (153). In her four years with the Lady Hardrockers, she made it to the national tournament four times and to the Final Four twice. She was also a member of three SDIC championship teams. Konechne received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and masters degree in Health and Physical Education from St. Cloud State University.

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LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

ASSISTANT COACH

MARIA (FOSSUM) CADWALLADER Maria (Fossum) Cadwallader returns to the School of Mines as an assistant coach for the Lady Hardrocker basketball program. A 1996 Mines graduate in Industrial Engineering, Maria brings a wealth of experience as a former Lady Hardrocker player along with her knowledge of the game. She was the point guard and leader of the Hardrockers’ first ever NAIA National Tournament team in 1994. She achieved NAIA Honorable Mention All-American status, was the SDIC Conference Most Valuable Player her senior year and holds school records for assists in a season (217) and in a game (19). Following graduation, Maria worked in the construction divisions as District Sales Manager for Ingersoll Rand (1996-2000) and as a Sales Manager for Herc-U-Lift, Inc (2000-2005). Maria and husband Ryan, (a 1996 Mines civil engineering graduate and former football player with receiving records at Mines), relocated to Rapid City from Minneapolis with their four-year-old son Jakob and have since added a little girl named Brooke.

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2007-2008

LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL PLAYERS

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CAYLA DE GEORGE....................FRESHMAN Guard 5'6" Colorado Springs, CO Interdisciplinary Sciences

CAREER NOTES Cayla comes into the Lady Hardrocker program from Colorado Springs, Colo., where she earned honor mention All State accolades and was also All-League both her junior and senior years. PERSONAL Cayla is the daughter of Karen Quinlan and Nick De George. Cayla’s craziest ambition is to one day go sky diving and people describe her as quiet, outgoing and respectful.

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STEPHANY BJUSTROM ............FRESHMAN Guard Algona, IA

5'8" Chemistry

CAREER NOTES Playing at Algona High School in Iowa, Stephany was unanimously named to the All North Central Conference first team. She earned second team honors both her sophomore and junior seasons and was an All District Region IV selection and earned Coaches Association All District honors as a senior also. PERSONAL Stephany is the daughter of Tom and Linda Bjustrom. She enjoys watching football and likes to ski and go boating. Stephany feels she brings to the Hardrockers the desire to win, enthusiasm and the three ball and help at the guard positions.

14 YEAR 04-05 05-06 06-07 TOTALS

GP 32 29 31 91

MELANIE VEDVEI ..............................SENIOR Guard Lake Preston, SD FGM FGA 128 304 191 477 190 451 509 1232

CAREER HIGH POINT 37 vs. Mount Marty College (11/05/05)

PCT. FTM 0.43 119 0.40 132 .042 199 0.41 450

FTA 161 186 245 592

5'7" Industrial Engineering PCT. PTS. AVG. REB AVG. ASST 0.74 408 12.8 151 4.7 127 0.71 564 19.4 223 7.7 106 0.81 598 19.3 251 8.1 145 0.74 1570 17.2 625 6.8 379

BL 0 9 12 22

CAREER HIGH REBOUND 14 vs. Great Falls College/vs. Mayville State (10/29/05)/(2/21/07)

CAREER NOTES Melanie enters her senior season as the sixth all time scorer for SDSM&T. Last season she earned DAC MVP honors for the second straight year and was also named to the NAIA All-American First Team as well as the DAC first team. She also broke the 1,000 point barrier as a Hardrocker. PERSONAL Melanie is the daughter of Al and Deb Vedvei. When not playing basketball she loves to show cattle and water ski. Her advice to young people is the harder you work, the luckier you get. Her favorite foods are steak and potatoes and along with being a talented hoops star, she also excels in track, taking second at the state meet in the 800-meter run in high school.

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LORYN SCHUETZLE ....................FRESHMAN Forward/Center Pierre, SD

5'10" Industrial Engineering

CAREER NOTES Loryn comes to South Dakota School of Mines from Pierre, S.D., where she was an accomplished hoopster. She was the top rebounder for the Lady Gov’s her junior and senior years, was named most inspirational last season and after her team finished as the Class AA runners-up last spring, Loryn was named to the all tournament team. She also earned all conference honors as junior and senior as well. PERSONAL Loryn is the daughter of Todd and Leesa Schuetzle. She claims to be very artistic and completely obsessed with her favorite band “Kings of Leon.” Loryn bring energy and presence to the Hardrockers and her craziest ambition is to own her own bakery some day. The woman athlete that Loryn admires most is Megan Vogel (bball player from SDSU) and her advice to kids is to mimic your idol then put your own spin on their moves.

22 YEAR 06-07 TOTALS

GP 27 27

KAYLA GOSHORN ......................SOPHOMORE Forward Rapid City, SD FGM FGA PCT. FTM 22 55 0.40 6 22 55 0.40 6

5'9" Interdisciplinary Sciences FTA 9 9

CAREER HIGH POINT 16 vs. Johnson Wales (12/1/06)

PCT. PTS. AVG. REB AVG. ASST 0.67 50 1.9 35 1.3 5 0.67 50 1.9 35 1.3 5

BL 1 1

CAREER HIGH REBOUND 7 vs. Johnson Wales (12/1/06)

CAREER NOTES In high school, Kayla was a Lady Cobbler for Rapid City Central where she was named the top basketball and volleyball player overall. Her senior season she also earned best defense and top rebounder. She was named to the 2006 SD All Star Team and was a member of the Class AA State All Tourney team as well. PERSONAL Kayla is the daughter of Don and Fay Ludens and Doug Goshorn. She brings good chemistry and hard work to the SDM women’s squad. Kayla loves to be a part of the team. Her advice to kids is not to settle for less than you deserve.

24 YEAR 04-05 05-06 06-07 TOTALS

GP 24 26 26 76

JENNIE MALONE ................................SENIOR Guard Rapid City, SD FGM FGA PCT. FTM 19 40 0.48 18 133 260 .51 60 106 246 .43 52 258 546 0.47 130

5'10" Industrial Engineering FTA 23 90 78 191

PCT. PTS. AVG. REB AVG. ASST 0.78 56 2.3 30 1.3 19 0.67 378 14.5 121 4.7 63 0.67 302 11.6 80 3.1 60 0.68 736 9.5 231 3.0 142

BL 1 3 5 9

CAREER HIGH POINT CAREER HIGH REBOUND 26 vs. Jamestown College 11 vs. Dakota State (11/18/05) (2/3/06) CAREER NOTES Jennie is one of those rare athletes that excel in multiple sports. She is a standout player on both the basketball court as well as the volleyball court. She has been an impact player for the Hardrockers even though she is unable to join the team until the end of the volleyball season. As a senior Jennie will provide leadership and experience as the 'Rocker begin their journey. PERSONAL Daughter of Steve and Cherrie Malone; favorite pastime activities…camping; favorite food is ice cream; person who had an influence is her dad. (Steve was a stand-out guard on the Hardrocker men’s basketball team.)

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2007-2008

LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL PLAYERS

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BETHANY HOLYOAK ................SOPHOMORE Forward/Post Moorcroft, WY

YEAR GP FGM FGA PCT. FTM 06-07 31 118 228 .52 93 TOTALS 31 118 228 .52 93 CAREER HIGH POINT 18 vs. Minot State (2/9/07)

6'0" Industrial Engineering FTA 126 126

PCT. PTS. AVG. REB AVG. ASST 0.74 330 10.6 165 5.3 21 0.74 330 10.6 165 5.3 21 CAREER HIGH REBOUND 12 vs. Mayville State (2/3/07)

BL 29 29

CAREER NOTES Bethany fit very well into the Hardrocker scheme as a freshman and after a year at the college level returns with more experience and should be a force to deal with in the paint this season. While playing in high school, Bethany was a four-time Northeast Conference team selection and three-time Wyoming All Star Team member and the 2006 NEC Player of the Year. PERSONAL Bethany is the daughter of Brad Holyoak and Joanie Harwood. A big highlight for her last season was when she made the winning shot in a home game against Minot State. Bethany loves reality TV shows and her favorite food is Mexican. The athlete she admires most is WNBA star Becky Hammon. Bethany loves basketball because it gives her a chance to accomplish goals as a team and she loves everything about the game.

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JERIKA IHNEN ..................................FRESHMAN Forward/Center Tea, SD

5'11" Interdisciplinary Sciences

CAREER NOTES Jerika is a true all around athlete, receiving various honors in not only basketball, but also volleyball, softball and track and field. During her high school basketball career she was a four-year varsity letter winner, four-time first team all-conference, four-year all region team, an MVP, three-time all state and all state academic team to name just a few. PERSONAL Jerika is the daughter of Jim and Lisa Ihnen. Jerika describes herself as outgoing, funny and athletic. She brings a positive and fun attitude to the Lady ‘Rockers along with aggressive post play and a great work ethic. Jerika was named Miss SD Pre-Teen runner-up in 2003 and she was also a cheerleader in seventh grade. Her advice to young people is to not label yourself. You don’t have to be a “dumb jock” or a “band geek” and you don’t have to hang out with only that group of people.

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34 YEAR 04-05 05-06 06-07 TOTALS

GP 31 29 31 91

AMBER DEWEERD ..........................SENIOR Forward Rock Valley, IA FGM FGA PCT. FTM 31 83 0.37 22 104 227 0.46 94 135 299 0.45 106 270 609 0.44 222

5'10" Chemistry FTA 35 136 156 327

CAREER HIGH POINT 25 vs. Dakota Wesleyan University (11/4/05)

PCT. PTS. AVG. REB AVG. ASST 0.63 84 2.7 78 2.5 20 0.69 303 4.3 124 4.3 36 0.68 379 12.2 145 4.7 40 0.68 766 2.7 347 3.8 96

BL 4 3 10 17

CAREER HIGH REBOUND 12 vs. Madonna State (12/29/07)

CAREER NOTES Amber enters her senior season after an excellent junior campaign. The highlights for her last year was defeating Northwestern College and making it to the DAC tournament championship game. Amber has steadily improved since she was a freshman at Mines and her senior season should prove to be her best yet. PERSONAL Amber is the daughter of Kevin and Shirley DeWeerd. She brings hard work and leadership to the SDM team and Amber loves to compete. She is described as being athletic, nice and optimistic. Her advice to kids is work hard and you’ll achieve your goals.

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JESSICA TSINGINE ............................JUNIOR Guard/Forward Tuba City, AZ

5'9" Industrial Engineering

CAREER NOTES Jessica comes to South Dakota from Arizona where she played basketball for the Tuba City High School Warriors. She graduated third in her class and was the team MVP as a senior. She was also an all state selection and was a member of the state all tournament team. PERSONAL Jessica is the daughter of Raymond and Minnie Tsignine. She is a Native American with Navajo and Hopi decent. She is the only girl in her family who’s been to Africa and she enjoys basketball because it is fun and it keeps her busy and focused. Jessica is described as being funny and quiet and if she were to win the lottery, she said she would invest the money ... and do a little shopping.

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WHITNEY ASHFORD ..................FRESHMAN Guard Littleton, CO

5'6" Math/Industrial Engineering

CAREER NOTES Playing basketball in Littleton, Colo., Whitney earned first team all conference academic two years in a row and was all conference honorable mention two years as well. She brings a lot of heart to the Hardrockers along with a lot of intensity. PERSONAL Whitney is the daughter of Denise and Doug Ashford. Whitney loves the intensity of the game and really wants the ball in her hands. Her advice to youngsters would be always give 100 percent and earn what you get.

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2007-2008

LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL PLAYERS

44 YEAR 06-07 TOTALS

GP 29 29

NICOLE MARTIN ........................SOPHOMORE Post Missoula, MT FGM FGA PCT. FTM 40 80 0.50 12 40 80 0.50 12

5'11" Math/Industrial Engineering FTA 21 21

CAREER HIGH POINT 12 vs. Mayville State (2/21/07)

PCT. PTS. AVG. REB AVG. ASST 0.57 92 3.2 68 2.3 8 0.57 92 3.2 68 2.3 8

BL 12 12

CAREER HIGH REBOUND 8 vs. Johnson and Wales (12/1/06)

CAREER NOTES Nicole saw some quality minutes for the South Dakota School of Mines team a year ago. One of the highlights to her year was making it to the DAC tournament title game. In high school, Nicole was named the most improved her sophomore season, was listed in the Top 10 for blocks and Top 20 in rebounding. PERSONAL Nicole is the daughter of Rick and June Martin. She is described as being hyper, hyper hyper and what drives her about basketball is the competitiveness. Nicole has a twin sister but is a little taller than her double. Nicole loves to cook and bake. Her advice to kids is do what you love and love what you do.

50 YEAR 06-07 TOTALS

GP 31 31

LEAH SUNDBY ..............................SOPHOMORE Post Williston, ND FGM FGA PCT. FTM 78 204 0.38 46 78 204 0.38 46

CAREER HIGH POINT 31 vs. Johnson and Wales (12/1/06)

5'11" Interdisciplinary Sciences FTA 71 71

PCT. PTS. AVG. REB AVG. ASST 0.65 216 7.0 109 3.5 11 0.65 216 7.0 109 3.5 11

BL 5 5

CAREER HIGH REBOUND 11 vs. Dakota State

CAREER NOTES Leah made quite an impact as a freshman for the Lady Hardrockers. She had a very productive season in the paint and even showed her range as being able to hit the three. Her favorite highlight from last season was watching assistant coach Maria Caldwaller jump off the bench, eight months pregnant after Bethany Holyoak made a game winning shot against Minot State. PERSONAL Leah is the daughter of Lynn and Melisa Sundby. She claims to be very sarcastic and is described as being kind, vibrant and personable. Her advice for kids is to keep your goals in sight and pursue them. Leah brings a positive attitude and a smiling face to the Hardrocker squad and she can’t really imagine her life without basketball in it.

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LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL 2006-2007 STATISTICS

TEAM STATISTICS OPP

SDM

SCORING Points per game Scoring margin FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct 3 POINT FG-ATT 3-point FG pct 3-pt FG made per game FREE THROWS-ATT Free throw pct REBOUNDS Rebounds per game Rebounding margin

2322 74.9 6.4 817-1894 .431 121-362 .334 3.9 567-784 .723 1091 35.2 -0.5

2124 68.5 761-1807 .421 194-526 .369 6.3 408-584 .699 1105 35.6 -

SCORE BY PERIODS Opponents Lady Hardrockers RECORD: All Games Conference Non-Conference

1st 873 1070 OVERALL (20-11) (8-6) (12-5)

2nd 1170 1191 HOME (13-1) (6-1) (7-0)

COMBINED TEAM STATISTICS

DATE PLACE 10/29/06 h 11/03/06 a 11/04/06 a 11/10/06 a 11/11/06 n 11/17/06 h 11/18/06 h 11/24/06 h 11/25/06 h 12/01/06 n 12/02/06 a 12/06/06* a 12/15/06 a 12/16/06 a n 12/29/06 01/05/07* h 01/06/07* h a 01/12/07* 01/13/07* a 01/19/07* a 01/20/07* a 01/26/07* h 01/27/07* h h 02/02/07* 02/03/07* h 02/09/07* a 02/10/07* a 02/15/07* h h 02/21/07* h 02/24/07* 02/27/07* a *Denotes a Conference Game

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OPPONENT Univ of Great Falls Mount Marty College Dakota Wesleyan Univ Rocky Mountain College Carroll College Rocky Mountain College Menlo College Northwestern College IA Univ of Sioux Falls Johnson and Wales Colorado College BHSU Concordia University NE Midland Lutheran College Madonna University Dickinson State Univ Minot State University Mayville State Dakota State Univ Jamestown College Valley City State Univ Valley City State Univ Jamestown College Dakota State Univ Mayville State Minot State University Dickinson State Univ BHSU Mayville State Minot State University Dakota State Univ

SDM

ASSISTS Assists per game TURNOVERS Turnovers per game Turnover margin Assist / turnover ratio STEALS Steals per game BLOCKS Blocks per game ATTENDANCE Home games-Avg/Game Neutral site-Avg/Game TOTAL 2043 2261 AWAY (5-9) (2-5) (3-4)

OPP

383 12.4 514 16.6 -4.8 0.7 323 10.4 83 2.7 0 14-0 -

393 12.7 664 21.4 0.6 268 8.6 73 2.4 72 14-0 3-24

NEUTRAL (2-1) (0-0) (2-1) SCORE 71-62 59-64 64-76 67-74 85-95 67-64 74-54 90-74 75-68 108-30 79-65 70-75 100-78 75-68 92-82 78-56 71-69 57-74 64-76 54-63 75-67 76-68 60-68 74-69 96-71 73-80 83-74 84-68 66-52 68-55 67-87

W/L W L L L L W W W W W W L W W W W W L L L W W L W W L W W W W L

RECORD 1-0 1-2 1-2 1-3 1-4 2-4 3-4 4-4 5-4 6-4 7-4 8-5 8-5 9-5 10-5 11-5 12-5 12-6 12-7 12-8 13-8 13-9 14-9 15-9 16-9 16-10 17-10 18-10 19-10 20-10 20-11 2007-2008

LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL 2006-2007 STATISTICS

SEASON BOX NO 12 14 20 22 24 30 32 34 40 42 44 50

PLAYER Karmen Powell Melanie Vedvei Rachel O’Hara Stephanie Carpio Jennie Malone Bethany Holyoak Madi Hotovec Amber Deweerd Kayla Goshorn Stephanie Leber Nicole Martin Leah Sundby

GP 30 31 14 1 26 31 31 31 27 6 29 31

GS 4 31 1 0 24 31 31 31 0 0 0 2

MIN 291 998 158 3 875 517 855 952 175 0 320 479

AVG 9.7 32.2 11.3 3.3 33.6 16.7 27.6 30.7 6.5 0.0 11.0 15.4

|-----TOTAL-----| FG FGA PCT 11 47 .234 190 451 .421 15 41 .366 1 2 .500 106 246 .431 118 228 .518 100 239 .418 135 299 .452 22 55 .400 1 2 .500 40 80 .500 78 204 .382

|------3-PT------| FG FGA PCT 2 14 .143 19 85 .224 3 11 .273 0 0 .000 38 105 .362 1 2 .500 41 93 .441 3 13 .231 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 14 35 .400

TEAM Rebounds SD School of MiNES Opponents

FT FTA PCT 8 13 .615 199 245 .812 12 22 .545 0 0 .000 52 78 .667 93 126 .738 32 42 .762 106 156 .679 6 9 .667 1 1 1.00 12 21 .571 46 71 .648

OFF 17 69 14 0 20 57 20 63 14 0 31 38 24

31 31

5625 4597

|--REBOUNDS--| DEF TOT AVG 19 36 1.2 182 251 8.1 18 32 2.3 0 0 0.0 60 80 3.1 108 165 5.3 85 105 3.4 82 145 4.7 21 35 1.3 2 2 0.3 37 68 2.3 71 109 3.5 39

PF A TO BLK ST 34 18 26 2 17 106 145 143 12 124 15 8 16 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 39 60 61 5 50 102 21 49 29 27 44 67 64 5 37 65 40 66 10 23 10 5 12 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 31 8 17 12 10 64 11 44 5 16

63

PTS 32 598 45 2 302 330 273 379 50 3 92 216

AVG 1.1 19.3 3.2 2.0 11.6 10.6 8.8 12.2 1.9 0.5 3.2 7.0

323 2322 268 2124

74.9 68.5

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817 1894 .431 121 362 .334 567 784 .723 367 724 1091 35.2 513 383 514 761 1807 .421 194 526 .369 408 584 .699 340 765 1105 35.6 629 393 664

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TEAM GAME BY GAME COMPARISON OPPONENT Univ of Great Falls Mount Marty College Dakota Wesleyan Univ Rocky Mountain College Carroll College Rocky Mountain College Menlo College Northwestern College IA Univ of Sioux Falls Johnson and Wales Colorado College BHSU Concordia University NE Midland Lutheran College Madonna University Dickinson State Univ Minot State University Mayville State Dakota State Univ Jamestown College Valley City State Univ Valley City State Univ Jamestown College Dakota State Univ Mayville State Minot State University Dickinson State Univ BHSU Mayville State Minot State University Dakota State Univ TOTALS

DATE GP 10/29/2006 1 11/3/2006 1 11/4/2006 1 11/10/2006 1 11/11/2006 1 11/17/2006 1 11/18/2006 1 11/24/2006 1 11/25/2006 1 12/1/2006 1 12/2/2006 1 12/6/2006 1 12/15/2006 1 12/16/2006 1 12/29/2006 1 1/5/2007 1 1/6/2007 1 1/12/2007 1 1/13/2007 1 1/19/2007 1 1/20/2007 1 1/26/2007 1 1/27/2007 1 2/2/2007 1 2/3/2007 1 2/9/2007 1 2/10/2007 1 2/15/2007 1 2/21/2007 1 2/24/2007 1 2/27/2007 1 31

|---TOTAL FG---| |------3-PT------| |-FR THROWS-| |-REBOUNDS-| FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT PF 28 60 .467 3 14 .214 12 16 .750 9 25 34 11 17 45 .378 4 8 .500 21 28 .750 4 20 24 22 18 54 .333 3 17 .176 25 31 .806 9 27 36 25 26 61 .426 3 7 .429 12 22 .545 12 26 38 16 29 59 .492 9 16 .563 18 22 .818 13 17 30 17 26 61 .426 2 12 .167 13 18 .722 9 20 29 13 27 68 .397 3 13 .231 17 24 .708 22 23 45 14 33 74 .446 6 11 .545 18 20 .900 13 26 39 20 22 61 .361 3 11 .273 28 37 .757 12 17 29 10 48 79 .608 1 11 .091 11 21 .524 22 22 44 14 27 66 .409 2 10 .200 23 37 .622 16 31 47 14 22 60 .367 3 11 .273 23 29 .793 8 31 39 17 37 64 .578 5 8 .625 21 28 .750 6 24 30 20 29 62 .468 5 12 .417 12 23 .522 15 27 42 17 34 56 .607 4 11 .364 20 28 .714 11 36 47 19 27 63 .429 5 9 .556 19 30 .633 15 28 43 15 26 51 .510 5 8 .625 14 21 .667 5 13 18 12 18 63 .286 4 16 .250 17 26 .654 17 23 40 21 25 68 .368 4 10 .400 10 17 .588 15 22 37 16 18 56 .321 5 19 .263 13 20 .650 10 17 27 23 23 52 .442 1 9 .111 28 32 .875 16 20 36 16 22 51 .431 3 9 .333 29 39 .744 8 17 25 16 22 61 .361 7 17 .412 9 21 .429 7 21 28 18 28 59 .475 7 13 .538 11 13 .846 6 17 23 15 32 66 .485 5 16 .313 27 30 .900 7 30 37 17 29 55 .527 3 7 .429 12 16 .750 6 23 29 21 24 57 .421 2 9 .222 33 37 .892 15 30 45 15 25 56 .446 9 14 .643 25 29 .862 10 18 28 16 25 67 .373 0 8 .000 16 27 .593 15 24 39 17 26 60 .433 4 13 .308 12 17 .706 12 31 43 11 24 79 .304 1 13 .077 18 25 .720 22 18 40 15

A 10 5 13 15 17 3 10 20 10 31 9 8 13 9 17 15 15 11 14 10 7 11 9 19 17 16 12 14 10 6 7

TO BLK 14 4 25 0 19 0 28 0 21 0 10 0 13 4 18 3 12 3 15 11 9 5 20 6 12 8 16 6 30 6 14 2 14 2 19 1 18 2 13 0 20 0 18 2 11 1 11 4 12 6 13 1 23 0 20 1 14 1 16 2 16 2

817 1894 .431 121 362 .334 567 784 .723 367 724 1091 513 383 514

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ST 7 6 5 14 8 10 11 9 12 31 8 7 13 11 7 14 8 7 15 10 11 12 6 11 10 5 10 11 8 8 18

PTS 71 59 64 67 85 67 74 90 75 108 79 70 100 75 92 78 71 57 64 54 75 76 60 74 96 73 83 84 66 68 67

323 2322

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TEAM HIGH LADY HARDROCKERS Total Points Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempted Field Goal % 3pt Field Goals Made 3pt Field Goals Attempted 3pt Field Goal % Free Throws Made Free Throws Attempted Free Throw % Offensive Rebounds

Defensive Rebounds Total Rebounds Fouls Assists Turnovers Blocks Steals OPPONENTS Total Points Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempted Field Goal % 3pt Field Goals Made 3pt Field Goals Attempted 3pt Field Goal % Free Throws Made Free Throws Attempted Free Throw % Offensive Rebounds Defensive Rebounds Total Rebounds Fouls Assists Turnovers Blocks Steals

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HIGH 108 48 79 79 0.608 (48/79) 9 9 19 0.643 (9/14) 33 39 0.900 (27/30) 0.900 (18/20) 22 22 22 36 47 47 25 31 30 11 31

OPPONENT vs Johnson and Wales vs Johnson and Wales vs Johnson and Wales vs Dakota State Univ vs Johnson and Wales vs BHSU vs Carroll College vs Jamestown College vs BHSU vs Dickinson State Univ vs Valley City State Univ vs Mayville State vs Northwestern College IA vs Johnson and Wales vs Menlo College vs Dakota State Univ vs Madonna University vs Colorado College vs Madonna University vs Dakota Wesleyan Univ vs Johnson and Wales vs Madonna University vs Johnson and Wales vs Johnson and Wales

DATE 12/1/2006 12/1/2006 12/1/2006 2/27/2007 12/1/2006 2/15/2007 11/11/2006 1/19/2007 2/15/2007 2/10/2007 1/26/2007 2/3/2007 11/24/2006 12/1/2006 11/18/2006 2/27/2007 12/29/2006 12/2/2006 12/29/2006 11/4/2006 12/1/2006 12/29/2006 12/1/2006 12/1/2006

High

Opponent

Date

95 33 71 71 0.559 (33/59) 16 26 26 0.667 (16/24) 23 30 30 1.000 (2/2) 19 19 38 50 29 20 20 40 11 18

vs Carroll College vs Carroll College vs Mayville State vs Madonna University vs Carroll College vs Carroll College vs Dickinson State Univ vs Madonna University vs Carroll College vs Concordia University NE vs Mount Marty College vs Dakota Wesleyan Univ vs Minot State University vs Minot State University vs Minot State University vs Dakota State Univ vs Mayville State vs Valley City State Univ vs Univ of Sioux Falls vs BHSU vs Johnson and Wales vs Dakota State Univ vs Madonna University

11/11/2006 11/11/2006 2/3/2007 12/29/2006 11/11/2006 11/11/2006 2/10/2007 12/29/2006 11/11/2006 12/15/2006 11/3/2006 11/4/2006 2/24/2007 1/6/2007 2/9/2007 2/27/2007 1/12/2007 1/26/2007 11/25/2006 12/6/2006 12/1/2006 2/27/2007 12/29/2006 2007-2008

LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL 2006-2007 STATISTICS

PLAYER HIGH LADY HARDROCKERS Total Points Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempted Field Goal% (Min 5 made) 3pt Field Goals Made 3pt Field Goals Attempted 3pt Field Goal% (Min 2 made)

Free Throws Made Free Throws Attempted Free Throw% (Min 4 made)

Offensive Rebounds Defensive Rebounds Total Rebounds Fouls

Assists Turnovers Blocks

Steals Minutes Played

HIGH 34 34 14 14 36 1.000 (5/5) 5 8 1.000 (3/3) 1.000 (3/3) 1.000 (2/2) 1.000 (2/2) 1.000 (2/2) 17 17 20 1.000 (8/8) 1.000 (8/8) 1.000 (8/8) 1.000 (7/7) 1.000 (6/6) 9 12 14 14 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 13 4 4 4 8 8 64:00

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PLAYER(S) Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Leah Sundby Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Madi Hotovec Jennie Malone Jennie Malone Madi Hotovec Leah Sundby Madi Hotovec Madi Hotovec Madi Hotovec Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Bethany Holyoak Jennie Malone Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Bethany Holyoak Melanie Vedvei Bethany Holyoak Bethany Holyoak Melanie Vedvei Amber Deweerd Bethany Holyoak Bethany Holyoak Bethany Holyoak Bethany Holyoak Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Bethany Holyoak Bethany Holyoak Bethany Holyoak Melanie Vedvei Melanie Vedvei Amber Deweerd

OPPONENT Dakota State Univ Univ of Sioux Falls Johnson and Wales Dakota State Univ Dakota State Univ vs BHSU vs BHSU vs Mayville State vs Northwestern College IA vs Carroll College vs Minot State University vs Dickinson State Univ vs BHSU vs Valley City State Univ vs BHSU vs Univ of Sioux Falls vs Valley City State Univ vs Dickinson State Univ vs Madonna University vs Mayville State vs Jamestown College vs Dakota State Univ vs Mayville State vs Mayville State vs Mayville State vs Dakota Wesleyan Univ vs Minot State University vs Valley City State Univ vs Madonna University vs BHSU vs Mayville State vs Northwestern College IA vs Rocky Mountain College vs Concordia University NE vs Mayville State vs Colorado College vs Univ of Sioux Falls vs Dakota State Univ vs Valley City State Univ vs vs vs vs vs

DATE 2/27/2007 11/25/2006 12/1/2006 2/27/2007 2/27/2007 2/15/2007 2/15/2007 2/3/2007 11/24/2006 11/11/2006 1/6/2007 1/5/2007 2/15/2007 1/20/2007 2/15/2007 11/25/2006 1/20/2007 2/10/2007 12/29/2006 2/3/2007 1/19/2007 2/27/2007 2/3/2007 2/3/2007 2/21/2007 11/4/2006 2/9/2007 1/20/2007 12/29/2006 12/6/2006 2/3/2007 11/24/2006 11/10/2006 12/15/2006 2/3/2007 12/2/2006 11/25/2006 2/27/2007 1/26/2007

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LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL RECORD Points Season - 2,611 Game - 108 (vs. Johnson & Wales University) Average - 81.0 Rebounds Season - 1,402 Game - 77 Average - 61.0 Free Throws Made Season - 633 Game - 48 (vs. Johnson & Wales University) Free Throws Attempted Season - 917 Game - 47 (vs. Valley City State)

ALL-TIME TEAM RECORDS

YEAR

1998-99 2006-07 1997-98 1977-78 1977-78 1977-78 1998-99 2006-07

RECORD Free Throw Percentage Season - .739 (549/743) Field Goals Made Season - 940 Game - 41 (vs. Huron) Field Goals Attempted Season - 2,178 Game - 99 (vs. Chadron St.) Field Goals Percentage Season - .444 Game - .617 (37-60) vs. Mt. Marty 37-60 (2000-2001)

YEAR

2002-03 1997-98 1977-78 1997-98 1990-91 1985-86 2000-01

RECORD Three Points Made Season - 158 Game - 12 (vs. Dordt College) Three Points Attempted Season - 491 Game - 23 (vs. Univ. of Mary) Most Season Wins 28 Most Consecutive Wins 11 Best Winning Percentage .875 Most Season Games 34

YEAR 1998-99 1998-99 1998-99 2004-05 1997-98 1997-98 1997-98 1998-99

1998-99 2004-05

ALL-TIME INDIVIDUAL RECORDS RECORD Points Career - 2,422 Jami Barraclough Season - 698 Jami Barraclough Game - 42 Jami Barraclough Rebounds Career - 1,102 Terri Meyer Season - 348 Terri Meyer Game - 31 Jane Barnes Leah Novicki Free Throws Made Career - 538 Kalli Gilman Season - 199 Melanie Vedvei Game - 17 Melanie Vedvei Free Throws Attempted Career - 777 Stacie Vedvei Season - 267 Jami Barraclough Game - 20 Jami Barraclough Melanie Vedvei 1. 2. 3. 4 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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YEAR 1996-00 1999-00 1998-99 1978-81 1980-81 1976-77 1994-95 1991-95 2001-2002

Jami Barraclough (1996-00) Kori Hoff (1994-98) Stacie Vedvei (2001-05) Miaken Zeigler (2000-04) Ann Konechne (1995-99) Melanie Vedvei (2005-) Donna Coyle (1981-86) Kerry Meyer (1978-81) Kalli Gilman (1990-94)

2005 2002-05 1999-00

RECORD Free Throws Percentage Season - .839 Donna Coyle Game - 1.000 (12/12) Marissa Richards Field Goals Made Career - 732 Jami Barraclough Season - 262 Jami Barraclough Game - 16 Jami Barraclough Field Goals Attempted Career - 1,621 Kori Hoff Season - 493 Jami Barraclough Game - 36 Melanie Vedvei Field Goals Percentage Career - .528 Jami Barraclough Season - .569 Steph Law Game - .833 (10/12) Jami Zilles (Minimum 8 Attempts)

YEAR 1985-86 2000-01 1996-00 1999-00 1998-99 1994-98 1999-00 20051996-00 1989-90 2002-03

1999-00 2005-

RECORD Three Points Made Career - 153 Ann Konechne Season - 69 Ann Konechne Game - 6 Ann Konechne Jennie Malone Three Points Attempted Career - 450 Ann Konechne Season - 188 Ann Konechne Game - 11 Ann Konechne Assists Career - 492 Elaine Foy Season - 217 Maria Fossum Game - 19 Maria Fossum Steals Career - 333 Melanie Vedvei Season - 124 Melanie Vedvei Game - 11 Melanie Vedvei

YEAR 1994-98 1998-99 1998-99 2005-06 1994-98 1998-99 1998-99 1995-99 1994-95 1994-95 200520052005-

ALL-TIME SCORING LEADERS

2422 1934 1798 1674 1654 1570 1496 1464 1444

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Terri Meyer (1978-81) Jaime Rathjen (1998-02) Cori Leis (2001-05) Steph Law (1989-93) Tammy Peterson (1979-82) Jane Barnes (1976-79) Megan Barnes (2001-05) Marissa Richards (1997-01) Elaine Foy (1995-99)

1401 1244 1190 1173 1168 1074 1069 1051 1030

19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Erin Cihak (1989-94) Leah Novicki (1991-95) Amy Wilson (1997-01) Sondra Seidel (1986-90) Sherry Minor (1985-89) Karisa Klock (1993-97) Maria Fossum (1991-95) Beth Kramer (1990-94)

1011 1004 994 990 985 964 951 905

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LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL ALL-TIME COACHES RECORDS

Barb Felderman 391-314 .557 1981-present (26 Years) YEAR 2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005* 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002* 2000-2001 1999-2000* 1998-1999* 1997-1998* 1996-1997* 1995-1996* 1994-1995* 1993-1994 1992-1993* 1991-1992* 1990-1991* 1989-1990 1988-1989 1987-1988 1986-1987 1985-1986 1984-1985 1983-1984 1982-1983 1981-1982

RECORD 20-11 18-11 21-11 18-12 19-11 21-10 11-16 19-13 22-8 28-4 21-9 19-11 15-14 19-11 20-7 12-14 17-10 4-16 7-17 7-16 7-16 5-16 11-13 10-12 13-12 7-13

Bob Hunt 86-53 .619 1975-1981 (6 Years) YEAR 1988-1989 1987-1988 1986-1987 1985-1986 1984-1985 1983-1984 1982-1983 1981-1982 1980-1981 1979-1980* 1978-1979* 1977-1978 1976-1977 1975-1976

RECORD 7-17 7-16 7-16 5-16 11-13 10-12 13-12 7-13 16-9 20-9 18-6 17-6 4-16 11-7

*Conference Champions NAIA National Tournament Appearances (2005, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, & 1994) Final Four Appearances (1999 & 1998)

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LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL DR. CHARLES RUCH, PRESIDENT OF SDSM&T

Dr. Charles P. Ruch became the 17th President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on July 1, 2003. Ruch holds master’s and doctorate degrees in education from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster (Ohio). Before joining South Dakota Tech, Dr. Ruch served as President at Boise State University for 10 years. Previously, Dr. Ruch spent 19 years at Virginia Commonwealth University, first as an associate dean and dean, and as provost and vice president. His first university assignment came at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a faculty member and department chair. An active participant in higher education organizations, Dr. Ruch has chaired the Urban and Metropolitan Universities Committee for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He also has served on the presidents’ councils of the Big Sky, Big West, and Western Athletic conferences, and as chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Dr. Ruch’s professional activities also include participation in the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the National Council on Accreditation for Teacher Education. Dr. Ruch has written and edited numerous articles, book reviews, and book chapters, and has delivered Congressional testimony. In every community he has joined, Dr. Ruch has been active in organizations and efforts to make those communities better places to live. He has continued that effort in Rapid City, especially when it comes to economic development. In that critical area, he has prioritized using campus expertise to build an even brighter regional economic future. Since joining the School of Mines, Dr. Ruch also has opened lines of communication with the community through a biweekly e-letter, begun a strategic planning process, and created numerous partnerships to improve the university, the community, the state, and the region. Dr. Ruch credits his success to the ongoing support from his wife, Sally, their four grown children, and three grandchildren.

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LADY HARDROCKER BASKETBALL 2007-2008 DAC PREVIEW

Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets

Dakota State University Trojans

Head Coach: Mark Nore (6th year) Phone: 605-642-6886 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: marknore@bhsu.edu Record at BHSU: 74-67 Overall record: 74-67 Athletic Director: Jhett Albers Phone: 605-642-6885 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: jhettalbers@bhsu.edu Sports Information: Bradd Schafer Phone: 605-642-6460 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: braddschafer@bhsu.edu 2006-07 season: 7-7/17-13 — tied for 4th place with Jamestown College, Minot State & Mayville State DAC Tournament: def. Jamestown, 80-45, in the quarterfinals; lost to Dakota State, 85-83, in the semifinals

Head Coach: Jeff Dittman (14th year) Phone: 605-256-5246 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: jeff.dittman@dsu.edu Record at DaSU: 224-189 Overall Record: 224-189 Athletic Director: Gene Wockenfuss Phone: 605-256-5233 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: gene.wockenfuss@dsu.edu Sports Information: Nick Huntimer Phone: 605-256-5229 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: nick.huntimer@dsu.edu 2006-07 season: 10-4/21-11 — 1st place DAC Tournament: def. Dickinson State, 79-45, in the quarterfinals; def. Black Hills State, 85-83, in the semifinals; def. South Dakota Mines, 87-67, in the championship NAIA Tournament: lost to Taylor, IN, 67-56, in the 1st round Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: +8.5 (1st) Field Goal %: 43.6% (2nd) Scoring Offense: 73.9 ppg (2nd) 3-pt Field Goal %: 35.5% (3rd) Scoring Defense: 65.4 ppg (4th) Free Throw %: 67.2% (5th) Rebounding Margin: +5.72 (2nd) Opponents FG%: 38.9% (2nd) Rebounding: 41.19 rpg (2nd) Opponents 3pt FG%: 33.2% (4th)

Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: +5.8 (3rd) Scoring Offense: 72.2 ppg (4th) Scoring Defense: 66.4 ppg (5th) Rebounding Margin: +5.70 (3rd) Rebounding: 38.63 rpg (3rd)

Field Goal %: 45.1% (1st) 3-pt Field Goal %: 37.3% (1st) Free Throw %: 64.9% (8th) Opponents FG%: 39.0% (3rd) Opponents 3pt FG%: 35.4% (6th)

Key Returnees (Returning starters: 3) Lacey Haughian; 6-2; Senior; Center; Terry, MT 2006-07 stats: 14 pts/game, 7 reb/game, 58% FG, 27 blocks, 2nd team All DAC Lindsey Buthe; 5-11; Senior; Forward; Lennox, SD 2006-07 stats: 4 pts/game, 4 reb/game, 1 assist/game, 42% FG Snjezana Dojcinovic; 6-1; Senior; Center; Zagrib, Croatia 2006-07 stats: 8 pts/game, 6 reb/game, 48% FG Alexis Krull; 5-4; Junior; Guard; Hill City, SD 2006-07 stats: 7 pts/game, 2 reb/game, 4 asst/game, 32% FG Bayley Chevron; 5-7; Sophomore; Guard; Fort Collins, CO 2006-07 stats: 1pt/game, 2 reb/game, 30% FG Alana Dykhouse; 6-0; Center; Sioux Falls, SD 2006-07 stats: 2 pts/game, 3 reb/game, 35% FG Brittany Fuhrman; 5-6; Guard; Mobridge, SD 2006-07 stats: 9 pts/game, 4 reb/game, 2 asst/game, 41% FG, 42% 3 pt FG Key Newcomers Janna Schriber; 5-7; Freshman; Guard; Gillette, WY Katelynn Lamb; 5-9; Freshman; Guard; Onida, SD Jesstina Pili; 5-5; Freshman; Guard; Barrow, AK Courtney Johnson; 6-2; Freshman; Center; Dayton, WY Kalyn Sticher; 5-10; Center; Kiowa, CO Key Losses (Starters lost: 2) Brittney Klipfel, Center - 1st team All DAC, 3rd team NAIA All America Jamie Bentley, Guard - 3rd team All DAC Lana Giannonatti, Guard South Dakota Mines Women’s Media Guide

Key Returnees (Returning starters: 4) Angela Carr; 5-7; Senior; Guard; Flandreau, SD 2006-07 stats: 8.9 pts/game, 1.8 asst/game Maria Gengler; 6-2; Senior; Center; Adrian, MN 2006-07 stats: 7.9 pts/game, 6.3 reb/game Jill Hansen; 5-9; Senior; Guard; Worthington, MN 2006-07 stats: 7.9 pts/game, 2.5 asst/game Laura Tewes; 6-1; Senior; Forward; Mayer, MN 2006-07 stats: 9.4 pts/game, 7.1 reb/game, 2nd team All DAC Jessica VanLoy; 5-10; Sophomore; Forward; Wabasso, MN 2006-07 stats: 9.3 pts/game, 3.9 asst/game, 2nd team All DAC, Honorable Mention NAIA All America Tricia Boldt; 5-9; Sophomore; Forward; Arlington, SD 2006-07 stats: 2.7 pts/game, 2.5 reb/game Key Newcomers Chelsea Ringo; 5-6; Sophomore; Guard; Arlington, NE Ashley Broughton; 5-9; Freshman; Guard; Corsica, SD Brittany Kokesch; 5-3; Freshman; Guard; Franklin, MN Kaitlyn Kramer; 5-11; Freshman; Forward; Fulda, MN Steph Mueller; 5-10; Freshman; Forward; Scotland, SD Lisa Chase; 5-8; Freshman; Forward; Salem, SD Abby Mehlbrech; 5-6; Freshman; Guard; Salem, SD Carmyn Stretiz; 5-8; Freshman; Guard; Warner, SD Brittney Rabbit; 5-6; Freshman; Guard; North Sioux City, SD Allison Winkle; 5-8; Freshman; Forward; Fullerton, CA Becky Rhody; 5-11; Freshman; Forward; Deubrook, SD Brittany Pearson; 5-11; Freshman; Forward; Rosholt, SD Key Losses (Starters lost: 1) Sara Nelson, Forward - 3rd team All DAC, NAIA Scholar-Athlete Angie Gottsleben, Guard

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Dickinson State University Blue Hawks

Jamestown College Jimmies

Head Coach: Guy Fridley (2nd season) Phone: 701-483-2710 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: guy.fridley@dickinsonstate.edu Record at DiSU: 5-23 Overall Record: 5-23 Athletic Director: Roger Ternes Phone: 701-483-2159 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: roger.ternes@dickinsonstate.edu Sports Information: Galen Morton Phone: 701-483-2781 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: galen.morton@dickinsonstate.edu 2006-07 Season: 2-12/5-23 — 8th place DAC Tournament: lost to Dakota State, 79-45, in the quarterfinals

Head Coach: Mark Wiest (4th year) Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4450 E-mail: mwiest@jc.edu Record at JC: 45-42 Overall Record: 147-110 Athletic Director: Lawrie Paulson Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4318 E-mail: paulson@jc.edu Sports Information: Cisco Cole Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4450 E-mail: ccole@jc.edu 2006-07 season: 7-7/14-15 — tied for 4th place with Black Hills State, Minot State & Mayville State DAC Tournament: lost to Black Hills State, 80-45, in the quarterfinals

Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: -12.9 (8th) Scoring Offense: 58.8 ppg (7th) Scoring Defense: 71.7 ppg (8th) Rebounding Margin: -8.61 (8th) Rebounding: 31.64 rpg (8th)

Field Goal %: 37.2% (8th) 3-pt Field Goal %: 32.9% (7th) Free Throw %: 66.6% (7th) Opponents FG%:43.2% (8th) Opponents 3pt FG%: 37.4% (8th)

Key Returnees (Returning starters: 2) Ashley Bakich-Emmons; 5-6; Junior; Guard; Coalstrip, MT 2006-07 stats: 8 pts/game, 3 reb/game, 3 asst/game Brittany Mesa; 5-10; Senior; Forward; San Jose, CA 2006-07 stats:10 pts/game, 4 reb/game Elise Doughton; 5-9; Senior; Forward; Apple Valley, CA 2006-07 stats: 5 pts/game, 4 reb/game Key Newcomers Juliet Masei; 5-7; Junior; Guard; Edwards, CA Kelsey Boedecker; 5-7; Freshman; Guard; Sheridan, WY Sadiyyah Guilford; 6-1; Junior; Center; Aurora, CO Teryl Norton; 5-5; Freshman; Guard; New Salem, ND Juanita Newsom; 5-8; Forward; Lancaster, CA Staci Moore; 5-5; Guard; Cambridge, NE Key Losses (Starters lost: 3) Dana Johnson, Guard

Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: -0.2 (7th) Scoring Offense: 58.7 ppg (8th) Scoring Defense: 58.9 ppg (1st) Rebounding Margin: +6.97 (1st) Rebounding: 38.28 rpg (4th)

Field Goal %: 39.6% (7th) 3-pt Field Goal %: 29.5% (8th) Free Throw %: 67.0% (6th) Opponents FG%: 39.3% (4th) Opponents 3pt FG%: 32.1% (1st)

Key Returnees (Returning starters: 5) Nicole Zerr; 5-6; Senior; Guard; Mandan, ND 2006-07 stats: 5.6 pts/game, 3.7 reb/game, 105 asst, 39 steals, 18 3-pointers Jenna Lee; 5-10; Sophomore; Guard; Fargo, ND 2006-07 stats: 3.7 pts/game, 5.6 reb/game, 9 asst, 19 steals, 72% FT, 15 3-pointers, DAC Scholar-Athlete Giuli Varriano; 5-9; Junior; Forward; Fargo, ND 2006-07 stats: 13.2 pts/game, 7 reb/game, 69 steals, 82 assists, 69% FT, 41% FG, 3rd team All DAC, DAC Defensive Player of the Year, DAC Scholar-Athlete Ali Edwards; 5-11; Sophomore; Forward; Fargo, ND 2006-07 stats: 4.2 pts/game, 3.2 reb/game, 41 asst, 28 steals, 74% FT 10 3-pointers DAC Scholar-Athlete Kristen Klawon; 5-9; Senior; Guard; Larimore, ND 2006-07 stats: 7.5 pts/game, 2.0 reb/game, 30 asst, 15 steals, 64% FT, 53 3-pt FG, 37% 3pt FG Cori Doubek; 6-2; Junior; Center; Anamoose, ND 2006-07 stats: 6.0 pts/game, 3.5 reb/game, 24 asst, 11 steals, 10 blocks, 70% FT, 45% FG Heidi Fichtner; 6-1; Junior; Center; Fargo, ND 2006-07 stats: 6.1 pts/game, 4.1 reb/game, 20 asst, 71% FT, 45% FG Key Newcomers Amanda Rantapaa; 5-8; Red-Shirt Sophomore; Guard; Lead, SD Janell Huber; 5-9; Red-Shirt Freshman; Forward; Linton, ND Kendra Zak; 5-10; Sophomore; Forward; Thompson, ND Mindy Clark; 5-8; Freshman; Guard; Madison, MN Cammi Greenheck; 5-3; Sophomore; Guard; Fargo, ND Kellie Schuneman; 5-6; Freshman; Guard; Lino Lakes MN Key Losses (Starters lost: 0)

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Mayville State University Comets

Minot State University Beavers

Head Coach: Dennis Hutter (3rd year) Phone: 701-786-4665 Fax: 701-786-4840 E-mail: d_hutter@mayvillestate.edu Record at MaSU: 28-27 Overall Record: N/A Athletic Director: Mike Moore Phone: 701-788-4706 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: m_moore@mayvillestate.edu Sports Information: Justin Johnson Phone: 701-788-4715 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: j_johnson@mayvillestate.edu 2006-07 season: 7-7/16-13 — tied for 4th place with Black Hills State, Jamestown College & Minot State DAC Tournament: lost to South Dakota Mines, 66-52, in the quarterfinals

Head Coach: Sheila Green-Gerding (13th year) Phone: 701-858-3261 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: sheila.gerding@minotstateu.edu Record at MiSU: 211-143 Overall Record: 211-143 Athletic Director: Rick Hedberg Phone: 701-858-3041 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: hedbergr@minotstateu.edu Sports Information: Sheila Green-Gerding Phone: 701-858-3261 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: sheila.gerding@minotstateu.edu 2006-07 season: 7-7/21-9 — tied for 4th place with Black Hills State, Jamestown College & Mayville State DAC Tournament: def. Valley City State, 65-62, in the quarterfinals; lost to South Dakota Mines, 68-55, in the semifinals Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: +8.1 (2nd) Field Goal %: 42.5% (5th) Scoring Offense: 68.3 ppg (5th) 3-pt Field Goal %: 36.7% (2nd) Scoring Defense: 60.2 ppg (2nd) Free Throw %: 72.3% (3rd) Rebounding Margin: +3.77 (4th) Opponents FG%: 39.3% (5th) Rebounding: 37.17 rpg (5th) Opponents 3pt FG%: 32.1% (2nd) Key Returnees (Returning starters: 2) Kendra Meyer; 5-7; Senior; Guard; Prior Lake, MN 2006-07 stats: 16.3 pts/game, 1st team All DAC, Honorable Mention NAIA All America Brittni Walker; 6-0; Junior; Forward; McLaughlin, SD 2006-07 stats: 11.1 pts/game, 5.8 reb/game Sam Medcalf; 5-6; Sophomore; Guard; Andover, MN 20066-07 stats: 3.3 pts/game Kayla Rettig; 5-8; Junior; Guard; Lewistown, MT 2006-07 stats: 2.1 pts/game MacKenzie Mack; 5-11; Sophomore; Forward; Scranton, ND 2006-07 stats: 1.5 pts/game Whitney Loftesnes; 5-9; Freshman; Guard; Velva, ND 2006-07 Redshirt Heather Lizotte; 5-9; Senior; Forward, Minot, ND

Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: +3.8 (5th) Scoring Offense: 75.4 ppg (1st) Scoring Defense: 71.6 ppg (7th) Rebounding Margin: +3.76 (5th) Rebounding: 44.28 rpg (1st)

Field Goal %: 42.8% (4th) 3-pt Field Goal %: 34.4% (4th) Free Throw %: 69.6% (4th) Opponents FG%: 37.1% (1st) Opponents 3pt FG%: 33.1% (3rd)

Key Returnees (Returning starters: 3) Laura Big Crow; 5-11; Senior; Center; Pine Ridge, SD 2006-07 stats: 18 pts/game, 7 reb/game, 1st team All DAC, Honorable Mention NAIA All America Cassie Leraas, 5-5; Senior; Guard; Hunter, ND 2006-07 stats: 16 pts/game, 35.4% 3pt FG, 75% FT Nikki Munneke; 6-1; Senior; Guard; Lino Lakes, MN 2006-07 stats: 7.2 pts/game, 36.4% 3 pt FG, 76% FT Jamie Wheeler; 5-5; Senior; Guard; Grand Forks, ND 2006-07: 7.4 pts/game, 2.8 asst/game Danielle Guilbert; 5-11; Sophomore; Guard; Rolla, ND 2006-07: 4.7 pts/game, 3.7 reb/game Erika Anderson; 5-4; Senior; Guard; Wyndmere, ND Lindsay Sannes; 6-0; Sophomore; Forward; Wahpeton, ND Key Newcomers Ali Sonstelie; 6-1; Junior; Forward; Winger, MN Kalli Smart; 5-4; Freshman; Guard; Ada, MN Ashleigh Trosen; 5-10; Freshman; Forward; Cass Lake, MN Key Losses (Starters lost: 2) Michelle Halvorson, Guard - 2nd team All DAC Kelly Latozke, Center

Key Newcomers Lashay Bagsby; 6-1; Junior; Center; Bakersfield, CA Caroline Folven; 6-0; Freshman; Center; Byron, IL Halee Rasmussen; 5-7; Junior; Guard; Price, UT Ashley King; 5-9; Junior; Guard; Cando, ND Danielle Levasseur; 5-5; Junior; Guard; Temecula, CA Ashleigh Budsoe-Osbouorne; 5-10; Junior; Guard; Compton, CA Key Losses (Starters lost: 3) Jenny Castro - 1st team Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Team Arrita Oler - 3rd team All DAC Taylor McQuilliams Christa Suedbeck

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South Dakota Mines Hardrockers

Valley City State University Vikings

Head Coach: Barb Felderman (27th year) Phone: 605-394-2602 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail: barbara.felderman@sdsmt.edu Record at SDM: 391-314 Overall Record: 391-314 Athletic Director: Hugh Welsh Phone: 605-394-2341 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail: hugh.welsh@sdsmt.edu Sports Information: Bradley Blume Phone: 605-394-2355 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail: bradley.blume@sdsmt.edu 2006-07 season: 8-6/20-11 — tied for 2nd place with Valley City State DAC Tournament: def. Mayville State, 66-52, in the quarterfinals; def. Minot State, 68-55, in the semifinals; lost to Dakota State, 8767, in the championship

Head Coach: Jill DeVries (9th year) Phone: 701-845-7164 Fax: 701-845-7164 E-mail: jill.devries@mail.vcsu.edu Record at VCSU: 81-121 Overall Record: 81-121 Athletic Director: B.J. Pumroy Phone: 701-845-7160 Fax: 701-845-7211 E-mail: bj.pumroy@vcsu.edu Sports Information: Craig Case Phone: 701-845-7244 Fax: 701-845-7211 E-mail: craig.case@vcsu.edu 2006-07 season: 8-6/18-11 — tied for 2nd place with South Dakota Mines DAC Tournament: lost to Minot State, 65-62, in the quarterfinals

Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: +4.8 (4th) Scoring Offense: 73.3 ppg (3rd) Scoring Defense: 68.5 ppg (6th) Rebounding Margin: -1.55 (7th) Rebounding: 34.10 rpg (7th)

Field Goal %: 43.3% (3rd) 3-pt Field Goal %: 33.6% (5th) Free Throw %: 72.8% (1st) Opponents FG%: 42.1% (7th) Opponents 3pt FG%: 37.0% (7th)

Key Returnees (Returning starters: 4) Melanie Vedvie; 5-7; Senior; Guard; Lake Preston, SD 2006-07 stats: 19.3 pts/game, 8.1 reb/game, 4.0 steals/game, 4.7 asst/game, DAC Most Valuable Player, 1st team All DAC, 1st team NAIA All America Amber DeWeerd; 5-10; Senior; Forward; Rock Valley, IA 2006-07 stats: 12.2 pts/game, 4.7 reb/game Jennie Malone; 5-10; Senior; Forward; Rapid City, SD 2006-07 stats: 11.6 pts/game, 3.1 reb/game, 2.3 asst/game, 1.9 steals/game, 3rd team All DAC, DAC Scholar-Athlete, Rapid City Women’s College Athlete of the Year Bethany Holyoak; 6-0; Sophomore; Center/Forward; Moorcroft, WY, 2006-07: 10.6 pts/game, 5.3 reb/game, 29 blocks Leah Sundby; 5-11; Sophomore; Center/Forward; Williston, ND 2006-07 stats: 7.0 pts/game, 3.5 reb/game Key Newcomers Cayla DeGeorge; 5-6; Freshman; Guard; Colorado Springs, CO Stephany Bjustrom; 5-8; Freshman; Guard; Algona, IA Loryn Schuetzle; 5-10; Freshman; Forward/Center; Pierre, SD Jessica Tsigine; 5-9; Junior; Guard/Forward; Tuba City, AZ Jerika Ihnen; 5-11; Freshman; Forward/Center; Tea, SD Whitney Ashford; 5-6; Freshman; Guard; Littleton, CO Key Losses (Starters lost: 1) Madi Hotovec, Guard Karmen Powell, Guard

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Team Stats (rank in DAC) Scoring Margin: +2.6 (6th) Scoring Offense: 67.4 ppg (6th) Scoring Defense: 64.8 ppg (3rd) Rebounding Margin: +0.66 (6th) Rebounding: 36.38 rpg (6th)

Field Goal %: 41.0% (6th) 3-pt Field Goal %: 32.9% (6th) Free Throw %: 72.8% (2nd) Opponents FG%: 41.1% (6th) Opponents 3pt FG%: 33.4% (5th)

Key Returnees (Returning starters: 2) Jessica Tykwinski; 5-7; Sophomore; Guard; Ivanhoe, MN 2006-07 stats: 5.5 pts/game, 2.7 reb/game, 2.3 asst/game DAC Freshman of the Year Abby Dralle; 5-9; Senior; Guard; Moffit, ND 2006-07 stats: 4.1 pts/game Jodi Burrer; 5-5; Senior; Guard; Wing, ND 2006-07 stats: 2.5 pts/game Brittany Olson; 5-6; Junior; Guard; Halstad, MN 2006-07 stats: 5.1 pts/game, 1.7 reb/game Terra Billiet; 6-0; Senior; Center; Madison, MN 2006-07 stats: 3.1 pts/game, 2.7 reb/game Key Newcomers Amanda Brown; 5-9; Freshman; Guard; Limon, CO Mandy Johnson; 5-9; Freshman; Guard; Barnesville, MN Ashley Homstrom; 5-10; Freshman; Forward; Arthur, ND Jacki Mitchell; 5-9; Freshman; Forward; Erie, ND Andrea Hummel; 5-10; Sophomore; Forward; West Fargo, ND (Transfer from U-Mary) Key Losses (Starters Lost: 3) Loni Hall, Center - 2nd team All DAC, Honorable Mention NAIA All America Mallory Undlin, Forward - 1st team All DAC, Honorable Mention All America Molly Schultz Beth Orthman

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FACTS 2007-2008 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a proud heritage of excellence in preparing graduates to serve as leaders in the professions of engineering and science. The university provides graduate and undergraduate degrees in science, engineering, and interdisciplinary sciences. There are 16 academic departments organized into two colleges: the College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Letters. A total of 32 degree programs in engineering and science are offered at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Our students, in combination with an exceptionally talented faculty and great support from the community, provide an exciting environment for education excellence. Award-winning undergraduate education is enhanced by graduate education and research and development in areas of critical need to the state, nation, and the international community.

FACILITIES South Dakota School of Mines and Technology facilities include the Black Hills Business Development Center, the Darold D. King Physical Education Building, the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Building, the Computational Mechanics Laboratory, the Electrical Engineering/Physics Building, the McLaury Building, Devereaux Library, O’Harra Building, Mineral Industries Building, the Tech Development Laboratory, and Surbeck Student Center.

TUITION AND FEES FALL 2007 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Total Per Year

SD $5,673 $4,600 $1,930 $12,203

Non SD $6,911 $4,600 $1,930 $13,441

MAJORS A.A. General Studies B.S. Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering Geological Engineering Geology Industrial Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Atmospheric Science Business Applications in Science and Technology Pre-Professional Health Sciences Science, Technology, and Society

M.S. Atmospheric Sciences Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemistry

Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering Materials Engineering and Science

Ph.D. Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Biomedical Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering Materials Engineering and Science Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

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Mathematics (Applied and Computational) Mechanical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Mining Engineering and Management Physics

Mechanical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Paleontology Physics

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STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS FALL 2006 Enrollment Status Full Time Part Time

1,565 559

73.7% 26.3%

FACULTY AND STAFF, FY 2007 Faculty 166 Staff* 159 *Temporary employees included in this total

OUTREACH South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers programs and activities that teach and entertain K-12 students and community members, including: APEX Gallery, The Museum of Geology, Engineers Week, Math Contest, Multicultural Expo., Senior Design Fair, NASA Honors Program, S.D. Space Grant Consortium, and many more. Classes and campus for K-12 students, teachers, alumni, and professionals are offered through the Office of Educational Programs and Professional Conferences. For more information, visit <www.sdmines.sdsmt.edu/learn>.

RAPID CITY AND THE BLACK HILLS South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-largest city. The city of 65,000 is the regional center for health care, shopping, banking, and other services, and is a major tourist destination because of its proximity to the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands, and other attractions. There are caves, mountains, streams and lakes, and a vast variety of rocks, minerals, wildlife, and plant life. The Badlands represent some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest fossil resources as well as serving as an outdoor laboratory for the School of Mines.

FY 07 RESEARCH FUNDING School of Mines faculty members and researchers received 72 research awards totaling more than $17.1 million during the 2007 fiscal year. The funding came from many different agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the State of South Dakota, NASA, the Department of Transportation, Army Research Laboratory, and many more.

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