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Dickinson State University

At A Glance

Location . . . . . . . . . .Dickinson, North Dakota Population . . . . . . . . . .18,000 Founded . . . . . . . . . .1918 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . .2,500+ Nickname . . . . . . . . . .Blue Hawks Colors . . . . . . . . . .Blue and Gray Football Stadium . . . . . . . . . .Whitney Stadium (3,600) - 483-2957 Gymnasium . . . . . . . . . .Scott Gym (1,800) - 483-2181 Baseball Stadium . . . . . . . . . .Southside Ballpark (2,000) - 456-2044 Softball Stadium . . . . . . . . . .Gress Softball Complex (750) - 456-2058 National Affiliation . . . . . . . . . .NAIA NAIA Region . . . . . . . . . .Region III Conference . . . . . . . . . .DAC (Dakota Athletic Conference) President . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Lee A. Vickers Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . .Roger Ternes Sports Information Director . . . . . . . . . .Galen Morton - galen.morton@dickinsonstate.edu Athletic Website . . . . . . . . . .www.dickinsonstate.edu

Intercollegiate Athletics Directory 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2181

Fax 701-483-0501

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Roger Ternes: 483-2159

Administrative Secretary Joan Mulvey: 483-2181 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2181

Sports Information Director Galen Morton: 483-2102

Athletic Trainer Tim Kreidt: 483-2184

Football Defensive Coordinator HPER Chair Arlan Hofland: 483-2579 Area Code (701)

Human Performance Center Assistant Football Pete Leno: 483-2719

All email addresses firstname.lastname@dickinsonstate.edu

HEAD COACHES Football Hank Biesiot: 483-2735

Volleyball Ryan Platt: 483-2120

Track & Field Pete Stanton: 483-2037

Golf Tim Daniel: 483-2100

Men’s Basketball Ty Orton: 483-2473

Women’s Basketball/Softball Guy Fridley: 483-2710

Baseball Duane Monlux: 483-2716

Cross Country/Wrestling Thadd O’Donnell: 483-2568

Rodeo Scott Kleeman: 483-2185

Credits The 2008 Dickinson State University Basketball Media Guide was designed, written, and edited by Galen Morton, Sports Information Director. Photography by the Dickinson Press and Dickinson State University Offices of Sports Information and University Relations. Printing by Service Printers • 1315 West Villard • Dickinson, ND • 701-483-3458.


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About Dickinson State University Dickinson State University is a four year institution within the North Dakota University System and is noted for its excellence in both athletics and academics. Dickinson State University serves as the cultural, social and intellectual center of West River North Dakota. The community of Dickinson boasts a population of more than 18,000. Quality Academics

Everybody Wants to be There

Quality academics begin with our faculty and are conveyed throughout all measures of the academic life that Dickinson State University students experience, and upon graduation, they are then able to successfully compete with other college graduates on a national scale. Well-planned initiatives and physical resources are also vital to success. For example, a program known as “Writing Across the Curriculum” is organized to help ensure that students are gaining the skills needed to succeed in jobs or graduate school. Facilities, such as the University’s “Smart Classrooms” allow instructors to use the latest learning tools, infusing technology into the curriculum through the use of multimedia computer presentations and the internet.

Involvement means more than being part of one of the more than 50 campus organizations or playing on an intramural team. Involvement means leaving your mark on Dickinson State University, and becoming part of the fabric of the University. Dickinson State University is a community, and as a community there is times when we all like to get together. Blue Hawk athletics provide a chance to cheer on our teams and see some exciting action. Campus happenings like dances, movies, concerts, plays, and special events like the Crazy Hawk Olympics are places where everybody wants to be.

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2008 BLUE HAWK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DATE

OPPONENT

TIP-OFF

Carroll College Tournament – Helena, MT Oct. 31

University of Montana-Tech

6:00 PM

Nov. 1

Carroll College

8:00 PM

Nov. 2

University of Montana-Western

3:00 PM

Nov. 7

Montana State University-Northern

6:00 PM

Nov. 8

University of Great Falls

6:00 PM

University of Great Falls Tournament – Great Falls, MT Nov. 14

Montana State University-Northern

6:00 PM

Nov. 15

University of Great Falls

6:00 PM

Sam Milanovich Classic – Dickinson, ND Nov. 28 Nov. 29

Black Hills State v. Rocky Mountain College

1:00 PM

Dickinson State v. Montana State-Northern

5:00 PM

Black Hills State v. Montana State-Northern

1:00 PM

Dickinson State v. Rocky Mountain College

5:00 PM

Dec. 6

Minot State University *

3:00 PM

Dec. 14

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-WESTERN

3:00 PM

Dec. 20

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-TECH

5:00 PM

Dec. 22

Dakota Wesleyan University

7:00 PM

Jan. 2

Rocky Mountain College

7:00 PM

Jan. 9

BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY *

5:30 PM

Jan. 10

SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES *

4:00 PM

Jan. 15

Valley City State University *

4:30 PM

Jan. 18

Jamestown College *

3:00 PM

Jan. 23

DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY *

5:30 PM

Jan. 24

MAYVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY *

4:00 PM

Jan. 28

MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY *

5:30 PM

Feb. 6

South Dakota School of Mines *

5:30 PM

Feb. 7

Black Hills State University *

4:00 PM

Feb. 11

VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY *

5:30 PM

Feb. 14

JAMESTOWN COLLEGE *

4:00 PM

Feb. 18

Mayville State University *

4:30PM

Feb. 19

Dakota State University *

4:30 PM

Feb. 22

DAC Tournament 1st Round

TBA

Feb. 25

DAC Tournament 2nd Round

TBA

Mar. 1

DAC Tournament Championship

TBA

Home games in bold

DAC GAMES IN CAPS

Game tip-offs are Mountain Time


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At Home with the Blue Hawks

When alumni get together at Homecoming every autumn, they all agree on one thing: Dickinson State University is a very special place. The enthusiasm and support of Blue Hawk fans is second to none in the entire UpperMidwest. Dickinson State athletics enjoyed another outstanding school year in 2007-08. The Blue Hawks captured Dakota Athletic Conference championships in several sports, including volleyball, indoor and outdoor men’s track and field, softball and in women’s golf. For volleyball, it was their 13th consecutive conference championship and Nancy Nyongesa and Elizabeth Castillo garnered All-American honors. In both softball and baseball, Dickinson State won the DAC Tournaments and headed into the NAIA playoffs. The softball team traveled to Decatur, Ala., and reached the “elite eight” of the national tournament for the second consecutive year. Two players, Nicole Marcoux and Sara Jane Webster, were named All-American. The Blue Hawk wrestling team was led by three-time national champion and two-time national wrestler of the year

Justin Schlecht. They team placed third at the national meet for the second year in a row and six grapplers (Cory Johnston, Eli Zuniga, Stanton Schlecht, Justin Schlecht, Matt Michaelson and Karter Kleeman) earned All-American honors. Dickinson State’s men’s track team finished second at the NAIA national meet, and now boasts three national titles (2004, 2005 and 2006) and three runner-up finishes in the last six years. At the outdoor championships, the Hawks had 12 All-American athletes. Following his outstanding season, Senior Ramon Miller helped the Bahamas to a silver medal in the 4 x 400M relay at the Beijing Olympics. Individual NAIA National Champions include: • Ramon Miller – 400M (Indoor and outdoor) • Allan Ayala – 400M Intermediate Hurdles • Dominic Goodman – Long jump (Indoor) • Kelsey Aide – Pole Vault (Indoor) • Justin Schlecht – Wrestling, Three-time champion (197 lbs)

Scott Gymnasium This place rocks! With seating for 1,400 avid Dickinson State University fans, Scott Gymnasium provides a warm home for the Blue Hawks. Named for the late Charles E. Scott, a former Dickinson State University President, the building is attached to Wienbergen Hall which houses many of the other athletic facilities at Dickinson State University. In Wienbergen Hall, Dickinson State University studentathletes will find training facilities, locker rooms, and team meeting rooms that are conducive to promoting peak performance in and out of the classroom. Coaching offices are also found in Wienbergen Hall. Over the past several years improvements have been made to Scott Gymnasium, including new player seating, a new scorer’s bench, new lighting and other modifications which have kept the building updated.


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Blue Hawk Women’s Records INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

TEAM RECORDS

Points Game: 38, Carey Waldal vs. SD Tech (1/28/92); Melani Lowman vs. U of M-Crookston (2/3/97) Season: 538, Stacie Schorsch, 2001-02 Career: 1,698, Melani Lowman, 1993-97

Points Game: 98 vs. Huron University (1/26/02) Season: 2,104 (70.1 ppg) 2001-02

Rebounds Game: 25, Donna Flynn vs. UND-Lake Region (12/3/77) Season: 288, Donna Flynn, 1977-78 Career: 959, Melani Lowman, 1993-97

Assists Game: 30 vs. Huron University (1/26/02) Season: 488, 2001-02

Assists Game: 13, Jessica Kinnebrew vs Huron University (1/26/02) Season: 161, Jessica Kinnebrew, 2001-02 Career: 370, Lori Wegh, 1981-85 Field Goals Made Game: 17, Rhonda Benson vs. Minot State (1/17/81) Season: 206, Stacie Schorsch 2001-02 Career: 702, Melani Lowman, 1993-97

Rebounds Game: 77 vs. Black Hills State (12/6/83) Season: 1,213 (40.4 rpg) 2001-02

Steals Game: 25 vs. National College (1/3/85) Season: 295, 1995-96 Field Goals Made Game: 41 vs. Huron Univ. (1/26/02); NDSU-Bottineau (12/13/78) Season: 773, 2001-02 Field Goal Attempts Game: 92 vs. Black Hills State (11/29/79) Season: 1780, 2001-02 Field Goal Percentage Game: .582 vs. Rocky Mountain College (12/11/80) Season: .448, 1996-97 (736-1641)

Field Goal Attempts Game: 28, Shelly McGhee vs. Valley City State (2/28/77) Season: 432, Stacie Schorsch, 2001-02 Career: 1,428, Melani Lowman, 1993-97

Free Throws Made Game: 28 vs. Chadron State (1/8/94) Season: 409, 2001-02

Field Goal Percentage Season: .592 (142-of-240), Julie Luoma, 1996-97 Career: .547, Donna Flynn, 1977-79

Free Throw Attempts Game: 37 vs. Chadron State (1/8/94); vs. Carroll College (11/19/94) Season: 681, 2001-02

Free Throws Made Game: 16, Stacy Nelson vs. Jamestown College (1/18/85) Season: 108, Stacy Nelson, 1985-86 Career: 247, Stacie Schorsch, 1998-present Free Throw Attempts Game: 18, Stacy Nelson vs. Jamestown College (1/18/85) Season: 156, Stacy Nelson, 1985-86 Career: 358, Stacie Schorsch, 1998-present Free Throw Percentage Season: .871 (61-of-70), Julie Luoma, 1997-98 Career: .845, (93-of-110), Julie Luoma, 1997-99 Steals Game: 10, Jill Solem vs. Minot State (1/15/87) Season: 89, Lori Wegh, 1983-84 Career: 264, Lori Wegh, 1981-85

Free Throw Percentage Game: 1.000 vs. Black Hills State (2/19/81); 1.000 vs. Mayville State (2/5/82) Season: .720, 1992-93 (376-525) Other Records Largest Winning Margin: 61 points vs. UND (1/10/75) Largest Margin of Defeat: 60 points vs. MSU-Billings (1/2/97) Most Points Scored Upon: 105 vs. MSU-Billings (1/2/97) Most Victories: 21, 2001-02 (21-9) Most Losses: 24, 1987-88 Most Consecutive Wins: 14, 1974-75 Most Consecutive Losses: 14, 1987-88 Highest Winning Percentage: .882, 1975-76 (15-2) Lowest Winning Percentage: .076, 1987-88 (2-24) 1,000 Point Club 1. Melani Lowman--1698 2. Lori Wegh--1442 3. Annette Sabot--1361 4. Stacie Schorsch--1334 5. Carey Waldal--1215 6. Carol Dobitz--1125


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Meet the Women’s Coaches Guy Fridley Head Coach Guy Fridley is entering his third season as Head Coach of Women’s Basketball. Fridley began his career at Dickinson State University as a basketball standout in 1998. The following season, he was an instrumental player in helping the 19992000 Blue Hawks win the NDCAC regular season and post-season tournament championship. The Blue Hawk successes continued into the NAIA National Tournament where they ultimately earned “Elite Eight” status. The Hawks ended their season with a 25-6 overall record. Fridley made numerous contributions to their team success and he was appropriately recognized for his efforts by being named to the first team, NDCAC All-Conference team. In addition to his court-sense and leadership, Fridley was also a prolific scorer and still ranks as Dickinson State’s third-most accomplished player for 3-point field goals made in a season (71) and in a career (108). These achievements were predictable because of his previous two years at Williston State College, which culminated in the Teton’s winning consecutive Mon-Dak Conference titles and Fridley being named to the all-

conference team. Equally skilled from the sidelines, Coach Fridley has established himself through six highly productive seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach. His game knowledge and leadership abilities have been critical components to the Hawks making NAIA National Tournament appearances in the 2000-01 and 2003-04 seasons. The first of these berths was marked by a 26-7 record and winning the DAC-10 regular season and tournament championships. The Blue Hawks made the “Sweet Sixteen” and were rated #5 in the final NAIA national poll. Fridley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Composite Social Science and Physical Education from Dickinson State. In 2007 he earned his Master’s of Sports Management through Nova Southeast University. Fridley lives in Dickinson with his wife, Amber, and their daughter Amy and son Paxton. Andre Goldberg Assistant Coach Andre Goldberg is entering his second season as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball. After playing point guard for Ty Orton at McCook Community College, Goldberg went on to play at Black Hills State University where he received a Sociology degree with a minor in Athletic Coaching. While at MCC, Goldberg earned all conference honors and finished in the top five all-time in assists. During his time at MCC and BHSU, Andre earned Academic All-Conference and Academic All-American honors. Goldberg is the son of Karen Goldberg and Larry Porter who both reside in Boulder, Colo. Hennessy Rodriguez Assistant Coach Hennessy Rodriguez returns for her second season on the DSU coaching staff. She is a Dickinson State alumnus, who earned her degree in Biology with a Coaching minor. Coach Rodriguez came to DSU after transferring from American River College in Sacramento, Calif. She played two years of basketball and softball for the Blue Hawks under Coach Fridley from 2005-07. Aside from coaching basketball, Coach Rodriguez continues to relate her expertise on the softball diamond and she serves DSU as a part-time athletic trainer. She lives in Dickinson with her dog, Peyton and cat, Jane.


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2007-08 DAC Women’s Statistics Scoring Offense Rank School 1 Dakota State 2 South Dakota Mines Minot State 3 4 Black Hills State 5 Mayville State 6 Jamestown College 7 Valley City State 8 Dickinson State Scoring Defense Rank School 1 Jamestown College 2 Black Hills State 3 Dakota State 4 Mayville State 5 Minot State 6 South Dakota Mines 7 Dickinson State 8 Valley City State Scoring Margin Rank School 1 Dakota State 2 Black Hills State 3 South Dakota Mines 4 Minot State 5 Jamestown College 6 Mayville State 7 Dickinson State 8 Valley City State Free Throw Pct Rank School 1 Minot State South Dakota Mines 2 3 Dickinson State 4 Dakota State 5 Mayville State Black Hills State 6 7 Valley City State 8 Jamestown College Field Goal Pct Offense Rank School 1 Dakota State 2 South Dakota Mines 3 Black Hills State 4 Minot State 5 Mayville State 6 Jamestown College 7 Valley City State 8 Dickinson State

G 32 29 32 34 28 29 28 29

Pts 2476 2200 2364 2481 1980 1894 1695 1752

Avg/G 77.4 75.9 73.9 73.0 70.7 65.3 60.5 60.4

G 29 34 32 28 32 29 29 28

Pts 1771 2131 2114 1892 2180 2015 2029 2017

Avg/G 61.1 62.7 66.1 67.6 68.1 69.5 70.0 72.0

G 32 34 29 32 29 28 29 28

Own 77.4 73.0 75.9 73.9 65.3 70.7 60.4 60.5

Opp 66.1 62.7 69.5 68.1 61.1 67.6 70.0 72.0

+/11.3 10.3 6.4 5.8 4.2 3.1 -9.6 -11.5

G 32 29 29 32 28 34 28 29

FTM 512 484 457 464 473 476 343 432

FTA 714 690 653 677 692 701 506 649

Pct .717 .701 .700 .685 .684 .679 .678 .666

G 32 29 34 32 28 29 28 29

FGM 926 802 899 835 658 651 621 558

FGA 1950 1789 2023 1880 1631 1640 1709 1599

Pct .475 .448 .444 .444 .403 .397 .363 .349

Field Goal Pct Defense Rank School Black Hills State 1 Jamestown College 2 Minot State 3 4 Dakota State 5 Mayville State 6 South Dakota Mines 7 Valley City State 8 Dickinson State 3-Pt FG Pct Offense Rank School 1 Black Hills State 2 Minot State 3 Dakota State 4 South Dakota Mines 5 Mayville State 6 Jamestown College 7 Dickinson State 8 Valley City State 3-Pt FG Pct Defense Rank School 1 Black Hills State 2 Dakota State 3 Valley City State 4 Jamestown College 5 Minot State 6 Dickinson State 7 Mayville State 8 South Dakota Mines Total Rebound Offense Rank School 1 Dakota State 2 Mayville State Black Hills State 3 4 Minot State Jamestown College 5 6 Valley City State South Dakota Mines 7 8 Dickinson State Total Rebound Defense Rank School Jamestown College 1 2 Black Hills State 3 Minot State 4 Dakota State 5 Mayville State South Dakota Mines 6 7 Valley City State 8 Dickinson State

G 34 29 32 32 28 29 28 29

FGM 704 586 773 777 638 677 672 731

FGA 1828 1511 1948 1949 1586 1673 1556 1616

Pct .385 .388 .397 .399 .402 .405 .432 .452

G 34 32 32 29 28 29 29 28

FGM 207 182 160 112 191 160 179 110

FGA 526 502 458 376 643 540 622 443

Pct .394 .363 .349 .298 .297 .296 .288 .248

G 34 32 28 29 32 29 28 29

FGM 198 157 168 158 193 149 160 192

FGA 651 502 519 481 583 440 472 541

Pct .304 .313 .324 .328 .331 .339 .339 .355

G 32 28 34 32 29 28 29 29

Reb 1274 1104 1310 1231 1102 1018 1029 901

Avg/G 39.81 39.43 38.53 38.47 38.00 36.36 35.48 31.07

G 29 34 32 32 28 29 28 29

Reb 955 1144 1106 1133 998 1044 1088 1139

Avg/G 32.93 33.65 34.56 35.41 35.64 36.00 38.86 39.28


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2007-08 DAC Women’s Statistics TOTAL REBOUND MARGIN Rank School 1 Jamestown College 2 Black Hills State Dakota State 3 4 Minot State 5 Mayville State 6 South Dakota Mines 7 Valley City State 8 Dickinson State

STEALS Rank School 1 South Dakota Mines 2 Dakota State 3 Jamestown College 4 Black Hills State 5 Valley City State 6 Dickinson State 7 Minot State 8 Mayville State

G 29 34 32 32 28 29 28 29

Own 38.0 38.5 39.8 38.5 39.4 35.5 36.4 31.1

G 29 32 29 34 28 29 32 28

Steals 369 369 295 329 267 244 267 187

Opp 32.9 33.6 35.4 34.6 35.6 36.0 38.9 39.3

ASSISTS Rank School 1 Dakota State 2 Black Hills State South Dakota Mines 3 4 Jamestown College 5 Minot State 6 Mayville State 7 Valley City State 8 Dickinson State

+/5.1 4.9 4.4 3.9 3.8 -0.5 -2.5 -8.2

Avg/G 12.7 11.5 10.2 9.7 9.5 8.4 8.3 6.7

TURNOVER MARGIN Rank School 1 South Dakota Mines 2 Black Hills State 3 Dickinson State 4 Dakota State 5 Jamestown College 6 Valley City State 7 Mayville State 8 Minot State

G 29 34 29 32 29 28 28 32

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G 32 34 29 29 32 28 28 29

Own 20.9 18.5 19.3 19.2 18.9 20.8 17.5 19.4

Assist 572 594 504 438 457 359 346 295

Opp 24.5 21.0 21.5 20.5 19.5 21.0 17.1 18.0

Avg/G 17.9 17.5 17.4 15.1 14.3 12.8 12.4 10.2

+/3.6 2.6 2.2 1.3 0.6 0.2 -0.3 -1.4

2007-08 Dickinson State Women’s Statistics 3-PT FG TOTAL FG FREE THROWS REBOUNDS Player FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT R/G A TO PTS P/G 62 .258 36 45 .800 15 29 44 2.9 9 20 128 8.5 38 133 .286 16 Juliet Masei Mindy Venderpan 69 195 .354 37 112 .330 18 24 .750 12 48 60 2.1 35 61 193 6.7 Staci Moore 14 76 .184 12 56 .214 10 15 .667 8 13 21 0.8 13 22 50 1.9 Teryl Norton 37 123 .301 31 86 .360 35 44 .795 30 59 89 3.1 39 57 140 4.8 Ashley Emmons 76 231 .329 23 81 .284 50 63 .794 21 61 82 2.8 79 93 225 7.8 Kelsey Boedeker 34 119 .286 7 55 .127 63 80 .787 13 36 49 1.7 40 80 138 4.8 70 150 .467 0 0 .000 64 97 .660 44 67 111 3.8 18 51 204 7.0 Elise Daughton 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Juanita Newsom Brittany Mesa 102 263 .388 41 115 .357 82 112 .732 50 96 146 5.0 22 55 327 11.3 2 3 .667 1 1 1.000 3 5 .600 4 6 10 0.8 0 6 8 0.6 Cristina Velazquez Katie Schwartz 9 32 .281 5 21 .238 2 4 .500 3 19 22 0.9 8 12 25 1.0 Jessica Talbert 32 80 .400 5 27 .185 36 66 .545 27 74 101 3.5 28 31 105 3.6 0 .000 7 26 .269 10 31 41 3.2 0 12 41 3.2 0 30 .567 Sadiyyah Guilford 17 Jessica Eaddy 4 10 .400 0 0 .000 5 10 .500 2 3 5 0.4 0 0 13 1.1 JaTonn Parham 53 153 .346 1 6 .167 46 62 .742 12 58 70 2.6 4 45 153 5.7 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Blue Hawks Opponents

558 1599 .349 179 731 1617 .452 149

622 441

.288 .338

457 418

653 623

.700 .671

269 329

632 901 808 1137

31.1 39.2

295 560 448 623

1752 2029

60.4 70.0


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2008-09 Blue Hawk Basketball Preview There will be many questions to answer especially with the graduation of the Blue Hawks’ top rebounder and scorer, Brittany Mesa. Her 11.3 points per game average was the team’s lone player in double figures and she finished the year averaging 5.0 rebounds per game. Elise Daughton, another senior, was the team’s secondleading rebounder (3.8 rpg) and she too is out of eligibility, and DSU’s number three rebounder from 2007-08, Jessica Talbert (3.5 rpg) is still in the program but will red-shirt. Dickinson State placed fifth in the DAC preseason rankings. The Hawks bring back three starters, led by senior guard Ashley Bakich-Emmons (7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists). The Blue Hawks also have Teryl Norton back. She put down 31 of her 86 three-point tries (36.0%) to lead the team and she leads returners in free-throw accuracy. She was 35 of 44 (79.5%) edging Ashley Bakich-Emmons who was 50 of 63 (79.4%). Kelsey Boedeker (63 of 80, 78.7%) and Mindy Vanderpan (18 of 24, 75.0%) were also important shooters on a team that was successful exactly 70% of the time (457 of 653). Newcomers to the roster include Kia Herbel, Jennifer Marquez and Kelly Pankratz. Herbel should do plenty of scoring as she did at Williston State College and New Town High School, but expect her to pull down a lot of rebounds too, perhaps in the range of six to eight per game average. She is 6’ 2” and agile and that spells difficulty for Hawk foes. Marquez and Pankratz will get their share of points as well. Marquez is a transfer from Mt. San Jacinto College in Riverside, Calif., and her 5’ 9” height will help her greatly while scrapping for rebounds. Pankratz played last year at the University of MontanaWestern (Dillon, Mont.) as a true freshman where she passed out 87 assists and averaged 5.8 ppg. She will share ball-handling duties for the Hawks and should get ample playing time.

2007-08 Men’s Standings

DAC

Overall

Jamestown College Minot State Valley City State Mayville State Black Hills State Dickinson State South Dakota Mines Dakota State

11-3 10-4 10-4 7-7 7-7 4-10 4-10 3-11

23-9 19-12 22-8 12-16 16-14 10-19 7-22 6-23

2007-08 Women’s Standings DAC

Dakota State Black Hills State Minot State Mayville State South Dakota Mines Jamestown College Dickinson State Valley City State

11-3 11-3 10-4 8-6 6-8 6-8 4-10 0-14

Overall

21-11 28-6 21-11 16-12 18-11 14-15 8-21 5-23


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Meet the Blue Hawks #22

Ashley Emmons 5-5 Guard Colstrip, MT Colstrip HS

Staci is earning a degree in Physical Education with a minor in Coaching. As a prep, she was also a standout athlete in Cross Country and Track. She transfers to DSU from McCook Community College. Her proud parents are Jeff and Robbin Moore.

#10

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Staci Moore SR 5-3 Guard Cambridge, NE McCook Community College

Ashlee Viveros SR 5-4 Guard La Quinta, CA College of the Desert

Samantha comes to DSU from Williston State College. She is majoring in Physical Therapy. Her proud parents are Jeff and Stephanie Bottsford.

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Ashley is double major, earning her degree in Elementary Education and Exercise Science. She is also taking minors in both Science and Coaching. As a prep, Ashley was also a standout athlete in Track and Cross Country. She is coming off a very successful Junior season for the Blue Hawks. Her proud parents are Marko and Holly Bakich and her proud husband is Patrick Emmons.

#3

Ashlee is earning a degree in Biology with a minor in Coaching. As a prep, she was also a standout athlete in Volleyball. Her proud parents are Henry and Bre Viveros.

Samantha Botsford 5-4 Guard Spring Creek, NV Williston State College

Dawn Boyd JR 5-10 Forward Olympia, WA So. Puget Sound Community College

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Dawn comes to DSU from South Puget Sound Community College. She is majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Coaching. Her proud parents are Robert Boyd and Kathy Kneda.


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Meet the Blue Hawks Kia comes to DSU from Williston State College. She played two years of basketball at Williston. Her proud mother is Julie Herbel.

#55

Kia Herbel JR 6-2 Center New Town, ND New Town HS Williston State College

Jennifer comes to DSU from Mt. San Jacinto where she played basketball for two years. She averaged 10 points per game. Her proud parents are Carlos and Lynda Marquez.

#34

Jennifer Marquez JR 5-9 Forward Riverside, CA Mt. San Jacinto College

Juanita Newsom JR 5-8 Forward Lancaster, CA Antelope Valley College

Katie is earning a degree in Biology with minors in both Chemistry and Spanish. As a prep, Katie was also a standout in Volleyball and Track. Her proud parents are Randy Schwartz and Stephanie Schulte.

#12

#21

#3

Mindy Vanderpan 5-7 Guard Bismarck, ND Bismarck Century HS University of Mary

Juanita is earning a degree in Physical Education with a minor in Writing. She transfers to DSU from Antelope Valley College. Her proud mother is Leronia Johnson.

Katie Schwartz 5-9 Guard Dickinson, ND Dickinson HS

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Mindy is earning a degree in Nursing. As a prep, Mindy was also a standout athlete in Volleyball and Track. She transfers to DSU from the University of Mary. Her proud parents are Doug and Laurie Vanderpan.


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Meet the Blue Hawks #24

Kelsey Boedeker 5-7 Guard Sheridan, WY Sheridan HS

Teryl is earning a Pre-Professional degree in Biology. As a prep, Teryl was also a standout athlete in Cross Country and Track. Her proud parents are Clark and Deb Norton.

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#20

#5

Kelly Pankratz SO 5-5 Guard Malta, MT Malta HS University of Montana-Western Kylee was a Miss Basketball Finalist at Glen Ullin High School. She is majoring in Nursing. Her proud parents are Allen and Nancy Bittner.

#44

Krystal Burns 6-0 Center Deer Lodge, MT Deer Lodge, HS

In high school Michelle excelled in Basketball and Volleyball. Her proud parents are Dave and Mary Kubas.

#3

Brittany Ridl 5-4 Guard Dickinson, ND Dickinson HS

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Kelsey is earning a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Coaching. As a prep, Kelsey was also a standout athlete in Golf. She will also be on the DSU golf team at DSU. Her proud parents are Dale and Karen Boedeker.

Teryl Norton 5-6 Guard New Salem, ND New Salem HS

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Kelly comes to DSU from University of Montana Western where she played basketball for one year. At Montana Western she started thirteen games as a true freshman. Her proud parents are Bill and Laura Pankratz.

Kylee Bittner 5-5 Guard Glen Ullin, ND Glen Ullin HS

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In high school Krystal participated in basketball, volleyball, softball, and track. She is majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Coaching. Her proud parents are Dan and Veronica Burns.

Michelle Kubas 5-10 Forward South Heart, ND South Heart HS

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Brittany is planning to earn a double major in Chemistry and Biology with a minor in Leadership. As a prep she earned academic All-State honors and she was also a standout in volleyball. Her proud parents are Tim and Glenora Ridl.


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The From Ben C. the Frank Human Center Desk of Performance the President In 1999, Dickinson state-of-the-art facility which utilizes the Frappier Acceleration State University identiTraining Program. Frappier is a Fargo based company. fied the need for a Improved speed and strength in athletes are the benefits of the Human Performance company’s patented equipment and training. Dickinson State Center which would University is the first Frappier Acceleration University in the serve the needs of stucountry. Recently, the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and the dents in the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL purchased centers from Department Health Professional athletes including Cris ty and staff, loyal alumni and enthusiastic fans, Carter, but theseBrett It is a sincereofhonor to Frappier. and Education, Ripken, Jr., Randy Moss,athletic Darin success. Erstad, ARick are notCal enough to ensure continued writePhysical this message as Hull, as well new as student-athJim Kleinsasser have used Frappier programs. first-rate,and nationally competitive athletic program needs DSU’s president. Helling, letes at Dickinson Statea first-rate facilities. The DSU Foundation is currently Moreover, it is truly University. conducting a fundraising campaign to build the pleasure for me to Ben personal C. Frank,greetclass Badlands Activities Center, an athletic and multipurpose extend of 1964, madewithin the center complex that will replace Whitney Stadium. This projings to you this possible ect is critical to the university, to area high schools that Media by pledging Guide. $100,000 to the athletics creation use DSU’s athletic field, and to the region. To date, conIntercollegiate of the center.experience, Frank is a tracts have been signed with an architectural firm and a are an integral component of the college longtime supporter of Dickinson State University wholife. has supconstruction management company. These two compaadding richness and excitement to campus The ported theofathletic scholarship fundtoand initiatives at nies are developing a plan that will fill the needs of the value the athletic experience the other student cannot be Dickinson State University for manystudent years. athletes have highuniversity and area high schools that use the facility overemphasized. Frequently, In summer of graduation 2000, students out in the while staying within the authorized $16 million budget. er the retention and ratesbegan thanworking their peers, largeAs legendary Dickinson State University football coach ly because of the support and sense of community that Hank Biesiot stated, “The Badlands Activities Center comes from being part of a team. Inspiring coaches also will be the best on-campus venue in the state of North contribute to student success by serving as mentors and ties, provides stability the for athletic and continues the traDickinson University playsThe a student highly competitive Dakota. Building facilityprograms, will have a profound teachers to State our talented athletes. athletes, in regional allows athletes test their turn,schedule serve asthat ambassadors for an theopportunity institution,toproviding skillsa against of the premier competition in the nation. valuablesome service to the university. Intercollegiate athletNon-conference playtypically takes of thelifeBlue into ics also contribute to the quality in theHawks communiMontana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Arizona, Idaho, ty by providing a venue for fans to come together and Colorado, Florida, and other states. Dickinson State University connect with each other and our university. teams often earn invitations to exciting preseason tournaments Every institution experiences an undeniable interthat feature the top NAIA schools in the nation. connectedness between its past, present and developing Dakota future.Athletic That is toConference say, at any given time, we can trace a This is the sixth year Dickinson State University compete continuum of thought that extends from thewill early roots From its inception, the (DAC). Conferenceinto Athletic in theofDakota yesterday’s experiences the framework of today’s DACprograms. has provenDickinson to be one ofState the premier conferences in the NAIA University’s athletic program in allofficially sports. began in the spring of 1928, when the state The DAC includes previously found in theAthletic North normal school was schools admitted to the Inter-State and for thewhom South Conference Collegiate At Athletic Dakota Wienbergen, that time, Harry(NDCAC) Association. Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC). Wienbergen Hall is named, taught four classes in sciadditional courses postseason provideseducation The ence,conference all the physical forplay theopportunimen, and also coached all sports. Although much has changed since 1928, this kind of dedication is still apparent among Dickinson State University’s talented coaching staff. Under the leadership of our Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Roger Ternes, Dickinson State impact on the recruitment of quality student athletes University’s coaches led their teams to six Dakota and on people’s pride in the university and the region.” Athletic Conference (DAC) titles in 2007-08. These As the president of Dickinson State University, I am titles include volleyball, men’s indoor and outdoor track, proud of our athletic program’s rich history and optisoftball, baseball, and women’s golf. Two of our coaches mistic about its vibrant future. Working together, I am also were named DAC Coach of Athletic the Year forConference their Dakota (DAC) Schools can continue build on ND our past succonfident that we respective sports. I commend these fine coaches for their Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD Mayville State University toMayville, cess as we create an even stronger future for our stucommitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the univerDakota State University Madison, SD Minotcommunity State University ND we serve. dents, and the regionMinot, sity and to our athletes. Dickinson State University Dickinson, South Dakota Mines Rapid City, SD we are ND proud to have At Dickinson State University, dedicated athletes, committed coaches, supportive faculJamestown College Jamestown, ND Valley City State University Valley City, ND

Dr. Richard J. McCallum, Ph.D. President Dickinson State University

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2008-09 Dickinson State University Blue Hawk Basketball

No.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown

3

Katie Schwartz

JR

G

5-9

Dickinson, ND

3

Samantha Botsford

JR

G

5-4

Spring Creek, NV

3

Brittany Ridl

FR

G

5-4

Dickinson, ND

5

Kelly Pankratz

SO

G

5-5

Malta, MT

10

Ashlee Viveros

SR

G

5-4

La Quinta, CA

12

Mindy Vanderpan

JR

G

5-7

Bismarck, ND

14

Staci Moore

SR

G

5-3

Cambridge, NE

20

Teryl Norton

SO

G

5-6

New Salem, ND

21

Jennifer Marquez

JR

F

5-9

Riverside, CA

22

Ashley Emmons

SR

G

5-5

Colstrip, MT

23

Kylee Bittner

FR

G

5-5

Glen Ullin, ND

24

Kelsey Boedeker

SO

G

5-7

Sheridan, WY

32

Michelle Kubas

FR

F

5-10

South Heart, ND

33

Dawn Boyd

JR

F

5-10

Olympia, WA

34

Juanita Newsom

JR

F

5-8

Lancaster, CA

44

Krystal Burns

FR

C

6-0

Deer Lodge, MT

55

Kia Herbel

JR

C

6-2

New Town, ND

Head Coach: Guy Fridley Assistant Coaches: Andre Goldberg, Hennessy Rodriguez


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The Ben C. Frank Human Performance Center In 1999, Dickinson State University identified the need for a Human Performance Center which would serve the needs of students in the Department of Health and Physical Education, as well as student-athletes at Dickinson State University. Ben C. Frank, class of 1964, made the center possible by pledging $100,000 to the creation of the center. Frank is a longtime supporter of Dickinson State University who has supported the athletic scholarship fund and other initiatives at Dickinson State University for many years. In the summer of 2000, students began working out in the state-of-the-art facility which utilizes the Frappier Acceleration Training Program. Frappier is a Fargo based company. Improved speed and strength in athletes are the benefits of the company’s patented equipment and training. Dickinson State University is the first Frappier Acceleration University in the country. Recently, the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL purchased centers from Frappier. Professional athletes including Cris Carter, Brett Hull, Cal Ripken, Jr., Randy Moss, Darin Erstad, Rick Helling, and Jim Kleinsasser have used Frappier programs.

On the Road with the Blue Hawks… Dickinson State University plays a highly competitive regional schedule that allows athletes an opportunity to test their skills against some of the premier competition in the nation. Non-conference playtypically takes the Blue Hawks into Montana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Florida, and other states. Dickinson State University teams often earn invitations to exciting preseason tournaments that feature the top NAIA schools in the nation.

Dakota Athletic Conference This is the sixth year Dickinson State University will compete in the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC). From its inception, the DAC has proven to be one of the premier conferences in the NAIA in all sports. The DAC includes schools previously found in the North Dakota Collegiate Athletic Conference (NDCAC) and the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC). The conference provides additional postseason play opportuni-

ties, provides stability for athletic programs, and continues the traditions and rivalries that are a large part of athletics in the Dakotas. Perennial powerhouses in all sports are found in the conference. The bottom line in the conference is, if you can compete in the DAC, you can compete for a national title.

National Competition Dickinson State University student-athletes never know where their skills may take them. Postseason play at the national level may take a team anywhere from California to Florida and any point in between. Additionally, Dickinson State University teams play competitive non-conference schedules that put them in competition with national powerhouses at the NAIA and NCAA level. The women’s basketball and the wrestling teams are traveling to Las Vegas this year, the track and field teams compete in the Kansas Relays and the women’s softball team will compete in Arizona and the baseball team will travel to Florida for their annual spring trips.

Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Schools Black Hills State University Dakota State University Dickinson State University Jamestown College

Spearfish, SD Madison, SD Dickinson, ND Jamestown, ND

Mayville State University Minot State University South Dakota Mines Valley City State University

Mayville, ND Minot, ND Rapid City, SD Valley City, ND


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