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DRURY LADY PANTHER BASKETBALL QUICK FACTS DRURY UNIVERSITY

ON THE COVER

College founded..............1873 Enrollment.......................1600 President..........................Todd Parnell (Drury, 1969) Alma mater......................Central Mo. State Faculty.............................93% have obtained the highest degree possible in their field Student/Faculty ratio.......12 to 1 Average class size...........19

The Drury Lady Panthers, in their eight previous seasons of the program’s existence, have put together one of the most remarkable runs by a start-up program in NCAA Division II history. The first DU squad in 2000-01 posted a 20-6 record, and the winning tradition just continued from there. The Lady Panthers have posted a 213-40 record in their eight-year history – winning 85 percent of their games - which includes a 106-15 record at Weiser Gym. Dating back to the start of the 2002-03 season – and the year of their first trip to the NCAA tourney - Drury has won 175 of the 200 games its played in that stretch, captured six regular season conference championships (three in the Heartland Conference, three in the GLVC West) and made six straight trips to the NCAA-II Tournament. That’s why, indeed, Drury expects 2008-09 to be “Another Banner Year.”

DRURY ATHLETICS

VP for Athletic Affairs..............Dr. Edsel Matthews E-mail address.......................ematthews@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-6896 Director of Athletics.................................Pat Atwell E-mail address............................patwell@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-7294 Administrative assistant..........................J.J. Carney E-mail address............................jcarney@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-7265 Athletic Department FAX................(417) 873-7510 Asst. AD/SWA............................. Barbara Cowherd E-mail address........................bcowherd@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-7363 Asst. AD/ Compliance Coord................ Dan Cashel E-mail address............................dcashel@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-7222 OFEC Director......................................Myra Miller E-mail address......................... mmiller1@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-6381 Compliance..................................... T. Bryan Beatty E-mail address............................bbeatty@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-7422 Sports Information Dir........................Scott Puryear E-mail address..........................spuryear@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-4097 Head athletic trainer........................... Erin Kineman E-mail address........................ ekineman@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-6865 Faculty Athletic Rep.................... Michael J. Buono E-mail address...........................mbuono@drury.edu Phone...............................................(417) 873-7288 Affiliation.................................... NCAA Division II Conference affiliation................. Great Lakes Valley Varsity sports offered at Drury (17) Men’s & Women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s & women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis

BASKETBALL STAFF INFO

Head Coach..............................................................Steve Harold Alma Mater, year...................................... Glenville State (1987) E-mail address................................................ sharold@drury.edu Office phone.........................................................(417) 873-7853 Drury Record................................................... 28-4 (one season) College Record Overall...............................290-111 (13 seasons) Assistant Coach........................................................ Shelly Jones Alma Mater, year.......................................... Austin Peay (1991) E-mail address................................................sjones2@drury.edu Office phone.........................................................(417) 873-6995 Assistant Coach.......................................................John Nicolais Alma Mater, year...................................... Glenville State (2005) E-mail address.............................................. jnicolais@drury.edu Office phone.........................................................(417) 873-6340 Graduate Assistant Coach................................ Erin Hendrickson Alma Mater, year............................................. Evansville (2007) E-mail address...................................... ehendrickson@drury.edu Office phone.........................................................(417) 873-6810

DU BASKETBALL AT-A-GLANCE

Arena Name................................ Weiser Gym (cap. 2,200) First season of basketball............ 2000-01 All-time record............................ 213-40 (eight seasons) NCAA-II tourney appearances... Six (03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08) Best NCAA-II finish................... National Runner-up (2004) 2008-09 overall record................ 28-4 2008-09 GLVC record................ 16-3 (1st in GLVC West) Starters returning (4)................... F. Melanie Oliver, 5-11 jr. G/F Lindsay Ballweg, 5-10 jr. F Sara Bos, 6-1 jr. G Hannah Carter, 5-7 jr. Starters Lost (1)........................... G Molly Carter (graduated)

MEDIA INFORMATION Radio outlet...............................JOCK 98.7 FM Sports director...........................Rob Evans DU radio announcer..................Tom Ladd Newspaper.................................Springfield News-Leader Sports Editor.............................Pam Clark Drury Beat Writer.....................Matt Baker

Springfield TV Stations covering the Panthers KSPR (ABC).............................Sports Director Whitney Scott KYTV (NBC)............................Sports Director Ned Reynolds KOLR 10 (CBS).......................Sports Director Dan Lucy KSFX (FOX).............................Sports Director Charlie Hannema

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS YEAR 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

RECORD 20-6 18-9 27-5* 36-2* 29-2* 30-3* 25-9* 28-4*

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* Denotes NCAA-II Tournament qualifier

TABLE OF CONTENTS Basketball, Athletic Staff Info��������������������1-3 Drury Coaching Staff ��������������������������������4-8 The 2008-09 Lady Panthers ��������������������9-20 Season Preview��������������������������������������21-23 Lady Panthers In Color��������������������������24-25 The 2007-08 Season Review ����������������26-29 The GLVC and Other Foes��������������������30-35 The DU Record Books��������������������������36-40 Drury Boosters and Sponsors����������������41-44 About Drury University �����������������������������45 Drury Athletic Facilities�����������������������������46 Drury Basketball and the Media�����������������47 What It Means To Be A Lady Panther �������48

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YEAR 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

RECORD 11-2 10-3 11-3 18-0 14-2 15-1 11-2 16-2

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2008-2009 DRURY UNIVERSITY 2 ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY Campus Phone:����������������������� 873-7879

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Pat Atwell Director of Athletics������������������������������������������������������������������ 7294 Michael Buono Faculty Athletic Representative ������������������������������������������������ 7596 Dr. Edsel Matthews Vice President for Athletic Affairs �������������������������������������������� 6896 Dan Cashel Asst. AD/NCAA Compliance���������������������������������������������������� 7222 Barbara Cowherd Asst. AD/Senior Women’s Adminstrator ���������������������������������� 7363 Myra Miller O’Reilly Family Events Center Director ���������������������������������� 6381 Lawrence Anderson Asst. Women’s Volleyball Coach ���������������������������������������������� 7252

Pat Atwell Director of Athletics

T. Bryan Beatty Compliance

Alf Bilbao Men’s/Women’s Soccer Coach

Michael J. Buono Faculty Athletic Representative

Amine Boustani Men’s Tennis Coach

JJ Carney Administrative Assistant

Amy Gardner Volleyball Coach

Richard Hackett Men’s/Women’s Diving Coach

Steve Harold Women’s Basketball Coach

Steve Hesser Men’s Basketball Coach

Don Keeton M/W Track and Field

Erin Kineman Head Athletic Trainer

Kellen Mast Men’s Golf Coach

Annie Medico Softball Coach

Myra Miller OFEC Director

Jeff Paden Assistant Athletic Trainer

Eric Pannell Intramural Director/Asst. SID

Scott Puryear Sports Information Director

Brian Reynolds Men’s/Women’s Swimming Coach

Jarrod Smith Women’s Tennis Coach

Mark Stratton Baseball Coach

Summer Stewart Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lisa Tinkler Women’s Golf Coach

Jon Van Arkel M/W Cross Country Coach

Dustin Awe Graduate Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach ���������������������������������� 7252 T. Bryan Beatty Assistant Compliance���������������������������������������������������������������� 7422 Alf Bilbao Head Men’s & Women’s Soccer Coach ������������������������������������ 7449 Amine Boustani Head Men’s Tennis Coach �������������������������������������������������������� 7439 J.J. Carney Department Administrative Assistant���������������������������������������� 7265 Dylan Dudley Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach�������������������������������������������� 7297 Amy Gardner Head Women’s Volleyball Coach���������������������������������������������� 6824 Richard Hackett Head Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach���������������������������������� 6877 Byron Hagler Assistant Baseball Coach���������������������������������������������������������� 7847 Steve Harold Head Women’s Basketball Coach���������������������������������������������� 7853 Ja Havens Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach �������������������������������������������� 7498 Courtney Hendrickson Assistant Volleyball Coach�������������������������������������������������������� 7252 Erin Hendrickson Graduate Assistant Women’s Basketball������������������������������������ 7252 Steve Hesser Head Men’s Basketball Coach �������������������������������������������������� 7321 Shelly Jones Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach���������������������������������������� 6995 Kristen Karanzias Softball Assistant Coach������������������������������������������������������������ 6364 Don Keeton Head Track Coach (M&W)�������������������������������������������������������� 6388 Rich Kemper Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach ���������������������������� 7878 Erin Kineman Head Athletic Trainer���������������������������������������������������������������� 6865 Andy Maroldt Graduate Assistant Tennis Coach (M&W)�������������������������������� 7439 Kellen Mast Head Men’s Golf Coach������������������������������������������������������������ 6362 Annie Medico Head Softball Coach������������������������������������������������������������������ 6364 Scott Nasby Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach ������������������������������������������ 7847 John Nicolais Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach���������������������������������������� 6810 Jason Owen Assistant Coach Swimming/Diving (M&W)���������������������������� 7422 Jeff Paden Assistant Athletic Trainer���������������������������������������������������������� 6354 Eric Pannell Intramural Director/Asst. SID���������������������������������������������������� 7374 Scott Puryear Sports Information Director������������������������������������������������������ 4097 Brian Reynolds Head Swimming/Diving Coach (M & W) �������������������������������� 7293 Jen Simeck Graduate Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer������������������������������ 7847 Jarrod Smith Head Women���s Tennis Coach���������������������������������������������������� 6847 Summer Stewart Assistant Athletic Trainer���������������������������������������������������������� 7381 Mark Stratton Head Baseball Coach ���������������������������������������������������������������� 6399 Ryan Swan Assistant Men’s & Women’s Soccer Coach������������������������������ 7449 Will Thompson Intramural Director ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 6929 Lisa Tinkler Head Women’s Golf Coach�������������������������������������������������������� 7576 Jon Van Arkel Head Cross Country Coach (M&W) ���������������������������������������������� 7567 Ethan Weiss Graduate Assistant Swimming Coach (M&W) �������������������������������� 6953 Andrew Wheeler Athletics Graduate Assistant���������������������������������������������������������� 7811 Other Important Phone Numbers Athletic Department FAX���������������������������������������������������������� 7510 Sports Information FAX�����������������������������������������������������873-4098 Barber Fitness Center���������������������������������������������������������873-7402 Breech Aquatic Center �������������������������������������������������������873-7290 Drury University Security���������������������������������������������������������� 7400

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DR. EDSEL MATTHEWS VP FOR ATHLETIC AFFAIRS

PAT ATWELL DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

Dr. Edsel Matthews moved to a newly created position of Vice President For Athletic Affairs in June of 2007 after serving as Drury’s Director of Athletics since 2003. In his new position, Matthews serves as the primary fundraiser for the athletic department and oversees all aspects of Drury athletics while working closely with new AD Pat Atwell. While at Drury, Matthews has helped Drury make the switch to the Great Lakes Valley Conference and add new sports like the highly successful, first-year DU baseball program of last season and this year’s new entry, softball. Under his direction, the Panthers’ finished a bestever ninth place in the Director’s Cup all-sports competition for NCAA Division II in 2006-07. Matthews, a Southwest Missouri State graduate, was a former basketball assistant and head coach of the Panthers before joining the Springfield R-12 Schools as their Director of Athletics/Activities Director for the next 25 years starting in 1978, where his tenure brought significant change and advancement for the city’s athletic programs. Matthews was recognized as the Missouri Athletic Director of the Year in 1984 and was selected in 1990 for the National Award of Merit, naming him one of the elite athletic administrators in America. Matthews is a member of the Drury Athletics Hall of Fame, the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He and his wife of 43 years, Becky, have three married children (Beth, Cheryl and Mark) and five grandchildren.

Pat Atwell was named Drury’s director of athletics on June 7, 2007, in a joint move when former AD Dr. Edsel Matthews was promoted to a newly created position, Vice President for Athletic Development. Atwell had spent the past 16 years at a fellow Great Lakes Valley Conference member school, Quincy (Ill.) University, where he had served as athletic director since 2001 and helped the Hawks not only become highly competitive in the GLVC, but construct several new facilities in his tenure. Atwell was also a highly successful head baseball coach with the Hawks from 1991 til he assumed the AD’s role. Atwell coached the Hawks to a record of 284-196-3 over the next 10 years, making him the all-time winningest coach in the history of the program. He led Quincy to Division II Tournament appearances in 1997 and 1999 and to back-to-back 40-win seasons in 1999 and 2000. Atwell was named GLVC Coach of the Year in 1997 and 1999 and produced six All-Americans, including first-teamer Josh Rabe, who was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball amateur draft, and pitcher Josh Kinney, who reached the major leagues in 2006 with the St. Louis Cardinals, serving as a key contributor on the World Series championship team. A native of Andover, N.Y., Atwell graduated from Salem-Teikyo (W.V.) University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in physical education in 1983. He also earned his Master’s of Arts degree in education from Salem-Teikyo in 1990. Atwell and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of two children. Melissa is a sophomore at Catholic High School and Eric a seventh-grader at Immaculate Conception.

BARBARA COWHERD Assistant AD/Senior Women’s Administrator The Panther head volleyball coach for 20 years, Cowherd accepted the position of assistant director of athletics six years ago and is now largely responsible for event scheduling and assisting in promotions/ marketing. The program’s Senior Women’s Administrator and assistant professor in the exercise and sport science department, Cowherd has been an invaluable part of the Drury athletic administration staff the past seven years. A 1979 graduate of Missouri Southern State College, she earned her master’s degree from Pittsburg (Kan.) State. Barb and husband Gene reside in Purdy.

DAN CASHEL Assistant AD/Compliance Coordinator A member of the athletic department since 1978, Dan Cashel began his affiliation with Drury in the fall of 1974 as a member of the college’s admission’s staff. A native of Springfield, he graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., in 1974. Since the fall of 1978, Cashel has handled numerous positions in the athletic department, including its intramural director and men’s tennis coach. He was Director of Sports Information from 1978-2005, and his sports publications won 30 national awards. As senior assistant athletic director, he handles a variety of tasks, in addition to his role as Drury’s NCAA compliance coordinator. Dan has one daughter, Malorie.

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HEAD COACH STEVE HAROLD It wouldn’t be a stretch to say Steve Harold’s debut as head coach of the Drury Lady Panthers was a smashing success. All Harold did in his rookie season with one of the nation’s top NCAA Division II programs was maintain that lofty status, guiding Drury to a 28-4 overall mark, a third straight Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division title and a first GLVC championship, courtesy of the Lady Panthers’ sweep to the GLVC Tournament title at Weiser Gym. The latter included a title game victory over Northern Kentucky - Drury’s second over the Norse during the season - who later turned the tables on the Lady Panthers by knocking off DU at Weiser in the NCAAII Great Lakes Regional semifinals on their way to an NCAA championship. Nevertheless, Harold made it a seamless transition for the program from the highly successful run of seven years by Nyla Milleson, who left DU to accept the head coaching position down the street at NCAA Division I Missouri State, as under Harold’s guidance, the Lady Panthers made it six straight trips to the NCAA-II Tournament with their appearance last March.

His first DU squad completed GLVC regular season play with a 16-3 mark to not only capture a third straight West title, but gain the No. 1 overall seed for the league tournament. The Lady Panthers were ranked as high as third nationally throughout the season before finishing at No. 11 in the final ESPN/ USA TODAY Top 25 poll. Harold’s squad also posted a 16-2 record at Weiser Gym, ironically, losing only their first (to Lewis) and last (to No. Kentucky) home games of the season. Not that the continued excellence should have come as any surprise, given that when Drury hired Harold away from Glenville State, it was getting the reigning D-II National Coach of the Year. Harold had a 262-107 record in 12 seasons at Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia. That includes a 33-3 mark - the best mark in school history - and an NCAA-II Elite Eight appearance this past season, when the Lady Pioneers fell to UC San Diego in the quarterfinals to complete their sixth straight NCAA Tournament trip. Harold’s Lady Pioneers were a combined 63-6 the last two seasons and have posted 20 wins or more in each of the past eight seasons, winning West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 to go with three WVIAC tournament titles. In addition to NCAA-II East Region titles won in 2002 and 2007, Harold’s Glenville State squad was a regional runner-up in 2003, 2004 and 2006. His ‘01-02 squad finished 29-4 and reached the D-II national semifinals for the first time in school history. The Lady Pioneers also have finished no worse than continued

STEVE HAROLD YEAR-BY-YEAR COACHING RECORD Season School Record 2007-08 Drury 28-4 2006-07 Glenville State 33-3 2005-06 Glenville State 30-3 2004-05 Glenville State 24-8 2003-04 Glenville State 29-4 2002-03 Glenville State 29-4 2001-02 Glenville State 29-4 2000-01 Glenville State 20-10 1999-00 Glenville State 20-9 1998-99 Glenville State 18-11 1997-98 Glenville State 14-14 1996-97 Glenville State 9-18 1995-96 Glenville State 7-19 Overall Record: 290-111 (.723 winning percentage) NCAA Trips (7): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

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continued No. 14 in the final USA Today/ESPN WBCA NCAA II national poll in five of the past six seasons, coming in at No. 6 in 2006-07. Harold’s Lady Pioneer teams also finished annually among the WVIAC’s best in overall grade point average. He also served as athletic director at Glenville State, his alma mater. Among his many accomplishments, his Lady Pioneers put together a 64-game home winning streak from 1999-2004, third longest in D-II history. Harold also has had 31 players named to all-conference teams and has coached four NCAA-II All-America selections. In addition to claiming the WBCA’s national Coach of the Year honor this past season, he’s been the East Region Coach of the Year the past two years and the WVIAC Coach of the Year three times. The Glenville native received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Business Education in 1987 from Glenville State and his Masters of Science Degree in Physical Education and Health from Radford University in 1990. He began his coaching career as an assistant to the men’s basketball team at GSC before moving to the women’s side as an assistant in 1993. He was promoted to head women’s basketball coach in March of 1995. Harold also spent three years as the men’s track and field coach at Glenville State, reviving the program to win three league titles (1992, 1993 and 1995) and earning the conference coach of the year distinction each time. Harold and wife Renee have two daughters – Katie, a sophomore at Glendale High School, and Allie, a sixth-grader at Pershing Middle School.

NCAA-II ACTIVE LEADERS IN WINNING PCT.

Name, Team 1. Mike McLaughlin, Holy Family 2. Ron McHenry, Washburn 3. Brandon Schneider, Emporia St. 4. Barbara Stevens, Bentley 5. David Slifer, Central Mo. 6. Curt Fredrickson, Northern St 7. G lenn Wilkes Jr., Rollins 8. L onnie Bartley, Fort Valley St. 9. Paul Fessler, Concordia-St. Paul 10. Carol Russell, Neb.-Kearney 11. Steve Harold, Drury 12. N ancy Winstel, Northern Ky. 13. Jacques Curtis, Shaw 14. Carmen Dolfo, Western Wash. 15. David Smith, Bellarmine www.drurypanthers.com

Yrs. 13 8 10 31 19 29 22 24 8 6 13 28 8 17 26

Won 381 214 250 753 457 644 487 520 178 134 290 587 180 356 519

Lost Pct. 55 .8739 44  .8295 61 .8039 212 .7803 145 .7591 208 .7559 160 .7527 186 .7365 66 .7295 51 .7243 111 .7232 225 .7229 70 .7200 143 .7134 217 .7052


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ASSISTANT COACH SHELLY JONES Shelly Jones, a familiar face to women’s basketball fans of the Ozarks, will be entering her second season as the top assistant for the Lady Panthers with the 2008-09 campaign. Jones was an integral part of Drury’s remarkable 2007-08 season that produced a final mark of 28-4 overall, the program’s first Great Lakes Valley Conference championship and a sixth straight appearance in the NCAA-II Tournament. Her value to the program was notable off the court as well, as Jones played a key role Drury’s addition of five freshmen and Evansville transfer Jillian Palan to the Lady Panthers’ roster for the 2008-09 season. Jones had spent the previous two seasons as an assistant at Southwest Baptist University, but is better known in the Ozarks as the

highly successful head coach at Parkview High School for eight seasons before leaving for SBU. With the Lady Panthers last season, Jones was reunited with her star guard for much of that time, DU standout Becky Flippin. At Parkview, Jones led the Lady Vikings to runner-up finishes in the Ozark Conference and Class 4 district play for three straight years and compiled a 134-73 (.544) overall record, producing 16 players who continued their careers at the collegiate level. Prior to her time at Parkview, Jones was the head coach at Henry County H.S. in Paris, Tennessee, where she was named Coach of the Year in 1997. Over her career, she has complied a 225-102 record as a head coach. Jones received her bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University in 1991 for secondary education. She played two years of basketball at Paducah (KY) Community College and then finished her career as a player at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. While at Paducah C.C., she was the team MVP both years.

ASSISTANT COACH JOHN NICOLAIS Former Glenville (W. Va.) State assistant coach John Nicolais has joined the Drury Lady Panthers’ basketball staff as an assistant coach. Nicolais, 31, spent five seasons as an assistant for current Drury coach Steve Harold when the pair were at Glenville. He was out of coaching last season while he finished his Master’s degree at Salem International in Salem, W. Va. During his time with Harold at Glenville State, Nicolais (pronounced “nik-olay”) and the Lady Pioneers made five consecu-

tive trips to the NCAA Division II national tournament and posted an overall record 145-22 in that stretch. He was credited by Harold for his work with the GSC perimeter players and was very active in the recruiting process. Prior to joining Harold at Glenville State, the alma mater for both, Nicolais served three seasons as an assistant coach at Gilmer County High School in Glenville. He helped Gilmer to two West Virginia State High School basketball tournaments with the 2001 team advancing to the state championship game. Nicolais also coached four years of volleyball at Gilmer (200003) and his 2003 team captured the school’s first-ever West Virginia Class A State championship. Coach Nicolais earned West Virginia Coaches Association Region II coach of the year honors that season.

Graduate Assistant Coach Erin Hendrickson New to the Drury Lady Panthers’ staff this season is graduate assistant coach Erin Hendrickson, a former four-year player for NCAA Division I Indiana State University. Before joining the staff of second-year DU coach Steve Harold this fall, Hendrickson worked for the past year with the marketing department of Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, Mo. She received her degree in Business Marketing, with an emphasis in Sports

Marketing and Sales, from Indiana State in the spring of 2007. Hendrickson played four seasons with Lady Sycamores, who were two-time Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions and a three-time participant in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in her time at ISU. Academically, she was a member of the ISU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll and was a Verizon Wireless Scholar-Athlete award winner. Hendrickson is a graduate of Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis, where she was an all-state basketball and volleyball player. Erin is the older sister of current Drury volleyball assistant coach Courtney Hendrickson.

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DRURY LADY PANTHERS BASKETBALL SUMMER STEWART, ATHLETIC TRAINER Entering her fourth season as an assistant athletic trainer at Drury, where she works with the Lady Panthers’ basketball program among her variety of duties, is Summer Stewart. A native of Verona, Mo., Stewart is a 2000 graduate of Pittsburg State University. After her undergraduate work, she completed her Master’s degree in Health Sciences Management at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., while serving as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Prior to joining the Drury team, Stewart was employed by Citizen’s Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar and did outreach athletic training coverage and teaching for Southwest Baptist University. She and husband Jarrett live in Billings.

JIM CARR, CONDITIONING COORDINATOR Jim Carr is in his third season of working with the Drury basketball Panthers in the areas of strength and conditioning. The 54-year-old Carr has spent the past 10 years as the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Federal Medical Center for Prisoners in Springfield, where he works with the inmates in a variety of fitness classes and training methods. Carr was born in Bruce, Miss., but spent much of his childhood in the Ironton, Mo., area before living in Springfield past 29 years. Carr played four years of basketball at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, graduating in 1972, and finished his master’s degree at Drury in the summer of 2005. Carr’s brother, Chris, played six seasons in the NBA after a stellar career at Southern Illinois University. Carr and wife Carol have three children: Timothy (29), Angela (25) and Christopher (18).

LASTACIE ALEXANDER, MANAGER

New to the Lady Panthers’ program this season as a team manager is Drury sophomore LaStacie Alexander. Alexander, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Psychology/Sociology major at Drury who’s also active in the Ambassadors Club and the President’s Council On Diversity at DU. Alexander, who handles the day-to-day manager duties for Coach Steve Harold’s Lady Panthers, is a graduate of Douglas MacArthur Senior High School in Houston, where she lettered in both volleyball and cheerleading.

JOE BEAUBIEN, MANAGER

Joe Beaubien is in his fourth season as a Lady Panthers’ basketball manager, where he handles the videotaping responsibilities for the program. Beaubien is a senior from Kansas City due to graduate in December with a degree in Sports Management, with minors in Graphic Design, Art History, Business and Global Studies. He’s a member of the Lambda Alpha Chi fraternity. The St. Pius X High School graduate was a three-year letterman for the three-time Class 2A state football champions. Beaubien has worked the past two years for the Springfield Cardinals minor league Double-A baseball in a variety of capacities and plans to move into a position with the Cardinals’ organization upon graduation.

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LINDSAY BALLWEG

PERSONAL Daughter of Dennis Ballweg and Pat Moore … Born October 11, 1987 … Is an Advertising major at Drury who hopes to someday work for the Nike athletic apparel firm.

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SOPHOMORE Transfer from the University of Kansas made an instant splash with the Lady Panthers, earning third team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors. … Led the GLVC in free throw percentage (90.3%) and was second on the team in scoring (12.8 ppg.) and field goal percentage (49.7%) ... Had 99 rebounds, 53 assists, 47 steals and 14 blocks ... Had a career outing at SIU Edwardsville where she posted career highs of 31 points on 13-for-19 shooting, had six assists, three blocks and matched a career high seven rebounds ... Also pulled down seven rebounds against Saginaw Valley State and Southern Indiana and scored in double figures 19 times ... Went 8-for-8 from the free throw line vs. Bellarmine in the Great Lakes Regional tournament ... Ranked ninth in the GLVC in field goal percentage and 16th in scoring. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Twice earned first team all-state, all-metro and AllJohnson County honors and as a sophomore earned second team all-state accolades ... A 2006 McDonald’s All-American nominee, Lindsay set a single game scoring record for St. Thomas Aquinas High School with 38 points and once had seven three pointers in a game ... She finished her high school career with 1,493 points ... Helped Aquinas to a 6A State championship as a sophomore, runner-up finishes her freshman and senior seasons and a third place finish during her junior campaign as well as four straight Eastern Kansas League titles ... Was a Direnna Award finalist her junior and senior seasons and earned EKL player of the year honors both seasons ... Played for the Phantoms on the AAU circuit and took third place in the 17U division at nationals ... Awarded the Ruthie Webster AAU Outstanding Athlete Award for the Missouri Valley region ... Was a 2006 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star ... Coached in high school by Rick Hetzel ... Also a three-year letter-winner in track ... Placed third in the state in the 4x400 meter relay her sophomore year.

LINDSAY’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Movie: Hobbies: Pro Athlete: Dream Job: Year GP-GS 2007-08 32-2

Min. 839

Avg. 26.2

CAREER HIGHS

Chicken nuggets Cheesecake Factory Dumb & Dumber Shopping Michael Jordan Develop ads for Nike FG-FGA 162-326

Pct. .497

3FG-FGA 20-56

Pct. .357

Points: 31 at SIU Edwardsville (2/28/08) Rebounds: seven three times Steals: 4 at Indianapolis (1/25/08) & vs. Quincy (1/10/08) Assists: 6 at SIU Edwardsville (2/28/08) Blocks: 3 at SIU Edwardsville (2/28/08) FT-FTA Pct. 65-72 .903

Off/Def 32/67

Tot 99

Avg. 3.1

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FO 2

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PERSONAL Daughter of Alby and Angela Bos … Born July 13, 1987 … Is a Physical Education major at Drury, and hopes to become a coach.

F • Jr • 6-1 Billings, Mo

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SARA BOS

SOPHOMORE Led the Lady Panthers in three pointers made with 53 and was 11th in the Great Lakes Valley Conference ... Was third on the team with 83 rebounds and averaged 4.3 rpg ... Scored a season-high 20 points vs. Kentucky Wesleyan and scored in double-figures 15 times while averaging 9.4 ppg ... Pulled down five or more rebounds 13 times and matched a career high eight rebounds at Southern Indiana and posted four steals against Washburn and Rockhurst in 2007-08. FRESHMAN Had a career high 29 points and went 11-11 from the free throw line vs. Harris-Stowe her freshman season ... Averaged 8.3 points per game and scored doublefigure numbers 10 times in 2006-07 ... Averaged 4.4 rebounds per game with a season high nine at Kentucky Wesleyan ... Pulled down seven or more rebounds in eight games ... Had five 3-pointers vs. Indianapolis and recorded season highs of three assists at Lewis and four steals at Rockhurst ... Shot a team high 87.3% from the free throw line. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Left Billings High School as the school’s record holder in virtually every category, including points (2,016) ... Four-year starter had a career-high 39 points in a win over Hurley her senior season ... Was a two-time first team All-State selection, an All-Ozarks pick as a senior and the Southwest Central League MVP, as well as an all-conference first team choice four times ... Had her jersey retired at BHS ... Had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 1-2 All-Star Games at Hammond Student Center ... Also was a McDonald’s All-America nominee and a Miss ShowMe Basketball nominee ... Graduated in top 10% of her class and was a member of the National Honor Society and Dean’s List.

SARA’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist Movie: Magazine TV Show: Hobbies: Pro Athlete: Dream Job: Year GP-GS 2006-07 34-33 2007-08 32-32 Totals 66-65

Min. 842 842 1684

Avg. 24.8 26.3 25.5

CAREER HIGHS

Chinese & Mom’s home cooking Nakato’s Rascal Flatts Dumb and Dumber, Stepbrothers and any Will Ferrell movie Cosmo Anything on MTV and Reba Shopping and spending time with family and friends, coloring her hair and tanning Albert Pujols Small High School Basketball Coach FG-FGA 102-273 109-286 211-559

Pct. .374 .381 .377

3FG-FGA 30-101 53-167 83-268

Pct. .297 .317 .310

FT-FTA 48-55 34-40 79-95

Points: 29 vs. Harris-Stowe (12.31.06) Rebounds: 9 at Southern Indiana (2.16.08) & vs. Kentucky Wesleyan (1.4.07) Steals: 4 vs. Washburn (12.8.07) & vs. Rockhurst (2.20.07) Assists: 3 four times Blocks: 2 seven times Pct. .873 .775 .832

Off/Def 43/106 36/101 79/207

Tot 149 137 286

Avg. 4.4 4.3 4.3

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TO 59 49 108

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PERSONAL Daughter of Jack and Cindi Carter ... Born April 2, 1988 … Is an Accounting major at Drury. … Sister Molly was a four-year standout for the Lady Panthers and GLVC Player of the Year as a senior last season.

G • Jr • 5-6 Springfield, Mo

HANNAH CARTER

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SOPHOMORE Averaged 4.9 ppg, played in 32 games and made 19 starts ... Scored a season high 11 points twice, the first coming in the Lady Panthers season opener vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State and again in the final game of the season vs. Northern Kentucky ... Posted a career-high seven steals vs. SIU Edwardsville on January 12 ... Had six assists against Mansfield and Southern Indiana ... Pulled down five rebounds in a game three times ... Went 5-for-6 from the freethrow line in the Great Lakes Regional game against Northern Kentucky. FRESHMAN Scored a season high 15 points vs. Ferris State in the Great Lakes Regional championship game ... Notched three other double figure scoring efforts against Missouri-St. Louis, SIU Edwardsville and Lewis ... Recorded two of her season highs against SIU Edwardsville with seven assists and seven rebounds vs. the Cougars. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Averaged 12 points and five assists per game for Kickapoo High School Lady Chiefs as a senior, when she earned all-Central Ozark Conference and alldistrict honors ... Earned second team all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Was a key member for the state championship Kickapoo team her junior year, averaging 9.7 points and 2.4 assists ... Helped KHS to a national ranking of 13 that season and a national ranking of 11 her freshman season ... Played AAU ball for Phantoms team coached by her father ... Member of the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years.

HANNAH’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist: Movie: TV Show: Hobbies: Pro Athlete: Year GP-GS 2006-07 31-1 2007-08 32-19 Totals 63-20

Min. 544 744 1288

Avg. 17.5 23.3 20.4

Daddy’s homegrown tomatoes Nakato’s Japanese Steakhouse Boys II Men P.S. I Love You Big Brother and Grey’s Anatomy Swimming and shopping Jared Allen FG-FGA 51-106 49-132 100-238

Pct. .481 .371 .420

3FG-FGA 16-31 12-38 28-69

Pct. .516 .316 .406

FT-FTA 19-26 46-61 65-87

CAREER HIGHS Points: Rebounds: Steals: Assists: Pct. .731 .754 .747

Off/Def 22/38 30/43 52/81

Tot 60 73 133

Avg. 1.9 2.3 2.1

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FO 2 3 5

15 vs. Ferris State (3/12/07) 7 vs. SIU Edwardsville (2/8/07) 7 vs. SIU Edwardsville (1/12/08) 7 vs. SIU Edwardsville (3/9/07) A 55 73 128

TO 24 41 65

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PERSONAL Daughter of Winston and Tina Oliver … Born April 29, 1988 … Is a Communications major at Drury.

F/C • Jr • 5-11 Glen Allen, VA

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MELANIE OLIVER

SOPHOMORE Transfer from Glenville (W. Va.) State was a third team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree and led the Lady Panthers in rebounding with a DU single-season record 255 for an 8.0 average, breaking the previous mark of 247 set by Amanda Newton in 2003-04 … Pulled down a season high 16 rebounds twice, against Bellarmine in the Great Lakes Regional Tournament and vs. Saginaw Valley State on December 18 ... Was third on the team at 12.3 points per game and scored a season-high 21 vs. Quincy ... Posted season-high numbers of six steals at Indianapolis and five assists vs. Northern Kentucky ... Was first in the GLVC in offensive rebounds, fourth in overall rebounding, 10th in defensive rebounds and 18th in scoring.

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FRESHMAN Was the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and earned NCAA-II Bulletin All-America honors ... Earned all-region honors and helped Glenville State to an Elite 8 appearance and regional and conference championships. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Was Manchester High School’s Most Valuable Player three years and earned first team all-district, all-region and all-metro honors her junior and senior seasons ... Averaged 15.9 ppg and 7.0 rpg for Manchester and helped them to the State Semifinals, a Dominion District title and a conference championship in 200506 ... Manchester finished the 2005-06 season ranked fifth in the state.

CAREER HIGHS

MELANIE’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist Movie: Magazine TV Show: Hobbies:

Chicken with ranch crab legs Red Lobster Usher and Tank Love and Basketball Cosmo and Jet Hills and Baldwin Hills Hanging out, talking on the phone and smiling Pro Athlete: Kevin Garnett Dream Job: Working with little kids

Year GP-GS 2007-08 32-32

Min. 859

Avg. 26.8

FG-FGA 141-319

Pct. .442

3FG-FGA 0-1

Pct. .000

FT-FTA Pct. 113-164 .689

Points: 21 vs. Quincy (1/10/08) Rebounds: 16 vs. Bellarmine (3/14/08) & vs. Saginaw Valley State (12/18/07) Steals: 6 at Indianapolis (1/26/08) Assists: 5 vs. Northern Kentucky (3/9/08) Blocks: 2 vs. Lewis (11/29/07) & vs. SE Oklahoma State (11/16/07) Off/Def 116/139

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Avg. 8.0

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FO 0

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PERSONAL Daughter of Linley and Deb Shouse … Born August 18, 1987 … Is a Criminology major at Drury.

F/C • Jr • 6-1 Greenfield, Mo

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CAITLIN SHOUSE

SOPHOMORE Was second on the team in rebounding at 4.8 per game and averaged 6.9 ppg ... Shot a team best 51.5% from the field (84-of-163) ... Also had 26 steals, 18 assists and 12 blocks on the 2007-08 campaign ... Scored a career-high 29 points against Harris-Stowe and matched a career high with 12 rebounds while earning Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week honors ... Posted four steals against Bellarmine in the Great Lakes Regional tournament and blocked four shots at Saint Joseph’s. FRESHMAN Had nine double figure scoring games with a season high 20 vs. Saint Joseph’s ... Averaged a team high 4.5 rebounds per game with season bests of 12 vs. Pittsburg State and 11 vs. Saint Joseph’s ... Recorded three assists against Indianapolis and three steals vs. Rockhurst ... Started four games while helping Drury to the Elite Eight. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds for Greenfield High School where she was a first team all-area and all-district honoree named by the Joplin Globe ... Earned Spring River Valley Conference Player of the Year and first team all-conference honors ... Played AAU ball with the Missouri Lady Jazz ... Scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead all players in the Class 1-2 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s State All-Star Game at Hammonds Student Center.

CAITLIN’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist Movie: Magazine: TV Show: Hobbies:

Anything Chocolate Olive Garden George Strait Any scary movie Cosmo Girl Grey’s Anatomy Watching TV and hanging out with friends Pro Athlete: Dwyane Wade Dream Job: Something that makes lots of money

Year GP-GS 2006-07 34-4 2007-08 32-0 Totals 66-4

Min. 525 537 1062

Avg. 15.4 16.8 16.1

FG-FGA 82-185 84-163 166-348

Pct. .443 .515 .477

3FG-FGA 2-4 0-1 2-5

Pct. .500 .000 .400

FT-FTA 50-69 52-68 102-137

CAREER HIGHS Points: 29 vs. Harris-Stowe (12/4/07) Rebounds: 12 vs. Harris-Stowe (12/4/07) & vs. Pittsburg State (12/16/06) Steals: 4 vs. Bellarmine (3/14/08) Assists: 3 three times Blocks: 4 at Saint Joseph’s (1/24/08) Pct. .725 .765 .745

Off/Def 53/99 59/94 112/193

Tot 152 153 305

Avg. 4.5 4.8 4.6

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PERSONAL Daughter of Tom and Trish Tipton … Born July 12, 1986 … Is a Chemistry major (pre-Med) at Drury.

G• Jr • 5-7 Springfield, Mo

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SARAH TIPTON

SOPHOMORE Played in 18 games and scored a season high three points against Rockhurst and Saint Joseph’s ... Had five rebounds vs. Mansfield and posted a steal in three games and recorded an assist in three games. FRESHMAN Played in 13 games, scored seven points and had two rebounds ... Had a 3-pointer and an assist in the Lady Panthers Elite Eight appearance against Southern Connecticut State. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Played four seasons for the Fightin’ Irish at Springfield’s Catholic High School ... Three-year starter helped the Lady Irish to the Class 3 Final Four her senior season ... Helped Catholic to a district championship in 2005 and was a team captain ... Was a two-year member of the National Honor Society.

SARAH’S FAVORITES Food: Steak, chocolate, shrimp and anything cooked by my dad Restaurant: Cheddar’s Musical Artist: Taylor Swift Movie: Nemo Magazine: SELF TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy and House Hobbies: Playing basketball, working, drawing and spending time with my family and friends Dream Job: Work for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and work in Africa Year GP-GS 2006-07 13-0 2007-08 18-0 Totals 21-0

Min. 25 86 111

Avg. 1.9 4.8 5.3

FG-FGA 3-7 4-15 7-22

Pct. .429 .267 .318

3FG-FGA 1-3 2-5 3-8

Pct. .333 .400 .375

FT-FTA 0-0 3-7 3-7

CAREER HIGHS Points: 3 vs. Southern Connecticut (3/21/07) Rebounds: 2 vs. Saint Joseph’s (1/11/07) Assists: 1 vs. Southern Connecticut (3/21/07)

Pct. .000 .429 .430

Off/Def 1/1 3/10 4/11

Tot 2 13 15

Avg. 0.2 0.7 0.7

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PERSONAL Daughter of Tammy Westbrook … Born May 30, 1989 … Is undecided about her Drury major.

G • So • 5-4 Chesterfield, VA

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JA’NELL JONES

FRESHMAN Averaged 3.7 points and scored 100 points in 27 games ... Shot 48.6% from the field, pulled down 42 rebounds, posted 37 assists and had 14 steals .... Scored a season-high eight points vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State ... Had six rebounds vs. Quincy, six assists at Rockhurst and posted four steals against Harris-Stowe. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Was a second team all-state pick and earned first team all-metro, all-region and all-district honors at Manchester High School in Chesterfield, Va ... Also named team’s MVP for coach Jerry Gibbs ... Helped Manchester to a state semi-finalist finish and regional, district and Times Dispatch championships in 200506.

JA’NELL’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist: Movie: Book: TV Show: Hobbies: Pro Athlete: Dream Job: Year GP-GS 2007-08 27-0

Min. 296

Avg. 11.0

Shrimp Scampi Red Lobster Usher and Lil’ Wayne Love and Basketball and Cars The Pact and Flyy Girl Fresh Prince Drawing and listening to music Allen Iverson and Bob Sanders Physical Therapist FG-FGA 34-70

Pct. .486

3FG-FGA 5-12

Pct. .417

FT-FTA Pct. 27-44 .614

CAREER HIGHS Points: Rebounds: Steals: Assists:

Off/Def 18/24

Tot 42

Avg. 1.6

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FO 0

8 vs. SE Oklahoma State (11/16/08) 6 vs. Quincy (1/10/08) 4 vs. Harris-Stowe (12/4/07) 6 at Rockhurst (12/12/08) & vs. Rockhurst (1/19/08)

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TO 38

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PERSONAL Daughter of Keith and Cindy Spaulding … Born March 10, 1988 … Is a Pre-Physical Therapy major at Drury.

G • So • 5-7 Marshfield, Mo

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RACHELLE SPAULDING

FRESHMAN Played in 11 games and scored two points at SIU Edwardsville ... Had two rebounds at Saint Joseph’s and vs. Rockhurst. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Was an two-time all-district and three-time allconference pick at Conway High School ... Named to the KJEL All-Star team in 2006 ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with a 3.88 grade point average.

RACHELLE’S FAVORITES

CAREER HIGHS

Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist Movie: Magazine TV Show:

Pizza Applebee’s Mario Love and Basketball Cosmo America’s Funniest Home Videos & The Hills Hobbies: Eating & Sleeping Pro Athlete: Dwayne Wade Dream Job: Athletic Trainer for a pro team

Year GP-GS 2007-08 11-0

Min. 32

Avg. 2.9

FG-FGA 1-5

Pct. .200

3FG-FGA 0-3

Pct. .000

FT-FTA Pct. 0-0 .000

Points: 2 at SIU Edwardsville (2/28/08) Rebounds: 2 at Saint Joseph’s (1/24/08) & vs. Rockhurst (1/19/08)

Off/Def 3/3

Tot 6

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ERICA GROOSE

PERSONAL Daughter of Curt and Susan Groose … Born April 18, 1990 … Is a Biology major at Drury with designs on going to dental school. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Was a two-time all-district selection at Helias High School where she finished her career as the fourth all-time leading scorer with 950 points ... Led Helias in rebounding and scoring in 2007-08 averaging 11 points and eight rebounds ... Scored in double figures eleven times her junior season ... Was a member of the National Honor Society, the Honor Roll and earned Student of the Month honors .. .Played for coach Leslie Verslues at Helias.

ERICA’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Movie: Magazine: TV Show:

Chinese, Mexican, Italian El Jimador and Yen Ching Clueless 17 Gossip Girl, The Hills and Grey’s Anatomy Hobbies: All sports, hanging out with friends and family and shopping Pro Athlete: LeBron James Dream Job: Dentist

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LIZ MORIONDO

LIZ’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist: Magazine: TV Show: Hobbies: Pro Athlete: Dream Job:

Steak & mashed potatoes Outback Steakhouse George Strait People American Idol Singing Michael Jordan Professional singer

PERSONAL Daughter of Larry and Rita Moriondo … Born August 3, 1989 … Is a Pre-Law major at Drury … Aspiring singer has performed concerts at area events during spare time. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Was a three-time all-state, all-district and allconference player for Mt. Vernon High School where she scored 1,218 points and averaged 13 ppg. her senior season ... Was also a two-time All-Area player named by the Joplin Globe and was twice named to the all-tournament team at the Pink and White Tournament ... Holds three-point records at Mt. Vernon for most in a game (7), most in a season (74) and most in a career (152) ... She also holds the record for career free throw percentage (80%) ... Helped Mt. Vernon to two conference championships, a district title and a state quarterfinal finish ... Played for coach Jim Kleine ... Graduated third in her class with a 4.17 grade point average and was a member of the National Honor Society.

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F/C • Jr • 6-0 Lathrop, MO

JILLIAN PALAN

JILLIAN’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist: Magazine: TV Show: Hobbies: Pro Athlete: Dream Job:

My mom’s stir fry Outback Steakhouse Kanye West Cosmo Nip Tuck Showing horses Tim Duncan Work for Google

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SARAH JANE PLEMMONS SARAH JANE’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist: Movie: TV Show: Hobbies:

Mashed potatoes Cheddar’s Taylor Swift Big Daddy Rob & Big Basketball and hanging out with friends Pro Athlete: Michael Jordan Dream Job: Kindergarten teacher

PERSONAL Daughter of Mike and Kelly Palan … Born April 27, 1988 … Is a Business Management major at Drury. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... SOPHOMORE Helped Evansville to a pre-season and post season WNIT appearance and a Co-Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship in a 21-12 season. FRESHMAN Played at North Central Missouri College, where she helped Lady Pirates to the 2007 NJCAA national tournament ... Led the Lady Pirates in scoring at 13.5 ppg and averaged 7.2 rebounds ... Shot 58.3% from the floor while setting single-season school records for field goals (166) and free throws (140), as well as free throws attempted (187) ... Was a unanimous first team NJCAA Region 16 pick... Was seventh in scoring in the NJCAA National Tournament at 17.7 ppg and was fifth in the tournament in field goal percentage at 66.6% (20-for30) ... Named the NJCAA National Player of the Week on January 31 after averaging 20.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, and 4.0 bpg in two Lady Pirate victories ... Was a two-time second team all-state selection at Lathrop High School just outside of Kansas City ... A two-time first team all-conference and all-district honoree ... Scored over 1,075 points for the Lady Mules ... Also placed sixth in the discus at the 2006 state track meet ... Was an allconference, all-district and all-region volleyball player.

PERSONAL Daughter of Tom and Lori Bloess and Robert Plemmons … Born August 18, 1989 … Is an Elementary Education major at Drury … injured knee in summer all-star game and is expected to redshirt during 2008-09 season for Lady Panthers. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds while helping Marshfield to a 26-1 overall record and Central Ozark Conference title her senior season as Lady Jays lost only to eventual state champion Bolivar in district finals … Was a three-year starter for Coach Gary Murphy’s tradition-rich squad, which posted a 92-18 record in her four seasons with the Lady Jays ... Was the team scoring leader at Marshfield High School her sophomore season and led the team in rebounding as a freshman and sophomore ... Was a first team COC pick her sophomore and senior seasons and was a second team all-district pick her senior season ... Named the Marshfield High School Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... Was named to all-tournament teams at the Joplin Tournament, the Pink and White, KJEL All-Star team and the Marshfield Bluejay Classic ... Played in the Lions Club and the Gerald A Pilz All-Star games.

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G • Fr • 5-7 Waynesville, Mo

KATIE PRITCHARD

KATIE’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist: Movie: TV Show:

Sour Patch Watermelons Olive Garden Taylor Swift and J. Holiday Pearl Harbor and The Notebook Keeping up with the Kardashions and Sportscenter Hobbies: Reading and hanging out with friends Pro Athlete: Chris Paul and Cristiano Ronaldo Dream Job: Sports Analyst

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G • Fr • 5-9 Ironton, MO

KASSIE WALKER KASSIE’S FAVORITES Food: Restaurant: Musical Artist: Movie: Magazine: TV Show: Hobbies:

Italian Olive Garden Chris Brown 27 Dresses People The Hills Volleyball, Ping Pong, Golf, Swimming and Shopping Pro Athlete: Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan Dream Job: Anesthetist

PERSONAL Daughter of Keith and Barb Pritchard … Born March 13, 1990 … Is undecided on her major at Drury. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Earned all-state honors her senior season and was a three-time all-conference honoree and a two-time alldistrict pick at Waynesville High School ... Averaged 16.7 points and had a season high 28 points vs. St. Clair her senior season, when she connected on six of seven 3-pointers ... Had senior season-highs of eight assists and seven steals in a game ... As a junior averaged 14.6 points and scored a season high 26 points vs. Nixa ... Played for coach Butch O’Reilly at Waynesville … Was one of the most prolific soccer scorers in Missouri prep history and the Class 2 alltime record-holder with 169 goals in her four-year career at WHS … Was named the Springfield NewsLeader’s Female Athlete Of The Year after senior season for her combination of basketball and soccer prowess.

PERSONAL Daughter of David and Terri Walker … Born August 5, 1989 … Is a Pre-Med major at Drury. PREP/PREVIOUS SCHOOL... Scored 41 points in the district semifinal game her junior season and was a two-year all-state honoree in basketball and volleyball at Arcadia Valley High School in Ironton ... Scored 2,077 points, had 700 rebounds, 450 career steals and 135 three-pointers ... Is Arcadia Valley’s all-time leading scorer and was a finalist for Miss Show-Me Missouri Basketball ... Was the MVP of the MAAA All-Star game and was named the KTJJ Dream Team Player of the Year ... Also participated in the McDonald’s River War All-Star game ... Averaged 22.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.2 steals per game her senior season ... Helped Arcadia Valley to three consecutive conference titles and a 30-0 conference record ... Led Arcadia to two class three district titles ... Was her class valedictorian and was a member of the National Honor Society.

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2008-09 Season Preview

Lady Panthers Turn To Mix Of Youth, Experience To Defend GLVC Championship in 2008-09 Molly Carter is gone. The Drury Lady Panthers will deal with it in the best way they know how ... keep playing, keep winning. Yes, the reigning Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year finally has graduated, with 12 other GLVC member schools no doubt shedding few tears after Drury’s Miss Clutch had zinged Melanie Oliver just about every one of them with a buzzer-beater or key steal at least a time or two to crush their hopes of an upset. Many came in last year’s 28-4 season that produced a third straight GLVC West title and the school’s first league championship, as Carter swept both the regular season and GLVC Tournament most valuable player honors, stamping her legacy as one of the greats in the brief-but-rich history of Lady Panthers Basketball. The rest of the league should maybe hold off on that “Molly’s Gone!” party just yet, though. Why? Because the other four starters for the Lady Panthers at the end of last season’s post-season run are back, each one of them eager to take their shot at replacing the leadership, scoring punch and keen ability to deliver the key plays in crunch time that Carter possessed. As did her backcourt running mate, fellow senior Becky Flippin, before knee problems forced her to the sidelines in the season���s second half. Second-year Drury coach Steve Harold knows it’s going to come from someone … he’s just not quite sure who. The fun part for Harold will be watching the returning Lady Panthers – with not a senior in the bunch – scrap it out to try to make it “their team.” “Who’s going to be our leader? That question has to be answered,” says Harold, the GLVC Coach of the Year in his first season in the league. “I’ve liked what I’ve seen from Melanie Oliver, Lindsay Ballweg, Hannah Carter and Sara Bos in that regard. All of those juniors have picked it up and realized we need a leader.” And those four juniors – the other returning starters from last season’s squad, which made a sixth straight trip to the NCAA Division II national tournament – all have the skills and experience to pull it off, Harold says of a group that has the Lady Panthers ranked No. 7 nationally in the preseason USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Poll.

Ballweg, a 5-foot11 guard/forward, is the GLVC top returning scorer after PRESEASON POLL averaging 12.8 points per game a year ago, her first WEST DIVISION with the Lady Panthers 1. Drury (3) 23 after transferring from 2. Quincy (2) 20 Kansas. She got clearly 3. Missouri S&T (1) 19 4. Southern Indiana 13 got more comfortable with her Drury teammates 5. Missouri-St. Louis 10 6. Rockhurst 5 as the season wore on, averaging 15.4 points EAST DIVISION over her final 11 games 1. Northern Kentucky (6) 36 and earning All-GLVC 2. Indianapolis (1) 31 Tournament honors to go 3. Bellarmine 26 with her All-GLVC Third 4. Lewis 18 Team selection during the 5. UW-Parkside 17 regular season. 6. Kentucky Wesleyan 13 Oliver, a 5-11 7. Saint Joseph’s 6 forward/center and AllGLVC Third Team choice as well, averaged 12.3 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds – fourth in the GLVC and tops among returning league players this season – in her first season since following Harold to DU from Glenville (W. Va.) State. She, too, really picked it up down the stretch, averaging 13.7 points and 10.2 rebounds over her final six games, five of those in post-season play – including an 18-point, 16-rebound night in the NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional opener vs. Bellarmine at Weiser Gym. Ballweg and Oliver, however, combined for just 22 points and five rebounds between them in the regional semifinal loss to Northern Kentucky, which – despite losing to Drury in its first two meetings last season, including a week earlier on the same floor in the GLVC Tournament finals – went on to claim the NCAA-II national championship. Lindsay Ballweg And that’s where the loss of Molly Carter is critical in Harold’s mind … not only did she typically come up big in the big games, but she also never backed down in her willingness to “become either the hero or the goat, and accept the consequences either way” when

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continued the stakes were high. “Without question, Lindsay and Melanie are going to have to be consistent, because Molly brought consistency,” Harold says. “We’ve got to have those kids do it.” Comforting to both, certainly, is the fact that are plenty of hands seemingly capable of helping to carry the offensive load. The 6-foot Bos, in particular, has been known to carry the Drury offense with her patented spurts of 3-pointers – like the night she Hannah Carter went 5-for-7 from behind the arc last season in a win over Kentucky Wesleyan, one of five games in which she sank four or more treys. Hannah Carter, Molly’s younger sister and more of a defensive specialist, had her moments as well, including 11 points in the regional loss to NKU. Additional boosts can come from 5-4 sophomore guard Ja’Nell Jones, who played her way into the regular rotation in the season’s second half as a freshman and showed a penchant for making things happen off the dribble. Junior forward Caitlin Shouse, Drury’s most reliable inside reserve, went for 29 points off the bench in a win over Harris-Stowe and had eight double-figure scoring games. Shouse and Oliver will get some help down low this season from 6-0 junior and Evansville transfer Jillian Palan, who will bring some more experience to the squad and the ability to establish position and score from the low post, taking some of the pressure in that regard off of Oliver. “I think that will free Melanie up more to use her athleticism and go and get even more rebounds,” Harold says. And then there are the newcomers, who provide even more offensive spark. Freshman guard Katie Pritchard has wowed the Drury coaching staff with her athleticism and figures to immediately force her way into the regular rotation, with the former Waynesville star’s quick hands and feet perhaps giving her a chance to closely replicate the defensive work of Molly Carter – with the offensive skills to boot, particularly with her penetrations to the bucket. Erica Groose, an athletic 6-1 freshman, has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the preseason and will also get her chance early to help inside. Freshman guards Liz Moriondo, a 3-point shooting specialist at Mount

Vernon High School, and Kassie Walker, who scored more than 2,000 career points at Arcadia Valley, also bring plenty of offensive skills to the table. But let’s not forget the No. 1 staple in a Harold-coached team – defense. As the veteran coach says, last year’s defense produced Drury’s offense in most cases, with steals from the likes of both Carters and Flippin producing easy baskets at the other end. That’s a facet Harold says must live on despite the graduation losses. “That changed the game for us last year, just being able to steal the ball from people,” Harold said. “I hope we can create that same kind of pressure, and I think we can. I think we’re more athletic this year, and deeper.” Besides featuring more depth than his Lady Panthers had last season, Harold says he really likes the group’s cohesiveness. “It’s been outstanding … that’s been our strength, I think, to this point,” he says. “If they are not practicing, they are hanging out together, doing things together, eating together … we have so much better chemistry this year.” That could come in handy as the Lady Panthers tackle the most challenging schedule in the program’s nineyear history, a slate featuring no less than 12 teams that competed in the NCAA-II Tournament a year ago. Add to that another three – Grand Valley State, Henderson (Ark.) State and Northeastern (Okla.) State – that feature traditionrich programs, but in a rare happening, missed the “Big Dance” a year ago, and that’s half the schedule against some of the best D-II has to offer. Washburn, West Texas A&M, Grand Valley State, Northern Kentucky, UC-San Diego … a veritable “who’s who” of D-II women’s basketball over the past few years. And all on the upcoming schedule. Caitlin Shouse What that means – the Lady Panthers could be much better than last year, but might not have the 28-4 record to match it. And that’s fine with Harold, who would trade all of the regular season success of the past for a lengthy post-season run. “I think as good as the GLVC is, we need to play quality non-conference games to prepare us for the league,” Harold says. “It’s a very rugged, you-better-be-ready-every- night type of league. If you’re not, and you haven’t prepared yourself in the preseason in the non conference, you’re in trouble. “I want these kids to be battle-tested.”

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2007-08 SEASON IN REVIEW LADY PANTHERS CLAIM FIRST GLVC TITLE, RETURN TO NCAA TOURNEY FOR SIXTH STRAIGHT YEAR It’s safe to say there were plenty of unknowns for the Drury Lady Panthers entering the 2007-08 basketball season. First and foremost, how would the program react to the loss of its first and only coach, Nyla Milleson, who left after seven incredible seasons to accept the job up the street at NCAA Division I Missouri State? The answer came quickly and emphatically – just fine. Steve Harold, the reigning national coach of the year after a 33-3 campaign at Glenville (W. Va.) State in 2006-07, took over the reins and the Lady Panthers hardly skipped a beat, fashioning a 28-4 campaign that included their first Great Lakes Valley Conference championship and a sixth straight trip to the NCAA-II Tournament. It started with a brief hiccup – a home-court loss to Lewis in the GLVC season-opener, referred to afterward by Harold as the “Nightmare On Drury Lane” – but the panic mode never had a chance to set in. Drury reeled off 22 wins in its next 23 games, including a dominant 66-47 triumph over national power Washburn shortly after the Lewis loss, to establish itself once again as one of the top women’s

basketball programs in the country. This despite the midseason loss of senior standout guard Becky Flippin to a knee injury in the closing seconds of a 5552 victory at eventual national champion Northern Kentucky on Jan. 5. Flippin, who teamed with classmate Molly Carter to give the Lady Panthers arguably the best backcourt in the country up to the time of her injury, tried to come back later in the season but reinjured the knee in Drury’s GLVC Tournament opener against Wisconsin-Parkside and was lost for the season. Just as they’d done when Flippin was out for the second half of the regular season while rolling to their third straight GLVC West title, the Lady Panthers regrouped and moved forward with success. They pulled out a pair of hard-fought, four-point wins over powers Indianapolis and Northern Kentucky in the semifinals and finals to capture their first GLVC Tournament championship and secure the host role for the NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional. Drury opened regional play with an 80-70 win over Bellarmine, but after beating Northern Kentucky in both meetings prior, the Norse finally got the best of the Lady Panthers in the regional semis on their way to the national title.

FINAL 2007-08 GREAT LAKES VALLEY CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

Team Drury Missouri S&T Quincy SIU Edwardsville Southern Indiana Missouri-St. Louis Rockhurst

W 16 15 14 10 5 4 3

WEST DIVISION GLVC L Pct. Div. 3 .842 11-1 4 .789 9-3 5 .737 9-3 9 .526 7-5 14 .263 3-9 15 .211 1-11 16 .158 2-10

W 28 24 20 17 10 7 8

Overall L 4 7 10 11 17 20 19

Pct. .875 .774 .667 .607 .370 .259 .296

Team Northern Kentucky Indianapolis Bellarmine Wisconsin-Parkside Lewis Kentucky Wesleyan Saint Joseph’s

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EAST DIVISION GLVC L Pct. Div. 6 .684 10-2 6 .684 8-4 7 .632 8-4 8 .579 6-6 10 .474 5-7 11 .421 5-7 19 .000 0-12

W 28 22 20 17 13 14 1

Overall L 8 8 12 11 13 13 25

Pct. .778 .733 .625 .607 .500 .519 .038


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2007-08 Graduated Seniors – Molly Carter and Becky Flippin The end to the 2007-08 campaign also marked the final 3-point shooters in her career with 109, and surely chapter in the brilliant careers of Lady Panther senior would have had many more had a knee injury not cut guards Molly Carter and Becky Flippin. her senior season short. She showed DU fans the true The two Springfield prep basketball legends – Carter grit she displayed throughout her career by battling from Kickapoo High School, back from the mid-season injury Flippin from rival Parkview – to play late in the year before provided a plethora of memories going down again with a torn over the years for Drury fans, with ACL suffered in the NCAA-II Carter suiting up for the Lady Tournament opener. Panthers all four seasons and Regardless, the pair will be Flippin for three after transferring remembered in DU’s illustrious from the University of Michigan history for their clutch following her freshman season. performances throughout – Carter was named the Great Lakes Flippin’s to include a 3-pointer Valley Conference Most Valuable before the regulation buzzer to Player for the regular season, then save the day and send DU on to an made it a sweep when she captured overtime victory at Northeastern GLVC Tournament MVP honors State last season, and Carter’s … after leading the Lady Panthers to well, it became the stuff of legend. their first post-season tourney title Who will ever forget how she at Weiser Gym. The two-time, First rallied Drury from a nine-point Team All-GLVC selection etched deficit with 27 seconds left in her name permanently in the DU regulation for an eventual overtime record (L to R) Molly Carter & Becky Flippin victory at Missouri Science and books Technology, or her four-point play by finishing as the school’s just before the final horn to second all-time leading scorer beat SIU Edwardsville? with 1,570 points, No. 2 in Carter and Flippin were assists with 439 and No. 2 the epitome of the word in steals with 407. She also “competitor.” And both set the all-time single season clearly established a legacy school mark for assists as a for future Drury backcourt senior last season with 129. players to attempt to Flippin left Drury as one of emulate. the school’s most prolific Molly Carter Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Totals

GP-GS 31-21 33-33 34-34 32-32 130-120

Min. 730 860 1233 1065 3888

Avg. 23.5 26.1 36.3 33.3 29.9

FG-FGA 78-198 123-258 168-399 149-371 518-1226

Pct. .394 .477 .421 .402 .423

3FG-FGA 9-35 23-61 39-117 51-142 122-355

Pct. .257 .377 .333 .359 .344

FT-FTA 53-84 86-115 149-194 124-158 412-551

Pct. Off/Def .631 26/41 .748 19/39 .768 39/74 .785 41/93 .748 125/247

Tot 67 58 113 134 372

Avg. 2.2 1.8 3.3 4.2 2.9

PF 59 68 79 77 283

FO 0 1 2 1 4

A 104 89 117 129 439

TO 65 76 104 88 333

Blk 1 2 3 5 11

Stl 99 96 98 114 407

Pts 218 355 524 473 1570

Avg. 7.0 10.8 15.4 14.8 12.1

Avg. 17.9 35.7 27.3 27.0

FG-FGA 55-119 148-362 55-114 258-595

Pct. .462 .409 .482 .434

3FG-FGA 30-70 55-163 24-59 109-292

Pct. .429 .337 .407 .373

FT-FTA 24-30 100-115 24-28 148-173

Pct. .800 .870 .857 .855

Tot 48 132 41 221

Avg. 1.5 3.9 2.3 2.6

PF 47 67 27 141

FO 0 1 0 1

A 59 124 70 253

TO 48 104 40 192

Blk 4 8 1 13

Stl 31 79 36 146

Pts 164 451 158 773

Avg. 5.0 13.3 8.8 9.1

Becky Flippin Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Totals

GP-GS 33-0 34-34 18-13 85-47

Min. 591 1215 491 2297

Off/Def 12/36 21/111 12/29 45/176

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2007-08 Stats/Game Results

Date

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Player

GP

GS

Min.

FG%

3PT%

FT%

R/G

A/G

STL

BLK

PTS/G

33

Molly Carter

32

32

1065

40.2

35.9

78.5

4.2

4.0

114

5

14.8

25

Lindsay Ballweg

32

32

839

49.7

35.7

90.3

3.1

1.7

47

14

12.8

1

Melanie Oliver

32

32

859

44.2

00.0

68.9

8.0

1.3

66

11

12.3

24

Sara Bos

32

32

842

38.1

31.7

77.5

4.3

1.3

35

17

9.4

44

Caitlin Shouse

32

0

537

51.5

00.0

76.5

4.8

0.6

26

12

6.9

21

Becky Flippin

18

13

491

48.2

40.7

85.7

2.3

3.9

36

1

8.8

14

Hannah Carter

32

19

744

37.1

31.6

75.4

2.3

2.3

53

2

4.9

23

Ja’Nell Jones

27

0

296

48.6

41.7

61.4

1.6

1.4

14

0

3.7

32

Ashley Bell

31

0

383

32.1

46.2

68.4

1.1

0.7

21

0

2.5

22

Lacee Groves

30

0

242

34.8

26.5

72.7

1.6

0.5

4

10

2.1

10

Sarah Tipton

18

0

86

26.7

40.0

42.9

0.7

0.2

3

0

0.7

12

Cara Collins

11

0

34

28.6

00.0

100

0.5

0.0

0

0

0.7

3

Rachelle Spaulding

11

0

32

20.0

00.0

00.0

0.5

0.0

0

0

0.2

Totals

32

6450

42.9

34.6

75.4

34.6

15.8

420

72

74.2

Opponents

32

6450

42.8

33.7

73.8

36.8

12.8

214

91

64.5

Attend.

Opponent

Score

Rec.

W/L

H/A/N

Top Scorer

Top Rebounder

Assist Leader

11/16

600

SE Oklahoma State

71-65

1-0

W

N

Melanie Oliver-16

Oliver/Shouse-7

Becky Flippin-6

11/17

800

Northeastern State

76-71(ot)

2-0

W

A

Melanie Oliver-17

Sara Bos-7

Becky Flippin-7

11/29

1255

*Lewis

58-73

2-1

L

H

Molly Carter-20

Sara Bos-7

Molly Carter-5

12/1

1322

Wisconsin-Parkside

76-64

1-3

L

A

Becky Flippin-13

Sara Bos-7

Becky Flippin-4

12/4

1179

Harris-Stowe

96-63

4-1

W

H

Caitlin Shouse-29

Caitlin Shouse-12

Flippin/Jones-4

12/8

1608

Washburn

66-47

5-1

W

H

Sara Bos-18

Melanie Oliver-9

Molly Carter-6

12/18

1240

Saginaw Valley State

74-57

6-1

W

H

Lacee Groves-12

Melanie Oliver-16

Molly Carter-6

12/20

1590

Ferris State

66-64

7-1

W

H

Melanie Oliver-16

M. Carter/Shouse-5

Becky Flippin-6

12/28

55

Mansfield

79-48

8-1

W

N

M. Carter/ Oliver-15

Caitlin Shouse-10

Hannah Carter-6

12/29

178

West Texas A&M

79-72

9-1

W

N

Sara Bos-15

Melanie Oliver-6

Becky Flippin-6

1/3

369

*Bellarmine

78-86

9-2

L

A

Lindsay Ballweg-24

Melanie Oliver-16

Hannah Carter-4

1/5

1088

*Northern Kentucky

55-52

10-2

W

A

Molly Carter-20

Melanie Oliver-8

Molly Carter-6

1/10

1108

*Quincy

87-73

11-2

W

H

Melanie Oliver-21

Caitlin Shouse-9

Molly Carter-6

1/12

1338

*SIU Edwardsville

69-68

12-2

W

H

Molly Carter-20

Bos/Oliver-6

Hannah Carter-4

1/19

1308

*Rockhurst

83-63

13-2

W

H

Melanie Oliver-18

Molly Carter-7

Ja’Nell Jones-6

1/24

395

*Saint Joseph’s

70-47

14-2

W

A

Caitlin Shouse-16

Groves/Oliver-7

Molly Carter-7

1/26

426

*Indianapolis

67-54

15-2

W

A

Molly Carter-26

Melanie Oliver-10

Hannah Carter-4

1/31

1022

*Southern Indiana

79-65

16-2

W

H

Lindsay Ballweg-18

Lindasay Ballweg-7

Hannah Carter-6

2/2

1404

*Kentucky Wesleyan

75-72

17-2

W

H

Molly Carter-23

Hannah Carter-5

Hannah Carter-4

2/7

1300

*Missouri S&T

79-69(ot)

18-2

W

A

Molly Carter-30

Bos/Oliver-7

Molly Carter-4

2/9

273

*Missouri-St. Louis

71-68

19-2

W

A

Molly Carter-18

Melanie Oliver-10

M. Carter/Oliver-3

2/12

801

*Rockhurst

81-69

20-2

W

A

Caitlin Shouse-19

Caitlin Shouse-9

Ja’Nell Jones-6

2/16

500

*Southern Indiana

72-57

21-2

W

A

Lindsay Ballweg-16

Sara Bos-9

Molly Carter-5

2/23

2088

*Missouri S&T

89-75

22-2

W

H

Molly Carter-30

Melanie Oliver-7

Molly Carter-4

2/24

1422

*Missouri-St. Louis

72-52

23-2

W

H

Molly Carter-15

Caitlin Shouse-9

H. Carter/Oliver-2

2/28

817

*SIU Edwardsville

94-64

24-2

W

A

Lindsay Ballweg-25

Molly Carter-10

Becky Flippin-10

3/1

777

*Quincy

69-74

24-3

L

A

Ballweg/Oliver-16

Melanie Oliver-13

Molly Carter-5

Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament 3/4

1356

Wisconsin-Parkside

70-54

25-3

W

H

Lindsay Ballweg-16

Melanie Oliver-12

Molly Carter-5

3/8

1422

Indianapolis

56-52

26-3

W

H

Molly Carter-18

Melanie Oliver-7

Molly Carter-3

3/9

1288

Northern Kentucky

71-67

27-3

W

H

Ballweg/M. Carter-16

Melanie Oliver-8

M. Carter/Oliver-5

NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Tournament 3/14

1411

Bellarmine

80-70

28-3

W

H

Lindsay Ballweg-24

Melanie Oliver-16

Molly Carter-5

3/15

1705

Northern Kentucky

65-84

28-4

L

H

Melanie Oliver-14

Caitlin Shouse-6

4 Players with 2

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Great Lakes Valley Conference

ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES VALLEY CONFERENCE ... The 13-member Great Lakes Valley Conference has made its name throughout the last 30 years as a power in NCAA Division II basketball. In the last few years, however, the GLVC has seen success in many sports, and the league can now claim itself as one of the nation’s top in all NCAA Division II athletics. The formation of the GLVC can be traced as far back as 1972 when the athletic directors of three member schools Kentucky Wesleyan, Bellarmine and Indiana State University at Evansville (now the University of Southern Indiana) - began preliminary discussions about forming a basketball conference. Four years later, the University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph’s College expressed interest. On July 7, 1978, those schools - along with Ashland University - united to become the GLVC. Since formulation of the conference, 11 schools have joined the league: Lewis University (1980), Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne (1984), Northern Kentucky University (1985), Kentucky State University (1989), Quincy University (1994), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1994), University of Wisconsin-Parkside (1994), University of

Missouri-St. Louis (1995), Drury (2005), Missouri-Rolla (2005), and Rockhurst (2005). Ashland and Kentucky State left the conference after the 1994 season, while IPFW left the league following the 2000-01 academic year and SIU Edwardsville exited the league following the 2007-08 season.

country, softball, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, golf, and volleyball for women. The GLVC sponsors more women’s golf teams that any other Division II league in the country and has seen success on a national level in every sponsored sport.

Along with its expansion came the hiring of the league’s first full-time commissioner in 1996. In 2001, an associate commissioner was added to the full-time conference staff, and a full-time sports information director joined in 2006. The conference headquarters are located in downtown Indianapolis.

GLVC institutions have won 11 national championships in basketball. Kentucky Wesleyan leads all Division II institutions with eight men’s basketball titles, while Southern Indiana won the men’s crown in 1995 and finished as the runner-up in the 2004 tournament. Northern Kentucky’s women won the school’s first-ever basketball national championship in 2000 and followed with a national title in 2008. In addition, SIU Edwardsville became the first GLVC school to win a national championship in softball in 2007.

The GLVC can claim schools in many of the Midwest’s major media markets, with schools in Milwaukee/Northern Illinois (UW-Parkside), Chicago (Lewis), Indianapolis (Indianapolis), Cincinnati (Northern Kentucky), Louisville (Bellarmine), Evansville (Southern Indiana), Owensboro (Kentucky Wesleyan), Kansas City (Rockhurst) and St. Louis (UM-St. Louis). The conference sponsors 17 championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, and tennis for men and basketball, cross www.drurypanthers.com

In 2001, the league announced the creation of the GLVC Hall of Fame, with the first class being inducted in 2002. The GLVC annually presents the Richard F. Scharf Paragon Award to the top male and female student-athlete in the league, and the Bertram Award to a distinguished alum who both succeeded while a GLVC studentathlete and excelled in accomplishments after graduation.


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2008-09 GLVC West Division Opponents University of Missouri Science and Technology

Location: �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Rolla, Missouri Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1870 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6,100 National Affiliation: ����������������������������������������������������NCAA Division II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:������������������������������������������������������������������ Silver and Gold Nickname:�����������������������������������������������������������������������������Lady Miners Facility: ������������������������������������������������ Bullman Multi-Purpose Building 2007-08 Record: �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24-7 Head Coach: �����������������������������������������������������������������������������Alan Eads Alma Mater: ������������������������������������������������������������������������Missouri, ‘73 Sports Information Director:�������������������������������������������������� John Kean Sports Information FAX:������������������������������������������������ (573) 341-4880 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (573) 341-4140 Web Page Address:������������������������������������������������������������sports.umr.edu Top Returning Player: ��������� Tamara McCaskill, 5-11, Sr., F (14.8 ppg.)

Alan Eads Head Coach

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Location: ���������������������������������������������������������������������St. Louis, Missouri Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1963 Enrollment:������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 15,500 National Affiliation: ����������������������������������������������������NCAA Division II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:��������������������������������������������������������������������� Red and Gold Nickname:��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Tritons Facility: �������������������������������������������������������������������Mark Twain Building 2007-08 Record: �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-20 Head Coach: �������������������������������������������������������������� Lisa Curliss-Taylor Alma Mater: ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Oklahoma, ‘00 Sports Information Director:������������������������������������ Mary Ann Mitchell Sports Information FAX:������������������������������������������������ (314) 516-5635 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (314) 516-5660 Web Page Address:������������������������������������������������ www.umsltritons.com Top Returning Player: ���������������� Mary Slaughter, 5-11, Sr., F (9.1 ppg.)

Lisa Curliss-Taylor Head Coach

Quincy University

Location: ���������������������������������������������������������������������������Quincy, Illinois Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1860 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1,292 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:����������������������������������������������������� Brown, Gold and White Nickname:����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Lady Hawks Facility: ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Pepsi Arena 2007-08 Record: �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20-11 Head Coach: ������������������������������������������������������������������������� J.D. Gravina Alma Mater: ��������������������������������������������������������������William Jewell, ‘00 Sports Information Director:����������������������������������������� Brian Lovellette Sports Information FAX:������������������������������������������������ (217) 228-5034 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (217) 228-5475 Web Page Address:����������������������������������������������www.quincy.edu/sports Top Returning Players: ����������������������������� Jessica Keller, 5-9, Sr., G (20.5 ppg.) www.drurypanthers.com

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2008-09 GLVC West Division Opponents Rockhurst University

Location: ����������������������������������������������������������������Kansas City, Missouri Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1910 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3,000 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:������������������������������������������������������������������ Blue and White Nickname:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hawks Facility: ����������������������������������������������������������Mason-Halpin Field House 2007-08 Record: �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-19 Head Coach: ���������������������������������������������������������������� Rebecca Morrisey Alma Mater: ������������������������������������������������ St. Mary’s of the Plains, ‘83 Sports Information Director:����������������������������������������John Dodderidge Sports Information FAX:�������������������������������������������������(816) 501-4119 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (816) 501-4850 Web Page Address:��������������������������������������www.rockhurst.edu/athletics Top Returning Player: ������������������� Amy Hake, 5-8, Sr., G/F (13.2 ppg.)

Rebecca Morrisey Head Coach

University of Southern Indiana

Location: �������������������������������������������������������������������� Evansville, Indiana Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1965 Enrollment:������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10,126 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:����������������������������������������������������������Red, White and Blue Nickname:���������������������������������������������������������������������Screaming Eagles Facility: ������������������������������������������������������������Physical Activities Center 2007-08 Record: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10-17 Head Coach: �����������������������������������������������������������������������������Rick Stein Alma Mater: �����������������������������������������������������������Southern Indiana, ‘92 Sports Information Director:���������������������������������������������Ray Simmons Sports Information FAX:������������������������������������������������ (812) 465-7094 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (812) 465-1622 Web Page Address:���������������������������������������������������������������www.usi.edu Top Returning Player: ������������������������������Amie Newhart, 5-6, So., G (9.8 ppg.)

THE STEVE HAROLD RADIO SHOW

Rick Stein Head Coach

AND BASKETBALL LUNCHEONS

Continuing a long-standing tradition, Drury Basketball will once again keep its fans updated on a weekly basis through the bi-weekly Steve Harold Radio Show and the Drury Basketball Luncheons. The radio shows this season will be held on mostly Tuesday nights at a new home, the Rival’s Casual Grille sports-themed restaurant located on South Glenstone Ave. in Springfield. The one-hour segments typically include Coach Harold’s recap of past games along with previews of the upcoming schedule, with occasional interviews with the Panthers and their assistant coaches. Fans again are invited to come out and support the program during the show, enjoying dinner in the new “Press Box” section upstairs at Rivals with Coach Harold and show hosts Tom Ladd and Mike Edwards.

Coach Harold’s bi-weekly luncheons this season have a new home as well – the Ryan’s Steakhouse location on S. Campbell in Springfield. The luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. and also feature reviews of past games and previews of upcoming contests from Harold, a chance to ask the coach a few questions and also to meet selected players throughout the winter. Please join other DU fans in attending both events throughout the season for your chance to enjoy a great meal and tremendous camaraderie with other Panther supporters. Fans can find the show/luncheon schedules and all Drury basketball information throughout the season at our official athletics website, www.drurypanthers.com

RADIO SHOW DATES AT RIVALS CASUAL GRILLE (All Starting at 8:00 p.m.) Monday. December 1 Monday, December 15 Monday, December 29 Tuesday, January 20 Tuesday, February 3 Tuesday, February 17 Tuesday, March 3

COACHES’ LUNCHEONS AT RYAN’S STEAKHOUSE (All starting at 11:30 a.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse, S. Campbell) Tuesday, November 18 Tuesday, December 2 Tuesday, December 16 Tuesday, December 30 Tuesday, January 13 Tuesday, January 27 Tuesday, February 10 Tuesday, February 24

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2008-09 GLVC East Division Opponents Bellarmine University

Location: ������������������������������������������������������������������Louisville, Kentucky Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1950 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2,800 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:���������������������������������������������������������������Silver and Scarlet Nickname:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Knights Facility: ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������Knights Hall 2007-08 Record: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 20-12 Head Coach: ������������������������������������������������������������������������� David Smith Alma Mater: ����������������������������������������������������������������� Indiana State, ‘69 Sports Information Director:������������������������������������������ John Spugnardi Sports Information FAX:������������������������������������������������ (502) 452-8450 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (502) 452-8078 Web Page Address:��������������������������������������������� athletics.bellarmine.edu Top Returning Player: ��������������������������Dana Beaven, 6-0, Sr., F (11.1 ppg.)

David Smith Head Coach

University of Indianapolis

Location: ������������������������������������������������������������������Indianapolis, Indiana Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1902 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4,729 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:��������������������������������������������������������������Crimson and Gray Nickname:������������������������������������������������������������������������������Greyhounds Facility: �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Nicoson Hall 2007-08 Record: �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22-8 Head Coach: ������������������������������������������������������������������� LeAnn Freeland Alma Mater: �����������������������������������������������������������Southern Indiana, ‘99 Sports Information Director:������������������������������������������� Mitch Wigness Sports Information FAX:������������������������������������������������ (317) 788-3472 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (317) 788-3494 Web Page Address:��������������������������������������������http://athletics.uindy.edu Top Returning Player: ���������� Samantha Meissel, 6-2, So., F (13.5 ppg.)

LeAnn Freeland Head Coach

Lewis University

Location: �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Romeoville, Ill. Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1932 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5,400 National Affiliation: ����������������������������������������������������NCAA Division II Conference Affiliation:�����������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:������������������������������������������������������������������� Red and White Nickname:��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Flyers Facility: ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Neil Carey Arena 2007-08 Record: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 13-13 Head Coach: ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Lisa Carlsen Alma Mater: ��������������������������������������������� Northwest Missouri State, ‘92 Sports Information Director:�������������������������������������������� Matt Brendich Sports Information FAX:������������������������������������������������ (815) 836-5835 Sports Information Phone:��������������������������������������������� (815) 836-5229 Web Page Address:�������������������������������������������������www.lewisflyers.com Top Returning Player: ������������������Kelly Dianis, 5-1, Sr., G/F (11.4 ppg.) www.drurypanthers.com

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Kentucky Wesleyan College

Northern Kentucky University

Ron Williams Head Coach

Nancy Winstel Head Coach

Location: �������������������������������������������������������������������� Owensboro, Kentucky Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1858 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 968 National Affiliation: ����������������������������������������������������������������������� NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:����������������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:���������������������������������������������������������������������Purple and White Nickname:�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Panthers Facility: ������������������������������������������������������������������� Owensboro Sportscenter 2007-08 Record: ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14-13 Head Coach: ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ron Williams Alma Mater: �������������������������������������������������������������������Campbellsville, ‘96 Sports Information Director:��������������������������������������������������� Roy Pickerill Sports Information FAX:����������������������������������������������������� (270) 852-3189 Sports Information Phone:�������������������������������������������������� (270) 852-3143 Web Page Address:�����������������������������������������������������www.kwc.edu/athletic Top Returning Player: . . . . . . . . . . Chelsea Kilty, 5-10, Jr., G (7.8 ppg.)

Location: �����������������������������������������������������������Highland Heights, Kentucky Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1968 Enrollment:����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15,200 National Affiliation: ����������������������������������������������������������������������� NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:����������������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:������������������������������������������������������������Gold, Black and White Nickname:���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Norse Facility: ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Regents Hall 2007-08 Record: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28-8 Head Coach: ���������������������������������������������������������������������������Nancy Winstel Alma Mater: ������������������������������������������������������������ Northern Kentucky, ‘77 Sports Information Director:������������������������������������������������������� Don Owen Sports Information FAX:����������������������������������������������������� (859) 572-5427 Sports Information Phone:�������������������������������������������������� (859) 572-5470 Web Page Address:���������������������������������������������������������www.nkunorse.com Top Returning Player: ���������������������Cassie Brannen, 6-1, Sr., F (13.6 ppg.)

Saint Joseph’s College

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Jannon Lampley Head Coach Location: ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Rensselaer, Indiana Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1889 Enrollment:������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1,030 National Affiliation: ��������������������������������������������������������� NCAA Division II Conference Affiliation:�������������������������������� Great Lakes Valley Conference School Colors:���������������������������������������������������������������� Cardinal and Purple Nickname:��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Pumas Facility: ����������������������������������������������� Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse 2007-08 Record: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-25 Head Coach: ������������������������������������������������������������������������ Jannon Lampley Alma Mater: ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Purdue, ‘03 Sports Information Director:��������������������������������������������������� Ken Badylak Sports Information FAX:��������������������������������������������������������219-866-6280 Sports Information Phone:�����������������������������������������������������219-866-6141 Web Page Address:�������������������������������������������� www.saintjoe.edu /athletics Top Returning Player: ����������������������� Michelle Kiger, 5-9, Sr., G (9.7 ppg.)

Jenny Kenesie Head Coach Location: ��������������������������������������������������������������������������Kenosha, Wisconsin Founded: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1969 Enrollment:������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5,100 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������������������������������������NCAA II Conference Affiliation:����������������������������������������������������Great Lakes Valley School Colors:����������������������������������������������������������Green, White and Black Nickname:����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Rangers Facility: ��������������������������������������������������������������������� DeSimone Gymnasium 2007-08 Record: ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17-11 Head Coach: ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Jenny Kenesie Alma Mater: ���������������������������������������������������������������������������Louisville, ‘01 Sports Information Director:��������������������������������������������� Steve Kratochvil Sports Information FAX:����������������������������������������������������� (262 )595-2560 Sports Information Phone:�������������������������������������������������� (262) 595-2045 Web Page Address:��������������������������������������������������� www.uwp.edu/athletics Top Returning Player: �������������������� Amanda Gibson, 5-4, Jr., G (11.9 ppg.)

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2008-09 Other Opponents Northeastern State University

November 17, 7 p.m. Weiser Gym

Christian Brothers University

November 21, 6 p.m. Weiser Gym

Randy Gipson Head Coach

Location:���������������������������������������� Tahlequah, Oklahoma Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1909 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������9,200 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�������������������������������������� Lone Star School Colors:���������������������������������������� Green and White Nickname:������������������������������������������������������RiverHawks Facility:��������������������������������������������Dobbins Field House 2007-08 Record:������������������������������������������������������ 16-12 Head Coach:�����������������������������������������������Randy Gipson Alma Mater: ����������������������������������������������� Kentucky, ‘79 Sports Information Director:������������������������� Jeremy Liles Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(918) 458-2339 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(918) 458-2071 Web Page Address:����������������������� www.nsuoksports.com Top Returning Player: Jessica White, 5-9, Jr., G (10.4 ppg.)

Washburn University

November 25, 5:30 p.m. Topeka, Kansas Ron McHenry Head Coach

Scott Groninger Head Coach

Location:������������������������������������������ Memphis, Tennessee Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1871 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������1,900 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������������Gulf South Conference School Colors:�����������������������������������������Scarlet and Gray Nickname:���������������������������������������������� Lady Buccaneers Facility:�������������������������������������������������������� Canale Arena 2007-08 Record:������������������������������������������������������ 19-10 Head Coach:�������������������������������������������� Scott Groninger Alma Mater: �������������������������������������� William Jewell, ‘85 Sports Information Director:��������������������� Eric Opperman Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(901) 321-3570 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(901) 321-3378 Web Page Address:���������������������������http://gobucsgo.com Top Returning Player: Crystal Shelton, 6-0, Sr., F (12.7 ppg.)

University of Tampa

November 28, 2 p.m. Canyon, Texas Tom Jessee Head Coach

Grand Valley State University

November 22, 4 p.m. Weiser Gym Janel Burgess Head Coach

Location:�������������������������������������������Allendale, Michigan Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1960 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������23,464 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:����Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic School Colors:������������������������������� Blue, Black and White Nickname:���������������������������������������������������������������Lakers Facility:��������������������������������������GVSU Fieldhouse Arena 2007-08 Record:������������������������������������������������������ 16-12 Head Coach:������������������������������������������������Janel Burgess Alma Mater: ��������������������������������������������� Iowa State, ‘98 Sports Information Director:������������������������������� Tim Nott Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(616) 331-3838 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(616) 331-3275 Web Page Address:�����������������http://gvsulakers.cstv.com/ Top Returning Player: Kim Wyngaard, 5-10, Sr., F (12 ppg.)

West Texas A&M University

November 29, 6 p.m. Canyon, Texas Krista Gerlich Head Coach

Location:�������������������������������������������������� Topeka, Kansas Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1865 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������7,250 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:����� Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics School Colors:���������������������������������� Yale Blue and White Nickname:������������������������������������������������������� Lady Blues Facility:������������������������������������������������������������� Lee Arena 2007-08 Record:�������������������������������������������������������� 26-7 Head Coach:�����������������������������������������������Ron McHenry Alma Mater: ���������������������������������������������� Washburn, ‘84 Sports Information Director:�������������������������Gene Cassell Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(785) 670-1091 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(785) 670-1791 Web Page Address:����������������������������www.wusports.com Top Returning Player: Amanda Holmes, 6-2, Sr., F (11.6 ppg.)

Location:��������������������������������������������������� Tampa, Florida Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1931 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������5,800 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������Sunshine State Conference School Colors:���������������������������������� Red, Black and Gold Nickname:������������������������������������������������������������Spartans Facility:���������������������������������Bob Martinez Sports Center 2007-08 Record:�������������������������������������������������������� 24-7 Head Coach:��������������������������������������������������� Tom Jessee Alma Mater: �������������������������������������� Bluefield State, ‘88 Sports Information Director:����������������������������Tom Kolbe Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(813) 257-3473 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(813) 253-6288 Web Page Address:��������������������������� TampaSpartans.com Top Returning Player: Angela Guiu, 5-6, Jr., G (5.4 ppg.)

Location:���������������������������������������������������� Canyon, Texas Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1910 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������7,300 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�������������������Lone Star Conference School Colors:������������������������������������� Maroon and White Nickname:��������������������������������������������������������Lady Buffs Facility:������������������������������������� First United Bank Center 2007-08 Record:�������������������������������������������������������� 26-5 Head Coach:�����������������������������������������������Krista Gerlich Alma Mater: �������������������������������������������� Texas Tech, ‘93 Sports Information Director:������������������������Kent Johnson Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(806) 651-4409 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(806) 651-4406 Web Page Address:�������������������������� www.gobuffsgo.com Top Returning Player: Emily Brister, 5-9, Sr., G (21.8 ppg.)

Maryville University

Henderson State University

California State University San Bernardino

December 4, 7 p.m. Weiser Gym Chris Ellis Head Coach

Location:��������������������������������������������� St. Louis, Missouri Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1872 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������3,400 National Affiliation: ����������������������������������������� NCAA-III Conference Affiliation:���������St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic School Colors:��������������������������������������������Red and White Nickname:����������������������������������������������������������������Saints Facility:�����������������������������������������������������Moloney Arena 2007-08 Record:�������������������������������������������������������� 24-4 Head Coach:�����������������������������������������������������Chris Ellis Alma Mater: �����������������������������������������������Maryville, ‘84 Sports Information Director:�������������������� KatieJo Kuhens Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(314) 529-9947 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(314) 529-9312 Web Page Address:��������������http://athletics.maryville.edu Top Returning Player: Allie Wilhelm, 6-2, Sr., C (25.8 ppg.)

December 10, 7 p.m. Weiser Gym Josh Matthews Head Coach

Location:��������������������������������������� Arkadelphia, Arkansas Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1890 Enrollment:���������������������������������������������������������������3,500 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conference Affiliation:�����������������Gulf South Conference School Colors:��������������������������������������������� Red and Gray Nickname:����������������������������������������������������Lady Reddies Facility:��������������������������������������������������������� Wells Center 2007-08 Record:������������������������������������������������������ 15-12 Head Coach:����������������������������������������������Josh Matthews Alma Mater: ��������������������������������� Western Kentucky, ‘95 Sports Information Director:����������������������� Troy Mitchell Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(870) 230-5408 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(870) 230-5197 Web Page Address:���������������������������� http://www.hsu.edu Top Returning Player: Jazmine Ellis, 5-9, So., G (12.2 ppg.)

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December 19, 7 p.m. La Jolla, California

Kevin Becker Head Coach

Location:�������������������������������� San Bernardino, California Founded:��������������������������������������������������������������������1965 Enrollment:�������������������������������������������������������������16,500 National Affiliation: ������������������������������������������ NCAA-II Conf. Affiliation:��������� California Collegiate Athletic Association School Colors:������������������������������������������� Blue and Black Nickname:�������������������������������������������������������������Coyotes Facility:��������������������������������������������������Coussoulis Arena 2007-08 Record:�������������������������������������������������������� 21-8 Head Coach:������������������������������������������������Kevin Becker Alma Mater: �������������������������������������������� Chaminade, ‘82 Sports Information Director:����������������������� Mike Murphy Sports Information FAX: �������������������������(909) 537-5984 Sports Information Phone: �����������������������(909) 537-3001 Web Page Address:�������������������� www.csusbathletics.com Top Returning Player: Rachel Johnson, 6-0, Sr., F (7.7 ppg.)


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All-Time Scoring Leaders (Top 15)

1. Amanda Newton (2002-06)���������� 1815 2. Molly Carter (2004-08) . . . . . . . . 1570 3. Kara Rutledge (2002-06) ������������ 1529 4. Jill Curry (2000-04) �������������������� 1523 5. Hope Hunt (2000-05)������������������ 1350

All-Time Rebound Leaders (Top 15)

1. Amanda Newton (2002-06)������������ 793 2. Jill Curry (2000-04) ���������������������� 785 3. Kara Rutledge (2002-06) �������������� 535 4. Amy Belew (2002-06)�������������������� 393 5. Hope Hunt (2000-05)�������������������� 391

All-Time Assist Leaders (Top 10)

6. Magen Brunson (2000-04)���������� 1184 7. Allison Regier (2003-06) ������������ 1184 8. Becky Flippin (2005-08)���������������� 773 9. Amy Belew (2002-06)�������������������� 749 10. Carrie Colwell (2000-03)������������ 646

11. Stacy West (2000-02) ������������������ 636 12. Bethany Creed (2002-06)������������ 604 13. Lauren Gregory (2005-07)���������� 517 14. Greta Wiersch (2005-07)�������������� 431 15. Sara Stratton (200-04)������������������ 422

6. Molly Carter (2004-08) . . . . . . . . . 372 7. Bethany Creed (2002-06)�������������� 329 8. Stacy West (2000-02)�������������������� 324 9. Caitlin Shouse (2007-Present) ������ 305 10. Lauren Holtkamp (2000-04)�������� 292

11. Sara Bos (2006-Present)�������������� 286 12. Katie Ekedahl (2003-07)�������������� 284 13. Magen Brunson (2000-04)���������� 283 14. Allison Regier (2003-06) ������������ 279 15. Melanie Oliver (2007-Present)���� 255

1. Kara Rutledge (2002-06) �������������������������������������������������474 2. Molly Carter (2004-08)�����������������������������������������������������439 3. Hope Hunt (2000-05)�������������������������������������������������������337 4. Jill Curry (2000-04) ���������������������������������������������������������269 5. Magen Brunson (2000-04)�����������������������������������������������254

6. Becky Flippin (2005-08)���������������������������������������������������253 7. Amanda Newton (2002-06)�����������������������������������������������206 8. Bethany Creed (2002-06)�������������������������������������������������171 9. Allison Regier (2003-06) �������������������������������������������������167 10. Sara Stratton (2000-04)���������������������������������������������������156

1. Kara Rutledge (2002-06) �������������������������������������������������423 2. Molly Carter (2004-08)�����������������������������������������������������407 3. Hope Hunt (2000-05)�������������������������������������������������������294 4. Allison Regier (2003-06) �������������������������������������������������176 5. Magen Brunson (2000-04)�����������������������������������������������157

6. Amanda Newton (2002-06)�����������������������������������������������150 7. Becky Flippin (2005-08)���������������������������������������������������146 8. Jill Curry (2000-04) ���������������������������������������������������������128 9. Bethany Creed (2002-06)�������������������������������������������������119 10. Amy Belew (2002-06)�������������������������������������������������������85

1. Hope Hunt (2000-05)�������������������������������������������������������213 2. Carrie Colwell (2000-03)�������������������������������������������������181 3. Magen Brunson (2000-04)�����������������������������������������������157 4. Allison Regier (2003-06) �������������������������������������������������156 5. Kara Rutledge (2002-06) �������������������������������������������������150

6. Molly Carter (2004-08)�����������������������������������������������������122 7. Becky Flippin (2005-08)���������������������������������������������������109 8. Sara Stratton (2000-04)�������������������������������������������������������78 9. Greta Wiersch (2005-07)�����������������������������������������������������62 10. Amanda Newton (2002-06)�����������������������������������������������62

1. Amanda Newton (2003-04)�����������������������������������������������544 2. Molly Carter (2006-07)�����������������������������������������������������524 3. Hope Hunt (2003-04)�������������������������������������������������������516 4. Molly Carter (2007-08)�����������������������������������������������������473 5.Allison Regier (2005-06)���������������������������������������������������465

6. Amanda Newton (2004-05)�����������������������������������������������458 7. Becky Flippin (2006-07)���������������������������������������������������451 8. Jill Curry (2003-04) ���������������������������������������������������������444 9. Jill Curry (2002-03) ���������������������������������������������������������438 10. Amanda Newton (2005-06)���������������������������������������������433

1. Melanie Oliver (2007-08)�������������������������������������������������255 2. Amanda Newton (2003-04)�����������������������������������������������247 3. Jill Curry (2003-04) ���������������������������������������������������������235 4. Eafton Hill (2004-05)�������������������������������������������������������223 5. Jill Curry (2002-03) ���������������������������������������������������������213

6. Alison Coday (2000-01)���������������������������������������������������207 7. Amanda Newton (2005-06)�����������������������������������������������200 8. Amanda Newton (2004-05)�����������������������������������������������198 9. Jill Curry (2001-02) ���������������������������������������������������������190 10. Stacy West (2000-01)�����������������������������������������������������167

1. Molly Carter (2007-08)�����������������������������������������������������129 2. Becky Flippin (2006-07)���������������������������������������������������124 3. Kara Rutledge (2005-06) �������������������������������������������������124 4. Molly Carter (2006-07)�����������������������������������������������������117 5. Kara Rutledge (2004-05) �������������������������������������������������116

6. Molly Carter (2004-05)�����������������������������������������������������104 7. Hope Hunt (2004-05)�������������������������������������������������������102 8. Kara Rutledge (2002-03) �������������������������������������������������101 9. Molly Carter (2005-06)�������������������������������������������������������89 10. Courtney Brent (2000-01)�������������������������������������������������88

1. Kara Rutledge (2003-04) �������������������������������������������������133 2. Hope Hunt (2003-04)�������������������������������������������������������127 3. Molly Carter (2007-08)�����������������������������������������������������114 4. Kara Rutledge (2004-05) �������������������������������������������������108 5. Kara Rutledge (2002-03) �������������������������������������������������105

6. Molly Carter (2004-05)�������������������������������������������������������99 7. Molly Carter (2006-07)�������������������������������������������������������98 8. Molly Carter (2005-06)�������������������������������������������������������96 9. Jill Curry (2003-04) �����������������������������������������������������������96 10. Kara Rutledge (2005-06) �������������������������������������������������88

1. Hope Hunt (2003-04)���������������������������������������������������������79 2. Carrie Colwell (2001-02)���������������������������������������������������64 3. Carrie Colwell (2002-03)���������������������������������������������������62 4. Allison Regier (2005-06) ���������������������������������������������������59 5. Becky Flippin (2006-07)�����������������������������������������������������55

6. Sara Bos (2007-08)�������������������������������������������������������������53 7. Hope Hunt (2004-05)���������������������������������������������������������53 8. Hope Hunt (2002-03)���������������������������������������������������������53 9. Magen Brunson (2001-02)�������������������������������������������������53 10. Carrie Colwell (2000-01)�������������������������������������������������53

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All-Time 3-pt Field Goals Made (Top 10)

Single Season Scoring Leaders (Top 10)

Single Season Rebound Leaders (Top 10)

Single Season Assist Leaders (Top 10)

Single Season Steal Leaders (Top 10)

Single Season 3-pt Field Goals Made (Top 10)

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Lady Panther Records

Lady Panther Records

All-Time Won-Lost Record:�������������������������(253 games) 213-40, .842 Most Games Played, Season:����������������������������������38; 2003-04 (36-2) Fewest Games Played, Season:��������������������������������26; 2000-01 (20-6) Most Games Won, Season:������������������������������������ 36; 2003-04 (lost 2) Fewest Games Lost Season:��������������������������������� 2; 2003-04 (won 36)  2; 2004-05 (won 29) Most Home Games Played, Season:����� 18; 2003-04 & 2007-08 (36-2)

Most Road Games Played, Season: ����� 13; 2005-06 & 2006-07 (30-3) Most Consecutive Games Won, Season:���������������������������� 30; 2003-04 Most Consecutive Games Lost, Season:������������ 3; 2001-02 & 2006-07 Most Consecutive Home Games Won:��������21; 2003-04, from 11/7/03  vs. Central Arkansas to 11/22/04 vs. Central Methodist Most Consecutive Home Games Won, Season:���������������� 18; 2003-04 Best Winning Percentage, Season:�����������������������94.7, 2003-04 (36-2)

Lady Panther Team Records Scoring

Lowest 3 Pt. Field Goal Percentage, Season:�������������������� 32.4%, 2006-07 Most 3 Pt. Field Goals Attempted, Game: ������������31; vs. Panhandle State,  Jan. 8, 2004 &  Dec. 18, 2003 vs. Cal. State Monterey Bay in Kona, Hawaii Most 3 Pt. Field Goals Made, Game:�������������������� 13; at Kona, Hawaii vs.  Cal. State Monterey Bay & at St. Edward’s, Jan. 13. 2001 Fewest 3 Pt. Field Goals Made Game:������������������������������0 vs. Rockhurst,  Jan. 27, 2001 (0-8) Best 3 Pt. Field Goal Percentage Game:������������������������������78.6%, (11-14)  vs. Quincy, Nov. 8, 2005 Lowest percentage game:��������������.000 vs. Rockhurst, Jan. 27, 2001 (0-8) Fewest attempted game:����������������� 2 vs. Minnesota-Duluth, Nov. 5, 2005

Most Points, Season:������������������������������������������������������������3,201, 2003-04 Fewest Points Season:�����������������������������������������������������������1899, 2001-02 Most Points, Game:�������������������114; vs. Rockhurst, Feb. 17, 2005, 114-49 Fewest Points Game:��������������vs. Arkansas Tech, Dec. 29, 2002, 45 points Highest Scoring Average, Season: ��������������������������������������� 85.0; 2004-05 Highest Average Margin of Victory:������������������������������������� 28.4; 2003-04 Greatest Margin of Victory, Game:�������������������� 73; vs. Central Methodist,  Nov. 22, 2004 (108-35) Greatest Margin of Defeat, Game:������������������������23; vs. Texas Wesleyan,  Jan. 11, 2001

Field Goal Records

Most Field Goals, Season: ������������������������������������������������� 1,157; 2003-04 Fewest Field Goals, Season:���������������������������������������������������683, 2001-02 Best Field Goal Percentage, Season: ������������� 478; 2003-04 (1,157-2,419) Lowest Field goal percentage season:�������������������������������� 41.7%, 2006-07 Fewest Field goals made season: �������������������������������������������683, 2001-02 Most Field goals attempted season: �������������������������������������2419, 2003-04 Fewest Field goals attempted season:�����������������������������������1558, 2000-01 Most Field Goals, Game: ����������������������������������� 45 vs. Central Methodist,  Nov. 22, 2005 (108-35) Fewest Field Goals Game: �����������������������������16 vs. Lewis, Nov. 30, 2006 Best Field Goal Percentage Game:����� 60.4% vs. Rockhurst, Jan. 19, 2008 Lowest Field Goal Percentage Game:������������������������29.5% vs. Washburn,  Dec. 11, 2004 (18-61) Most Field Goals Attempted Game:���������82 vs. Rockhurst, Feb. 17, 2005 Fewest Field Goals Attempted Game: �������������������37 vs. Texas Wesleyan,  Jan. 11, 2001 (19-37)

Free Throw Shooting Records

Most Free Throws Made, Season:����������������������������������������� 603; 2003-04 Fewest Free Throws Made Season: �����������367, 2001-02 Best Free Throw Percentage, Season:��������������������������������������������������������������� 77.1; 2003-04 Lowest Free Throw Percentage, Season: ���������72.0%, 2000-01 Most Free Throws Attempted, Season: �������������������������������������������������� 782; 2003-04 Fewest Free Throws Attempted, Season:�������������������������������505, 2001-02 Most Free Throws Made, Game: ������������ 31 vs. at Central Missouri State,  Nov. 17, 2001 &  vs. St. Mary’s, Feb. 15, 2003 Fewest Free Throws Made, Game:�����������������4 vs. Lincoln, Feb. 20, 2003 Best Free Throw Percentage, Game: 1.000 (17-17); vs. Missouri Southern, Nov. 28, 2000 & 1.000 (14-14) vs. Northern Kentucky, March 9, 2008 Lowest Free Throw Percentage, Game:������������������� 42.9% vs. St. Mary’s,  Jan. 19, 2001 Most Free Throws Attempted Game:���������������� 41 vs. Missouri-St. Louis,  Feb. 9, 2008 Fewest Free Throws Attempted, Game:���������4 vs. Lincoln, Feb. 20, 2003

Three Point Shooting Records

Most 3 Pt. Field Goals Made, Season:���������������������������������� 284; 2003-04 Fewest 3 Pt. Field Goals Made Season:���������������������������������152, 2000-01 Most 3 Pt. Field Goals Attempted, Season: �������������������������� 761; 2003-04 Fewest 3 Pt. Field Goals Attempted, Season:�������������������������407, 2000-01 Best 3 Pt. Field Goal Percentage, Season: ������� 38.7%; 2005-06 (226-584)

Rebounding Records

Most Rebounds, Season:����������������������������������������������������� 1,526; 2003-04 Fewest Rebounds in a Season:���������������������������������������������1033, 2001-02 Highest Rebound Average, Season: ������������������������������������� 42.2; 2004-05 Highest Rebound Margin Season:���������������������������������������� +8.1; 2003-04 Most Rebounds, Game:���56; vs. Panhandle State University, Feb. 6, 2003 & 56; vs. St. Edward’s, Jan. 22, 2005 & 56; vs. Harris Stowe, Nov. 20, 2005 Fewest Rebounds in a Game:��������������������������������� 22, vs. Missouri-Rolla,  Jan. 26, 2006

Block Records

Most Blocks Season:���������������������������������������������������������������101, 2003-04 Fewest Blocks Season:�������������������������������������������������������������58, 2005-06 Most Blocks Game:������������������������������������������� 10; vs. Northern Kentucky  March 9, 2008

Personal Foul Records

Most Personal Fouls, Season:������������������������������������������������ 644; 2003-04 Fewest Personal Fouls Season:�����������������������������������������������471, 2001-02 Most Personal Fouls, Game:��������31; at Northeastern State, Nov. 25, 2003 Fewest Personal Fouls Game:�������������������������8 vs. Lincoln, Feb. 20, 2003

Steal Records

Most Steals Game: ������������������������ vs. Rockhurst, Feb. 17, 2005, 33 steals Most Steals Season: ���������������������������������������������������������������539, 2003-04 Fewest Steals Season:�������������������������������������������������������������212, 2000-01

Turnover Records

Most Turnovers Season:���������������������������������������������������������651, 2003-04 Fewest Turnovers Season:������������������������������������������������������427, 2000-01 Fewest Turnovers by Drury in a Game:��������������6 vs. Northern Kentucky,  March 3, 2007 & vs. Washburn, Dec. 11, 2004 Most Turnovers Forced Season:���������������������������������������������911, 2003-04 Fewest Turnovers Forced Season: �����������������������������������������512, 2006-07 Most Turnovers Forced Game:���������������������� 40, Rockhurst, Jan. 19, 2005 Most Turnovers by Drury Game:�����������������������������33, vs. Missouri S&T,  Feb. 7, 2008

Assist Records

Most Assists Season:���������������������������������������������������������������696, 2003-04 Fewest Assists Season:�����������������������������������������������������������440, 2001-02 Most Assists Game:�����������������30 vs. Central Methodist, Dec. 11, 2003 &  vs. Cal. State Monterey Bay, Dec. 18, 2003 & 30 vs. SIU Edwardsville, Feb. 28, 2008 Fewest Assists Game:������������������ 3, vs. Northeastern State, Dec. 20, 2004

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Lady Panther Records Drury Individual Records

Most Games Played, Career: . 134, Amanda Newton/Kara Rutledge, 2002-06 Most Drury Victories Played In, Career: ��������������122, Amanda Newton/ Kara Rutledge

Most Drury Games Started: ������������������� 134; Kara Rutledge, 2002-06

Scoring

Most Points Career:���������������������������1,815; Amanda Newton, 2002-06 Most Points Season:����������������������������544; Amanda Newton, 2003-04 Most Points Freshman Season:������������380; Amanda Newton, 2002-03 Most Points Game:�������� 37, Eafton Hill, vs. Rockhurst, Feb. 17, 2005

Field Goal Records

Most Field Goals Career: ��������������������684; Amanda Newton, 2002-06 Most Field Goals Season:��������������������213; Amanda Newton, 2003-04 Most Field Goals Game:������������������������������������������ 14; Eafton Hill vs.  Rockhurst University, Feb. 17, 2005  & Eafton Hill vs. West Florida, Dec. 4, 2004 at Islamorada, Florida Best Field Goal Percentage Career: ���54.6; Amanda Newton, 2002-06 Best Field Goal Percentage Season:��������56.1; Alison Coday, 2000-01 Best Field Goal Percentage Game:����������������750; Jill Curry (12-16) at  West Palm Beach, Florida vs.  Tiffin University, Dec. 20, 2001  (Minimum 10 attempts)

Three-Point Shooting Records

Most 3-Pt. Field Goals Attempted, Career:��������� 472; Carrie Colwell, 2000-03 Most 3-Pt. Field Goals Made, Career: ���������212; Hope Hunt, 2000-05 Most 3-Pt. Field Goals Attempted, Season: �������188; Hope Hunt, 2003-04 Most 3-Pt. Field Goals Made, Season:�����������79; Hope Hunt, 2003-04 Most 3-Pt. Field Goals Attempted, Game:���������12; Carrie Colwell vs.  Angelo State, Dec. 1, 2000 Most 3-Pt. Field Goals Made, Game:������������������� 6; Becky Flippin vs. Missouri-Rolla, Dec. 9, 2006 6; Carrie Colwell vs. St. Mary’s, Feb. 15, 2003  & vs. Rockhurst, Feb. 23, 2002,  & Carrie Colwell vs. Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis, Jan. 19, 2002,  & Carrie Colwell vs. Henderson State, Jan. 5, 2001  & Allison Regier vs. Hillsdale College (11/15/03)

Free Throw Shooting

Most Free Throws Made, Career:�������������385; Amanda Newton, 2002-06 Most Free Throws Made, Season:�������������������149; Molly Carter, 2006-07 All-Time Lady Panther Roster Lindsay Ballweg (07-present) Amy Belew (02-06) Ashley Bell (06-08) Kiana Bock (04-06) Sara Bos (2006-present) Courtney Brent (00-02) Magen Brunson (00-04) Katie Bunge (03-05) Hannah Carter (06-present) Molly Carter (04-08) Alison Coday (00-01) Cara Collins (07-08) Lacey Collins (00) Carrie Colwell (00-03) Bethany Creed (02-06) Jill Curry (00-04)

Most Free Throws Made, Game: ��������13; Jill Curry, vs. St. Edward’s,  Jan. 13, 2001 Best Free Throw Percentage, Game:�������1.000 (12-12); Amanda Newton,  vs. Concordia-St. Paul, Dec. 2, 2004  (11-11); Jill Curry, vs. Northeastern State, March 14, 2003 (10-10) Amanda Newton vs. Grand Valley State, Nov. 19, 2005 Most Consecutive Free Throws Made:���25; Amanda Newton 2004-05 Best Free Throw Percentage, Season:�������������������������������90.3 (65-72);  Lindsay Ballweg, 2007-08 Best Free Throw Percentage, Career:����������81.5; Bethany Creed, 2002-06 81.1; Amanda Newton, 2002-06

Rebounding Records

Most Rebounds, Career:����������������������793, Amanda Newton, 2002-06 Most Rebounds Season:������������������������ 255; Melanie Oliver, 2007-08 Most Rebounds, Game:��������������������������21, Amanda Newton, 2003-04  vs. Missouri Western, March. 12, 2004

Block Records

Most Blocks, Career: ����������������������������������������89; Jill Curry, 2000-04 Most Blocks Season:���������������������������������������55; Eafton Hill, 2004-05 Most Blocks Game:�������������� 5, Eafton Hill, vs. Lincoln, Feb. 26, 2005  & vs. Missouri Baptist, Jan. 27, 2005

Personal Fouls

Most Personal Fouls, Career:��������������389; Amanda Newton, 2002-06 Most Personal Fouls, Season:��������������106; Amanda Newton, 2003-04

Assist Records

Most Assists, Game:���������������������11; Courtney Brent at St. Edward’s,  Jan. 13, 2001 Most Assists, Season:��������������������������������129; Molly Carter, 2007-08 Most Assists, Career: ����������������������������� 474; Kara Rutledge, 2002-06

Steal/Turnover Records

Most Steals Game: ����� 10; Kara Rutledge vs. Lincoln, March. 3, 2004  & 10; Molly Carter vs. Lincoln, March 2, 2005  & Molly Carter vs. Rockhurst, Jan. 17, 2005 Most Steals Season: ������������������������������� 122; Kara Rutledge, 2003-04 Most Steals Career:��������������������������������� 423; Kara Rutledge, 2002-06 Most Turnovers Game:������10, Molly Carter vs. Saginaw Valley State, Dec. 28, 2006

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Lady Panther Year-by-Year Results 2000-01 / Record: 20-6 Cameron University (Okla.) 66-70 Texas A&M-Commerce 71-62 University of North Florida 89-47 Evangel University (Mo.) 84-62 Missouri Southern State College 78-79 Angelo State University (Texas) 81-76 University of Arkansas-Monticello 84-51 Central Missouri State University 87-94 (ot)

Ferris State University (Mich.) 62-77 Oakland City University (Ind.) 66-53 Ouchita Baptist University (Ark.) 73-63 Henderson State University (Ark.) 95-61 Oakland City University (Ind.) 73-55 Texas Wesleyan University 57-80 St. Edward’s University (Texas) 94-78 St. Mary’s University (Texas) 79-68 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 83-54

Lincoln University (Mo.) 63-48 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 69-72 (ot) Panhandle State University (Okla.) 87-75 Texas Wesleyan University 79-70 St. Edward’s University (Texas) 93-68 St. Mary’s University (Texas) 65-57 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 89-69 Lincoln University (Mo.) 76-48 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 85-82

2001-02: / Record: 18-9 Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 64-48 Central Missouri State University 87-82 (ot) Texas A&M-Commerce 75-62 Harding University (Ark.) 59-60 Lyon College (Ark.) 76-75 Arkansas Tech University 63-68 (ot) University of Missouri-Rolla 64-54 Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 56-64 Southwest Baptist University (Mo.) 76-67

Washburn University (Kan.) 65-68 (ot) Assumption College (Mass.) 72-68 Tiffin University (Ohio) 64-56 Missouri Southern State College 65-75 Oakland City University (Ind.) 72-60 University of Missouri-St. Louis 81-56 St. Edward's University (Texas) 69-46 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 75-53 St. Mary's University (Texas) 75-78 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 87-47

Lincoln University (Mo.) 66-46 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 74-46 Arkansas Tech University 57-59 St. Edward's University (Texas) 70-85 St. Mary's University (Texas) 55-63 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 85-43 Lincoln University (Mo.) 66-45 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 81-56

2002-03 / Record: 27-5 St. Martin's College (Wash.) 80-56 Southwestern Oklahoma Stae University 80-67 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 97-46 West Texas A&M University 95-80 Adams State College (Colo.) 81-58 Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 84-75 Washburn University (Kan.) 73-79 Truman State University (Mo.) 77-62 Northeastern State University (Okla.) 81-71 Central Missouri State University 78-68 Truman State University (Mo.) 77-62

Arkansas Tech University 45-57 University of West Florida 81-66 Christian Brothers University (Tenn.) 87-44 Henderson State University (Ark.) 81-68 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 113-53 St. Edward's University (Texas) 77-62 St. Mary's University (Texas) 74-76 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 91-60 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 67-52 Lincoln University (Mo.) 66-50 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 107-42 St. Edward's University 104-44

University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 69-59 St. Mary's University (Texas) 97-76 Lincoln University (Mo.) 74-38 Rockhurst University 90-60 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 85-63 St. Mary's University (Texas) 81-83 NCAA-II South Central Regional Northeastern State University (Okla.) 73-63 Angelo State University (Texas) 63-56 Washburn University (Kan.) 71-87

Year: 2003-04 / Record: 36-2 University of Central Arkansas 71-54 University of South Dakota 79-73 Mansfield University (Pa.) 76-28 Hillsdale College (Mich.) 97-56 University of Central Arkansas 87-67 University of Missouri-St. Louis 100-45 Northeastern State University (Okla.) 88-79 University of Central Oklahoma 86-79 Cameron University (Okla.) 87-51 Truman State University (Mo.) 67-61 Central Methodist University (Mo.) 95-44 Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 82-52 University of North Dakota 65-63 California State University-Monterey Bay 110-50

Missouri Baptist University 106-42 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 86-37 St. Edward’s University (Texas) 81-47 St. Mary’s University (Texas) 72-58 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 67-44 University of Missouri-St. Louis 90-47 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 101-47 Lincoln University (Mo.) 93-63 Oakland City University (Ind.) 77-55 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 101-53 St. Edward’s University (Texas) 75-52 St. Mary’s University (Texas) 81-57 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 82-55 Lincoln University (Mo.) 82-43 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 106-52

Oakland City University (Ind.) 92-42 Lincoln University (Mo.) 83-64 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 72-48 NCAA-II South Central Regional Missouri Western State College 74-57 Washburn University (Kan.) 67-55 Northeastern State University (Okla.) 81-63 NCAA-II Elite Eight Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) 94-83 NCAA-II Final Four Henderson State University (Ark.) 82-70 NCAA-II National Championship California University or Pennsylvania (Pa.) 72-75

Year: 2004-05 / Record: 29-2 Southwestern Oklahoma State University 90-60 Northeastern State University (Okla.) 72-60 Central Methodist University (Mo.) 108-35 Midwestern State University (Texas) 76-53 Abilene Christian University (Texas) 84-71 University of Central Arkansas 85-74 Concordia College (Minn.) 100-73 University of West Florida 88-62 Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 69-55 Washburn University (Kan.) 53-64

Truman State University (Mo.) 83-53 Northeastern State University (Okla.) 66-57 Quincy University (Ill.) 75-68 Minnesota State University-Mankato 80-48 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 90-57 St. Mary’s University (Texas) 90-54 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 92-45 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 101-41 St. Edward’s University (Texas) 93-50 Missouri Baptist University 83-51 Lincoln University (Mo.) 76-57

St. Mary’s University (Texas) 75-50 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 78-66 Panhandle State University (Okla.) 99-60 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 114-49 St. Edward’s University (Texas) 89-59 Lincoln University (Mo.) 88-50 Lincoln University (Mo.) 81-40 University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) 75-49 NCAA-II South Central Regional Abilene Christian University (Texas) 112-75 Emporia State University (Kan.) 71-78 (ot)

2005-06/Record: 30-3 University of Minnesota-Duluth 74-60 Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 76-69 Harris Stowe State University (Mo.) 103-39 Central Methodist University (Mo.) 99-48 Bellarmine University (Ky.) 75-72 Northern Kentucky University 56-45 Quincy University (Ill.) 85-55 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 77-60 Washburn University (Kan.) 66-89 Truman State University (Mo.) 76-52 University of Massachusetts-Lowell 69-57

Merrimack College (Mass.) 72-64 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 109-49 University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 83-59 Saint Joseph’s College (Ind.) 77-67 University of Southern Indiana 79-59 Kentucky Wesleyan College 79-71 University of Missouri-Rolla 70-51 University of Missouri-St. Louis 83-54 University of Wisconsin-Parkside 93-55 Lewis University (Ill.) 90-71 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 92-52 University of Southern Indiana 89-61

University of Missouri-Rolla 72-64 University of Missouri-St. Louis 84-47 Quincy University (Ill.) 64-61 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 75-49 Kentucky Wesleyan College 67-66 (ot) University of Missouri-Rolla 71-56 Northern Kentucky University 73-86 NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Quincy University (Ill.) 75-52 Lewis University (Ill.) 85-68 Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 76-91

2006-07 Record: 25-9 Truman State University (Mo.) 77-55 Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 54-57 Ferris State University (Mich.) 87-91 Lewis University (Ill.) 64-76 University of Wisconsin-Parkside 85-71 University of Missouri-St. Louis 71-63 University of Missouri-Rolla 84-82 (ot) Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 87-74 University of Findlay (Ohio) 77-65 Gannon University (Pa.) 70-63 Saginaw Valley State University (Mich.) 63-62 Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.) 92-86

Kentucky Wesleyan College 69-72 (ot) University of Southern Indiana 63-73 Saint Joseph’s College (Ind.) 95-49 University of Indianapolis 66-53 Rockhurst University (Mo.) 75-57 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 66-64 Quincy University (Ill.) 61-58 Northern Kentucky University 49-52 Bellarmine University (Ky.) 92-76 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 70-67 Quincy University (Ill.) 55-60 University of Missouri-St. Louis 75-52 University of Missouri-Rolla 75-64

Rockhurst University (Mo.) 69-64 University of Southern Indiana 76-57 Kentucky Wesleyan College 74-63 Northern Kentucky University 68-57 Lewis University (Ill.) 52-69 NCAA-II South Central Regional Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 76-61 Lewis University (Ill.) 67-62 Ferris State University (Mich.) 79-69 NCAA-II National Tournament Southern Connecticut State University 54-74

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2008-09 Drury Lady Panther Booster Club PANTHER LEVEL

Debbie Baldwin, Baldwin Transportation Sharon Barber Anita Hunter Steve and Leslie Orman, Auto Magic Car Wash Cindy and Greg Watkins, Watkins Outdoor Chuck Wiersch

DIAMOND LEVEL Randy Magers Tom and Pam Stout

Carol Langsford, MD Publications, Inc. Mike Long, Goose-Creek Publishing Stephen Long Ron and Cathy Neville David O’Reilly, O’Reilly Auto Parts Todd Parnell Steve Rice Don and Shirley Stewart

SILVER LEVEL

John and Pat Augustine Edna Ayers Pat Moore and Dennis Ballweg PLATINUM LEVEL Dan and Helen Beeman Ancell and Karen Atkins Jeff and Debbie Berger Benny and Beverly Ellis Kimberly and Patrick Harrington Lori Bloess Ken Boehne, Jack and Margueritte Heyman Boehne Financial Group Ken Meyer, Alby and Angela Bos Meyer Communications Jerry and Marilyn Bournes Keith Pritchard Ruth Brooks, Randy and Cathy VanLanduyt Brooks Gas Company Jim Young, Steve and Diana Campbell Bus Andrews Truck Jack and Cindi Carter Equipment Milt Chamberlin Kitty Coller GOLD LEVEL Larry and Carolyn Collins Jim and Charlas Bales Joe and Kathryn Dahlman John and Jacquie Dushko Ed and Vickie Donnell Don Gose www.drurypanthers.com

Glenna Dressler and Jim Estes Carl and Donna Evans John and Marty Fogelsong Tommy and Rene Freeman David and Sandra Gibbs Lee and Liz Godwin Curt and Susan Groose Earl and Shirley Hackett Bill and Louise Harding Donald and Ruth Hawk Jack and Becky Hogan Ed and Mary Howard Lionel and Diana Hudspeth Pat and Carey Johnson Kim and Kurt Keltner A.J. Kern Paul and Dyanne Kirk Fred Lethco Joyce Lowe Tom and Saunny Lynch Russ Marquart, Empire Bank Betty Meacheam Jim Mitchell Don and Roberta Monday Doris Montee Jim and Sue Moore Larry and Rita Moriondo Butch Morris Jack Muench, Bank of Missouri Bill Nesbitt, Nesbitt Construction, Inc. Bill and Carole Anne Owen


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2008-09 Drury Lady Panther Booster Club (Cont’d) Sandra and Jerry Owens Steve and Patsy Palmer Pete and Sandra Perry Cindy Reser Terry Reynolds, C. Arch Bay Company Ed Rice, Ozarks Coca-Cola/ Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Charles and Paula Robertson Wayne and Jo Scheer Connie and Jerry Scott John and Peggy Scott Georgia Shaffer Karen Shannon Bill and Clarene Shepherd Michael Shikany Thomas and Verna Short Debi and Linley Shouse Tom and Marsha Slaight Danny and Pam Southard Keith and Cindy Spaulding Mae Stewart Gene and Patsy Summers Elizabeth Swinney Robert and Judy Martin Thompson John and Linda Tummons Bill Turner, Great Southern Bank Crystal Turner Vernon Viebrock Bill Wasson

Delores Watkins Bill and Roberta Wilson

RED LEVEL

Sandra Allen Jeanine Campbell John Duke Garold and Louise Henson Johnny and Gerri Johnson Jerry and Carolyn Julian Rosemary McMasters David Miller John and Sandra Pierpont Richard and Mary Ann Rebori David and Darlene Reed Reba Sims Ted Thornton

DRURY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS …

A & J Printing Aladdin Food Services Andy’s Frozen Custard Baldwin Trucking Bales Construction Company Bank of Bolivar Cantrell-Barnes Printing Citizen’s Bank of Rogersville Comfort Inn – Battlefield Road Cox Health Systems Davis Properties www.drurypanthers.com

Doe’s Eat Place Doubletree Hotel of Springfield Goose Creek Publishing Great Southern Bank Guaranty Bank Har-Bell Houlihan’s Inland Printing KY3/The Ozarks’ CW McCann Printing Meyer Communications Mike Wingo Photography Millwood Golf and Racquet Club O’Reilly Automotive Ozarks Coca-Cola/ Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Pizza Hut Play It Again Sports Race Brothers Farm and Home Supply Reliable Chevrolet Rib Crib Rival’s Casual Grille Sleep Inn Springfield Cardinals The Courts E-Zone The Team Advertising Thompson Sales The Vision Clinic Watkins Outdoor Youngblood Nissan


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Drury University: Educating Leaders for Communities Near and Far

As the first institution of higher education in southwestern Missouri, Drury holds a unique place in the Springfield community. Beginning with its founding in 1873 by a group of Congregationalists, Drury has welcomed a diverse student body, offering unusual opportunity for its time to women and American Indians. Anyone up to the challenge, the founders seemed to say, should be able to partake of intellectual nourishment. As the 20th century progressed, so did Drury. In addition to extending its reach and reputation as a liberal arts college, Drury became the first in the region to offer courses tailored for

working professionals. In the 1990s, Drury recognized the need for students to be able to spot economic and cultural trends on a global scale; a new curriculum, Global Perspectives 21, accomplishes that goal. With the School of Education and Child Development, Breech School of Business Administration and Hammons School of Architecture, Drury moved into a class known as the “New American College,” where profession-oriented education is layered over a strong liberal arts foundation. Drury is divided into two main divisions: Drury College, which serves 1,600 traditional full-time undergraduates, and the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS), which offers classes to more than 3,000 adult professional, non-traditional and part-time students in 25 majors and five master’s programs. CGCS offers classes in Springfield, online and at seven satellite campuses in central and southwestern Missouri. Among the majors and programs offered in Drury College, science, pre-medical and pre-health-science programs

are among the most popular. Partnerships with the University of Missouri-Columbia, St. Louis University and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine help exceptional students gain early admission to medical, osteopathic and law schools. Engineering and occupational therapy students can earn two degrees through a fiveyear program with Drury and Washington University in St. Louis. Drury’s exceptional resources are dedicated to a single purpose: educating bright students who will become the next generation of leaders. From its oldest alumnus to the newest graduates, this service to community is a vital part of Drury University.

Mission Statement

Drury is an independent university, churchrelated, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning.

Education at Drury seeks…

• to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought • to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to life in a global community • to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge.

Goals & Objectives

Adopted by the faculty and board of trustees, Spring 1989

The goal of the Drury University Athletic Department is to provide student-athletes an opportunity to compete in an intercollegiate athletic program that is an integral part of their educational experiences and in consonance with Drury’s Mission Statement. • • • • • • • • •

Operate a program that maintains the highest integrity and standards of conduct. Produce winning teams that are competitive on a national level. Prepare individuals for the competitive and stressful aspects of life. Instill positive attitudes for goal setting and achievement within each athlete. Maintain strong public relations through the sports information office and booster clubs. Maintain a safe, healthy, drug-free athletic program. Provide opportunities for as many students as possible. Promote good sportsmanship by all members of the Drury community. Maintain high graduation rates for all athletic programs.

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Drury University Athletic Facilities

When it comes to available athletic facilities, Drury’s studentathletes can take pride in knowing they play and practice in and on some of the best in the nation on the NCAA Division II level.That claim will only get stronger with the proposed addition of the $16 million O’Reilly Family Event Center, with final fund-raising efforts near completion and construction to begin soon on the state-of-the-art, 3,200-seat facility expected to begin in early 2009. The OFEC will serve as the home for both the tradition-rich Drury men’s and women’s basketball programs as well as Panthers volleyball, joining a long list of quality venues the DU squads call home. That includes the refurbished Meador Park and Thompson Field facilities in south Springfield for Drury baseball and softball, respectively; the fine Harrison Stadium artificially-turf facility that is home to the Drury soccer squads; and, of course, historic Weiser Gym, the current, 2,200-seat home of the Panther basketball and volleyball programs. Adjacent to Weiser Gym is the Hutchens Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center which houses the Breech Pool, home of the perennial national champion Drury men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads, as well as Mabee Gym, a varsity practice and student recreational facility. Drury’s highly competitive men’s and women’s golf teams also benefit from practicing and playing on some of the best courses in the Midwest, including Highland Springs Country Club, site of the annual Nationwide Tour stop in Springfield, as well as Hickory Hills Country Club, Twin Oaks Country Club, Millwood Golf and Racquet Club and the Rivercut Golf Course, the latter one of the top public courses in America. The highly successful Panthers tennis squads both call the fabulous Cooper Tennis Complex home. The award-winning facility features 12 indoor courts as well as a plethora of outdoor surfaces, including a stadium court that serves as home for the Springfield Lasers of World Team Tennis. Drury athletes stay in playing shape by working out at the Barber Fitness

Center, a state-of-the-art weight room and fitness facility located just off of Weiser Gym and made possible several years ago by the generous donation from Sharon Barber, a long-time Drury athletics booster. Members of the Drury baseball and softball teams as well as the golf squads also take advantage of the Tindle Mills facility, an indoor training area complete with batting cages, weight room with exercise equipment, and plenty of space for the players to get their workouts in when weather forces them indoors. When injuries unfortunately do call, the athletes from Drury’s 17 intercollegiate sports squads receive training help in the Hutchens HPER from full-time certified head athletic trainer Erin Kineman as well as assistants Summer Stewart and Jeff Paden and a host of student assistants. The Panthers’ team physicians are Drs. Michael Hartman and Ryan Snyder, orthopedic specialists with the Bone and Joint Center of the Cox Medical Centers system. Together, the Drury training team helps to ensure that the 270-plus athletes on campus receive the best possible care in terms of athletic injury prevention and rehabilitation. Like the DU basketball and volleyball squads, the training staff will move to the OFEC when available for a spacious, modernized rehabilitation and training center.

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DRURY BASKETBALL AND THE MEDIA In a manner befitting their status as one of the top NCAA Division II basketball programs in the country, the Drury Panthers enjoy a level of media coverage unlike most college teams at their level. Drury’s games and player features appear on a regular basis in The Springfield News-Leader, a daily newspaper with circulation figures of more than 65,000 weekdays and approaching 100,000 on weekends. The Panthers also are fortunate to have their scores, highlights and features shown after all home games on all four Springfield television stations – KYTV (NBC), KOLR (CBS), KSFX (Fox) and KSPR (ABC), where the sports directors of each station can be found on a regular basis witnessing the action at Weiser Gym. In addition, the Panthers have continued their annual relationship with KY-3 and its sister station, The Ozarks’ CW, to carry two live live televised games again this season – the January 2 showdown with Quincy and the February 14 contest against Missouri Science and Technology. Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Ned Reynolds will once again be on the play-by-play duties with his long-time trusty sidekick, Tom Mast, providing the color commentary as Drury continues to be one of the few D-II programs in the country to feature live, local telecasts. The Drury radio team for 2008-09 – with all games once again carried on the 100,000-watt signal of the Ozarks’ sports giant, JOCK 98.7 FM - will be a tag-team of familiar faces and voices to listeners throughout the Ozarks.

Returning to the microphone for his second season of calling the action for the Panthers and Lady Panthers is veteran Tom Ladd, but with a twist – his new radio partner is long-time local radio personality and a former Panther broadcaster who returns to the booth, Mike Edwards. Edwards, host of the new “Edwards A.M. In The Afternoon” program on The JOCK, was once the Drury radio announcer before switching to public address duties for Lady Panther home games. Now he’s back

behind the mic with Ladd, providing Drury a tremendous setup with two of the veteran voices of local sports calling all of the action. They will also team throughout the year to host the “Drury Panthers Basketball Show” live from its new home, Rivals Casual Grille, in south Springfield. The weekly program alternates with a Panthers/Lady Panthers theme throughout the season and includes insight from coaches Steve Hesser and Steve Harold as well as player interviews. The Drury athletic programs continue to enjoy one of the top athletic websites in the country at www.drurypanthers .com, courtesy of the New York-based Internet Consult Service. The site features such technological luxuries as live, in-game statistics, score updates sent via text message to cell phones, podcasts with DU players and coaches, photo galleries from every DU home game and new for 2008-09, video webcasting of home Drury basketball games. The Drury website and all athletic-related coverage of Panther sporting events is coordinated by Sports Information Director Scott Puryear and Assistant SID Eric Pannell. For interview requests or any inquiries regarding the Panthers and their programs, please call the SID’s Office at (417) 873-4097.

Tom Ladd

SPRINGFIELD MEDIA OUTLETS COVERING THE PANTHERS OUTLET

Radio JOCK 98.7 FM KADI, 1340 AM

CONTACT

PHONE

Art Hains, Sports Director Steve Largent, Sports Director

(417) 862-5600 (417) 831-0995

Television Stations KYTV (Channel 3, NBC) KOLR (Channel 10, CBS) KSFX (Channel 27, FOX) KSPR (Channel 33, ABC)

Ned Reynolds, Sports Director Dan Lucy, Sports Director Charlie Hannema, Sports Director Whitney Scott, Sports Director

(417) 268-3220 (417) 862-7474 (ext. 498) (417) 862-7474 (ext. 498) (417) 864-3352

Pam Clark, Sports Editor Denise Tucker, Assistant Sports Editor Matt Baker, Drury Beat Writer Mert Seaton, Editor

(417) 836-1120 (417) 836-1372 (417) 836-1118 (417) 447-2130

Newspapers Springfield News-Leader

Community Free-Press

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CREDITS The 2008-09 Drury Basketball Media Guide was compiled and edited by Drury Sports Information Director Scott Puryear and assistant SID Eric Pannell. A special thanks to A & J Printing, Mike Wingo Photography and The Team Advertising of Ozark for their assistance in producing this basketball guide.


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What It Means To Be A Lady Panther …

When a young female athlete signs on the NCAA’s dotted line to become a Drury Lady Panther, it won’t take long for her to realize that she’s just made a commitment to become much more than a college basketball player. Sure, her on-court performance and effort will be the primary part of it. After all, in only eight seasons of the program’s existence, Drury already has established itself as one of the nation’s premiere basketball programs, having won 20 or more games and qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament each of the past six seasons. Each time a Lady Panther runs up and down the court at Weiser Gym, or any other venue for that matter, they are also representing and embracing the tradition established over the years by DU greats such as Jill Curry, Hope Hunt, Amanda Newton, Kara Rutledge and most recently, Molly Carter and Becky Flippin. And the bar will continue to be raised, year by year, and the expectations heightened as well from the loud and loyal Lady Panthers’ fans, who turn out so strong - home and away - to support “their girls,” which helps explain why Weiser was recently voted the “Toughest Place To Play In the GLVC” in a league rival’s local newspaper poll. It’s also why Drury annually ranks among the national leaders in attendance, with crowds of 1,500 to 2,000 fans not uncommon for home contests. As a Lady Panther, you will be reminded repeatedly

over your collegiate career that you are a “student-athlete,” with just as much emphasis placed on the former as the latter. A Drury basketball player is expected to excel on the court and in the classroom, where the Lady Panthers take great pride in their accomplishments over the years as one of the nation’s top squads in terms of grade-point average on a regular basis. The responsibility of being a Lady Panther exceeds the borders of the Drury campus. The Lady Panthers have a long history of participating in community fundraisers and special events, from charity walkathons to raising nearly 1,300 pounds of canned goods for the Ozarks Food Harvest to benefit pancake breakfasts for coaches battling cancer and “Think Pink” campaigns to their “Steals For A Cause” fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation that netted nearly $6,000 from pledges tied in to their steals that weekend on the court. It doesn’t take a Lady Panther long to realize that some of the very people they are helping with their efforts have ties to many of the same folks who cheer them on from the stands, which truly helps make Lady Panther basketball a family atmosphere. And there are other events to bring the Lady Panthers and their young fans closer together, such as camps, clinics with organizations like the Girl Scouts, classroom reading programs, activities with the little fans after DU home games .... it all comes with the job description when you become a Drury Lady Panther.

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