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THIS IS KANSAS WESLEYAN

2008-2009 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Welcome to Kansas Wesleyan ...................................1 This is Coyote Athletics................................................3 About Salina ....................................................................4 About Kansas Wesleyan ..............................................5 Be a Champion of Character .....................................6 Media & Game Day Information ..............................7 About the Kansas Conference ............................... 40 About the NAIA ........................................................... 41 Athletic Department Staff ....................................... 43 Athletic Facilities ......................................................... 45

2008-09 Season Preview .......................................... 10 2008-09 Schedules .................................................... 11 Roster ............................................................................. 12 Meet the Coyotes ...................................................... 13 Coaching Staff ............................................................ 14 2007 - 08 Season Review ......................................... 15 Women’s Basketball Records ................................. 16

2008-2009 MEN’S BASKETBALL

COYOTE SPIRIT

2008-09 Season Preview .......................................... 22 2008-09 Schedules .................................................... 23 Roster ............................................................................. 24 Meet the Coyotes ...................................................... 25 Coaching Staff ............................................................ 27 2007 - 08 Season Review ......................................... 29 Men’s Basketball Records ........................................ 30

Cheer and Dance Coaches ...................................... 34 Cheer and Dance Rosters ........................................ 34 Cheer and Dance Picture Rosters ......................... 35 The Mighty Coyote Pep Band ................................ 37

WELCOME TO KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Welcome to Kansas Wesleyan University. For nearly125 years, Kansas Wesleyan has provided its students with a faith-based, valuescentered education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies areas characterized by excellence within a caring community. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, we offer over 30 undergraduate programs at the associate and baccalaureate levels, several special programs for adults who wish to finish their education, and the MBA degree. We are located in Salina, the crossroads of Kansas, so our students are in an ideal location for internships, student teaching placements, volunteer activities, and off-campus jobs. There is also easy access to shopping, restaurants, theatres, parks, museums, and cultural arts events. The intercollegiate athletics program is an important part of the life of many Kansas Wesleyan students. We are proud members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character program. Our teams compete through the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC), and that competition demands both focus and commitment. The lessons our students learn through their participation in our athletic programs help develop those skills that will be needed throughout life: goal setting, commitment to excellence, teamwork, and communication. We have made a strong commitment to having the programs, services, and facilities needed to support a strong athletic program. In addition to our athletic program, our students can choose from a full range of student activities that appeal to a wide variety of interests. Just a few examples of student activities include vocal and instrumental music groups, theatre, studio arts, debate and forensics, yearbook, newspaper, student government, ministry and fellowship groups, intramurals, and numerous other special interest organizations. I am impressed by the number of our athletes who become actively involved in many of these other opportunities on campus. At Kansas Wesleyan University, you can make a difference, and you can achieve things far beyond what you may have imagined possible. I invite you to take the time to walk around our beautiful campus and sense the excitement of Kansas Wesleyan University.

DESIGN AND PUBLICATION Philip P. Kerstetter, Ph.D. President & CEO

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The 2008-2009 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Guide was produced to the point of printing by the Kansas Wesleyan Sports Information Department, DavidToelle, Director.The Guide was produced using Adobe InDesign CS3, and was packaged and printed by Mennonite Press, Newton, Kan.

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WELCOME TO TODAY’S GAME FROM MATT WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC PROGRAMS Welcome to Kansas Wesleyan University, the home of the Coyotes. As I embark on my fourth year as Director of Athletic Programs, there is a continued sense of Coyote pride on campus — from the success we had in our athletic programs in recent years, to the completion of the Student Activities Center. Kansas Wesleyan captured six KCAC Championships last season and had a conference best 87 wins in conference play and 146 wins overall, also a KCAC best in the eight major sports sponsored by the conference (Football, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball and Softball). Our coaches have continued to recruit high quality student-athletes that excel not only on the athletic field, but in the classroom as well. Last year, our women’s basketball team boasted the best team GPA in the conference last year, and KWU had nine NAIA Scholar-Athletes in 2007-08. The faculty, staff, and administration of Kansas Wesleyan University have all taken pride in what we have accomplished and will continue to take pride in the success we will have this year both on and off the athletic playing field. I hope you enjoy today’s contest and are impressed with our student athletes’ accomplishments both on and off the athletic field. As you look around here today and through this athletic program, I encourage you to please support all our local sponsors and thank them for supporting these young student athletes. These sponsors play a very important role in keeping the success of the athletic programs here at Kansas Wesleyan University.

FROM THE DEAN OF THE CHAPEL Athletic competition is one of the most enjoyable (and sometimes intense) parts of the Kansas Wesleyan University experience. Athletes have the opportunity to compete for their school. Students and alumni, parents and friends, and faculty and staff all have the opportunity to cheer for their school. Through intercollegiate competition, all of us get to experience what it means to be a team and to pull for each other. Intercollegiate competition is one of the ways in which we strengthen connections for a lifetime. This is because athletic preparation and competition is an educational experience. From the Golden Age of Greece to the Twenty-first Century, athletes have not only honed their skill, they have learned to deal with teammates, challenges, expectations, adversity, and what we know as the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. As an educational enterprise, this means that athletic competition is about the development of character. This is true not only for athletes, but the entire university community. At the heart of character are the issues of how we conduct ourselves—win or lose. Losing hurts. Winning is a joy. There are no two ways about it. Both winning and losing pose a challenge to our personhood. No one likes a poor loser. It is important, when on the heartbreaking, losing end the final score, to congratulate the opposing college with grace. Perhaps even more grace is required when we win. I believe that the one thing worse than losing poorly is winning poorly. When the athletes of Kansas Wesleyan University lose, I am always proud when they treat the opposing college with grace. When we win, I am even more proud when we treat the opposition with grace and magnanimity. Both strengthen our character. Grace cultivates connections for a lifetime. That’s when all of us win. The Reverend John Blackwell, Ph.D. Dean of the Chapel

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THIS IS COYOTE ATHLETICS In recent years, the Ka Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes have ascended to o the top of the ranks in the Kansas Collegiate to Athletic Conference, and at the national level. In the last three years, KWU has won 17 KCAC Championship trophies, including 14 in the last two years! In tro n both 2006-07 and 2007-08, 2 Wesleyan had the best combined record out of all ten KCAC schools in the eight major sports ports sponsored by the conference (football, volleyball, spon ball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball,l, women’s basketball, baseball and softball). women In 2006-07, The Coyotes finished the year with a 154-83-1 (.650 win pct.) overall record and we 90-29 (.756 win pct.) in conference play, five wins better than any other team in the league. Wesleyan were won eight KCAC titles in 2006-07 in Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer Tournament, wo Women’s Soccer Tournament, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball Tournament, Baseball Tournament and W d Softball. The 2006-07 Men’s Basketball team became the first Wesleyan squad to earn a berth in the NAIA Division II National Tournament in school history and was the first team to earn a berth to any NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament since 1950, when the Coyotes won the KCAC Tournament with a thrilling 56-55 win over Friends. ds. Wesleyan continued on to beat Bluefield (Va.) in the first round before falling to Northwestern (Iowa) in the second round. The Coyotes continued their domination of the conference in 2007-08, racking up six more conference titles while completing the season with a 146-87-3 (.627 win pct.) overall record con and an 87-3 87-33-1 (.725 win pct.) record in conference play. The Coyotes won KCAC titles in Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer Tournament, Volleyball, Volleyball Tournament and Baseball. The Women’s S ’ SSoccer team made mad history when it became the first-ever women’s team in conference history to make the NAIA Women’s Soccer National TTournament as the Coyotes defeated Park (Mo.) in the regional final in early November. The Coyote Volleyball team also made history for the league as they became the first team to advance past the first round of the regional volleyball tournament. In the last three years, Wesleyan has had 214 All-KCAC selections, including 121 as First Team nods. A total of y 28 player players have received individual conference honors and 11 times a KWU coach has been selected as a KCAC Coach Co of the Year in their respective sport. Wesleyan also boasts 36 All-NAIA Region IV players over the last three years, and four times coaches have been named Regional Coach of the Year. KWU has o had 24 NAIA All-Americans in the last three seasons, including nine each of the last two years. Two We Wesleyan coaches have received honors at the national level, including Colby Hensley (AFCAN NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year, 2006) and Mike Dibbini (2007 NSCAA Great Plains Region Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year).

COYOTE ATHLETIC SUCCESS SINCE 2005 214 Players named All-Conference 28 Individual Conference Awards 11 KCAC Coaches of the Year 36 NAIA All-Region Players 3 NAIA Regional Coaches of the Year 2 Coaches earned National Coaching Honors 24 NAIA All-Americans 410-282-8 Overall Record (.592 win pct.) 243-117-1 KCAC Record (.675 win pct.) 3


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W E L C O M E T O K A N S A S W E S L E YA N U N I V E R S I T Y, H O M E O F T H E C O Y O T E S

Kansas Wesleyan University is a faith-based institution located in Salina, Kansas. Founded in 1886, it maintains a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church and is supported by the Kansas West Conference. The school’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2007 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, Website address: www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. Telephone: (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456, Fax: (312) 263-7462.

KANSAS WESLEYAN QUICK FACTS City / Zip ...............................................................Salina, Kan. 67401 Founded / Enrollment......................................................1886 / 864 Nickname ................................................... Coyotes / Lady Coyotes School Colors .......................................................... Purple and Gold Affiliation .......................................NAIA (Division II in Basketball) Conference.....Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) President......................................................... Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter

Kansas Wesleyan University provides an education program characterized by excellence within a caring community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition. The call of the University is to develop both intellect and character, to stimulate creativity and discovery, to nurture the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. Diversity is encouraged in curriculum, faculty, and students. Kansas Wesleyan University prepares students not only for careers and professions, but also for lifelong learning. The University equips its students for responsible leadership in their communities, for useful service in and to the world, and for stewardship of the Earth. Kansas Wesleyan University provides a setting in which faith and learning are integrated; encounter with the Christian proclamation is an integral part of the life of the University. The University fosters the lively discussion of faith and values, encouraging students to develop a thoughtful, personal world view informed by Christian tradition. Kansas Wesleyan University serves the church, community, and the world by providing a variety of resources for educational, cultural, and spiritual enrichment. The aim of the University is to discover, to build, and to share a higher quality of life and a broader vision of the world. The University is divided academically into six divisions and eighteen departments. Courses are offered for more than 30 undergraduate majors and one graduate program, the MBA. Salina is the seventh largest city in the state. It is at the hub of two major interstate highways and is serviced by regular airline transportation. The city is a major arts and cultural center for Kansas.

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BE A CHAMPION OF CHARACTER W E L C O M E T O T O D AY ’ S G A M E Your ticket to today’s game is a privilege, a privilege to watch these young men and women perform in the arena of college athletics. As a member of the NAIA Champions of Character Initiative, we ask that you take a moment to reflect on your personal set of values and relate them to the five core character values of the Champions of Character Initiative: • Respect • Responsibility • Integrity • Sportsmanship • Servant Leadership All student-athletes at Kansas Wesleyan University take pride in their success not only on the athletic field and in the classroom, but in their personal lives as well. By adopting the principles of the five core character values into their everyday lives, student-athletes at Kansas Wesleyan have become pillars in the community and will use this knowledge to succeed in the workplace after graduation.

CORE CHARAC TER VALUES FOR FANS By: Bruce E. Brown, NAIA Champions of Character Presenter

RESPECT • •

Respect your team by supporting them in victory or defeat Respect the opposing team by honoring their effort as worthy opponents Respect the right of the coaches to coach Respect the effort of the game officials to remain impartial Respect those in authority working in game management

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RESPONSIBILITY • • •

Understand the rules of the game Understand and abide by the rules of the arena Read and understand the purpose of the athletic program and goals of competition and only enter the facility if you are able to abide by those expectations Stay in the stands before, during and after the game - the playing surface is for coaches, athletes and officials

INTEGRITY •

The Kansas Wesleyan University Athletic Department promotes positive fan behavior: be loud and enthusiastic in your support of your favorite Coyote team, but be respectful of the other spectators around you. The use of artificial noisemakers is prohibited in accordance with KCAC Conference guidelines. The physical or verbal abuse of any player, official or other fan is grounds for ejection from this event. Please cooperate in providing a wholesome, competitive atmosphere for tonight’s games. Kansas Wesleyan University reserves the right to remove ANYONE from the stands who refuses to comply with these rules.

Assume that officials are honest and attempting to be as fair as possible Understand and reflect the spirit of the game as well as the rules of the game Realize that you are not anonymous just because you are sitting in a crowd

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SPORTSMANSHIP • • • •

Thank you, and please enjoy today’s game. — The Kansas Wesleyan University Athletic Department

NAIA CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character program is designed to instill an understanding of character values in sport and provide practical tools for student-athletes, coaches and parents to use in modeling exemplary character traits. Launched by the NAIA in 2000, the Champions of Character program addresses character issues more comprehensively than any other national program for youth. The program currently reaches hundreds of thousands of students on nearly 300 college and university campuses in North America and extends into their surrounding communities. The NAIA Champions of Character program is an educational outreach initiative which emphasizes the tenets of character and integrity, not only for NAIA college students, but for younger students, coaches and parents in our communities. Coaches, parents, administrators and community partners all have a role in developing students of character. The NAIA Champions of Character program brings them training, guidelines and behavior models to create positive environments that promote personal growth and fun sport activity. For more information on the NAIA Champions of Character program, please visit the Official NAIA Champions of Character program website: http://www.championsofcharacter.org

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Fans have no right to interact with an official at any time for any purpose Be willing to support outstanding plays regardless of who makes them Be aware of the people sitting around you - young children, families or the elderly Be an example of good sportsmanship

SERVANT LEADERSHIP • • •

Clean up after yourself Serve your team by being an encourager Support all the roles that allow the team to function and the game to be played


GAME DAY INFORMATION MEET THE MEDIA COVERING THE COYOTES BOB DAVIDSON SPORTS EDITOR, SALINA JOURNAL Bob Davidson has been the Sports editor at the Salina Journal for the past 11 years. Before coming to the Journal, he was sports editor at the Hutchinson News for seven years. He also has worked for newspapers in Leavenworth, Hays, Kansas City, Vicksburg, Miss., and Clarksville, Tenn. Bob was born and raised in Parsons, Kan. He graduated from Wichita State in 1978.

DAVE RIGGERT SPORTS DIRECTOR, SALINA MEDIA GROUP Dave is the Sports Director at Salina Media Group. He’s been with the company since graduating from the University of Nebraska in 2000. After serving as the Assistant Sports Director for four years, Dave took over the Sports Director position in April, 2005. This will be his sixth year of broadcasting Kansas Wesleyan Football and Basketball games. Riggert and his wife, Breann, were married in November 2005 and welcomed a son, Maxx, on February 29, 2008.

OFFICIAL RELEASES FROM KWU SPORTS INFORMATION Official media releases will be sent out from the KWU Sports Information Office to all media on an email broadcast list. If you have already been receiving releases from the KWU Sports Information Office, then you are included on the list. If you have not, and wish to be included, please contact the KWU Sports Information Office. All releases will also be posted on the KWU Athletic website at www.kwu.edu/athletics

LIVE STATS WEBCASTS Again this season, Kansas Wesleyan will provide live stats webcasts for all homes and select road games. The get FREE access to the live stats broadcasts, visit the KWU Athletics website, www.kwu.edu/athletics, and click on the LIVE Hoops Webcasts link on the left side of the page. Links to this service are also available on the Men’s and Women’s Basketball pages as well.

LISTEN TO THE COYOTES ON AIR AND ONLINE Dave Riggert will be the voice of Coyote Athletics again this season. Riggert will lead a professional radio team from Salina Media Group. All broadcasts will be on Classic Hits 104.9 (KSAL-FM) and will be broadcast online through the Salina Media Group website www.ksallink.com.

PLAYER AND COACH INTERVIEWS Pregame interviews with any members of the coaching staff and players should be arranged through the KWU Sports Information Office. Please contact the SID office to make arrangements for these interviews. In the interest of time and deadlines, media members can track down coaches and specific players on the court following the completion of the game and the post-game meeting. Members of the coaching staff will return to the Arena after the conclusion of home games to do a post-game interview, so interviews with them can be conducted there.

KWU ATHLETICS LOGO POLICY The official Kansas Wesleyan University Athletics logo is the “Power ‘Yote” (shown to the left). It is the identifying symbol for all Coyote athletic teams. Media wishing to obtain an electronic copy of the logo must contac the Sports Information Office to make arrangements for use of the logo.

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2008 - 09 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON PREVIEW With four returning seniors on the team, the Kansas Wesleyan Women’s Basketball program will turn to experience and leadership to lead the team in 2008-09. All four returning seniors either started or played large roles on last year’s team that finished with a 9-9 record in conference play. Last season was the first time that KWU finished at the .500 mark or better in KCAC play this millennium. Wesleyan does have to find ways to replace key losses in Tierra Baldwin and Charressa Gray. Baldwin and Gray accounted for 31 percent of Wesleyan’s scoring last season and 39 percent of the rebounding. Despite the staggering losses, Reimer feels that the returners along with a talented group of junior college transfers and one of the strongest freshman recruiting classes in recent history. Good news comes in the fact that the four returning seniors (Kaylaen Dittmer (5-7, G, Tribune, Kan., Greeley County HS), Khristy Santee (5-9, G/F, Little Elm, Texas, The Colony HS), Jennie Vopat (6-0, C, Great Bend, Kan., Hutchinson CC (Kan.)) and Emily Luckeroth (5-8, G, Palm Desert, Calif., Irvine Valley College (Calif.))) accounted for nearly 49 percent of the scoring and 36 percent of the rebounding totals from last year. Add in the other returning players, and the Coyotes return 65 percent of their 61.9 points per game and 52 percent of their 37.41 rebounds per game from a year ago. Reimer is pleased with the level of leadership the seniors have accepted for the upcoming season. “The seniors have shown great determination and leadership during the preseason conditioning workouts,” Reimer said. Returning players include LaCole Wilkinson (5-2, G, So., Stewartsville, Mo., East Buchanan C-1 HS), who started all but two games last year, averaging 7.75 points and 3.54 rebounds per game. Also returning are Tiffany Goetz (5-6, G/F, So., Hoxie, Kan., Hoxie HS), Brandi Jensen (5-8, F, So., Mankato, Kan., Rock Hills HS), and Megan Cavenee (5-10, G/F, So., Tribune, Kan., Greeley County HS) will all fit into the mix as well. Newcomers that will be counted on to make an immediate impact for the Coyotes this season include a pair of junior college transfers from Eastern Arizona College in Gina Boros (5-8, G, Jr., Debrecen, Hungary) and Brittany Stalnaker (5-10, F, Jr., Yuma, Ariz.). “Gina is a pure shooter and Brittany will provide us with a consistent force in the post,” Reimer said. “They are both hard workers that will help us be better.” The Coyotes also have a talented group of freshmen that will fit into the mix. Jessica Potthoff (5-7, G, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Thunder Ridge HS), Shelby Babcock (5-6, G, Ventura, Calif., St. Bonaventure HS), Tina Dick (5-3, G, Quitman, Ark., Quitman HS), Ashley McKinney (6-0, F/C, Kansas City, Mo., Ruskin HS), Katelyn Matlock (5-10, G/F, Early, Texas, Early HS) all have a chance to make an impact for the Coyotes this season. The Coyotes have an incredible amount of depth as the guard position, with ten of the 15 players this season having experience at the guard position. “The strength of this year’s team will be the depth at the guard position,” Reimer said. “We should be able to use our depth to wear down our opponents.” The Coyotes have a challenging non-conference lineup on the schedule which features three teams that finished the 2008 season ranked inside the top 15 in the Division II poll last season. Wesleyan’s non-conference opponents combined for a 178-170 record last season. The Coyotes will open the 2008 season on November 4 at Peru State College. Wesleyan’s home opener inside the new Mabee Arena is scheduled for November 22 against Benedictine College.

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2008 - 09 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULES VARSITY DATE Tue, Nov. 4 Fri, Nov. 7

OPPONENT Peru State (Neb.) Doane (Neb.) Doane Classic

Sat, Nov. 8

Hastings (Neb.) Doane Classic

Sat, Nov. 15 Tue, Nov. 18 SAT, NOV. 22 Mon, Nov. 24 Fri, Nov. 28

Haskell Indian Nations Baker (Kan.) BENEDICTINE (KAN.) Fort Hays State % Concordia (Neb.) College of Saint Mary (Neb.) Classic

Sat, Nov. 29 THUR, DEC. 4 Sat, Dec. 6 THUR, DEC. 11 SAT, DEC. 13 FRI, JAN. 2 MON, JAN. 5 Thur, Jan. 8 SAT, JAN. 10 Thur, Jan. 15 Sat, Jan. 17 THUR, JAN. 22 Sat, Jan. 24 THUR, JAN. 29 Sat, Jan. 31 Thur, Feb. 5 SAT, FEB. 7 Thur, Feb. 12 SAT, FEB. 14 THUR, FEB. 19 Sat, Feb. 21 Mon, Feb. 23 Thur, Feb. 26 Sat, Feb. 28 Tue, March 3 March 11-17

Saint Mary (Neb.) Classic SOUTHWESTERN * Sterling * TABOR * OTTAWA * CENTRAL METHODIST (MO.) PERU STATE Friends * BETHANY * Saint Mary (Kan.) * McPherson * BETHEL * Southwestern * STERLING * Tabor * Ottawa * FRIENDS * Bethany * SAINT MARY * McPHERSON * Bethel * KCAC Play-In KCAC Quarterfinals KCAC Semifinals KCAC Championship NAIA D-II Nationals

JUNIOR VARSITY LOCATION Peru, Neb. Crete, Neb.

TIME DATE 5:00 Sat, Oct. 25 8:00 Fri, Nov. 14 Sat, Nov. 15 Crete, Neb. 1:30 SAT, NOV. 22 THUR, DEC. 4 Lawrence 6:00 Sat, Dec. 6 Baldwin City 6:00 THUR, DEC. 11 SALINA 6:00 SAT, JAN. 10 Hays 5:30 Sat, Jan. 17 Omaha, Neb. 5:00 THUR, JAN. 22 Sat, Jan. 24 Omaha, Neb. TBA THUR, JAN. 29 SALINA 6:00 Sat, Jan. 31 Sterling 5:00 Tue, Feb. 3 SALINA 6:00 SAT, FEB. 7 SALINA 5:00 Mon, Feb. 9 SALINA 2:00 Thur, Feb. 12 SALINA 6:00 THUR, FEB. 19 Wichita 6:00 Sat, Feb. 21 SALINA 5:00 Leavenworth 6:00 McPherson 5:00 SALINA 6:00 Winfield 5:00 SALINA 6:00 Hillsboro 5:00 Ottawa 6:00 SALINA 5:00 Lindsborg 6:00 SALINA 5:00 SALINA 6:00 North Newton 6:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 7:00 Sioux City, Iowa TBA

OPPONENT Scrimmage Highland CC Classic Highland CC Classic BENEDICTINE COLLEGE HESSTON COLLEGE Sterling College * TABOR COLLEGE * BETHANY COLLEGE * McPherson College * BETHEL COLLEGE * Southwestern College * STERLING COLLEGE * Tabor College * Hesston College FRIENDS UNIVERSITY * Brown Mackie College Bethany College * McPHERSON COLLEGE * Bethel College *

LOCATION Hillsboro Highland Highland SALINA SALINA Sterling SALINA SALINA McPherson SALINA Winfield SALINA Hillsboro Hesston SALINA Salina Lindsborg SALINA North Newton

TIME TBA TBA TBA 4:00 1:30 1:00 2:00 1:00 1:00 2:00 1:00 2:00 1:00 6:00 1:00 7:00 2:00 2:00 2:00

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2008 - 09 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER NO 3 5 10 12 13 14 20 21 22 23 30 31 32 33 34

NAME Khristy Santee Shelby Babcock Georgina Boros Katelyn Matlock Tina Dick Emily Luckeroth Ashley McKinney Kaylaen Dittmer LaCole Wilkinson Brittany Stalnaker Jessica Potthoff Megan Cavenee Tiffany Goetz Brandi Jensen Jennie Vopat

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

HT 5-9 5-6 5-8 5-10 5-3 5-9 6-0 5-8 5-3 5-10 5-7 5-10 5-7 5-8 6-0

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

HOMETOWN Little Elm, Texas Ventura, Calif. Debrecen, Hungary Early, Texas Quitman, Ark. Palm Desert, Calif. Kansas City, Mo. Tribune, Kan. Stewartsville, Mo. Yuma, Ariz. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Tribune, Kan. Hoxie, Kan. Mankato, Kan. Great Bend, Kan.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL The Colony HS St. Bonaventure HS Eastern Arizona College Early HS Quitman HS Irvine Valley (Calif.) CC Ruskin HS Greeley County HS East Buchanan C-1 HS Eastern Arizona College Thunder Ridge HS Greeley County HS Hoxie HS Rock Hills HS Hutchinson (Kan.) CC

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3 Khristy Santee G • 5-9 • Sr. Little Elm, Texas The Colony HS

14 Emily Luckeroth G • 5-9 • Sr. Palm Desert, Calif. Irvine Valley (Calif.) CC

30 Jessica Potthoff G • 5-7 • Fr. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Thunder Ridge HS

5 Shelby Babcock G • 5-6 • Fr. Ventura, Calif. St. Bonaventure HS

20 Ashley McKinney F/C • 6-0 • Fr. Kansas City, Mo. Ruskin HS

31 Megan Cavenee G/F • 5-10 • So. Tribune, Kan. Greeley County HS

10 Georgina Boros G • 5-8 • Jr. Debrecen, Hungary Eastern Arizona College

21 Kaylaen Dittmer G • 5-8 • Sr. Tribune, Kan. Greeley County HS

32 Tiffany Goetz G/F • 5-7 • So. Hoxie, Kan. Hoxie HS

12 Katelyn Matlock G/F • 5-10 • Fr. Early, Texas Early HS

22 LaCole Wilkinson G • 5-3 • So. Stewartsville, Mo. East Buchanan C-1 HS

33 Brandi Jensen F • 5-8 • So. Mankato, Kan. Rock Hills HS

13 Tina Dick G • 5-3 • Fr. Quitman, Ark. Quitman HS

23 Brittany Stalnaker F/C • 5-10 • Jr. Yuma, Ariz. Eastern Arizona College

34 Jennie Vopat F • 6-0 • Sr. Great Bend, Kan. Hutchinson (Kan.) CC

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

GO ORDON REIMER HEAD MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH HEA Gordon Reimer R has been the head women's basketball coach at Kansas Wesleyan since the start of th the 2004-05 season. As Reimer continutes to take the steps necessary to begin building a quality program, he said, will not be out worked by my competition, and this year’s recruiting class again shows “I wi that th hard work pays off.” Before coming to Kansas Wesleyan, Gordon spent four years as an assistant college basketball coach. Three years for Central Christian College and one year at McPherson College. He also was previously head volleyball coach at Central Christian College in McPherson. Reimer also coached volleyball at Kansas Wesleyan for three seasons before stepping down in January, 2007 to concentrate solely on basketball. “I want my basketball teams to be known for their aggressive and up tempo style of play; I believe effort is the one thing we have control of every game, every practice.” Coach Reimer’s coaching philosophy is to be mentally and physically tough, give one’s best effort every day, have a positive attitude towards life and teammates and provide inspiration and motivation to those around you. Reimer is no stranger to building basketball programs. He helped develop one of the state’s most successful high school programs at McPherson. Many of his previous players went on to play at various colleges including Division I, Junior College and NAIA programs. “My long term goal at Kansas Wesleyan University is to win the regular season title, the conference tournament, and make an appearance in the NAIA Playoffs.” Born and raised in Hillsboro, Kan., Gordon and his wife Pat have one son, Bret and one daughter, Liz.

RYAN SHOWMAN ASSISTANT COACH

Ryan Showman has been assistant women’s basketball and head golf coach at Kansas Wesleyan University since 2007. Showman played basketball for former Wesleyan head coach Jerry Jones for three seasons, and was a three year letterwinner for the Coyotes. “I am excited to have a chance to help Coach (Gordon) Reimer to continue the turn around of the women’s basketball program,” Showman said. “He has already made great strides, and I am excited to have opportunity to help the team continue its ascent to the top of the conference.”

ALE LEXA ROGERS

STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH STU Alexa Rogers begins her second full season as student stud assistant coach for Kansas Wesleyan. Rogers join joined the staff as student assistant in 2006-07 aafter the semester break.

A native of Stockton, Rogers came to Kansas Wesleyan to be on the KWU Track and Field team. As a member of the Coyote track team, she has twice qualified for the NAIA National Championships in the javelin as a freshman, and again last season.

Showman graduated in 2004 with a degree in HPER Education and taught at Schilling Elementary and was the assistant boys’ basketball coach at Sacred Heart High School the last three years. He is also currently pursuing his master’s degree at Emporia State University in Emporia.

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2007 - 08 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON REVIEW Name Khristy Santee Abby Newell Julie Foster Sharniece Pierce Charressa Gray Emily Luckeroth Madison Askins Melanie Berg Kaylaen Dittmer LaCole Wilkinson Bogdana Ilieva Jenn Lee Kelli Berg Megan Cavenee Tiffany Goetz Brandi Jensen Jennie Vopat Tierra Baldwin Jenny Menke Robin Smith Team Totals

Opponents

G/GS FG FG% 3Pt 3Pt% 19/0 36/93 38.7 2/7 28.6 0/0 0/0 0.00 0/0 0.00 0/0 0/0 0.00 0/0 0.00 0/0 0/0 0.00 0/0 0.00 28/22 99/265 37.4 30/96 31.3 28/22 112/294 38.1 39/117 33.3 21/0 14/26 53.8 1/5 20.0 0/0 0/0 0.00 0/0 0.00 28/28 83/256 32.4 19/82 23.2 28/26 78/222 35.1 27/105 25.7 2/0 0/0 0.00 0/0 0.00 22/10 14/46 30.4 9/33 27.3 9/2 18/53 34.0 6/24 25.0 8/0 3/17 17.6 2/13 15.4 5/0 0/1 0.00 0/0 0.00 8/0 1/5 20.0 0/1 0.00 28/7 38/90 42.2 0/4 0.00 28/21 108/233 46.4 0/0 0.00 7/0 10/22 45.5 0/0 0.00 2/2 4/9 44.4 1/3 33.3 28

P/S ORB DRB 0.96 22 22 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.90 53 125 0.97 13 71 1.09 8 18 0.00 0 0 0.85 38 94 0.89 36 63 0.00 0 0 0.86 2 12 0.83 10 17 0.50 1 6 0.50 1 0 0.67 3 7 0.89 31 68 0.99 81 151 1.04 5 3 1.15 0 1 40 45 618/1632 37.9 136/490 27.8 360/510 70.6 1732 61.9 0.92 344 703

FT% 72.9 0.00 0.00 0.00 62.3 75.6 50.0 0.00 81.2 77.3 0.00 63.6 57.1 50.0 33.3 100 60.0 65.9 100 75.0

PTS 117 0 0 0 266 328 37 0 254 217 0 44 50 9 2 4 91 272 26 15

Avg 6.16 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.50 11.7 1.76 0.00 9.07 7.75 0.00 2.00 5.56 1.13 0.40 0.50 3.25 9.71 3.71 7.50

TR 44 0 0 0 178 84 26 0 132 99 0 14 27 7 1 10 99 232 8 1 85 1047

Avg 2.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.36 3.00 1.24 0.00 4.71 3.54 0.00 0.64 3.00 0.88 0.20 1.25 3.54 8.29 1.14 0.50

PF 26 0 0 0 50 65 20 0 99 58 0 26 12 3 0 1 44 83 10 1

AST 23 0 0 0 36 62 4 0 71 62 0 22 4 1 0 1 8 21 2 1

TO 47 0 0 0 60 59 13 0 70 66 2 31 9 5 2 2 22 75 1 5 7 37.4 498 318 476

BS 22 0 0 0 36 14 1 0 15 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 16 22 4 1

ST 12 0 0 0 39 40 8 0 45 58 0 14 4 1 1 4 8 24 5 0

MIN 362 DNP DNP DNP 757 794 216 DNP 847 962 4:00 307 165 46:38 11:35 22:02 436 623 69 28:00

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G/GS FG FG% 3Pt 3Pt% FT FT% PTS Avg P/S ORB DRB TR Avg PF AST TO BS ST 28 607/1529 39.7 144/444 32.4 377/564 66.8 1735 62.0 0.96 301 725 1026 36.6 472 302 511 103 219

2007 - 2008 RESULTS DATE Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Nov. 29 Dec. 1 Dec. 6 DEC. 15 Dec. 29 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 JAN. 10 Jan. 12 JAN. 16 JAN. 19 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 JAN 26 JAN. 31 FEB. 2 FEB. 7 Feb. 9 FEB. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 21 FEB. 23 Feb. 27

FT 43/59 0/0 0/0 0/0 38/61 65/86 8/16 0/0 69/85 34/44 0/0 7/11 8/14 1/2 2/6 2/2 15/25 56/85 6/6 6/8

OPPONENT SCORE Benedictine (Kan.) L 56-76 Avila (Mo.) W 72-65 Rogers State (Okla.) L 64-67 Baker (Kan.) L 63-64 Hastings (Neb.) L 63-73 Doane (Neb.) W 67-62 Ottawa * L 62-67 Bethany * L 67-77 Southwestern * L 71-72 (2OT) MOUNT MARTY (S.D.) L 62-70 Rogers State L 51-75 Central Baptist (Ark.) W 68-50 Ozarks (Mo.) L 51-75 BETHEL * W 68-47 Saint Mary * L 63-76 STERLING * L 63-67 FRIENDS * W 59-53 McPherson * W 67-59 Tabor * L 54-55 OTTAWA * W 75-42 BETHANY * W 70-50 SOUTHWESTERN * L 55-72 McPHERSON * W 53-38 Bethel * W 66-63 SAINT MARY * W 70-50 Sterling * L 45-71 Friends * L 53-58 TABOR * W 54-41 KCAC QF at Tabor L 47-52

2007 - 2008 TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES High 24 9 9 9 Field Goals Attempted 20 3pt Field Goals Made 5 3pt Field Goals Attempted 8 8 8 Free Throws Made 7 Free Throws Attempted 10 10 Free Throw% (Min 4 made) 1.000 (6/6) Offensive Rebounds 7 7 Defensive Rebounds 14 Total Rebounds 20 Fouls 5 Assists 6 6 6 Turnovers 7 Blocks 5 Steals 6 Minutes Played 48:51 Total Points Field Goals Made

Player(s) Charressa Gray Tierra Baldwin Charressa Gray Charressa Gray Emily Luckeroth Charressa Gray Charressa Gray Charressa Gray LaCole Wilkinson Khristy Santee Tierra Baldwin Khristy Santee Khristy Santee Tierra Baldwin Charressa Gray Tierra Baldwin Tierra Baldwin Several Individuals Kaylaen Dittmer LaCole Wilkinson LaCole Wilkinson LaCole Wilkinson Tierra Baldwin Kaylaen Dittmer Kaylaen Dittmer

Opponent vs Central Baptist (Ark.) vs Bethany College vs Central Baptist (Ark.) vs Friends University vs Bethany College vs Baker University vs University of St.Mary vs Baker University vs Southwestern College vs Central Baptist (Ark.) vs Tabor College vs Southwestern College vs Ottawa University vs University of St.Mary vs McPherson College vs Southwestern College vs Southwestern College vs Several Opponents vs Friends University vs Bethel College vs Baker University vs College of the Ozarks vs Ottawa University vs Bethel College vs Southwestern College

Date 01/04/08 01/31/08 01/04/08 01/19/08 12/01/07 11/17/07 02/14/08 11/17/07 02/02/08 01/04/08 02/27/08 02/02/08 01/26/08 02/14/08 01/21/08 12/06/07 12/06/07 01/19/08 01/10/08 11/17/07 01/05/08 11/29/07 02/09/08 12/06/07

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ALL-TIME WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RECORDS TEAM GAME RECORDS Most Points Scored ...................................... 115 vs Colorado Christian, 1989 Most Points Allowed ............................................................. 124 vs Tabor, 1991 Fewest Points Allowed ......................... 23 vs Johnson & Wales (Colo.), 2004 Highest Combined Score ................. 202 vs Southwestern (98 - 104), 1992 Largest Margin of Victory ............................. 91 vs Colorado Christian, 1989 Largest Margin of Defeat ............................................ 72 vs McPherson, 1975 Most Field Goals Made .................................. 53 vs Colorado Christian, 1989 Most Field Goals Attempted ............................ 92 vs Grace University, 1999 92 vs Johnson & Wales (Colo.), 2003 Highest FG Percentage .............................. .558 (24/43) vs. Saint Mary, 2007 .558 (19/34) vs Park, 1992 Most 3-Point FG Made ....................................... 14 vs. Saint Mary, 2/17/2007 Most 3-Point FG Attempts .......................................... 35 vs McPherson, 1992 Highest 3-Point FG Percentage ........................ .636 (7/11) vs Ottawa, 1994 Most Free Throws Made .......................................................... 38 vs Tabor, 2000 Most Free Throws Attempted ............................................... 56 vs Tabor, 2000 Highest FT Pct. ................................... .917 (11/12) vs Johnson & Wales, 2004 Most Field Goals Allowed ....................................................... 55 vs Tabor, 1991 Fewest FGs Allowed / Half ..................... 0 (1st) vs Johnson & Wales, 2004 * Fewest FGs Allowed / Game .............. 4 (4/45) vs Johnson & Wales, 2004 * Most Free Throws Allowed ................................................ 35 vs Sterling, 1994 Most Rebounds ...................................... 72 vs Johnson & Wales (Colo), 2003

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME RECORDS Points Scored ................................................ 40 - Jill Rietzke vs Bethany, 1978 Total Rebounds ............. 20 - Tierra Baldwin vs. Southwestern, 12/6/2007 Assists ................................................. 12 - Stacy Kates vs Southwestern, 1994 Jo Sharp vs Southwestern, 1990 Field Goals Made ............................ 14 - Stacy Kates vs Southwestern, 1993 Field Goals Attempted ......................... 33 - Amy Proffitt vs St. Mary’s, 1979 FG Pct. (10 Att.) ................. .823 - LaTishia Wheaton vs Colorado Col., 1994 Free Throws Made ................. 16 - Joedy Zimmerman vs SW Baptist, 1982 Jill Rietzke vs Bethany, 1978 Free Throws Attempted ............................ 24 - Jill Rietzke vs Bethany, 1978 FT Pct (10 Att.) ................. 1.000 - Ascendra Peters vs. Southwestern, 2006 Kristy Rogers vs McPherson, 2004 Joedy Zimmerman vs 3 Teams, 1982 Shannon Hentz vs Marymount, 1988 3-Point FG Made ........................................ 9 - Brandi Schur vs 2 Teams, 1992 3-Point FG Attempted .................................... 16 - Stacy Kates vs Tabor, 1993 Brandi Schur vs 2 Teams, 1992 Cynthia Cheatham vs McPherson, 1992 3-Point FG Pct. ............. .800 (4/5) - Jentri Dixon vs. Saint Mary, 2/17/2007 Blocked Shots ................................. 10 - Kristen Crittenden vs Friends, 2004

* Denotes a NAIA Women’s Division II National Record

TEAM SEASON RECORDS Season Points ........................................................................................ 2,171 - 1988 Highest Scoring Average .................................................................... 75.3 - 1985 Highest Defensive Scoring Average ............................................... 87.3 - 1991 Lowest Defensive Scoring Average ................................................ 56.9 - 1988 Field Goals Made .................................................................................... 867 - 1988 Field Goals Attempted ....................................................................... 1,878 - 2006 Field Goal Percentage .................................................. .408 (770/1,886) - 1986 3-Point FG Made ..................................................................................... 176 - 2006 3-Point FG Attempted ........................................................................... 579 - 2006 3-Point FG Percentage ....................................................... .340 (98/288) - 1990 Free Throws Made .................................................................................. 475 - 2006 Free Throws Attempted ....................................................................... 646 - 2006 Free Throw Percentage .................................................... .735 (475/646) - 2006 Total Rebounds .................................................................................... 1,214 - 2004 Rebounding Average ....................................... 41.9 (1,214 in 29 Gms ) - 2004

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON RECORDS Most Points ............................................................................ 539 - Jo Sharp, 1990 Scoring Average .................................................................. 20.7 - Jo Sharp, 1990 Rebounding ............................................................ 242 - Ascendra Peters, 1983 Rebounding Average .................................................... 15.0 - Jill Rietzke, 1979 Assists ................................................................................ 161 - Stacy Kates, 1994 Field Goals Made ............................................... 188 - Monique Howard, 1988 Field Goals Attempted ..................................... 516 - Monique Howard, 1988 FG Percentage (Min. 75 Att.) .................. .557 (103/185) - Patti Brock, 1994 Free Throws Made ................................................ 102 - Ascendra Peters, 2006 Free Throws Attempted ................................................ 158 - Jill Rietzke, 1978 FT Percentage (Min. 40 Att.) ..................... .910 (41/47) - Tera Schmid, 2006 3-Point FG Made ............................................................ 90 - Brandi Schur, 1992 3-Point FG Attempted ........................................................ 210 - Jo Sharp, 1990 3-Point FG Pct (Min. 50 Att.) .................. .446 (90/202) - Brandi Schur, 1992

INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS Points Scored ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 1,568 - Joedy Zimmerman, 1981-85 Highest Scoring Average ......................................................................................................................................................................... 16.5 - Joedy Zimmerman, 1981-85 Most Rebounds .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 748 - Ascendra Peters, 2003-07 Highest Rebounding Average ................................................................................................................................................................................ 11.4 - Jill Rietzke, 1975-79 Most Assists ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 283 - Amy Proffitt, 1977-81 Most Field Goals Made .............................................................................................................................................................................. 640 - Joedy Zimmerman, 1981-85 Most Field Goals Attempted ............................................................................................................................................................................... 1,460 - Amy Proffitt, 1977-81 Field Goal Percentage ............................................................................................................................................................. .421 (583/1385) - Ascendra Peters, 2003 -07 Most Free Throws Made .................................................................................................................................................................................. 333 - Ascendra Peters, 2003-07 Most Free Throws Attempted .................................................................................................................................................................................. 551 - Jill Rietzke, 1975-79 Free Throw Percentage ............................................................................................................................................................... .787 (333/423) - Ascendra Peters, 2003-07

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2008 - 09 MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON PREVIEW Kansas Wesleyan and second year head coach Mike Davert look to build on last season’s 14-14 overall finish, which included a 12-6 record in KCAC play. The Coyotes have four players returning that started at one point or another last year, which accounted for almost two-thirds of KWU’s 64 points per game in 2007-08. Those four players include All-American selection Trey Sims (6-2, G, Sr., Tulsa, Okla., Sterling (Kan.)), Romero Hood (6-1, G/F, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., Phoenix College (Ariz.)), Eric Hammond (6-0, G/F, Sr., Wichita, Kan., Cowley CC (Kan.)) and Willie McCarty (6-2, F, Jr., Omaha, Neb., Southeast CC (Neb.)). Davert also points out that other players that saw action last year will fit into the mix as well. “We have a lot of experience back for us this year,” Davert said. “We also have a lot of guys that may not have seen a lot of playing time last year that have come into preseason workouts that obviously worked hard over the summer to get better.” Those returning players include Clay DuBois (6-4, G, Jr., Idaho Springs, Colo., Clear Creek HS), who saw quality minutes last year, especially at the end of the season, and two players in Mike White (5-10, G, So., Salina, Kan., McPherson College (Kan.)) and Melvin Underwood (5-11, G, Jr., Monroe, La., Iowa Lakes CC) that missed all or part of the season last year due to injury. Another player that returns to the Coyotes after a year off is Cameron Simms (6-2, G, So., Lyons, Kan., Lyons HS) who has a chance to compete for some playing time. Davert also points out that having a full year to go out and recruit players to fit his system and to work with the returning players will show immediate benefits when the Coyotes open the season at the end of October. “Last year, we had to hit the ground running and didn’t get a chance to work in our system,” he said. “It took us a few games to get into the groove of things, and we improved as the season went along as well. This year, with a whole summer and fall to get ready for the upcoming season, it should pay immediate dividends for us.” Davert points to three transfers and four freshmen that have a chance to fit into the mix for the Coyotes this season. Matt Dickman (6-0, G, So., Tucson, Ariz., Central Arizona College), Rodney Brown (5-10, G, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., Mesa CC (Ariz.)) and Matthew Jarrett (6-2, F, Jr., West Helena, Ark., Arkansas Baptist College) are three impact transfer players that will help the Coyotes out from the get go. Add into the mix freshmen Devon Crabtree (6-2, Fr., Chanute, Kan., Chanute HS), Dante Jordan (6-4, F/C, Oklahoma City, Okla., Putnam City North HS), Tony Milani (6-8, C, Phoenix, Ariz., Greenway HS) and Brad Wespieser (6-2, G, Phoenix, Ariz., Apollo HS) all have a chance to get some varsity time. Davert says the look of the Coyotes this season will be a lot like last year, but with an increased talent level and added depth. “Size wise we are a lot like last year,” Davert said. “But this year we have better depth, we are shooting the ball better and are a lot quicker.” While not the brutal non-conference slate of a year ago, the Coyotes will face a strong non-conference schedule in 2008-09. “Our non-conference schedule is strong again this year,” Davert said. “We are going to have to be ready to go from the beginning.” Wesleyan kicks off its 2008-09 campaign on October 31 in the Southern Nazarene Classic against Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Okla., before facing the host Crimson Storm on November 1. The Coyotes then open the home portion of the schedule on November 15 against Johnson and Wales University. It will be the first regular season game for the Coyotes inside the new Mabee Arena.

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2008 - 09 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULES JUNIOR VARSITY

VARSITY DATE Fri, Oct. 31

OPPONENT LOCATION Southwestern Christian (Okla.) Oklahoma City SNU Classic

Sat, Nov. 1

Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

Oklahoma City

SNU Classic

Thur, Nov. 6 SAT, NOV. 15 WED, NOV. 19 Fri, Nov. 21

Mid-America Christian (Okla.) JOHNSON & WALES (COLO.) HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS Colorado State – Pueblo #

Oklahoma City SALINA SALINA Pueblo, Colo.

CSU-Pueblo Classic

Sat, Nov. 22

Western State (Colo.)

Pueblo, Colo.

CSU-Pueblo Classic

TUE, NOV. 25 Fri, Nov. 28

MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

SALINA Dickinson, N.D.

Dickinson State Milanovich Classic

Sat, Nov. 29

Montana Western Dickinson State Milanovich Classic

THUR, DEC. 4 Sat, Dec. 6 THUR, DEC. 11 SAT, DEC. 13 Fri, Jan. 2 Sat, Jan. 3 Thur, Jan. 8 SAT, JAN. 10 Thur, Jan. 15 Sat, Jan. 17 THUR, JAN. 22 Sat, Jan. 24 THUR, JAN. 29 Sat, Jan. 31 Thur, Feb. 5 SAT, FEB. 7 Thur, Feb. 12 SAT, FEB. 14 THUR, FEB. 19 Sat, Feb. 21 Mon, Feb. 23 Wed, Feb. 25 Sat, Feb. 28 Mon, March 2 March 11-17

SOUTHWESTERN * Sterling * TABOR * OTTAWA * Johnson and Wales (Colo.) Regis (Colo.) # Friends * BETHANY * Saint Mary * McPherson * BETHEL * Southwestern * STERLING * Tabor * Ottawa * FRIENDS * Bethany * SAINT MARY * McPHERSON * Bethel * KCAC Play-In KCAC Quarterfinals KCAC Semifinals KCAC Championship NAIA D-II Nationals

Dickinson, N.D.

TIME DATE 4:00 Sat, Nov. 1 Wed, Nov. 5 8:00 Fri, Nov. 14 Sat, Nov. 15 7:30 THUR, DEC. 4 7:00 Sat, Dec. 6 7:00 THUR, DEC. 11 7:00 Thur, Jan. 8 3:00 FRI, JAN. 9 SAT, JAN. 10 7:00 Sat, Jan. 17 3:00 THUR, JAN. 22 THUR, JAN. 29 3:00 Sat, Jan. 31 Tue, Feb. 3 8:00 SAT, FEB. 7 7:00 Thur, Feb. 12 8:00 SAT, FEB. 14 7:00 THUR, FEB. 19 5:00 2:00 Sat, Feb. 21

SALINA Sterling SALINA SALINA Denver Denver Wichita 8:00 SALINA 7:00 Leavenworth 8:00 McPherson 7:00 SALINA 8:00 Winfield 7:00 SALINA 8:00 Hillsboro 7:00 Ottawa 8:00 SALINA =7:00 Lindsborg 8:00 SALINA 7:00 SALINA 8:00 North Newton 7:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 2:00 TBA 7:00 Point Lookout, Mo. TBA

OPPONENT Cloud County CC Neosho County CC Brown Mackie Classic Brown Mackie Classic HESSTON COLLEGE Sterling College * TABOR COLLEGE * Friends University * AIR FORCE PREP BETHANY COLLEGE * McPherson College * BETHEL COLLEGE * STERLING COLLEGE * Tabor College * Hesston College FRIENDS UNIVERSITY * Bethany College * UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY * McPHERSON COLLEGE * Bethel College *

LOCATION TIME Concordia 2:00 Chanute 7:00 Salina TBA Salina TBA SALINA 4:00 Sterling 3:00 SALINA 4:00 Wichita 4:00 SALINA TBA SALINA 3:00 McPherson 3:00 SALINA 4:00 SALINA 4:00 Hillsboro 3:00 Hesston 8:00 SALINA 3:00 Lindsborg 4:00 SALINA 3:00 SALINA 4:00 North Newton 3:00

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2008 - 09 MEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER NO 1 2 3 5 10 12 15 20 21 22 23 30 32 33 34 44

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NAME Rodney Brown Matthew Dickman Trey Sims Mike White Clay DuBois Melvin Underwood Willie McCarty Eric Hammond David Heyd Romero Hood Matthew Jarrett Bruce Sexton Cameron Simms Dante Jordan Brad Wespieser Anthony Milani Devon Crabtree William Kratky Kyler Nelson Cory Palmer Kyle Weiser Antonio West

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

HT 5-10 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-4 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-8 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-9

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

HOMETOWN Phoenix, Ariz. Tucson, Ariz. Tulsa, Okla. Salina, Kan. Idaho Springs, Colo. Monroe, La. Omaha, Neb. Wichita, Kan. Scott City, Kan. Phoenix, Ariz. West Helena, Ark. McKinney, Texas Lyons, Kan. Oklahoma City, Okla. Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix, Ariz. Chanute, Kan. Wilson, Kan. Bentonville, Ark. Vista, Calif. Stockton, Kan. Oklahoma City, Okla.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Mesa CC (Ariz.) Central Arizona College Sterling College (Kan.) McPherson College (Kan.) Clear Creek HS Iowa Lakes CC (Iowa) Southeast CC (Neb.) Cowley CC (Kan.) Scott Community HS Phoenix College (Ariz.) Arkansas Baptist College McKinney HS Lyons HS Putnam City North HS Apollo HS Greenway HS Chanute HS Wilson HS Bentonville HS Vista HS Stockton HS Jones HS


1 Rodney Brown G • 5-10 • Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. Mesa CC (Ariz.)

12 Melvin Underwood G • 5-11 • Jr. Monroe, La. Iowa Lakes CC (Iowa)

23 Matthew Jarrett F • 6-2 • Jr. West Helena, Ark. Arkansas Baptist College

2 Matthew Dickman G • 6-0 • So. Tucson, Ariz. Central Arizona College

15 Willie McCarty F • 6-2 • Jr. Omaha, Neb. Southeast CC (Neb.)

30 Bruce Sexton G • 6-3 • So. McKinney, Texas McKinney HS

3 Trey Sims G • 6-1 • Sr. Tulsa, Okla. Sterling College (Kan.)

20 Eric Hammond G/F • 6-0 • Sr. Wichita, Kan. Cowley CC (Kan.)

32 Cameron Simms G • 6-2 • So. Lyons, Kan. Lyons HS

5 Mike White G • 5-10 • So. Salina, Kan. McPherson College (Kan.)

21 David Heyd G • 6-0 • Jr. Scott City, Kan. Scott Community HS

33 Dante Jordan F/C • 6-4 • Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla. Putnam City North HS

10 Clay DuBois F • 6-4 • Sr. Idaho Springs, Colo. Clear Creek HS

22 Romero Hood G/F • 6-1 • Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix College (Ariz.)

34 Brad Wespieser G • 6-2 • Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. Apollo HS

44 Anthony Milani C • 6-8 • Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. Greenway HS

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Devon Crabtree F • 6-2 • Fr. Chanute, Kan. Chanute HS

William Kratky F • 6-4 • Jr. Wilson, Kan. Wilson HS

Kyler Nelson G • 6-0 • Fr. Bentonville, Ark. Bentonville HS

Kyle Weiser G • 5-10 • Fr. Stockton, Kan. Stockton HS

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Cory Palmer G • 6-0 • So. Vista, Calif. Vista HS

Antonio West G • 5-9 • Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla. Jones HS


MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

MIKE DAVERT HEAD MEN’S ME BASKETBALL COACH Mike Dave Davert has been the head coach for the KWU Coyotes prior to the start of the 2007-08 basketball season.. Davert is no n stranger to Kansas Wesleyan University, serving as assistant coach for former coach and athletic director Jerry Jones for two seasons in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Davert succeeded Tommy DeSalme, who coached the Coyotes one year, leading Wesleyan to its first KCAC Dave Championship since the 1999-2000 season, and the school’s first-ever berth to the NAIA Division II National Championships, while setting a school record for wins in a season with 28. Davert came to KWU after spending three seasons as head coach at Southeast of Saline High School, where compiled a 48-19 overall record, and led the Trojans to the 2006-07 KSHSAA Boys’ Class 3A State tournament, finishing with a 22-2 record. Davert said his coaching philosophy will be to move the ball up the floor, and play with a high level of intensity on both ends of the floor. “The style of game I would like to play is full court. The teams I have coached have always pressed full court and gotten after it defensively,” he said. “It starts with defense, night in and night out the defensive pressure has to be there. There will be nights when your offense will struggle and you have to go into each game knowing that you can rely on your defense to get yourself some easy baskets.” Davert is a native of Escondido, Calif., and after starring at San Pasqual High played one season at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Calif., before moving onto Marymount (Kan.) College, where he graduated with a degree in secondary education in 1985. After Marymount, Davert played professionally in Dublin, Ireland, for one year, where he was also a coach. He continued onto Emporia State (Kan.) University as a graduate assistant coach for legendary Hornet head coach Ron Slaymaker for three years while completing his master degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. After Emporia State, he was an assistant coach for one season at Central Missouri State. Davert spent two seasons as assistant boys’ coach at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif., before Jones asked Davert to return to Kansas as an assistant with the Coyotes in 2004. He lives in Salina with his wife Kelly.

Law Offices HAMPTON & ROYCE, L.C. 119 West Iron Avenue, United Building, 9th & 10th Floors, Salina, Kansas (785) 827-7251 www.hamptonlaw.com N. Royce Nelson Sidney A. Reitz David D. Moshier Debra Egli James

Jeffrey E. King Terry D. Criss Brian W. Wood Tisha S. Morrical

Todd W. Davidson Russel B. Prophet Nathanael W. Berg C. Stanley Nelson, of counsel

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MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

BRA RANDON LESOVSKY ASSISTANT COACH ASSIS

Brandon Lesovsky returns to Kansas Wesleyan as assistant men's basketball coach after two stints at Cowley College and Neosho County CC the previous prev two seasons. Lesovsky, Lesovsk a native of Cuba, Kan., came to KWU after graduating from Hillcrest High School in 1997. He received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan in history in 2001, and completed his MBA degree in 2004 also at KWU. Coach Lesovsky led the State of Kansas in assists his senior year at Hillcrest High School in North Central Kansas with 7.7 per game. He was a three-sport letterman at HHS, earning numerals in football, basketball and track. A little publicized fact is that Brandon holds the number two all-time Kansas record in football for rushing yards in a single game with 483. His combined passes and catches in that contest also placed him number two all-time in total offense at the tine, 1994. In the Kansas Eight-Man All-State Football Game his senior year, Brandon was named the Most Vaulable Player. Coach Lesovsky went on to earn a football letter as a wide receiver at Kansas Wesleyan University. During his first stint at KWU, Lesovsky worked with former coach Jerry Jones as an assistant coach, responsible for all aspects of the program, from recruiting to game day operations. He was also head coach of the KWU tennis programs from 2003 until 2006. After leaving Wesleyan following the 2005-06 season, Lesovsky spent one season at Cowley College in Arkansas City as assistant coach for the Tigers program. Last season, Lesovsky was an assistant coach at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, working under former Kansas Wesleyan player Jeremy Coombs, who assumed the head coaching position for the Panthers prior to the start of the 2007-08 season. Under the direction of Coombs and Lesovsky, Neosho improved from a 5-25 record in 2006-07 to a 14-15 record and fourth place finish in the Jayhawk East last year. Lesovsky returned to Wesleyan for the 2008-09 season to return to the coaching ranks with coach Mike Davert, reuniting the coaching duo that were both assistants under Jones in 2005-06.

JEEFF BARON

GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH GRA Jeff Baron enters his first season as Graduate Assistant Coach for the Coyotes after spending last Assi seas season as a student assistant. Prior to picking the clipboard, Baron starred on the court for the Coyotes for two seasons, being a key component of the 2006-07 Wesleyan team that won its first KCAC title since the 2000 season and made school’s first-ever berth to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. While playing at KWU, Baron averaged 12.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his two seasons. He averaged just over 44 percent from the field, and 43 percent from three point range, making him one of the most accurate long rangers shooters in KWU history. He earned Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors as a junior, and earned First Team All-KCAC honors last season before being named Honorable Mention NAIA AllAmerican. Before Kansas Wesleyan, Baron played two seasons at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Ariz., where he finished his sophomore campaign ranked 20th in NJCAA Division II in three point field goal percentage. In high school, at Phoenix North, Jeff set the school record for consecutive free throws at 55. He averaged 16.5 points and was named Metro League Player of the Year as a senior. After being named Arizona honorable mention all-state, he was selected to the North-South All-Star game.

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CHRIS GOLD

GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH GRA Chris Gold G will be a student assistant coach for the Men’s Basketball team in the 2008-09 season. Gold completed his basketball eligibility last season after playing four years for the Coyotes. Recruited by former head coach Jerry Jones, Gold came to KWU for the 2005 season after averaging 10.1 points and six assists as a senior at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver. In three-plus years donning the purple and gold for the Coyotes, Chris has averaged 2.56 points, one rebound and 1.6 assists per game during his career. A native of Denver, Gold plans to graduate in the fall with a degree in Sports Management, and hopes to get an internship working with one of the professional teams in Denver.


2007 - 08 MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON REVIEW Name Cory Palmer Trey Sims Chris Gold Clay DuBois Mike White Willie McCarty Tony Boone Romero Hood Eric Hammond Bruce Sexton Will Kratky Mychal Henderson Brian Crittenden Dane Baxa Milen Brown DaRon Stafford Mike Bartee Dupre Richardson David Heyd Team Totals

Opponents

G/GS 3/0 23/19 28/3 20/1 2/0 25/17 26/16 28/28 18/4 5/0 4/0 27/25 7/0 27/14 18/0 15/13 9/0 5/0 2/0

FT% 0.00 72.2 58.8 57.1 50.0 50.0 51.4 68.1 77.8 0.00 0.00 61.8 75.0 56.0 55.6 47.8 58.6 0.00 0.00

PTS 0 376 44 33 1 168 111 297 140 0 0 365 6 46 44 110 49 0 0

Avg 0.00 16.3 1.57 1.65 0.50 6.72 4.27 10.6 7.78 0.00 0.00 13.5 0.86 1.78 2.44 7.33 5.44 0.00 0.00

P/S 0.00 0.97 0.71 0.89 0.33 0.88 0.70 1.02 0.88 0.00 0.00 1.03 1.00 0.91 0.65 0.92 0.88 0.00 0.00

670/1735 38.6 173/595 29.1 279/444 62.8

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G/GS FG FG% 3Pt 3Pt% FT FT% 28 648/1479 43.8 156/451 34.6 418/627 66.7

PTS 1870

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FG FG% 0/0 0.00 131/338 38.8 14/54 25.9 14/34 41.2 0/2 0.00 74/174 42.5 43/142 30.3 117/255 45.9 48/138 34.8 0/2 0.00 0/0 0.00 140/338 41.4 1/4 25.0 17/41 41.5 15/59 25.4 40/109 36.7 16/42 38.1 0/3 0.00 0/0 0.00

2007-2008 RESULTS DATE Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 20 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Nov. 29 Dec. 1 Dec. 6 Dec. 14 Dec. 31 JAN. 5 JAN. 10 Jan. 12 JAN. 17 JAN. 19 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 JAN 26 JAN. 31 FEB. 2 FEB. 7 Feb. 9 FEB. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 21 FEB. 23 Feb. 28

OPPONENT Sioux Falls (S.D.) Morningside (Iowa) Sioux Falls Rogers State (Okla.) NW Oklahoma State Bellevue (Neb.) Missouri Western % Washburn (Kan.) % Ottawa * Bethany * Southwestern * Fort Hays State (Kan.) NW Oklahoma State BELLEVUE BETHEL * Saint Mary * STERLING * FRIENDS * McPherson* Tabor * OTTAWA * BETHANY * SOUTHWESTERN * McPHERSON * Bethel * SAINT MARY * Sterling * Friends * TABOR * KCAC vs McPherson

RESULT W 93-89 OT L 61-90 L 73-74 L 65-77 W 51-48 L 55-59 L EXB L EXB L 72-75 W 74-62 W 64-63 L 61-78 L 44-68 L 46-65 W 79-57 W 54-51 W 59-52 L 56-64 W 53-50 W 85-71 L 72-86 W 69-66 W 70-55 W 61-56 L 64-76 W 71-63 L 55-69 L 58-65 W 72-71 L 55-70

3Pt 3Pt% 0/0 0.00 44/128 34.4 6/26 23.1 1/5 20.0 0/2 0.00 4/23 17.4 7/22 31.8 14/54 25.9 9/48 18.8 0/2 0.00 0/0 0.00 64/201 31.8 1/2 50.0 0/0 0.00 4/30 13.3 19/52 36.5 0/0 0.00 0/0 0.00 0/0 0.00

FT 0/0 70/97 10/17 4/7 1/2 16/32 18/35 49/72 35/45 0/0 0/2 21/34 3/4 14/25 10/18 11/23 17/29 0/2 0/0

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ORB 0 40 6 25 0 57 39 58 25 0 0 29 0 25 6 5 11 1 0 51 378

DRB TR 0 0 75 115 13 19 18 43 2 2 59 116 67 106 73 131 38 63 0 0 1 1 109 138 2 2 33 58 13 19 16 21 23 34 1 2 0 0 44 95 587 965

Avg 0.00 5.00 0.68 2.15 1.00 4.64 4.08 4.68 3.50 0.00 0.25 5.11 0.29 2.15 1.06 1.40 3.78 0.40 0.00

PF 0 56 33 28 4 61 57 68 42 1 2 60 2 56 10 21 18 7 0

AST 0 29 30 8 0 20 131 38 24 0 0 31 1 8 4 12 6 1 0

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TO BS ST 0 0 1 53 18 43 23 1 16 9 7 3 2 0 2 23 7 25 74 2 72 39 15 43 18 18 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 54 18 25 0 0 3 24 6 7 9 2 2 20 2 17 12 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 526 343 366 98 286

P/S 1.04

ORB 333

DRB TR Avg 744 1077 38.5

PF AST TO BS ST 443 307 492 64 177

MIN 2:45 675 380 163 14:00 593 741 831 407 15:08 4:25 785 27:23 302 147 340 158 24:32 1:03

2007-2008 TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES Total Points Field Goals Made Field Goals Att. Field Goal% (Min 5) 3pt Field Goals Made 3pt Field Goals Att. 3pt FG% (Min 2)

Free Throws Made

Free Throws Att. Free Throw% (Min 4) Offensive Rebounds Defensive Rebounds

Total Rebounds Fouls Assists Turnovers Blocks Steals Minutes Played

High 32 12 12 27 1.000 (3/3) 7 14 1.000 (3/3) 1.000 (2/2) 1.000 (2/2) 1.000 (2/2) 7 7 7 10 1.000 7 8 8 8 11 11 5 11 8 4 4 8 39:03

Player(s) Trey Sims Mychal Henderson Mychal Henderson Trey Sims Tony Boone Mychal Henderson Mychal Henderson Romero Hood Tony Boone Romero Hood DaRon Stafford Eric Hammond Romero Hood Trey Sims Mike Bartee Several Individuals Trey Sims Mychal Henderson Trey Sims Trey Sims Willie McCarty Trey Sims Several Individuals Tony Boone Tony Boone Eric Hammond Mychal Henderson Tony Boone Tony Boone

Opponent vs University of Sioux Falls vs Bethel College vs Southwestern College vs University of Sioux Falls vs Bethany College vs Southwestern College vs Southwestern College vs Ottawa University vs Bethany College vs University of Sioux Falls vs Bellevue University vs Sterling College vs McPherson College vs University of Sioux Falls vs Rogers State vs Several Opponents vs Bethel College vs Southwestern College vs Tabor College vs Sterling College vs Tabor College vs McPherson College vs. Several Opponents vs University of St.Mary vs McPherson College vs Southwestern College vs University of St.Mary vs University of St.Mary vs University of St.Mary

Date 11/10/07 01/10/08 12/06/07 11/10/07 12/01/07 12/06/07 12/06/07 11/29/07 12/01/07 11/02/07 11/20/07 02/16/08 01/21/08 11/02/07 11/16/07 01/10/08 02/02/08 02/23/08 01/16/08 02/23/08 02/28/08 02/14/08 01/21/08 02/02/08 02/14/08 02/14/08 02/14/08

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ALL-TIME MEN’S BASKETBALL RECORDS TEAM GAME RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME RECORDS

Highest Offensive Score ...................................................... 129 vs Union, 1990 Most Points Allowed ................................................ 134 vs Oral Roberts, 1989 Highest Combined Score ................................. 237 vs Tabor (116-121), 1978 Largest Margin of Victory ...................................................... 74 vs Union, 1988 Most Field Goals Made ............................................. 54 vs Friends Bible, 1984 Most Field Goals Attempted ................................. 108 vs Friends Bible, 1984 Highest FG Percentage .......... .667 (34/51) vs St. Mary of the Plains, 1986 Most 3-Point FG Made ........................................................ 18 vs Sterling, 2000 Highest 3-Point FG Percentage .......... .667 (10/15) vs Friends, 2/24/2003 Free Throws Made ................................ 39 vs Central Oklahoma State, 1955 vs Bethel, 1/13/2001 Highest FT Percentage ........................................ 100 (22/22) vs Bethel, 1965 Most Rebounds ..................................................................... 74 vs Bethany, 1982 Most Fouls ............................................................................... 37 vs Bethany, 1950 vs Peru State, 1997 Opponent Rebounds ............................. 63 vs Mid America Nazarene, 1973 Opponent Field Goals ........................ 55 vs Northeast Missouri State, 1979 Opponent Free Throws ................................................... 58 vs Peru State, 1997

Most Points ................................................ 44 - Larry Houdek vs Ottawa, 1957 Jim Rash vs McPherson, 1965 FG Made ......................... 19 - Gordon Roe vs Mid-America Nazarene, 1975 FG Pct. (10 Att.) .............................. 90.0% (9/10) Matt Meyer vs Tabor, 2001 90.0% (9/10) Brad Emme vs McPherson, 2002 FT Made ......................................................... 15 - Gary Cassell vs Phillips, 1955 Dan Boydston vs Graceland, 1970 Tim Melton vs Central Christian, 2003 FT Pct. (10 Att.) ................. 100% (12/12) - Bruce Johnson vs Friends, 1968 3-Point FG .............................................. 10 - Blake Turner vs Bunker Hill, 1999 Rebounds ........................ 26 - George Ibach vs St. Mary of the Plains, 1972 Assists ............................. 24 - Terrence Phox vs Bartlesville Wesleyan, 1988 Blocks .......................................... 9 - Brad Emme vs Saint Mary College, 2002

TEAM SEASON RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON RECORDS

Best Season Record ............................................................................... 28-4, 2007 Best Season Win Pct. .................................................................. .917 (22-2), 1950 Best KCAC Season Record ................................................................... 17-1, 2007 Best KCAC Record Win Pct. .................................................... 12-0 (1.000), 1950 Most Wins in a Season .............................................................................. 28, 2007 Most Points Scored in a Season ....................................................... 2,706, 2000 Most Points Allowed in a Season .................................................... 2,443, 2000 Fewest Points Allowed in a Season ................................................ 1,867, 2007 Highest Offensive Scoring Average .................................................. 90.8, 1976 Lowest Defensive Scoring Average .................................................. 58.3, 2007 Highest Defensive Scoring Average ................................................. 95.8, 1995 Most Consecutive Wins ............................................................................ 20, 1976 Most Consecutive Losses ......................................................................... 22, 1995 Least Wins in a Season .......................................................................... 1-23, 1995 Best KCAC Record ................................................................................... 17-1, 2007 Worst KCAC Record ................................................................................ 0-18, 2005 Most Consecutive KCAC Losses .......................... 31, Dec. 1971 to Feb. 1972

Total Points ..................................................................... 644 - Jason Gentz, 1996 Most Field Goals ..................................................... 249 - Dave McMullen, 1970 Most FG Attempts ........................................................ 526 - Jason Gentz, 1996 FG Percentage .................................... 78.5% (179/228) - Tracy Rietzke, 1976 Most 3-Point FG ............................................................ 108 - Blake Turner, 1999 Most 3-Point FG Attempts ......................................... 297 - Blake Turner, 2000 3-Point FG Percentage .......................... 47.2% (24/52) - Guy McIntire, 1995 47.2% (42/89) - Brad Larremore, 1989 Most Free Throws .......................................................... 169 - Tim Melton, 2004 Most Free Throw Attempts ....................................... 228 - John Edison, 1994 FT Percentage ............................................ 91.6% (76/83) - Gary Cassell, 1953 Most Consecutive Free Throws ...................................... 27 - Tim Teeter, 1973 Total Rebounds ................................................................. 378 - Tim Teeter, 1977 Assists ..................................................................... 237 - Tyler Christensen, 2000 Blocks .................................................................................... 97 - Brad Emme, 2002

INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS Varsity Game Appearances .................................. 112 - Shawn Ellis, 1995-98 Total Points Scored ............................................ 1,544 - Gary Cassell, 1951-55 Total FG Made .......................................................... 566 - Gary Cassell, 1951-55 Total FG Attempted ........................................... 1,270 - Gary Cassell, 1951-55 Total FG Percentage ........................................ 69.2% - Tracy Rietzke, 1973-76 3-Point FG Made ............................................... 215 - Blake Turner, 1999-2000 3-Point FG Attempted ..................................... 587 - Blake Turner, 1999-2000 3-Point FG Percentage ........................................ 43.8% - Billy Smith, 1987-88 Free Throws Made .................................................. 412 - Gary Cassell, 1951-55 Free Throws Att .................................................... 592 - Gerald Childs, 1958-62 Free Throw Percentage ............................... 85.3% - LaVerle Martin, 1964-66 Total Rebounds .................................................... 1,149 - Charles Fife, 1946-50 Assists ..................................................................... 605 - Terrence Phox, 1984-87

CLASS SCORING RECORDS FRESHMAN SCORING RECORDS Average ....................................................................... 17.3 - Charles Green, 1972 Total Points ................................................................. 330 - Charles Green, 1972

SOPHOMORE SCORING RECORDS Average ........................................................................... 19.9 - Larry Moore, 1971 Total Points .................................................................. 444, Nate Lindberg, 2005

JUNIOR SCORING RECORDS Average ......................................................................... 21.4 - Greg Watson, 1979 Total Points ............................................................... 591 - Anthony Smith, 2006

SENIOR SCORING RECORDS Average .................................................................... 25.1 - Dave McMullen, 1970 Total Points ..................................................................... 644 - Jason Gentz, 1966

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS TOP 5 MOST SEASON WINS

TOP 5 COACHING WINS

1) 28-4 ................................................................................ Tommy DeSalme, 2007 2) 25-9 ............................................................................................ Jerry Jones, 2000 3) 23-8 ..................................................................................... Gene Johnson, 1940 4) 22-2 ..................................................................................... Wally Forsberg, 1950 5) 21-4 ......................................................................................... Ken Cochran, 1970

1) 224 ...................................................................................... Jerry Jones, 17 years 2) 111 ..................................................................................... Ken Cochran, 7 years 3) 109 ...................................................................................... A.B. Mackie, 17 years 4) 85 ..................................................................................... Gene Johnson, 5 years 5) 76 ............................................................................. Daffin Backstrom, 10 years

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CHEER AND DANCE ROSTERS AND COACHING STAFF CHEER ROSTER

NAME Madison Cox Taylor Gilliland Heather Haynes Ashley Kindlesparger Kaitlyn McCullick Whitney Radke Christine Thompson Kelsi Wetzel

DANCE ROSTER

NAME Taylor Garretson Amanda Hopkins Danielle Johanson Ashley Jones Vicki Kennedy Brittney Ludwisiak Miranda Lytle Dara McLaughlin Jericho Parker Hannah Rivers Jami Rueckert Chanelle Sheets Dana Stadel Madeline Stansberry

YEAR So. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr.

HOMETOWN Salina, Kan. Las Vegas, Nev. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Bennington, Kan. Junction City, Kan. Mart, Texas

YEAR Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

HOMETOWN Salina, Kan. Almena, Kan. Santa Clarita, Calif. Salina, Kan. Chanute, Kan. Itasca, Ill. Abilene, Kan. Abilene, Kan. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Beloit, Kan. Junction City, Kan. Wamego, Kan. Salina, Kan.

JENNY NEAL HEAD CHEER AND DANCE COACH

SHARON CALLAWAY ASSISTANT CHEER AND DANCE COACH

Jenny Neal begins her third year as Cheer eer and Dance Coach at Kansas Wesleyan.

Sharon Callaway is now in her third year as assistant Cheer and Dance coach at Kansas Wesleyan sleyan University.

Neal is also the softball coach at KWU, being eing named to the position in summer 2007. g. In Neal’s experience in dance are far reaching. 1999-2000, she was the head dance team coach at Sacred Heart High School in Salina. While in college, Neal was the team captain of the Bethany College Blue and Gold Dance Team. After leaving Bethany in 2000, Neal moved on to Fort Hays State University, completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, while playing softball for the Tigers. She also spent one season as Student Assistant coach. Also during her college days, she taught dance with M & J Dance Academy in Salina.

She is the head cheerleading coach, overseeing ing the duties of coordinating the cheerleading ng program for the Coyotes. Before Kansas Wesleyan, Callaway spent five years as cheerleading coach at Salina South High School. A native of Salina, and Moreno Valley, Calif., Callaway graduated from Salina South in 1998, and has attended Fort Hays State University, Barton County Community College and Kansas State-Salina.

She is the daughter of Bob & Michelle Dolan of Salina, Susan & Dennis Neal is working toward her MBA with emphasis in Sports Management Houk of California. from Kansas Wesleyan. She lives in Salina with her husband Kyle, an alumni of KWU, and her three“I am glad to be part of the Kansas Wesleyan Athletic Department,” Neal year-old son Kayson Graham. said. “My intentions are to build the program back to a strong, competitive level.” Coach Neal got married in Summer 2008 to KWU Director of Resident Life Louis Neal.

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Madison Cox So. Salina, Kan.

Taylor Gilliland Fr. Las Vegas, Nev.

Heather Haynes Jr. Salina, Kan.

Whitney Radke So. Bennington, Kan.

Christine Thompson Sr. Junction City, Kan.

Kelsi Wetzel Fr. Mart, Texas

Ashley Kindlesparger So. Salina, Kan.

Kaitlyn McCullick Fr. Salina, Kan.

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Taylor Garretson Jr. Salina, Kan.

Amanda Hopkins Fr. Almena, Kan.

Danielle Johanson Sr. Santa Clarita, Calif.

Ashley Jones Sr. Salina, Kan.

Vicki Kennedy Sr. Chanute, Kan.

Brittney Ludwisiak Jr. Itasca, Ill.

Miranda Lytle So. Abilene, Kan.

Dara McLaughlin Sr. Abilene, Kan.

Jericho Parker Jr. Salina, Kan.

Hannah Rivers So. Salina, Kan.

Jami Rueckert Sr. Beloit, Kan.

Chanelle Sheets Sr. Junction City, Kan.

Dana Stadel Jr. Wamego, Kan.

Madeline Stansberry Sr. Salina, Kan.

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THE MIGHTY COYOTE PEP BAND NAME

Rachel Augustine Ken Baxa Joseph Bernhardt Aaron Breault Randoulph Castor Barbara Draftz Stuart Eshleman Kati Falk Meriah Forbes Sara Goetz Marissa Haas Aine Hakamatsuka Marisa Hemmy Jeremy Herbic Carlie Krager Courtney Meyer Paul Minneman Jenna Penquite Sami Philbrick Rachael Powell Emily Remus Lacey Ridder Matthew Schwan Steve Sommerville David Stoppel Carolyn Strohmeyer Joshua Tackett Michael Tate Suzanne Veal Michelle Vought Maggie Waters Josh Watson-Drennen Kayla Welch Alex Wyatt Cassie Zeigler

YEAR Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So.

HOMETOWN Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Assaria, Kan. Ellsworth, Kan. Atchison, Kan. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Hutchinson, Kan. Hill City, Kan. Salina, Kan. Japan Solomon, Kan. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Solomon, Kan. Geneseo, Kan. Goodland, Kan. Solomon, Kan. Castroville, Texas Goodland, Kan. Salina, Kan. Belleville, Kan. Sublette, Kan. Lyons, Kan. Kanopolis, Kan. Leavenworth, Kan. Solomon, Kan. Enterprise, Kan. Fowler, Kan. Lyons, Kan. Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Bennington, Kan.

DIRECTOR OF BANDS WILLIAM McMOSLEY Professor William McMosley begins his tenth year as the Director of Bands at Kansas Wesleyan University. Since his arrival in 1999, the “Mighty Coyote Pep Band” has ascended to the top of the pep band ranks in the Kansas Conference. Nicknamed “Maestro Mad Mac” by former Athletic Director and Basketball Coach Jerry Jones, McMosley and his talented group of musicians can be found at all home football games, and most home basketball games jazzing up the crowd as the Coyotes fight to victory. McMosley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Adams State College in 1969, and also received his Master of Arts degree from Adams State in 1971. While at Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City in 1989, McMosley was awarded the 1989 Outstanding Teacher Award from Sears Roebuck Company. McMosley continues to be active across the country, making appearances as a clinician, and as a guest conductor for orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands, and marching bands. He is also the Director of the Salina Municipal Band.

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Rachel Augustine Salina, Kan.

Ken Baxa Salina, Kan.

Joseph Bernhardt Salina, Kan.

Aaron Breault Assaria, Kan.

Randoulph Castor Ellsworth, Kan.

Barbara Draftz Atchison, Kan.

Stuart Eshleman Salina, Kan.

Kati Falk Salina, Kan.

Meriah Forbes Hutchinson, Kan.

Sara Goetz Hill City, Kan.

Marissa Haas Salina, Kan.

Aine Hakamatsuka Japan

Marisa Hemmy Solomon, Kan.

Jeremy Herbic Salina, Kan.

Carlie Krager Salina, Kan.

Courtney Meyer Salina, Kan.

Paul Minneman Solomon, Kan.

Jenna Penquite Geneseo, Kan.

Sami Philbrick Goodland, Kan.

Rachael Powell Solomon, Kan.


Emily Remus Castroville, Texas

Lacey Ridder Goodland, Kan.

Matthew Schwan Salina, Kan.

Steve Sommerville Belleville, Kan.

David Stoppel Sublette, Kan.

Carolyn Strohmeyer Lyons, Kan.

Joshua Tackett Kanopolis, Kan.

Michael Tate Leavenworth, Kan.

Suzanne Veal Solomon, Kan.

Michelle Vought Enterprise, Kan.

Maggie Waters Fowler, Kan.

Josh Watson-Drennen Lyons, Kan.

Kayla Welch Salina, Kan.

Alex Wyatt Salina, Kan.

Cassie Zeigler Bennington, Kan.

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THE KANSAS COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (KCAC) The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, commonly called “The Kansas Conference,” is a prominent intercollegiate athletics conference comprised of ten outstanding independent or private institutions of higher education in the state. The origins of the KCAC are traced to February 15, 1890, when the Kansas Intercollegiate Athletic Association became the result of the first successful attempt at organization among Kansas colleges, “to promote and regulate amateur intercollegiate athletics.” At that time the association or conference included not only private universities and colleges but also Kansas Agriculture College (now KSU), Kansas University, and Washburn University. Football seems to have been the major sponsored sport, and Baker University won the championship for the first three or four years. In about 1902 this early association became allied with the Kansas College Athletic Conference, a group which was the first to adopt a definite set of rules and regulations. It also promoted an annual track and field meet which has continued yearly since, except for World War years. Basketball has been sponsored since 1904. Football was revived in 1907. Tennis began as early as 1912. Golf was added in 1923. By this time the name of the conference had been altered to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference; it had grown to 17 college members and two allied members: Baker, Bethany, Bethel, College of Emporia, Fairmount (now WSU), Friends, Kansas Wesleyan, KSTC of Emporia (now ESU), KSTC of Hays (now FHSU), KSTC of Pittsburg (now PSU), McPherson, Ottawa, St.Benedict’s (now Benedictine), St.Mary’s, Sterling (formerly Cooper), Southwestern, and Washburn, and with St.John’s and Kansas City University (Kansas) as allied members. Kansas University and Kansas Aggies had dropped out earlier to join other conferences. In 1923 the College of Emporia, KSTC of Emporia, KSTC of Hays, KSTC of Pittsburg, Wichita (formerly Fairmount), Southwestern, and Washburn withdrew to form the Central Conference. The present legal entity comes from a reorganization of the conference when the predecessor Kansas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference formally disbanded on December 1, 1928, and a new conference was formed which again was called the Kansas College Athletic Conference. The members were Baker, Bethany, Kansas Wesleyan, McPherson, Ottawa, and St.Mary’s colleges. At that time sportswriters quickly gave the KCAC league a nickname: the “Little Six,” in contrast to the Big Six (which became Big Eight, now Big 12) which also was organized in 1928. St.Mary’s College was discontinued in 1931. The College of Emporia returned to the fold in 1933, and Bethel was readmitted in 1939. Friends, a former member of the KIAC, was admitted in 1953. Sterling and Southwestern were approved for membership in 1958. In 1968 Tabor College and St. Mary of the Plains College were admitted to make twelve members in the conference, and the conference was organized into Southern and Northern divisions until 1970 — when Baker, College of Emporia, and Ottawa withdrew to join two separate Missouri-based conferences. In the mid-1970s the formal name was changed again to Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. In 1975 women’s intercollegiate athletics were incorporated into programs of the KCAC. Ottawa was readmitted in 1981, bringing the conference membership to 10. In 1992 St.Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City left the conference and eventually closed. In 1999, Saint Mary College (now University of Saint Mary) joined to return the KCAC membership to ten institutions. The “Kansas Conference” (KCAC) continues to be an all-Kansas conference. The KCAC is an affiliated conference of the National Association of intercollegiate Athletics with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.. Today the KCAC sponsors conference intercollegiate athletics in football, volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s indoor track and field, women’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, baseball, softball, golf, women’s tennis, men’s tennis. The KCAC is a widely respected conference which governs intercollegiate athletics in cooperation with the NAIA.

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THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (NAIA) “The first general session of the `Organizing Convention’ of the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (NAIB) was held in the Phillips Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri, at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 10, 1940.” But the seed from which the NAIB sprouted was planted two blocks away at Municipal Auditorium. It was there in 1937 that a men’s basketball tournament tipped off which has become the longest continuous national collegiate tournament in any sport. The tournament was the brainchild of Emil S. Liston, Dr. James Naismith, Frank Cramer, and a group of Kansas City business leaders who wanted to provide Kansas City-area fans with exciting amateur competition and to provide a framework for small colleges and universities to determine a national basketball champion. In 1948, the NAIB affirmed its commitment to equality by becoming the first national organization to offer intercollegiate postseason opportunities to black student-athletes. Unprecedented action was taken in 1953 when historically black institutions were voted into membership. One year previous to the inclusion of historically black institutions, another form of expansion occurred. In 1952, as a result of the expressed desires of the member institutions, appropriate steps were taken by which the NAIB was transformed into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the first all-encompassing set of rules and standards was adopted. Recommendations to take this important action were made by the National Executive Committee at the annual meeting after determining the move was desirable and feasible. The recommendation was later approved by a mail vote of the entire membership. With the Association’s new name came the addition of national championships in golf, tennis and outdoor track and field. Football, cross country, baseball and swimming and diving were added to the championships calendar in 1956. Wrestling (1958), soccer (1959), bowling (1962-78), gymnastics (1964-84), indoor track and field (1966) and men’s volleyball (1969-80) were later additions. Two major changes were made during the 1970s. An extensive study was completed in 1970 which paved the way for two divisions of football. Four teams qualified for the playoffs in each division at the outset and, later, 16 teams were selected for postseason play. In 1997, football was consolidated to one division again as the Football Coaches Association cited a narrowing gap between enrollment size and philosophy of the two divisions. As the NAIA moved into its second half-century in the 1980s, it revolutionized national collegiate athletics with the establishment of athletics programs for women on August 1, 1980. Official notice on that date followed a mail vote by the membership on May 1 that supported becoming the first organization to offer collegiate athletics to both men and women. The championship calendar for women began that year with basketball, cross country, gymnastics, indoor and outdoor track and field, softball, tennis and volleyball. Soccer was added in 1984, and golf was included in 1995. Gymnastics was discontinued after the 1988 championship. Another important chapter in the history of the NAIA unfolded in 1992 when the Association voted to move its headquarters from Kansas City to Tulsa. Moving with the national office was the Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship which had been held in Kansas City for 56 years. In 1993, the waves of change once again washed over the Association. The membership voted to discontinue the use of district play as a means of qualification for national championships, marking the first time since the NAIA’s creation that district competition would not be used. In 1999, the NAIA restructured to include 14 regions to better serve its membership. Each region is governed by a regional management committee comprised of various conference and independent representatives. In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character-building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five tenets: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship. This program will educate and create awareness of the positive characterbuilding traits afforded by sports and return integrity to competition at the collegiate and youth levels while impacting all of society. Everything has come full circle. The NAIA relocated its National Office in July of 2001 to Olathe, Kansas, just miles from Gardner where the idea for the small-college basketball tournament gave rise to the NAIA. Now, nearly 65 years after that initial tournament, the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship is returning to Municipal Auditorium, the arena that was home to so many memories from 1927-74. In Summer 2007, the NAIA relocated its National Office to downtown Kansas City, Mo. The NAIA has 50,000 student-athletes participating at nearly 300 member colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. Divided into 14 regions, the NAIA offers 23 championships in 13 sports. Since 1937, the NAIA has continued a long tradition of pushing the envelope and making a positive difference in the lives of students, coaches and parents. The Champions of Character program is the latest cuttingedge addition to the NAIA’s proud history of innovation. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator are committed to the true spirit of competition through the five core values: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF MATTHEW WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC PROGRAMS Matthew Williams begins his fourth season as Director of Athletic Programs at Kansas Wesleyan. In three years under WIlliams, the Coyotes have risen to the top the KCAC ranks, finishing with a conference best 87-32 (.731) record in regular season KCAC play and a KCAC best 151-86-1 (.689) overall record in 2006-07, and last season Wesleyan continued its dominence of the KCAC, finishing the year with a KCAC best 146-87-3 (.627) overall record, including an 87-33-1 (.725) mark in KCAC play. Williams, a member of the KWU family since 1999, came to KWU after three years as Athletic Trainer at West Hills Community College in Coalinga, Calif. He took over the Athletic Training program at KWU, and transformed it from an internship program into a full-fledged academic major, and into the KCAC’s first nationally accredited Athletic Training Education Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. He also has been an integral part of the development of KWU’s Master of Business Administration Degree with emphasis in Sports Management and most recently the undergraduate Sports Management degree.Before taking the reigns of the KWU Athletic Department, Williams spent two seasons as the Associate Athletic Director at KWU, in charge of Game Day Operations for all Coyote athletic events. Williams has a Doctor of Sports Management degree with emphasis in Sports Marketing from the United States Sports Academy, a Master of Business Administration degree from Kansas Wesleyan University, a Master of Science Degree in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Boise State University. He resides in Salina with his wife, Tonda, and daughter, Victoria.

HEAD COACHES

Cross Country / Track & Field

Jeff Barker

Dave Dallas Football

Mike Davert Men’s Basketball

Dave Dawson Baseball

Mike Dibbini Men’s & Women’s Soccer

Rick Mischka Volleyball

Brent Mooney Men’s & Women’s Tennis

Jenny Neal Softball / Cheer & Dance

Gordon Reimer Women’s Basketball

Ryan Showman Men’s & Women’s Golf

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY Director of Athletic Programs ....................... Matthew Williams ...............3194 Sports Information Director ......................... David Toelle ...........................3146 Administrative Assistant ................................. Patty Colahan........................3100 Faculty Athletic Representative ................... Joyce Kelley ...........................2220 Head Athletic Trainer........................................ Chad Shriver ..........................3192

COACHING STAFF Baseball ................................................................ David Dawson ......................3124 Men’s Basketball................................................. Mike Davert ...........................3134 Women’s Basketball .......................................... Gordon Reimer .....................3120

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Cheer and Dance ............................................... Jenny Neal..............................3148 Cross Country / Track and Field .................... Jeff Barker...............................1166 Football ................................................................. Dave Dallas ............................3172 Golf ......................................................................... Ryan Showman ....................2134 Men’s and Women’s Soccer ............................ Mike Dibbini ..........................2111 Softball .................................................................. Jenny Neal..............................3148 Men’s and Women’s Tennis............................. Brent Mooney .......................3130 Volleyball .............................................................. Rick Mischka .........................3122

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DAVID TOELLE SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR

accountant for Arthur Young and Company in ERIC GILLBERG Kansas City, Missouri. Kelley taught at Kansas ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER State University, the University of Nebraska, and Marymount College before coming to Kansas David Toelle begins his Eric Gillberg is in his third year Wesleyan. eighth year as Sports as Athletic Trainer at Kansas Information Director at Wesleyan University. She resides in Salina with her husband Dan. Kansas Wesleyan. He They have two sons, Justin and Jeff. is also the University’s Gillberg came to KWU Webmaster. last year after spending PATTY COLAHAN two years as Graduate His responsibilities Assistant Athletic Trainer at ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT as SID include Bethel College in North design of media Newton. Patty Colahan begins gins her guides and game first year as Administrative trative day programs, Gillberg completed Assistant for the KWU keeping a complete his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training Athletic Department. t. statistical and historical record of Coyote and Movement Science from Texas Christian athletics, press box and table management at University in 2004. He then completed his Master Colahan previously usly football and basketball games, writing press of Education degree in Sports Administration at served as Campus Visit releases, and updating the Athletic Department Coordinator for the Wichita State University in 2006. website. KWU Admissions Gillberg, a Salina native, is a 2000 graduate of Department before He came to Kansas Wesleyan in the Fall of 1996, moving over to Salina Central High School. He, his wife Regina, and graduated from Wesleyan in 2001 with a Athletics. and daughter Raeann reside in Salina. bachelors’ degree in Computer Information Systems. He also just completed a second She is a native of Salina, and a graduate of Salina bachelor’s degree in Sports Management in May, South High School, but has also lived in eight and is working on a master’s certificate in Sports other states. TRACEE COLE Management. Patty and her husband Dan live in Salina. Patty ATHLETIC TRAINING INTERN Toelle also is involved in the community, has one son, KC, and a stepdaughter Hollie and Tracee Cole begins ns her especially during the basketball season, when a stepson Patrick. first season with Kansas ansas he donates his time at the Salina Bicentennial Wesleyan Universityy as Center doing basketball statistics for the the Athletic Training ning basketball tournaments held there in March. Intern. He was also involved with the Kansas Cagerz, a USBL Professional Basketball team while it was in CHAD SHRIVER Cole comes to Kansas Salina. In addition to his duties at KWU, this will be HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER Wesleyan after er his fourth year as KCAC Conference Statistician, recently graduating where he is responsible for compiling and Chad Shriver begins his from Kansas State distributing the weekly statistics for the KCAC in seventh year as Athletic University in football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball Trainer at Kansas Wesleyan Manhattan with a and softball. University. bachelor degree in Athletic Training. He resides in Salina with his wife, Jennifer, and Before coming to Kansas son, Trae. Wesleyan, Chad Cole is a native of Bennington, where she received his graduated from Bennington High School in JOYCE KELLEY Bachelor of 2003, before attending Kansas State. FACULTY ATHLETIC REP Science degree in Physical Education While at KSU, Cole was a student trainer for Joyce Kelley begins her with Emphasis in several different sports for the Wildcats. tenth year as Faculty Sports Medicine Athletics Representative from Charleston Southern University (S.C.) in at Kansas Wesleyan 1999, and his Master of Liberal Arts degree University. Kelley, also from Southern Methodist University (Texas) in Associate Professor 2002. Shriver did his Graduate Assistantship at in Accounting, came Southern Methodist from 2000-2002. to Kansas Wesleyan in 1998. Chad is a native of the Salina area, as he attended Ell-Saline High School, graduating in 1995. Kelley earned her Bachelor He resides in Salina with his wife Mollie, son of Science in Gage and daughter Maddison. Accounting degree from Kansas State University in 1975 and her M.B.A. in Accounting from KSU in 1977. After college, Joyce worked as a staff

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KANSAS WESLEYAN ATHLETIC FACILITIES The new KWU STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER opens this fall, giving Kansas Wesleyan one of the finest small college athletic facilities in the state. It features a new performance gymnasium, the Mabee Arena, directly adjacent to the existing Muir Gymnasium that will seat nearly 1,500, a new student center, the Hauptli Student Center, with concession stands and gathering areas, new coaches offices, new athletic training rooms, the Everett Morgan Strength Training Center which features new fitness center and weight room facilities, revamped locker room space, new classrooms and several other amenities. The goal of the SAC is to bring several student services that are spread out around campus into one centralized location, giving the campus a stronger sense of community within itself.

New scoreboard in Mabee Arena from Daktronics The new fitness center features all-new equipment from Life Fitness, including circuit training stations, new exercise bikes and new treadmills. People working out in the fitness center will be able to watch their favorite shows while working out on the flat-panel televisions that will be spread around the room

Mabee Arena features a new maple wood floor, six retractable basketball goals, a retractable performance volleyball net system and a 24-foot Coyote logo at center court. Mabee Arena will seat approximately 1,500 people.

The new weight room features all new equipment for student-athlete use from Hammer Strength

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KANSAS WESLEYAN ATHLETIC FACILITIES MUIR GYMNASIUM will be the home to Kansas Wesleyan Volleyball for part of the 2008 season and was the former home of Kansas Wesleyan Basketball through last season. Opened in 1981, Muir is the last new facility to be constructed on the KWU Campus prior to the start of the construction of the new Student Activities Center. Muir Gym features a capacity of nearly 800 and provides a high quality small college atmosphere for all athletic contests.

GENE BISSELL FIELD AT MARTIN STADIUM will be the site of all JV Football games in 2008. Sacred Heart High School also plays its football games at Martin Stadium. The stadium complex, built in the early 1940s as a Public Works project, is the oldest athletic facility in use by the Coyotes today. Over the years, Martin Stadium has been the site of many classic Kansas Wesleyan football games, and it hosted the 2000 American Family Insurance Charity Bowl between the Coyotes and arch-rival Bethany College. The field at Martin Stadium is named Bissell Field in honor of Gene Bissell. “Mr. Wesleyan” coached Coyote football for 26 years and served the athletic department in various capacities, including athletic director until his retirement in the early 1980s. Bissell is KWU’s all-time wins leader in football with 116 career victories.

The BRADLEY TENNIS COURTS are located just to the north of the Martin Stadium Fieldhouse on the corner of Osborne and Claflin Avenues. They are the home to KWU Tennis. The courts were recently resurfaced and the whole area underwent an updating process.

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KANSAS WESLEYAN ATHLETIC FACILITIES SALINA STADIUM is the home for Kansas Wesleyan Football and Soccer matches this year. The stadium seats nearly 7,000 and is complete with newly installed synthetic turf, a new scoreboard in 2007, an accommodating press box, adjacent parking, locker facilities, and more.

DEAN EVANS STADIUM is Salina’s premier baseball facility and is the home field for Kansas Wesleyan Baseball. Dean Evans features a covered stadium with seating for 800 and adjacent practice fields.

BILL BURKE PARK SOFTBALL COMPLEX is home to Kansas Wesleyan Softball. The park features five soccer fields and seven lighted fields. The park also features walking/biking trails, fishing and picnic areas.

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Kansas Wesleyan Basketball Guide 2008-09