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Department of Athletics

Basketball 2011-2012

Fight Song Hail Loras Varsity Cheer them along the way, Onward to victory, We will win this game today. Let’s hear a cheer for the Varsity, Long may they reign supreme, Shout till the echoes ring, For the glory of our team! BE MORE. BE LORAS.

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Welcome to Loras College!

Athletic and Wellness Center

Dear Duhawk Fans,

Welcome to the Loras College Athletic Department and the Loras College 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Media Guide. The entire Loras community is thrilled that you are experiencing Loras College and “Duhawk Nation.” We hope you are able to visit Dubuque, Iowa, so you can experience our historic, beautiful and state-of-the-art facilities firsthand. Please always know that whether you visit for the first time or are able to see us regularly, you are welcomed by our athletic department, faculty and staff and, most importantly, our student body. The Loras College Athletic Department is constantly striving to extend the classroom for all of our student-athletes. Teachable moments occur for our coaches and studentathletes literally hundreds of times a day at practice and games. Traits like strength of character, sportsmanship, a solid work ethic and teamwork are taught and reinforced to produce Loras College alumni who will serve the world with integrity! As members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, another department goal is to compete at the highest level in all athletic venues. Our coaches are recruiting not only young men and women of character, but also athletically gifted and talented young people. It is my belief that you will see well-rounded student-athletes who demonstrate both integrity and athletic prowess as Duhawks. In the end, we hope you, like thousands before you, enjoy and experience the tradition and engaging personalities that make us all Duhawks. Thanks for your time and as always…Go Duhawks! Bob Quinn (’86) Director of Athletics

Loras College | 1450 Alta Vista Street | Dubuque, IA 52001 | 800-245-6727 | LORAS.EDU

The construction of the 74,189 square-foot athletic and wellness facility began in June 2006 and opened in November 2007. This newest structural addition to our campus includes: — A basketball/volleyball arena with maximum traditional seating for 1,732 spectators. The same venue for concerts/speakers provides seating capacity between 2,289 and 2,913. — A two-level fitness center overlooking lower campus provides 9,500 square-feet of strength and conditioning and cardiovascular space. — The locker room facilities support Loras students, visitors and comprehensive student-athlete needs. In addition, there are coaches’ offices, a concessions/ retail area, hospitality area, an athletic training room and storage.


Loras College Men’s Basketball Table of Contents

This Is Loras College......................................... 2 Loras College Campus...................................... 4 Campus Map..................................................... 5 Team Duhawk.................................................... 6 Athletic Support Staff......................................... 7 IIAC Conference................................................ 8 Men’s Basketball Philosophy............................. 9 Head Coach..................................................... 10 Coaching Staff..................................................11 Varsity Roster ................................................. 12 Junior Varsity Roster....................................... 14 Season Photos................................................ 16 Varsity and JV Schedules................................ 17 Season Preview............................................... 18 Service Work................................................... 19 Season Records.............................................. 20 Career Records............................................... 24 1,000 Point Club.............................................. 26 Season Photos................................................ 27 All-Time Coaching Records............................. 28

Loras Quick Facts

Location..................... Dubuque, IA (pop. 60,000) Enrollment.................................................. 1,591 Nickname...............................................Duhawks Colors........................................ Purple and Gold Affiliation.........NCAA III, Iowa Conference (IIAC) Arena..................... Athletic and Wellness Center President...................................James E. Collins Athletics Director................................Bob Quinn Associate Athletics Director...... Denise Udelhofen Athletics Phone............................(563) 588-7112 Athletics Fax................................(563) 557-4087 Head Coach..................................... Greg Gorton Coach’s Phone............................(563) 588-7738 SID...................................................Jon Denham SID Phone...................................(563) 588-7407 SID E-mail...................... jon.denham@loras.edu SID Fax........................................(563) 588-7983 Web Site..........................................LORAS.EDU Head Athletic Trainer....................... Chris Kamm Head Strength & Conditioning...... Joshua Edwards Equipment Manager..........................Jeff Kilburg This book was written and designed by the Loras College Office of Sports Information, Jon Denham, director; and Helen Kennedy, Loras College Marketing Department. Cover designed by Mary Kay Mueller, Loras College Marketing Department. Photos courtesy of A2Z Sports Photography and the Loras College Sports Information Office.

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This is Loras College Loras has a long-standing history of athletic success—athletes and fans are proud to be Duhawks! Loras offers 21 varsity sports – 11 for men and 10 for women. As an NCAA Division III school, Loras participates in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Student-athletes are widely successful: hundreds have been AllConference, All-American, All-Academic, Conference and National champion athletes. At Loras student-athletes are students first. Coaches go the extra mile to make sure students are athletically and academically successful. Football has been an important part of these athletes’ lives. Their academic and athletic experiences at Loras will help them to be winners for a lifetime.

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Loras College Highlights • At Loras, students choose from more than 40 majors and 13 pre-professional areas of study. As a liberal arts college, regardless of the major, students are exposed to a variety of subjects providing a well-rounded education. • Loras is ranked 13th among 371 Midwest baccalaureate colleges and universities in the 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. In 2010, approximately 1,200 Loras students engaged in 40,000 hours of community service, earning the College its fourth straight year of recognition for being named to the President’s higher Education Community Service honor Roll (the last two years with distinction). Loras’ affordability is further underscored by our continued inclusion in the 2010 Barron’s Best Buys in Education, 10th edition, which recognizes only 240 colleges for affordability. Over 90% of our students studied abroad, participated in service trips or service learning, and worked internships in the 2010-2011 academic year. In 2011, The Corporation for National and Community Service again honored Loras College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. This is the second consecutive year Loras College received this award with Distinction. Loras College ranked in the top 20 of Baccalaureate Colleges in the 2010 Washington Monthly College Rankings. This recognition is achieved based on a variety of criteria but primarily for Loras students’ exemplary community service. Loras College has a more than 92% graduate placement rate. Within six months of graduation students are employed or enrolled in graduate school.

Established in 1839, Loras College is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith and the liberal arts tradition. Nestled high atop the majestic bluffs of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, Loras College overlooks the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Roughly a three-hour drive from the larger cities of Chicago, Des Moines and Milwaukee, opportunities for social, athletic and cultural events abound on campus, in Dubuque and beyond. Our Mission Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers, and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social, and religious roles.

South Dakota

Minneapolis St.Paul

Wisconsin

Minnesota

LaCrosse Milwaukee Madison Cedar Falls

Loras is within reasonable driving distance from nearly every Midwest metropolitan area.

Sioux City

Nebraska

DUBUQUE

Iowa

Rockford

Cedar Rapids

Chicago

Des Moines

Omaha

Peoria

Illinois

Contact the Admissions Office at 563.588.7236, 800.245.6727 or admissions@loras.

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Kansas

Kansas City

Gary

Quad Cities

Indiana Indianapolis

Missouri St. Louis

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This is Loras College Enrollment 1,558 Students 1,471 Full-time

PROFILE 50.4% Male 49.4% Female

Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12 to 1 Average Class Size 16 Students Student Profile 43.0% Iowa Students 41.0% Illinois Students 6.7% Wisconsin Students 3.9% International & Multicultural Students Faculty 111 Full-time Faculty 31 Part-time Faculty 91% Hold highest degree in their field Academic Calendar Fall and Spring Semesters January-Term and Summer Sessions

Academic Majors, Minors and Pre-Professional Advising Areas Accounting Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Biological Research Business Chemistry Computing & Information Technology Management Science Criminal Justice Economics

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Interpretation Applied Physics Art

Chiropractic Dentistry Law Medicine

Undergraduate Majors Elementary Education K-6 Music Engineering Philosophy English Physical Education Literature Politics Creative Writing Psychology Finance Public Relations History Religious Studies Integrated Visual Arts Secondary Education International Studies Licensure: Management Biology Marketing Chemistry Mathematics English Media Studies (TV/Radio) History

Mathematics Music K-12 Physical Education K-12 Physics Social Sciences Spanish Social Work Sociology Spanish Sport Management Sport Science

Minors [distinct from above categories] Catholic Studies Iowa Coaching Gender Studies Irish Studies Greek and Roman Studies Journalism

Liturgical Music Publishing Theatre

Pre-Professional Mortuary Science Nursing Occupational Therapy

Physician’s Assistant Podiatry Veterinary Medicine

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Hello From TEAM DUHAWK! We are embarking on a new academic and athletic year at Loras College. As Denise Udelhofen and I begin our third year of our administration of Duhawk Athletics, our goals remain the same. We want to teach our student-athletes to be great citizens and people through their involvement in athletics. We, also, always strive to compete at the highest level in the Iowa Conference and in the NCAA. While our season and year are new, our goals remain the same. Denise and I have worked extremely hard to rebrand what was once called the Duhawk Club. The Duhawk Club worked to financially benefit the entire department. In reorganizing this booster club, our discussions revolved around how we could move forward by garnering more support for our student-athletes and, at the same time, provide more benefits for our members. The true greatness of Loras College revolves around the people who make up this proud institution both past and present. We want to take advantage of these Duhawk relationships for our members. Our goal is to be more accessible, visible and provide more opportunity for members to celebrate and connect to Loras College Athletics. Denise, our coaching staff and I will be on the road to see and celebrate the Duhawks with our members. Consequently, we hope more alumni and friends of Loras College participate in this new program. We also hope that TEAM DUHAWK serves its members at a more beneficial level. Please consider becoming a member of TEAM DUHAWK! Serve the Duhawks, Support the Duhawks and Socialize with the Duhawks! As Always…GO Duhawks!

Bob Quinn (’86) Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bob.quinn@loras.edu (563) 588-7736

Denise Udelhofen (’90) Associate Athletic Director Denise.udelhofen@loras.edu (563) 588-7742

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Athletic Support Staff

Bob Quinn

Denise Udelhofen

Director of Athletics

Associate Director of Athletics

Jon Denham

Chris Kamm

Director of Sports Information

Head Athletic Trainer

Jeff Kilburg

Joshua Edwards

Equipment Manager

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IIAC Conference

222 Third Street SE, Suite 423 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Phone: (319) 366-4845 Fax: (319) 366-4911 www.iowaconference.com

Chuck Yrigoyen IIAC Commissioner

Founded in 1923 and recognized as one of the top NCAA III leagues in the nation, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference consists of nine private, liberal arts institutions. The IIAC sponsors 15 intercollegiate championships in men’s and women’s sports. The IIAC has proven to be one of the nation’s most dominant conferences, annually having many of its teams finish highly at the NCAA III national level.

IIAC MISSION STATEMENT

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) consists of independent, regionally accredited, residential four-year, liberal arts colleges that share common academic philosophies and goals and that place primary emphasis on the academic progress of students. To that end the athletic programs of IIAC member institutions facilitate the intellectual, spiritual and physical development of all students, whether as participants or spectators. Members of the IIAC place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience of our student-athletes and their successful completion of it. Therefore, the member colleges seek to provide an environment in which athletic activities are conducted as an integral part of our student-athletes’ educational experience. In that vein, intercollegiate competition is provided by the IIAC to develop participants’ skills in selfdiscipline, teamwork, fair play, sportsmanship and ethical conduct; it is not provided primarily to serve the entertainment needs of spectators nor the talent needs of professional sports teams. Student-athletes in the IIAC should experience growth of physical and mental skills as well as an appreciation for the rewards of adequate preparation and superior performance. They also should learn to work and play with others who are unlike themselves but who are talented and productive persons. They also should experience the pride of representing an organization, not just themselves, and the responsibility of proper conduct that comes with it. But primarily, they should have the opportunity to excel in their academic work as well as in their athletic endeavors; competitive events and practice sessions will be scheduled to minimize the potential conflict between academic and athletic excellence. In sum, athletic competition in the IIAC serves to encourage our students to participate in activities beyond the classroom, to enhance skills helpful to career success, and to assist them in their general development as human beings. Loras College Men’s Basketball

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Men’s Basketball Philosophy Why would someone want to be part of the Men’s Basketball team at Loras College? • Balance – We preach balance in your life. For a student-athlete who has achieved great things, this is a school that will cater to your ability to balance many different activities well. We have been recognized as a school of distinction from US News and World Report and are ranked in the top 20 out of 371 Midwest colleges for academic excellence. Nothing is more important to us than your success in the classroom. • Relationship to Coaches – We consider this to be our ultimate strength. The only way we help to affect your future is by getting to know you so well that we understand how to motivate you personally. We want you to feel comfortable coming to speak to us about anything. We are uniquely willing to show you how important that is to us by giving you the cell numbers of all the players in our program. I want you to ask them how much we care about each of them personally. It is very important to us that we influence you personally to set a great purpose and to achieve more than you thought possible. • Undecided Direction – Many students who enroll in college are undecided on a major. Loras thrives in the area of helping a young person determine which direction he or she wants to go academically and completing it in four years. We, as coaches, find true meaning in helping you find something that drives you as passionately as basketball. • State of the Art Arena – Just over two years ago, through privately raised money, Loras constructed the Athletics and Wellness Center. This Arena serves as a symbol of both the importance of athletics at Loras College and the value of the education you receive as a member of our basketball program. There are no boundaries to your development as an athlete with state of the art facilities at Loras College. This attitude permeates throughout our campus and is a great example of the great balance we hope to achieve with every participant. • Serving the Community – Our team takes very seriously the importance of giving our time and resources to building a better community. Loras College was again admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in 2011 for its strong institutional commitment to service and compelling campus-community partnerships that produce measurable results for the community. Our basketball program continues to be a leader on this campus in this area. • Team Building Experiences – Building a family atmosphere around our team is an important factor in our success. From playing paint-ball to bowling to service projects, we are committed to the emotional connectedness our team feels. We, as a basketball staff, believe chemistry wins games. Our team communicates well and trusts each other which is the byproduct of team building. • Championship Level Success – We have a history of championship level success in our program. We have an environment where National Championships are realistic goals. If your goal as a player is to compete against the best division III competition in the country, then Loras College is the place to be. • Affordability – Barron’s Best Buys in Education guide, a national publication, consistently places Loras College on their list of the 240 most affordable colleges in the nation. In addition, our 2.3% student loan Cohort Default Rate is well below the national average of 8.8%. Julie Dunn, director of financial aid, sums it up best, “It is a great achievement for Loras students to have such low debt after receiving a four year degree from a private institution.” • Retention – Loras College carries a 79% student retention rate.

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Head Coach Greg Gorton

Head Men’s Basketballl Coach Greg Gorton is beginning his ninth year at Loras College; fifth season as head coach. The team’s success includes the Iowa Conference Championship in 2006-07 and the IIAC Tournament Championship in the 2007-08 season. The team has represented the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III Championships two of the past five seasons. Over the past five seasons the Duhawks have had 17 Academic All-Conference selections which positions the Duhawks second in the Iowa Conference. Over that same period the team has a Conference record of 60-24. In his eight seasons at Loras the team’s overall record is 136-77 with a Conference record of 87-41. The 22-win season, his first as a head coach, was the highest win total in the previous 25-year period at Loras College. Coach Gorton’s record as a head coach is 64-43. The team also spent its third season in the brand new Athletic and Wellness Center - which is considered one of the top basketball arenas and weight training facilities in the Midwest. In addition to his basketball duties, Greg was the Athletic Department’s academic liason, serving over 550 campus student-athletes. Coach Gorton adds, “As a student-athlete, if you are interested in competing on a national scale in basketball, utilizing the best facilities, and can balance that with a desire to achieve great things in the classroom...there is not a better school like ours in the country.” Gorton came to Loras College from the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), where he played for and coached with Steve Fritz.  The Tommies are a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power and, during Gorton’s eight years as a member of the coaching staff, St. Thomas posted a 155-58 overall record and a 121-39 league mark, with four MIAC titles. The Staples, Minn., native graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1991 with a degree in mathematics.  Greg and his wife, Kris, have three daughters, Kate (11), Isabelle (8), and Emily (4). The Outcomes • Men’s Basketball 100% graduation rate over the last eight years • 17 Academic All-Conference players since 2005. Second most in the Conference. • 15 All-Conference players since 2006. Leads the Conference. • 2 All-American players since 2006. Leads the Conference. • Iowa Conference Tournament Champions 2007-2008. • Iowa Conference Champions 2006-2007. • 60-24 record in the Iowa Conference since 2006. Second best record over that period of time.

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Coaching Staff Ryan Kane

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Ryan Kane enters his fourth season as lead assistant with the men’s basketball squad. Kane has been a player and coach at the NCAA Division III level for over 10 years. Prior to arriving at Loras he was a member of the Lawrence University staff in Appleton, Wis., where they advanced to the National Tournament in 2008. He also spent four seasons (2003-2007) as an assistant at Dominican University (Ill.) and one season as head freshman boys’ coach at Ashwaubenon High School (Wis.).  

A Green Bay, Wis., native, Kane played basketball and golf with the St. Norbert College Green Knights in DePere, Wis. While there he earned three letters in basketball and four in golf. His academic work there concluded with a degree in communications. He has since completed his masters in sports administration from Valparaiso University (Ind.).  

Kane will be working primarily on defensive schemes and perimeter skill development, as well as recruiting coordinator. In addition, Kane serves as an adjunct professor in the Physical Education/Sport Studies Department.

Dan Vashinko

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Vashinko is entering his first season as an assistant coach and head junior varsity coach with the men’s basketball team. Vashinko has several years of coaching experience with stops at Nazareth Academy, Montini Catholic, Hinsdale South and, most recently, Western Dubuque High School.  Vashinko is a native of Downers Grove, Ill., where he was an All-Conference and All-Area player at Montini Catholic. Vashinko played collegiately at the College of DuPage and the University of Dubuque where he finished his degree in physical education and coaching in 2010.  Along with his coaching duties, Vashinko is a personal trainer and strength coach specializing in individual development in both sports skills and athletic enhancement.

Michael Chodini

Peter Long

Team Manager

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Varsity Roster

Mooney 10 Connor JR G

Rovansek 15 Reese Hartlage 12 Michael SO G JR G

Walsh 20 Kevin JR F

Gaughan 22 Brian SR G

5’10” 160 Lake Zurich, L Lake Zurich HS

6’6” 200 St. Louis, MO Christian Brothers HS

6”0” 175 Glen Ellyn, IL Glenbard South HS

6’0” 190 Naperville, IL Benet HS

Harrelson 30 Alex Cline 24 Jordan SO F SR F 6’5” 190 Cedar Rapids, IA Xavier HS

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6’6” 195 Peoria, IL East Peoria HS - 12 -

6’3” 210 Burlington, WI Catholic Central HS

Baxter 23 Taylor SO G 6’5” 185 Minonk, IL Fieldcrest HS

Smith 31 Nathaniel FR G 6’4” 195 Lincoln, IL Lincoln HS

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Schueller 32 Aaron FR G

Peterson 34 Zack SR G

Kelly 41 Tim SR F

Bruns 42 Josh SO F

Barry 44 Luke FR G

Coon 50 Ryan SO C

Rutan 52 Jake FR F

Pawelski 54 Dan SR C

5’11” 180 Dubuque, IA Wahlert Catholic HS

6’8” 190 Lake Bluff, IL Lake Forest HS

6’8” 220 Chillicothe, IL Illinois Valley Central HS

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6’4” 200 Algonquin, IL Jacobs HS

6’3” 165 Oak Lawn, IL St. Rita HS

6’4” 230 Cedar Falls, IA Columbus HS

6’7” 215 Clive, IA Dowling Catholic HS

6’9” 240 Naperville, IL Neuqua Valley HS - 13 -

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Junior Varsity Roster

Ritacca 1 Robert SO G 5’10” 170 Wadsworth, IL Antioch HS

Weitz 5 Connor FR G 5’11” 155 Dubuque, IA Senior HS

Berryman 21 Alec FR G

6’0” 165 Valencia, CA Bishop Alemany HS

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Meersman 2 Michael SO G 5’10” 160 Chicago, IL Taft HS

Hosch 4 Dan FR G 5’11” 190 Hopkinton, IA Monticello HS

Lembezeder 11 Jake FR G

Barry 14 Luke FR G

Griffin 25 Franklin SO F

Schueller 31 Aaron FR G

6’3” 175 Peosta, IA Western Dubuque HS

6’4” 210 Chicago, IL Whitney Young HS - 14 -

6-2 165 Oak Lawn, IL St. Rita HS

5-11 180 Dubuque, IA Wahlert Catholic HS

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Junior Varsity Roster

Takes 32 Regan FR G 6-3” 180 Ca’cade, IA Cascade HS

Smith 33 Nathaniel FR G 6’4” 195 Lincoln, IL Lincoln HS

Harmening 44 Jake Rutan 40 Bobby FR F FR G 6’0” 180 Evergreen Park, IL Brother Rice HS

6’8” 220 Chillicothe, IL Illinois Valley Central HS

Kasten 35 Chris FR G 6’3” 190 Deerfield, IL Deerfield HS

Painter 45 Jason FR C

6’6” 225 Roscoe, IL Boylan Catholic HS

Slaby 55 Matt FR F

6’6” 190 Stoughton, WI Stoughton HS

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Varsity and JV Schedules Month Date November 15 18 19 26 27 30 December 3 7 17 19 22 January 4 7 11 14 16 18 21 25 28 February 1 4 8 11 18

Varsity Schedule

Opponent Time vs. Wheaton College 8:00 p.m. vs. UW-River Falls (at Bethel U, St. Paul, MN) 6:00 p.m. @ Bethel University 8:00 p.m. @ University of Chicago 3:00 p.m. @ North Park University 4:00 p.m. @ Coe College* 8:00 p.m. vs. Luther College* 4:00 p.m. vs. Elmhurst College 8:00 p.m. @ Ashford University 8:00 p.m. @ University of Northern Iowa 7:00 p.m. vs. UW-Oshkosh (@ Las Vegas, Nev.) 11:00 a.m. @ University of Dubuque* 8:00 p.m. vs. Cornell College* 4:00 p.m. @ Central College* 8:00 p.m. vs. Wartburg College* 4:00 p.m. @ Buena Vista University* 8:00 p.m. vs. Simpson College* 8:00 p.m. vs. Coe College* 4:00 p.m. @ Luther College* 8:00 p.m. @ Cornell College* 4:00 p.m. vs. Buena Vista University* 8:00 p.m. vs. University of Dubuque* 4:00 p.m. vs. Central College* 8:00 p.m. @ Wartburg College* 4:00 p.m. @ Simpson College* 4:00 p.m.

JV Schedule

Month Date Opponent Location Time November 15 vs. Wheaton College FH 5:00 p.m. 19  @ Bethel University (St. Paul, Minn.) TBD 20  @ Bethel University TBD 21  @  Cornell College 7:00 p.m. 30  @  Coe College 3:00 p.m. December 1  vs. Luther College FH 7:00 p.m. 5 vs. Clarke University FH 7:00 p.m. 7  vs. Elmhurst College FH 5:30 p.m. 8  vs. University of Dubuque FH 6:00 p.m. 11  @ Augustana College 3:00 p.m. January 7  vs. Cornell College FH 12:00 noon 8  vs. Augustana College AWC 3:00 p.m. 12  @ UW-Platteville 7:00 p.m. 14  vs. Wartburg College FH 11:30 a.m. 19  @ University of Dubuque 6:00 p.m. 21  vs. Coe College FH TBD 22  vs. St. Ambrose University FH 6:00 p.m. 25  @ Luther College 3:30 p.m. 27  @ Kirkwood CC 7:00 p.m. 29  vs. Knox College AWC 3:00 p.m. February 2  vs. UW-Platteville FH 7:00 p.m. 8  vs. Central College FH 3:30 p.m. 11  @ Wartburg College 11:30 a.m. *=Conference. Locations: Varsity - Athletic and Wellness Center (AWC); JV - AWC and Fieldhouse (FH)

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Season Preview On behalf of the entire coaching staff, welcome to another great season of Loras College Basketball! The 2011-12 team is eager and excited to get started. Everyone associated with our team is focused on daily improvement, playing a difficult schedule and competing at the highest level possible every day. The coaching staff shares in this passion and will hopefully guide this team to our third national tournament appearance in the last six years. At the center of our preparation is the commitment we’ve made to each other in this season as we fight for an Iowa Conference championship. Our unified message as a team is “Together” as we play this game for each other. That commitment and focus begins with our senior captains – Danny Pawelski, Tim Kelly, Jordan Harrelson, Brian Gaughan and Zach Peterson. Not only are these five great teammates, but they are terrific examples of the balanced student/athlete we pursue for our program. This team will also have a great mix of underclassmen we hope you get to know and enjoy watching compete. The Iowa Conference will again be a very balanced league with many of the teams returning their best players. I expect this season to be a dogfight for that championship trophy. We are committed to competing with class and sportsmanship in our pursuit of this championship. As you look around our facility know that we are blessed to have one of the best arenas in the Midwest. The Athletic and Wellness Center gives our players all the best tools to achieve their dreams on the basketball floor. The value of competing in athletics are the lessons we learn about teamwork, accountability and adversity. Loras College puts a premium on the pursuit of these valuable life lessons and is an example of how sports here are in concert with the vision and mission of Loras College. As you can see from this booklet, Loras College men’s basketball has a rich tradition of success both on and off the basketball floor. We have had a great preseason of team building which includes service work at Camp Albrecht Acres, reading to local elementary students, team paintball, Duhawk Dunker elementary basketball camp, bowling and team meals at my home. We are delighted you are here to join us for a game and we appreciate your support for our Duhawk family. Please enjoy the game and again, thanks for supporting my team. My Best,

Greg Gorton Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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Service Work This spring the Loras College men’s basketball team volunteered their time to Camp Albrecht Acres in nearby Sherrill, Iowa. Albrecht Acres “provides a unique environment for people with special needs” in the tri-state area. Activities offered by Albrecht Acres include nature study, camping, fishing, swimming, dances, nature trails, hay rides, volleyball and disc golf. The Duhawks provided some manpower for the non-profit organization with a day full of maintenance and manual labor. The coaching staff and players worked mostly outdoors to clean up the wooded land and high traffic areas of the 40-acre campus. In one day’s work the team was able to once again help the appearance and function of Albrecht Acres so they may offer the best service they can to the people who utilize their services. “Coach and entire Duhawk team! Wow, you have no idea how grateful we are for all your help. The director was surprised you got so much done. Amazing.” - Shiela Vandermillen, Camp Assistant

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Season Records SEASON POINTS # Player Season Points 1 Chris Jans 1990-91 707 2 Jim McCabe 1950-51 688 3 Jim McCabe 1949-50 677 4 Mike Lambe 1994-95 642 5 Jeff Howard 1977-78 634 6 Jim Kelly 1973-74 590 7 Greg Gibney 1974-75 582 8 Kurt Denner 1980-81 577 9 Mickey Marty 1947-48 575 10 Jason Driscoll 1997-98 571 SEASON SCORING AVERAGE # Player Season Average Total Points 1 Chris Jans 1990-91 28.3 707 2 Mike Lambe 1994-95 25.7 642 3 Jim Kelly 1973-74 24.6 590 4 Jim McCabe 1950-51 22.9 688 5 Jason Driscoll 1997-98 22.8 571 6 Chuck Von Feldt 1967-68 22.6 565 7 Jim McCabe 1949-50 21.8 677 8 Jack Frasco 1958-59 21.5 472 9 Jason Driscoll 1996-97 21.4 514 10 Greg Gibney 1974-75 21.2 572 SEASON REBOUNDS # Player Season Rebounds 1 Tommy Jackson 1968-69 376 2 Jeff Carter 1978-79 299 3 Tommy Jackson 1967-68 296 4 Laddie Sula 1966-67 292 5 Jeff Carter 1979-80 288 6 Kurt Denner 1979-80 272 7 Tom Kettmann 1996-97 225 8 Kyle White 2007-08 221 9 Kurt Denner 1978-79 220 Jeff Hermsen 1982-83 220

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Season Records SEASON REBOUNDING AVERAGE # Player Season AVG 1 Tommy Jackson 1968-69 13.9 2 Tommy Jackson 1967-68 11.8 3 Laddie Sula 1966-67 10.4 4 Tom Kettmann 1996-97 9.4 5 Bob Wagner 1973-74 9 6 Mike Weeber 1972-73 8.6 Mike Lambe 1994-95 8.6 8 Mike Lambe 1993-94 8.5 9 Jeff Carter 1979-80 8.4 10 Bob Wagner 1974-75 8.3 SEASON BLOCKED SHOTS # Player Season Blocks 1 Joel Cornilsen 2001-02 51 2 Joel Cornilsen 2002-03 47 3 Mark Maxson 1997-98 36 4 Kevin Heilers 1987-88 31 5 Dwayne Penn 2003-04 27 6 Lon Heinkel 1999-00 26 Kevin Heilers 1986-87 26 8 Matt Murray 2004-05 23 9 John Gilbert 2001-02 21 Dwayne Penn 2002-03 21 SEASON 3 POINT FIELD GOALS MADE # Player Season 3FG 1 Chris Jans 1990-91 133 2 Jason Driscoll 1997-98 97 3 Jason Randl 1995-95 72 4 Jason Driscoll 1996-97 69 5 Mike Gleason 2009-10 65 6 Chris Payne 1992-93 64 7 Mike Collins 1991-92 57 Jeff Ludovissy 2004-05 57 9 K. Schermerhorn 1991-92 55 Matt Uthoff 2001-02 55 Matt Uthoff 2002-03 55

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Season Records SEASON ASSISTS

# Player Season AST 1 Mike Meyer 1976-77* 289 2 Mike Meyer 1975-76* 239 3 Troy Cicero 1982-83* 198 4 Mike Collins 1991-92 143 Mike Collins 1990-91 143 6 Troy Cicero 1983-84 141 7 Dick Breitbach 1984-85 138 8 Connor Mooney 2009-10 109 9 Willie Brown 1986-87 105 10 K. Schermerhorn 1994-95 103

SEASON STEALS

# Player Season STL 1 Dick Breitbach 1984-84 66 2 Dick Breitbach 1985-86 59 3 Troy Cicero 1983-84 54 K. Schermerhorn 1991-92 54 5 Greg Rovansek 1984-85 53 6 Keith Snelson 1991-92 52 Mike Collins 1991-92 52 K. Schermerhorn 1994-95 52 9 Gary Heilers 1990-91 50 10 Anthony Bea 1995-96 45

SEASON FREE THROW AVERAGE

# Player Season AVG 1 Roger Teeling 1993-94 90.2 2 Luke Slater 2006-07 87.2 3 J.R. Redovan 2004-05 86.2 4 Tim Kelly 2010-11 85.7 5 Keith Sindberg 1984-85 85.6 Scott Eisenbarth 1985-86 85.6 7 Rick Creger 1989-90 85.1 Rob Rudakas 1984-85 85.1 9 J.R. Redovan 2003-04 85 10 Brian Centella 2007-08 84.5

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Season Records SEASON FREE THROWS MADE # 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10

Player Season FT Jim McCabe 1950-51 168 Jeff Valentine 1982-83 163 Jeff Howard 1977-78 152 Ed Lang 1954-55 141 Fred May 1955-56 138 Jim McCabe 1949-50 138 Dick Wright 1956-57 135 Mike Lambe 1993-94 130 Chuck Von Feldt 1967-68 129 Les Teeling 1952-53 126 Chris Jans 1990-91 126

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Career Records CAREER REBOUNDS # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Player Years Games Rebounds Average Tommy Jackson 1966-70 95 1,103 11.6 Bob Wagner 1972-75 99 745 7.5 Kyle White 2004-08 104 685 6.6 Chuck Von Feldt 1965-68 88 683 7.7 Jeff Carter 1977-80 85 651 7.6 Thomas Kettmann 1993-97 98 616 6.3 Pat Lillis 1967-71 94 576 6.1 Mike Weeber 1971-75 78 567 7.2 Jake Oeth 2006-09 108 565 5.2 Keith Snelson 1989-93 98 545 5.6 Kurt Denner 1977-81 119 529 4.4 Mike Lambe 1990-95 86 529 6.1 Randy Skemp 1974-78 111 527 4.7 Rob Rudakas 1965-67 91 526 5.8 Laddie Sula 1965-67 102 515 5 Joe Carter 1990-94 96 509 5.3 Luke Slater 2004-08 103 501 4.9 Rick Creger 1986-90 94 487 5.2 Gerry Eggers 1974-78 106 463 4.5 Jeff Valentine 1982-85 76 448 5.9

CAREER ASSISTS # Player Years Assists 1 Mike Meyer 1974-77+ 739 2 Troy Cicero 1980-84+* 339 3 Dick Breitbach 1983-86 323 4 Bobby Stinman 2001-06 312 5 Kevin Schermerhorn 1990-95 308 6 Mike Collins 1989-92 293 7 Willie Brown 1986-89 286 8 Dan Allen 1986-90 226 9 Chris Jans 1987-91 221 10 Connor Mooney 2009-11 207

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Career Records CAREER STEALS # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Player Years Steals Greg Rovansek 1983-87 185 Kevin Schermerhorn 1990-95 170 Keith Snelson 1989-93 160 Dick Breitbach 1983-86 152 Joe Carter 1990-94 108 Mike Wilson 1997-00 106 Bobby Stineman 2001-06 103 Jeff Ludovissy 2001-05 97 David Daniel 1986-89 96 Mike Collins 1989-92 93

CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS # Player Years Blocks 1 Joel Cornilsen 2001-03 98 2 Kevin Heilers 1984-88 64 3 Luke Slater 2004-08 63 4 Dwayne Penn 2002-04 48 5 Lon Heinkel 1997-2001 46 Mark Maxson 1995-98 46 7 Joe Carter 1990-94 42 8 Kyle White 2004-08 40 9 Matt Murray 2003-05 39 10 Dan Pawelski 2008-11 36 CAREER 3-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE # Player Years 3FG 1 Jason Driscoll 1995-98 214 Chris Jans 1987-91 214 3 Jeff Ludovissy 2001-05 180 4 Kevin Schermerhorn 1990-95 131 5 Scottie Braden 2003-07 127 6 Bobby Stineman 2001-06 113 7 Matt Uthoff 2001-03 110 8 Jason Randl 1992-96 108 Mike Gleason 2007-11 108 10 Greg King 2002-06 106

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1,000 Point Club # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38

Player Years Games Points Avg Jack Frasco 1955-60 95 1,798 18.9 Jim McCabe 1947-51 114 1,772 15.5 Jim Kelly 1970-74 98 1,717 17.5 Greg Gibney 1972-76 96 1,710 17.8 Kurt Denner 1977-80 122 1,709 14 Tom Jackson 1966-70 95 1,619 17 Jason Driscoll 1995-98 74 1,533 20.7 John Curtis 1978-82 124 1,456 11.7 Kyle White 2004-08 104 1,419 13.6 Mickey Marty 1940-41, 45-48* 81 1,411 17.4 Bob Wagner 1972-76 99 1,396 14.1 Mike Lambe 1990-95 86 1,322 15.4 Pat Lillis 1967-71 94 1,291 13.7 Jeff Ludovissy 2001-05 101 1,289 12.7 Keith Snelson 1989-93 98 1,287 13.1 Brain Centella 2006-09 106 1,210 11.4 Chris Jans 1987-91 81 1,206 14.8 Chuck Von Feldt 1964-68 88 1,184 13.5 Laddie Sula 1963-67 102 1,175 11.5 Jeff Hermsen 1980-84 122 1,165 9.5 Jeff Valentine 1982-85 76 1,134 14 Randy Skemp 1974-78 111 1,128 10.2 Dan Breitbach 1974-78 111 1,116 12.1 Ricky Kolze 2006-09 86 1,110 12.9 Steve Slattery 1945-49 105 1,107 10.5 Dick Wright 1953-57 94 1,098 11.7 Greg Rovansek 1983-87 109 1,094 10 Rick Creger 1986-90 94 1,092 11.6 Les Teeling 1950-54 72 1,079 15 David Daniel 1985-89 71 1,076 15.2 Luke Slater 2004-08 103 1,070 10.4 Joe Hajec 1964-67 63 1,070 17 Curtis Evans 1977-81 86 1,063 12.4 Troy Cicero 1980-84 119 1,034 8.7 Dennis Haerle 1961-65 91 1,030 11.3 Jeff Howard 1976-78 55 1,029 18.8 Joe Carter 1990-94 96 1,028 10.7 Edward Lang 1952-55 67 1,027 15.3

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All-Time Coaching Records

(as of 4/18/11) IIAC Year Coach Seasons Won Lost W/L% Won Lost 1909-14 Coach Rath 5 19 11 0.633 1914-18 Gus Dorias 4 29 17 0.63 1918-23 John Cretzmeyer 5 30 24 0.556 1923-25 Eddie Anderson 2 14 19 0.424 1925-27 Elmer Layden 2 15 12 0.5565 1927-32 John Armstrong 5 31 33 0.484 1932-33 Joseph Jones 1 1 8 0.111 1933-39 Father Dan Coyne 6 66 42 0.6115 1939-41 Dick Winter 2 24 16 0.6 1941-59 Vince Dowd 18 278 166 0.626 1959-62 Jim Smarjesse 3 12 52 0.187 1962-65 Bob Zahren 3 29 42 0.408 1965-69 Gerry Potts 4 50 56 0.471 1969-73 Jim Berry 4 58 42 0.58 1973-74 Tom Reardon 1 14 10 0.583 1974-82 Bob Mullen 7.5 123 100 0.552 1982-84 Doug Smith 2.5 59 26 0.694 1984-88 Mike Jaskulski 4 62 47 0.569 1988-93 Brad Soderberg 5 79 45 0.637 1993-00 John Lembezeder 7 87 86 0.503 2000-07 Chad Walthall 7 116 69 0.627 77 39 2007-Present Greg Gorton 4 64 43 0.598 41 23

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Welcome to Loras College!

Athletic and Wellness Center

Dear Duhawk Fans,

Welcome to the Loras College Athletic Department and the Loras College 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Media Guide. The entire Loras community is thrilled that you are experiencing Loras College and “Duhawk Nation.” We hope you are able to visit Dubuque, Iowa, so you can experience our historic, beautiful and state-of-the-art facilities firsthand. Please always know that whether you visit for the first time or are able to see us regularly, you are welcomed by our athletic department, faculty and staff and, most importantly, our student body. The Loras College Athletic Department is constantly striving to extend the classroom for all of our student-athletes. Teachable moments occur for our coaches and studentathletes literally hundreds of times a day at practice and games. Traits like strength of character, sportsmanship, a solid work ethic and teamwork are taught and reinforced to produce Loras College alumni who will serve the world with integrity! As members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, another department goal is to compete at the highest level in all athletic venues. Our coaches are recruiting not only young men and women of character, but also athletically gifted and talented young people. It is my belief that you will see well-rounded student-athletes who demonstrate both integrity and athletic prowess as Duhawks. In the end, we hope you, like thousands before you, enjoy and experience the tradition and engaging personalities that make us all Duhawks. Thanks for your time and as always…Go Duhawks! Bob Quinn (’86) Director of Athletics

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The construction of the 74,189 square-foot athletic and wellness facility began in June 2006 and opened in November 2007. This newest structural addition to our campus includes: — A basketball/volleyball arena with maximum traditional seating for 1,732 spectators. The same venue for concerts/speakers provides seating capacity between 2,289 and 2,913. — A two-level fitness center overlooking lower campus provides 9,500 square-feet of strength and conditioning and cardiovascular space. — The locker room facilities support Loras students, visitors and comprehensive student-athlete needs. In addition, there are coaches’ offices, a concessions/ retail area, hospitality area, an athletic training room and storage.


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