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LADY DEMON BASKETBALL • DECADES OF SUCCESS • Lady Demons rank among the nation’s top 40 winningest programs of all-time (643-372, .633), in NCAA history.

• Cooda Dobin is the first player ever, man or woman, to lead the NCAA in assists three straight seasons.

• Norhwestern’s home court record (334-90, .788) also ranks among the nation’s top 40.

• 10 SLC Tournament championship game appearances.

• NSU has won six conference championships (1984, 1985, 1986, 1995, 1999, 2004).

• Six postseason tournament appearances (2004 NCAA, 1999 WNIT, 1995 WNIT-finalist, 1989 NCAA, 1986 WNIT-finalist, 1971 WNIT-finalist).

• Notable wins over such programs as Duke, Notre Dame, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Iowa, Kansas, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Rice, TCU, Texas A&M, Tulane, Ole Miss, New Mexico, Arkansas, Long Beach State, Clemson.

• All-Americans Gussie Leonard (1985-Freshman), Teressa Thomas (1986-Second Team), Linda Grayson (1988), Pam Hudson (1990Second Team), Joskeen Garner (AP Honorable Mention).

• Eight conference player of the year winners, five in the Southland Conference (1995-96 Joskeen Garner, 1999 Judy Clark, 2002 Angela Davidson, 2004 Cooda Dobin).

• Pro players include Tracy Taylor, Linda Grayson (Europe), Pam Hudson (Europe), Joskeen Garner (Europe), Angela Davidson (Europe), Cooda Dobin (Japan), Diamond Cosby (Europe), Chassidy Jones (Ireland), Tena Matthews (Japan).

• The Lady Demons have 13 20-win seasons and 30 winning seasons in the 35-year history of the program.

• NSU has 14 top three finishes in 19 SLC seasons and has finished lower than fourth only three times.

• NCAA record 43 assists in one game (1987, Arkansas Baptist).

• NSU holds eight SLC team records and 15 individual records.

• Six top 10 NCAA all-time single-game team or individual performances.

• Hosted the first girls basketball camp in Louisiana (1967).

• A dozen top 50 NCAA all-time single-game team or individual performances.

• Issued the first athletic scholarship to a woman in state history.

• Two Lady Demons have won NCAA stat titles: Pam Hudson, rebounding, 1990 (15.1 rpg); Cooda Dobin, assists, 2002 (8.6), 2003 (10.6), 2004 (9.6).

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THIS IS LADY DEMON BASKETBALL The University 2009-10 Lady Demon Basketball 2009-10 Lady Demon Basketball Media Guide The Lady Demon Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Northwestern State University Editor: Matthew Bonnette, Associate SID Layout and Design: Matthew Bonnette, Associate SID Editorial Assistance: Doug Ireland, SID Ronnette Pellegrin, Admin. Asst. Fletcher Jonson, SID Graduate Asst. Hunter Bower, SID Student Asst. Matt English, SID Student Asst. Matt Fowler, SID Student Asst. Chip Rachal, SID Student Asst. Lady Demoncoaches and players Photography: Gary Hardamon, NSU Photographic Services Printing: MultiAd Media Peoria, Illinois

This is Northwestern State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Campus Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 CHAMPS/Life Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 THE LADY DEMONS 2009-10 Lady Demon Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2009-10 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 2009-10 Season Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 TV/Radio Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 KeKe Goodson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Lyndzee Greene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Brittiany Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Britany Kinlaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Jessica McPhail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Brooke Shepherd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Sherrion Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Anna Cate Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Trudy Armstead • Meredith Graf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Laneisha Jennie • Jasmine Upchurch . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Kottia White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 LADY DEMON COACHES AND STAFF Head Coach Jennifer Graf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Associate Head Coach Trina Frierson . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Assistant Coach Bob Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Assistant Coach Victoria Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Deasia Johnson • Tweet Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 NSU Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 NSU Physicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY Dr. Randall Webb, President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Jerry Pierce, Vice President External Affairs . . . . . . .43 Greg Burke, Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 NSU Athletic Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

ON THE COVER: Are members of the 2009-10 Lady Demon basektball team. Dedication: This media guide is in tribute to the great tradition of Lady Demon basketball, rooted in family values and blossoming into winning seasons, championship rings and banners, and leading to happy and successful lives after NSU. These fundamental elements of Lady Demon tradition were shaped by all of the former players, coaches, managers and trainers in the program.

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Call Us: . . .Northwestern (La.) State, Northwestern State, NSU, Northwestern, or even, if you must, Northwestern Louisiana Founded: . . . . . . . . . . .1884, as Louisiana Normal School Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Natchitoches, LA President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Randall J. Webb Vice President, External Affairs: . . . . . . . . . .Jerry Pierce Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,247 (Fall 2009) Affiliation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Division I Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southland Athletic Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Burke Associate AD/External Affairs: . . . .Dr. William Broussard Assistant Marketing Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alex Cook SWA/Academic Advisor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jodie Heinicka Assistant Academic Advisor: . . . . . . . . . . .Carrie Crowell Ticket Manager: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adam Jonson Faculty Representative: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jody Biscoe Facility Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alan Pasch Event Manager: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lauren Castle

The Lady Demons Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lady Demons Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . .Purple and White with Orange Trim Home Court: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prather Coliseum (3,400) Press Row Telephone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(318) 357-4544 2008-09 Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-13 SLC Record/Finish: . . . . . . .9-7/6th overall, 3rd SLC East Postseason: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 at SLC Tournament All-Time Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .643-366 (35 years) All-Time SLC Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . .248-122 (22 years) All-Time Home Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334-90 Starters Returning/Lost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3/2 Lettermen Returning/Lost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/6 Newcomers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

The Staff NSU RECORDS AND MORE The Southland Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 2009-10 Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 All-Time Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Lady Demon Basketball History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 All-Conference players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Year by year results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Postseason results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 NSU record book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 All-time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 2008-09 Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Prather Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 2008-09 Lady Demon Reunion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Don’t Die Wondering Golf Tournament Sponsors . .68

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Head Coach: . . .Jennifer Graf (Northwestern State, 2000) Record/Years: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-76 (5 years) Record at Northwestern: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-76 (5 years) Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trina Frierson (Louisiana Tech, 2004) Assistant Coaches: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Austin (Alaska-Anchorage, 2004) Victoria Willis (North Carolina-Pembroke, 2008) Basketball Administrative Assistant: . . .Mandy Wamsley Basketball Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . .(318) 357-5891 Best Time to Reach Coach Graf: . . . . . . . . . . . .Mornings

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The oldest institution in the University of Louisiana System, Northwestern State University has a long tradition of academic excellence in a student-centered environment. Founded in 1884 as the State Normal School, Northwestern was originally dedicated to the education of teachers. Northwestern gradually added programs in nursing, business, liberal arts, the sciences and graduate programs. Today, NSU offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern has nationally-recognized programs in computer information systems, creative and performing arts, nursing, educational technology and industrial technology. The university has put an emphasis on incorporating technology in the classroom, working to provide students with cuttingedge technology that is applicable to the workplace. Northwestern is also home to the Louisiana Scholars' College, the state's designated honors program in the arts and sciences. The university is also preparing for changes in higher education by aggressively seeking new ways to deliver to courses to students. Northwestern has taken a leadership role in electronic delivery of classes as students are taking classes via the Internet, compressed video or desktop video. Eighteen degree programs are available completely online. Enrollment at Northwestern is more than 9,000 students. The university has more than 70,000 alumni in all 50 states and 12 countries. Students come primarily from Louisiana. Located in Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, the university and community value history. Part of the university is entered in the National Register of Historic Places. The university is home to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, a unit of the National Park Service dedicated to promoting and enhancing the preservation and conservation of prehistoric and historic resources in the United States. Northwestern seeks to provide a well-rounded education for its students, allowing them to take part in a variety of extracurricular activities. More than 100 chartered organizations are available to enhance what is learned in the classroom.


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NSU SPORTS INFORMATION • MEDIA

 

They cover the Lady Demons: primary media outlets

Sports Information Director In charge of athletic media relations at his alma mater since January of 1989, Doug Ireland coordinates publicity efforts for Northwestern's 14 intercollegiate sports teams through local, regional and national media outlets in print, broadcast, television and the internet. He also serves in the volunteer role of chariman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, that was once housed in Prather Coliseum at NSU. Ireland assumed that post in April 1991. In 1981-82, while an undergraduate at Northwestern, Ireland worked as chief of the Shreveport Times Natchitoches Bureau, coordinating news coverage of an eight-parish region along the Red River. From 1982-85, he was assistant SID at Southwestern Louisiana, working with a men's basketball program that made three straight postseason tournament appearances. He won CoSIDA publications and writing awards while at USL. Ireland was the sports editor of the Natchitoches Times in 1985-86 and attended graduate school at Northeast Louisiana before joining the Alexandria Town Talk sports staff in 1987. In 18 months at the Town Talk, he covered both NSU and LSU sports and won 15 writing awards from the Louisiana Sports Writers' Association. In 2001, the LSWA presented its prestigious Mac Russo Award to Ireland for his contributions to the organization. In 1999, Ireland was awarded honorary membership in the Graduate N Club at NSU by the university's group of athletic lettermen for his service to Northwestern and its athletic program, and in 2003 he was given full membership. He was appointed by President Dr. Randall Webb to serve a two-year term on the inaugural University Planning Council in 1997-99.

  Associate Sports Information Director Matthew Bonnette is beginning his seventh season as a member of the NSU SID staff. Bonnette joined the staff in August 2003 after spending a year as sports information director at Henderson State (Ark.) and for former NSU legendary coach Sam Goodwin. Bonnette surpervises all layouts and design work for all media guides and game programs and is the primary media contact for the NSU baseball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams. A 2002 graduate of McNeese State University, Bonnette is no stranger to the SID field as he is the son of longtime McNeese SID Louis Bonnette, who was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame and is also a member of the Southland Conference Hall of Honor, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the McNeese State Athletic Hall of Fame. Matthew's older brother, Michael, is the sports information director at LSU. While at McNeese, Bonnette served two years as the sports editor of the school’s newspaper. He also worked as both a volunteer and student sports information director while being employed at KPLC-TV as the commercial production manager where he won several advertising awards for his work. He is a member of CoSIDA, Louisiana Sports Writers Association, NCBWA and USBWA. His 2008 football (3rd place) and 2009 soccer (3rd place) media guides, as well as his women’s basketball notes (2nd place) for the Southland Conference tournament, were recently awarded by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He has won six awards by the LSWA in his career. He is married to the former Colene Lanier of Lake Charles and the couple has two daughters, 9-year-old Haley and Katelyn, who will turn six in November. Colene is the Northwestern State men’s basketball and women’s soccer administrative assistant.

  SID Graduate Assistant/Statistician Fletcher Jonson is beginning his fifth season as a member of the SID staff and first as a graduate assistant. He’ll take on the duties as the Lady Demon soccer SID this season and will be the liaison for all media. Jonson received his bachelor’s degree this past May in journalism and is working towards a master’s degree in sport administration. As a member of the SID department, Jonson has helped out with statistics for volleyball, soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and football games. He’s also the public address announcer for all home baseball games and has volunteered his time in the operation of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The son of Bill and Leigh Jonson, Fletch’s older brother, Adam, is NSU’s assistant marketing director in charge of ticket operations.

Daily Newspapers -Randy Benson, Sports, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, P.O. Box 7558, Alexandria, LA 71306 (318-487-6351, fax 487-6315) - Scott Ferrell, Kelly Morris, Sports, The Times, P.O. Box 30222, Shreveport, LA 71130 (318-459-3296, 800-462-6436, fax 459-3301) - Scott Rabalais, Butch Muir, Sports, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (225-383-1111, fax 388-0371) - Jerry Byrd, Sports, Bossier Press Tribune, P.O. Box 6267, Bossier City, LA 71171 (318-352-3618, fax 747-5298) - Sports Editor, Leesville, Daily Leader, P.O. Box 619, Leesville, LA 71446 (318-239-3444, fax 318-238-1552) - Sports, New Orleans Times Picayune, 3800 Howard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70140 (504-826-3405, fax 826-3401) - Chris Airhart, Natchitoches Times, 904 Hwy. 1 South, Natchitoches, LA 71457 (337-352-3618, fax 352-7842) Non-Daily Newspapers - NSU Current Sauce, Kyser Hall, Natchitoches, LA 71497 (318-357-5456, fax 357-6564) Television Stations - Mark Hamblen, Sharief Ishaq, KALB-TV, 605 Washington St., Alexandria, LA 71306 (318-483-4226; fax 442-7427) - Mike Dirmann, KSLA-TV, 1812 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104 (318-677-6709, fax 677-6705) - Brandon Dunn, Gavin Moberg, KTAL-TV, 3150 N. Market St., Shreveport, LA 71107 (318-629-7134, 7133, fax 318-629-7171) - Tim Fletcher, Leslie Spoon, KTBS-TV, 312 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport LA 71104 (318-861-5838, fax 318-862-9431) - David Antilley II, NSU-22, 104A Kyser Hall, P.O. Box 5273, Natchitoches, LA 71497 (318-357-4417) Campus Radio Station - KNWD, 109 Kyser Hall, P.O. Box 5273, Natchitoches, LA 71497 (318-357-5693) Wire Service - Bret Martel, Associated Press, 1001 Howard Ave. Suite 200A, New Orleans, LA 70113 (800-662-7717, 504-523-3931, fax 586-0531) Conference/NCAA Offices - Todd Lamb, Southland Conference, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 150, Frisco, TX 75034 (972-422-9500, fax 422-9225) - Jim Wright, NCAA Statistics, P.O. Box 6222, Indianapolis, IN 46206 (317-917-6222, fax 917-6888) National Outlets - USA Today, 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22107 (703-276-3400) - Sports Illustrated, Time/Life Building, New York, NY 10020 (212-522-5782, 212-9774540/4541) - Sporting News, Box 56, St. Louis, MO 63166 (800-433-1886, 314-993-7111) - CBS Sports, 51 W52nd St., 30th Floor, New York, NY 10019 (212-975-5162/3559) - ABC Sports, 1330 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 (212-456-7777) - ESPN, ESPN Plaza, Bristol, CT 06010 (203-585-2154/2125, 800-843-6416) - CNN, One CNN Plaza, 100 International Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30348 (404-822-1588) - SportsTicker, Harborside Financial Center, 600 Plaza Two, New Jersey City, NJ 07311 (800367-8935)

  SID Student Assistant/Statistician Matthew English is beginning his third year as a part of the NSU Sports Information Staff, holding duties during basketball, football, soccer, and softball events. He begins his second season as the softball student assistant and will handle all in-game statistics. He also serves as the official statistician for all Lady Demon home softball and soccer games as well as Demon football and basketball games. In the summer of 2008, he was awarded the Ace Higgins Award at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association convention. The Ace Higgins Award is named in memory of a former LSU sports information director and has been awarded since the early 1980s by the LSWA. English received a $600 scholarship stipend from the LSWA. The Glenmora native is a Psychology major with a concentration in substance abuse. He plans to attend graduate school after completion of his bachelor’s degree. English is the only child of Malcolm and Laurel English and hopes to become a Christian counselor.

GAMEDAY STAT CREW

Hunter Bower Student SID

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Matthew Fowler Student SID

Chip Rachal Student SID

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Ronnette Pellegrin SID Admin. Asst.

Dr. Charles Pellegrin Statistician

David Antilley Statistician

Davey Antilley Statistician

Patrick Korn Statistician

Coach Black

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2009-10 ROSTER Numerical Roster NO.

NAME

POS.

HT.

CL./EXP.

HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

1 3 5 11 14 15 21 24 30 31 32 34 35

Brittiany Houston Brooke Shepherd Jessica McPhail Kottia White Meredith Graf Lyndzee Greene Jasmine Upchurch Anna Cate Williams Britany Kinlaw Trudy Armstead Keke Goodson Sherrion Thomas Laneisha Jennie

Guard Guard Forward Guard Guard Guard Center Guard Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward

5-6 5-6 6-0 5-6 5-8 5-7 6-3 5-8 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0

Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Jr.-Trf. Fr.-RS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Sr.-2L So.-1L Fr.-HS So.-1L Sr.-1L Fr.-HS

Shreveport, LA (Southwood HS) Argyle, TX (Argyle HS) South Australia, Australia (Immanuel College) Jackson, MS (East Miississippi CC) Natchitoches, LA (Natchitoches Central HS) Dry Creek, LA (South Beauregard HS) Vidalia, LA (Ferriday HS) Many, LA (Many HS) Port Arthur, TX (Port Arthur Memorial HS) Dallas, TX (Roosevelt HS) Desoto, TX (Desoto HS) Byram, MS (Jim Hill HS • Pearl River JC) Indianola, MS (Gentry HS)

Alphabetical Roster NO.

NAME

POS.

HT.

CL./EXP.

HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

31 32 14 15 1 35 30 5 3 34 21 11 24

Trudy Armstead Keke Goodson Meredith Graf Lyndzee Greene Brittiany Houston Laneisha Jennie Britany Kinlaw Jessica McPhail Brooke Shepherd Sherrion Thomas Jasmine Upchurch Kottia White Anna Cate Williams

Forward Forward Guard Guard Guard Forward Forward Forward Guard Forward Center Guard Guard

6-1 6-0 5-8 5-7 5-6 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-6 6-1 6-3 5-6 5-8

Fr.-HS So.-1L Fr.-RS Sr.-3L Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-1L Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Sr.-1L Fr.-HS Jr.-Trf. Sr.-2L

Dallas, TX (Roosevelt HS) Desoto, TX (Desoto HS) Natchitoches, LA (Natchitoches Central HS) Dry Creek, LA (South Beauregard HS) Shreveport, LA (Southwood HS) Indianola, MS (Gentry HS) Port Arthur, TX (Port Arthur Memorial HS) South Australia, Australia (Immanuel College) Argyle, TX (Argyle HS) Byram, MS (Jim Hill HS • Pearl River JC) Vidalia, LA (Ferriday HS) Jackson, MS (East Miississippi CC) Many, LA (Many HS)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . .Jennifer Graf (Northwestern State, 2000) Associate Head Coach . .Trina Frierson (Louisiana Tech, 2004) Assistant Coach . . . . . . .Bob Austin (Alaska-Anchorage, 2004) Assistant Coach . . . . . . .Victoria Willis (North Carolina-Pembroke, 2008) Student Assistant . . . . . .Deasia Johnson, Tweet Williams Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . .Andy Wood Administrative Asst. . . . .Mandy Wamsley

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Pronunciation Guide Jennifer GRAF Jessica MCPHAIL SHERRION Thomas LANEISHA Jennie KOTTIA White

GRAPH Mc-FELL Cher-E-un luh-KNEE-sha cot-E-uh

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2009-10 SCHEDULE Date

Opponent (Television)

Site

Time (CST)

NOVEMBER Mon. 9 Fri. 13 Tues. 17 Fri. 20 Tues. 24

LOUISIANA COLLEGE (Exhibition) ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO (DH) at Southern LOUISIANA-MONROE LSU-SHREVEPORT (DH)

PRATHER COLISEUM PRATHER COLISEUM Baton Rouge, La. PRATHER COLISEUM PRATHER COLISEUM

7:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:00 7:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament vs. North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt or Austin Peay

Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.

4:00 p.m. 2 or 4 p.m.

DECEMBER Tues. 1 Sun. 6 Sat. 12 Wed. 16 Sun. 20 Mon. 28

at Centenary at Alabama ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF GRAMBLING (DH) at Memphis at Rice

Shreveport, La. Tuscaloosa, Ala. PRATHER COLISEUM PRATHER COLISEUM Memphis, Tenn. Houston, Tex.

7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

JANUARY Mon. 4 Sat. 9 Wed. 13 Sat. 16 Sat. 23 Wed. 27 Sat. 30

SOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (DH) *at Nicholls (DH) *at Southeastern Louisiana *TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI *NICHOLLS (DH-SLCTV) *at Stephen F. Austin *CENTRAL ARKANSAS

PRATHER COLISEUM Thibodaux, La. Hammond, La. PRATHER COLISEUM PRATHER COLISEUM Nacogdoches, Tex. PRATHER COLISEUM

5:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY Wed. 3 Sat. 6 Wed. 10 Sat. 13 Wed. 17 Sat. 20 Wed. 24 Sat. 27

*at McNeese State *TEXAS-ARLINGTON *STEPHEN F. AUSTIN *at Central Arkansas *MCNEESE STATE *at Lamar *TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO *at Texas State

Lake Charles, La. PRATHER COLISEUM PRATHER COLISEUM Conway, Ark. PRATHER COLISEUM Beaumont, Tex. PRATHER COLISEUM San Marcos, Tex.

7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

*at Sam Houston State Huntsville, Tex. *SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA PRATHER COLISEUM SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT KATY, TEX. (The Merrell Center)

6:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

27-28 27 28

MARCH Wed. 3 Sat. 6 10-13

Home games in BOLD * - Southland games 10 •

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2009-10 SEASON OUTLOOK

2009-10 Lady Demons look to build off of successful 2008-09 season The 2008-09 season ended too soon for the Northwestern State Lady Demons as they were bounced from the Southland Conference Tournament in the semifinal round by eventual champion UTSA and finished the season with an 18-13 mark. But even though the year was cut short, it was still the most successful season since the 2004 SLC championship team finished 24-7. This year's squad will be looking to build on that success as the team returns three starters and eight letterwinners to go along with five newcomers. Heading the list of returners is junior guard Brooke Shepherd who will be the Lady Demons' top returning scorer. Shepherd averaged 8.9 points in 29 minutes a game last year while starting all 31 games. Also at guard, senior Lyndzee Greene returns and will be counted on for her strong leadership role. Greene started 28 games and averaged 4.9 points and 1.7 assists per game. Senior forward Sherrion Thomas, who suffered a late season knee injury last season, will return to the lineup to help out underneath. Thomas, standing at 6foot-1, averaged 5.9 points and 4.6 rebounds. Another returning starter will be junior forward Jessica McPhail who averaged 8.7 points and had 55 assists in 31 games played with 28 starts. Other returners that contributed last season are forwards Britany Kinlaw (5.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg) and Keke Goodson (2.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg) and guards Anna Cate Williams (4.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg) and Brittiany Houston (4.0 ppg).

and brings an intense defensive pressure to any she defends. Coming from an excellent background at Southwood High School with legendary Coach Steve McDowell, Brittany is no stranger to success. Look for Brittiany to emerge this year with confidence and be a strong leader for us at the point.” Anna Cate Williams “Anna Cate consistently improved last season on her long-range accuracy, defensive knowledge, and foot quickness - all important aspects of her role as a shooting guard on this team. As one of three seniors this year, she has stepped into a leadership role. Her strong knowledge of the game and mental toughness has really made a positive impact on this team.”

Brooke Shepherd is NSU’s top returning scorer.

Coach Graf player positionby-position breakdown GUARDS Lyndzee Greene “A strong, positive player and team leader over the past 3 years, Lyndzee's senior season promises to be no different, as she and our other 2 seniors have done a great job already setting the tone for our year. Lyndzee is a strong shooter and smart player whose tremendous work ethic, passion and enthusiasm bring so much to our team.”

Kottia White “Kottia is a transfer that had an extremely successful bout during her junior college years. Unfortunately, this summer Kottia underwent knee surgery that has her in rehabilitation

Brooke Shepherd “A veteran shooting guard, Brooke has been a solid player the past 2 seasons. She is constantly asked to guard the quickest, most athletic opposing guard, a challenge she handles very well. Her strong work ethic clearly sets her apart as a leader on this team.” Brittany Houston “Brittany is a quick, athletic point guard that sees the floor extremely well

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2009-10 SEASON OUTLOOK With an ACL injury late in our season, KeKe is recovering and will be back full strength as the season opens. KeKe's skills continued to improve last season, and despite her injuries, I feel she will bounce back this season stronger and more confident.” Laneisha Jennie “Laneisha truly is a player who only knows how to win. During her time at Gentry High, they won two state championships. She is an undersized post with extreme power. NeNe has some of the best hands and feet of any post that we have ever had at Northwestern.”

Sherrion Thomas will be a force under the goal.

for a few more months. As an explosive point guard, we are expecting exciting things when she returns to the floor.”

Brittany Kinlaw “Britany is a versatile combo player that will definitely be a difficult one to guard. In her short time at NSU, she has been a joy to coach because of her willingness to learn. BK continued to improve throughout last season. She has exceptional skill inside the paint, either facing up or with her back to the basket.”

Meredith Graf “Definitely a leader and solid player on her high school team, Meredith has carried those positive leadership skills over to our program. After red-shirting last season because of injury, Meredith is eager to begin her college career. She is a good outside shooter and a smart player. Meredith will continue to improve as she increases her foot speed and gets adjusted to our uptempo style of play.”

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Jessica McPhail “Coming to Natchitoches by way of Australia, we are fortunate to have Jessica in our program. She runs the floor incredibly well and has an excellent range on her shot. As last season progressed, Jessica developed her post moves down low, adding significantly to her game. As with most foreign players, she has been well schooled on the fundamentals of the game.” Sherrion Thomas “Sherrion has emerged as a strong leader and confident post player. She has tremendous body strength, which makes for a dominate rebounder on the inside. She has developed and improved on a repertoire of post moves and will be a solid, strong factor in the paint.”

FORWARDS/POSTS Trudy Armstead “Trudy is an athletic forward who has both inside and outside skill. Both a strong rebounder and a good shooter, it will be exciting to watch Trudy develop as a guard as well as a forward. She will prove to be a very good player in our system.” KeKe Goodson “KeKe is a solid power forward from a solid high school program that consistently produces Division I athletes.

Brittany Houston will run the point this year.

Jessica McPhail is tough underneath and can take the ball out on the perimeter.

Jasmine Upchurch “Jasmine is a good-sized post in our league, but her comfort facing the basket makes her more of a forward. She has greatly improved in speed and strength in a small amount of time on campus. She has a history of basketball talent in her family, and I believe with Jasmine, the sky is the limit.” NSU Athletics “Great Tradition,


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1 Brittany Houston Jr. • Guard Shreveport, La.

3 Brooke Shepherd Jr. • Guard Argyle, Tex.

5 Jessica McPhail Jr. • Guard

South Australia, Australia

15 Lyndzee Greene

21 Jasmine Upchurch

24 Anna Cate Williams

32 KeKe Goodson

34 Sherrion Thomas

35 Laneisha Thomas

Sr. • Guard Dry Creek, La.

So. • Forward Desoto, Tex.

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Fr. • Forward Vidalia, La.

Sr. • Forward Byram, Miss.

Trina Frierson

Associate Head Coach 5th Season

Sr. • Guard Many, La.

Fr. • Forward Indianola, Miss.

Bob Austin

Assistant Coach 1st Season on Staff 6th at NSU

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14 Meredith Graf

30 Britany Kinlaw

31 Trudy Armstead

Deasia Johnson

Tweet Williams

Jr. • Guard Jackson, Miss.

So. • Forward Port Arthur, Tex.

Student Assistant

Fr. • Guard Natchitoches, La.

Fr. • Forward Dallas, Tex.

Student Assistant

Victoria Willis Assistant Coach 2nd Season

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Career Averages 5.0 ppg • 2.3 rpg • 1.2 apg • 1.1 spg • 30.4 FG • 26.1 3FG • 69.2 FT • 9.2 mpg

Freshman (2008-09): Averaged 2.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games of action... scored a career-high with 12 points to go along with a season-best nine rebounds agianst LSUShreveport... had seven points and eight boards at Louisiana-Monroe... connected on 37percent of her shots from the field. High School: A McDonald's All-American nominee‌ McDonald's Tournament MVP‌ Coca-Cola All-Tournament team‌ Offensive Player of the Year‌ in her four seasons, helped her team compile a 143-14 record with a Texas Class 5A state championship runner-up appearance as a senior‌ lettered four years in basketball and three in volleyball‌ a member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Personal: Born Keandra Goodson on March 8, 1990‌ daughter of Kenneth and Eva Goodson‌ one sister, Kanetra‌ has a cousin, Darla Simpson, played professionally overseas for several years and tried out for the WNBA‌ majoring in general studies‌ wants to play professionally.

Goodson’s Career Highs Opponent Points . . . . . . .12

Date

vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08

FG Made . . . .4

vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08

FG Atts . . . . . .8

vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08

FT Made . . . .4

at Stephen F. Austin . . . . .2/11/09

. . . . . . . . . . . .4

vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08

FT Atts . . . . . .6

vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08

Rebounds . . .9

vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08

Assists . . . . . .2

at UTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/7/09

Steals . . . . . . .4

vs. Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .1/10/09

Minutes . . . . .28

at UL-Monroe . . . . . . . . . .12/9/08

Goodson’s Career Statistics Year 08-09

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M-Avg. 166-9.2

FG-A 17-46

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3FG-A 0-0

Pct. .000

FT-A 11-21

Pct. .524

ORB 15

DRB 43

Reb. 58

Avg. 3.2

PF-DQ 13-0

A 6

TO 17

BL 0

ST 12

Pts. 45

Avg. 2.5

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Keke’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: March 8, 1990 Status: Single Alma mater: Desoto High School What's on TV: Degrassi What's in my iPod: R&B What I drive: 2005 Impala Favorite flicks: Love & Basketball Magazine subscriptions: Black Hair Worst Habit: Giggling On my apartment walls: Lil Wayne and a mirror Love to trade places for a day with: Coach Graf First job: Minyards Grocery Favorite meal: Pork chops, greens, black eyed peas, and hot water cornbread Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Terrell Owens Favorite city to visit: Houston Favorite teams as a kid: Dallas Cowboys Favorite value in others: Sense of humor Favorite physical attribute about myself: Cheeks And least: My thighs Dream date: Gucci Mane My greatest love: Basketball My hero: My mother and Father

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Career Averages 5.0 ppg • 2.3 rpg • 1.2 apg • 1.1 spg • 30.4 FG • 26.1 3FG • 69.2 FT • 19.7 mpg 2008-09 Honors: 2009 Southland Conference Steve McCarty Citizenship Award... SLC All-Academic Second Team... Student Athlete Advisory Committee... SLC Commissioner's Honor Roll, Spring 2009‌ NSU Athletic Honor Roll, Gold (3.5-3.99), Fall 2008; Solid Gold (4.00), Spring 2009... NSU City Bank Female Student-Athlete of the Month (March 2009). Junior (2008-09): Started in 28 of 31 games played... scored double-digits four times with a career-high of 16 points against Stephen F. Austin... had 15 points at Southeastern Louisiana... finished third on the squad with 50 assists to go along with 30 steals... drained a career-best seven field goals at SLU and tied a career-best with seven free throws made against SFA... also set career highs with five steals (vs. Arkansas-Monticello) and seven assists (vs. Central Arkansas)... averaged 20 minutes of playing time a game... hit on 33.1 percent from the field... 20.3 percent from 3-point range... 60.4 percent from the free throw line. Sophomore (2007-08): Finished third on the team in free throw shooting with a 75 percentage (24 of 32)‌ averaged 5.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game‌ had 25 assists and 28 steals‌ sank 26 of 86 for 30 percent from 3-point range‌ scored in double-figures three times with a season-best 13 points against Sam Houston State on Feb. 14‌ tied a career-high with eight rebounds against Nicholls on Feb. 28‌ sank a career-best four 3-pointers (4 for 4) at Jackson State on Dec. 20, helping the Lady Demons tie a school record with 14 treys as a team‌ averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in conference games only‌ played in 29 games with one start. Freshman (2006-07): Led the Lady Demons with 31 three-pointers while ranking fifth on the team in scoring with a 5.2 ppg average... was 31-for-116 from beyond the three-point arch... played in all 30 games with 22 starts... averaged 23.1 minutes per contest... a .750 (30-for-40) free throw shooter... had 30 assists and 37 steals... scored double-digits seven times with a season-high of 14 twice (vs. McNeese State, Feb. 15 and at Nicholls State, Feb. 22)... at one point, connected on 12 consecutive free throws (Jan. 25-Feb. 10)... drained three treys six different times. High School: Lettered four years in basketball and three in track at South Beauregard High School... earned Class 2A All-State first team honors as a junior after averaging 19.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.6 apg and 4.2 spg... earned honorable mention Greene’s Career Highs all-state honors as a sophomore and senior... averaged 20.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 5.0 apg and 4.0 Opponent Date spg as a senior... 2006 District 5-2A MVP... Points . . . . . . . .16 vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . .1/28/09 LHSCA Class 2A West All-Star team... USA AllFG Made . . . . .7 at Southeastern La. . . . . . .3/7/09 Star team... 2005 District 5-2A MVP... All-SWLA FG Atts . . . . . . .15 vs. Southeastern La. . . . .2/24/07 first team... All BDN Dream Team... Baylor University “Miss Basketballâ€?... Alana Bear 3FG Made . . . .4 at Jackson State . . . . . .12/20/07 Award-LA College camp... 2004 District 5-2A 3FG Atts . . . . . .10 at Southeastern La. . . . . .1/27/07 MVP... All-SWLA first-team... All-BDN MVP... FT Made . . . . . .6 vs. UNO . . . . . . . . . . . . .11/19/07 2003 All-BDN Freshman of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 FT Atts . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Rebounds . . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Steals . . . . . . . .5 Assists . . . . . . .7 Minutes . . . . . . .45

at Southeastern La. . . . . .1/27/07 vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . .1/28/09 vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08 vs. Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .2/28/07 at Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .2/22/07 vs. Ark.-Monticello . . . . . . .1/2/09 vs. UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/14/09 at Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .2/22/07

Personal: Born Lyndzee Christian Greene on April 4, 1988‌daughter of Chris and Linda Greene‌Has two siblings: brother Garrett and sister Mackenzie... her great-grandfather, Roy Greene, played basketball for NSU when it was Normal College... uncle, Mike Greene, played for the Demons from 1977-81... majoring in hospitality management and tourism with a minor in housing and interiors.

Greene’s Career Statistics Year 06-07 07-08 08-09 Totals

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M-Avg. 692-23.1 464-16.0 615-19.8 1771-19.7

FG-A 48-184 47-143 54-163 149-490

Pct. .261 .329 .331 .304

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3FG-A 31-116 26-86 15-74 72-276

Pct. .267 .302 .203 .261

FT-A 30-40 24-32 29-48 83-120

Pct. .750 .750 .604 .692

ORB 32 25 33 90

DRB 40 36 41 117

Reb. 72 61 74 207

Avg. 2.4 2.1 2.4 2.3

PF-DQ 37-0 58-2 42-0 137-2

A 30 25 50 105

TO 41 34 41 116

BL 2 3 0 5

ST 37 28 30 95

Pts. 157 144 152 453

Avg. 5.2 5.0 4.9 5.0

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Lyndzee’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: April 4, 1988 Status: Senior!! Alma mater: South Beauregard High School What's on TV: Cake Boss, Grey's Anatomy What's in my iPod: Pre-game Jamz!!! What I drive: Darla…my moped Favorite flicks: Ice Age 1, 2, & 3, Finding Nemo & Hoosiers Magazine subscriptions: Too expensive…I'm poor Bookmarks: Bible & Mind Gym Worst Habit: Worrying On my apartment walls: Pictures! Love to trade places for a day with: Coach Bob Austin First job: Bushhoggin’ for Dad (He pays bad!) Favorite meal: Red beans & rice Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: J.J. Redick Favorite city to visit: New Orleans Favorite teams as a kid: South Beauregard Lady K's Favorite value in others: Honesty & Genuine Favorite physical attribute about myself: My chicken legs And least: My feet, hands…plenty more! Dream date: 6 Jules Verne (Restaurant in Eiffel Tower in Paris) My greatest love: Jesus Christ My hero: My Memaw & every special lady in my life My Bucket list: Sky diving & deep sea diving at the Great Barrier Reef My motto: All for Him

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Brittiany HOUSTON    $ % !&'  !

Career Averages 4.7 ppg • 1.4 rpg • 1.9 apg • 0.6 spg • 35.2 FG • 32.2 3FG • 56.7 FT • 16.0 mpg

Sophomore (2008-09): Had a strong second half of the conference season where she helped lead the Lady Demons to the semifinals of the SLC tournament... played in 24 games and averaged 4.0 points and 1.1 assists per game... scored a career-high 20 points on 5 of 7 shooting, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, against Texas State... connected on 41 percent from the field... 36.3 percent from 3-point range... 53.3 at the free throw line...averaged 10.2 mintues per game... scored 5.4 points in conference games. Freshman (2007-08): Ranked second on the team and 15th in the league with 76 assists and a 2.53 per game average‌ averaged 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game‌ scored in double-digits five times with a season-best 14 points against Arkansas-Monticello (Nov. 10) and at Southern (Nov. 13)‌ dished out a season-best seven assists in that UAM game‌ averaged 4.1 points and 2.3 assists in conference games only‌ played in all 30 games with eight starts. High School: An all-state and all-city performer out of Southwood High School, Houston helped lead her Lady Cowboy teams to two state championships (sophomore and junior) and a state runner-up finish (senior)... as a senior, she was named the team's most valuable player to go along with her all-state and all-city honors as well as a spot on the state's all-star team... graduating with honors with a 3.5 gpa, she was her class treasurer and a member of the Student Government. Houston’s Career Highs Points . . . . . . . .20 FG Made . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 FG Atts . . . . . . .18 3FG Made . . . .4 3FG Atts . . . . . .14 FT Made . . . . . .7 FT Atts . . . . . . .8 Rebounds . . . . .6 Assists . . . . . . .7 Steals . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Blocks . . . . . . . .1 Minutes . . . . . . .38

Opponent Date vs. Texas State . . . . . . . .2/28/09 vs. Texas State . . . . . . . .2/28/09 at UTSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/25/09 vs. Southern N.O. . . . . . .12/4/07 vs. Ark.-Monticello . . . . .11/10/07 at Southern . . . . . . . . . . .11/13/07 at Southern . . . . . . . . . . .11/13/07 at Southern . . . . . . . . . . .11/13/07 vs. Texas State . . . . . . . .2/28/09 vs. Texas State . . . . . . . .2/28/09 at UTSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/25/09 vs. Ark.-Monticello . . . . .11/10/07 vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08 vs. two other teams at Stephen F. Austin . . . . .2/16/08 at Southern . . . . . . . . . . .11/13/07

Personal: Born Brittiany Jatoria Houston on March 13, 1989... daughter of Marcus Houston and Darilyn Williams... majoring in criminal justice and has plans on becoming a C.S.I. agent.

Houston’s Career Statistics Year 07-08 08-09 Totals

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M-Avg. 621-20.7 245-10.2 866-16.0

FG-A 54-166 32-78 86-244

Pct. .325 .410 .352

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3FG-A 31-102 15-41 46-143

Pct. .304 .366 .322

FT-A 22-37 16-30 38-67

Pct. .595 .533 .567

ORB 10 2 12

DRB 40 22 62

Reb. 50 24 74

Avg. 1.7 1.0 1.4

PF-DQ 43-1 18-0 61-1

A 76 26 102

TO 96 38 134

BL 1 0 1

ST 25 10 35

Pts. 161 95 256

Avg. 5.4 4.0 4.7

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Brittiany’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: March 13, 1989 Status: In a relationship Alma mater: Southwood High School, Shreveport, La. What's on TV: The Game What's in my iPod: R&B and Rap What I drive: Silver 2006 Mazda 6 Favorite flicks: Love & Basketball, Friday, Friday the 13th Magazine subscriptions: Jet, Cosmo, and Sports Illustrated On my apartment walls: pictures of me Love to trade places for a day with: Keri Hilson First job: Water Town USA Favorite meal: Parmesan Shrimp Pasta Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Dwayne Wade Favorite teams as a kid: Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia 76ers Favorite physical attribute about myself: My smile And least: My hands Dream date: Romantic walk on the beach and candle light dinner under the stars. My greatest love: God My hero: My mother My bucket list: Jumping out of an airplane My motto: “You will never know how to appreciate things if it is always handed to you”

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Career Averages 5.6 ppg • 4.7 rpg • 0.7 apg • 0.7 bpg • 44.1 FG • 48.0 FT • 13.7 mpg

Freshman (2008-09): Saw action in 27 games with six starts and averaged 5.6 points with 4.7 rebounds per game... 13.7 minutes per game... 44.1 percent from the field and 48 percent from the free throw line... scored in double-digits eight times with a high of 14 points at Ole Miss and against Nicholls... pulled down 16 rebounds to go along with nine points against Centenary early in the season... scored eight points with eight boards in her collegiate debut at San Diego State in the season opener... had 13 points against Arkansas-Monticello... had a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) against Sam Houston State... averaged 4.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in conference games. High School: A two-time first team all-district selection (2007, '08) and a second team selection as a sophomore in 2006‌ named the district MVP as a junior and senior and best in the area as a senior‌ helped her teams to four consecutive playoff appearances‌ letter four years in basketball and four in softball. Personal: Born Britany Kinlaw on April 4, 1989‌ daughter of Thomas Kinlaw and Christine Hamilton‌ majoring in general studies and plans on going into coaching or playing professional overseas.

Kinlaw’s Career Highs Points . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . . .13 FG Made . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . . .7 FG Atts . . . . . .15 FT Made . . . .5 FT Atts . . . . . .11 Rebounds . . .16 . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Blocks . . . . . .3 Assists . . . . . .5 Steals . . . . . . .3 Minutes . . . . .26

Opponent Date vs. Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .1/10/09 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . .12/29/08 vs. Ark.-Monticello . . . . . . .1/2/09 vs. Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .1/10/09 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . .12/29/08 vs. Ark.-Monticello . . . . . . .1/2/09 vs. Centenary . . . . . . . . . .12/1/08 vs. Centenary . . . . . . . . . .12/1/08 vs. Centenary . . . . . . . . . .12/1/08 vs. Sam Houston State . . .3/4/09 vs. Tenn.-Martin . . . . . . .12/30/08 vs. Ark.-Monticello . . . . . . .1/2/09 vs. Southern . . . . . . . . . .11/18/09 at Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .1/24/09

Kinlaw’s Career Statistics Year 08-09

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G-GS 27-6

M-Avg. 371-13.7

FG-A 64-145

Pct. .441

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3FG-A 0-1

Pct. .000

FT-A 24-50

Pct. .480

ORB 42

DRB 84

Reb. 126

Avg. 4.7

PF-DQ 57-0

A 20

TO 55

BL 18

ST 14

Pts. 152

Avg. 5.6

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Britany’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: April 4, 1989 Status: It is what it is Alma mater: Memorial High What's on TV: ESPN and ESPN 2 What's in my iPod: Kanye West & Drake What I drive: White Chevrolet Trail Blazer Favorite flicks: Glory Road Worst habit: Biting my lips On my apartment walls: Spiderman things & a replica Lady Demon jersey Love to trade places for a day with: Kanye West First job: Coaching an AAU Basketball Team Favorite meal: Pork chops cooked any kind of way with rice and corn Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Floyd Mayweather Favorite city to visit: Nashville, Tennessee Favorite teams as a kid: Chicago Bulls Favorite physical attribute about myself: My eyes And least: my feet Dream date: Taraji Henson My greatest love: My Grandmothers My hero: My father My bucket list: Travel My motto: “To blessed to be depressed”

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Career Averages 8.1 ppg • 3.9 rpg • 1.7 apg • 0.7 spg • 40.6 FG • 33.6 3FG • 71.4 FT • 22.5 mpg 2008-09 Honors: SLC Commissioner's Honor Roll, Spring 2009‌ NSU Athletic Honor Roll, Gold (3.5-3.99), Fall 2008, Spring 2009. Sophomore (2008-09): Averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game after playing in all 31 games with 28 starts‌ ranked second in the SLC in 3-point FG shooting at 39.5 percent‌ connected on 40 percent of her shots from the floor and 79 percent from the free throw line‌ finished second on the team with 55 assists‌ had 13 double-digit scoring games‌ scored a career-high 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting at Arkansas-Pine Bluff‌ connected on 5 of 6 from 3-point range in that game, helping the Lady Demons to tying the school record (14) for 3-pointers made in a game‌ had 10 boards, a career-high, in that contest for her only double-double of the season. Freshman (2007-08): Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with a 7.6 per game average‌ also pulled down 4.0 rebounds per game‌ fourth on the team with 51 assists‌ connected on 42 percent of her shots from the field and 63 percent from the free throw line‌ scored in double-digits 11 times with a high of 17 points against UTSA on Jan. 19‌ scored 15 points and a season-best nine rebounds against McNeese on Jan. 24‌ averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in conference games only‌ played in all 30 games with 28 starts. High School: A five-time all-state player for South Australia, McPhail helped lead her teams to two Silver Medal National Championships (freshman, junior) and three Bronze Medals (sophomore, senior)... awarded the SACE academic award after graduating with a 3.0 gpa. Personal: Born Jessica Lucy McPhail on January 11, 1989... daughter of David and Ruth McPhail... two brothers, Andrew and Matthew, and a sister, Katherine... mother is a mental health regional manager while father is an occupational health & safety officer... majoring in psychology.

McPhail’s Career Highs Points . . . . . . . .23 FG Made . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 FG Atts . . . . . . .15 3FG Made . . . .5 3FG Atts . . . . . .8 FT Made . . . . . .7 FT Atts . . . . . . .11 Rebounds . . . . .10 Assists . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Steals . . . . . . . .5 Blocks . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Minutes . . . . . . .45

Opponent Date at UA-Pine Bluff . . . . . . . . .1/5/09 vs. UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/14/09 at UA-Pine Bluff . . . . . . . . .1/5/09 vs. UTSA . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/19/08 at UA-Pine Bluff . . . . . . . . .1/5/09 at UTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/7/09 vs. McNeese State . . . . . . .2/4/09 vs. McNeese State . . . . . . .2/4/09 at UA-Pine Bluff . . . . . . . . .1/5/09 vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . .1/28/09 two other times vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . .1/28/09 at A&M-Corpus Christi . . .1/17/09 vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/08 vs. Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/21/09

McPhail’s Career Statistics Year 07-08 08-09 Totals

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G-GS 30-28 31-28 61-56

M-Avg. 649-21.6 723-23.3 1372-22.5

FG-A 82-199 85-212 167-411

Pct. .412 .401 .406

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3FG-A 14-57 34-86 48-143

Pct. .246 .395 .336

FT-A 50-79 65-82 115-161

Pct. .633 .793 .714

ORB 45 26 71

DRB 75 89 164

Reb. 120 115 235

Avg. 4.0 3.7 3.9

PF-DQ 85-2 99-4 184-6

A 51 55 106

TO 70 77 147

BL 12 14 26

ST 18 22 40

Pts. 228 269 497

Avg. 7.6 8.7 8.1

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Jessica’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: January 11, 1989 Status: Off the market Alma mater: Immanuel College (High School) What's on TV: NCIS or a good episode of That 70's Show or Scrubs What's in my iPod: A bit of everything from Kanye to Linkin Park, a little Taylor Swift and some Temptations What I drive: The pavement Favorite flicks: Remember the Titans, Love & Basketball, Napolean Dynamite, and Blades of Glory Bookmarks: Twilight, Harry Potter, Sports Biographies Worst habit: Picking up a Southern Accent On my apartment walls: Photos of my family and friends and my Aussie Flag! Love to trade places for a day with: Roger Federer. It would be fun to be a successful professional tennis player First Job: Babysitting Favorite meal: Stir-fry Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Rodger Federer Favorite city to visit: Adelaide, South Australia Favorite teams as a kid: Adelaide 36ers Favorite value in others: Work ethic Favorite physical attribute about myself: My eyes And least: My weak ankles Dream date: Having a picnic on the beach during sunset My greatest love: Chocolate My hero: My Grandpa My bucket list: I don't have one. I take life as it comes. My motto: Do your best, God will do the rest!

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Career Averages 8.4 ppg • 3.3 rpg • 1.3 apg • 1.6 spg • 35.6 FG • 36.8 3FG • 83.6 FT • 29.5 mpg

2008-09 Honors: Southland Conference All-Academic First Team... SLC Commissioner's Honor Roll, Spring 2009‌ NSU Athletic Honor Roll, Gold (3.5-3.99), Fall 2008, Spring 2009. Sophomore (2008-09): Second on the team in scoring with 8.9 points per game‌ led the team with 52 3-pointers made (38.2 percent) and in free throw shooting (88.9, 64-72)‌ also SLC leader in shooting from the charity stripe‌ dished out 31 assists and ranked second on the squad with 37 steals‌ played and started in all 31 games‌ part of a stout defense that ranked second nationally in 3-point field goal defense (25.1 percent)‌ scored in double-digits in 12 games and scored 20 or more three times‌ pushed in 21 points at Texas-Arlington a day before scoring 20 at Stephen F. Austin‌ had 20 points at Mississippi State in the third game of the season. Freshman (2007-08): Top returning scorer for the Lady Demons, averaged 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds‌ ranked second on the team and seventh in the league with 59 steals and a 1.97 per game average‌ 12th in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage with a 35.3 mark and 12th in 3-pointers made with 48 and a 1.60 per game average‌ sank 77.4 percent of her free throws‌ also dished out 49 assists‌ scored in double-figures nine times with a high of 18 points against Xavier on Nov. 16‌ scored 17 points against Southeastern Louisiana on Feb. 2‌ made a seasonbest five 3-pointers at Jackson State (5 for 5) on Dec. 20 and vs. SLU (5 for 6) on Feb. 2‌ recorded a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) against Central Arkansas on Feb. 9‌ averaged 7.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in conference games only‌ played in all 30 games with 26 starts. High School: District MVP, two-time district Defensive MVP and district Newcomer of the Year at Argyle High in Texas... 23 ppg as a senior, ranking first in the state in free throws and three-point shooting - knocking down 96 for the season... averaged 18.6 points as a Shepherd’s Career Highs junior and 20 ppg as a sophomore... state champs as a freshman and junior... area Opponent Date Points . . . . . . .21 at UTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/7/09 champions her sophomore season and . . . . . . . . . . . .20 at Stephen F. Austin . . . . .2/11/09 regional finalists as a senior... also lettered . . . . . . . . . . . .20 at Mississippi State . . . .11/23/08 in track and field and cross country where FG Made . . . .8 at UTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/7/09 FG Atts . . . . . .15 at Mississippi State . . . .11/23/08 she helped her team to the state title as a 3FG Made . . .5 at Stephen F. Austin . . . . .2/11/09 freshman... member of the National Honor . . . . . . . . . . . .5 at UTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/7/09 Society and had the highest performance in . . . . . . . . . . . .5 two other times 3FG Atts . . . . .12 at Mississippi State . . . .11/23/08 biology, English, medical terminology and FT Made . . . .6 at Mississippi State . . . .11/23/08 anatomy. . . . . . . . . . . . .6 at Southern . . . . . . . . . . .11/13/07 FT Atts . . . . . .8 Rebounds . . .10 Assists . . . . . .4 Blocks . . . . . .2 Steals . . . . . . .7 Minutes . . . . .40

vs. McNeese State . . . . . . .2/4/09 vs. Central Arkansas . . . . .2/9/08 three games vs. Southeastern La. . . . .1/14/09 vs. Southern N.O. . . . . . .12/4/07 two games

Personal: Born Brooke Danielle Shepherd on February 14, 1989... daughter of Burton and Brenda Shepherd... two brothers, Burton and Brett...majoring in exercise science and plans to go into physical therapy. Shepherd’s Career Statistics

Year 07-08 08-09 Totals

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M-Avg. 892-29.7 907-29.3 1799-29.5

FG-A 69-202 80-217 149-419

Pct. .342 .369 .356

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3FG-A 48-136 52-136 100-272

Pct. .353 .382 .368

FT-A 48-62 64-72 112-134

Pct. .774 .889 .836

ORB 33 8 41

DRB 84 78 162

Reb. 117 86 203

Avg. 3.9 2.8 3.3

PF-DQ 59-2 66-0 125-2

A 49 31 80

TO 57 32 89

BL 2 6 8

ST 59 37 96

Pts. 234 276 510

Avg. 7.8 8.9 8.4

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Brooke’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: February 14, 1989 in Wichita Falls, Texas Status: Single Alma mater: Argyle High School What's on TV: How I Met Your Mother, CMT, & Reba What's in my iPod: A random mix of everything you can think of…mostly country though. What I drive: Black Acura TSX Favorite flicks: The Proposal, Dumb & Dumber, Finding Nemo, and Twilight! Magazine Subscriptions: Sports Illustrated Bookmarks: facebook Worst habit: I bite my nails On my apartment walls: Marilyn Monroe and James Dean posters Love to trade places for a day with: Coach Graf First job: Barista at Cup's Coffee House Favorite meal: Mom's chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes!!! Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Shawn Johnson (Gymnastics) Favorite city to visit: Honolulu, Hawaii Favorite teams as a kid: Texas Rangers & Dallas Cowboys Favorite value in others: Sense of humor Favorite physical attribute about myself: My dimples And least: My short stubby toes Dream date: James Franco My greatest love: God & my family My hero: my mom, Brenda Shepherd because she is not only a great mother, but my best friend My Bucket List: 1) Travel all over Europe 2) skydive My motto: “Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die tomorrow.”

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"+*, $,+,--  (-0,&$ Career Averages 5.9 ppg • 4.6 rpg • 0.2 bpg • 45.3 FG • 57.6 FT • 16.1 mpg

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Junior (2008-09): Averaged 5.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 27 games before being sidelined for the season with a week left in the regular season‌ started in six games but the last five, all conference games, she dominated her opponents in averaging 13.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game‌ she recorded three double-doubles in the last five games including a season-best 19 points and 12 rebounds against Central Arkansas on Valentine's Day‌ had 17 points and 12 boards at UTSA‌ had seven double-digit scoring games and four double-digit rebound games. Prior to NSU: Earned all-state honors at Pearl River Community College where she played for two seasons‌ named the Mississippi Junior College Freshman of the Year after averaging 10.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. High School: Averaged 11.2 points and 10.1 rebounds as a senior at Jim Hill High School in Jackson, Mississippi‌ averaged 12.4 points and 11.2 rebounds as a junior‌ a member of the National Honor Society‌ lettered in basketball, track, cross country, and tennis. Personal: Born Sherrion Jonitra Thomas on April 17, 1988‌ daughter of Joe and Tina Thomas‌ one brother, JoShun‌ majoring in biology with a minor in occupational therapy.

Thomas’ Career Highs Points . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . . . . .17 FG Made . . . .8 . . . . . . . . . . . .8 FG Atts . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . . . .13 FT Made . . . .6 FT Atts . . . . . .7 Rebounds . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Blocks . . . . . .2 Assists . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Steals . . . . . . .2 Minutes . . . . .39

Opponent Date vs. UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/14/09 at UTSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/25/09 at UTSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/25/09 vs. UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/14/09 at UTSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/25/09 vs. UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/14/09 at McNeese State . . . . . .2/18/09 vs. Southern . . . . . . . . . .11/18/08 at UTSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/25/09 vs. UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/14/09 at Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .1/24/09 vs. UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/14/09 at UA-Pine Bluff . . . . . . . . .1/5/09 vs. Southern Arkansas . .11/29/08 vs. Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/21/09

Thomas’ Career Statistics Year 08-09

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G-GS 27-6

M-Avg. 436-16.1

FG-A 62-137

Pct. .453

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3FG-A 0-0

Pct. .000

FT-A 34-59

Pct. .576

ORB 53

DRB 72

Reb. 125

Avg. 4.6

PF-DQ 55-2

A 10

TO 40

BL 6

ST 15

Pts. 158

Avg. 5.9

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Sherrion’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: April 17, 1988 Status: Single 4 Now!!! Alma mater: Jim Hill High What's on TV: Intervention What's in my iPod: Boosie, Wayne, Kanye West, a little bit of everything. What I drive: Gray 07 Saturn Ion Favorite flicks: Love and Basketball & Orphen Magazine subscriptions: Seventeen Bookmarks: Gifted Hands Worst Habit: Clicking my pen and waiting until the last minute to do my work On my apartment walls: A mirror, pictures, candle holders (Kirkland's Bound) Love to trade places for a day with: Gabrielle Union First job: Kroger, as a junior in high school Favorite meal: A good old, home cooked, country meal! Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Kobe Bryant Favorite city to visit: San Diego Favorite teams as a kid: Basketball-Bulls with Michael Jordan, Football-Dallas Cowboys Favorite value in others: Humor and Outgoing Favorite physical attribute about myself: My smile & teeth And least: My skinny fingers Dream date: Shhhhh he's a secret! My greatest love: My Great Grandma My hero: The one and only Man Above My bucket list: Travel the world My motto: Don't worry be Happy

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Career Averages 4.0 ppg • 1.6 rpg • 0.7 apg • 0.6 spg • 35.4 FG • 29.9 3FG • 86.2 FT • 11.9 mpg

2008-09 Honors: SLC Commissioner's Honor Roll, Spring 2009‌ NSU Athletic Honor Roll, Gold (3.5-3.99), Fall 2008; Solid Gold (4.0), Spring 2009. Junior (2008-09): Ended the season on a strong note, scoring double-digits in four of the last seven games played... tied a career-high with 15 points against Lamar and followed that with a 14-point performance versus Texas State and 12 points against Sam Houston State... scored 11 points to help lead the Lady Demons to a first round tournament win over Southeastern Louisiana... averaged 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game for the season... played in 29 games... connected on 39 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from 3-point range... averaged 6.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in conference games. Sophomore (2007-08): Averaged 3.3 points per game with eight assists and six steals‌ had a career-game with 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range against Central Arkansas on Feb. 9‌ hit 2 for 2 from 3-point range and finished with eight points against LSU-Shreveport on Dec. 29... averaged 3.2 points in conference games only‌ played in 16 games with no starts. High School: Helped lead her Many High School team to the state championship her junior and senior seasons... a three-time first team all-district and All-Cenla performer (sophomore-senior) and second team all-district as a freshman... three-time all-state honorable mention honors... also lettered in softball and track... graduated with a 4.0 gpa... academic all-state... Williams’ Career Highs Student Council.... class secretary. Opponent Date Points . . . . . . .15 . . . . . . . . . . . .15 FG Made . . . .7 FG Atts . . . . . .14 3FG Made . . .5 3FG Atts . . . . .8 FT Made . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . .4 FT Atts . . . . . .6 Rebounds . . .7 Assists . . . . . .5 Steals . . . . . . .5 Minutes . . . . .30

vs. Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/21/09 vs. Central Arkansas . . . . .2/9/08 vs. Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/21/09 vs. Lamar . . . . . . . . . . . . .2/21/09 vs. Central Arkansas . . . . .2/9/08 vs. Texas State . . . . . . . .2/28/09 at UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/31/09 vs. Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .1/10/09 at UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/31/09 at UCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/31/09 vs. Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . .1/10/09 vs. LSUS . . . . . . . . . . . .12/20/09 vs. Texas State . . . . . . . .2/28/09

Personal: Born Anna Cate Williams on December 31, 1987... daughter of Malcom and Cherry Williams... one brother, Patrick... majoring in health & human performance... plans to become a college basketball coach.

Williams’ Career Statistics Year 07-08 08-09 Totals

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G-GS 16-0 29-0 45-0

M-Avg. 149-9.3 385-13.3 534-11.9

FG-A 18-51 44-124 62-175

Pct. .353 .355 .354

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3FG-A 13-40 16-57 29-97

Pct. .325 .281 .299

FT-A 3-4 22-25 25-29

Pct. .750 .880 .862

ORB 8 21 29

DRB 7 37 44

Reb. 15 58 73

Avg. 0.9 2.0 1.6

PF-DQ 12-0 35-0 47-0

A 8 22 30

TO 6 29 35

BL 0 2 2

ST 6 21 27

Pts. 52 126 178

Avg. 3.3 4.3 4.0

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THE LADY DEMONS What you may not see on Anna Cate’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. Born: December 31, 1987 in Shreveport, La Status: Dating Alma mater: Many High School What's on TV: CSI, The Game, Las Vegas What's in my iPod: Frankie Beverly, Maze, Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert Maxwell, India Arie, Beyonce. What I drive: Red 2006 Toyota 4-Runner Favorite Flicks: Love and Basketball, Remember the Titans, John Q, and Hoosiers Bookmarks: Myspace, Facebook Worst Habit: Not speaking up for myself; letting others take advantage of me On my apartment walls: Painting by Monet. Pictures of friends and family First job(s): Teaching dance classes and babysitting Favorite meal: Steak & Sushi run a tight race Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Baseball's Derek Jeter Favorite city to visit: Destin, Florida Favorite teams as a kid: New York Yankees, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Lakers Favorite value in others: Honesty Favorite physical attribute about myself: Strength And least: Speed Dream date: A walk in Central Park in the snow and having a frozen hot chocolate at the restaurant Serendipity My greatest love: My family My hero: My parents My bucket list: Skydiving, visit Tahiti, go on a cruise My motto: For Basketball: It's not how big you are; it's how big you play. For life: Live for today because tomorrow is never promised

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High School: Averaged 19.7 points and 15 What you may not see on Facebook page even if rebounds per game as a senior... earned all- Trudy’s you’re approved as a friend. state, all-region and co-MVP... 22-9 record and Born: April 30, 1991 district championship... as a junior, first team all- Status: Single Alma mater: F. D. Roosevelt High School region while averaging 18 points and 14 What's on TV: Tiny and Toya in my iPod: Lil Wayne, Micheal Jackson rebounds... in four year career, team won four What's What I drive: Don't drive district titles and advanced to regional quarterfi- Favorite flicks: Love and Basketball Habit: starring nals her junior year where team finished 27-8... scored 2,300 points in her career Worst On my apartment walls: All of my metals and trowith 1,028 rebounds... graduated with a 3.0 GPA... member of the National Honor phies Love to trade places for one day with: Society. Candice Parker Personal: Born April 30, 1991... grand-daughter of Gertrude Armstead... two brothers, Franklin and Jonathan, and a sister, Taijah... undecided on a major but would like to become a peditrician.

Favorite Meal: Spaghetti Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Tennis, Serena Williams Favorite city to visit: New Orleans Favorite teams as a kid: Dallas Mavericks Favorite physical attribute about myself: My lips Dream date: Columbus Short My greatest love: Basketball My hero: My mother My bucket list: Just live life to the fullest My motto: “Lets get it�

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2008-09 Honors: SLC Commissioner's Honor Roll, What you may not see on Spring 2009‌ NSU Athletic Honor Roll, Gold (3.5- Meredith’s Facebook page even 3.99), Fall 2008. if you’re approved as a friend. Freshman (2008-09): Redshirted. High School: Two-time all-district and two-time allstate honorable mention (junior and senior years)‌ Class 5A Academic All-State Honorable Mention as a senior‌ Shreveport Times All-Area as a junior‌ Lady Chief Outstanding Team Player Award as a junior and senior‌ Gatorade Lady Chief Rookie of the Year as a freshman‌ averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists her senior year‌ averaged 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists as a junior‌ team finished 33-6 her senior season, winning the district championship and a quarterfinalist in the state playoffs‌ 22-12 record as a junior‌ 33-6 her sophmore season and state quarterfinalist‌ 26-11 finish as a freshman‌ also a first team all-district softball player‌ lettered four years in basketball and softball‌ a member of the National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students, and FCA‌ graduated with a 3.8 grade point average. Personal: Born Meredith Ann Graf on May 19, 1990‌ daughter of Steve and Sherrie Graf‌ one brother, Brandon, and a sister, Brittany‌ Steve played baseball and football for Northwestern State and was drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Montreal Expos in the 26th round in 1983‌ majoring in graphic design. 30 •

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Alma mater: Natchitoches Central What's on TV: T.O. Show, Bones, Brook Knows Best What's on my iPod: Alicia Keys, Colbie Caillat, George Strait, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige What I drive: 2007 Ford Explorer Favorite Flicks: A League of Their Own, Rocky, Eagle Eye, The Notebook Magazine subscriptions: Sharing the Victory-FCA Bookmarks: Facebook, Blackboard, YouTube On my apartment walls: Bulletin Board with pictures and small marker board, so I can write down my “to do� list. Love to trade places for a day with: Duff from Ace of Cakes, because I have always wanted to make those awesome cakes. First Job: Coach USSSA Softball Team Favorite meal: Pot Roast with cornbread and strawberry shortcake Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Tiger Woods Favorite city to visit: Fairbanks, Alaska Favorite teams as a kid: Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bulls, Oakland A's Favorite value in others: Honesty Favorite physical attribute about myself: Abs (when I have them)

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High School: In her 4-year high school career, What you may not see on Facebook page even teams combined to go 143-12 with two Class 4A Laneisha’s if you’re approved as a friend. Mississippi State Championships... earned MVP Born: November 30, 1989 Baby Shaq in basketball as a sophomore and junior and was Nickname(s): Status: Single named Athlete of the Year as a senior... named Alma mater: Gentry High School What's on TV: Sports Center best rebounder as a freshman and sophomore What's in my iPod: Rap, R&B I drive: 91 Nissan Sentra and most offensive as a junior... also a standout What Favortie flicks: Love & Basketball, The 6th man softball player where she earned MVP honors as a freshman and senior... most Magazine subscriptions: Ebony Bookmarks: Speak home runs hit as a sophomore... a state champion in track where she won the Worst habit: Biting my nails my apartment's wall: pictures of my family title in the shot put as a junior... best thrower as a senior... graduated with a 3.11 On members and friends Love to trade places for a day with: Bill Gates GPA. Favorite meal: Greens, corn bread, & sweet potatoes Personal: Born Laneisha Christine Jennie on Nov. 30, 1989... reside with her grandmother, Prince Washington... two brothers, Kenneth Jones and Earnest Spiller, and a sister, Sharona Gatior... majoring in general studies and would like to own her own business someday.

Jasmine

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High School: A 4-time all-district and all-metro What you may not see on Jasmine’s Facebook page even selection... all-metro MVP as a junior... in her if you’re approved as a friend. career, teams combined to go 89-30, including a Born: April, 19, 1991 mater: Ferriday High School 26-7 record her junior year and 30-2 mark as a Alma What's on TV: The Game senior... graduated with top honors with a 3.6 What's in my iPod: R&B, Hip-Hop, Rap Favorite flicks: Friday Trilogy, Radio, & Forest GPA. Gump Personal: Born Jasmine Nicole Upchurch on April 19, 1991... daughter of Lisa Abron and Craig Upchurch... mother is a teacher and a coach... two brothers, Joshua and Craig, Jr., and three sisters, Sydney, Shelby, and Juah... has a daughter, Jai Aysha Upchurch (4 months old)... majoring in radiology... nicknames are “Jas� and “Jasamina.�

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Worst habit: Clicking pens while I think On my apartment walls: Sponge Bob Square pants posters and my basketball plaques Love to tread places for a day with: My little sister First Job: Concordia Funeral Home Favorite meal: Seafood gumbo (my grandma's only) Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Rashad Lewis Favorite city to visit: Las Vegas, NV. Favorite team as a kid: Chicago Bulls Favorite physical attribute about myself: My legs And Least: I don't have a least I like everything about myself Dream date: Drizzy Drake My greatest love: My daughter, basketball, and mother My hero: My mother My Motto: “Fight for your dreams.�

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Prior to NSU: Was a two-time all-conference What you may not see on selection out of East Mississippi Community Kottia’s Facebook page even if you’re approved as a friend. College... also was named to the all-star team as Born: September 13, 1989 a sophomore... averaged 10.2 points as a fresh- Alma mater: Murrah High School (Jackson, MS) What's on TV: Tina & Toya man and 10.0 points per game as a sopho- What's on my iPod: Lil' Wayne, Gucci Mane, Plies Drake. more... her sophomore team finished 24-7 and and Favortie flicks: Love & Basketball, Life, Paid In and The Toy was the Region 23 champions... a member of Full, Magazine Subscriptions: Vibe, XXL, and Source.

High School: Lettered all four seasons at Murrah High School and helped her team to a 31-2 record and Class 5A Mississippi State Championship her senior year. Personal: Born Kottia Marie White on Sept. 13, 1989 in Gretna, Louisiana... daughter of James and Dana Goffner... has one brother, Brandon, and two sisters, Jamie and Jordan... majoring in physical therapy... after graduation, would like to play professionally overseas or go to physical therapy school... nicknames are “K-dubb� or “K-White.�

Bookmarks: Facebook, Myspace, and mynsu.edu On my apartment walls: Family Pictures Love to trade places for a day with: Kobe Bryant to spend all of his money and my favorite basketball player. First job: Mac's Grocery Store Favorite meal: Hot wings and pasta Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Terrell Owens Favorite city to visit: Houston Favorite teams as a kid: Chicago Bulls and Duke's Women's Basketball team Favorite value in others: Personality Favorite physical attribute about myself: My tattoos and my dreads Dream date: Lil' Wayne My greatest love: Basketball My hero: My parents, never gave up on me My Motto: “Keep hope alive�

NSU senior guard Lyndzee Greene speaks at Freshman Convocation Northwestern State junior women's basketball player Lyndzee Greene was one of two guest speakers Sunday evening for the NSU Freshman Convocation, another honor on her ever-growing resume. Greene joined distinguished business professor Dr. John Williams as the speakers addressing the incoming freshmen during the formal assembly in Prather Coliseum, where the freshmen hope to eventually enjoy their commencement exercises in a few years. "Lyndzee was simply brilliant," said director of athletics Greg Burke. "It was a wonderful honor to have the opportunity to participate, and she delivered a great message to the freshmen class." Greene, who is a senior guard for the Lady Demons in 2009-10, was named the female recipient of the 2009 Southland Conference Steve 32 •

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McCarty Citi-zenship Award in recognition of her community and campus activism and athletic and academic achievement. A native of Dry Creek and product of South Beauregard High School also won the Fellowship of Christian Athletes North Louisiana 2008-09 Student-Athlete of the Year award.

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Jennifer GRAF          

She's still one of the youngest head coach in the country, coaching one of the country's younger teams. At the age of 31, Jennifer Graf is the ideal person for that scenario. Beginning her sixth season in charge, she enters her 14th year in the Lady Demon basketball family. This is home to her. It is family. Since she headed four hours north from her parents' home in Loranger, a half-hour east of Baton Rouge, to begin her freshman season as a Lady Demon in August, 1996, Graf has immersed herself in Natchitoches, at Northwestern State and most of all, in the Lady Demon basketball program. Her dad, Glen, a contractor, built a house for her in Natchitoches during her playing days. She still lives there. Already she was committed to working as a graduate assistant coach while earning her master's in sports administration. Jennifer had hopes that then-assistant coach Wendy Schuller might get a head coaching position and that their mentor, longtime Lady Demon head coach James Smith, would tap her to replace Schuller. After all, it was during Smith and Schuller's home visit to the Graf residence outside Loranger that Jennifer tipped her hand. Coach Smith asked about Graf's academic interests and if she had any career plans yet. Without hesitation, she said she wanted to be a college basketball coach. Smith chuckled, looked over at his loyal assistant Schuller, and said, "Wendy, you better watch out, sounds like she's coming after your job!" "No," said Graf, laughing, "Coach Smith, I'm coming after yours!" Who knew? She wasn't scheming, just dreaming. But believing. And without even trying, she gradually collected believers. Let's just say that by the time her playing days ended, it was a possibility that had occurred to Smith and others close to the program. That's just how mature Graf was, with a presence far past her years. It's a cool, playful confidence, without a trace of arrogance, relying on unyielding faith and a burning passion to achieve excellence. Before her junior season as a player, Graf began teaching a Catechism class (bible studies for Catholic youth) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. This is the ninth year she'll carve out time on Wednesday nights in midseason to serve her church family. Born June 11, 1978 in Covington, Graf began her first season as the youngest head coach in Division I, following the footsteps of such legendary coaches like Pat Summitt (22 years old when hired at Tennessee), Jody Conradt (28 years old at Sam Houston State), Bobby Knight (25 years old at Army) and Mike Krzyzewski (28 years old at Army) as coaches who got their first head coaching job at an early age. When Coach Smith stepped to the podium on Sept. 1, 2004, to announce his retirement, it marked the end of an apprenticeship for Graf, whom he had groomed as his successor for much of the two previous seasons, the final one ending with Southland Conference regular-season and tournament championships and an NCAA Tournament appearance. NSU had an 86-32 record in her four seasons as an assistant coach, including a 63-15 mark in Southland Conference play. In her four seasons (1996-2000) as a guard for Coach Smith, the Lady Demons were 64-39. In her last nine seasons with the program, NSU has six years of 22 or more victories. She and former assistant coach Kia Converse are the only Lady Demon basketball players to win Southland Conference championship rings as a player and as a coach. Her energetic, enthusiastic and positive approach is contagious. If you're not smiling when you arrive in the Lady Demon basketball office, you soon will be. As an assistant coach, Graf had a wide range of responsibilities, both coaching and administrative, along with serving as recruiting coordinator. She handled the scouting reports and set the defensive schemes for each game. Her defensive strategy was cited by NSU Athletics “Great Tradition, Brighter Future�

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LADY DEMON COACHING STAFF Texas-Arlington coach Donna Capps as well as Coach Smith as a pivotal factor in the 2004 SLC Tournament championship game when the Lady Demons held UTA to 28 percent shooting. In her first year as head coach, she had to grow a point guard thanks to the graduation of all-time great Cooda Dobin. Shooting guard Sheronda Bell was put in place, and by year's end, she ranked among the nation's leaders in assists and was atop the SLC rankings. Graf guided her team, which struggled mightily in December and early January, into playing its best in the SLC stretch run, when the Lady Demons posted 10 wins in 11 games to secure a third-place regular-season finish. They wound up 17-12 and reached the SLC Tournament semifinals. Her second and third seasons were part of a rebuilding campaign with a slew of newcomers. Two years ago, the squad improved dramatically with a .500 record and a fifth place finish in the league standings, and last year’s team topped that with 18 wins - the most in a season in her short career. Her approach to her job mirrors her "gym rat" mentality that turned heads prior to her senior season. Graf finished her junior year making only 1 of her last 28 shots, but her defense, rebounding, intelligent and unselfish play kept her in the lineup down the stretch as the Lady Demons won the 1999 SLC title with a 22-7 record. She virtually took up residence in Prather Coliseum in the spring and summer before her senior year, honing her game with intense shooting drills and workouts. The payoff: a 24-6 record in her senior year, honorable mention AllSLC honors with a 10.4 scoring average and the second-best single-season free throw percentage (84.7) in Lady Demon history. Graf played in 110 games for Northwestern, winning 74, starting 48 times, including all 30 games in her senior year when she raised her free throw percentage 22 points above her career average. She was a three-time Academic All-SLC selection and won the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' "Lady Demon of the Year" award as a senior. She led Loranger High School to the Louisiana Class 2A championship, the school's first state title, in her senior season, earning state Class 2A Most Valuable Player honors and sharing the overall Sweet 16 state tournament MVP award. Although Natchitoches is home, a big part of her heart remains in Loranger, where her parents, Glen and Debbie, still reside. She stays in constant contact with her mom and her dearest friend, former Lady Demon manager Jennifer Orsi Harrelson, an elementary school teacher and mother to Graf's godchild, Aidan Kate, and sons, Dominic Matthew and Ryan Joshua. She’s also “Aunt Jen” to her niece Kaitlyn and nephews, Jonathan and Christopher, children of her older brother Michael, a hydraulic engineer living in Germany, and her sister-in-law, Linnaya. The stereo in her office is usually tuned to contemporary Christian and Rockin’ 80s among her favorites. She enjoys spring and summer offroad adventures in her Jeep, in between working camps, jet skiing on Sibley Lake and keeping in touch with friends and former teammates near and far. Only a few days at a time usually pass without her visiting with Coach Smith, and not a day goes by that she doesn't remind her young team about the rich tradition and family values at the core of Lady Demon basketball -- a legacy that she's sure to enhance in the seasons ahead.

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What they’re saying about Head Coach Jennifer Graf... "Each year brings its own set of new opportunities and challenges, and that's what is so exciting about college athletics. Undoubtedly, I have learned much through my years as a part of the Lady Demon program - not only during my time as a player, but also through my years as a coach. “I was blessed to learn under a legendary coach, James Smith, and I have a tremendous resource in another amazing coach, Mike McConathy, down the hall. “I love the staff we have put together this year. Trina and I have been together for five years, and we are excited about the addition of Bob Austin. I am thankful to Coach Mike for allowing me to steal Bob over to the women's side. Bob's existing connection with our program certainly helped with a smooth transition. “This season, our girls have been working extremely hard, and they know that our goals are just as high as they have ever been for a Lady Demon program. Excellence is expected from this team, and although the expectation is high, it is one that is met with a willingness to achieve that goal. “After meeting with each player before practice began, each stated that they want more from this season than last. I'm sure there will still be highs and lows throughout the year, but I am eager to start the journey and achieve the success this program has known for so many years. " -- Head Coach Jennifer Graf when asked about how special this year’s team and coaches are.

"Coach Graf is so well grounded and steady, she's a young person with unique and special qualities that made her the slam-dunk pick to take over the Lady Demon basketball program.” “Jennifer understands what this program's about, being a very successful Lady Demon player herself before she went into coaching. For nine years, she's been totally committed to this university and upholding the great tradition in our women's program -- not only winning lots of games, but doing it with class and representing NSU the right way. She holds those virtues close to her heart, that it's special to be part of Northwestern Lady Demon basketball, and it definitely is an approach that is passed along to her players.” "The transformation from player to coach is always a difficult process, but Jennifer crossed that boundary as fast as anybody I've ever been around. She was the kind of player a coach like me appreciated watching, because she worked so hard, played so smart, cared so much, and she has carried that over to her coaching career." -- Mike McConathy Head Coach, NSU Demons

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Coach Graf getting instructions from Coach James Smith during her playing days at Northwestern State.

“Being an NSU grad, Graf was the epitome of what a student-athlete should be and continues to set that same example for all young coaches. Her tireless work ethic, ability to communicate with her players and community outreach will only further push the envelope of Lady Demon Basketball." -- Eileen Schmidt, head softball coach, Virginia Head coach, NSU, 2002-04

"The Lady Demon Basketball program is in good hands. Jennifer was a hard-working, scrappy player who maximized her potential for the Lady Demons. She has displayed that same tenacity and work ethic in her coaching career. I know her players will play hard for her.” “But Jennifer's biggest strength as a person comes in her character. She has a high moral standard and a deep faith in God that will guide her throughout her career." -- Joe Peterson, missionary Christ's Gift Academy, Kenya Assistant men's basketball coach, NSU, 1999-2002

"From the days we were recruiting her, Jennifer Graf had a special presence, just a very confident personality without a hint of being arrogant. She came to us planning to be a basketball coach and during her years as a player, she soaked up every ounce of teaching we could offer and wanted more.” “We won a conference championship in her junior season, and I've never seen a player work any harder than she did between her junior and senior seasons to improve her game, with great success.” -- Wendy Luebbers Schuller Head Coach, Eastern Washington Assistant Coach, NSU Lady Demons, 1991-2000 www.nsudemons.com

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1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Mary Jane Mayfield Charlotte Corley Charlotte Corley Charlotte Corley Pat Nolen Pat Nolen Pat Nolen Pierson Pat Nolen Pierson Pat Nolen Pierson Pat Nolen Pierson Pat Nolen Pierson Pat Nolen Pierson Pat Nolen Pierson James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith James Smith Jennifer Graf Jennifer Graf Jennifer Graf Jennifer Graf Jennifer Graf

18-9 18-17 17-14 13-13 12-15 19-17 22-8 18-7 16-9 15-11 20-6 25-7 19-8 16-12 22-8 17-12 16-11 21-8 24-8 20-8 25-7 19-10 11-15 17-11 22-7 24-6 23-7 22-7 17-11 24-7 17-12 11-16 10-20 15-15 18-13

.667 .514 .548 .500 .444 .528 .733 .720 .640 .577 .769 .781 .704 .571 .733 .586 .593 .724 .750 .714 .781 .655 .423 .607 .759 .800 .767 .656 .607 .774 .586 .407 .333 .500 .581

5-5 6-3 5-4 5-5 7-3 12-0 11-1 9-1 6-4 11-2 11-0 12-2 10-2 12-0 8-3 8-4 12-2 11-2 10-2 12-1 8-4 6-5 6-6 10-1 12-1 13-1 13-0 8-5 14-2 12-2 7-5 8-6 9-5 13-1

--Sites Unknown-13-12 0-0 4-5 7-6 6-5 2-4 5-7 2-3 5-10 7-4 9-6 1-2 6-5 1-1 6-6 1-2 7-5 2-2 8-4 1-0 9-4 5-3 4-4 3-2 5-8 1-2 8-6 2-2 5-9 4-0 7-7 1-0 7-4 2-2 9-5 4-1 7-5 3-1 8-4 5-2 9-3 2-3 3-8 2-2 8-4 3-1 9-5 3-1 8-3 4-2 8-4 2-2 8-4 1-3 8-3 1-3 8-4 2-1 5-8 0-2 3-10 1-1 2-11 0-3 5-7 1-3 4-10 1-2

GSC Champs (10-0) GSC Champs (8-2); WNIT Appearance T1st in GSC (9-1) T3rd in SLC (7-7) T2nd in SLC (11-3); NCAA Tournament T2nd in SLC (9-5) 5th in SLC (6-8) 2nd in SLC (14-4) 3rd in SLC(14-4); WNIT Appearance T2nd in SLC (14-4) 1st in SLC (16-2); WNIT Appearance T3rd in SLC (13-5) 7th in SLC (5-11) T4th in SLC (9-7) 1st in SLC (16-2); WNIT Appearance 2nd in SLC (15-3) 3rd in SLC (16-4) 2nd in SLC (17-3) 3rd in SLC (14-7) 1st in SLC (14-2); NCAA Tournament 3rd in SLC (11-5) 9th in SLC (4-12) 8th in SLC (6-10) 5th in SLC (8-8) 6th in SLC (9-7)

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Years 1 (‘74-’75) 3 (‘75-’78) 9 (‘78-’87) 17 (‘87-’04) 5 (‘04-active)

Record 18-9 48-44 166-88 340-155 71-76

Pct. .667 .522 .654 .687 .483

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Neutral 9-10 (.473) 23-19 (.548) 42-26 (.618) 2-8 (.200)

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Record 27-3 210-80 38-42

Pct. .900 .724 .475

Home Road 15-0 (1.000) 12-3 (.800) 109-34 (.762) 101-46 (.687) 29-17 (.630) 15-30 (.333)

Finish 2 GSC titles; 1 shared 3 SLC titles; 1 tourney title SLC Semifinals in 2008-09

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Not every coach commands the respect of players. But the last four years of doing what she believes could be her life's work, Trina Frierson had absolutely no credibility problems with the Lady Demons. That’s just one of the many reasons Frierson was promoted to associate head coach prior to last season. Part of the reason is her energetic, personable but tough approach to teaching the game. Whether it's watching tape in the Lady Demon locker room or coaching on the court, her passion is clear to see, and so is her upbeat approach and competitive fire. If that's not enough, when the young players in the program don't quite seem to grasp something she is teaching, Coach Frierson is eager to lead by example. If they are not doing it to her satisfaction, she often jumps into the drill and demonstrates. That definitely gets the message across. That's because Frierson ranks among the top scorers in Louisiana Tech women’s basketball history and as a pro player helped the Seattle Storm win the 2004 WNBA championship. Knee problems helped her decide to end her playing career. Her zeal for the game led her into coaching in her hometown of Vicksburg, Miss., and for Frierson and NSU's fifth-year head coach Jennifer Graf, it was a case of perfect timing last summer when Graf was trying to replace her friend and Lady Demon great Kia Converse as an assistant coach. “When Trina indicated she was interested, I was excited because I knew about her accomplishments as a player. Having her with us for a year now, I know how fortunate we are,� said Graf. “She is extremely impressive personally, has a great understanding of the game and how it fits into the lives of the young ladies in our program, and she is a wonderful addition to Lady Demon basketball.� Frierson wrapped up a two-year professional career in 2005 after a stellar four-year (1999-2004) tenure at Louisiana Tech, where she ranks 15th all-time in scoring (1,581 points) despite battling knee problems throughout her career. She played for Basketball Hall of Fame coach Leon Barmore and current Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke while a Lady Techster. Louisiana Tech compiled a 114-14 record in her four seasons. Frierson was a Naismith Award national Player of the Year candidate three times (2001, 2002, 2003), was a two-time first-team AllWestern Athletic Conference and All-Louisiana selection, and was team captain. She posted career averages of 12.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 50.2 field goal percentage, 73.1 free throw aim and started 67 of 127 games. “I had heard a lot about Northwestern’s program while I was in college because there has been so much success here, with championships and winning streaks and 20-win seasons. Coach Barmore and the retired coach here, Coach (James) Smith, are good friends. “What I really loved when I came to visit was that it feels like a family here, and even as a visitor, that comes across right away,� she said. “Now, it’s home for me. I know what to expect and what I can do to help our program progress. It’s fun to come to work with these coaches and players.� Frierson, a native of Vicksburg, Miss., was a two-time Nike All-American in high school. After she recovered from knee surgery during her second season at Louisiana Tech, she was invited to the 2001 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials in Colorado Springs. Following her collegiate career, she was a second-round WNBA Draft pick. Born Oct. 13, 1980, she is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Webber of Vicksburg. Her grandma's red beans and rice rank as Trina's favorite food. She enjoys movies (alltime favorite: "Purple Rain"), hanging out and loves talking with friends on the telephone. Aside from her regular coaching duties, Frierson holds the recruiting coordinator position; monitors the academic progress of student athletes; assists with all fundraising efforts; assists with alumni events; and post player instruction. Coach “T� gives some instructions to the bench during last year’s SLC tournament.

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Bob AUSTIN

      "  #$% && '( )! Having demonstrated several trademarks in four seasons at Northwestern State while helping the Demons to two straight Southland Conference titles, the first in a dream season in 2005-06, Bob Austin has changed offices to the Lady Demon side of the field house and will step foot on the court this season in his first as a Lady Demon assistant. Very rarely will you see Austin without a smile on his face, he is always working, handling his responsibilities on the basketball staff flawlessly. He is always willing to lend a hand in whatever way he could, even if it means getting a split lip while participating in an early season low-post drill. In addition to his regular coaching duties in assisting with the post position, Austin is also the team’s travel coordinator and recruits the junior college ranks, especially in east Texas. He also has a hand in scouting opponents, assits with fundraising activities and community service projects, and monitors the academic progress of selected players. Austin's debut with the Demons made him one of a handful of people to play in the NCAA Division II Tournament and to be on the basketball staff of a team playing in the Division I NCAA Tournament. Austin worked with both the men's and women's basketball programs three years ago at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Col., near his hometown of Highlands Ranch. Both Otero teams had outstanding seasons - the men, under coach Tim Moser, went 21-9, and the women, playing for coach Taylor Wagner, were 19-8. He knew the territory, playing two seasons at Otero before signing with Alaska-Anchorage. He was voted the team's "Most Inspirational Player" and "Defensive Player of the Year" by his teammates in his senior year and received the "Rebounders Award" by the basketball boosters club. His Alaska-Anchorage team reached the Division II NCAA Tournament, falling in the first round to BYU-Hawaii. Austin graduated from Alaska-Anchorage in 2004 with an emphasis in history after being an honors graduate at Otero. Coach Bob and his wife, Kalie, were married last May. The 29-year-old is the son of Lou and Joanne Austin. His father retired from a railroad retirement system and his mother is a retired special education teacher. His parents are avid NSU fans, and his dad has been known to get into pickup games with the basketball staff. His younger brother Matt played basketball at Pfieffer (N.C.) University.

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Victoria WILLIS     *  '+%,(

Victoria Willis is in her second season on the Lady Demon coaching staff, serving as a graduate assistant. Willis coaches the guards with individual skill and player improvement. She also monitors the academic progress of several players and helps build positive relationships within the community. She assists with all fundraising events, including the Buddy Bonnette and Don’t Die Wondering golf tournaments as well as assisting with the Sixth Man Club. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina and graduate of North Carolina-Pembroke, Willis played four seasons for the Lady Braves and started every game her junior and senior seasons. As a junior, she averaged 10.7 points and 3.8 assists per game while connecting on 55 3-pointers. She ranked second on the team in scoring as a senior with a 9.0 per game average while leading the team with 38 treys. Willis prepped at David W. Butler HIgh School and reached the 1,000 point plateau. She was named the team’s most valuable player while picking up all-conference honors as a senior. Also a softball star, Willis earned all-conference honors in that sport and was named the school’s athlete of the year following her senior season. The daughter of Nily and Al Willis, Victoria was born on March 27, 1986. A triplet, she has a brother, Adam, and a sister, Allyson. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science at UNCP.

Deasia JOHNSON      

Coach Graf on Deasia: “Deasia came in as a freshman a couple of years ago and worked extremely hard as a power forward but unfortunately a back injury put her on the sidelines. Two summers ago, our doctors determined that playing Division I basketball would put her back and future health in danger. “Deasia remains a part of the Lady Demon team although not on the basketball floor, she provides positive energy and a guaranteed to smile to make everybody's day a little bit better.�

High School: Lettered three years in basketball and two in volleyball at Killeen High School... 2006 First Team All-District... offensive and defensive MVP after averaging 15 pts. and 10 rebs. per game... Academic All-District... 2005 1st team All-District... Academic AllDistrict... offensive MVP... 2004 2nd team All-District... top rebounder on the team with a 12.0 rpg average... graduated with a 3.5 gpa... member of student council, class president, Homecoming Queen. Personal: Born Deasia Chantell Johnson on Dec. 31, 1987‌daughter Edwina Johnson and granddaughter of Arthur L. Johnson‌ Has two siblings: brother Michael Jones and sister Andrea Johnson... majoring in criminal justice and would like to open up her own spa.

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Tweet WILLIAMS      

Tweet had her basketball career cut short prior to last season due to a health issue. She’ll still be on the bench cheering on the Lady Demons in what would have been her senior year on the court. Sophomore (2007-08): Team leader while ranking 7th in the conference with 90 assists and a 3.6 per game average‌ averaged 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds to go along with 31 steals‌ fourth in the conference with a 1.43 assist to turnover ratio‌ averaged 4.9 assists per game in conference games only - fourth best in the league‌ scored a career-high 10 points with seven assists against Lamar on Feb. 23‌ dished out a career-high 11 assists against Nicholls on Feb. 28‌ averaged 5.1 points and 4.9 assists in conference games only‌ played in 25 games with 16 starts. Freshman (2006-07): Took over the starting point guard role one game into the Southland Conference season and led the Lady Demons with 92 assists for a 3.2 per game mark... scored 89 points for a 3.1 ppg average and also had 31 steals... scored a season-best eight points against Texas-Arlington in the first round of the league's postseason tournament... had 10 assists in a two-point win at Central Arkansas (Feb. 3) and pulled down nine rebounds at Sam Houston State (Feb. 8)... played the entire 40 minutes in the regular season finale at home against Central Arkansas (Mar. 3). High School: Lettered four years in basketball and three in track at Spring High School... 2006 Texas Class 5A state semifinalist... region 3 champion... 21-5A First Team All-District... Defensive Player of the Year... 2005 Defensive Player of the Year... second team all-district... team won district championship and region 3 finalist... graduated with honors with a 3.5 grade point average. Personal: Born Brandy Jean Williams on March 4, 1988‌ daughter of Gregory, Sr. and Beryl Williams‌ has two siblings, brother Gregory, Jr. and twin-sister Brittney, who plays for Lamar... Majoring in business administration. www.nsudemons.com

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NSU SPORTS MEDICINE Ed Evans Head Athletic Trainer Georgia Southern, 1979 21st Season at NSU Now in his 21st season directing the Eugene Christmas Sports Medicine Center at Northwestern State and 26th year in the profession, Ed Evans has earned the respect of his peers, along with honors from Northwestern State’s athletic letter winners and the Louisiana governor’s office for his contributions to the field of sports medicine and athletic training in general and to Northwestern State in particular. Evans was presented honorary membership in the Graduate N Club, the association of athletic letter winners at Northwestern State, during 2005 homecoming ceremonies. Only four other individuals have received such an honor from the N Club, which was paying tribute to Evans’ dedicated, unselfish service in four decades (counting his time as a graduate student) to student-athletes at NSU. In 2004, Evans was named the regional “College Athletic Trainer of the Year” by the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association, which includes members who are in the profession in seven states from Louisiana to Georgia and Kentucky. Evans served six years as president of the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association and six more as secretary/treasurer. He was enshrined in the LATA Hall of Fame in 2000. Evans is the chairman of the Advisory Committee on Athletic Training to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. He also serves on the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness, appointed early in 2000 by then Gov. Mike Foster. Evans has been an instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi Student Trainer’s Camp for the last 20 years. Evans worked as a graduate assistant at Northwestern from 1979-82. He earned his masters degree in physical education (1980) and completed 30 hours beyond the master’s with an emphasis in guidance and counseling. Evans served four years in the U.S Navy as a hospital corpsman and physical/occupational therapy technician. He spent seven years as athletic trainer at Natchitoches Central High School, working the Louisiana High School Coaches Association’s All-Star games two years, before joining the Northwestern staff. He and his wife Chris have three sons, Jonathan, David and Tim. An avid cyclist, he generates donations for the training room in an annual spring bike-a-thon.

Jason Drury Assistant Athletic Trainer Idaho State, 1999 • Northwestern State, 2001 5th Season at NSU Jason Drury joined the sports medicine staff at Northwestern State University in the summer of 2005. Drury came to NSU from Natchitoches Central High School where he was the head athletic trainer for five years. Starting in the fall of 2009, Drury will be taking over the sports medicine responsibilities for Demon Football. 40 •

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A 1999 graduate of Idaho State University in biology, Drury worked with numerous sports in Pocatello, Idaho including football, men's basketball and track and field. Drury earned his master's degree in sports administration from Northwestern State in 2001, during which time he worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the NSU softball team. Jason grew up in southern Indiana near Paoli. He and his wife, Toni, have been married for six years. They have one son, Maddox.

David Berkeley-Tuchmayer Assistant Athletic Trainer Appalachian State, 2006 • NSU, 2008 4th Season at NSU David Berkeley-Tuchmayer begins his fourth season on the NSU athletic training staff and second as an assistant trainer. Berkeley-Tuchmayer is the primary athletic trainer for the Lady Demon soccer team. Before being promoted to a full time assistant, he worked with Demon football and baseball as a graduate assistant. Berkeley-Tuchmayer, a native of Wilmington, N.C., and a 2006 graduate of Appalachian State, is the son of Harry Tuchmayer and Kathleen Berkeley. He has one brother, Jeremy, who just welcomed into his family a baby girl. Berkeley-Tuchmayer received his masters degree in sports administration in the spring of 2008.

Andy Wood Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Iowa State, 2009 1st Season at NSU Andy Wood is in his first season on the NSU sports medicine staff and will serve as the primary athletic trainer for the Lady Demon basketball team. Wood, a native of Garner, Iowa, earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Iowa State in May of 2009. At ISU, he worked with the football and women’s swimming and diving teams. He was also an outreach trainer for local high school teams his sophomore year. The son of Dale and Linda Wood, Andy has a sister, Sarah who attends Iowa State, and a brother, Sam. A graduate of Garner/Hayfield High School, Wood earned allAcademic honors while lettering in basketball, baseball, and football. Wood will earn his master’s degree from NSU in 2011 and his ambition is to become an athletic trainer in the NFL or a head trainer in college. Wood loves to play golf and is an upper 70s to low 80s player. He’s also a huge movie buff and wil watch any kind of sporting event that he can get to.

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THE LADY DEMONS Dr. Chris Rich Team Physician Dr. Chris Rich completed his undergraduate degree at LSU in Baton Rouge, followed by a Doctor of Medicine degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He finished his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at LSU in 1988. Dr. Rich is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, with a successful Recertification with a specialty interest in sports medicine in 2000. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, a charter member of the Louisiana Sports Medicine Society, and a board member of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Rich has been recently appointed to Governor Blanco's Committee on Healthcare Reform. Dr. Rich has been the Head Team Physician for the Northwestern Demons since 1990. His practice specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, and knee reconstruction. During his tenure at NSU, over 500 athletes have sustained an injury that required a surgery, with an incredible rate of return to full sports competition of 99%. A native of San Antonio, Dr. Rich was a three-year letterman in football as an offensive lineman at LSU from 1976-78. He earned Academic All-Southeastern Conference honors in 1977 and 1978. Dr. Rich is the managing partner of Mid State Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in Alexandria. Mid State, along with Christus St Frances Cabrini Hospital, was designated as #1 in Orthopaedics for the State of Louisiana for 2004 by HEALTHGRADES, "The Healthcare Quality Experts". He is married to the former Vickie Rainey, and they have three children, Jeff, Margaret and Stacie. His hobbies include spending time with his family, golf, fishing, and duck hunting.

Dr. Mike Leddy Team Physician Dr. Mike Leddy is in his second season with Northwestern State serving as a team physician. Dr. Leddy received his undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Medicine from Boston University. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center-New Orleans in 2002. He then completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with NSU Athletics “Great Tradition, Brighter Future”

David Fischer, MD at TRIA Orthopaedics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked on the medical staff to the Minnesota Vikings, Wild, Twins, and Timberwolves. After fellowship, Dr. Leddy practiced in Kissimmee, Florida with Orthopaedic Associates of Osceola. There, he cared for many local high school and collegiate athletes. He was head team physician for the Florida Seals Professional Hockey Team and Osceola Ghostriders Professional Indoor Football Team. He was also the lead orthopaedic surgeon for the Capital One Bowl and part of the medical staff for the NBA Combines. In 2007, Dr. Leddy accepted an invitation to return to Louisiana and join Mid-State Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Alexandria. He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and hip, and knee and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Leddy is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2007, he was part of the inaugural class of orthopaedic surgeons to receive a Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association. A native of Hopewell Junction, New York, Dr. Leddy is married to the forrmer Andrée Braud of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and they have two children, Anna Clare and Mary Caitlin. His hobbies include spending time with his family, golf, hunting, and reading.

Jason Parker Director of Rehabilitation Louisiana Tech, 1997 5th Season with NSU Jason Parker joined the staff in the spring of 2006 and is a physical therapist with Guidroz Physical Therapy. A Natchitoches native, Parker graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in the spring of 1992. After high school, Parker attended Louisiana Tech University where he was a member of the Bulldog baseball team. After graduating from Louisiana Tech, he recieved his Masters of Physical Therapy in the spring of 1999 from LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA. Parker is married, and he and his wife, Mandy, have 3 children, Jay, Jensen and Adam. www.nsudemons.com

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Dr. Randall J. Webb Northwestern State President Dr. Randall J. Webb never misses a chance to tell people about the good things happening at Northwestern State University. And Webb has been responsible to many of those accomplishments. Webb became NSU's 17th president in July 1996 and is the second-longest serving president in the university's 125-year history. During Webb's tenure, enrollment exceeded 10,000 students for the first time, peaking at 10,505 students in the fall of 2004. The university also set records for total graduates in an academic year. With the implementation of selective admissions in the fall of 2005, the academic preparation of freshmen students has increased considerably. Overall enrollment initially decreased after the implementation of selective admissions, but has begun to increase again. Northwestern has improved its academic programs while attracting betterprepared students. The average ACT score of students has risen under Webb's tenure, and student leaders are choosing NSU in large numbers. The university has dramatically increased the number of high school valedictorians and salutatorians among first-time freshmen. While Webb has been president, Northwestern has increased the level of active external grant and contract funding from federal, state and private sources to approximately $20,000,000 annually. The university raised more than $34 million from alumni, friends, supporters, and private industry in its first-ever capital campaign, which exceeded its $18.84 million goal by more than $15 million. A new capital campaign, in honor of Northwestern's 125th anniversary, is now underway. The university has received donations or pledges for its first three $1 million endowed chairs. Northwestern also has 34 endowed professorships worth $100,000 each. NSU has also moved boldly to deliver instruction to students wherever they are. Under Webb, the university has become a state and regional leader in bringing classes to students by compressed video and the Internet. The university offers over twenty degree programs via the Internet and is looking to add more programs in the future. More than half of the students at Northwestern take an electronic class. Under Webb, the university has modernized and improved its facilities. A $6.9 million Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center was completed in the center of the campus on the site of the old Intramural Building. Projects to renovate Morrison Hall, the Family and Consumer Sciences Building and Williamson Hall were also completed. West Caspari Hall was demolished and funding has been received to reconstruct West Caspari as a three-story, one-stop center for student services. Plans call for renovating East Caspari Hall in the future. Northwestern has also built University Place Phases I and II, providing on-campus students with modern residence facilities that best meet their needs. Additional projects include replacement of the entire underground electrical distribution system and the steam distribution system and the improvement of drainage and replacement of the turf at Turpin Stadium. A one-time walk-on center for the Northwestern football team as an undergraduate, Webb has been one of the most avid supporters of the university's athletic programs. Since returning to the Northwestern campus in 1989, Webb has been active as a donor and volunteer. In 1994, he oversaw a successful Northwestern Athletic Association board of directors and served on the NSU Athletic Council. In 1995-1996, Webb was in charge of the Athletic Integrity Subcommittee for the university's NCAA Certification Self-Study. He served on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and the prestigious and powerful NCAA Executive Council, which oversees all major policy decisions by the governing body for major college sports. The Board of Directors enacted major academic reforms during his tenure. A 1965 graduate of Northwestern in mathematics and business education, Webb earned a master of science in mathematics from NSU in 1966. He received a doctorate in education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1971 with a concentration in mathematics and research. Webb was a member of the faculty at Longwood College in Farmville, Va., from 1966 until 1974. From 1974 until 1976, he was the director of Higher Education and Teacher Certification in the Louisiana Department of Education. 42 •

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In 1976, Webb moved to Southeastern Louisiana University where he served as director of institutional research and EEO officer from 1976 until 1983 and as registrar and a part-time faculty member in mathematics from 1983 until 1989. Webb returned to NSU in 1989 as dean of Instruction and Graduate Studies and professor of mathematics. In that position, he exercised campus-wide responsibility for policy development, planning, advancement, and review of both graduate and undergraduate programs. While Webb was in that role, U N I V E R S I T Y A D M I N I S T R A T I O N graduate enrollment increased President by 35 percent and internal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Randall J. Webb and Vice President for Academic and funding for faculty research Provost Student Affairs increased by 200 percent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Lisa Abney As dean, Webb proposed Vice President for External Affairs the concept for NSU's suc- . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jerry D. Pierce, B.A. cessful Freshman Connection Vice President for Business Affairs Program. He also served as a . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carl Jones, MBA member of the writing team for Vice President for University Affairs a grant proposal that resulted . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marcus Jones in a five year $1.7 million Title Vice President for Technology, Research and III grant to improve student Economic Development retention. The University has . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Darlene Williams been the beneficiary of addi- Executive Assistant to the President tional Title III grants in the . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Crew ensuing years. Webb chaired the Steering Committee for Northwestern's Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Webb led the effort to locate both Boys and Girls State on the Natchitoches campus of Northwestern. These activities have benefited the University and the community and have generated increased interest in Northwestern among the student leaders who participate. He has also been active in the community as a member of the board of directors of the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce. Webb was a member of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, the Natchitoches Historic Foundation, and the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Society. Webb and his wife Brenda have two daughters, both honor graduates of Northwestern. Tamara and her husband, former Demon All-American pitcher Reggie Gatewood, are the parents of two children: Tyler and Ava. Lauren is married to former Demon baseball player Nick Simokatis, and they have two sons: Nicholas and Benjamin.

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Jerry Pierce Vice President/External Affairs Jerry Pierce is the Cal Ripken of the Northwestern State athletic program. Day after day, year after year, Pierce is in the lineup, fielding his position with aplomb, and delivering at the plate, knocking a ball out of the park from time to time but always taking an understated profile, seeing himself as a role player. Beginning his 45th year on the university's staff, Pierce's impact on NSU and the city of Natchitoches can't be measured as easily as Ripkin's Baseball Hall of Fame statistics, but they are equally indelible. He begins his 20th year as vice president of external affairs at Northwestern. A significant aspect of his job is oversight of intercollegiate athletics. Pierce works closely with athletic director Greg Burke and all NSU coaches and staff members to keep Northwestern athletics competing at a championship level week after week, month after month and year after year. Pierce is an avid tennis player who has been a member of NSU Athletic Council USTA teams that have won more than a dozen state championships, five regional titles and one national championship. John Ackel Well before moving into the executive position, Pierce had Jody Biscoe (chair) already served his alma mater, adopted hometown and state with Dion Boyett distinction. In his role as vice president, he oversees university Dusty Dischler (student) operations in athletics, alumni and development, public and Kelee Grimes (student) media relations and assists President Dr. Randall J. Webb in govDr. Michael Land ernmental affairs activities. Many of those duties were his since Mark Lipa the 1970s as he worked under four previous presidents as Dr. Jeff Matthews Northwestern advanced from NAIA to NCAA College Division to Dr. Lisa Pollacia NCAA Division I athletic status in 1977. Kristi Simms A 1961 graduate of Northwestern, Pierce served as trainer for Cathy Sutton the Demon football team during his college years, working closeDr. Sonia Tinsley ly with legendary coach Jack Clayton. After earning his journalism Krist Swinburghe Jennifer Videtto degree, Pierce went to work for the New Orleans Times Picayune, serving as a reporter and editor. He was named execEx-Officio M e m b e r s utive sports editor at the age of 24. Greg Burke In 1965, he chose to raise his two sons in Natchitoches and Donnie Cox returned to NSU as sports information director. He was promoted Dustin Eubanks to news bureau director two years later and assumed additional Jodie Heinicka responsibilities in athletics, alumni affairs and other areas through Dr. Patrice Moulton the years. Dr. Vicki Parrish He founded, in 1972, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame faciliJerry Pierce ty in Prather Coliseum on the NSU campus, providing a home for an entity created in 1958. He established annual induction activities that remain in place nearly four decades later, and served as director of the Hall for 19 years until his promotion to vice president forced him to step aside from the volunteer post. He helped guide Northwestern into three athletic conferences (Trans America, 1979; Gulf Star, 1983; Southland, 1987) and NCAA Division I status in 1977. He is a past president of the Southland and has served the conference through other offices and committee positions. In 1994, he was named one of Louisiana's 20 most influential sports figures by the TimesPicayune. Also on the list were New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, LSU athletic director Joe Dean and basketball coach Dale Brown, and Grambling football coaching legend Eddie Robinson. His salesmanship and managerial skills were instrumental in convincing Tri-Star Productions to film the 1989 smash hit movie Steel Magnolias, with an all-star cast including Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dylan McDermott in Natchitoches and on the NSU campus. The movie's impact on tourism in Natchitoches continues to resonate more than a decade later. Pierce is regarded as one of the most effective legislative liaisons for Louisiana's higher education system. He is also a popular after dinner speaker and master of ceremonies who has spoken at hundreds of events since 1965. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Pierce is a member of the Journalism Department faculty. He is the author of one book and editor of two others and has written thousands of editorials, columns, features and other articles for newspapers and magazines. Pierce and his wife Regina, a teacher, live on Cane River Lake in Natchitoches. He has two sons, Randy and Rick, both NSU graduates; and three grandchildren, twins Evan and Amanda, 20, and Miranda, 9, and two stepchildren, Nicholas and Natalie. NSU Athletics “Great Tradition, Brighter Future”

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Football (1997, 1998, 2004), basketball (2005, 2006), women’s basketball (1999, 2004), baseball (1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005), women’s soccer (2000), softball (1998, 1999, 2000), men’s track and field (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002). All-Sports (1997-98). 10 SLC Tournament Championships (4 sports) Basketball (2001, 2006), women’s soccer (1997, 2000, 2002, 2005), women’s basketball (2004) and softball (1998, 2000, 2002). 16 Postseason Appearances (6 sports) Football - FCS Division playoffs (1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004); basketball (2001, 2006); women’s basketball (2004); baseball (2005); softball (1998, 2000, 2002); women’s soccer (2000, 2002, 2005). Women’s Basketball also played in the 1999 WNIT. 45 National Awards (5 sports) All-America awards - track and field (18), football (19), baseball (1). Academic All-America honors – softball (2), baseball (2). Foundation

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Postgraduate Scholarship (1); basketball - 2006 Pontiac Game Changing Performance $100,000 Scholarship 3 Olympic Competitors (2 sports) Track and field alumni LaMark Carter (2000) Kenta Bell (2004 and 2008) represented the USA in the Olympic Games in the triple jump. Fomer Demon basketball player Dr. Gayle Hatch was the USA’s head men’s weightlifting coach in the 2004 Athens Games.

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION of pride for NSU supporters, Burke is equally proud of the tone which has been set within the NSU athletic program as it relates to academic success. In February, 2005, NSU led all state public universities in the NCAA's initial Director of Athletics Academic Progress Rates report, which measures the job Division I athletic proAt the outset of his 14th year as director of athlet- grams are doing to help advance their student-athletes toward graduation. NSU ics at Northwestern State, Greg Burke sees emerg- has continued to sparkle in subsequent APR reports, with the men's basketball ing opportunities for unprecedented success for the team ranking in the top 10 percentile in the country in 2006 and women's soccer Demons and Lady Demons built partly from a foun- sharing the national lead in 2007. In addition, NSU led all state public schools dation of many landmark achievements during his and was second in the Southland Conference in the most recently released NCAA Graduation Success Rate report. tenure as AD. In 2005, Burke was one of three recipients of the All-America Football Athletics director at Northwestern since speaking Foundation's Gen. Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award and at the annual NSU/Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon on August 29, 1996, Burke is the longest- that same year, was also tabbed as one of two Natchitoches Parish Cenla Newsmakers of 2005 by the Alexandria Town Talk newspaper's editorial staff. serving AD at any Louisiana institution. He received the 2006 “Outstanding Alumni Award” from his He has steered NSU athletics to many of its greatest alma mater, Marlington High School in Alliance, Ohio, recognizaccomplishments while overseeing a program that has fielded The Burke File ing his community service and professional achievements. championship caliber teams in nearly all of the school's NCAA AGE: 53 (Born Oct. 22, 1956) Burke became one of only 21 alumni honored since the award Division I sports. HOMETOWN: Alliance, Ohio was instituted in 1982. There have been 22 Southland Conference champi- HIGH SCHOOL: Marlington ’74 In June 2006, he was a featured speaker and panelist at the onships; 16 teams in postseason play; 50 national award win- COLLEGE: Mt. Union ’78 (cum laude) National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors convention ners, most either All-America athletes or Academic All-America POSTGRADUATE: Kent State ’86 BEFORE HE WAS A.D.: Sports writer, in New Orleans, addressing members of the College Athletic recipients; and three Olympic competitors. (Ohio) Review, 1972-78; director Business Managers of America and also participating in a panel NSU in 2004-05 became the first (and remains the only) Alliance of news and sports information, Hiram Southland Conference member in the league's five decades of (Ohio) College (1978-85); administrative discussion of "Fundraising from an Athletic Director's history to sweep football, men's basketball and baseball cham- intern, NSU athletics, 1985-86; director, Perspective" speaking to the National Association of Athletic pionships in the same athletic year. It's been done only once in NSU Athletic Association, 1986-92; direc- Development Directors. Since 2007, Burke has been a member of the prestigious Southeastern Conference history, by Alabama in 1933-34, and tor of athletic development, University of NCAA Championships/Sports Management Cabinet, a 49-peronly four times in Big Ten Conference history, the last time by Akron, 1992-96. BIG FAN OF: Cleveland Browns, Indians son panel which makes recommendations to the NCAA Board Michigan State in 1979-80. of Directors on key issues facing Division I athletics. Those accomplishments have come with one of the more and Cavaliers He previously served a four-year term on the NCAA Division modest athletic budgets in the state and conference. Burke's INTERESTS: Working out, watching ESPN and VH1 Classic, family outings. I Football Issues Committee (1999-2002) and concurrently management skill and fundraising ability have been pivotal. served a term on the eight-member NCAA FCS Committee that Facility enhancements have been a main focus over the administers the national playoffs. Since his committee term past couple of years. Beginning with the installation of a $1.1 million Mondo surexpired, Burke has served as a site supervisor for Football Championship face track in Spring 2007, NSU athletic facilities have recently undergone nearly Subdivision playoff games across the nation and he is regarded as one of the $6 million worth of improvements. Burke generated a $2 million series of sponsorships for new scoreboards installed for 2008-09 at all NSU athletic venues and country's premiere advocates of FCS football. He currently is third vice-president spearheaded the $700,000 Second Century Circle fencing project for athletic ven- of the FCS Athletic Director's Association. In 2004, NSU received the highest possible rating, "fully certified," from the ues. The installation of the new artificial turf playing field this summer has helped National Collegiate Athletic Association, affirming that Northwestern operates its create more than $1 million of additional renovations to Turpin Stadium. Burke has displayed a remarkable ability to hire dynamic head coaches, athletic program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the including several whose success at Northwestern State has propelled them to NCAA Division I membership. Burke is a past president of the Natchitoches Kiwanis Club and remains active national prominence in subsequent positions. in that civic group. He has also been part of the steering committee for the Some of his best hires remain on staff at NSU. Two Burke coaching hires had Northwestern in NCAA Tournament play in Natchitoches Christmas Festival and is a former president of the Natchitoches Area Jaycees. He is involved with the American Heart Association. their second seasons and have been back to postseason since. He and his wife, Susu, a Natchitoches native, NSU graduate and elementary Basketball coach Mike McConathy was hired in 1999 after 16 seasons as a junior college head coach. In his 10 years, the Demons have reached the confer- teacher, have a 15-year-old daughter, Catherine, who is a sophomore at St. ence tournament championship game six times, winning twice to make the Mary's High School.

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school's first two NCAA Tournament appearances. Most memorable was the stunning last second win over Big Ten champion Iowa in the first round of the 2006 tournament. That same year, Burke also broke new ground by generating private backing for the first long-term guaranteed coaching contract in school history for McConathy. Women's soccer coach Jimmy Mitchell has taken three teams to the NCAA playoffs, making NSU the only Louisiana university to have multiple appearances. Dramatic facility enhancements have occurred in his eight seasons and Mitchell has been rewarded with a multi-year contract. Burke also picked head coaches who have subsequently been hired by Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Wichita State. He recently landed LSU co-defensive coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto to be the Demons' new football coach. Peveto and his staff promptly signed a 2009 recruiting class ranked No. 1 nationally in the Football Championship Subdivision by Rivals.com recruiting analysts. From his first day on the job, Burke has stressed the importance of having a balanced athletic program. To that end, tremendous competitive strides have been made in women's athletics under his guidance. The NSU soccer program was the first one in Louisiana ever to reach the NCAA Tournament. Softball has made three NCAA Tournament appearances. Volleyball has set attendance records and made its best-ever showings in conference play in each of the past four years. While on-field success by Demon and Lady Demon teams has been a source 44 •

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION Jody Biscoe Faculty Athletic Representative Faculty Athletic Representative Jody Biscoe is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Addiction Studies at Northwestern, where he is the Coordinator for the undergraduate Addiction Studies, and Substance Abuse / Prevention Concentrations. He is also the Director for the Louisiana Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Northwestern. He has served on the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center's (ATTC) - Practice Committee that was responsible for the development of The Change Book: A Blueprint for Technology Transfer. He has also coordinated five nationally recognized Leadership Institutes for Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico and a member of the National ATTC Leadership Directors Committee. He has recently been appointed to the NAADAC - National Addiction Studies & Standards Collaborative Committee. Biscoe has held clinical, program director, consultant, management, regional director and training positions in addiction and mental health treatment and education settings since the mid 1980's and is active with prevention and treatment issues. Since 2006 he has served as Faculty Athletic Representative for Northwestern. This role includes being the chairperson for the NSU Athletic Council. Jody's wife, Veronica (Roni), is an avid runner. Their 15-year-old daughter, Roxy, as a sophomore, is on the Varsity Danceline at St. Mary's High School this year. They are devoted Demon fans.

Dr. William Broussard Executive Director - NSU Athletic Association Associate AD for External Relations One of the most accomplished student-athletes ever at Northwestern State, two-time football All-America center William Broussard returned to his alma mater in February 2007 as the Director of External Relations, coordinating fundraising activities through the Athletic Association and Demon Victory Fund. Known for his avid and tireless promotion of NSU Athletics, Broussard has represented the department as Director of External Relations and planned or helped organize hundreds of events to promote Demon Athletics. After re-branding the annual fund campaign the Demon Victory Fund (DVF) in 2007, the DVF enjoyed its most successful year up to that point. The 2008-09 DVF, with the assistance of a newly re-organized Board of Directors, once again broke the annual record for total revenues, number of Athletic Association members, and Select 100 Members on the way to establishing a new benchmark for annual, unrestricted support of the NSU Athletic Department. Under Broussard’s guidance, the NSU Athletic Association has set three consecutive annual total attainment records, secured the largest scholarship endowment and largest planned gift in the history of NSU Athletics. In the 2007-08 year, the NSU Athletic Association established or tied several annual records under Broussard’s guidance, including annual records for total operating revenues, gift-in-kind donations, number of commitments to the Endowed Scholarship Program (8), and an annual record for corporate sales and corporate licensing revenues generated by Athletic Association colleague Ryan Holloway. The 2008-09 was a tremendous success as well, with the Endowed Scholarship Fund adding 6 commitments, the Second Century Campaign crossing the $100K plateau of private support, and the NSU Athletic Association Board of Directors generating over $186K of funding for NSU Athletics. Broussard represents Northwestern State as the Southland Conference representative of the National Association of Athletic Directors of Development (NAADD) and is also an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Public Relations at NSU. He is the author of several essays on the culture of college athletics, writes a bi-weekly sports editorial for local news magazine The Real Views, and is co-host of Talk Back Natchitoches PM on Mondays from 5-6 pm on KNOC AM 1450. Broussard is a 2000 graduate, with distinction, of the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University and a 2007 graduate of the University of Arizona, with his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. A native of Crowley, he is married to the former Kendra Peters, a Lady Demon volleyball player during the couple’s days at Northwestern.

Lauren Castle Assistant Director of Special Facilities for Events Operations In her second year on the NSU athletic staff, Lauren Castle has been a big hit with her upbeat attitude, seemingly endless work ethic, and willingness to touch all the bases to make every facility and every event the best it can be. It's the same approach she used as a three-time All-America softball star at LSU from 2004-06. Under legendary coach Yvette Girouard, Castle compiled a long list of accolades, including being on the 2006 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List as she served as the Lady Tigers' team captain. She graduated from LSU in May 2007. She has worked in administrative roles with two insurance firms while also working at a drilling company near her hometown of Lafayette. Castle's winning personality and her strong organizational and time management skills have been showcased in her new position, along with her ability to adapt to the constant challenges in managing athletic facilities for a wide range of events. She has

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assumed the title of assistant director of game operations for NSU athletics, using her ability to interact effectively with visiting coaches, game officials, fans, and NSU staff and coaches to great benefit to enhance the home game experience at Northwestern. Last April, Castle, an outfielder and designated player at LSU, was named to the 12woman All-Lady Tiger Park Team as LSU celebrated its final season playing in that facility. A three-year letterwinner after transferring from UL-Lafayette, Castle earned Easton All-America honors in 2004, 2005, and 2006. A two-time NFCA All-South Region selection, the Lafayette native led the Tigers in walks as a senior with the second most in school history and only one shy of the school record. She concluded her career ranked in the top 10 in LSU history in batting average, on base percentage, walks, hits, triples and run scored. She helped LSU reach the 2004 Women's College World Series. Castle was born Dec. 30, 1983 and is the daughter of Beth and Prent Castle. She has two brothers, Chip and Walter. She was twice the Louisiana Class 5A player of the year while starring at Comeaux High in Lafayette.

Alex Cook Assistant Marketing Director After making a strong local and regional impression as operations manager of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, Lafayette native Alex Cook is in his first year as assistant marketing director for NSU athletics, joining the staff in late August. Cook handled sponsorship sales, administrative duties and promotional activities for the 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Celebration featuring NFL greats Will Roaf and Marshall Faulk, golfer Hal Sutton, and women’s basketball coaching legend Sonja Hogg. He arrived in Natchitoches in April after graduating in March from Eastern Oregon University, earning a business administration degree with a concentration in marketing and a minor in economics. He was three-year letterman as a wide receiver on the EOU football team. Cook became the first student invited to serve on the university’s marketing committee and also provided assistance to the director of athletics. While in school, Cook also worked as a sales representative for NXGEN Payment Services, a national e-commerce firm affiliated with many athletics departments, governmental agencies and other entities. He also was an account consultant for Next Step Consulting in his hometown of Boise, Idaho, and was a marketing intern for the 2007 Cascade Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by EOU in LaGrande. An Eagle Scout, Cook is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America National Heroism Award for Lifesaving. He was a football, basketball and track letterman at Centennial High School in Boise. Born Nov. 15, 1984 in Lafayette, where his father was serving as head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana-Lafayette, Cook is the son of Ross and Sheila Cook of Boise. His mother served as the management consultant to NSU Athletics to establish the Scholarship Auction in 1989 before the family relocated to Boise. He has a sister, Megan, who is a recent graduate of Oregon State now employed in marine biological research and preservation activities based in Hawaii.

Carrie Crowell Assistant Academic Advisor Carrie Crowell, a two-year Academic All-Southland Conference soccer standout for Northwestern State in 2005-06, has been named an academic coordinator in the Johnnie Emmons Athletic Study Center at NSU. Crowell had served as an intern in the Academic Services and CHAMPS/Life Skills program since January while also completing her second season as a graduate assistant soccer coach and finishing work on her master's of science in sport administration. She was a magna cum laude graduate of NSU in August 2007 in business administration, and also was a key contributor on the Lady Demons' 2005 NCAA Tournament team that won the Southland Conference Tournament. Crowell joins academic coordinator and senior woman administrator Jodie Heinicka as the full-time staff serving almost 350 student-athletes at NSU. Her appointment has been approved by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana system, which governs Northwestern. She replaces Becca Schulze, who resigned in May. Crowell will coordinate academic support for several sports. She also heads the Enhanced Academic Program which provides additional help for student-athletes and aids in maintaining a healthy and successful balance between academics and athletics. During the past academic year, Crowell was an instructor in the department of Health and Human Performance. In her role as an intern working with the Academic Services department, she assisted with advising and scheduling classes for student-athletes in the Fall 2009 semester and oversaw day-to-day study hall operations. She assisted in staging and operation of CHAMPS/Life Skills and career workshops for student-athletes. On the Lady Demon soccer staff, she was the liaison for academic support and NCAA compliance, and managed the team travel budget and fundraising. She was also involved in scouting and recruiting and on-field coaching. Crowell served an internship in the summer of 2008 with the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, helping stage events supporting a Nationwide Tour golf tournament co-sponsored by the Hall. She also assisted in daily operations of the museum in Springfield, Mo., and helped stage the Missouri High School Basketball All-Stars Game. Crowell was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honors society from 2005-2007, graduating in three years with a 3.74 grade point average. She made the SLC Commissioners' Academic Honor Roll in the last three seasons she competed for NSU, capped by a 2006 season in which her defense helped the Lady Demons set a school record for least goals allowed per game. A native of Arlington, Texas, Crowell was born March 20, 1986.

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION Dustin Eubanks Assistant AD/NCAA Compliance Director Dustin Eubanks is in his 12th year in the NSU athletic department and his ninth year at the helm of the compliance duties, keeping all athletic personnel current and in accordance with NCAA and Southland Conference guidelines. A 1996 education graduate of Northwestern, the 35-year-old avid fan of all teams that hail from Pittsburgh seized an opportunity to serve as a graduate assistant in the sports information department at Northwestern while beginning the pursuit of his master’s degree in health and physical education (concentration in sports administration), which he obtained in May of 2003, and was impressive enough to earn a promotion to full-time status in November 1998. Eubanks is married to the former Dawn Hornsby of Branch and the couple has two daughters, Emilie (14) and Taylor Nicole (3). The sisters share the same birthdate. Dustin and Dawn, who is the Associate Director of Financial Aid at NSU, will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary this summer.

Roxanne Freeman Athletic Business Manager Roxanne Freeman began working at NSU in 1983 as an accounting clerk in business affairs. She transferred to the athletic department as football/baseball/track secretary and served under Sam Goodwin, Leon Johnson and several baseball coaches for eight seasons before graduating with a B.S. in accounting in May 1995. Freeman then became the compliance coordinator and academic advisor during a three-year span before leaving in 1998. She returned to NSU in the Fall of 2000 in her current position as Business Manager where she now serves as liaison between the athletic department and business affairs. She has one son, Aaron Pizani, who recently graduated from NSU.

Jodie Heinicka Senior Woman Administrator/Academic Coordinator Jodie Heinicka, a nationally-ranked gymnast at Missouri and an acclaimed scholar-athlete before beginning her career in academic support and athletic administration, is the Senior Woman's Administrator and Academic Advisor for Northwestern State athletics. Heinicka, the 2006 Big 12 Conference Female Sportsperson of the Year, came on board in mid-April 2008. She replaced Julie Lessiter, who stepped down to enter private business early this year after nearly a decade of service in the critical position. Heinicka manages academic support activities for more than 300 Northwestern student-athletes, who utilize dozens of computer terminals and study carrels that are among the facilities available in the Johnnie Emmons Academic Support Center in the NSU Athletic Fieldhouse. During her first year as a Demon, Heinicka was able to make steady progress to increase the services offered to NSU student-athletes. With an additional academic coordinator position filled, the athletic academic services sport responsibilities were divided between two coordinators, allowing for more personalized attention to each sport. Additionally, the CHAMPS/Life Skills program was ramped up to provide a strong focus on personal and career development by offering career assessments, résumé-writing consultations, and mock interviews as well as monthly workshops covering areas such as personal finances, leadership, nutrition, and professional development. As a unique part of the CHAMPS program, Heinicka also introduced the first ever Etiquette Dinner; a four-course meal at which student-athletes were taught dining etiquette and given the opportunity to interact with fellow student-athletes and local business professionals in a formal setting. In spring 2009, Heinicka was honored as the NSU “Advisor of the Year” for her overall success with these programs. In her athletic career at Mizzou, Heinicka posted six of the top 12 uneven bars scores in program history. As a sophomore in 2004, she set the Mizzou bars record when she recorded a 9.950 at the Cat Classic to win the individual event title. In the best season of her career, Heinicka ended her senior campaign ranked fourth nationally on bars and stood as the South Central Region's top bars performer 11-of-12 weeks. Over the course of the year, she won 12 event titles. When she was named the 2006 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year, it was the first time a Missouri student-athlete earned the honor. Heinicka was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection and was named a National Association of Gymnastics Coaches/Women Scholar Athlete in 2006. She was named the 2007 Women's Intersport Network Collegiate Sportswoman of the Year. She was the recipient of the 2006 Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Award and served as Mizzou's SAAC vice president in her senior year, 2005-06. For two straight years, the Mizzou athletic department featured her as its' spokesperson to the Jefferson Club Society, which is the highest level of donors at the university. She spoke to the society's annual gatherings in Florida and California. The Seminole, Fla., native earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in May 2006. She received a master's degree in Higher and Continuing Education from Missouri in May, 2008.

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Adam Jonson Assistant Marketing Director for Ticket Operations Adam Jonson, a former graduate assistant in the Northwestern State sports information office and assistant SID at the University of North Florida, is NSU’s newest addition to the athletic staff after being named assistant marketing director for tickets operations. Jonson, a summa cum laude graduate of Northwestern State, replaces Zach Williams who resigned last April to take a similar position at his alma mater, Louisiana Tech. The Winnsboro native earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 2007 and will receive his master's degree is sport administration in December from NSU. While working in the NSU sports information office prior to his stint at North Florida, Jonson was the primary contact for the Lady Demon soccer, softball and tennis teams. He was awarded the prestigious Ace Higgins Award by the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association in 2007 as the state's top student SID and received a cash scholarship and his 2008 Lady Demon softball media guide earned second place honors by the LSWA as the best media guide in its division. At North Florida, Jonson was the primary contact for the Lady Osprey basketball team as well has promoting men's and women's tennis and baseball. The son of Bill and Leigh Jonson, Adam has a younger brother, Fletcher, who just received his bachelor's degree in journalism at NSU and will be a graduate assistant in the SID office beginning in the fall.

Alan Pasch Director of Athletic Facilities Alan Pasch joined the NSU athletic staff at the outset of 2008 although he’s been a prominent coach on campus since 2001. Pasch was head rowing coach for the club-level crew teams at NSU while also serving as assistant intramural director for the past two years. Pasch, a former Dean’s List student at Northwestern while obtaining his bachelor of arts degree in 2001, picked up his master’s degree in sport administration in 2006 from NSU. The NSU Crew Team was competitive on the national level throughout Pasch’s tenure as head coach. He was varsity team captain from 1997-2000 and was crew oarsman of the year in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Pasch also coordinated visits to Natchitoches by as many as 16 intercollegiate and club rowing teams each winter and spring, including nationally-ranked squads. He also served as director of the annual Natchitoches Marathon Rowing Championships which attracts up to 500 competitors each year. His wife Yonna works in the student life office at Northwestern State. Pasch is also an avid tennis player.

Mandy Wamsley Women’s Basketball Administrative Assistant Mandy Wamsley has served as the administrative assistant for Lady Demon basketball and women’s athletics for 21 years, joining the team in July of 1987. A 1985 graduate of Campti High School, Wamsley earned a degree from the Natchitoches Technical Institute in October 1986. A member of Ashland Baptist Church, Wamsley, and her husband Troy, will celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary this past fall. During her free time, Wamsley enjoys reading and cooking and a little bit of cross stitching.

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THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE        Preseason Polls    1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Stephen F. Austin Southeastern Louisiana Northwestern State McNeese State Central Arkansas Nicholls

   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Lamar Texas-Arlington Texas-San Antonio A&M-Corpus Christi Texas State Sam Houston State

    1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Stephen F. Austin Southeastern Louisiana Northwestern State McNeese State Central Arkansas Nicholls

   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Lamar Texas-Arlington Texas-San Antonio Texas State A&M-Corpus Christi Sam Houston State

63 (9) 52 (2) 47 37 31 (1) 16 59 (6) 53 (3) 50 (2) 34 (1) 30 20

Preseason Teams    Name Whitney Cormier Brittney Williams Darika Hill Tamara Simmons Jade Davis

Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Pos. School G SFA F Lamar F Lamar G UTA G AMCC

Hometown Fort Worth, Tex. Spring, Tex. New Iberia, La. Arlington, Tex. West Columbia, Tex.

Cl. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Pos. School F UTA G UTSA C AMCC G Lamar G TXST

Hometown Arlington, Tex. Austin, Tex. Houston, Tex. Red Rock, Okla. Fort Worth, Tex.

 Name Shalyn Martin Amber Gregg Elisa Beagle Jenna Plumley Victoria Davis

65 (10) 52 (1) 50 (1) 35 26 16 56 (5) 55 (5) 49 (1) 35 31 (1) 19

In an era of considerable change in intercollegiate athletics, the Southland Conference continues to be a model of innovation, stability and consistent achievement as it celebrates the academic and athletic accomplishments of its member institutions. What began as a small gathering of college administrators more than 45 years ago, the Southland Conference has transformed itself into a dynamic and respected consortium of 12 member universities in three states. Beginning with a historic meeting of five institutions in Dallas on March 15, 1963, that included current members Lamar University (then Lamar State College of Technology) and the University of Texas at Arlington (then Arlington State College), the Southland Conference set on an extraordinary course that has proven successful well into its fifth decade of existence. On July 1, 2006, the Southland Conference commemorated another milestone as the league membership reached 12, marking the largest configuration ever for the organization. The addition of the University of Central Arkansas and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi expanded the Southland into the Little Rock metro area and into the eighth largest city in Texas. Central Arkansas and A&M-Corpus Christi enhanced the Southland Conference in innumerable ways, including athletic and academic successes, strong and principled leadership, and strong fan support and media coverage. In addition to its two newest members, the Southland Conference lineup also consists of Lamar University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Texas State University-San Marcos. All told, the revised membership of the Southland encompasses more than 180,000 current students and an alumni base of approximately 920,000. Famous alums from Southland Conference schools include former President Lyndon B. Johnson (Texas State), former CBS news anchor Dan Rather (Sam Houston State), retired U.S. Central Command General Tommy Franks (UT Arlington), NBA executive Joe Dumars (McNeese State), ABC news anchor Robin Roberts (Southeastern Louisiana), country music star George Strait (Texas State), Major League Baseball stars Hunter Pence (UT Arlington), Kevin Millar (Lamar) and Ben Broussard (McNeese State), NBA legend Scottie Pippen (Central Arkansas) and actor Lou Diamond Phillips (UT Arlington). The cities of the Southland are diverse and progressive, ranging from international business and cultural centers such as the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, San Antonio and the New Orleans area, to the historical cities of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Natchitoches, La., to the home of the modern oil boom, Beaumont, Texas, to the unique Cajun French cultures found in the Louisiana cities of Thibodaux and Lake Charles. Southland Conference institutions also draw large numbers of students from the metropolitan areas of Houston, Little Rock, Baton Rouge, Austin, and Shreveport. The Southland sponsors 17 championship sports, all at the NCAA Division I level. The eight men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. The women compete for nine championships in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The Conference earns automatic qualification to NCAA championships in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, and volleyball.Southland Conference football ranks among the best Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) leagues in the nation, and enjoys an annual expectation of competing for the national championship with multiple teams advancing to the NCAA playoffs each year. In 2002 and 2003, McNeese State finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation, and advanced to the 2002 national championship contest, the sixth such title game appearance since the league joined FCS in 1982. All told, Southland teams have played in 89 Division I playoff games in 27 years, winning 42 of the contests. NSU Athletics “Great Tradition, Brighter Future�

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2009 OPPONENTS ALABAMA (Southeastern Conference) 2008-09 record: 13-17 (1-13, 12th) Head Coach: Wendell Hudson UA Record: 13-17, 2nd year Career Record: same

SID: Jessica Paré SID Phone: 205-348-3673 SID Cell: 770-883-3620 Paré email: jpare@ia.ua.edu

AUSTIN PEAY (Southeastern Conference) 2008-09 record: 17-16 (10-8, 5th, OVC tourney champs) SID: Cody Bush Head Coach: Carrie Daniels SID Phone: 931-221-7561 AP Record: 33-47, 4th year Bush email: bushc@apsu.edu Career Record: same

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO (Gulf South Conference, NCAA II) 2008-09 record: 21-9 (10-4, 2nd) Head Coach: Chris Ratcliff UAM Record: 44-43, 4th year Career Record: same

SID: Brian Ramsey SID Phone: 870-460-1574 Ramsey email: ramsey@uamont.edu Press Row: 870-577-0184

ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF (Southwestern Athletic Conference) 2008-09 record: 12-19 (10-8, 4th) Head Coach: Cary Shelton UAPB Record: 0-0, 1st year Career Record: same

SID: Andrew Roberts SID Phone: 870-575-7949 Roberts email: robertsa@uapb.edu

CENTENARY (The Summit League) 2008-09 record: 4-25 (2-16, 10th) Head Coach: Bojan Jankovic CC Record: 0-0, 1st year Career Record: same

SID: Allison McClain SID Phone: 318-869-5092 Black email: amcclain2@centenary.edu McClain Cell: 936-635-1129

CENTRAL ARKANSAS (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 6-23 (2-14, T-5th in East) Head Coach: Matt Daniel UCA Record: 6-23, 2nd year Career Record: same

WBB SID: Josh Goff SID Phone: 501-450-5695 Goff email: jgoff@uca.edu Press Row: 501-852-2673

GRAMBLING (Southwestern Athletic Conference) 2008-09 record: 8-21 Head Coach: Donnita Rogers GSU Record: 8-21, 2nd year Career Record: 252-186 (15th year)

SID: Roderick Mosley SID Phone: 318-274-6562 McGinty email: mosleyr@gram.edu Press Row: 318-274-3456

LAMAR (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 20-11 (10-6, 3rd in East, 4th OA) Head Coach: Larry Tidwell LU Record: 39-24, 3rd year Career Record: same

WBB SID: TBA SID Phone: 409-880-8329 SID email: TBA Press Row: 409-880-2343

LOUISIANA-MONROE (Sun Belt Conference) 2008-09 record: 15-16 (7-11, 5th in West) Head Coach: Mona Martin ULM Record: 207-195, 15th year Career Record: 610-409, 32nd year

WBB SID: Steven Schauer SID Phone: 318-342-5461 Schauer email: schauesr@warhawks.ulm.edu Press Row: 318-342-6920

LSU-SHREVEPORT (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, NAIA) 2008-09 record: 27-6 (15-3, 2nd) Head Coach: Ronnie Howell LSUS Record: 87-89, 7th year Career Record: same

SID: Mark Cantrell SID Phone: 318-795-2475 Cantrell email: mark.cantrell@lsus.edu

MCNEESE STATE (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 14-16 (6-10, 4th in East, T-7th OA) Head Coach: Brooks Donald Williams McN Record: 24-37, 3rd year Career Record: same

WBB SID: Pam Lafosse SID Phone: 337-475-5926 Lafosse email: plafosse@mcneese.edu Press Row: 337-562-4061

MEMPHIS (Conference USA) 2008-09 record: 12-18 (5-11, 10th) Head Coach: Melissa McFerrin UM Record: 12-18, 2nd year Career Record: same

SID: Tammy DeGroff SID Phone: 901-678-5787 DeGroff email: tdegroff@memphis.edu Press Row: 901-678-2005

NORTH CAROLINA STATE (Atlantic Coast Conference) 2008-09: 13-17 (5-9, 8th) Head Coach: Kellie Harper NCSU Record: 0-0, 1st year Career Record: 97-65 (6th year)

WBB SID: Mark Kimmel SID Phone: 919-515-1183 Kimmel email: mark_kimmel@ncsu.edu Press Row: 919-513-1220

RICE (Conference USA) 2008-09 record: 7-23 (2-14, 12th) Head Coach: Greg Williams Rice Record: 58-69, 5th year Career Record: 259-208, 17th year

WBB SID: Jay Jameson SID Phone: 713-348-8874 Jameson email: jj7473@rice.edu Press Row: 713-348-5638

SAM HOUSTON STATE (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 9-20 (6-10, T-4th in West, T-7th OA) Head Coach: Brenda Welch-Nichols SHSU Record: 15-72, 3rd year Career Record: 147-220, 15th year

SID: Paul Ridings SID Phone: 936-294-1764 Ridings email: ridings@shsu.edu Press Row: 936-294-1838

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 19-11 (11-5, 1st in East, 3rd OA) Head Coach: Lori Davis Jones SLU Record: 89-108, 8th year Career Record: 267-205, 16th year

WBB SID: Kemmler Chapple SID Phone: 985-549-3221 Chapple email: kchapple@selu.edu Press Row: 985-549-2326

SOUTHERN (Southwestern Athletic Conference) 2008-09 record: 16-14 (11-7, 2nd) Head Coach: Sandy Pugh SU Record: 164-125, 11th year Career Record: 239-136, 14th year

WBB SID: Brandon Willis SID Phone: 225-771-2601 Willis email: brawillis@yahoo.com Press Row: 225-771-2601

SOUTHERN-NEW ORLEANS (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, NAIA) 2008-09 record: 12-15 (6-12, T-7th) Head Coach: Elston King SUNO Record: 150-111, 12th year Career Record: same

SID: Eddie Francis SID Phone: 504-286-5343 Francis email: efrancis@suno.edu

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 15-14 (10-6, 2nd in East, T-4th OA) Head Coach: Lee Ann Riley SFA Record: 131-105, 9th year Career Record: 262-163, 15th year

SID: James Dixon SID Phone: 936-468-2606 Dixon email: jdixon@sfasu.edu Press Row: 936-468-4635

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 11-19 (6-10, T-4th in West, T-7th OA) Head Coach: Robert Robinson TAMUCC Record: 38-55, 4th year Career Record: same

WBB SID: Josh Brown SID Phone: 361-825-3411 Brown email: joshua.brown@tamucc.edu Press Row: 361-826-4972

TEXAS-ARLINGTON (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 22-11 (14-2, T-1st in West, T-1st OA) Head Coach: Samantha Morrow UTA Record: 41-21, 3rd year Career Record: same

WBB SID: Kristyna Mancias SID Phone: 817-272-2213 Mancias email: kmancias@uta.edu Press Row: 817-272-3795

TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 24-9 (14-2, T-1st in West, T-1st OA) Head Coach: Rae Rippetoe-Blair UTSA Record: 160-104, 10th year Career Record: 267-148, 14th year

WBB SID: Carlos Valdez SID Phone: 210-458-4930 Valdez email: carlos.valdez@utsa.edu Press Row: 210-458-4566

TEXAS STATE (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 12-16 (6-10, T-4th in West, T-7th OA) Head Coach: Suzanne Fox TXST Record: 158-184, 13th year Career Record: 275-217, 18th year

WBB SID: Amber Arterberry SID Phone: 512-245-4692 Arterberry email: aa32@txstate.edu Press Row: 512-245-2433

VANDERBILT (Southeastern Conference) 2008-09 record: 26-9 (10-4, T-2nd) Head Coach: Melanie Balcomb VU Record: 172-61, 8th year Career Record: 335-165, 17th year

SID: Chris Weinman SID Phone: 615-343-0019 Weinman email: chris.weinman@vanderbilt.edu

NICHOLLS (Southland Conference) 2008-09 record: 2-25 (2-14, T-5th in East, T-11 OA) Head Coach: DoBee Plaisance Nicholls Record: 2-25, 2nd year Career Record: 159-248, 15th year

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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS OPPONENT Alabama Alabama-Birmingham Alcorn State Arkansas Arkansas Baptist Ark.-Little Rock Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas-Pine Bluff Army Auburn Austin Peay Ball State Baylor Belhaven Boise State Butler Cal-Santa Barbara Cal. State Fullerton Cal. State Northridge Centenary Central Arkansas Central Florida Central State (Okla.) Cheyney State Clemson Colorado Colorado State Creighton Delta State DePaul Drake Duke East Carolina East Central Oklahoma East Tennessee St. East Texas Baptist East Texas State Eastern Washington Florida State Fordham Fresno State George Washington Georgia Gonzaga Grambling Harding Hawaii Pacific Henderson State Houston Idaho Idaho State Illinois State Iowa Jackson State James Madison Kansas Kent State LSU LSU-Shreveport Lamar LaSalle Long Beach State Louisiana College Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana Tech Louisville Lynn University Maine Marquette McNeese State Memphis Mercer Miami (Fla.)

W-L H 0-5 0-2 0-1 0-0 7-2 4-0 3-8 3-0 2-0 2-0 11-0 7-0 4-1 4-0 7-0 3-0 1-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 FIRST MEETING 1-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 15-1 9-0 6-2 4-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-4 0-2 0-1 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 10-6 5-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 4-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 5-2 2-1 1-0 0-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 5-11 1-3 5-0 5-0 29-7 15-3 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 12-5 7-2 49-35 22-12 25-5 15-1 5-21 3-8 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-1 1-0 0-1 0-0 51-16 26-6 FIRST MEETING 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-0

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OPPONENT Mississippi College Mississippi State Mississippi Valley Missouri Missouri-Kansas City Nebraska Nevada New Mexico New Orleans Nicholls Norfolk State North Carolina North Carolina State North Texas Notre Dame Oklahoma State Ole Miss Oral Roberts Ouachita Baptist Pacific Pepperdine Prairie View A&M Rice Rutgers St. Louis St. Mary’s (CA) Sam Houston State San Diego State San Francisco San Jose State Seton Hall SMU South Alabama South Carolina State South Florida Southeastern Louisiana Southeastern Oklahoma Southern Southern, N.O. Southern Arkansas Southern Mississippi Southern Utah Southwest Missouri St. Stanford Stephen F. Austin TCU Tennessee-Chattanooga Tennessee-Martin Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Texas A&M Texas A&M-Commerce Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas A&M-Kingsville Texas-Arlington Texas-San Antonio Texas Southern Texas State Texas Tech Texas Wesleyan Texas Women’s U. Troy State Tulane UCLA Utah UTEP U.S. International Vanderbilt Vermont Virginia Tech Washington State Wayland Baptist Wichita State Wyoming Xavier (LA)

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LADY DEMON HISTORY Since the first team took the court in 1908, the women's basketball program at Northwestern has always scored a lot of points and win a lot of games. From the formative days of the program, the Lady Demons have lit up the scoreboard. That’s never been more true than the last 15 years, with NSU ranking among the national scoring leaders year after year. The Lady Demons have finished as high as fourth in the nation in 1984-85 (88.0 ppg), 1985-86 (87.5) and 1989-90 (86.6). Dating back to the early 1970s, when little attention was given to women's athletics in college, the Lady Demons were already drawing attention with winning records and postseason success. In fact, while women's sports were not yet funded by the university budget, the Lady Demons earned a trip to the National Women's Invitational Tournament in 1973, led by volunteer coach Lou Lewis Baxter, a physical education professor. Recognized officially (and funded) by the university for the 1974-75 season, the Lady Demons hit the court running, posting an 18-9 record under head coach Mary Jane Mayfield. In April, 1975 Northwestern became the first university in Louisiana to issue full athletic scholarships to women, when NSU athletes Pat Nolen, Diane Pittman, Emma Ellerman, Louise “Do” Bonin, Sherrill Landry, Terri McDonnell, Inez Brew, Mona Davidson, Janie Wallace and Margaret Langford were the recipients. Tammy Primeaux and Lisa Brewer were high school seniors who accepted scholarships to play basketball for the Lady Demons. In 1974-75, the Lady Demons advanced to the Louisiana Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women basketball tournament, splitting four games with Southwestern Louisiana before moving onto the AIAW Region IV tournament.

The Lady Demons repeated the accomplishment for the next three years under Charlotte Corley, posting a 14-13 record in state tournaments and an 8-8 mark in regional tournaments. While the Lady Demons were a powerful force in state women's basketball under their first three coaches, it was under the leadership of Pat Nolen Pierson that the Lady Demons tasted their first bit of national recognition. After finishing her playing career with the Lady Demons and graduating with honors, she came within one game of claiming a state championship in her only year of high school coaching at her alma mater, Pitkin High School. She took over the Northwestern program following that season, just 23 years old. During her nine years as head coach, the Lady Demons became a force on the national level as women's basketball moved into the NCAA Division I mainstream around the country after playing in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in the 1970s. A formidable partnership was created when Pierson hired James Smith as assistant coach in 1980. He was responsible for installing the Lady Demons' trademark fast-break offense. The Pierson-Smith tandem won 71 percent of their games (135-56) in their seven years together. During those years, Northwestern became a fixture in the national Top 10 scoring rankings. That attack appealed to top athletes like Lonnie Banks, Teressa Thomas, Annie Harris, Linda Grayson and Sandy Pugh, highly-recruited prep stars who became Lady Demon greats. The Lady Demons won three straight Gulf Star Conference championships (1984-86), receiving votes for the AP Top 20 each year. The 1985-86 squad made the biggest breakthrough, setting a single season record for victories and becoming the first Northwestern team to participate in postseason play at the

FIRST SIGNEES - In April 1975, Northwestern State became the first university in Louisiana to issue fall athletic scholarships to women. Signing basketball and volleyball scholarships were (left to right) Diane Pittman, Pat Nolen, Emma Ellerman, “Do” Bonin, and Sherrill Landry. Photo courtesy of John Wright

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NCAA Division I level. That team, led by Thomas, Banks and Harris, stunned 1985 NCAA Final Four entry Northeast Louisiana (ranked No. 4 in USA Today Top 25) 86-83 on Jan. 30, 1986. Northwestern had a 20-point halftime lead and held off a rally as Harris ripped in 37 points and Thomas pumped in 25 more to go along with eight assists and Banks, at 5-5, snagged 14 rebounds. A pair of late-season road losses at Southeastern Louisiana and Sam Houston probably kept the Lady Demons out of the 32team NCAA Tournament. However, the NWIT issued an invitation to Northwestern and it was well-received on both ends. By the end of the NWIT in Amarillo, Texas, the Lady Demons had won over the local crowd and nearly won the tournament title. Seeded sixth, Northwestern topped Tennessee Tech, 77-71, and squeaked by Duke, 89-88, on a last second jumper by Harris to reach the championship contest. As a crowd of 2,600 Texans cheered wildly “on another night in Lady Demon Land,” as the local newspaper put it, Northwestern battled to the last minute before falling 100-91 to Idaho. Thomas and Harris were All-Tournament picks. Thomas had a national record 19 assists in an 88-77 win over Mississippi College earlier in her senior year. The Lady Demons won a fourth straight conference title in 1986-87 with a win over Southwest Texas, sharing the title with Stephen F. Austin. Sandy Pugh was named conference

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LADY DEMON HISTORY MVP, the first time a Lady Demon was named conference MVP. At the end of the 1987 campaign, Pierson made a difficult decision and left Northwestern to rejuvenate the women's basketball program at East Carolina. It was an easy decision, however, to elevate Smith to the head coaching position. In 17 years, he took the program to even greater heights while surpassing Pierson as the all-time winningest coach in Lady Demon history during the 1995-96 season. Senior Linda Grayson combined with junior college transfer Pam Hudson to lead another landmark year for the Lady Demons in 1988-89. Smith's second team knocked off No. 11 Stephen F. Austin, 78-76, and earned an atlarge invitation to the NCAA Tournament. In 1989-90, the program took another huge step forward when Hudson won the Division I rebounding title (15.2 rpg), finished second in the scoring race (28.4 ppg) and rewrote school and Southland Conference records on the way to becoming the first major college All-American in Northwestern basketball history. She was a second-team pick on the Basketball Writers of America team and a honorable mention Kodak All-American. In 1993, the Lady Demons posted another winning campaign (24-8) with a freshman nucleus led by Joskeen Garner, the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year and a first team All-SLC pick. Northwestern accepted a bid to the NWIT and claimed the consolation championship (third place). The 1993-94 Lady Demons posted their 15th consecutive winning season with a 20-8 record as Garner was the nation's second leading rebounder (13.8 rpg) and named Louisiana's Co-Player of the Year with Pam Thomas of Louisiana Tech. Northwestern posted its fourth consecutive 20-win season en route to a record-tying 25-7 record in 1994-95. The Lady Demons captured their first Southland Conference championship, finishing league play with a 16-2 record. Northwestern lost to SFA in the tournament championship game, but accepted a bid to the NWIT for the second time in three years. The seventh-seeded Lady Demons were the surprise team in Amarillo, Texas. Northwestern opened with an 80-64 win over Clemson. They followed with a 103-93 win over Notre Dame in a semifinal shootout before losing a hard-fought battle against Texas A&M in the finals, 85-81. Joskeen Garner became the first Lady Demon since Pam Hudson to earn All-American honors, being named to the Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American team. The Lady Demons again posted impressive numbers in 1995-96 while posting their 17th straight winning season, one win shy of a fifth straight 20-win season. Northwestern went through a rebuilding process in 1996-97 but found a star in Judy Clark, named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year. The 1998-99 squad put their stamp on the the Lady Demon record books. The team reeled off 13 straight wins from Dec. 20, 1998 to

Feb. 6, 1999, a new Lady Demon record and finished the year with a 22-7 overall record. Clark added another piece of hardware to her trophy case as she was selected Southland Conference Player of the Year. The Southland Conference regular season champions lost to Stephen F. Austin in the tournament finals, but once again were invited to the WNIT, the third time in six years for NSU. In a new format, the Lady Demons lost in the first round on the road against Arkansas. In 1999-00 the Lady Demons (24-6) notched an .800 winning percentage, the best in school history. The Lady Demons also had the third most wins in school history. The 1999-00 season did end in disappointment, however, as the Lady Demons failed to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament despite a higher RPI ranking than several teams offered bids. The 2000-01 team led by Kia Converse rolled off a school-record 15 straight wins from Jan. 1 to March 8, finishing the season with a mark of 23-7. The Lady Demons advanced to the tournament finals, only to lose to SFA. Converse became the SLC's all-time best 3point shooter with 218 career 3s. The 2003-04 team looked loaded in what turned out to be Coach Smith's final season, and the pieces fell into place. The Lady Demons rolled through the SLC season with a 14-2 mark, including an 11-0 start. The team finished 24-7, tying for the second most wins in a season while winning the SLC regular-season and tournament crowns, advancing to the second NCAA Tournament in school history. Cooda Dobin became NSU's all-time assist leader with 921 career dishes. She also became the first player in NCAA history, men or women, to lead the nation in assists per game for three straight seasons. She was featured in the NCAA Final Four official program. On Sept. 1, 2004, the torch was passed. Smith stepped down as head coach and Lady Demon player and assistant coach Jennifer Graf, after being groomed by her mentor for the last two seasons, took over as head coach. Recent recruiting success indicates a return to SLC prominence is imminent for Lady Demon basketball. Four Lady Demons have had their jerseys retired after great careers. Hanging in the rafters of Prather Coliseum, alongside the many championship banners, are Pam Hudson's No.45, Linda Grayson's No. 33, Lonnie Banks' No. 10, and Teressa Thomas' No. 25. It's a safe bet, looking at the fast track record of success for Lady Demon hoops, that more banners will be raised soon.

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All-Conference Selections All-Gulf Star Conference 1985 -

Lonnie Banks Linda Grayson Gussie Leonard Teressa Thomas Lonnie Banks Annie Harris Sandy Pugh

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All-Southland Conference 1988 1989-90 1991 1992 1993-96 1994, 1996 1999-2000 2000-01 2002-04 2002-03 2004 2005 2008

Linda Grayson Pam Hudson Leola Shaw Kim Hill Joskeen Garner Angela Simpson Judy Clark Kia Converse Cooda Dobin Angela Davidson Amanda Bennett Diamond Cosby Tena Matthews

All-Louisiana 1984 Tracy Taylor 1985, 1988 Linda Grayson 1989-90 Pam Hudson 1992 Kim Hill 1994-96 Joskeen Garner 1999-2000 Judy Clark 2000 Kia Converse 2002-04 Cooda Dobin (only 1st team selections listed above)

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Gussie Leonard Freshmen Second Team Women’s Basketball News Service Teressa Thomas Second Team Women’s Basketball News Service Linda Grayson Women’s Basketball News Service Pam Hudson Second Team, USBWA Joskeen Garner Honorable Mention Associated Press

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 91 Northeast Louisiana 70 67 #Lamar 53 78 #Baylor 83 68 at LSU 92 79 Xavier 66 58 at Louisiana College 71 10 5 %Northeast Louisiana 99 61 %LSU 90 80 %Southern 83 81 $Houston 92 80 $Lamar 73 $Texas Tech 85 69 2071 TOTALS 1922 #-Houston Tournament %-LAIAW Tournament in Baton Rouge, La. $-AIAW Region Four Tournament

Pat Nolen Pierson (166-88, 9 years)

1974-75 - First Lady Demon Basketball Team

Mary Jane Mayfield (18-9, 1 year)

Charlotte Corley continued building the Lady Demons, leading them to the AIAW Region IV Tournament in ‘76 and ‘77.

Mary Jane Mayfield became the first women’s basketball coach in 1974, leading the Lady Demons to the AIAW Region IV Tournament and offering the first athletic scholarship to a woman in Louisiana, future Lady Demon coach Pat Nolen Pierson.

1974-75 Coach: Mary Jane Mayfield Record: 18-9 (.667) NSU 88 Southwestern Louisiana 60 LSU 61 Northeast Louisiana 81 Southwestern Louisiana 68 McNeese State 76 Louisiana Tech 81 Mississippi College 68 LSU 86 Louisiana Tech 64 Southeastern Louisiana 80 Northeast Louisiana 83 Louisiana Tech 79 Northeast Louisiana 83 LSU 87 Louisiana Tech 68 Southwestern Louisiana 79 Texas Womens University 78 Texas Womens University 77 Louisiana Tech 65 Tulane 57 %McNeese State 51 %Southeastern Louisiana 53 %McNeese State 58 %Southeastern Louisiana 87 #Arkansas Monticello 108 #Houston 65 #Oklahoma State 1991 TOTALS %-LAIAW Tournament #-AIAW Region Four Tournament

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1976-77 Coach: Charlotte Corley Record: 17-14 (.548)

Charlotte Corley (48-44, 3 years)

1975-76 Coach: Charlotte Corley Record: 18-17 (.514) NSU 93 Ouachita Baptist 69 Stephen F. Austin 65 Stephen F. Austin 76 Nicholls State 81 Southeastern Louisiana 60 Delta State 90 Miss. College 76 Louisiana Tech 60 Wayland Baptist 65 Delta State 2 New Orleans (forfeit) 103 Southwestern Louisiana 72 Mississippi College 97 Northeast Louisiana 109 Tulane 91 Mississippi College 74 Belhaven College 68 Northeast Louisiana 71 Louisiana Tech 87 Northeast Louisiana 84 Louisiana Tech 57 Southern 67 Southern 80 Northeast Louisiana 97 Southwestern Louisiana 76 Louisiana Tech 70 Wayland Baptist 61 %McNeese State 83 %Louisiana Tech 75 %Southeastern Louisiana 90 %LSU 91 #Southern Methodist 89 #Central State (Okla.) 75 #Wayland Baptist 103 #Texas-Arlington 2707 TOTALS %-LAIAW Tournament #-AIAW Region Four Tournament

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NSU OPP 77 McNeese State 69 70 at Louisiana Tech 88 68 at Lamar (OT) 61 98 Louisiana College 75 75 Nicholls State 64 58 at McNeese State 64 86 Southwestern Louisiana 66 64 LSU 73 84 Lamar 76 83 Louisiana Tech 101 63 at Southwestern Louisiana 69 59 Stephen F. Austin 78 84 at Ouachita Baptist 34 72 at Stephen F. Austin 83 62 at LSU 83 71 at Northeast Louisiana 70 91 at Houston 79 87 #Baylor 107 59 #Louisiana Tech 67 81 at Louisiana College 58 80 Northeast Louisiana 69 95 %Southwestern Louisiana 67 74 Louisiana Tech 93 81 %Northeast Louisiana 76 92 %Southern 79 87 %LSU 82 72 %Louisiana Tech 80 80 $Houston (OT) 74 61 $Wayland Baptist 94 86 $East Central Oklahoma 61 81 $Louisiana Tech 89 2381 TOTALS 2329 #-Houston Tournament %-LAIAW Tournament in Ruston, La. $-AIAW Region Four Tournament 1977-78 Coach: Charlotte Corley Record: 18-17 (.514) NSU 57 103 93 83 63 90 76 75 86 99 77 100 69 83

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NSU graduate Pat Pierson led the Lady Demons into the national spotlight, winning three straight GulfStar conference titles and into postseason play at the NCAA Div. I level for the first time in school history.

1978-79 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 12-15 (.444) NSU OPP 59 at Tulane 66 96 at New Orleans 55 62 at McNeese State 77 66 Northeast Louisiana 77 53 Louisiana College 59 61 Louisiana Tech 104 64 Grambling 70 89 Nicholls State 75 80 at Nicholls State 64 69 at Arkansas-Little Rock 52 69 McNeese State 74 68 at Northeast Louisiana 82 74 Southeastern Louisiana 70 74 at Southwestern Louisiana 63 69 Southwestern Louisiana 59 63 at Southeastern Louisiana 100 74 at Grambling 75 74 @Louisiana College 67 75 @Northeast Louisiana 88 78 Arkansas-Little Rock 58 75 at Xavier 61 66 at Louisiana Tech 89 61 at Louisiana College 71 70 Xavier 61 49 %LSU 74 66 %Tulane 61 46 %McNeese State 51 1850 TOTALS 1903 @-Jena Kiwanis Club Tournament %-LAIAW Tournament in Monroe, La. 1979-80 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 19-17 (.528) NSU 74 90 85 60 72 80 74 59 60 76 70 63 68

Xavier at Texas Wesleyan @Texas Christian @Southeastern Okla. (OT) #Texas-Arlington #Lamar #Northeast Louisiana at Southwestern Louisiana at Tulane Xavier at Nicholls State Louisiana Tech at Southeastern Louisiana

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 47 at Louisiana Tech 93 56 Southwestern Louisiana 66 70 Tulane 58 55 Northeast Louisiana 44 77 Southeastern Louisiana 60 74 McNeese State 74 59 at Texas-Arlington 62 66 at Southern Methodist 63 82 Grambling 76 72 Louisiana College 55 75 Nicholls State 66 69 at Northeast Louisiana 51 78 at Southern Alabama 74 81 at Florida State 85 83 $Oklahoma State 64 62 at Houston 81 72 $Baylor 63 57 at Louisiana College 49 74 McNeese State 76 60 at Grambling 57 75 %Nicholls State 60 71 %Louisiana Tech 90 2509 TOTALS 2518 @-Texas Wesleyan Tournament #-Lady Demon Christmas Classic $-Houston Tournament %-LAIAW Tournament in Ruston, La. 1980-81 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 22-8 (.733) NSU OPP 57 at LSU 82 95 New Orleans 82 87 at South Florida 79 65 Southwestern Louisiana 57 99 at New Orleans 107 102 Lamar 91 73 Arkansas 62 61 at Louisiana College 67 68 McNeese State 74 74 Southern Mississippi 72 72 at McNeese State (OT) 73 54 at Southern 68 91 Nicholls State 74 101 Texas Christian 60 73 at Southern Mississippi 82 88 Northeast Louisiana 70 75 at Texas-Arlington 74 87 at North Texas State 73 78 Louisiana College 71 82 at Southwestern Louisiana 70 86 Texas-Arlington 63 67 at Louisiana Tech 115 73 at Northeast Louisiana 69 86 Southern 76 88 at Nicholls State 76 68 %Grambling (OT) 67 36 %Louisiana Tech 90 74 %Southeastern Louisiana 67 65 $Houston 64 73 $Stephen F. Austin 93 2298 TOTALS 2259 %-LAIAW Tournament in Hammond,La $-AIAW Region Four Tournament 1981-82 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 18-7 (.720) NSU 70 64 86 73 75 85 84 77 87 87 65 76 86 77 81 82

at Louisiana College at Arkansas at Southwestern Louisiana Southeastern Louisiana LSU at Lamar Louisiana College Southern Nicholls State Southwestern Louisiana at Delta State Centenary at Southern Mercer (2OT) at McNeese State Lamar

OPP 40 78 75 68 61 65 45 64 57 70 69 60 90 79 91 80

1984-85 Gulf Star Conference Champions 68 Alcorn State 61 76 at Northeast Louisiana 64 75 at Nicholls State 58 64 McNeese State 63 75 Northeast Louisiana 67 73 at Southeastern Louisiana 85 65 at Centenary 53 85 %Northeast Louisiana 83 71 %New Orleans 80 1911 TOTALS 1706 %-LAIAW Tournament in Natchitoches 1982-83 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 16-9 (.640) NSU OPP 78 McNeese State 77 86 at Northeast Louisiana 91 48 #Cheyney State 57 78 #Illinois State 67 67 #Alabama 74 76 at Alcorn State 78 82 Nicholls State 53 69 Alcorn State 57 62 Arkansas 58 75 at Mercer 76 78 at Nicholls State 64 75 Centenary 55 69 at Stephen F. Austin 82 68 Lamar 62 66 Southeastern Louisiana 57 69 at Nevada-Reno 64 84 at Nevada-Reno 72 85 at McNeese State 56 71 at LSU 108 99 Texas A&I 60 71 Stephen F. Austin 72 90 Northeast Louisiana 78 79 at Southeastern Louisiana 72 72 at Centenary 71 76 at Arkansas 86 1873 TOTALS 1747 #-Lady Techster Dial Classic 1983-84 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 15-11 (.577) NSU 68 73 80 86 87 81 46 91 63 73 87 70 79

@North Carolina at Kansas LSU McNeese State at Southern Mississippi $Tennessee Tech Louisiana Tech Northeast Louisiana at Central Arkansas at Arkansas %Missouri-Kansas City at Nevada-Reno at Texas-Southern

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81 at Lamar 63 93 at Centenary 43 82 Grambling 76 79 at McNeese State 70 86 Arkansas-Little Rock 68 85 Southern (OT) 90 91 at Nicholls State 73 83 at Northeast Louisiana 100 79 Centenary 37 82 at Grambling (OT) 77 86 Nicholls State 67 62 at Southern 73 83 101 Texas Southern 2074 TOTALS 1912 @-Kansas Classic #-Hattiesburg, MS %-Lady Pack Classic in Reno, NV 1984-85 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 20-6 (.528) *GSC: 10-0, 1st GULF STAR CHAMPIONS NSU OPP 98 Southwestern Louisiana 81 87 Southern Mississippi 77 86 McNeese State 74 99 at Alcorn State 101 95 Lamar 80 89 Northeast Louisiana 108 86 at Nevada Reno 84 97 #US International 85 80 at McNeese State 66 72 at Southwestern Louisiana 64 72 at Northeast Louisiana 106 84 *at Nicholls State 74 77 *at Southeastern Louisiana 71 97 Grambling 71 97 *Sam Houston State 56 109 *Southwest Texas 61 95 Alcorn State 65 83 at Grambling 84 87 Delta State 91 90 *Nicholls State 70 69 *Southeastern Louisiana 59 87 at Delta State 100 73 *at Sam Houston State 57 80 *at Southwest Texas 67 95 *at Stephen F. Austin 79 106 *Stephen F. Austin 85 2287 TOTAL 2016 #-Lady Pack Classic in Reno, NV *-Gulf Star Conference games 1985-86 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 25-7 (.781) *GSC: 8-2, 1st GULF STAR CHAMPIONS NSU OPP 117 Southern Arkansas 53 79 Kansas 63 108 #Pan American 61

88 #Mississippi College 77 56 at Northeast Louisiana 75 83 at Mississippi College 81 88 Florida 67 82 @ Pacific 87 77 @ Boise State 66 77 at Nevada Reno 85 99 at Lamar 81 108 at Arkansas-Little Rock 57 83 at Grambling 70 72 *at Stephen F. Austin 68 94 *Sam Houston State 66 90 *Southwest Texas 52 86 Northeast Louisiana 83 83 *at Nicholls State 72 88 *at Southeastern Louisiana 93 92 Grambling 86 74 *Stephen F. Austin 68 100 Creighton 85 81 *Nicholls State 69 67 *Southeastern Louisiana 59 90 at LSU 118 67 *at Sam Houston State 77 84 *at Southwest Texas 76 95 at Hawaii Pacific 62 134 at Hawaii Pacific 51 77 %Tennessee Tech 71 89 %Duke 88 91 %Idaho 100 2799 TOTALS 2367 #-Lady Demon Christmas Classic @-Lady Pack Classic in Reno, NV %-NWIT in Amarillo, Texas *-Gufl Star Conference games 1986-87 Coach: Pat Nolen Pierson Record: 19-8 (.704) *GSC: 9-1, 1st GULF STAR CHAMPIONS NSU OPP 79 @North Carolina 96 60 @Drake 53 93 Lamar 53 98 Arkansas Baptist 63 81 Southern Mississippi 71 94 Georgia (OT) 95 82 at Florida 92 92 #Alabama 94 84 #Wyoming 76 122 Arkansas Baptist 59 60 at Northeast Louisiana 81 65 *at Stephen F. Austin 82 75 Grambling 70 74 *Sam Houston State 67 95 *Southwest Texas 77 87 Texas Southern 60 75 *at Nicholls State 66 56 *at Southeastern La. 50 87 Arkansas-Little Rock 55 78 *Stephen F. Austin 69

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 73 Northeast Louisiana (OT) 77 90 at Grambling 93 83 *Nicholls State 70 96 *Southeastern Louisiana 67 72 *at Sam Houston State 62 94 *at Southwest Texas 70 88 at Lamar 75 2243 TOTALS 1943 #-LSU Tournament @-Lady Pack Classic in Reno, NV *-Gulf Star Conference games

James Smith (340-155, 17 years) The Dean of Lady Demon basketball, James Smith led the Lady Demons to 340 wins, the most by a Lady Demon coach. He also led the Lady Demons to the postseason 13 times, winning the Southland Conference three times and into the NCAA tournament in 1989 and 2004.

1987-88 Coach: James Smith Record: 16-12 (.571) *SLC: 7-7, T-3rd NSU OPP 72 at Louisiana College 68 81 at Arkansas-Little Rock 72 96 @U.S.International (OT) 92 63 @ Nevada Reno 74 77 @Pepperdine 84 90 Mississippi College 82 91 East Texas State 63 88 Nicholls State 68 75 at Lamar 77 81 *Northeast Louisiana 64 85 *North Texas State 73 81 *Texas-Arlington 68 65 at Nicholls State 66 64 *at McNeese State 73 75 *at Stephen F. Austin 94 79 at Mississippi College 74 70 *at Southwest Texas 85 71 *at Sam Houston State 69 81 *Southwest Texas 80 67 *Sam Houston State 78 68 Arkansas-Little Rock 67 90 *Stephen F. Austin 96 70 *McNeese State 66 76 *at Texas-Arlington 74 67 *at North Texas 75 81 Lamar 76 65 *at Northeast Louisiana 70 77 #Northeast Louisiana 98 2146 TOTALS 2126 @-Lady Pack Classic in Reno, NV #-Southland Conference Tournament *-Southland Conference games 1988-89 Coach: James Smith Record: 22-8 (.733) *SLC: 11-3, T-2nd NSU OPP 92 at Mississippi College 80 53 @Cal. State Fullerton 66 89 @Miami 92 95 Mississippi College 72 87 Texas A&M 83 91 Southern Mississippi 73 89 at U.S. International 76 86 at Missouri 83 92 at Southeastern Louisiana 76 86 at Southwestern Louisiana 64 75 *Northeast Louisiana 73 80 *North Texas 70 79 *Texas-Arlington 54 88 *at McNeese State 81 74 *at Stephen F Austin 81 90 *at Southwest Texas 91 70 *at Sam Houston State 60

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1994-95 Southland Conference Champions and WNIT runners-up. 81 *Southwest Texas 76 91 *Sam Houston State 83 93 Southeastern Louisiana 72 78 *Stephen F Austin 76 93 *McNeese State 72 3 Southwestern Louisiana 72 82 *at Texas-Arlington 76 97 *at North Texas 79 87 *at Northeast Louisiana 90 79 at Southern Mississippi 95 76 #Northeast Louisiana. 71 73 # at Stephen F. Austin 82 79 % at Illinois State 100 2523 TOTALS 2322 @-University of Houston Tournament *-Southland Conference games #-Southland Conference Tournament %-NCAA Tournament 1989-90 Coach: James Smith Record: 17-12 (.586) *SLC: 9-5, T-2nd NSU OPP 77 @Drake 70 85 at Texas A&M 87 102 #Mercer 76 73 at Ole Miss 74 99 at Grambling 107 66 at Long Beach State 89 82 $Ole Miss 69 87 Grambling 94 81 at Southwestern Louisiana 86 73 *Stephen F. Austin 92 79 *McNeese State 49 104 Southeastern Louisiana 99 87 *Texas-Arlington 55

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93 *North Texas 89 94 *at Northeast La. (OT) 86 92 *at Sam Houston 73 71 *at Southwest Texas 80 88 *Northeast Louisiana (OT) 91 96 *Sam Houston 83 102 *at McNeese State 85 106 Southwestern Louisiana 45 68 *at Texas-Arlington 74 81 *at North Texas 78 80 *Stephen F. Austin 93 85 *Southwest Texas 77 108 Mississippi Valley 56 85 at Southeastern Louisiana 63 85 %Northeast Louisiana (OT) 81 83 % at Stephen F. Austin 93 2511 TOTAL 2294 @-Texas A&M Tournament #-Ole Miss Tournament $-Long Beach State Dial Classic *-Southland Conference games %-Southland Conference Tournament

74 Southeastern Louisiana 70 *at Texas-Arlington 74 *at North Texas 61 *Stephen F. Austin 65 *Southwest Texas 104 Prairie View A&M 64 at Miss. Valley State 63 *at Northeast Louisiana 102 Nicholls State 64 *at Stephen F. Austin 88 *McNeese State 92 Southwestern Louisiana 66 *Texas-Arlington 75 *North Texas 65 *at Sam Houston State 78 *at Southwest Texas 49 at Nicholls State 71 *Northeast Louisiana 75 at Rice 2008 TOTALS #-East Carolina Tournament *-Southland Conference games

1990-91 Coach: James Smith Record: 16-11 (.593) *SLC: 6-8, 5th NSU OPP 65 @South Carolina State 45 69 at East Carolina 81 81 at Prairie View 63 71 East Carolina 67 70 at Southeastern Louisiana 80 85 at Southwestern Louisiana 70 93 *Sam Houston State 74 81 *at McNeese State 64

1991-92 Coach: James Smith Record: 21-8 (.724) *SLC: 14-4, 2nd NSU OPP 66 Southwestern Louisiana 55 71 @UC-Santa Barbara 74 66 @Fresno State 82 104 @Cal State-Northridge 51 61 *at Nicholls State 51 82 *at McNeese State 72 86 Rice 77 100 East Texas State 72 96 Southern 80

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 84 97 95 81 58 50 96 70 55 79 79 64 66 56 67 75 96 87 66 58 2211

*at Northeast Louisiana *Southeastern Louisiana *Southwest Texas *Texas-San Antonio *at Sam Houston State *at Stephen F. Austin *North Texas (OT) *Texas-Arlington at Southern *Northeast Louisiana *Nicholls State *at Texas-San Antonio *at Southwest Texas *Stephen F. Austin *Sam Houston State *at Texas-Arlington *at North Texas *McNeese State #Southwest Texas # at Stephen F. Austin TOTALS

71 59 63 69 57 65 93 62 71 57 71 60 79 74 73 68 72 82 60 77 1997

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*-Southland Conference games #-Southland Conference Tournament 1992-93 Coach: James Smith Record: 24-8 (.750) *SLC: 14-4, 3rd NSU OPP 94 @Oral Roberts 61 67 at Texas Tech 91 119 Prairie View 42 76 at San Francisco 80 84 at San Jose Sate. 62 94 *at North Texas (OT) 87 71 *at Texas-Arlington 58 111 Central Arkansas 91 105 *Nicholls State 79 76 *McNeese State 54 74 *at Stephen F. Austin 77 80 *Texas-San Antonio 52 77 *Southwest Texas 84 72 *at Southeastern Louisiana 62 67 *Northeast Louisiana 64 73 *at McNeese State 60 98 *at Nicholls State 66 75 *Stephen F. Austin 80 101 *Sam Houston State 51 77 Arkansas 62 71 *at Southwest Texas 88 93 *at Texas-San Antonio 65 74 *at Sam Houston State 64 84 *at Northeast Louisiana 82 76 *Texas-Arlington 66 102 North Texas 60 65 #Texas-Arlington 47 78 #Southwest Texas 58 75 # at Stephen F. Austin 77 74 %Marquette 77 93 %George Washington 77 89 %Butler 85 2659 TOTALS 2209 @-Lady Raider Classic in Lubbock, TX #-Southland Conference Tournament %-NWIT in Amarillo, Texas 1993-94 Coach: James Smith Record: 20-8 (.714) *SLC: 14-4, 2nd NSU OPP 102 East Texas Baptist 74 71 @Army 60 77 at Maine 54 90 #Mississippi Valley State 81 74 at Arkansas 85 80 Texas-San Antonio (OT) 74 71 Southwest Texas 50 81 Central Florida 65 78 at Stephen F. Austin (OT) 83 74 at Sam Houston State 62 83 Nicholls State 41 66 McNeese State 62 75 at Texas-Arlington 70 79 at North Texas 65 61 Northeast Louisiana 72 80 Sam Houston State 65

96 Stephen F. Austin (OT) 95 71 at McNeese State 59 87 at Nicholls State 68 98 North Texas 86 68 Texas-Arlington 63 55 Southern Mississippi 81 59 at Northeast Louisiana 77 71 at Texas-San Antonio 56 83 at Southwest Texas 84 72 Southern Mississippi 87 75 %McNeese State 65 %Northeast Louisiana 77 67 2144 TOTALS 1961 @-University of Maine Tournament #-Arkansas Dial Classic %-Southland Conference Tournament 1994-95 Coach: James Smith Record: 25-7 (.781) *SLC: 16-2, 1st SLC CHAMPIONS NSU OPP 57 at Nebraska 70 94 @Oral Roberts 69 63 at Ole Miss 86 73 Louisiana College 54 54 #Iowa 53 62 at Stanford 102 73 Northeast Louisiana 52 60 at Texas-Arlington 51 81 at North Texas 70 96 Harding 80 75 McNeese State 54 110 Nicholls State 63 59 at Sam Houston State 71 87 at Stephen F. Austin 82 87 Texas-San Antonio 67 66 Southwest Texas 57 89 North Texas 70 76 Texas-Arlington 74 72 at Nicholls State 60 76 at McNeese State 74 77 Sam Houston State 66 70 Stephen F. Austin 75 74 at Southwest Texas 73 76 at Texas-San Antonio 57 92 Prairie View A&M 63 93 at Northeast Louisiana 69 92 $Northeast Louisiana 83 68 $McNeese State 61 60 $Stephen F. Austin 68 80 %Clemson 64 103 %Notre Dame 93 81 %Texas A&M 85 2476 TOTALS 2216 @-Ole Miss Tournament #-Stanfordd Fry's/Cardinal Classic $-Century Cellunet SLC Classic %-NWIT in Amarillo, Texas 1995-96 Coach: James Smith Record: 19-10 (.655) *SLC: 13-5, 3rd NSU OPP 83 #at Arkansas 84 104 East Texas Baptist 92 77 @vs. LaSalle 60 72 @vs. Colorado State 82 111 Louisiana College 75 80 at Saint Louis 61 62 %vs. Colorado 71 81 %at Louisville 74 84 *at McNeese State 46 87 *at Nicholls State 69 97 *at Northeast Louisiana 63 69 Alabama 74 81 *Texas-San Antonio 73 85 *Southwest Texas 72 67 *Stephen F. Austin 77 96 *at North Texas 80 90 *at Texas-Arlington 74 77 *Sam Houston State 79 90 *Nicholls State 56 83 *McNeese State 52 96 *Northeast Louisiana 63 64 *Southwest Texas 69

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1998-99 Southland Conference Champions 93 *at Texas-San Antonio 74 63 *Texas-Arlington 65 92 *North Texas 61 75 *at Stephen F. Austin 77 82 *at Sam Houston Sate. 73 74 $vs. Texas-Arlington 66 $vs. Southwest Texas 80 70 2476 TOTALS 2216 @-Nevada Wolfpack Classic #-Preseason Womens NIT $-Century Cellunet SLC Classic in Shreveport, La. *-denotes Southland Conference Games 1996-97 Coach: James Smith Record: 11-15 (.423) *SLC: 5-11, 7th NSU OPP 70 at Southern 74 91 Louisiana College 73 70 @vs. Lynn University 73 66 @vs. Jackson State 63 88 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59 84 #vs. UNC-Charlotte 72 57 #vs. Auburn 80 81 #vs. Central Florida 86 68 *at Stephen F. Austin 101 64 *Texas San Antonio 66 58 *Southwest Texas 82 85 *at Nicholls State 72 66 *at McNeese State 77 68 *Texas Arlington 76 76 *Northeast Louisiana 67 53 *at Southwest Texas 77 64 *at Texas San Antonio 74 67 *Sam Houston State 69 77 *Stephen F. Austin 87 76 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57 85 *Nicholls State 56 75 *McNeese State 65 79 *at Sam Houston State 76 58 *at Northeast Louisiana 67 76 Southern 67 68 *at Texas Arlington 80 1870 TOTALS 1896 @-Sheraton Capstone Inn Classic (Alabama)

#-Gooding's Holiday Classic (Central Florida) *-Southland Conference Games 1997-98 Coach: James Smith Record: 17-11 (.607) *SLC: 9-7, T3rd NSU OPP 90 Norfolk State 67 61 at Southwestern Louisiana 58 78 Louisiana College 63 104 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57 63 @vs. Washington St. 90 76 @vs. Vermont 60 58 #vs. Wichita State 89 88 #vs. Alcorn State 47

76 *Texas San Antonio 88 70 *at Stephen F. Austin 101 68 *McNeese State 65 59 *Sam Houston State 61 64 *Northeast Louisiana 68 68 *at Texas Arlington 55 68 Alabama 74 69 *at Northeast Louisiana 70 66 *at Southeastern Louisiana 58 83 *at Nicholls State 59 59 *Texas Arlington 57 67 *Stephen F. Austin 75 84 *at McNeese State 62 69 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff 55 54 *at Texas San Antonio 51 75 *at Southwest Texas 69 73 *Southeastern Louisiana 64 76 Nicholls State (OT) 80 55 $vs. Texas Arlington 52 69 $vs. Northeast Louisiana (OT) 71 1990 TOTALS 1866 @-Washington State Dial Classic #-Wichita St. Pizza Hut Shocker Shootout $-Century Cellunet SLC Classic in Shreveport, La *-denotes SLC Games 1998-99 Coach: James Smith Record: 22-7 (.759) *SLC: 16-2, 1st SLC CHAMPIONS NSU OPP 65 at Alabama 93 78 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff 43 65 @at Oklahoma State 88 66 @vs. New Mexico 59 63 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 90 81 Southwestern Louisiana 59 76 #at Mississippi State 99 105 #vs. Troy State 60 66 *Sam Houston State 63 76 *at McNeese State 58 68 *Lamar 53 56 *at Texas-Arlington 51 85 *at Stephen F. Austin 84 76 *Nicholls State 63 67 *Northeast Louisiana 46 78 *at Southwest Texas 58 65 *at Texas-San Antonio 51 64 *Southeastern Louisiana 53 72 *Southwest Texas 45 86 *Texas-San Antonio 65 76 *at Sam Houston State 79 65 at Northeast Louisiana 57 64 *Texas-Arlington 60 66 *Stephen F. Austin 74 58 *at Southeastern Louisiana 40 66 *at Lamar 57 67 $vs. Northeast Louisiana 65 77 $vs. Stephen F. Austin 90

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 70 *at Texas-Arlington 53 73 *at Stephen F. Austin 80 ^Louisiana-Monroe 71 62 2039 TOTALS 1846 # - UNLV Tournament % - Rice Tournament * - denotes SLC game ^ - Southland Conference Tournament

2003-04 Southland Conference Champions 60 2094

%at Arkansas TOTALS

78 1847

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#-Mississippi State Classic $-Century Cellunet SLC Classic in Shreveport, La.

% - Women's National Invitational Tourn. *-denotes SLC Games 1999-2000 Coach: James Smith Record: 24-6 (.800) *SLC: 15-3, 2nd NSU OPP 57 at Southwest Missouri 71 66 Jackson State 53 91 @James Madison 83 60 @Seton Hall 50 94 Southern Arkansas 65 87 at Centenary 41 55 #Utah 86 80 #Southern Utah 72 69 *at Lamar 50 73 *at McNeese State 58 60 *Texas-Arlington 46 77 *Sam Houston State 59 67 *at Stephen F. Austin 76 87 Centenary 41 62 *at Louisiana-Monroe 61 62 *Texas-San Antonio 46 67 *Southeastern Louisiana 48 69 *at Nicholls State 54 77 *McNeese State 47 65 *Lamar 62 77 *at Texas-Arlington 67 61 *at Sam Houston State 49 95 *Nicholls State 67 59 *at Southwest Texas 78 64 *at Texas-San Antonio 61 58 *Stephen F. Austin 79 59 *Louisiana-Monroe 56 93 $McNeese State 82 66 $Southwest Texas 64 68 $Stephen F. Austin 79 2125 TOTALS 1851 @-DePaul University Moran Realty Classic #-Boise State Christmas Classic $-Century Cellunet SLC Classic in Shreveport, La *-Southland Conference Games

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2000-01 Coach: James Smith Record: 23-7 (.767) *SLC: 16-4, 3rd OPP NSU 78 Southern Arkansas 71 64 @Texas A&M 73 75 @East Tennessee State 71 92 Centenary 49 64 Maine 62 49 at Colorado State 81 59 *at Southeastern Louisiana 50 89 *at Nicholls State 77 43 *Lamar 55 61 *Sam Houston State 54 82 *McNeese State 43 59 *at Texas-Arlington 64 63 *at Stephen F. Austin 80 65 *at Louisiana-Monroe 82 71 *Southwest Texas 63 45 *Texas-San Antonio 43 102 at Centenary 62 71 *Louisiana-Monroe 62 65 *at Lamar 54 73 *at Sam Houston State 57 80 *Nicholls State 59 70 *Southeastern Louisiana 64 63 *at Texas-San Antonio 61 78 *at Southwest Texas 67 83 *at McNeese State 66 58 *Stephen F. Austin 55 73 *Texas-Arlington 62 82 $Southeastern Louisiana 60 63 $Louisina-Monroe 56 73 $Stephen F. Austin 82 2093 TOTALS 1885 @-Memphis Lady Tiger Classic $-Century Cellunet SLC Classic in Shreveport, La *-Southland Conference Games 2001-02 Coach: James Smith Record: 22-7 (.759) *SLC: 17-3, 2nd NSU OPP 46 #Virginia Tech 71 59 #Tennessee-Martin 58 67 %Rutgers (OT) 68 51 %Fordham 62 56 Jackson State 55 74 *at Sam Houston State 61 70 *at Lamar 52 83 at Jackson State 82 64 *at McNeese State 52 54 *at Texas-Arlington 59

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67 *Stephen F. Austin 42 67 *at SE Louisiana 63 71 *at Nicholls State 50 56 *Texas-San Antonio 44 67 *Texas State 52 84 *Sam Houston State 66 73 *Lamar 58 91 *Louisiana-Monroe 76 57 *at Texas-San Antonio 51 74 *at Texas State 76 82 Centenary 48 74 *SE Louisiana (OT) 72 73 *Nicholls State 64 72 *Texas-Arlington 71 68 *at Stephen F. Austin 88 72 *McNeese State 58 81 *at Louisiana Monroe 67 66 ^Texas-Arlington 59 52 ^at Stephen F. Austin 76 1971 TOTALS 1801 # - LSU Tournament % - Arizona State Tournament * - denotes SLC games ^ - Southland Conference Tournament 2002-03 Coach: James Smith Record: 17-11 (.607) *SLC: 14-6, T3rd NSU OPP 65 at Texas A&M 59 74 # vs UCLA 82 73 # vs UTEP 84 68 Henderson State 73 60 % vs Arkansas 79 97 % vs Idaho State 84 81 Prairie View A&M 55 75 *at SE Louisiana 50 60 *Texas-San Antonio 69 85 *Texas State 68 65 *at McNeese State 53 65 *SE Louisiana 44 81 *Nicholls State 55 85 *at Lamar 65 69 *at Sam Houston State (ot) 77 63 *Texas-Arlington 59 94 *Stephen F. Austin 74 54 *at Texas-San Antonio 68 64 *at Texas State 59 74 *McNeese State 77 71 *Louisiana-Monroe 80 75 *at Nicholls State 52 75 *at Louisiana-Monroe 71 79 *Lamar 43 82 *Sam Houston State 62

2003-04 Coach: James Smith Record: 24-7 (.774) *SLC: 14-2, 1st SLC CHAMPIONS NSU OPP 82 #vs. Ball State 80 73 #at DePaul 109 84 Texas A&M-Commerce 58 76 at Centenary 70 84 Harding 48 88 Belhaven College 43 62 at Arkansas 78 53 !Duke 105 78 ^vs. Kent State 74 52 ^at Auburn 103 79 Louisiana-Monroe 63 84 *Stephen F. Austin 54 65 *at McNeese State 51 75 *Nicholls State 60 83 *Lamar 49 81 *at Sam Houston State 61 71 *at Texas-San Antonio 64 63 *Texas State 62 78 *McNeese State 62 81 *at Lamar 71 70 *at Southeastern La. 66 65 *Sam Houston State 84 77 *Texas-Arlington 69 (ot) 62 *Texas-San Antonio 56 75 *at Stephen F. Austin 72 63 *at Louisiana-Monroe 74 69 $Sam Houston State 61 82 $Texas-San Antonio 71 78 $Texas-Arlington 71 51 %Duke 103 2267 TOTALS 2139 # - DePaul Tournament ! - Played at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City ^ - Auburn Holiday Classic * - denotes SLC game $ - Southland Conference Tournament % - NCAA Tournament, Durham, N.C.

Jennifer Graf (71-76, 5years) After a successful playing and assistant coaching career with the Lady Demons, Jennifer Graf was named NSU’s 5th head coach Sept. 1, 2004, becoming the nation’s youngest Division I head coach at 26 years, two months and 21 days old.

2004-05 Coach: Jennifer Graf Record: 17-12 (.586) *SLC: 11-5, T-3rd NSU OPP 74 Southern 68 78 Texas A&M-Commerce 62 59 !Tennessee-Chattanooga 83 72 !at St. Mary’s (CA) 74 86 LSU-Shreveport 51 102 Arkansas-Monticello 79 61 at Texas A&M 70 79 Centenary 55 64 # Jackson State 77 54 # at South Alabama 77 41 at Louisiana-Monroe 56 55 *at Stephen F. Austin 58 54 *Texas-San Antonio 49

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THE LADY DEMONS 60 *at Texas-Arlington 75 80 *Southeastern Louisiana 63 76 *at Texas State 81 82 *at Texas-San Antonio 68 83 *at Sam Houston State 67 88 *Lamar 69 85 *at McNeese State 80 ot 82 *Nicholls State 65 64 *Louisiana-Monroe 70 74 *at Lamar 71 62 *at Nicholls State 50 72 *Stephen F. Austin 71 77 *Sam Houston State 53 72 *McNeese State 77 51 % Texas-San Antonio 48 45 % at Texas-Arlington 74 2032 TOTALS 1941 ! - St. Mary’s (CA) Classic # - South Alabama Coca-Cola Classic * - Southland Conference games % -SLC Tournament 2005-06 Coach: Jennifer Graf Record: 11-16 (.407) *SLC: 4-12, 9th Score Opponent Date L 67-56 at Southern Nov. 19 W 84-74 A&M-Commerce Nov. 21 W 72-64 !vs. Alcorn State Nov. 25 W 85-75 !at Southern Miss. Nov. 26 W 78-56 at Centenary Nov. 29 L 92-68 #vs. Gonzaga Dec. 2 L 79-59 #at Nevada Dec. 3 W 72-70 Southern Arkansas Dec. 7 W 91-57 LSU-Shreveport Dec. 14 W 72-61 Eastern Wash. Dec. 20 L 72-59 at North Texas Dec. 31 L 71-49 *Texas-Arlington Jan. 5 W 58-54 *UL-Monroe Jan. 7 W 67-53 *at Southeastern La. Jan. 12 W 78-60 *Sam Houston Jan. 14 L 73-65 *at UT-San Antonio Jan. 26 L 76-71 *at Texas State Jan. 28 L 75-69 *at Sam Houston Feb. 2 L 85-69 *Stephen F. Austin Feb. 4 L 83-43 *at Texas-Arlington Feb. 9 L 64-51 *at UL-Monroe Feb. 11 W 83-66 *Nicholls State Feb. 16 L 46-45 *Southeastern La. Feb. 18 L 66-62 *at Lamar Feb. 23 L 72-51 *at McNeese State Feb. 25 L 88-79 *Texas State Feb. 28 L 69-58 *UT-San Antonio Mar. 3 ! - Southern Miss Thanksgiving Classic # - Nevada Wolfpack Classic * - Southland Conference games 2006-07 Coach: Jennifer Graf Record: 10-20 (.375) *SLC: 6-10, 8th Score Opponent Date L 65-60 Jackson State Nov. 10 L 79-43 at Oklahoma State Nov. 18 L 69-55 at UNO Nov. 22 W 89-80 Ar.-Monticello Nov. 25 W 71-61 Centenary Nov. 28 L 83-39 at UL-Monroe Dec. 2 W 66-61 Southern Dec. 5 W 79-57 LSU-Shreveport Dec. 9 L 71-67 at Eastern Wash. Dec. 15 L 72-70 ot at Washington St. Dec. 17 L 77-66 North Texas Dec. 21 L 84-77 #Ala.-Birmingham Dec. 28 L 79-63 #Maine Dec. 29 L 73-69 *Texas State Jan. 4 L 65-48 *Texas-Arlington Jan. 6 L 67-61 *at A&M-Cor. Christi Jan. 11 L 55-38 *at UT-San Antonio Jan. 13 W 82-58 *at McNeese State Jan. 18 W 68-61 *Lamar Jan. 20 W 70-59 *Nicholls State Jan. 25 L 77-59 *at Southeastern La. Jan. 27 W 73-71 *at Central Arkansas Feb. 3 L 77-66 *at Sam Houston Feb. 8 L 62-59 *Stephen F. Austin Feb. 10 W 72-68 *McNeese State Feb. 15

2008-09 Lady Demons L 69-58 *at Lamar Feb. 17 L 85-76 ot *at Nicholls State Feb. 22 W 55-53 *Southeastern La. Feb. 24 L 74-60 *Central Arkansas Mar. 3 L 62-53 $Texas-Arlington Mar. 7 # - Cavalier Classic (Charlottesville, Va.) * - Southland Conference game $ - SLC Tournament (Houston) 2007-08 Coach: Jennifer Graf Record: 15-15 (.500) *SLC: 8-8, 5th Score Opponent Date W 79-65 Ark.-Monticello Nov. 10 W 78-70 at Southern Nov. 13 L 54-53 Xavier (LA) Nov. 16 L 77-62 New Orleans Nov. 19 L 92-57 #vs. Louisiana Tech Nov. 23 W 68-57 #vs. Tenn. State Nov. 24 L 62-61 at Centenary Nov. 27 W 101-39 Southern-N.O. Dec. 4 L 84-62 Louisiana-Monroe Dec. 8 L 59-43 at Arkansas Dec. 13 W 58-49 at Alcorn State Dec. 18 W 80-57 at Jackson State Dec. 20 W 71-46 LSU-Shreveport Dec. 29 L 87-58 *at Texas State Jan. 10 L 79-62 *at Texas-Arlington Jan. 12 L 73-65 *A&M-Corpus Christi Jan. 17 L 68-62 *Texas-San Antonio Jan. 19 W 90-62 *McNeese State Jan. 24 L 56-47 *at Lamar Jan. 26 L 78-64 *at Nicholls Jan. 31 W 75-65 *Southeastern La. Feb. 2 W 85-71 *Central Arkansas Feb. 9 W 94-57 *Sam Houston Feb. 14 L 64-57 *at Stephen F. Austin Feb. 16 W 69-54 *at McNeese State Feb. 21 W 64-50 *Lamar Feb. 23 W 74-69 *Nicholls Feb. 28 L 70-49 *at Southeastern La. Mar. 1 W 74-68 *at Central Arkansas Mar. 8 L 80-56 $vs. UT-San Antonio Mar. 12 # - Memphis Thanksgiving Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) * - Southland Conference game $ - SLC Tournament (The Merrell Center • Katy, Tex.)

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2008-09 Coach: Jennifer Graf Record: 18-13 (.581) *SLC: 9-7, 6th Opponent Date Score L 67-47 at San Diego State Nov. 14 W 66-53 Southern Nov. 18 L 99-75 at Mississippi State Nov. 23 W 76-65 Southern Arkansas Nov. 29 W 57-50 Centenary Dec. 1 W 68-50 at Grambling Dec. 4 L 62-57 at UL-Monroe Dec. 9 W 57-56 Alcorn State Dec. 17 W 68-32 LSU-Shreveport Dec. 20 L 92-64 !at Ole Miss Dec. 29 L 59-53 !vs. Tenn.-Martin Dec. 30 W 86-69 Ark.-Monticello Jan. 2 W 83-70 at Ark.-Pine Bluff Jan. 5 W 73-58 *Nicholls Jan. 10 W 66-43 *Southeastern La. Jan. 14 L 61-52 *at A&M-Cor. Christi Jan. 17 W 81-68 *at Nicholls Jan. 24 W 76-69 *Stephen F. Austin Jan. 28 W 57-54 *at Central Arkansas Jan. 31 W 77-64 ot *McNeese State Feb. 4 L 74-68 *at Texas-Arlington Feb. 7 L 82-64 *at Stephen F. Austin Feb. 11 W 72-61 *Central Arkansas Feb. 14 L 75-66 *at McNeese State Feb. 18 L 80-77 ot *Lamar Feb. 21 L 74-69 *at UT-San Antonio Feb. 25 W 80-72 *Texas State Feb. 28 W 85-82 *Sam Houston Mar. 4 L 69-64 *at Southeastern La. Mar. 7 W 51-45 $vs. Southeastern La. Mar. 11 L 58-47 $vs. UT-San Antonio Mar. 13 ! - Ole Miss Holiday Classic (Oxford, Miss.) * - Southland Conference game $ - SLC Tournament (The Merrell Center • Katy, Tex.)

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THE LADY DEMONS 1974-75

1989-90

2000-01

LAIAW State Tournament

Southland Conference Tournament

Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 85, Louisiana-Monroe 81 Stephen F. Austin 93, Northwestern State 83

(Campus Sites) Northwestern State 82, Southeastern La. 60 Northwestern State 63, Louisiana-Monroe 56 Stephen F. Austin 82, Northwestern State 73

Northwestern State Southeastern La. Northwestern State Southeastern La.

57, McNeese State 56 68, Northwestern State 51 53, McNeese State 52 81, Northwestern State 58

AIAW Region Four Tournament

Ark.-Monticello 90, Northwestern State 87 Northwestern State 108, Houston 69 Oklahoma State 79, Northwestern State 65

1991-92 Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 66, Texas State 60 Stephen F. Austin 77, Northwestern State 58

Northwestern State 82, Texas-Arlington 59 Stephen F. Austin 76, Northwestern State 52

1992-93 1975-76 LAIAW State Tournament

Northwestern State Lousiana Tech Southeastern La. LSU

61, McNeese State 59 80, Northwestern State 63 90, Northwestern State 75 93, Northwestern State 90

AIAW Region Four Tournament

Northwestern State Northwestern State Wayland Baptist Northwestern State

91, SMU 53 89, Central State (OK) 80 86, Northwestern State 75 103, Texas-Arlington 83

1976-77

Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 65, Texas-Arlington 47 Northwestern State 78, Texas State 58 Stephen F. Austin 77, Northwestern State 75 Women’s NIT

Marquette 77, Northwestern State 74 Northwestern State 93, George Washington 77 Northwestern State 89, Butler 85

1993-94 Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 75, McNeese State 65 Louisiana-Monroe 77, Northwestern State 67

95, La.-Lafayette. 67 93, Northwestern State 74 81, Louisiana-Monroe 76 92, Southern 79 87, LSU 82 80, Northwestern State 72

AIAW Region Four Tournament

Northwestern State 80, Houston 74 (OT) Wayland Baptist 94, Northwestern State 61

LAIAW State Tournament

Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 92, Louisiana-Monroe 83 Northwestern State 68, McNeese State 61 Stephen F. Austin 68, Northwestern State 60 Women’s NIT

Northwestern State 80, Clemson 64 Northwestern State 103, Notre Dame 93 Texas A&M 85, Northwestern State 81

Women’s NIT

1987-88 Louisiana-Monroe

98, Northwestern State 77

2003-04 Southland Conference Tournament

(Campus Sites) at Northwestern St. 69, Sam Houston State 61 at Northwestern St. 82, Texas-San Antonio 71 at Northwestern St. 78, Texas-Arlington 71 NCAA Tournament

103, Northwestern State 51

2004-05 Southland Conference Tournament

(Campus Sites) at Northwestern St. 51, Texas-San Antonio 48 at Texas-Arlington 74, Northwestern State 45

2006-07 Southland Conference Tournament

Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 74, Texas-Arlington 66 Southwest Texas 80, Northwestern State 70

2007-08 Southland Conference Tournament

(The Merrell Center • Katy, Texas) Texas-San Antonio 80, Northwestern State 56

1997-98 Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 55, Texas-Arlington 52 Louisiana-Monroe 71, Northwestern State 69

1998-99 Southland Conference Tournament

(Campus Sites) 71, at Northwestern State 62

(Campbell Center • Houston, Texas) Texas-Arlington 62, Northwestern State 53

1995-96

1985-86 Northwestern State 77, Tennessee Tech 71 Northwestern State 89, Duke 88 Idaho 100, Northwestern State 91

Louisiana-Monroe

1994-95

1981-82 Northwestern State 85, Louisiana-Monroe 83 New Orleans 80, Northwestern State 71

2002-03 Southland Conference Tournament

at Duke

LAIAW State Tournament

Northwestern State Louisiana Tech Northwestern State Northwestern State Northwestern State Louisiana Tech

2001-02 Southland Conference Tournament

Southland Conference Tournament

2008-09 Southland Conference Tournament

(The Merrell Center • Katy, Texas) Northwestern State 51, Southeastern La. 45 Texas-San Antonio 58, Northwestern State 47

Northwestern State 67, Louisiana-Monroe 65 Stephen F. Austin 90, Northwestern State 77 Women’s NIT

1988-89

Arkansas

78, Northwestern State 60

Southland Conference Tournament

Northwestern State 76, Louisiana-Monroe 71 Stephen F. Austin 82, Northwestern State 73 NCAA Tournament

Illinois State

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THE LADY DEMONS Individual Records POINTS SCORED Game: 48, Pam Hudson vs. McNeese (1989-90) Season: 829, Pam Hudson (1989-90) Career: 2,028, Linda Grayson (1983-89) HIGHEST SCORING AVERAGE Season: 28.6 (29 games) Pam Hudson (1989-90) Career: 24.8 (55 games) Pam Hudson (1988-90) HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE Season: .616, Pam Hudson (229-of-372, 1988-89) Career: .608, Pam Hudson (559-of-919, 1988-90) FIELD GOALS MADE Game: 20, Pam Hudson vs McNeese (att. 23, 1989-90) 20, Lonnie Banks vs Lamar (att. 41, 1986-87) Season: 330, Pam Hudson (att. 547, 1989-90) Career: 854, Lisa Brewer (att. 1,852, 1975-78) FIELD Game: Season: Career:

GOALS ATTEMPTED 41, Lonnie Banks vs. Lamar (made 20, 1/8/87) 627, Lisa Brewer (made 295, 1977-78) 1,852, Lisa Brewer (made 854, 1975-78)

3-POINTERS MADE Game: 9, Yolanda Brown vs. USL (att. 17, 1/8/90) Season: 81, Kia Converse (att. 208, 1999-00) Career: 218, Kia Converse (att. 608, 1997-01) 3-POINTERS ATTEMPTED Game: 17, Yolanda Brown vs. USL (made 9, 1/8/90) Season: 208, Kia Converse (made 81, 1999-00) Career: 608, Kia Converse (made 218, 1997-01) HIGHEST FREE THROW PERCENTAGE Season: .919, Tammy Blankenship (34-of-37, 1990-91) Career: .813, Teressa Thomas (348-of-428, 1982-86) FREE Game: Season: Career:

THROWS MADE 16, Linda Grayson vs. UTA (made 10, 1/29/89) 168, Pam Hudson (att. 214, 1989-90) 504, Angela Simpson (att. 716, 1992-96)

FREE Game: Season: Career:

THROWS ATTEMPTED 20, Linda Grayson vs. U.S. Int. (made 10, 1/29/89) 223, Linda Grayson (made 157, 1987-88) 716, Angela Simpson (made 504, 1992-96)

REBOUNDS Game: 26, Joskeen Garner vs. UTA (1/5/95) Season: 438, Pam Hudson (1989-90) Career: 1,388, Joskeen Garner (1992-96) HIGHEST REBOUND AVERAGE Season: 15.1, Pam Hudson (438/29 games, 1989-90) Career: 12.6, Pam Hudson (695/55 games, 1988-90)

Team Records POINTS SCORED Game: 134, vs. Hawaii Pacific (Won 134-51, 3/1/86) Season: 2,799, in 1985-86 (87.5 ppg/32 games) FIELD GOALS MADE Game: 60, vs. Hawaii Pacific (Won 134-51, 3/1/86) Season: 1,154, (att. 2,483, 1985-86) FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED Game: 105, vs. Hawaii Pacific (made 60, 3/1/86) Season: 2,788, (made 1,138, 1975-76) FREE THROWS MADE Game: 35, vs. North Texas (att. 45, 3/3/93) Season: 557 (att. 821, 1992-93) FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED Game: 51, vs. Southern (made 34, 1/6/82) Season: 821, (made 557, 1992-93) 3-POINTERS MADE Game: 14, at Jackson State (att. 21, 12/20/07) 14, Southern Arkansas, (att 25, 12/3/99) Season: 162, (att 420, 1998-99) 3-POINTERS ATTEMPTED Game: 27, vs. Southwestern La. (made 13, 1989-90) Season: 420, (made 162, 1998-99) REBOUNDS Game: 79, vs. UNO (1/21/78) Season: 1,566, (1975-76) ASSISTS Game: 43, vs. Arkansas Baptist (1/190/87) Season: 608, (1985-86) BLOCKED SHOTS Game: 15, at Louisiana-Monroe (3/5/04) Season: 141, (1992-93) STEALS Game: 31, vs. Southern Arkansas (11/30/85) Season: 436, (1991-92) BEST WON-LOSS PERCENTAGE 80.0 (24-6) in 1999-2000 MOST GAMES WON 25 in 1985-86 and 1994-95 MOST GAMES LOST 17 in 1975-76 and 1979-80 MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WON 15 in 2000-01

ASSISTS Game: 20, Cooda Dobin vs. Idaho State (12/7/02) Season: 298, Cooda Dobin (2002-03) Career: 921, Cooda Dobin (2001-04) BLOCKED SHOTS Game: 9, Ashley Sparkman vs. Sam Houston State (3/9/04) Season: 110, Ashley Sparkman (2003-04) Career: 217, Tracy Taylor (1980-84) STEALS Game: 13, Kimberly Hill vs. Northeast La. (1/11/92) Season: 126, Kimberly Hill (1990-91) Career: 353, Joskeen Garner (1992-96) NSU Athletics “Great Tradition, Brighter Future”

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LADY DEMON RECORDS Career Records Scoring 1. Linda Grayson (‘83-’89) 2. Joskeen Garner (‘92-’96) 3. Angela Simpson (‘92-’96) 4. Joan Darbonne (‘77-’81) 5. Lisa Brewer (‘75-’78) 6. Tracy Taylor (‘80-’84) 7. Judy Clark (‘96-’00) 8. Kia Converse (‘97-’01) 9. Annie Harris (‘83-’87) 10. Marilyn Gates (‘78-’82) 11. Teressa Thomas (‘82-’86) 12. Pam Hudson (‘88-’90) 13. Chassidy Jones (‘03-’07) 14. Cooda Dobin (‘00-’04) 15. Lonnie Banks (‘82-’86) 16. Stephanie Shaw (‘92-’96) 17. Sandy Pugh (‘83-’87) 18. Diane Pittman (‘74-’77) 19. Diamond Cosby (‘01-’05) 20. Stephanie Washington (‘79-’83) 21. Tena Matthews (‘04-’08) 22. Amanda Bennett (‘01-’05)

Games 110 119 113 119 91 106 112 115 110 112 109 55 108 113 109 119 106

Single Season Records Avg. 17.5 16.6 17.3 16.4 20.6 15.7 14.4 12.7 13.2 12.9 12.6 24.8 12.5 11.9 12.3 11.0 12.2

99 101 113 109

Pts. 2,028 1,985 1,960 1,949 1,906 1,664 1,616 1,464 1,454 1,441 1,378 1,363 1,352 1,351 1,340 1,309 1,290 1,248 1,231 1,222 1,189 1,163

Rebounding 1. Joskeen Garner (‘92-’96) 2. Linda Grayson (‘83-’89) 3. Tracy Taylor (‘80-’84) 4. Marilyn Gates (‘78-’82) 5. Tena Matthews (‘04-’08) 6. Chassidy Jones (‘03-’07) 7. Theresa Long (‘76-’80) 8. Louise Chase (‘96-’00) 9. Diana Cary (‘75-’79) 10. Pam Hudson (‘88-’90)

Games 119 116 106 112 113 108 117 112 116 55

Reb. 1,388 1,122 869 861 806 776 772 716 752 695

Avg. 11.6 9.7 8.2 7.7 7.1 7.2 6.6 6.8 6.5 12.6

Field Goal Percentage 1. Pam Hudson (‘88-’90) 2. Lisa Carter (‘81-’84) 3. Clara Jean Davis (‘85-’87) 4. Linda Grayson (‘83-’89) 5. Tracy Taylor (‘80-’84) 6. Leola Shaw (‘89-’91) 7. Joskeen Garner (‘92-’96) 8. Emma Ellerman (‘74-’76) 9. Stephanie Washington (‘79-’83) 10. Courtney Shead (‘05-’08) Tammy Primeaux (‘75-’77)

G 55 57 59 116 106 56 119 39 101 79 39

FG 559 230 220 806 710 333 829 137 452 162 137

FGA 919 430 414 1563 1397 664 1671 286 926 338 286

Pct. .608 .535 .531 .514 .508 .502 .496 .495 .488 .479 .479

Free Throw Percentage 1. Brooke Shepherd (‘07-present) 2. Diamond Cosby (‘01-’05) 3. Teressa Thomas (‘82-’86) 4. Lisa Brewer (‘75-’78) 5. Sonya Bearden (‘95-’99) 6. Tammy Blankenship (‘88-’92) 7. Pam Hudson (‘88-’90) 8. Kellye Thibodeaux (‘90-’93) 9. Belinda Morse (‘76-’78) 10. Kim Hill (‘91-’93)

G 61 99 109 91 104 103 55 57 35 61

FT 112 191 348 196 138 91 244 101 27 170

FTA 134 232 428 246 175 116 320 134 36 229

Pct. .836 .823 .813 .805 .789 .784 .762 .754 .750 .742

Assists 1. Cooda Dobin (‘01-’04) 2. Teressa Thomas (‘82-’86) 3. Judy Clark (‘96-’00) 4. Stephanie Shaw (‘92-’96) 5. Michelle Efferson (‘85-’89)

Games 113 109 112 119 97

Asst. 921 697 609 578 564

Avg. 8.2 6.4 5.4 4.8 5.8

Steals 1. Joskeen Garner (‘92-’96) 2. Lonnie Banks (‘82-’86) 3. Cooda Dobin (‘01-’04) 4. Joan Darbonne (‘77-’81) 5. Angela Simpson (‘92-’96)

Games 119 109 113 119 113

Steals 353 330 283 310 262

Avg. 2.9 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.3

Blocked Shots 1. Ashley Sparkman (‘01-’05) 2. Tracy Taylor (‘81-’84) 3. Joskeen Garner (‘93-’96)

Games 93 106 119

Blocks 277 217 211

Avg. 2.9 2.1 1.8

Linda Grayson

12.4 12.1 10.5 10.7 Joan Darbonne

Tracy Taylor

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Scoring 1. Pam Hudson (‘89-’90) 2. Linda Grayson (‘87-’88) 3. Lisa Brewer (‘77-’78) 4. Lisa Brewer (‘76-’77) 5. Angela Simpson (‘95-’96) 6. Sandy Pugh (‘86-’87) 7. Annie Harris (‘86-’87) 8. Joskeen Garner (‘93-’94) 9. Angela Simpson (‘94-’95) 10. Pam Hudson (‘88-’89)

Games 29 28 26 31 29 27 27 28 32 26

Pts. 829 779 656 641 579 570 560 558 540 534

Avg. 28.6 27.8 25.2 20.7 19.9 21.1 20.7 19.9 16.9 20.5

Rebounding 1. Pam Hudson (‘89-’90) 2. Tammy Primeaux (‘75-’76) 3. Joskeen Garner (‘93-’94) 4. Linda Grayson (‘87-’88) 5. Joskeen Garner (‘94-’95) 6. Joskeen Garner (‘92-’93) 7. Lillie Scott (‘76-’77) 8. Joskeen Garner (‘95-’96) 9. Tena Matthews (‘07-’08) Tracy Taylor (‘83-’84)

Games 29 33 28 28 30 32 31 29 29 26

Reb. 438 421 387 377 376 322 319 303 276 276

Avg. 15.1 12.8 13.8 13.5 12.5 10.1 10.3 10.4 9.5 10.6

Field Goal Percentage G 1. Pam Hudson (‘88-’89) 26 2. Pam Hudson (‘89-’90) 29 3. Gussie Leonard (‘84-’85) 26 4. Sebrena Smith (‘92-’93) 29 5. Clara Jean Davis (‘86-’87) 26 6. Joskeen Garner (‘95-’96) 29 7. Stephanie Washington (‘80-’81) 28 8. Leola Shaw (‘90-’91) 27 9. Lisa Carter (‘83-’84) 26 10. Linda Grayson (‘84-’85) 25

FG 229 330 231 198 131 210 86 190 138 173

FGA 372 547 396 360 239 385 158 350 254 327

Pct. .616 .603 .583 .550 .548 .545 .544 .543 .543 .529

Free Throw Percentage 1. Tammy Blankenship (‘90-’91) 2. Brooke Shepherd (‘08-’09) 3. Jami Callais (‘01-’02) 4. Jennifer Graf (‘99-’00) 5. Diamond Cosby (‘03-’04) 6. Teressa Thomas (‘85-’86) 7. Lisa Brewer (‘76-’77) 8. Diamond Cosby (‘04-’05) Diamond Cosby (‘02-’03) 10. Sonya Bearden (‘97-’98) Lisa Brewer (‘77-’78)

FT 34 64 31 83 81 131 79 64 32 44 66

FTA 37 72 35 98 97 157 96 78 39 54 81

Pct. .919 .889 .886 .847 .835 .834 .823 .821 .821 .815 .815

G 26 31 28 30 30 32 31 27 27 28 26

3-Point FG Made 1. Yolanda Brown (‘89-’90) 2. Amanda Bennett (‘03-’04 3. Kia Converse (‘00-’01) 4. Sonya Bearden (‘98-’99) 5. Diamond Cosby (‘04-’05) Diamond Cosby (‘03-’04)

Made 75 70 70 67 60 60

3-Point FG Attempted 1. Kia Converse (‘00-’01) 2. Amanda Bennett (‘03-’04) 3. Diamond Cosby (‘’04-’05) 4. Yolanda Brown (‘89-’90) 5. Diamond Cosby (‘03-’04)

Attempts 215 202 173 173 162

Assists 1. Cooda Dobin (‘02-’03) 2. Cooda Dobin (‘01-’02) 3. Cooda Dobin (‘03-’04) 4. Michelle Efferson (‘88-’89) 5. Teressa Thomas (‘85-’86)

Games 28 29 26 30 32

Asst. 298 250 249 247 237

Avg. 10.3 8.6 9.6 8.2 7.4

Steals 1. Kimberly Hill (‘91-’92) 2. Kimberly Hill (‘92-’93) Lonnie Banks (‘85’-’86) 4. Joan Darbonne (‘79-’80) 5. Joskeen Garner (‘94-’95)

Games 29 32 32 36 30

Steals 126 112 112 110 103

Avg. 4.3 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.4

Blocked Shots 1. Ashley Sparkman (‘04-’05) 2. Ashley Sparkman (‘03-’04) 3. Tracy Taylor (‘82-’83) 4. Courtney Shead (‘07-’08)

Games 27 31 25 30

Blocks 132 110 68 64

Avg. 4.9 3.5 2.7 2.1

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LADY DEMON RECORDS Year-by-Year Leaders Year 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Points Lisa Brewer - 609 Brewer - 641 Brewer - 656 Darbonne - 570 Darbonne - 599 Darbonne - 509 S. Washington - 464 Washington - 476 Taylor - 499 Gussie Leonard - 511 Annie Harris - 522 Sandy Pugh - 570 Linda Grayson - 779 Pam Hudson - 534 Pam Hudson - 829 Leola Shaw - 448 Kim Hill - 470 Joskeen Garner - 508 Joskeen Garner - 558 Simpson - 540 Simpson - 579 Judy Clark - 255 Sonya Bearden - 396 Clark - 466

Rebounds Tammy Primeaux - 421 Lillie Scott - 319 Theresa Long - 271 Marilyn Gates - 238 Sharon Brown - 256 Gates - 215 T. Taylor - 226 Taylor - 189 Taylor - 276 Grayson - 238 Clara Davis - 227 C.J. Davis - 258 Grayson - 377 Grayson - 299 Hudson - 438 Shaw - 223 Anika Moore - 246 Garner - 213 Garner - 387 Garner - 376 Garner - 303 Nicole Lacy - 122 Louise Chase - 192 Kia Converse - 210

Assists Brewer - 122 Brewer - 135 Linda Jones - 136 L. Jones - 220 L. Jones - 105 Kim Paulk - 121 Theresa Thomas - 118 Thomas - 152 Thomas - 190 Thomas - 237 Kristy Harris - 190 M. Efferson - 229 Efferson - 247 Kim Scott - 140 Rachel Penny - 100 Rachel Penny - 135 Shaw - 122 Shaw - 141 Shaw - 163 Garner - 168 Clark - 79 Clark - 177 Clark - 167

Converse - 457 Davidson - 467 Davidson - 383 Diamond Cosby - 485 Cosby - 416 S. Bell - 390 C. Jones - 430 Matthews - 441 Demetria White - 365

Converse - 219 Hall - 206 Swanigan - 157 Amanda Bennett - 245 Sparkman - 230 S. Milliner - 225 T. Matthews - 266 Matthews - 276 Shead - 164

Dobin - 124 Dobin - 250 Dobin - 298 Dobin - 249 S. Bell - 153 S. Kennedy - 87 T. Williams - 92 Williams - 90 White - 140

Blocks

Steals

Gates - 45 Gates - 56

Brewer - 75 Darbonne - 72 Darbonne - 110

Taylor - 57 Taylor - 68 Taylor - 53 Grayson - 26 Davis - 27 Davis - 27 Grayson - 36 Grayson - 30 Hudson, Shaw -14 Shaw - 21 Moore - 16 Garner - 54 Garner - 64 Garner - 54 Garner - 39 Lacy - 20 T. Evans - 22 J. Newman - 23

Washington - 63 L. Banks - 57 Banks - 79 Banks - 82 Banks - 112 Davis - 62 Grayson - 63 Grayson - 90 Hudson - 87 Penny - 58 K. Hill - 126 Garner - 89 Garner - 75 Garner - 103 Garner - 86 Clark - 34 Clark - 68 Clark - 52

K. Swanigan - 23 Swanigan - 33 Swanigan - 31 Sparkman - 110 Sparkman - 132 Milliner - 43 Barnum - 48 Shead - 64 Shead - 46

Converse - 74 Dobin - 76 Dobin - 76 Dobin - 66 C. Jones - 52 Kennedy - 58 Matthews - 76 Matthews - 65 White - 51

Freshman Records Points Brewer - 609 (75-76) Joskeen Garner - 508 (92-93) Sharon Brown - 416 (79-80) Angela Simpson - 385 (92-93) Demetria White - 365 (08-09) Judy Clark - 353 (96-97) Marilyn Gates - 330 (78-79) Taylor - 303 (80-81) Theresa Thomas - 286 (82-83) Cooda Dobin - 272 (00-01) Chassidy Jones - 266 (03-04) Louise Chase - 255 (96-97) Lonnie Banks - 252 (82-83) Linda Grayson - 241 (83-84) Brooke Shepherd - 234 (07-08) Jessica McPhail - 228 (07-08) Stephanie Shaw - 222 (92-93) Jennifer Graf - 219 (96-97)

Rebounds Tammy Primeaux - 421 (75-76) Marilyn Gates - 238 (78-79) Joskeen Garner - 213 (92-93) Tracy Taylor - 178 (80-81) Linda Grayson - 177 (83-84) Chassidy Jones - 173 (03-04) Louise Chase - 167 (96-97) Katrina Swanigan - 148 (00-01) Angela Simpson - 147 (92-93)

Assists Demetria White - 140 (08-09) Cooda Dobin - 124 (00-01) Stephanie Shaw - 122 (92-93) Theresa Thomas - 118 (82-83) Joskeen Garner - 109 (92-93) Judy Clark - 98 (96-97) Tweet Williams - 92 (06-07) Shonte Kennedy - 87 (05-06) Brittiany Houston - 76 (07-08) Lonnie Banks - 70 (82-83) Jessica McPhail - 51 (07-08) Sharon Brown - 50 (79-80) Brooke Shepherd - 49 (07-08) Louise Chase - 46 (96-97) Kellye Thibodeaux - 46 (90-91) Joan Darbonne - 46 (77-78) Kim Paulk - 45 (80-81) Linda Jones - 43 (78-79) Jennifer Graf - 40 (96-97)

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Steals Joskee Garner - 89 (92-93) Sharon Brown - 83 (79-80) Cooda Dobin - 65 (00-01) Brooke Shepherd - 59 (07-08) Shonte Kennedy - 58 (05-06) Stephanie Shaw - 58 (92-93) Lonnie Banks - 57 (82-83) Angela Simpson - 53 (92-93) Theresa Thomas - 52 (82-83) Judy Clark - 50 (96-97) Darbonne - 48 (77-78) Demetria White - 51 (08-09) Gates - 42 (78-79)

Blocks Joskee Garner - 54 (92-93) Tracy Taylor - 39 (80-81) Courtney Shead - 29 (05-06) Katrina Swanigan - 23 (00-01) Tweety Evans - 22 (97-98) Emily Huey - 19 (98-99) Brittany Kinlaw - 18 (08-09) Krissy Woodard - 17 (95-96) Beth Tallant - 13 (01-02) Linda Grayson - 13 (83-84) Jessica McPhial - 12 (07-08) Chassidy Jones - 11 (03-04) Ashley Sparkman - 10 (01-02) Amanda Cooper - 9 (94-95) Demetria White - 7 (08-09) Kat Grieder - 7 (00-01) Sonia Cox - 7 (87-88)

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LADY DEMON RECORDS 40 Point Club 48, Pam Hudson vs McNeese, 2/10/90 47, Linda Grayson vs Texas State, 2/11/88 45, Angela Simpson vs Texas St., 3/7/96 42, Lonnie Banks vs Lamar, 1/8/96 41, Pam Hudson vs Texas A&M, 11/25/89 41, Diane Pittman vs La. Tech, 1975 40, Linda Grayson vs Texas St., 2/4/88 40, Annie Harris vs Wyoming, 1/3/87 40, Stephanie Washington vs Southern, 1/21/82

30 Point Club 39, Annie Harris vs Nicholls, 2/14/87 39, Annie Harris vs Grambling, 4/11/87 39, Lisa Brewer vs La. Tech, 2/14/76 39, Lisa Brewer vs UL-Monroe, 2/13/76 38, Angela Simpson vs Mississippi Valley, 12/17/93 38, Pam Hudson vs Sam Houston, 1/25/90 38, Sandy Pugh vs North Carolina, 11/28/86 38, Joan Darbonne vs La. Tech, 2/12/79 38, Lisa Brewer vs UL-Monroe, 2/23/78 37, Angela Simpson vs Notre Dame, 3/24/95 37, Annie Harris vs UL-Monroe, 1/30/86 36, Diamond Cosby vs. UL-Monroe, 1/3/04 36, Linda Grayson vs UTA, 2/25/88 36, Linda Grayson vs US International, 12/17/87 36, Lisa Brewer vs Southern, 2/25/78 36, Lisa Brewer vs LSU, 2/26/77 35, Judy Clark vs Stephen F. Austin, 1/13/00 35, Bridgette Williams vs UL-Monroe, 3/6/95 35, Pam Hudson vs Mississippi Valley, 10/10/90 35, Pam Hudson vs UL-Monroe, 1/22/90 35, Pam Hudson vs SE Louisiana, 1/15/90 35, Yolanda Brown vs UL-Lafayette, 1/8/90 35, Pam Hudson vs Grambling, 1/4/90 35, Annie Harris vs LSU, 2/19/86 35, Linda Grayson vs Alcorn St., 12/8/84 34, Tena Matthews at McNeese State, 2/21/08 34, Diamond Cosby at UTSA, 1/22/05 34, Joskeen Garner vs SFA, 2/5/94 34, Pam Hudson vs Southern Miss., 3/4/89 34, Pam Hudson vs North Texas, 2/25/89 34, Gussie Leonard vs Nevada-Reno, 1/3/85 34, Stephanie Washington vs UL-Monroe, 1/6/82 34, Lisa Brewer vs Baylor 2/10/78 34, Joan Darbonne vs Nicholls, 12/20/78 34, Lisa Brewer vs La. Tech, 2/24/77 34, Lisa Brewer vs La. Tech, 1/17/77 33, Angela Simpson vs Central Floriida, 1/3/94 33, Leola Shaw vs Texas State, 2/22/91 33, Linda Grayson vs Sam Houston, 2/6/89 33, Annie Harris vs Lamar, 12/2/86 33, Marilyn Gates vs UNO, 2/25/82 33, Stephanie Washington vs McNeese, 1/25/82 33, Lisa Brewer vs UL-Lafayette, 1/24/78 32, Chassidy Jones vs. North Texas, 12/21/06 32, Diamond Cosby vs. Ball State, 11/21/03 32, Angela Simpson vs La. College, 12/6/95 32, Joskeen Garner vs Texas State, 3/2/94 32, Joskeen Garner vs UTSA, 2/28/94 32, Linda Grayson vs Lamar, 3/2/89 32, Linda Grayson vs North Texas, 2/27/89 32, Linda Grayson vs Nicholls St., 1/25/89 32, Sandy Pugh vs Georgia, 12/15/86 32, Annie Harris vs Grambling, 2/6/86 32, Gussie Leonard vs Delta St., 2/8/85

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32, Tracy Taylor vs UL-Monroe, 2/13/84 32, Tracy Taylor vs SFA, 1/20/83 32, Jean Darbonne vs McNeese, 1/15/79 31, Chassidy Jones vs. Central Arkansas, 3/3/07 31, Kia Converse vs James Madison, 11/26/99 31, Judy Clark vs SFA, 2/20/99 31, Judy Clark vs UL-Monroe, 1/23/99 31, Judy Clark vs SFA, 1/16/99 31, Pam Hudson vs North Texas, 1/20/90 31, Pam Hudson vs Ole Miss, 12/2/89 31, Linda Grayson vs Nicholls, 1/7/88 31, Linda Grayson vs La. College, 12/1/87 31, Linda Grayson vs SFA, 2/23/85 31, Lisa Brewer vs La. Tech, March 1977 31, Lisa Brewer vs Southern, 2/24/77 31, Joan Darbonne vs UL-Lafayette, 2/20/79 31, Lisa Brewer vs UL-Monroe, 2/7/77 30, Chassidy Jones at Washington State, 12/17/06 30, Katrina Swanigan vs Nicholls, 2/20/03 30, Louise Chase vs Nicholls, 2/14/00 30, Joskeen Garner vs UL-Monroe, 2/9/96 30, Angela Simpson vs Arkansas, 11/15/95 30, Angela Simpson vs Nicholls, 2/12/94 30, Leola Shaw vs Prairie View, 1/28/91 30, Pam Hudson vs SFA, 3/3/90 30, Pam Hudson vs Sam Houston, 2/8/90 30, Pam Hudson vs SE Louisiana, 2/13/89 30, Linda Grayson vs North Texas, 1/21/88 30, Linda Grayson vs Pepperdine, 12/19/87 30, Linda Grayson vs UA-Little Rock, 12/14/87 30, Tracy Taylor vs Tennessee Tech, 12/9/83 30, Tracy Taylor vs LSU, 11/28/83 30, Stephanie Washington vs LSU, 2/3/83 30, Joan Darbonne vs La. Tech, 2/7/81 30, Lisa Brewer vs UNO, 1/28/78

1,000 Career Pts Club 1. 2,028 Linda Grayson (1983-85, 87-89) 2. 1,985 Joskeen Garner (1992-96) 3. 1,960 Angela Simpson (1992-96) 4. 1,949 Joan Darbonne (1977-81) 5. 1,906 Lisa Brewer (1975-78) 6. 1,664 Tracy Taylor (1980-84) 7. 1,616 Judy Clark (1996-2000) 8. 1,464 Kia Converse (1997-2001) 9. 1,454 Annie Harris (1983-87) 10. 1,441 Marilyn Gates (1978-82) 11. 1,378 Teressa Thomas (1982-86) 12. 1,363 Pam Hudson (1988-90) 13. 1,352 Chassidy Jones (2003-07) 14. 1,351 La’Terrica Dobin (2000-03) 15. 1,340 Lonnie Banks (1982-86) 16. 1,309 Stephanie Shaw (1992-96) 17. 1,290 Sandy Pugh (1983-87) 18. 1,248 Diane Pittman (1974-77) 19. 1,231 Diamond Cosby (2001-05) 20. 1,222 Stephanie Washington (1979-83) 21. 1,189 Tena Matthews (2004-08) 22. 1,163 Amanda Bennett (2001-05) 23. 1,151 Angela Davidson (2000-03)

1,000 Pt. • 700 Reb. Club 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Linda Grayson (1983-89) Joskeen Garner (1992-96) Tracy Taylor (1980-84) Marilyn Gates (1978-82) Chassidy Jones (2003-07) Tena Matthews (2004-08)

2,028 / 1,122 1,985 / 1,388 1,664 / 869 1,441 / 861 1,352 / 776 1,189 / 806

20 Rebound Club 26, Joskeen Garner vs UTA, 1/5/95 25, Tammy Primeaux vs La. Tech, 3/3/76 23, Pam Hudson vs McNeese, 2/10/90 23, Linda Grayson vs UTA, 2/25/88 22, Joskeen Garner vs UTA, 3/1/93 22, Pam Hudson vs Texas State, 2/24/90 22, Pam Hudson vs SE Louisiana, 1/15/90 22, Clara Jean Davis vs North Carolina, 11/28/86 21, Tiffany Hall vs SFA, 2/25/02 21, Joskeen Garner vs UTA, 1/27/96 21, Joskeen Garner vs Texas St., 2/23/95 21, Joskeen Garner vs McNeese, 1/12/95 21, Joskeen Garner vs La. College, 12/7/94 21, Joskeen Garner vs McNeese, 2/10/94 21, Linda Grayson vs McNeese, 2/20/88 21, Linda Grayson vs Pepperdine, 12/19/87 20, Kia Converse vs UL-Monroe, 1/23/99 20, Joskeen Garner vs SFA, 2/5/94 20, Pam Hudson vs Ole Miss, 12/2/89 20, Linda Grayson vs Mississippi College, 2/1/88 20, Linda Grayson vs Nicholls St., 1/7/88 20, Lillie Scott vs UL-Monroe, 2/7/77 20, Tammy Primeaux vs McNeese, 3/2/76 20, Tammy Primeaux vs UL-Lafayette, 2/23/76

Angela Simpson (1993-96) ranks third on the NSU alltime scoring list with 1,960 points. She also ranks 10th in rebounding with 608 career grabs.

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ALL-TIME LADY DEMON ROSTER

Brittiany Houston

Andrea Miller

Louise Chase Sheronda Bell Brooke Shepherd

Kellye Thibodeaux Nicole Lacy Kiki Junior Kristen Davis Renotta Edwards

Iris Dixon Jennifer Price Shonté Kennedy Jessica McPhail

Lonnie Banks

Lisa Brewer Debbie Lambright Erica Dupree Johnnie Kay Heard Tami Knotts Kim Hill Missi Hardy Dorothy Knox Kottia White

Kristy Harris Angie Goodwin Kim Scott Becca Hayes Nikki Vernon Beth Tallant Courtney Shead

Joan Darbonne Cooda Dobin

Helen LeFevre Monica Lee Rachel Penny Bridgete Williams Sonya Bearden Ashlee Thomas Meredith Graf

Traci Willis Ginger Craig Michelle Efferson Kelli Thibodeaux Angela Simpson Maegan Fitzgerald Lyndzee Greene

Belinda Morse Lori Martin Crystal Datcher Angela Lucius Jennifer Graf Katherine Grieder Tweet Williams

Sherri Broocks Annie Harris Angela Ortega Nancy Hebert Amanda Cooper Anna Means Danielle Farriel Akilah Givens Jasmine Upchurch

Rachel Spencer Julie Cassell Darla Washer Sebrena Smith Kim Kahl Mia Cook Dee Dee Favors Brette Gertonson Demetria White

Karla Thomas Tammy Blankenship Joskeen Garner Kayla Clark Carmen Wallace

Mary Humphrey Val Williams Tee Holden Cynthia Brown LaTonya Perry Anna Cate Williams

Tracy Willis Lisa Carter Teressa Thomas

Lori Martin Stephanie Shaw Kia Converse Shenise Milliner Britany Kinlaw

Carlin Bendo Marilyn Gates

Gussie Leonard Missey Cathey Mona Pearrie Stacie Symes Kim Kahl Tweety Evans Chassidy Jones Keke Goodson

Julie Cassell Leslie Peoples Linda Grayson

Shirlynda Williams Judy Clark Lindsey Bufford Tena Matthews Sherrion Thomas

Linda Jones Jami Callais Laneisha Jennie

Mary Humphrey Alyson Wilson Diamond Cosby Ashli Barnum

Becky Guidry Mary Humphrey Andrea Carter Stephanie illiams Tiffany Hall Deasia Johnson

Mona Pearrie Jamila Newman Ashley Sparkman Shalanda Carter

Theresa Long Kim Paulk Clara Jean Davis

Katie Davis Angela Davidson Kimberly Carson Natasha Isom

Marilyn Gates Janette Ryan Pam Hudson

Sharon Brown

Susan Baxter Demetria Roberts Katrina Swanigan

Tracy Taylor Leola Shaw

Sonia Cox

Dianna Cary Darlene Hawthorne Missy Landreneau Amanda Bennett

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Stephanie Washington

Sandy Pugh Yolanda Brown Anika Moore Alison Norman Emily Huey Brittaney Isom Trudy Armstead

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2008-09 SEASON IN REVIEW Overall Statistics Home: 13-1 Away: 4-10

Record: 18-13 ## Player 22 3 5 12 4 34 30 15 24 1 21 32 11 2

GP-GS Min--Avg

Demetria White Brooke Shepherd Jessica McPhail Courtney Shead Renotta Edwards Sherrion Thomas Britany Kinlaw Lyndzee Greene Anna Cate Williams Brittiany Houston Akilah Givens Keke Goodson Dorothy Knox Andrea Miller TEAM Total Opponents

31-31 31-31 31-28 23-22 31-3 27-6 27-6 31-28 29-0 24-0 17-0 18-0 6-0 4-0

972-31.4 907-29.3 723-23.3 655-28.5 544-17.5 436-16.1 371-13.7 615-19.8 385-13.3 245-10.2 192-11.3 166-9.2 29-4.8 10-2.5

108-310 80-217 85-212 83-169 75-202 62-137 64-145 54-163 44-124 32-78 19-44 17-46 0-4 0-1

31 31

6250 6250

723-1852 .390 723-1892 .382

Score by Periods & OTs Northwestern State Opponents

1st 981 969

22 5 3 4 34 24 12 1 30 15 21 32 11 2

GP-GS Min--Avg

Demetria White Jessica McPhail Brooke Shepherd Renotta Edwards Sherrion Thomas Anna Cate Williams Courtney Shead Brittiany Houston Britany Kinlaw Lyndzee Greene Akilah Givens Keke Goodson Dorothy Knox Andrea Miller TEAM Total Opponents

2nd 1068 1021

.348 .369 .401 .491 .371 .453 .441 .331 .355 .410 .432 .370 .000 .000

OT 33 23

3FG-FGA Pct. 27-78 52-136 34-86 0-0 28-99 0-0 0-1 15-74 16-57 15-41 5-11 0-0 0-1 0-1

FT-FTA Pct.

.346 .382 .395 .000 .283 .000 .000 .203 .281 .366 .455 .000 .000 .000

122-164 .744 64-72 .889 65-82 .793 23-38 .605 29-36 .806 34-59 .576 24-50 .480 29-48 .604 22-25 .880 16-30 .533 4-8 .500 11-21 .524 1-3 .333 0-0 .000

192-585 .328 112-447 .251

444-636 .698 455-699 .651

Neutral: 1-2

SLC: 9-7

Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO A TO Blk Stl 43-78 8-78 26-89 34-130 23-51 53-72 42-84 33-41 21-37 2-22 14-17 15-43 0-2 0-0 50-49 387-802 504-855

121 86 115 164 74 125 126 74 58 24 31 58 2 0 99 1189 1359

3.9 2.8 3.7 7.1 2.4 4.6 4.7 2.4 2.0 1.0 1.8 3.2 0.3 0.0 3.4 38.4 43.8

72-2 66-0 99-4 69-2 56-1 55-2 57-0 42-0 35-0 18-0 17-1 13-0 1-0 1-0 1 602-12 588-

140 31 55 22 37 10 20 50 22 26 4 6 2 0

163 32 77 45 37 40 55 41 29 38 14 17 1 1 2 425 597 367 637

7 6 14 46 7 6 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

51 37 22 33 25 15 14 30 21 10 5 12 0 2

Pts Avg 365 11.8 276 8.9 269 8.7 189 8.2 207 6.7 158 5.9 152 5.6 152 4.9 126 4.3 95 4.0 47 2.8 45 2.5 1 0.2 0 0.0

106 277 2082 67.2 123 301 2013 64.9

Total 2082 2013

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FG-FGA Pct.

FG-FGA Pct.

3FG-FGA Pct.

16-16 16-16 16-16 16-0 14-5 15-0 9-9 9-0 16-2 16-16 7-0 8-0 4-0 1-0

539-33.7 443-27.7 470-29.4 307-19.2 276-19.7 244-16.3 245-27.2 88-9.8 196-12.3 281-17.6 91-13.0 56-7.0 13-3.3 1-1.0

56-167 51-130 43-114 48-117 42-82 32-91 22-61 17-33 30-75 26-80 10-25 4-13 0-4 0-0

.335 .392 .377 .410 .512 .352 .361 .515 .400 .325 .400 .308 .000 .000

11-37 22-60 27-70 21-62 0-0 9-42 0-0 7-15 0-1 3-34 4-8 0-0 0-1 0-0

16 16

3250 3250

381-992 386-994

.384 .388

104-330 .315 64-251 .255

FT-FTA Pct.

.297 .367 .386 .339 .000 .214 .000 .467 .000 .088 .500 .000 .000 .000

76-99 36-45 34-40 25-28 22-35 18-21 9-14 8-10 11-21 13-19 4-5 4-9 1-3 0-0

.768 .800 .850 .893 .629 .857 .643 .800 .524 .684 .800 .444 .333 .000

261-349 .748 250-381 .656

Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO A TO Blk Stl 28-42 11-55 3-47 18-29 32-46 13-27 8-55 1-9 27-49 18-13 7-9 3-10 0-2 0-0 31-28 202-421 256-456

70 66 50 47 78 40 63 10 76 31 16 13 2 0 59 623 712

4.4 4.1 3.1 2.9 5.6 2.7 7.0 1.1 4.8 1.9 2.3 1.6 0.5 0.0 3.9 38.9 44.5

40-1 53-3 33-0 35-1 35-2 21-0 27-2 8-0 34-0 14-0 13-1 4-0 0-0 0-0

79 35 11 24 21 12 16 8 31 22 6 6 0 0 1 317-10 214 275 307174 306

Score by Periods & OTs Northwestern State Opponents

59 31 19 27 4 18 8 13 9 24 0 2 0 0

1st 541 517

2nd 553 546

Pts Avg

3 10 4 2 4 0 19 0 9 0 0 0 0 0

29 14 12 11 8 11 14 2 5 9 2 5 0 0

51 54

123 1127 70.4 138 1086 67.9

OT 33 23

199 160 147 142 106 91 53 49 71 68 28 12 1 0

12.4 10.0 9.2 8.9 7.6 6.1 5.9 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.0 1.5 0.3 0.0

Total 1127 1086

2008-09 Final Results Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

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at San Diego State Southern at Mississippi State Southern Arkansas Centenary at Grambling at Louisiana-Monroe Alcorn State LSU-Shreveport

L 67-47 W 66-53 L 99-75 W 76-65 W 57-50 W 68-50 L 62-57 W 57-56 W 68-32

Dec. Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

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!at Ole Miss !vs. Tennessee-Martin Arkansas-Monticello at Arkansas-Pine Bluff *Nicholls State *Southeastern La. *at A&M-Corpus Christi *at Nicholls State *Stephen F. Austin

L 92-64 L 59-53 W 86-69 W 83-70 W 73-58 W 66-43 L 61-52 W 81-68 W 76-69

Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

31 4 7 11 14 18 21 25 28

*at Central Arkansas W 57-54 *McNeese State W 77-64 ot *at Texas-Arlington L 74-68 *at Stephen F. Austin L 82-64 *Central Arkansas W 72-61 *at McNeese State L 75-66 *Lamar L 80-77 ot *at UTSA L 74-69 *Texas State W 80-72

Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar.

4 *Sam Houston State W 85-82 7 *at Southeastern La. L 69-64 11 #vs. Southeastern La. W 51-45 13 #vs. UTSA L 58-47 * - Southland Conference game ! - Ole Miss Holiday Classic # - SLC Tournament

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS -BBanks, Lonnie (‘82-’86), St.Bernard, La. Barnum, Ashli (‘06-present), Irving, Tex. Barr, Candy (‘75-’76), Ferriday, La. Baster, Susan (‘91-’95), Marthaville, La. Bearden, Sonya (‘95-’99), Atlanta, La. Bell, Sheronda (‘02-’05), Bienville, La. Bendo, Carlin (‘78-’80), Pitkin, La. Bennett, Amanda (‘01-’05), Simpson, La. Blankenship, Tammy (‘88-’92), Pleasant Hill, La. Bonin, Louise (‘74-’76), New Iberia, La. Brewer, Lisa (‘75-’78), DeRidder, La. Broocks, Sherrie (‘80-’82), DeRidder, La. Brown, Cynthia (‘92-’96), Natchitoches, La. Brown, Sharon (‘78-’81), Sibley, La. Brown, Yolanda (‘88-’90), Sibley, La. Bufford, Lindsey (‘00-02), Hackberry, La. -CCarpenter, Debbie (‘74-’75), Calvin, La. Carson, Kimberly (‘03-’05), Chino, Calif. Carter, Andrea (‘87-’89), Houston, Tex. Carter, Lisa (‘81-’82), Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Cary, Dianna (‘75-’79), Lacassine, LA Callais, Jami (‘99-02), Patterson, La. Cassell, Julie (‘80-’82), Shreveport, La. Cathey, Missy (‘86-’89), Shreveport, La. Clark, Kayla (2004-05), Lecompte, La. Chase, Louise (‘96-’00), Ringgold, La. Clark, Judy (‘96-’00), Singer, La. Converse, Kia, (‘97-’01), Napoleonville, La. Cook, Mia (‘96-’98), Huntsville, Tex. Cooper, Amanda (‘94-’98), Jena, La. Cosby, Diamond (‘01-’05), Doyline, La. Cox, Sonia (‘87-’89), Dry Prong, La. Craig, Ginger (‘84-’85), Converse, La. -DDarbonne, Joan (‘77-’81), Dry Creek, La. Datcher, Crystal (‘88-’90), Shreveport, La. Davidson, Angela (‘00-present), Leesville, La. Davis, Clara Jean (‘85-’87), Ferriday, La. Davis, Ella (‘75-’76) Davis, Katie (‘97-’98), Raleigh, N.C. Davis, Kristen (‘02-’05), Sulphur, La. Dixon, Iris (‘87-’91), Natchitoches, La. Dobin, La’Terrica, (‘01-’04), Bossier City, La. Dupree, Erica (‘79-’81), Natchitoches, La. -EEdwards, Renotta (‘07-’08), Ville Platte, La. Efferson, Michelle (‘85-’89), Baton Rouge, La. Ellerman, Emma (‘74-’75), Winnsboro, La. Evans, Tweety (‘97-’01), Little Rock, Ark. -FFarriel, Daneille (‘03-’05), Houston, Tex. Favors, Dee Dee (‘03-’05), Daingerfield, Tex. Fitzgerald, Maegan (‘05-’06), Denton, Tex. -GGarner, Joskeen (‘92-’96), Florien, La. Gates, Marilyn (‘78-’82), Benton, La. Gertonson, Brette (‘05-’08), Leesville, La. Givens, Akilah (‘05-’08), Monroe, La. Goodson, Keke (‘08-present), Desoto, Tex. Goodwin, Angie (‘87-’88), Natchitoches, La. Graf, Jennifer (‘96-’00), Loranger, La.

Grayson, Linda (‘83-’85, ‘86-’89), Natchitoches Green, Debbie (‘75-’76, Elizabeth, La. Greene, Lyndzee (‘06-present), Dry Creek, La. Grieder, Katherine (‘00-03), Shreveport, La. Guidry, Becky (‘75-’78), Midland, La. -HHall, Tiffany (‘00-’02), Shreveport, La. Hardy, Missi (‘94-’96), Coushatta, La. Harris, Annie (‘83-’87), Clarence, La. Harris, Kristy (‘83-’87), Natchitoches, La. Hawthorne, Darlene (‘77-’78), Orange, Tex. Hayes, Becca (‘90-’92), Natchitoches, La. Heard, Johnny Kay (‘81-’82), Orange, Tex. Hebert, Nancy (‘90-’94), Crowley, La. Hill, Kim (‘91-’93), Waskom, Texas Holden, Tee (‘86-’90), Natchitoches, La. Houston, Brittiany (‘07-present), Shreveport, La. Hudson, Pam (‘88-’90), Quitman, La. Huey, Emily (‘98-’02), Alice, Texas Humphrey, Mary (‘78-’81), Kilbourne, La. -IIsom, Brittaney (‘04-’07), Houston, Tex. Isom, Natasha (‘05-’07), Houston , Tex. -JJones, Chassidy (‘03-’07), Crowley, La. Jones, Linda (‘77-’81), Ft. Walton Beach Fla. Junior, Kiki (‘99-’01), Harrell, Ark. -KKahl, Kim (‘94-’96), Redlands, Calif. Kennedy, Shonte (‘05-’07), Leesville, La. Kinlaw, Britany (‘08-present), Port Arthur, Tex. Knotts, Tami (‘89-’90), Haynesville, La. Knox, Dorothy (‘05-’08), Temple, Tex. -LLacy, Nicole (‘93-’97), Houston, Tex. Lambright, Debbie (‘78-’79), Pitkin, La. Landreneau, Missy (‘84-’86), Mamou, La. Lee, Monica (‘84-’88), Ringgold, La. LeFevre, Helen (‘78-’82), Lake Charles, La. Leonard, Gussie (‘84-’85), Kenner, La. Lewis, Tandra (‘82-83), Zachary, La. Long, Theresa (‘76-’80), Olla, La. Lucius, Angela (‘91-’95), Florien, La. -MMartin, Lori (‘85-’89), Anacoco, La. Matthews, Kay (‘75-’76), Hall Summit, La. Matthews, Tena (‘04-’08), Lake Charles, La. McCaleb, Judy (‘74-’75), Winnsboro, La. McCullough, MaryAnn (‘74-’75), Fairview Alpha, La. McPhail, Jessica (‘07-present), South Australia, Australia Means, Anna (‘98-’02), Gloster, La. Milliner, Shenise (‘02-’05), Pineville, La. Moore, Anika (‘90-’93), Baton Rouge, La. Morse, Belinda (‘76-’78), Ponchatoula, La.

-OOrtega, Angela (‘87-’89), Tyler, Tex. -PPaulk, Kim (‘80-’84), DeVille, La. Pearrie, Mona (‘89-’92), Atlanta, La. Penny, Rachal (‘88-’92), Coushatta, La. Perry, LaTonya (‘02-’05), Sulphur, La. Peoples, Leslie (‘89-’90), Mansfield, La. Pittman, Diana (‘74-’76), Hammond, La. Price, Jennifer (‘96-’00), Paw Paw, Mich. Primeaux, Tammy (‘75-’77), Gueydan, La. Pugh, Sandy (‘83-’87), Saline, La. -RReed, Susan (‘74-’75) Roberts, Demetria (‘98-’00), Baytown, Tex. Ryan, Janet (‘83-’84), Libuse, La. -SScott, Lillie (‘76-’77), Hammond, La. Scott, Kim (‘88-’90), Austin, Texas Shaw, Leola (‘89-’91), Sterlington, La. Shaw, Stephanie (‘92-’96), Mansfield, La. Shead, Courtney (‘05-’08), Moore Station, Tex. Shepherd, Brooke (‘07-present), Argyle, Tex. Simpson, Angela (‘92-’96), Shreveport, La. Smith, Sebrena (‘92-’93), Mansfield, La. Sparkman, Ashley (‘01-’05), Longview, Tex. Spencer, Rachel (‘77-’79), Morrison, Ill. Swanigan, Katrina (‘01-’04), Hotsprings, Ark. Symes, Stacie (‘90-’92), Nevada, Mo. -TTallant, Beth (‘01-’05), Denton, Tex. Taylor, Tracy (‘80-’84), Downville, La. Thibodeaux, Kellye (‘90-’92), Lake Charles, La. Thomas, Karia (‘78-’79), Kelly, La. Thomas, Sherrion (‘08-present), Byram, Miss. Thomas, Teressa (‘82-’86), Shreveport, La. -VVernon, Nikki (‘97-’01), Lewisville, Tex. -WWasher, Darla (‘90-’92), Keithville, La. Washington, Stephanie (‘79-’83), Montgomery, La. White, Demetria (2008), Calvin, La. Williams, Anna Cate (‘07-present), Many, La. Williams, Bridgete (‘93-’95), Los Angeles, Calif. Williams, Shirlynda (‘92-’96), Florien, La. Williams, Stephanie (‘94-’98), Florien, La. Williams, Tweet (‘06-’07), Spring, Tex. Williams, Val (‘82-’86), Colfax, La. Willis, Traci (‘79-’82), DeRidder, La. Wilson, Alyson (‘96-’97), Bossier City, La.

-NNewman, Jamila (‘97-’01), Fayetteville, Ark. Nolen, Pat (‘74-’77), Pitkin, La. Norman, Alison (‘93-’97), Coushatta, La.

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Perhaps the toughest arena to play in the Southland Conference, Prather Coliseum is now in its fourth decade of playing host to Northwestern State basketball and is named after H. Lee Prather, the all-time winningest coach in Demon basketball history. The 3,400 seat multi-purpose facility was constructed in 1963 and sits on the banks of Chaplins Lake, just south of Turpin Stadium. The coliseum also houses offices for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, NSU news bureau and sports information offices. Northwestern State is one of the most successful teams in the nation when it comes to playing at home. During its history, the Lady Demons have won 333 games at home and compiled a .787 all-time winning percentage in Prather Coliseum. That number ranks NSU and Prather in the top 30 all-time winningest arenas. The 78.7 percent also ranks as one of the top 20 best percentages in active arenas. NSU’s home court record of 333-90 is tops in the Southland Conference and is ranked 14th all-time in the NCAA. All-time Home Court Winning Percentage 1. Louisiana Tech 413-24 (94.51) 2. Tennessee 392-37 (91.37) 3. Montana 359-38 (90.43) 14. Northwestern State 333-90 (78.7) Active Arena Winning Percentage 1. Thompson-Boling (Tennessee, 1987-present) 239-13 (94.84) 2. Thomas Assembly Center (La. Tech, 1982-present) 329-18 (94.81) 3. Gampel Arena (UConn, 1989-present) 208-16 (92.86) 17. Prather Coliseum (NSU, 1975-present) 399-90 (78.7)

All-Time Arena Winning Percentage

Top 15 Prather Crowds

1. Thompson-Boling (Tennessee, 1987-present) 239-13 (94.84) 2. Thomas Assembly Center (La. Tech, 1982-present) 329-18 (94.81) 3. Memorial Gym (La. Tech, 1974-1981) 84-6 (92.85) 30. Prather Coliseum (NSU, 1975-present) 333-90 (78.7)

1. 3,385 vs. SFA, 1/22/96, L 77-67 2. 2,875 vs. ULM, 1/29/94, L 72-61 3. 2,775 vs. SFA, 2/5/94, W 96-95 4. 2,713 vs. UTA, 3/13/04, W 78-71 5. 2,642 vs. McNeese, 3/2/05, L 77-72 6. 2,570 vs. SFA, 2/18/95, L 75-70 7. 2,250 vs. SFA, 2/24/00, L 79-58 8. 2,235 vs. TXST, 1/31/04, W 63-62 9. 2,150 vs. ULM, 2/3/90, L 91-88 10. 2,121 vs. SFA, 2/7/98, L 75-67 11. 1,961 vs. ULM, 2/10/93, L 80-75 12. 1,945 vs. UTA, 2/26/04, W 77-69 13. 1,875 vs. ULM, 1/30/93, W 67-64 14. 1,871 vs. SFA, 3/1/01, W 67-46 15. 1,840 vs. UTSA, 3/11/04, W 82-71 NSU Athletics “Great Tradition, Brighter Future”


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Scoring 39 37 36 36 35 35 34 34 33 33 33 33 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 30

Annie Harris (NSU) vs. Nicholls Annie Harris (NSU) vs. ULM Diamond Cosby (NSU) vs. ULM Latisha Small (Louisiana College) Delinda Samuel (Delta State) Trenia Tillis (Stephen F. Austin) Lisa Brewer vs. La. Tech Joskeen Garner (NSU) vs. SFA Annie Harris (NSU) vs. Lamar Angela Simpson (NSU) vs. SHSU Angela Simpson (NSU) vs. SFA Nikki Ryan (North Texas) Chassidy Jones vs. NT Sandy Pugh (NSU) vs. Georgia Sandy Pugh (NSU) vs. Nicholls Linda Grayson (NSU) vs. Lamar Kim Gordon (Southeastern La.) Chassidy Jones vs. UCA Janice Saulsberry (Louisiana-Monroe) Linda Grayson (NSU) vs. Nicholls Antoinette Norris (Stephen F. Austin) Judy Clark (NSU) vs. ULM Judy Clark (NSU) vs. SFA Pam Hudson (NSU) vs. SHSU Pam Hudson (NSU) vs. SE La. Joskeen Garner (NSU vs. ULM Louise Chase (NSU) vs. Nicholls

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Teressa Thomas (NSU) Teressa Thomas (NSU) Cooda Dobin (NSU) Cooda Dobin (NSU) Missy Hardy (NSU) Cooda Dobin (NSU) Cooda Dobin (NSU) Cooda Dobin (NSU)

Prather Records Blocked Shots Feb. 14, 1987 Jan. 30, 1986 Jan. 3, 2004 Dec. 7, 1994 Feb. 8, 1985 Feb. 5, 1994 Jan. 17, 1977 Feb. 5, 1994 Dec. 2, 1986 Jan. 3, 1994 Feb. 5, 1994 Feb. 17, 1994 Dec. 21, 2006 Dec. 15, 1986 Feb. 14, 1987 Mar. 2, 1988 Feb. 26, 1998 Mar. 3, 2007 Jan. 14, 1987 Jan. 7, 1988 Feb. 18, 1988 Jan. 23, 1999 Feb. 20, 1999 Feb. 11, 1989 Feb. 13, 1989 Feb. 9, 1996 Feb. 14, 2000

13 Ashley Sparkman vs. McN 9 Ashley Sparkman vs. NICH 9 Ashley Sparkman vs. SHSU 8 Ashley Sparkman vs. UTSA 7 Ashley Sparkman vs. UTA 7 Ashley Sparkman vs. SHSU

Steals

Mar. 4, 2005 Feb. 10, 2005 Mar. 9, 2004 Feb. 28, 2004 Mar. 13, 2004 Feb. 21, 2004

10 Yolanda Oatis (Texas State) Jan. 23, 1993 9 Stephanie Shaw vs. UTSA Jan. 26, 1995 8 Shonté Kennedy vs. TAMUC Nov. 21, 2005 8 Kia Converse vs. S. Ark. Dec. 3, 1999 8 Sonya Bearden vs. ULL Dec. 14, 1998 7 Brooke Shepherd vs. SUNO Dec. 4, 2007 7 Alissa Thompson (Xavier, N.O.) Nov. 16, 2007 7 Angela Davidson vs. ULM Feb. 6, 2002 7 Jennifer Price vs. Centenary Jan. 15, 2000 7 Lakeita Richardson (SHSU) Feb. 16, 1995 7 Tee Holden vs. TXST Feb. 9, 1989 7 Stephanie Washington vs. La. Coll. Jan. 2, 1982

Assists vs. Texas St. vs. Miss. Coll. vs. ULM vs. ULM vs. Prairie View vs. S.F. Austin vs. Nicholls vs. SHSU

Jan. 28, 1985 Dec. 6, 1985 Jan. 3, 2004 Feb. 6, 2002 Feb. 28, 1995 Jan. 8, 2004 Feb. 18, 2002 Jan. 26, 2002

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Joskeen Garner (NSU) vs. UTA Mar. 1, 1993 Joskeen Garner (NSU) vs. McNeese Jan. 12, 1995 Gretchen Thedford (McNeese State) Jan. 15, 1994 Joskeen Garner (NSU) vs. La. Coll. Dec. 7, 1994 Linda Grayson (NSU) vs. McNeese Feb. 29, 1988 Kia Converse (NSU) vs. ULM Jan. 23, 1999 Joskeen Garner (NSU) vs. SFA Feb. 5, 1994 Linda Grayson (NSU) vs. Nicholl Jan. 7, 1988 Antoinette Norris (Stephen F. Austin) Feb. 8, 1986 Tena Matthews (McNeese State) Feb. 15, 2007 Lisa Washington (Southeastern La.) Feb. 13, 1989 Katrina McClain (Georgia) Dec. 15, 1986 Delinda Samuel (Delta State) Feb. 8, 1985 Ashli Barnum (Arkansas-Monticello) Nov. 25, 2006 Courtney Shead (NSU) vs. LSUS Dec. 14, 2005 Cassandra Barker (UL-Monroe) Jan. 30, 1993 Joskeen Garner (NSU) vs. TXST Dec. 30, 1993 Linda Grayson (NSU) vs. N. Texas Jan. 21, 1988 Realia Davis (Nicholls State) Feb. 15, 1986


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Lady Demons reunite on Valentine’s Day last year Current and former Northwestern State Lady Demon players and coaches gathered on the afternoon of Valentine’s Day for NSU’s annual women’s basketball reunion. The group included members of the 1974-75 team – the first women’s team in Louisiana to receive women’s basketball scholarships. Also, former Lady Demon standout Annie Harris was inducted into the Graduate N Club Hall of Fame. Over 20 former Lady Demon players attended the event. “This is always a great event for everyone to come together and share some great stories,” said NSU head coach Jennifer Graf. “It’s always special to our current players to hear about how what some of the older players had to go through.” One of the stories shared was from Pat Pierson, former player and Lady Demon head coach. “Back then, we traveled in station wagons, slept four to five in a room, and just hoped for a sacked meal after the game,” said Pierson. “Things really are a lot different now than they were 30 years ago. There are more luxuries now, but the athleticism is also greater now than back then.” Harris helped NSU win three straight Gulf Star Conference championships under Pierson from 1984-87, posting an overall 79-32 record in her four seasons as a guard and small forward. Some of the former players seen were record holders Cooda Dobin and Ashley Sparkman, Emma Boozman, Do Bonin, Chassidy Jones, and Dee Dee Favors among others. Also, Dr. Loneta Graves, who was responsible in NSU acquiring the state’s first women’s basketball scholarships, was on hand to share stories.

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