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2012-13 SQUAD

2011-12 REVIEW


TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 Welcome from Coach Cussen 1 2 Table of Contents 3 2012-13 Schedule 4 2012-13 Quick Facts 5 Media Information 6 THE ORU EXPERIENCE Welcome to Oral Roberts University A Campus Unlike Any Other Athletics Tradition The Magnificent Mabee Center Success on a Global Stage J.L. Johnson Stadium Preparation for the Future City of Tulsa Representing Team USA

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COACHES 17 Head Coach Misti Cussen 18 Assistant Coach Bojan Jankovic 22 Assistant Coach Royce Samuels 23 Assistant Coach Krista Binam 24 Director of Sports Medicine John Joslin 25 Director of Operations Kyron Stokes 25 ORU President Dr. Mark Rutland 26 Athletic Director Mike Carter 26 Athletic Trainer Daniel Steward 27 Media Relations Contact Rob Walden 27 Support Staff 28 2012-13 SQUAD 29 #15 Kevi Luper 30 #1 Emma Gade 34 #12 Christian Key 36 #13 Savanna Buck 40 #21 Elisabeth Daniels 44 #22 Jaci Bigham 46 #11 Bernadett Balla 50 Newcomers 52

2012-13 OPPONENTS 55 Harding/OBU/Tulsa 56 UT Arlington/Arkansas/UALR 57 Missouri State/Evangel/Baylor 58 Louisiana Tech/Nebraska/DePaul 59 SELA/Nicholls State/Northwestern State 60 Stephen F. Austin/A&MCC/Sam Houston St. 61 Lamar/McNeese State/Central Arkansas 62 2011-12 IN REVIEW Season Review 2011-12 Box Score 2011-12 Results 2011-12 Statistical Highs 2011-12 Summit League Recap 2011-12 Summit League Statistics 2011-12 Game-by-Game Recaps

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HISTORY 89 Individual Honors 90 Individual Single-Game Records 91 Team Single-Game Records 93 Year-by-Year Statistics 94 Single-Season Records 95 Career Records 98 Yearly Leaders 100 Mabee Center Records 102 The Last Time... 103 Miscellaneous Records 104 1,000-Point Club 107 All-time Letterwinners 110 Year-by-Year Results 111 Results by Opponent 122 NCAA Tournament History 131 WNIT History 133 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE 2012-13 Preseason Information About the SLC

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The 2012-13 Oral Roberts University Women’s Basketball Media Guide was written, designed and edited by the ORU Media Relations Office using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 software. COVER DESIGN, LAYOUT, WRITING Rob Walden GUIDE DESIGN Dominique Allen EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE Blake Freeland Eric Scott Eli Linton Simone Hadley Wilson Anastacia Kreider Brian Nhira Jordan Jones Sarah Johnson Jaci Bigham Brookes Dowler Daniel Dauwe MARKETING Scott Higgins Richard McCutchen Mike Minyard PHOTOGRAPHY Mark Moore Shane Bevel Bill Powell SPECIAL THANKS Misti Cussen Bojan Jankovic Kyron Stokes






success, as the Golden Eagles hit the 20-win plateau for the third straight season and grabbed a WNIT bid. Individually, Kevi Luper and Bernadett Balla were honored for outstanding efforts.

basketball, the Lady Titans and Golden Eagles have produced 19 1,000-point scorers, 11 20-win campaigns, seven All-Americans and five conference tournament championships.

Relive ORU’s women’s basketball seasons from the start of the program in 1975 through the present day, including the undefeated regular season of 1982-83.

The Golden Eagles have appeared in five NCAA Tournaments and four Women’s National Invitation Tournaments, posting a 3rd place finish in the 1983 WNIT and a pair of WNIT victories in 2011.

The new home of Oral Roberts University athletics is one of the most competitive conferences in the nation, featuring ten teams in four states and some of the highest quality basketball in the country.

2011-12 REVIEW


YEAR-BY-YEAR The 2011-12 season was a great In ORU’s first 37 seasons of women’s RESULTS



Five NCAA Tournament Appearances


2012-13 ORU Women's Basketball Media Guide  

The 2012-13 Oral Roberts University Women's Basketball Media Guide is now available. The guide features profiles and pictures of your favori...

2012-13 ORU Women's Basketball Media Guide  

The 2012-13 Oral Roberts University Women's Basketball Media Guide is now available. The guide features profiles and pictures of your favori...