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SDTCCn campus profile Facts 2006-2007 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a proud heritage of excellence in preparing graduates to serve as leaders in the professions of engineering and science. The university provides graduate and undergraduate degrees in science, engineering, and interdisciplinary sciences. There are 16 academic departments organized into two colleges. A total of 30 degree programs in engineering and science are offered at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Our students, in combination with an exceptionally talented faculty and great support from the community, provide an exciting environment for education excellence. Award-winning undergraduate education is enhanced by graduate education and research and development in areas of critical need to the state, nation, and the international community.

Facilities South Dakota School of Mines and Technology facilities include the Darold D. King Physical Education Building, the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Building, the Civil/Mechanical Engineering Building, the Electrical Engineering/Physics Building, the McLaury Building, Devereaux Library, O'Harra Building, Mineral Industries Building, and Surbeck Student Center.

Tuition and Fees Fall 2006* Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Total per year (assumes 30 credits per year)

SD $5,220 $4,320 $1,030 $10,570

Non-SD $6,410 $4,320 $1,030 $11,760

Student Demographics* Fall 2005 Enrollment Status Full Time 1,736 Part Time 577

75.1% 24.9%


Students come from 40 states and 24 countries.

Majors A.A. General Studies B.S. Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Mathematics (Applied and Computational) Mining Engineering and Management

Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Geological Engineering Geology Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Physics

M.S. Atmospheric Sciences Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science

Electrical Engineering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Geology and Geological Engineering Paleontology Materials Engineering and Science Technology Management Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences Materials Engineering and Science

Biomedical Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Interdisciplinary Sciences: -Atmospheric Sciences -Business Applications in Science and Technology -Pre-Professional Health Sciences -Science, Technology and Society Metallurgical Engineering


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Faculty and Staff, FY 2006 Faculty Staff*

159 154

*Temporary employees included in this total

Outreach South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers programs and activities that teach and entertain K-12 students and community members, including: APEX Gallery, The Museum of Geology, Engineers Week, Math Contest, Multicultural Expo, Senior Design Fair, NASA Honors Program, S.D. Space Grant Consortium, and many more.

Rapid City and the Black Hills South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City, the state's second-largest city. The city of 60,000 is the regional center for health care, shopping, banking, and other services, and is a major tourist destination because of its proximity to the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands, and other attractions. There are caves, mountains, streams and lakes, and a vast variety of rocks, minerals, wildlife, and plant life. The Badlands represent some of the world's greatest fossil resources as well as serving as an outdoor laboratory for the School of Mines.

Research and Development South Dakota School of Mines and Technology embraces research to solve problems of industry, the military, government agencies, and to generate economic development in Rapid City, the Black Hills, and the state of South Dakota.

FY 05 Research Funding Approximately 50 School of Mines faculty members and researchers received 98 research awards totaling $12.7 million during the 2005 fiscal year. The funding came from many different agencies, including the Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation, NASA, U.S. Department of the Interior, the State of South Dakota, and more.

The School of Mines has been listed in America's 100 Best College Buys for eight straight years Invent Tomorrow SOUTH DAKOTA


SDTech president Dr. Charles P. Ruch became the 17th President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on July 1, 2003. Ruch holds master's and doctorate degrees in education from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster (Ohio). Before joining South Dakota Mines, Dr. Ruch served as President at Boise State University for 10 years. Previously, Dr. Ruch spent 19 years at Virginia Commonwealth University, first as an associate dean and dean, and as provost and vice president. His first university assignment came at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a faculty member and department chair. An active participant in higher education organizations, Dr. Ruch has chaired the Urban and Metropolitan Universities Committee for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He also has served on the presidents' councils of the Big Sky, Big West, and Western Athletic conferences, and as chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Dr. Ruch's professional activities also include participation in the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the National Council on Accreditation for Teacher Education. Dr. Ruch has written and edited numerous articles, book reviews, and book chapters, and has delivered Congressional testimony. In every community he has joined, Dr. Ruch has been active in organizations and efforts to make those communities better places to live. He has continued that effort in Rapid City, especially when it comes to economic development. In that critical area, he has prioritized using campus expertise to build an even brighter regional economic future. Since joining Mines, Dr. Ruch also has opened lines of communication with the community through a biweekly e-letter, begun a strategic planning process, and created numerous partnerships to improve Mines, the community, the state, and the region. Dr. Ruch credits his success to the ongoing support from his wife, Sally, their four grown children, and three grandchildren.

volleyball coaches SDlCCn Head coach Doug Tabbert Doug Tabbert begins his third season at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology after serving for two years as the head volleyball coach at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Prior to that Tabbert was the head volleyball coach at Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina for three years. In addition to coaching, Tabbert has provided psychological skills training to various athletes, including the Kansas State University volleyball program, the Bluffton College (Ohio) women's basketball program and a member of the 1996 United States Olympic Track & Field Team. A native of Perry, Kansas, he holds a Master of Education degree in Developmental Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Business and Psychology from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Assistant coach Beth Honaker Hometown Walkerton, IN (John Glenn High School) College Northern Michigan University Bachelor of Science in Physical/Health Education - 2004 Master of Science in Exercise Science - 2006 NMU Volleyball NCAA Division II GLIAC Conference Outside/Right side hitter Junior year, 26-1, Conference Champs, Regional hosts Senior year, NCAA-II Elite Eight appearance Previous Coaching Experience Head varsity girl's coach at Gwinn High School (Gwinn Ml) for 6 years Track Experience 4 years high school (hurdles, throwing, and jumping events) 2 years teaching track and field at NMU Quote "I am pleased to join the Hardrocker volleyball and track and field programs at the School of Mines. Working with student-athletes and being able to coach has always been a dream of mine. I look forward to assisting coach Tabbert and coach Schafer in building strong programs." Coach Tabbert's Quote "I'm delighted that Beth will be joining our volleyball coaching staff. She played in one of the nation's truly elite Division II programs and was an important member of a team that went 26-1 her junior year and advanced to the Elite Eight her senior year. In addition, she was a head high school coach for six years, so she has had substantial experience as both a player and a coach. College coaching is her career focus, so I think she will be a true asset for both our volleyball program and our track and field program."

SDTech 2006 season preview Coach Doug Tabbert's comments about the upcoming season: The 2006 season has the potential to be a solid season for us. We return virtually everyone from last year's squad, so our level of experience this year compared to last year is substantially higher. In addition, we have some newcomers that bolster our overall talent level significantly. This season is truly a chance for us to improve our level of competitiveness in the DAC, and we need to step up and do that. The biggest key to our success will be improved play at the net. With the exception of Jennie Malone, who led the conference in hitting percentage in 2005 as a sophomore, we struggled to terminate offensively last season. That has to change this year if we are to compete in our conference. Fortunately, we see signs of significant improvement in that aspect of our play. Junior transfer Agnieszka Koperek gives us an experienced outside hitter while sophomore Stephanie Carpio continues to emerge at that position. Freshman Katherine Hanson, who was a stand-out middle in high school, joins Malone and sophomore Amanda Cammack as the other leading offensive players on our squad. Our ball control should be solid this season. Jenny Hiykel was an impact player at libero for us last year as a freshman, and she should be one of the premier defensive players in the DAC this year. Junior Quana Higgins gives us another solid defensive specialist after playing both setter and outside hitter the past two years. Setter play is arguably our biggest strength going into the season. Sophomore Tessa Howe and junior Jen Markoff both have starting experience, so I feel that we have both quality and depth at that position. The DAC race is hard to call thus far. Dickinson State had a tremendous recruiting class, so they should be the clear favorite. After that, things are up in the air. Minot State and Dakota State, who finished second and third respectively last year, both experienced substantial personnel losses while Valley City State and Mayville State both have new coaches. It could really be competitive from the second place spot on down.

DAC 2005 final standings SDTech 2005 Standings



Dickinson State Minot State Dakota State Jamestown College Valley City State Black Hills State Mayville State South Dakota Tech

14-0 10-4 9-5 9-5 7-7 5-9 1-13 1-13

25-5 11-13 16-14 11-17 10-14 12-13 1-25 6-20

SDTech volleyball schedule DATE August 25 August 29 September 1 September 2 September 6 September 8 September 9 September 15 September 16 September 22 September 23 September 29 September 30 October 1 October 4 October 14 October 15 October 20 October 21 October 24 October 27 October 28 November 3 November 4 November 8 November 10 November 11

OPPONENT Haskell Indian Nations (KS) at Chadron State at McPherson College (KS) Tourney at McPherson College (KS) Tourney Black Hills State* at Mt. Marty at Dakota Wesleyan at Valley City State* at Mayville State* Dakota State* Jamestown* Dickinson State* Minot State* Dana College (NE) at Black Hills State* at Nebraska-Kearney at York College (NE) Mayville State* Valley City State* Chadron State at Jamestown* at Dakota State* at Minot State* at Dickinson State* DAC Playoffs DAC Playoffs DAC Playoffs


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* Denotes DAC contests

volleyball roster SDTech # 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 21 RS RS RS

Name Position Height Danielle Walraven DS 5'5" Jennifer Markoff S 5'8" Tessa Howe S 57" Jennie Malone MH 5' 10" 5'11" Alena Ori RS Kendra Wolff OH 5'9" MH 5'11" Amanda Cammack Deborah Carlson DS 5'9" 5'1" Jenny Hiykel DS Stephanie Carpio OH 5'11" MH Katherine Hanson 6'0" Agnieszka Koperek OH 57" Renae Keppen MH 5' 10" MB Brandi Huntley 5'10" 57" Quana Higgins DS Nicole Martin RS 5'11" Valeri Eisenbraun OH 5'9" Tauree Blankenship MH 5'9"


Hometown Huron, SD Arvada, CO Omaha, NE Rapid City, SD Kalispell, MT Mobridge, SD Sturgis, SD Rochester, MN Omaha, NE Yuma, CO Sioux Falls, SD Belchatow, Poland Dakota Dunes, SD Rapid City, SD Grand Junction, CO Missoula, MT Lakewood, CO Brunssum, Netherlands

Major Undecided Chemical Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Interdisciplinary Sciences Interdisciplinary Sciences Interdisciplinary Science Interdisciplinary Sciences Metallurgical Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Chemical Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Chemistry Civil Engineering Mathematics Interdisciplinary Sciences Physical Therapy

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le Walraven DS Height: 5'5" Hometown: Huron, SD Major: Undecided

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]ennif Junior Position: S Height: 5'8' Hometown: Arvada, CO Major: Chemistry

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fS Height: 57" Hometown: Omaha, NE Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

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Jennie j palone Junior Position: MH Height: 5"IO" Hometown: Rapid City, SD Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

bsition: RS Height: 5'11" Hometown: Kalispell, MT Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

Kendra Freshman Position: OH Height: 5'9" Hometown: Mobridge, SD Major: Interdisciplinary Science

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a Cammack re fMH Height: 5'11" Hometown: Sturgis, SD Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

Deborah Senior Position: DS Height: 5'9" Hometown: Rochester, MN Major: Metallurgical Engineer


lefcy Hiy Sowomore Potion: DS --Heiijt: 5'1" Hometown: Omaha, NE Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

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Stephanie Sophorlpre Position: OH Height: 5'11" Hometown: Yuma, CO Major: Mathematics

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Pof|ion: Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD Major: Mechanical Engineering

Agnifezka Junior Position: OH Height: 57" Hometown: Belchatow, Poland Major: Chemical Engineering

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RAae K SoiMomore Poflion: MH1 Height: 5'10" • • •' *-* Hometown: Dakota Dunes, SD Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences


Brandi Hun FreshnHn Position: MB Height: 5'10" Hometown: Rapid City, SD Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Grand Junction, Major: Civil Engineering




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Position: OH Height: 5"! 0" Hometown: Lakewood, CO Major: Interdisciplinary Science

Hometown: Missoula, MT Major: Mathematics

lankensl Position: DS Height: 5'9" Hometown: Brunssum, Netherlan Major: Physical Therapy

SDTech 2006 DAG team previews Carina Sweet; Freshman; OH/RH; Rawlins, WY Kayla Haines; Freshman; MH; Mitchell, SD

Black Hills State University Yellowjackets Head Coach: Jhett Albers (7th year) Phone: 605-642-6885 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: Record at BHSU: 82-113 Overall record: 82-113 Athletic Director: Jhett Albers Phone: 605-642-6885 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: Sports Information: John Keitzmann/Jay Long Phone: 605-642Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: johnkeitzmann速 2005 Season: 5-9/12-15 - 6th place 2005 Post-Season: Lost to Dakota State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 2) Sarah Lervick, MH - 2nd team All DAC Devin Eppler, S

Dakota State University Trojans Head Coach: Cindy Henning (7th year) Phone: 605-256-5689 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: Record at DaSU: 81-69Overall Record: 81-69 Athletic Director: Gene Wockenfuss Phone: 605-256-5233 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: Sports Information: Nick Huntimer Phone: 605-256-5232 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: 2005 Season: 9-5/16-14 - Tied for 3rd place with Jamestown College 2005 Postseason: Lost to Dickinson State, 3-1, in the DAC Tournament Championship

Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.74 kpg (3rd) Assists: 12.41 apg (3rd) Hitting: .218 (4th) Digs: 22.72 dpg (2nd) Serve %: .926 (3rd) Blocks: 2.42 dpg (3rd) Aces: 1.31 apg (8th) Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 5) Alyssa Boeding; Senior; OH; Captula, SD 2005 stats: 316 kills (3.26/gm), 419 digs, 49 blocks, 21 aces, 88% serve % 2nd team All DAC Amber Elliot; Senior; OH; Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2005 stats: 222 kills (2.44/gm), 320 digs, 21 aces, 94% serve % Mindi Mayer; Junior; MH; Mitchell, SD 2005 stats: 222 kills (2.34/gm), 68 blocks, 89% serve % Carly Benz; Junior; RH; Berthoud, CO 2005 stats: 169 kills (1.84/gm), 76 assists, 298 digs, 64 blocks, 87% serve % Chelsey Mort; Junior; L; Big Horn, WY 2005 stats: 456 digs, 94% receive %, 93% serve % Victoria Cross; Junior; OH; Sundance, WY Danielle Gorecki; Sophomore; DS; Alliance, NE

Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.54 kpg (4th) Assists: 11.57 apg (5th) Hitting: .233 (3rd) Digs: 20.23 dpg (4th) Serve %: .928 (2nd) Blocks: 2.74 bpg (2nd) Aces: 1.60 apg (4th) Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 6) Stacy Dunklau; Senior; RS; Arlington, NE 2005 stats: 325 kills (3.04/gm), .299 kill %, 115blocks(1.07/gm) 2nd team All DAC Sandy Smith; Senior; MH/OH; Harrisburg, SD 2005 stats: 225 kills (2.23/gm), 61 blocks (0.60/gm) Katie Bassett; Sophomore; S; Omaha, NE 2005 stats: 1094 assists (10.13/gm), 41 aces, .921 serve %, 213 digs Jenna Kostelecky; Junior; OH; Anoka, MN 2005 stats: . 956 serve % Stephanie Nygaard; Sophomore; L; Milbank, SD 2005 stats: 211 digs (2.27/gm) Laura Lanoue; Sophomore; S/L; Tracy, MN 2005 stats: 136 digs (2.31/gm)

Key Newcomers Kristin Engle; Redshirt Freshman; MH/OH; Newcastle, WY Jennifer Weitzel; Junior; S/L; Berthoud, CO Annie Grim; Sophomore; L/DS; Gregory, SD Mandy Brumfield, Freshman; S; Dickinson, ND

Key Newcomers Chantelle Casper; Freshman; MH; Lake Preston, SD


2006 DAC team previews SDTech Rachael Jensen; Freshman; OH; Beresford, SD Erica Gall; Freshman; OH; Lake Andes, SD

2005 stats: 239 kills (2.15/gm), .282 kill %, 50 aces (0.45/gm), 116 blocks (1.05/gm) 1st team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III

Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 5) Ashley Brassfield, L - DAC Libero of the Year, 1st team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III Micah Tolzon, MH - 1st team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III Cami Martin, OH - 4 year starter

Key Newcomers Elizabeth Rodriguez; Junior; MB; Cali, Colombia Elizabeth Castillo; Junior; OH; Lima, Peru Julie Contini; Junior; MB/OH; Grenoble, France Silvia Vigier; Junior; S; Paris, France Kelsey Aide; Freshman; L; Bottineau, ND Davia Moss; Junior; OH; Nassau, Bahamas

Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Head Coach: Dave Moody (17th season) Phone: 701-483-2120 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: Record at DiSU: 408-144 Overall Record: 408-144 Athletic Director: Roger Ternes Phone: 701-483-2159 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: Sports Information: Galen Morton Phone: 701 -483-2181 Fax: 701 -483-0501 E-mail: 2005 Season: 14-0/25-5 - 1st Place 2005 Postseason: Defeated Dakota State, 3-1, in the DAC Tournament Championship; Lost to Briar Cliff, IA, 3-2 in the Region III Tournament Quarterfinals

Key Losses: (Starters Lost:3) Elena Malysheva, OH - 2nd team All DAC Rayma Figueroa, L/OH Jami Rice, DS - Naia Scholar-Athlete Rose Euppah, OP

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Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 15.34 kpg (1 st) Assists: 14.74 apg (1 st) Hitting: .272 (1st) Digs: 20.27 dpg (3rd) Serve %: .910 (5th) Blocks: 2.92 bpg (1 st) Aces: 1.93 apg (1st) Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 4) Nancy Nyongesa; Junior; OH; Nairobi, Kenya 2005 stats: 541 kills (4.92/gm), .344 kill %, 411 digs (3.74/gm), 90 blocks (0.82/gm) DAC Player of the Year, 1st team All DAC, 1st team All Region III, 2nd team All America KateLynn Stiefel; Junior; S; Beulah, ND 2005 stats: 1283 assists (12.34/gm), 104 aces (0.26/gm) 1st team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III Brittany Jones; Senior; MB; San Pedro, CA 2005 stats: 295 kills (2.68/gm), .326 kill %, 152 blocks (1.37/gm) 1st team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III Rachel Roylance; Senior; MB; Moses Lake, WA

Head Coach: Chris Mahoney (9th season) Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4450 E-mail: Record at JC: 149-142 Overall Record: 138-125 Athletic Director: Lawrie Paulson Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4318 E-mail: Sports Information: Matt Sevareid Phone: 701-253-3467 Fax: 701-253-4450 E-mail: 2005 Season: 9-5/11-17- Tied for 3rd with Dakota State 2005 Postseason: Lost to Dickinson State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament Seminfinals Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.21 kpg (5th) Assists: 11.14 apg (6th) Hitting: .211 (5th) Digs: 18.52 dpg (5th) Serve %: .947 (1st) Blocks: 1.97 bpg (5th) Aces: 1.92 apg (2nd) Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 6) Kristi Senfnter; Junior; S; Saskatoon, SK, Canada 2005 stats: 952 assists (10.6/gm), 43 aces (0.48/gm), 273 digs (3.03/gm) 1st team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III Renee Buysee; Senior; MH; Minneota, MN 2005 stats: 244 kills (2.4/gm), .264 kill %, 79 digs (0.78/gm) 2nd team All DAC


SDTech 2006 DAG team previews Megan Dooley; Junior; MH; Jamestown, ND 2005 stats: 220 kills (2.2/gm), .249 kill %, 84 blocks (0.86/gm) Krista Kuivinen; Senior; OH; Antigo, Wl 2005 stats: 275 kills (3.06/gm), 285 digs (3.2/gm) Shantell Rigsby; Senior; L; Jamestown, ND Darci Purath; Sophomore; OH; Red Lake Falls, MN 2005 stats: 56 blocks (0.64/gm), .2236 kill %

Minot State University Beavers Head Coach: Dana Fielder (14th year) Phone: 701 -858-3169 Fax: 701 -858-3136 E-mail: Record at MiSU: 204-222 Overall Record: 204-222 Athletic Director: Rick Hedberg Phone: 701 -858-3041 Fax: 701 -858-3136 E-mail: Sports Information: Sheila Green-Gerding Phone: 701 -858-3261 Fax: 701 -858-3136 E-mail: 2005 Season: 10-4/11-13 - 2nd place 2005 Postseason: Lost to Dakota State, 3-1, in the DAC Tournament Semifinals

Key Newcomers Ali Edwards; Freshman; OH; West Fargo, ND Holly Kurth; Freshman; OH; Minneapolis, MN Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 2) Kari Pankow, OH Katie Farrington, L

Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.92 kpg (2nd) Assists: 12.9 apg (2nd) Hitting: .198 (7th) Digs: 24.68 dpg (1st) Serve %: .891 (8th) Blocks: 2.28 bpg (4th) Aces: 1.80 apg (3rd)

Mayville State University Comets Head Coach: Maxine Menus (1st season) Phone: 701-788-4837 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: Record at MaSU: 0-0 Overall Record: N/A Athletic Director: Mike Moore Phone: 701-788-4706 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: mjnoore @ Sports Information: Phone:701-788Fax:701-788-4840 E-mail: 2005 Season: 1-13/1-25 - tied for 7th place with South Dakota Tech

Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 1) Whitney Stobbs; Junior; MH; Birch Hills, SK, Canada 2005 stats 223 kills (2.69/gm), .212 kill %, .871 serve %, 39 aces (0.47/gm), 345 digs (4.2/gm), 63 blocks (0.76/gm)

Key Newcomers Tracee Tesch; Sophomore; S; Selkirk, MB, Canada Shannon Hopster; Junior; OH; Byron, WY Suzy Paradine; Freshman; RS; Binscarth, MB, Canada Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Amanda Warnett; Freshman; OH; Souris, MB, Canada Kills: 11.80 kpg (7th) Assists: 11.01 apg (7th) Ashley Henry; Junior; S; Malta, MT Hitting: .099 (8th) Digs: 17.31 dpg (6th) Alexandra Graham; Freshman; RS/S; Winnipeg, Serve %: .906 (6th) Blocks: 1.47 bpg (7th) MB, Canada Aces: 1.41 apg (8th) Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 6) Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 1) Carrie Sandstrom, OH - 2nd team All DAC Ashley Nelson; Sophomore; OH; Grand Forks, ND Nicole Webb, MH - 2nd team All DAC 2005 stats: 25 aces (0.31/gm) Meagan Paradine, RS - 2nd team All DAC Caisee Price, L Key Newcomers Michaela Erickson, OH Brianne Gebeke; Freshman, MH; Casselton, ND Marcy Heaman, S Becky Evans; Junior; OH; Roseau, MN Alyssa Clancy; Freshman; MH; Mayville, ND South Dakota Tech Hardrockers Head Coach: Doug Tabbert (4th year) Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 5) Phone: 605-394-2605 Fax: 605-394-3375 Margaret Thompson, OH E-mail:


2006 DAC team previews SDTech Record at SDT: 14-69 Overall Record: 82-157 Athletic Director: Hugh Welsh Phone: 605-394-2352 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail: Sports Information: Tom Rudebusch Phone: 605-394-2601 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail: 2005 Season: 1-13/6-20 - Tied for 7th place with Mayville State

Athletic Director: Doug Peters Phone: 701-845-7160 Fax: 701-845-7211 E-mail: Sports Information: Cory Anderson Phone: 701 -845-7413 Fax: 701 -845-7211 E-mail: 2005 Season: 7-7/10-14 - 5th place 2005 Post-Season: Lost to Jamestown College, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 10.26 kpg (8th) Assists: 8.82 apg (8th) Hitting: .169 (7th) Digs: 14.67 dpg (8th) Serve %: .924 (4th) Blocks: 1.44 bpg (8th) Aces: 1.51 apg (6th)

Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.02 kpg (6th) Assists: 11.64 apg (4th) Hitting: .234 (2nd) Digs: 15.26 dpg (7th) Serve %: .896 (7th) Blocks: 1.60 bpg (6th) Aces: 1.32 apg (7th)

Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 6) Jennie Malone; Junior; MH; Rapid City, SD 2005 stats: 241 kills (2.84/gm), 221 digs (2.6/gm), 33 blocks (0.39/gm) 2nd team All DAC Jenny Hykel; Sophomore; DS; Omaha, NE 2005 stats: 399 digs (5.05/gm), .898 serve % Amanda Cammack; Sophomore; MH; Sturgis, SD 2005 stats: 158 kills (1.95/gm), 51 blocks (0.63/gm) Stephanie Carpio; Sophomore; OH; Yuma, CO 2005 stats .940 serve %, 135 kills Tessa Howe; Sophomore; S; Omaha, NE 2005 stats .981 serve %, 134 digs

Key Returnees: (Returning Starters: 5) Kim Bilokreli; Senior; DS; Theodore, SK, Canada 2005 stats: 312 Digs (4.80/gm) Sarah Heibert; Senior; MH; Landmark, MB, Canada 2005 stats: 67 blocks (0.76/gm) Heidi Larson; Sophomore; RS; Grand Rapids, MN 2005 stats: 256 kills (3.05/gm), .341 kill %, 31 aces (0.37/gm), 59 blocks (0.70/gm) DAC Freshman of the Year, 2nd team All DAC Megan Floerke; Sophomore; S; Inver Grove Heights, MN 2005 stats: 928 assists (10.67/gm) 2nd team All DAC Amy Morrison; Junior; MH; Hartney, MB, Canada

Key Newcomers Katherine Hanson; Freshman; MH; Sioux Falls, SD Danielle Walraven; Freshman; DS; Huron, SD Brandi Jo Huntley; Freshman; MH; Rapid City, SD Kendra Wolf; Kendra Wolff; Freshman; OH; Mobridge, SD

Key Newcomers Karissa Fahlman; Sophomore; OH; Holdfast, SK, Canada Jen Lockwood; Sophomore; MH/RS; Wilcox, SK, Canada Kelsey Hanson; Freshman; S/DS; Wilmar, MN Anna Tribble; Freshman; MH/OH; Warner, MN Nikki Holmen; Freshman; MH/RS; Berthold, ND

Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 0) None

Valley City State University Vikings

Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 2) Jackie Rohde, OH Sheena Hamilton, RS/DS Sarah Heringer, MH Kendall Campbell, OH

Head Coach: Craig Case (1st season) Phone: 701-845-7244 Fax: 701-845-7213 E-mail: Record at VCSU: 0-0 Overall Record: 3-18


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