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: the College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Letters. A total of 32 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.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology facilities include the Black Hills Business Development Center, the Darold D. King Physical Education Building, the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Building, the Computational Mechanics Laboratory, the Electrical Engineering/Physics Building, the McLaury Building, Devereaux Library, Oâ€™Harra Building, Mineral Industries Building, the Tech Development Laboratory, and Surbeck Student Center.
Tuition and Fees Fall 2007 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Total Per Year
SD $5,673 $4,600 $1,930 $12,203
Student Demographics Fall 2006 Enrollment Status 1,565 Full Time Part Time 559
Non SD $6,911 $4,600 $1,930 $13,441
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 Biomedical Engineering Chemistry Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering
Computer Science Metallurgical Engineering Electrical Engineering Paleontology Geology and Geological Engineering Physics Materials Engineering and Science Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Sciences: -Atmospheric Science -Business Applications in Science and Technology -Pre-Professional Health Sciences -Science, Technology, and Society Metallurgical Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences Biomedical Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering Materials Engineering and Science Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Faculty and Staff, FY 2007 Faculty Staff*
*Temporary employees included in this total
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. Classes and campus for K-12 students, teachers, alumni, and professionals are offered through the Office of and Professional Conferences. For more information, visit Educational Programs <www.sdmines.sdsmt.edu/learn>.
Rapid City and the Black Hills
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City, the stateâ€™s second-largest city. The city of 65,000 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 worldâ€™s greatest fossil resources as well as serving as an outdoor laboratory for the School of Mines.
FY 07 Research Funding
School of Mines faculty members and researchers received 72 research awards totaling more than $17.1 million during the 2007 fiscal year. The funding came from many different agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the State of South Dakota, NASA, the Department of Transportation, Army Research Laboratory, and many more.
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 Tech, 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 the School of Mines, Dr. Ruch also has opened lines of communication with the community through a bi-weekly e-letter, begun a strategic planning process, and created numerous partnerships to improve the university, 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.
Beth Honaker, originally from Walkerton, Ind., served as the SDM assistant volleyball coach for one season in 2006. The 2007 tour will mark her first as a head coach at the college level. Previously she was head coach at Gwinn High School (Mich.) for four years. She has a Masters of Exercise Science degree from Northern Michigan University where she played for the NCAA Div. II Wildcats as an outside and right side hitter. As a coach, Honaker said the main thing she wants to instill into her players is the team concept. “I think the biggest thing will be trying to teach the girls that volleyball is not just a hobby, it’s almost like a job. There are going to be times that they might not want to go to prac-
tice or might not want to travel that weekend, but being part of a team is being a part of something that’s a whole lot bigger than themselves,” Honaker said. “For the most part, it’s getting everybody on the same page. If we figure out how to do everything we need to do as a team then we are going to be a heck of a lot better.” Honaker added that she wants to take the winning season the Hardrockers had in 2006, use it as a stepping stone for even better things to come. “I think the girls got a taste of what it’s like to be a winning team. In the past few years they knew they weren’t looked upon as a big threat from other teams in the conference. That’s going to change --- actually I think it already has,” Honaker said. “Looking over the past 15 plus years, there has been a tradition at the School of Mines for volleyball. (The Hardrockers) were the top of the conference and they were competing with (the likes of) Dickinson State and the University of Mary. My big thing is to somehow tap back into that tradition and bring it back. I think we have the caliber of players now and we are getting the caliber of players so that we could be back up there.”
The South Dakota School of Mines volleyball program and Lady Hardrocker head coach Beth Honaker are pleased to announce the addition of Luciana Camargo to the coaching staff. Camargo is a familiar name to volleyball fans in Rapid City, spending the last five years just down the road at National American University --- as a player and an assistant coach. Camargo graduated from NAU in the spring of 2007 with an Applied Management degree. As an outside hitter for the Mavericks, Camargo was a starter for the team from 2002-05. She was also apart of the program in 2006 as an assistant coach. Camargo grew up in San Paulo, Brazil, finishing high school in 2000. It was there that she learned her volleyball skills. But it wasn’t until she came to Rapid City that she was able to play the sport in an organized fashion. During her college playing career, Camargo was named an NAIA All American four consecutive years as well as earned All Region honors all four years she was competing (Region III). And 2006 offered Camargo a chance to experience volleyball from a whole new prospective, helping coach at NAU
and bringing the Mavericks another national championship. “I helped a lot with player workouts and recruiting,” Camargo said. “I was able to bring in three players that are on the team now --- good players. I also did other duties that an assistant has to attend to.” Now a part of the program, Hardrocker Camargo hopes to project her love and talent for the game onto a new generation of volleyball players. “I really like the game,” Camargo said. “I can’t play anymore, but (coaching) is something I am excited to do. I get a chance to assist coach (Honaker) and hopefully I get a chance to pass some of my experience on to the (SDSMT) players. I am excited to be here.”
2007 season outlook
By Brad Blume • Sports Information Director • South Dakota School of Mines RAPID CITY --- After posting a 16-18 overall record last season and making a trip to the conference tournament after a four year hiatus, the South Dakota School of Mines women’s volleyball team has the full force of its team back and look to improve as they are set to begin the 2007 campaign. After finishing fifth in the Dakota Athletic Conference standings in 2006, the Lady Hardrockers faced Valley City State in the DAC tournament where they were defeated. With the 2007 year set to begin, the conference has released the preseason polls where SDM found themselves in fifth place. “It was right where we ended last year,” said first year Hardrocker coach Beth Honaker. Dickinson State once again is predicted to win the conference title while Jamestown College was picked second, Valley City State placed third in the balloting, followed by Black Hills State, South Dakota Mines, Mayville State, Minot State and Dakota State. Where a lot of coaches don’t put a lot of stock in preseason polls, Honaker has a different opinion on the matter. “It is a big deal to me,” Honaker said of the polls. “I kind of thought that (other teams) would take us a little bit more seriously. Granted that the four teams ahead of us are legitimate, but I think teams two through five (in the poll) are very interchangeable. On any given day, any of those teams can be two three, four or five.” The goal for the ‘Rockers is to get back to the DAC tournament and make a run toward the tournament title. With the format set up different for the Region III tournament, every match becomes that much more important and success in the postseason is a necessity. The NAIA has changed the format where the conference tourney champion from the DAC and the conference tourney champs from the Great Plains Conference along with four atlarge bids (based on Region III rankings) will compete at the Region III tournament. “Now in order to get to regionals, we have to win our conference. The girls know what that’s going to take,” Honaker said. “It will take beating a team that has been undefeated in our conference for five plus years (Dickinson).” With the loss of only two girls from last year’s squad, the Hardrockers appear up for the job. The team lost senior reserve Deborah Carlson and Polish standout Agnieska Koperek (would have been a senior but did not return to team). The loss of Koperek was of some significance as she was the team’s leading point getter in 2006 and ended the season with 331 kills. She also earned a DAC Player of the Week honor and was named to the DAC All Conference second team as an outside hitter. “Aga is a big loss for us. She terminated a lot of balls for us and that is something that we struggled with over the past few years.” Honaker said she has found a replacement for Koperek, who may be just as good at the outside position, if not better. Ashley Kauffman, a junior transfer from Northeastern Junior
College in Sterling, Colo. “Ashley has come in, and by far, is a good replacement for Aga,” Honaker said. “Ashley has things that Aga didn’t have. Ashley has height and she is a much bigger blocker and a much bigger presence in the front row. “There will be times when we will have to lean on her to put balls away, like Aga would have done, but there is no doubt that Ashley can handle that load as well.” In Kauffman's two-year career at NJC, she totaled 498 kills and 174 blocks. She was also a very strong back row player with 321 digs. The Hardrockers also have a number of returning players that are skilled at their respective positions and should be able to do some damage against opposing teams. Senior Jennie Malone, Rapid City, S.D., (MH, 5-foot-10-inches) has been with the ‘Rockers since she was a freshman. She has a ton of experience to draw from and will be looked to on the court to be a floor general. Malone has a lot to offer in 2007 after having good numbers in 2006 tallying 277 kills. “Jennie Malone just kind of has a built in leadership. These girls have been following her since her sophomore year when she was second team all conference,” Honaker said. “She has earned trust with the girls and proved time and again that she can get us out of difficult situations.” Another catalyst for the team is libero Jenny Hiykel, Omaha, Neb. Standing 5-1 in the back row, Hiykel had a breakout season last year. She earned a DAC Libero of the week as well as Region III Libero honor. She led to teams in digs with 567. “Hiykel has earned respect from the girls. Her leadership role has developed over the past two years. The girls respect her and know that she goes hard every day,” Honaker said. “The team trusts her in the back row. They know that there is no one else on the team that works as hard or digs as many balls or runs the court like she does.” Add in one of the best setter that the South Dakota School of Mines has ever seen in junior Tessa Howe, and the Hardrockers have a recipe for success. Howe, Omaha, Neb., returns after a phenomenal 2006 showing. She too has a DAC All-Conference second team selection as a setter, along with a couple DAC Setter of the Week awards, a Region III Setter of the Week honor and is high on the list for several SDM setter records. “Tessa has the potential to be the best setter, not only in School of Mines history, but also has a good chance at being the best setter in our conference,” Honaker said. “She’s 5-foot7-inches tall, but she doesn’t play like she is. Other teams that overlook her and decide to go after her in the front row are going to regret it.” Honaker said Howe has the ability to read defenses quickly and react just as quick to get the ball into scoring positions. The Hardrockers have a number returning players that have another year under their belts that should step up and contribute this year as well. Sophomore Katherine Hanson (6-1, MH from Sioux Falls, S.D.), impressed as a freshman, and after recording 272 kills a year ago, is expected to have an even better 2007 season.
2007 season outlook
system and develop their own unique roles. “Her role has changed this year. She is going to be expected “(The redshirts) have an advantage because they are coming to play more like a junior or senior,” Honaker said. in and get to learn the system. They will be able to progress for Junior Amanda Cammack (5-11 MH) from Sturgis, S.D. a year before they are expected to play. I think, and they agree, adds a lot to the Hardrocker defense. She has been one of the that they are lucky to have that extra year to develop,” top blockers in the conference the past two seasons, coming up Honaker said. with 14 solo and 76 assisted blocks a year ago. She is also a Her first year at the helm Honaker, originally from good motivator for her team mates. Walkerton, Ind., served as the SDM assistant volleyball coach “She is an emotional player and one we look to to get (the last season. The 2007 tour marks her first as a head coach at the team) fired up after a big play,” the head coach said. college level. Previously she was head coach at Gwinn High The Hardrockers also have a pair of aces in the hole in senSchool (Mich.) for four years. She has a Masters of Science iors Jen Markoff (5-8, S/SD) from Arvada, Colo., and Quana degree from Northern Michigan University where she played Higgins, (5-7, DS) from Grand Junction, Colo. Both have been for the NCAA Div. II apart of the SDM volleyball Wildcats as an outside and program for four years and right side hitter. both will provide depth to As a coach, Honaker said the team. the main thing she wants to “Both Jen and Quana do a instill into her players is the good job of being leaders on team concept. and off the court. Their “I think the biggest thing grades are good and they will be trying to teach the have a lot of respect and loygirls that volleyball is not alty for the program,” just a hobby, it’s almost like Honaker said. a job. There are going to be Also adding depth to the times that they might not Hardrockers are juniors want to go to practice or Stephanie Carpio (Yuma, might not want to travel that Colo.)and Alena Ori weekend, but being apart of (Kalispell, Mont.). They both a team is being apart of add to the outside hitting something that’s a whole lot position and each has seen bigger than themselves,” time as a starter. They will be Honaker said. “For the most looked at to play defense and are expected to conMembers of the 2007 Hardrocker volleyball team, front row is: Paige part, it’s getting everybody tribute at the net. Corcoran. Second row, from the left, are: Mandi Veldcamp and Nicole on the same page. If we figAdd in reserves junior Markoff. Third row, from the left are Brandi Huntley and Amanda ure out how to do everyRenae Keppen, Dakota Schroch. Fourth row, from the left, are: Jenny Hiykel, Jennifer Markoff, thing we need to do as a Dunes, S.D., (5-10, MH), Jennie Malone, Renae Keppen, Katherine Hanson, Amanda Cammack team then we are going to be freshman Danielle and Alena Ori. Back row, from the left, are Karina Garber, Ashley a heck of a lot better.” The transition should be Walraven, Huron, S.D., (5-5, Kauffman, Stephanie Carpio, Quana Higgins, Tessa Howe and Danielle an easy one for Honaker as DS) and sophomore Brandi Walraven. Photo by Brad Blume she already knows the players and the system and with almost Huntley, Rapid City, S.D., (5-10, MH) and the Hardrockers every starter returning, the 2007 year is shaping up to be the become a well rounded team. best yet. “The biggest difference from last year to this year is that we “Looking over the past 15 plus years, there has been a tradihave a bench. We have depth at every position,” Honaker said. tion at the School of Mines for volleyball. (The Hardrockers) “The girls no longer hold starting position solely because the were the top of the conference and they were competing with numbers aren’t available.” (the likes of) Dickinson State and the University of Mary. My New to the team is freshman Paige Corcoran, a standout big thing is to somehow tap back into that tradition and bring from Pierre. She will see a lot of playing time this year. She is it back. I think we have the caliber of players now and we are a versatile player, competing at the middle and outside posigetting the caliber of players so that we could be back up tions. Honaker said she expects her to contribute and be an there.” impact player right away. The program also got a gem in assistant coach Luciana “She makes good decisions,” the coach added. Camargo, a four-time All-American former player from Rounding out the team are four red-shirt freshmen. Nicole National American University. She will also be able to add Markoff (5-10 OH) from Arvada, Colo., Mandi Veldcamp (5-10, insight into the program as it begins to take flight. With the RS) from Dell Rapids, Karina Garber (6-0,OH) from Torrington coaching staffs’ experiences and a solid team in place, the 2007 Wyo., and Amanda Skroch (OH/DS) from Lindgerwood, N.D. will all be put on the shelf this season so that they can learn the is gearing up to be a good one for the Hardrockers.
2007 season preview
South Dakota School of Mines Volleyball 2007 preseason facts and outlook General Information
Name of School: South Dakota School of Mines Address: 501 East St. Joseph Street City/Zip: Rapid City, SD, 57701 Enrollment: 2100 Nickname: Hardrockers School Colors: Old Gold and Navy Blue Gymnasium: Goodell Gymnasium Affiliation: NAIA Conference: Dakota Athletic Conference President: Charles Ruch Alma Mater: College of Wooster/Northwestern Athletic Director: Hugh Welsh Alma Mater: Valley City State/University of Mary Athletic Department Phone: 605-394-2351 Athletic Department Fax: 605-394-6950
Sports Information Office
Sports Information Director: Brad Blume Alma Mater: South Dakota State, 1999 SID Office Phone: 605-394-2355 SID Fax: 605-394-6950 SID E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Athletics website: www.gorockers.com
Head Coach: Beth Honaker Alma Mater: Northern Michigan 2005 Record at SDM: 0-0 Previous Record: 0-0 Volleyball Office Phone: 605-394-2643 Email: email@example.com Assistant: Luciana Camargo Alma Mater: National American University 2005
2006 Overall Record: 16-11 2006 DAC Record: 6-8 Home/Away/ Neutral Records: 6-3/7-7/3-1 Letter winners Returning/Lost: 8/2 Starters Returning/ Lost: 5/1
Media Information Newspapers
Rapid City Journal P.O. Box 450 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-394-8430 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 605-394-8463
Rapid City Weekly
2040 West Main, Suit 110 Rapid City, SD, 57701 Phone: 605-341-0086 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 605-341-0274
KOTA Radio (Leah Rubertina) P.O. Box 1760 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-342-2000 E-Mail: LeahSports@rushmore.com
KEVN TV (Jamie Zepp) P.O. Box 677 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-394-7777 Fax: 605-394-3652 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 9549 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-355-0024
KOTA TV (Ethan Rector)
P.O. Box 1760 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-342-2000 FAX: 605-721-5730 E-mail: email@example.com
DATE Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Sept. 01 Sept. 05 Sept. 07 Sept. 08 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 7 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 28 * Denotes DAC contests #
RS RS 04 05 06 07 08 09 RS 11 12 13 RS 15 18 19 20 21
OPPONENT at Rocky Mountain Tournament at Rocky Mountain Tournament at William Jessup Tournament (Calif.) at William Jessup Tournament (Calif.) at Black Hills State * vs. Dakota Wesleyan vs. Mount Marty College vs. Chadron State vs. Valley City State* vs. Mayville State* at Dakota State* at Jamestown College* at Dickinson State* at Minot State* vs. Black Hills State* NAU Tournament in Rapid City NAU Tournament in Rapid City at Mayville State* at Valley City State* vs. Jamestown College* vs. Dakota State* vs. Minot State* vs. Dickinson State* DAC Quarterfinals DAC Semifinals DAC Finals Region III Tournament Region III Tournament Regon III Tournament Start of NAIA Championships
Amanda Skroch OH/DS Karina Garber OH S/DS Jennifer Markoff Tessa Howe S MH Jennie Malone Alena Ori RS Paige Corcoran MH Amanda Cammack MH Mandi Veldkamp RS Jenny Hiykel DS Stephanie Carpio OH Katherine Hanson MH Nicole Markoff OH MH Renae Keppen Daneille Walraven DS Brandi Huntley MH OH Ashley Kauffman Quana Higgins DS
5-8 6-0 5-6 5-7 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-1 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-5 5-10 5-11 5-7
volleyball roster Year Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr.
Lidgerwood, ND Torrington, WY Arvada, CO Omaha, NE Rapid City, SD Kalispell, MT Pierre, SD Sturgis, SD Dell Rapids, SD Omaha, NE Yuma, CO Sioux Falls, SD Arvada, CO Sioux Falls, SD Huron, SD Rapid City, SD Fort Morgan, CO Grand Junction, CO
TIME TBA TBA TBA TBA 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. (CST) 3 p.m. (CST) 7 p.m. 3 p.m. (CST) 7 p.m. TBA TBA 7 p.m. (CST) 3 p.m. (CST) 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Chemical Engineering Pre-Professional Health Chemical Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Industrial Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Undecided Interdisciplinary Sciences Chemical Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Math/Indust. Engineering Mechanical Engineering Inter. Sciences/Pre Health Interdisciplinary Sciences Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Interdisciplinary Sciences Civil Engineering
2007 Volleyball Roster Amanda Skroch
Position: OH/DS Height: 5-8 Hometown: Lidgerwood, N.D. Parents: Michael and Kathleen Skroch Major: Chemical Engineering
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Cheese balls Favorite Hobby: Playing piano Prized Possessions: My Drawings Vanity License Plate: GI Jane Nickname: The Hammer
My Celebrity Twin: Demi Moore Most People Don't Know: I am a horrible speller. Biggest Achievement: My 1,000th kill in high school.
Position: OH Height: 6-0 Hometown: Torrington, Wyoming Parents: Larry and Sandy Garber Major: Pre-Professional Health
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Steak and Potatoes Favorite Hobby: Camping/Waterskiing Prized Possessions: My Cell Phone Vanity License Plate: G-Unit My Celebrity Twin: Demi Moore
Biggest Achievement: Coming back from an 18-24 deficit in Game III (in a loser-out match) and then killing our opponents in Game IV and V.
Position: S/DS Height: 5-6 Hometown: Arvada, Colorado Parents: Frank and Alene Markoff Major: Chemical Engineering
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Chips and Salsa Favorite Hobby: Salt Water Aquariums Prized Possessions: My Waterproof Camera Vanity License Plate: SPRJEN
Nickname: Super Jen My Celebrity Twin: Sailor Moon Biggest Achievement: Being in the Top 5 setters for Division 5A in Colorado.
2007 Volleyball Roster
Position: S Height: 5-7 Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Parents: Lea and Ryan Heller Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken Wrap Favorite Hobby: Sleeping Nickname: Mom
Biggest Achievement: I was named Regioin III setter of the week last year and was also named Dakota Athletic Conference setter of the week three times last year.
Position: MH Height: 5-10 Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota Parents: Steve and Cherrie Malone Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Chinese Favorite Hobby: Boating and Biking Prized Possessions: My Puppy "Buddy" Country I would like to visit: Italy
Position: RS/OH Height: 5-11 Hometown: Kalispell, Montana Parents: Keith and Sue Ori Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Mastocolli Favorite Hobby: Anything Outdoors Prized Possessions: My Family Country I would like to visit: Italy
Most People Don't Know: I was born in Las Vegas, NV. Biggest Achievement: Received Rapid City's Female College Athlete of the Year last school season.
2007 Volleyball Roster Paige Corcoran
Position: MH/OH Height: 5-11 Hometown: Pierre, South Dakota Parents: Paula and Ted Corcoran Major: Undecided
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Pizza Favorite Hobby: Camping Prized Possessions: A sapphire Country I would like to visit: France Vanity License Plate: Prom Queen
My Celebrity Twin: Cameron Diaz (I wish) Biggest Achievement: Having 22 kills in one game!
Amanda Cammack Junior
Position: MH Height: 5-11 Hometown: Sturgis, South Dakota Parents: Mike and Yvonne Cammack Major: IS/Pre-Professional Health
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Spaghetti Favorite Hobby: Outdoor Sports Prized Possessions: Family and My Cell Phone Country I would like to visit: New Zealand
Vanity License Plate: NYRFACE Biggest Achievement: Making the Top 10 in blocking in the Dakota Athletic Conference in 2005 and 2006.
Position: RS Height: 5-10 Hometown: Dell Rapids, South Dakota Parents: Ken and Holly Veldkamp Major: Chemical Engineering
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Spaghetti with meatballs Favorite Hobby: Fishing Prized Possessions: My Car Vanity License Plate: GottaGo
Nickname: Jo-Jo My Celebrity Twin: Mandy Moore Biggest Achievement: Shutting down an entire side in high school!
2007 Volleyball Roster
Position: L Height: 5-1 Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Parents: Mary & Mike Coleman, Bill Hiykel Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: BBQ Pork Favorite Hobby: Driving around the Black Hills Vanity License Plate: SMALLFRY Nickname: Hike
Most People Don't Know: I know sign language. Biggest Achievement: Beating Chadron State in 2006!
Position: OH Height: 5-11 Hometown: Yuma, Colorado Parents: Bob and Darlene Carpio Major: Math and Industrial Engineering
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Ice Cream Favorite Hobby: Scrapbooking Country I would like to visit: France and Italy
Nickname: Steph Biggest Achievement: Making the AllState team in high school and making the state semifinals during high school!
Katherine Hanson Sophomore Position: MH Height: 6-1 Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Parents: Kurt and Jeanne Hanson Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Chinese Favorite Hobby: Scrapbooking Prized Possessions: A Stuffed Animal Country I would like to visit: Australia Nickname: Kat
Most People Don't Know: I talk in my sleep Biggest Achievement: Breaking a lot of high school records!
2007 Volleyball Roster Nicole Markoff
Position: OH Height: 5-10 Hometown: Arvada, Colorado Parents: Frank and Alene Markoff Major: IS/Pre Professional Health
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: DQ Ice Cream Cake Favorite Hobby: Vacationing Prized Possessions: My Puppy "Toby" Vanity License Plate: ColeTrain Nickname: Nicki
Most People Don't Know: I put sugar on my mac and cheese. Biggest Achievement: Having one of the best kill to error ratio in high school.
Position: MH Height: 5-11 Hometown: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Parents: Bruce and Nancy Keppen Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Cheesy Hashbrowns Prized Possessions: My Pictures Country I would like to visit: Germany Vanity License Plate: Reenie
Most People Don't Know: One time I fell and it looked like I slipped on a banana peel. Biggest Achievement: Being named first-team all conference in high school.
Danielle Walraven Redshirt Freshman Position: DS Height: 5-5 Hometown: Huron, South Dakota Parents: Don and JoAnn Walraven Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Italian Food Favorite Hobby: Fishing and Hunting Prized Possessions: My Blanket Nickname: Dani My Celebrity Twin: Cindy Lauper
Most People Don't Know: I have to rub my ears when I get Frustrated Biggest Achievement: Just actually playing volleyball with the girls!
2007 Volleyball Roster
Position: MH Height: 5-10 Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota Parents: Doug and Diane Huntley Major: Chemistry
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Fettechini and Chicken Favorite Hobby: Reading Prized Possessions: My Family Country I would like to visit: France
Biggest Achievement: Being on the court with a team that loves the sport as much as I do!
Position: OH Height: 5-11 Hometown: Fort Morgan, Colorado Parents: Dan and Sharon Kauffman Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Mexican Favorite Hobby: Swimming Country I would like to visit: Australia Nickname: Ash Most People Don't Know: I have been to 10 different countries
Biggest Achievement: Made it to state finals in 2004 where I was on the all-tournament team and was also All-State in 2003 and 2004!
Quana Higgins Senior
Position: DS Height: 5-7 Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado Parents: Randy Higgins & Marilyn Wounded Head Major: Civil Engineering
Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo Favorite Hobby: Sleeping and Playing Chess Prized Possessions: My Cell Phone Nickname: Q
Most People Don't Know: I am 7/16 Oglala Lakota American Indian. Biggest Achievement: Breaking three school records in high school.
2007 DAC team previews
Black Hills State University
Dakota State University
Head Coach: Jhett Albers (8th year) Fax: 605-642-6539 Phone: 605-642-6885 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Record at BHSU: 102-123 Overall record: 102-123
Head Coach: Cindy Henning (8th year) Fax: 605-256-5138 Phone: 605-256-5689 E-mail: email@example.com Record at DaSU: 101-106 Overall Record: 101-106
Athletic Director: Jhett Albers Phone: 605-642-6885 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Director: Gene Wockenfuss Phone: 605-256-5233 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: email@example.com
Sports Information: Bradd Schafer Phone: 605-642-6460 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Information: Nick Huntimer Phone: 605-256-5229 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: email@example.com
2006 Season: 9-5/20-10 - 3rd place in the DAC 2006 Post-Season: Lost to Dickinson State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament championship match.
2006 Season: 1-13/9-18 - 8th place in the DAC
Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 14.04 kpg (4th) Assists: 12.31 apg (4th) Hitting: .279 (2nd) Digs: 18.71 dpg (4th) Serve %: .932 (2nd) Blocks: 2.62 bpg (3rd) Aces: 1.26 apg (8th) Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 5) Kristin Engle; Sophomore; MH; Newcastle, WY 2nd team All DAC 2006 stats: 3.02 kills/gm, .367 hit %, 1.37 blocks/gm Mandy Brumfield; Sophomore; S; Dickinson, ND 2006 stats: 11.57 assists/gm, 2.85 digs/gm, 0.31 aces/gm Note: Brumfield led the DAC in Assists in 2006. Carly Benz; Senior; RS; Berthoud, CO 2006 stats: 2.38 kills/gm, .239 hit %, 0.25 aces/gm, 3.0 digs/gm, 0.59 blocks/gm Mindy Mayer; Senior; MH; Mitchell, SD 2006 stats: 2.4 kills/gm, .360 hit %, .965 serve %, 0.86 blocks/gm Jennifer Wetzel; Senior; L; Berthoud, CO 2006 stats: 3.82 digs/gm Key Newcomers: Maggie O'Neil; Freshman; OH; Bennett County, SD Tiffany Thomas; Freshman; OH; Laurel, MT Kalin Engle; Freshman; OH; Newcastle, WY
Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 12.15 kpg (8th) Assists: 10.66 apg (8th) Hitting: .216 (6th) Digs: 18.40 dpg (5th) Serve %: .897 (6th) Blocks: 2.26 bpg (6th) Aces: 1.57 apg (6th) Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 6) Jenna Kostelecky; Senior; OH/DS; Anoka, MN 2006 stats: 168 digs, .904 serve % Laura Lenoue; Junior; L; Tracy, MN 2006 stats: 3.39 digs/gm, .915 serve % Rachael Jensen; Sophomore; OH; Beresford, SD 2006 stats: 1.89 kills/gm, 2.83 digs/gm Katie Bassett; Junior; S; Omaha, NE 2006 stats: 9.84 assists/gm Key Newcomers: Kelsey Paulson; Freshman; OH; Milbank, SD Katie Schmidt; Freshman; L; Olathe, KS Krista Klemm; S; Rock Springs, WI Ashley Schulte; Freshman; MH; Emery, SD Kelsey Vanden Hoek; Freshman; MH/OH; Stickney, SD Key Losses: (Starters lost: 2) Stacy Dunklau, RS - 2nd team All DAC Sandy Smith, MH
Key Losses: (Starters lost: 2) Alyssa Boeding, OH - 2nd team All DAC Amber Elliot, OH - 2nd team All DAC
2007 DAC team previews
Dickinson State University
Head Coach: Dave Moody (18th season) Phone: 701-483-2120 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Record at DiSU: 436-152 Overall Record: 436-152 Athletic Director: Roger Ternes Phone: 701-483-2159 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: email@example.com
Sports Information: Galen Morton Phone: 701-483-2181 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2006 season: 14-0/28-8 - 1st place in the DAC Notes: Dickinson State has won or shared the regular season championship since the DAC was formed in 2000. 2006 Postseason: Defeated Black Hills State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament championship match; Lost to National American, SD, 3-0 in the Region III Tournament championship match; Lost to Concordia, CA, 3-1, in the NAIA National Tournament quarterfinals. Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 15.78 kpg (1st) Assists: 12.78 apg (3rd) Hitting: .330 (1st) Digs: 15.69 dpg (8th) Serve %: .919 (4th) Blocks: 2.75 bpg (2nd) Aces: 2.12 apg (3rd) Note: Dickinson State set a conference record for hit % in 2006.
Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 5) Elizabeth Rodriguez; Senior; MB; Cali, Colombia DAC Player of the Year, 1st team All DAC, 1st team All Region III; 1st team All American 2006 stats: 3.24 kills/gm, .392 hit %, .952 serve %, 0.35 aces/gm. 1.37 blocks/gm Notes: Rodriguez led the DAC in Hit % and Blocks in 2006. Elizabeth Castillo; Senior; OH; Lima, Peru 1st team All DAC, 1st team All Region III, 2nd team All American 2006 stats: 3.37 kills/gm, .354 hit %, .942 serve %, 0.31 aces/gm, 0.52 blocks/gm Note: Castillo was named to the All NAIA National Tournament team in 2006. Nancy Nyongesa; Senior; OH; Bungoma, Kenya 1st team All DAC, 1st team All Region III, Honorable Mention All American 2006 stats: 4.11 kills/gm, .309 hit %, 0.49 aces/gm, 0.68 blocks/gm Note: Nyongesa led the DAC in kills in 2006. KateLynn Steifel; Senior; S; Beulah, ND DAC Setter of the Year, 2nd team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III 2006 stats: 0.34 aces/gm, 11.21 assist/gm Kelsey Aide; Sophomore; L; Bottineau, ND 2006 stats: 3.39 digs/gm Key Newcomers: Judith Boel; Sophomore; MB; Almen, The Netherlands Christal Lara; Junior; S; Los Angeles, CA Valerie Iloa; Sophomore; OP; Salt Lake City, UT Key Losses: (Starters lost: 2) Brittany Jones, MB - 1st team All DAC Rachel Roylance, OP - 2nd team All DAC
Head Coach: Chris Mahoney (10th season) Fax: 701-253-4450 Phone: 701-252-3467 E-mail: email@example.com Record at JC: 173-149 Overall Record: 173-149 Athletic Director: Lawrie Paulson Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4318 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sports Information: Cisco Cole Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4450 E-mail: email@example.com 2006 Season: 10-4/24-7 - 2nd in the DAC 2006 Postseason: Lost to Black Hills State, 3-2, in the DAC Tournament semifinals. Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 14.31 kpg, (2nd) Assists: 12.79 apg (2nd) Hitting: .248 (3rd) Digs: 22.18 dpg (1st) Serve %: .925 (3rd) Blocks: 2.81 bpg (1st) Aces: 2.49 apg (2nd) Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 4) Kristi Senftner; Senior; S; Saskatoon, SK, Canada 2nd team All DAC 2006 stats: 10.7 assist/gm, 0.54 aces/gm, 2.92 digs/gm Megan Dooley; Senior; MB; Jamestown, ND 2006 stats: 2.5 kills/gm, .301 hit %, 1.1 blocks/gm Ali Edwards; Sophomore; OH; West Fargo, ND 2006 stats: 2.6 kills/gm, 0.45 aces/gm, 2.96 digs/gm, 0.39 blocks/gm Darci Purath; Junior; OH; Red Lake Falls, MN 2006 stats: 1.76 kills/gm, 0.64 blocks/gm Key Newcomers: Shannon Fee; Freshman; OH; Williston, ND Sam Revering; Freshman; OH; Fergus Falls, MN Lauran Wieler; Junior; L; Colonsay, SK, Canada Allison Church; Freshman; S; Dryden, ON, Canada Key Losses: (Starters lost: 3) Krista Kuivinene, OH - DAC Senior Player of the Year, 1st team All DAC, 2nd team All Region III Renee Buysse, MB - 2nd team All DAC Shantell Rigsby, L
2007 DAC team previews
Mayville State University
Minot State University
Head Coach: Maxine Mehus (2nd season) Fax: 701-788-4840 Phone: 701-788-4837 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Record at MaSU: 13-16 Overall Record: 691-379
Head Coach: Johnna Lewis Fax: 701-858-3136 Phone: 701-858-3472 E-mail: email@example.com Record at MiSU: 0-0 Overall Record: 46-27
Athletic Director: Mike Moore Phone: 701-788-4706 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Director: Rick Hedberg Phone: 701-858-3042 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: email@example.com
Sports Information: Justin Johnson Phone: 701-788-4715 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Information: Sheila Green-Gerding Phone: 701-858-3261 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: email@example.com
2006 Season: 5-9/13-16 - 5th place in the DAC 2006 Post-Season: Lost to Black Hills State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament quarterfinals.
2006 Season: 3-11/7-15 - 7th place in the DAC
Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.01 kpg (7th) Assists: 12.24 apg (5th) Hitting: .196 (7th) Digs: 16.39 dpg (7th) Serve %: Blocks: 2.36 bpg (5th) Aces: 1.53 apg (7th) Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 5) Betsy Winkler; Sophomore; S; Fosston, MN 2006 stats: 11.17 assists/gm Ashley Nelson; Junior; OH; Grand Forks, ND 2006 stats: 0.27 aces/gm, 4.43 digs/gm Alyssa Clancy; Sophomore; Mayville, ND 2006 stats: 3.61 kills/gm, .232 hit %, 0.29 aces/gm, 1.15 blocks/gm Becky Evans; Junior; OH; Roseau, MN Brianna Gebeke; Sophomore; RS; Casselton, ND Key Newcomers: Jennifer Chamberlin; Junior; Glendale, AZ Brittany Gustafson; Freshman; St. Hilaire, MN Kelly Suerth; Junior; Buffalo, MN Key Losses: (Starters lost: 1) Lisa Ripplinger, RS Dani Lloyd, DS
Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.02 kpg (6th) Assists: 11.82 apg (7th) Hitting: .221 (4th) Digs: 17.76 dpg (6th) Serve %: .902 (6th) Blocks: 2.50 bpg (4th) Aces: 2.00 apg (4th) Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 4) Rachel McCauley; Senior; OH; Saskatoon, SK, Canada 2006 stats: 2.7 kills/gm, 4.1 digs/gm Whitney Stobbs; Senior; OH/M; Birch Hills, SK, Canada 2006 stats: 2.4 kills/gm, 1.00 blocks/gm Ahsley Henry; Senior; S; Malta, MT 2006 stats: 7.9 assist/gm Tracee Tesch; Sophomore; S; Selkirk, MB, Canada 2006 stats: 9.6 assists/gm, 2.3 digs/gm Suzy Paradine; Senior; RH; Binscarth, MB, Canada 2006 stats: 2.4 kpg, 7.0 blocks/gm, 2.2 digs/gm Key Newcomers: Courtney Hahn; Freshman; RH/MH; Bottineau, ND Jill Lockie; Sophomore; MH; Transfer from Eastern Wyoming Shair Dueck; Freshman; OH'RH; Prince Albert, Canada Courtenay Burckhard; Sophomore; S/MH; Burlington, ND Key Losses: (Starters lost: 2)
2007 DAC team previews
South Dakota Mines
Valley City State University
Head Coach: Beth Honaker (1st year) Fax: 605-394-3375 Phone: 605-394-2643 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Record at SDM: 0-0 Overall Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Craig Case (2nd season) Fax: 701-845-7213 Phone: 701-845-7244 E-mail: email@example.com Record at VCSU: 18-16 Overall Record: 21-35
Athletic Director: Hugh Welsh Phone: 605-394-2352 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Director: B.J. Pumroy Phone: 701-845-7160 Fax: 701-845-7211 E-mail: email@example.com
Sports Information: Bradley Blume Phone: 605-394-2601 Fax: 605-394-6950 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Information: Craig Case Phone: 701-845-7244 Fax: 701-845-7211 E-mail: email@example.com
2006 Season: 6-8/15-10 - 5th place in the DAC 2006 Post-Season: Lost to Valley City State, 3-2, in the DAC Tournament quarterfinals
2006 Season: 8-6/16-15 - 4th place in the DAC 2006 Post-Season: Lost to Dickinson State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament semifinals
Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 14.11 kills/gm (3rd) Assists: 12.97 assists/gm (1st) Hitting: .208 (6th) Digs: 19.15 digs/gm (3rd) Serve %: .932 (1st) Blocks: 2.19 blocks/gm (7th) Aces: 1.77 aces/gm (5th)
Team Stats: (rank in the DAC) Kills: 13.34 kpg (5th) Assists: 12.08 apg (6th) Hitting: .187 (8th) Digs: 20.78 dpg (2nd) Serve %: .863 (7th) Blocks: 2.03 bpg (8th) Aces: 2.79 apg (1st)
Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 5) Tessa Howe; Junior; S; Omaha, NE 2nd team All DAC 2006 stats: .958 serve %, 0.35 aces/gm, 11.83 assists/gm Jennie Malone; Senior; MH; Rapid City, SD 2006 stats: 2.89 kills/gm, .306 hit %, .943 serve %, 0.48 blocks/gm Jenny Hiykel; Junnior; L; Omaha, NE 2006 stats: .951 serve %, 5.56 digs/gm Katherine Hanson; Sophomore; MH; Sioux Falls, SD 2006 stats: 2.67 kills/gm, 0.26 aces/gm, 0.84 blocks/gm Stephanie Carpio; Junior; OH; Yuma, CO 2006 stats: .933 serve %, 0.31 aces/gm, 0.45 blocks/gm Amanda Cammack, Junior; MH; Sturgis, SD 2006 stats: .237 hit %, 0.91 blocks/gm
Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 4) Heidi Larson; Junior; RS; Grand Rapids, MN 1st team All DAC 2006 stats: 3.92 kills/gm, 0.89 blocks/gm Megan Floerke; Junior; S; Inver Grove Heights, MN 2nd team All DAC 2006 stats: 11.09 assist/gm, 0.82 aces/gm Note: Floerke led the DAC in aces in 2006. Amy Morrison; Senior; MH; Hartney, MB, Canada 2006 stats: 1.65 kills/gm, 0.6 blocks/gm Karissas Fahlman; Junior; OH; Holdfast, SK, Canada 2006 stats: 2.29 kills/gm, 3.12 digs/gm
Key Newcomers: Ashley Kauffman; Junior; OH; Ft. Morgan, CO Paige Corcoran; Freshman; OH/MH; Pierre, SD Nicole Markoff; Freshman; OH; Arvada, CO Karina Garber; Freshman; OH; Torrington, WY Mandi Veldkamp; Freshman; RS/MB; Dell Rapids, SD Key Losses: (Starters lost: 1) Agnieszka Koperek, OH - 2nd team All DAC Deborah Carlson
Key Newcomers; Jill Noeske; Freshman; OH; Valley City, ND Sabrina Heywood; Freshman; OH; Roleau, SJ, Canada Alyssa Piturra; Freshman; OH/DS; Ethelbert, MB, Canada Tara Thompson; Freshman; OH; Thompson, ND Mariah Martin; Freshman; MH; Wheatland, ND Alecia Stark; Sophomore; DS; Moorhead, MN Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 3) Kim Bilokreli, L - DAC Libero of the Year, 1st team All DAC Sarah Hiebert, OH Anna Tribble, MH