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Facts 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 33 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 Black Hills Business Development Center, the Darold D. King Physical Education Building, the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Building, the Civil/Mechanical Building, the Computational Mechanics Laboratory, the Electrical Engineering/Physics Building, the McLaury Building, Devereaux Library, O’Harra Building, Mineral Industries Building, the Tech Development Laboratory, and Surbeck Student Center. New construction/upgrades: Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry Building (anticipated completion July 2010), Surbeck Center renovation (anticipated completion August 2009), and Paleontology Center (anticipated completion July 2010).

Tuition and Fees Fall 2008 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Total Per Year

SD $6,480 $4,740 $1,950 $13,170

Non SD $7,800 $4,740 $1,950 $14,490

Student Demographics Fall 2007 Enrollment Status Full Time Part Time

1,572 498

75.9% 24.1%

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

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

M.S. Atmospheric Sciences Biomedical Engineering Chemistry Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering

Computer Science Electrical Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering Materials Engineering and Science Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering Paleontology Physics

Ph.D. Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences Geology and Geological Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Materials Engineering and Science

Chemical and Biological Engineering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering


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Faculty and Staff, FY 2007 Faculty: 116 Staff*: 157 *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, SD GEAR UP 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 Educational Programs and Professional Conferences. For more information, visit

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 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 world’s greatest fossil resources as well as serving as an outdoor laboratory for the School of Mines.

FY08 Research Funding School of Mines faculty members and researchers received 90 research awards totaling more than $10.1 million during the 2008 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.

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Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D., became president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on July 1, 2008. Previously, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Idaho State University (ISU). Wharton was a tenured professor of biology at ISU and previously served as its chief research officer. His Ph.D. in botany is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He also holds a M.A. degree in biology and a B.A. in botany from Humboldt State University in California. Dr. Wharton is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Explorers Club, and the Royal Geographic Society. Wharton is a recipient of the United States Antarctic Service Medal and has served on the National Research Council’s Polar Research Board.

Head Coach

volleyball coaches Beth Honaker

After a very successful first season, Beth Honaker starts her second season as head coach of the Lady Hardrockers. Beth, originally from Walkerton, Ind., served as the School of Mines assistant volleyball coach for one season in 2006. 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 practice 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 2007, 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.”

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volleyball coaches/trainer

Luciana Camargo

Luciana Camargo is in her second season as the assistant coach of the Lady Hardrocker volleyball team. 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. “I think our girls already respect Luciana as a former athlete and in return will grow to respect her even more as a coach,” Honaker said. “Luciana brings a lot of playing experience to the team. She understands different situations and scenarios from an athlete’s perspective.” 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 volley-


Jennifer Ranum

Jennifer Ranum is athletic trainer for the Lady Hardrocker volleyball team. She graduated in May of 2007 from National American University with degrees in Athletic Training and Applied Management. Jen became certified in September of 2007. She is a member of both the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Mid America Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2004. She has spent three years at the School of Mines doing outreach as a student athletic trainer and upon graduation was

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ball 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 Hardrocker program, 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.”

hired and is now in her second year as assistant athletic trainer and intramural director.


2008 season outlook


‘Rocker netters continue to turn heads in 2008 By Brad Blume • Sports Information Director • South Dakota School of Mines RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota School of Mines women’s volleyball team turned quite a few heads last season. After finishing with 20-plus wins and falling just one game short of a berth to the NAIA National Tournament, the Lady Hardrockers surprised a number of teams in the conference due mainly to a solid and unified group of volleyball players. Bad news for the rest of the conference – the core of last year’s squad return to the 2008 version – a little older, a little wiser and a little more hungry. The Lady Hardrockers have six seniors on the squad to compliment a younger talented contingent that when combined will make another formidable team as the 2008 season gets underway. “I think that the potential of this team is far better than last year. (In 2007) we peaked very early and played the same volleyball throughout the entire year,” said Lady Hardrocker second-year head coach Beth Honaker. “I think this year, we could potentially struggle at times throughout the season, but we should peak at the end of the year when it’s most important.” The rest of the volleyball world is already taking somewhat of a notice of South Dakota School of Mines. When the preseason Top 25 national rankings were released, the Hardrockers received votes. “It’s an honor. I was pleased to see it because now our name is out there,” Honaker said. “We are well known for women’s basketball – that’s a given, but volleyball fell off the map a while ago and now it seems like it’s starting to come back. I like the idea that our name is in the back of (coaches) minds when they do take votes.” More localized, the Dakota Athletic Conference preseason poll has also been released where the Lady ‘Rockers were listed third, behind Dickinson State and Black Hills State respectively. “I like the idea that we are not sitting one or two. We are right where we fell last year at the end of the season,” Honaker said. “I believe the poles are accurate.” SD Mines finished 2007 with a 9-5 conference mark and posted an overall record of 23-6. The Hardrockers fell to Dickinson three times last year, Black Hills State twice and lost a close match to Jamestown to account for their losses. The Hardrockers did however break a 12-match losing streak to their biggest rivals (BHSU) when SDM upended the Yellow Jackets in the DAC semifinal match at the end of the season. Honaker said that Dickinson and Black Hills will be strong


again this year, but added that things appear to be a little more even among the top three squads. The coach added that Jamestown College will also cause some havoc this season and shouldn’t be overlooked. “They could be the underdogs that everyone is going to look past this year,” she said. The Hardrockers lost three seniors from the 2007 squad: Jennie Malone, Jenifer Markoff and Quana Higgins. Malone was a standout for four seasons and Honaker said she will be missed as will Markoff and Higgins with their leadership skills. Higgins will remain with the squad this season as a team manager. The Hardrockers have a few aces in the hole, but none bigger than 2007 DAC Libero of the Year Jenny Hiykel. The 5-foot-1-inch player from Omaha, Neb., brings a lot of talent to the team. She is well established at the position, earning numerous DAC Libero of the Week honors in 2007, along with several Region III accolades and a NAIA National Libero of the Week award. Last year she racked up 753 digs, was 366-408 on the serve and had 29 aces. She is also a pro at serve receive and is starting to pass the ball better as well. She is one of the co-captains of this year’s squad. “She’s basically picking up right where she left off last season,” Honaker said. “Her serve receive is very good right now. She also runs the court on defense very well.” Offensively, the Hardrockers have a gem in senior Ashley Kauffman, a 5-11 outside hitter from Fort Morgan, Colo. Kauffman was new to the team last season, coming in as a junior transfer. She thrived in SDM’s system, collecting 331 kills and going 878-1051 on the attack. She was 344-389 on serve with 36 aces , came up with 385 digs and tallied 58 total blocks. Kauffman was able to hone her skills in the offseason and according to Honaker has really elevated her play. Kauffman is the other captain of the Hardrocker team. “She earned that position this year after only being with this squad for one season,” Honaker said. “Last year

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dle hitter from Dakota Dunes, S.D.); Alena Ori (a 5-11 outside hitter from Kalispell, Mont.) junior: Katherine Hanson (a 6-1 outside hitter from Sioux Falls, S.D.) and sophomores: Paige Corcoran (a 5-10 outside hitter from Pierre, S.D.) and Danielle Walraven (a 5-3 defensive specialist from Huron, S.D.) the team is overloaded with experience and playing time, making the ‘Rocker bench fairly deep. “We do have a lot of depth. With the system we run right now, the 6-2 offense, there are nine people in the rotation. That only leaves five on the bench,” Honaker said. “Any one of those five are more than capable of coming in and filling a role.” The talent and the experience of Members of the 2008 SD School of Mines women's volleyball team, front row, from the the team is a big plus for the left, are: Paige Corcoran, Renae Keppen and Madi Lane. Middle row, from the left, are: Hardrockers, but Honaker said the Karina Garber, Amanda Cammack, Ashley Kemnitz, assistant coach Luciana Camargo, real strength of the team right now is head coach Beth Honaker, athletics trainer Jen Rannum, Alena Ori, Katherine Hanson at the net, blocking balls. Last seaand Reanna Roberson. Back row, from the left, are: Ashley Kauffman, Dani Walraven, son the girls finished with a modest Jenny Hiykel, Becky Keilholtz and Stephanie Carpio. Photo by Brad Blume. 420 blocks for the season. They are hoping to improve on that this year. “Right now our blocking is really she struggled a little with pressure and coming into new envireally good. I have preached blocking for the past two years. ronment and new situation. This season is different. She is We struggled with it a lot. Our front row players were having a already comfortable, already knows what to expect and the hard time reading the setters on the other side and putting up girls already trust her.” a decent block,” Honaker said. “This year, I have kind of gone Along with the senior leadership, the Hardrockers will get a away from (preaching) so we could concentrate on our chance to see some raw untested talent with the addition of offense, but (the blocking) has actually gotten better.” freshman Madi Lane. Lane is a 6-0 outside hitter from Fort With such a senior laden team, the sky is usually the limit. Collins, Colo. She has impressive ball striking power and And that is just what the Hardrockers are shooting for. should adjust quickly to the SD Mines system. “The seniors have set a goal when they came in here as “She really didn’t have to adjust. The system was made for freshmen. A lot of them have played and started for the past athletes like Madi,” Honaker said. “She is in a position where three seasons together and are continuing to play and start she gets what we consider the not-so-perfect sets. Her job is right now,” Honaker said. “Their goal before they leave the to terminate and she does that very well.” School of Mines is to make it to the (NAIA) National The Hardrockers also have a couple of brand new setters in Tournament. That is still their goal right now. That’s pretty freshmen Becky Keilholtz (5-2 from Gwinn, Mich.) and much all they ever talk about.” Reanna Roberson (5-4 from Fort Collins, Colo.). SDM is planThat may seem like a lofty goal to some, but Honaker said ning to run a 6-2 offense this season. There might be a few the entire team is focused on that goal – doing whatever it growing pains with the young athletes, but Honaker feels that takes, no matter what the cost. with a little game experience the two should gel in no time. “I have never coached a group of girls that are so unified,” “Right now our expectations are still high although differHonaker said. “They all want the same thing and they are ent from last year. Coming into this season, the idea was to willing to sacrifice playing time or their position to make sure run a faster offense,” Honaker said. “But with the two new the best six are on the court at the same time.” young setters we have on the team right now --- we still want to run a good offense --- we are going to have to slow things down for a little while and keep it more simplistic until they get more comfortable.” And with upperclassmen like seniors: Stephanie Carpio (511 outside hitter from Yuma, Colo.); Amanda Cammack (5-11 middle hitter from Sturgis, S.D.); Renae Keppen (a 5-10 mid-

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South Dakota School of Mines Volleyball 2008 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: Athletics website:

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Beth Honaker Alma Mater: Northern Michigan 2005 Record at SDM: 23-6 Previous Record: 0-0 Volleyball Office Phone: 605-394-2643 Email: Assistant: Luciana Camargo Alma Mater: National American University 2005

Team Information

2007 Overall Record: 23-6 2007 DAC Record: 9-5/Third Home/Away/ Neutral Records: 6-3/7-7/3-1 Letter winners Returning/Lost: 9/3 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: Fax: 605-394-8463

Rapid City Weekly

2040 West Main, Suit 110 Rapid City, SD, 57701 Phone: 605-341-0086 E-mail: Fax: 605-341-0274


KOTA Radio (Leah Rubertina) P.O. Box 1760 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-342-2000 E-Mail:


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SDMines 2008 volleyball schedule

DATE Aug. 22

OPPONENT at DAC/Frontier Tournament (at Dickinson) Mines vs. UM Western Mines vs. MSU Northern Aug. 23 at DAC/Frontier Tournament (at Dickinson) Mines vs. Montana Tech Mines vs. Carroll College Sept. 5 at USF Tourney in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mines vs. Briar Cliff Mines vs. Dana College Sept. 6 at USF Tourney in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mines vs. University of Sioux Falls Mines vs. Mt. Marty College Sept. 12 at Graceland Tournament in Iowa Sept. 13 at Graceland Tournament in Iowa Sept. 19 at Minot State* Sept. 20 at Dickinson State* Sept. 23 at Chadron State Sept. 26 vs. Valley City State* Sept. 27 vs. Jamestown College* Oct. 3 at Dakota State* Oct. 4 at Mayville State* Oct. 8 vs. Black Hills State* Oct. 17 vs. Dickinson State* Oct. 18 vs. Minot State* Oct. 24 at Jamestown College* Oct. 25 at Valley City* Oct.31 vs. Mayville State* Nov. 1 vs. Dakota State* Nov. 5 at Black Hills State* Nov. 8 DAC Quarterfinals (Highest seed hosts) Nov. 12 DAC Semifinals (Highest seed hosts) Nov. 15 DAC Finals (Highest seed host) Nov. 22 Start of NAIA Championships *DAC Conference Matches; bold matches are home

NO. 01 03 04 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 15 18 19 20

Name Becky Keilholtz Ashley Kemnitz Karina Garber Alena Ori Paige Corcoran Amanda Cammack Reanna Roberson Jenny Hiykel Stephanie Carpio Katherine Hanson Renae Keppen Danielle Walraven Madisen Lane Ashley Kauffman


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12 p.m. 4 p.m. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m.

volleyball roster

Ht. 5-2 5-7 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-4 5-1 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-5 6-0 5-11

Yr Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr.

Hometown Gwinn, MI Vivian, SD Torrington, WY Kalispell, MT Pierre, SD Sturgis, SD Windsor, CO Omaha, NE Yuma, CO Sioux Falls, SD Dakota Dunes, SD Huron, SD Fort Collins, CO Fort Morgan, CO

9 a.m. 1 p.m. TBA TBA 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.





Major Interdisciplinary Sciences Interdisciplinary Sciences Interdisciplinary Sciences IS/Pre-prof. Health Industrial Engineering IS/ Pre prof. Health Civil Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Math/Indust. Engineering Mechanical Engineering IS/Pre-prof. Health Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences



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Becky Keilholtz Freshman

Position: S Height: 5-3 Hometown: Gwinn, Michigan Parents: Ray and Rita Keilholtz Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes Favorite Hobby: Sports, reading and hanging out with friends Prized Possessions: My camera Country I would like to visit: Greece Vanity License Plate: BK22 Nickname: BK

My Most Embarassing Moment: All the tripping I’ve done before face diving to the floor. Biggest Achievementon the Court: Making the all-region team and setting the school record for most assists in a game.

Ashley Kemnitz Freshman

Position: OH Height: 5-7 Hometown: Vivian, South Dakota Parents: Darrell and Cindy Kemnitz Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Hobby: Swimming Country I would like to visit: Australia Vanity License Plate: SUE Z Q Nickname: Ash

My Most Embarassing Moment: During a game, I went up to hit the ball and missed, but it hit me on the head instead. Most people don’t know: I like to scrapbook Biggest Achievement on the Court: Winning the White River tournament.


Karina Garber


Position: RH Height: 6-0 Hometown: Torrington, Wyoming Parents: Larry and Sandy Garber Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Hobby: Hiking Prized Possessions: My Cell Phone Country I would like to visit: Scotland Vanity License Plate: No Idea



Nickname: Karina My Celebrity Twin: Non-existent 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.

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2008 Volleyball Roster Alena Ori

Position: RS Height: 5-11 Hometown: Kalispell, Montana Parents: Keith and Sue Ori Major: IS/Pre-professional Health

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Mostocolli/Boston’s Steak Favorite Hobby: Running Prized Possessions: Cell Phone/Ipod Country I would like to visit: Italy Vanity License Plate: ORIO Nickname: Beaner My Celebrity Twin: None



Most people don’t know: I want to train for a marathon after volleyball Biggest Achievement: Beating Black Hills State at the DAC Conference Tournament in 2007 (one week before knee surgery).


Paige Corcoran Sophomore

Position: OH Height: 5-10 Hometown: Pierre, South Dakota Parents: Paula and Ted Corcoran Major: Industrial Engineering

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan (from Ruby Tuesday’s) Favorite Hobby: Camping Prized Possessions: Family

Country I would like to visit: France Nickname: Baby Most Embarrassing Moment: I missed a set and I looked like an idiot. Biggest Achievement: Having 22 kills in one game.

Amanda Cammack Senior

Position: MH Height: 5-11 Hometown: Sturgis, South Dakota Parents: Mike and Yvonne Cammack Major: IS/Pre-Professional Health

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Steak and Sweet Potatoes Favorite Hobby: Outdoor Activities Prized Possessions: Family Country I would like to visit: New Zealand

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Vanity License Plate: INYRFACE Career Ambitions: Massage Therapist Biggest Achievement: Making the Top 10 in blocking in the Dakota Athletic Conference in 2005 and 2006.



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Reanna Roberson Freshman

Position: DS Height: 5-4 Hometown: Windsor, Colorado Parents: Dennis and Kim Roberson Major: Civil Engineering

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Pineapple Favorite Hobby: Volleyball Country I would like to visit: Italy Nickname: Rea

Jenny Hiykel

My Most Embarassing Moment: When I was hit on the head during warmups in my freshman year of high school. Most People Don’t Know: I have a pool in my backyard Biggest Achievement on the Court: Winning first place at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (club volleyball).


Position: Libero Height: 5-1 Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska Parents: Mary & Mike Coleman, Bill Hiykel Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: BBQ Pork Favorite Hobby: Volleyball (duh!) Prized Possessions: My Cell Phone Country I would like to visit: Anywhere I haven’t been to yet Vanity License Plate: SMLFRY

Nickname: Hike My Celebrity Twin: No such thing Most People Don't Know: I know sign language. Biggest Achievement: Beating Black Hills State in the DAC semi-finals in 2007 at Dickinson, ND.


Stephanie Carpio


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 and reading. Country I would like to visit: France and Italy Vanity License Plate: BLUEYES



Nickname: Steph Most People Don't Know: I can play piano. Most Embarrassing Moment: Shooting at the wrong basket in junior high basketball.

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Katherine Hanson Junior

Position: MH Height: 6-1 Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Parents: Kurt and Jeanne Hanson Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Ranch Dressing Favorite Hobby: People watching Prized Possessions: TI-89 Country I would like to visit: Djibouti Vanity License Plate: BLKR13


Nickname: Kat My Celebrity Twin: Turk from “Scrubs” Most People Don't Know: I only have internet friends. Biggest Achievement: I made a girl bleed.


Renae Keppen Senior

Position: MH Height: 5-10 Hometown: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Parents: Bruce and Nancy Keppen Major: IS/Pre-professional Health

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Popcorn Favorite Hobby: Anything outdoors Prized Possessions: My Computer Country I would like to visit: Germany Vanity License Plate: REENIE

Nickname: Reenie Most People Don't Know: Any of the many times I have fallen, tripped or slipped. Biggest Achievement: Starting for the first time in a college match.

Danielle Walraven Sophomore

Position: DS Height: 5-3 Hometown: Huron, South Dakota Parents: Don and JoAnn Walraven Major: Civil Engineering

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Spaghetti or anything Italian Favorite Hobby: Fishing, Hunting, golfing or anything outdoors. Prized Possessions: A picture I have of my two grandpas. Country I would like to visit: Italy or Australia Nickname: Dani My Celebrity Twin: Pink

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Most People Don't Know: I have been shot at in my army uniform. Most Embarrassing Moment: When I got a cramp in my leg and it dropped me to my back after I dove all coach could say was “You didn’t crack another rib...right?”. Biggest Achievement: Being able to play volleyball and earn the respect of my fellow teammates on and off the court.



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Madisen Lane Freshman

Position: OH Height: 6-0 Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado Parents: Tom and Stephanie Lane Major: Chemical Engineering

Hardrocker Fun Facts Favorite Food: Sesame Chicken/French Fries Favorite Hobby: Math, crossword puzzles, yoga and swimming. Prized Possessions: Cross necklace Country I would like to visit: Egypt Nickname: Madi My Celebrity Twin: I am unique look-

ing and no celebrity is cool enough to look like me. My Most Embarrassing Moment: I was playing in sweatpants and I stepped on them and slipped, missing the ball. Most People Don't Know: I play the violin. Biggest Achievement: Being an Athlete of the Week.

Ashley Kauffman Senior

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!

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2007 Volleyball Statistics Season Results

Date H/A Opponent 08/24/07 a Montana Western 08/24/07 a Rocky Mountain College 08/25/07 a Montana Tech 08/25/07 a Montana State Northern 08/31/07 a Northwestern Christian 08/31/07 a Menlo College 08/31/07 h Benedictine College 09/01/07 h Baker College 09/01/07 a William Jessup 09/05/07 a *Black HIlls State 09/08/07 h Dakota Wesleyan 09/11/07 h Chadron State 09/14/07 h *Valley City State 09/15/07 h *Mayville State 09/21/07 a *Dakota State 09/22/07 a *Jamestown 09/28/07 a *Dickinson State 09/29/07 a *Minot State 10/10/07 n *Black HIlls State 10/13/07 a Lee University 10/19/07 a *Mayville State 10/20/07 a *Valley City State 10/26/07 h *Jamestown 10/27/07 h *Dakota State 11/02/07 h *Minot State 11/03/07 h *Dickinson State 11/07/07 h Mayville State 11/09/07 a Black HIlls State 11/10/07 a Dickinson State *denotes DAC conference game. Record: W-L Overall: (23-6) Conference: (9-5) Home: (9-2) Away: (14-4) Neutral: (0-1)

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Score W/L 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 2-3 L 3-1 W 3-2 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 2-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 0-3 L 3-0 W 3-1 W 0-3 L

Score-by-Game Record (DAC) 30-20, 30-12, 30-16 1-0 30-24, 30-26, 30-17 2-0 30-19, 30-27, 28-30, 30-21 3-0 30-28, 30-23, 30-24 4-0 30-28, 30-10, 30-19 5-0 31-29, 30-26, 30-27 6-0 22-30, 30-22, 30-19, 28-30, 15-13 7-0 30-25, 30-21, 30-20 8-0 30-20, 30-23, 22-30, 30-24 9-0 30-27, 19-30, 30-32, 30-24, 6-15 9-1 (0-1) 30-22, 28-30, 30-19, 30-22 10-1 30-21, 30-25, 24-30, 25-30, 15-9 11-1 24-30, 30-23, 30-21, 30-15 12-1 (1-1) 30-28, 27-30, 30-27, 30-18 13-1 (2-1) 18-30, 30-20, 30-15, 31-29 14-1 (3-1) 22-30, 26-30, 30-24, 30-22, 13-15 14-2 (3-2) 26-30, 20-30, 23-30 14-3 (3-3) 30-16, 30-20, 30-24 15-3 (4-3) 20-30, 27-30, 28-30 15-4 (4-4) 30-28, 30-16, 25-30, 30-25 16-4 30-26, 30-24, 25-30, 30-28 17-4 (5-4) 30-27, 31-29, 30-22 18-4 (6-4) 30-22, 28-30, 31-29, 30-24 19-4 (7-4) 30-20, 30-17, 30-18 20-4 (8-4) 27-30, 30-17, 30-17, 30-21 21-4 (9-4) 18-30, 19-30, 25-30 21-5 (9-5) 30-18, 30-25, 30-21 22-5 20-30, 30-22, 30-27, 30-24 23-5 19-30, 23-30, 16-30 23-6


2007 Volleyball Statistics


Category Leaders Attack No. 6 5 13 15 20 9 12 7 8 11 19 21 4 18


Name Malone, Jennie Howe, Tessa Hanson, Katherine Keppen, Renae Kauffman, Ashley Cammack, Amanda Carpio, Stephanie Ori, Alena Corcoran, Paige Hiykel, Jenny Huntley, Brandi Higgins, Quana Markoff, Jennifer Walraven, Danielle

GP 105 106 106 32 105 58 42 62 76 105 3 27 23 21

K 332 81 278 42 331 66 54 81 87 4 3 0 0 0

K/G 3.16 0.76 2.62 1.31 3.15 1.14 1.29 1.31 1.14 0.04 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Name Howe, Tessa Hiykel, Jenny Malone, Jennie Ori, Alena Kauffman, Ashley Hanson, Katherine Keppen, Renae Cammack, Amanda Corcoran, Paige Markoff, Jennifer Higgins, Quana Carpio, Stephanie Huntley, Brandi Walraven, Danielle

GP A A/G 106 1151 10.86 105 32 0.30 105 28 0.27 62 11 0.18 105 15 0.14 106 15 0.14 32 4 0.13 58 6 0.10 76 5 0.07 23 1 0.04 27 1 0.04 42 1 0.02 3 0 0.00 21 0 0.00

E Att % 77 814 0.313 15 280 0.236 115 822 0.198 16 139 0.187 173 1051 0.150 39 206 0.131 28 221 0.118 52 332 0.087 70 348 0.049 4 41 0.000 4 12 -0.083 1 4 -0.250 1 4 -0.250 2 2 -1.000

Sets No. 5 11 6 7 20 13 15 9 8 4 21 12 19 18


Name Malone, Jennie Kauffman, Ashley Hanson, Katherine Keppen, Renae Ori, Alena Carpio, Stephanie Corcoran, Paige Cammack, Amanda Huntley, Brandi Howe, Tessa Hiykel, Jenny Higgins, Quana Walraven, Danielle Markoff, Jennifer

GP 105 105 106 32 62 42 76 58 3 106 105 27 21 23

K 332 331 278 42 81 54 87 66 3 81 4 0 0 0

K/G 3.16 3.15 2.62 1.31 1.31 1.29 1.14 1.14 1.00 0.76 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.00

GP 106 105 21 105 105 23 42 76 106 62 27 58 3 32

SA 45 36 7 35 29 5 7 12 14 8 3 1 0 0

SE 20 45 8 31 42 7 6 18 17 13 9 3 0 0

GP 105 105 106 106 105 62 27 42 23 21 76 58 32 3

Dig Dig/G BHE 753 7.17 1 385 3.67 11 364 3.43 11 316 2.98 30 281 2.68 4 68 1.10 1 28 1.04 1 41 0.98 1 17 0.74 1 14 0.67 1 30 0.39 4 22 0.38 2 12 0.38 0 0 0.00 0

Serves No. 5 20 18 6 11 4 12 8 13 7 21 9 19 15

Blocks No. 19 13 9 15 5 20 6 8 7 12 21 18 11 4

No. 6 20 13 15 7 12 8 9 19 5 11 21 18 4

Name Huntley, Brandi Hanson, Katherine Cammack, Amanda Keppen, Renae Howe, Tessa Kauffman, Ashley Malone, Jennie Corcoran, Paige Ori, Alena Carpio, Stephanie Higgins, Quana Walraven, Danielle Hiykel, Jenny Markoff, Jennifer

Name Howe, Tessa Kauffman, Ashley Walraven, Danielle Malone, Jennie Hiykel, Jenny Markoff, Jennifer Carpio, Stephanie Corcoran, Paige Hanson, Katherine Ori, Alena Higgins, Quana Cammack, Amanda Huntley, Brandi Keppen, Renae

SA/G 0.42 0.34 0.33 0.33 0.28 0.22 0.17 0.16 0.13 0.13 0.11 0.02 0.00 0.00

Defense GP 3 106 58 32 106 105 105 76 62 42 27 21 105 23

BS 2 34 11 7 24 28 17 14 12 3 0 0 0 0

BA 3 51 33 17 44 30 41 25 17 6 0 0 0 0

Tot 5.0 85.0 44.0 24.0 68.0 58.0 58.0 39.0 29.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Tot/G 1.67 0.80 0.76 0.75 0.64 0.55 0.55 0.51 0.47 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

BE 0 11 6 1 6 8 5 1 13 2 1 0 3 0

No. 11 20 13 5 6 7 21 12 4 18 8 9 15 19

Name Hiykel, Jenny Kauffman, Ashley Hanson, Katherine Howe, Tessa Malone, Jennie Ori, Alena Higgins, Quana Carpio, Stephanie Markoff, Jennifer Walraven, Danielle Corcoran, Paige Cammack, Amanda Keppen, Renae Huntley, Brandi

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SDMines Receptions No. 20 11 21 6 13 18 4 9 19 15 12 8 7 5

Name Kauffman, Ashley Hiykel, Jenny Higgins, Quana Malone, Jennie Hanson, Katherine Walraven, Danielle Markoff, Jennifer Cammack, Amanda Huntley, Brandi Keppen, Renae Carpio, Stephanie Corcoran, Paige Ori, Alena Howe, Tessa

GP 105 105 27 105 106 21 23 58 3 32 42 76 62 106

RE RE/G 49 0.47 39 0.37 10 0.37 36 0.34 28 0.26 1 0.05 1 0.04 2 0.03 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00

Season Serving NO 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 15 8 19 20 21 TM

Player Markoff, Jennifer Howe, Tessa Malone, Jennie Ori, Alena Corcoran, Paige Cammack, Amanda Hiykel, Jenny Carpio, Stephanie Hanson, Katherine Keppen, Renae Walraven, Danielle Huntley, Brandi Kauffman, Ashley Higgins, Quana TEAM

Team Totals: Opp Totals:

GP 23 106 105 62 76 58 105 42 106 32 21 3 105 27 106

SA 5 45 35 8 12 1 29 7 14 0 7 0 36 3 1

SE 7 20 31 13 18 3 42 6 17 0 8 0 45 9 0

TA 44 562 474 102 149 20 408 127 447 1 73 0 389 52 1

Pct .841 964 .935 .873 .879 .850 .897 .953 .962 1.00 .890 .000 .884 .827 1.000

106 106

203 182

219 254

2849 2381

.923 .893


1 0 0


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TA/Gm SA/Gm SE/Gm SA/SE 1.91 0.22 0.30 0.71 5.30 0.42 0.19 2.25 4.51 0.33 0.30 1.13 1.65 0.13 0.21 0.62 1.96 0.16 0.24 0.67 0.34 0.02 0.05 0.33 3.89 0.28 0.40 0.69 3.02 0.17 0.14 1.17 4.22 0.13 0.16 0.82 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.48 0.33 0.38 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.70 0.34 0.43 0.80 1.93 0.11 0.33 0.33 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.00 26.88 22.46

1.92 1.72

2.07 2.40

0.93 0.72

2 0 0

3 10 4

4 11 0

5 2 2

Total 23 6

1 19 10

2 20 9

3 19 10

4 13 2

5 2 2

Total 73 33

1 787 748

2 818 698

3 817 708

4 444 357

5 49 52

Total 2915 2563

SA/TA SE/TA 0.11 0.16 0.08 0.04 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.13 0.08 0.12 0.05 0.15 0.07 0.10 0.06 0.05 0.03 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.11 0.00 0.00 0.09 .12 0.06 0.17 1.00 0.00 0.07 0.08

0.08 0.11


2007 Volleyball Statistics


Team Statistics SDM


1359 597 4276 .178 12.8

1365 790 4481 .128 12.9

1270 2719 .467 12.0

1171 3222 .363 11.0

SERVE Aces Errors Attempts Serve Pct Aces/Game

203 219 2849 .923 1.9

182 254 2381 .893 1.7

SERVE RECEPTION Errors Errors/Game Attempts Reception Pct

189 1.8 2150 .912

184 1.7 2203 .916

DEFENSE Digs Digs/Game

2331 22.0

2100 19.8

BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Block Errors

152 268 286.0 57

66 278 205.0 94



0 11-0 1/0

0 17/0

ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Game SET Assists Attempts Assist Pct Assists/Game

BALL HANDLING ERRORS ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site # /Avg


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2008 DAC team previews

Black Hills State University

Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Jhett Albers (9th year) Phone: 605-642-6885 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: Record at BHSU: 124-126 Overall record: 124-126 Notes: Coach Albers was chosen DAC Coach of the Year. Athletic Director: Jhett Albers Phone: 605-642-6885 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: Sports Information: Bradd Schafer Phone: 605-642-6460 Fax: 605-642-6539 E-mail: 2007 Season: 11-3/22-5 - 2nd place in the DAC 2007 Post-Season: Lost to South Dakota Mines, 3-1, in the DAC Tournament semifinals 2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .226 Kills: 14.05 kpg Assists: 11.89 apg

Aces: 1.86 apg Blocks: 2.97 bpg Digs: 21.56 dpg

Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 4) Kristin Engle; Junior; Middle Hitter; Newcastle, WY 1st team All DAC, 1st team All Region III, NAIA Honorable Mention All America 2007 stats: .392 Hitting %, 4.12 kills/gm, 0.86 digs/gm, 1.82 blocks/gm Notes: Engle set the conference record for blocks (1.82/game) Mandy Brumfield; Junior; Setter; Dickinson, ND 2nd team All DAC 2007 stats: 11.15 assists/gm, 0.48 aces/gm, 2.7 digs/gm Maggie O’Neill; Sophomore; Outside Hitter; Martin, SD DAC Freshman of the Year, 2nd team All DAC 2007 stats: .186 Hitting %; 2.95 kills/gm, 2.53 digs/gm, 0.6 blocks/gm Carina Sweet; Junior; Outside Hitter; Rawlins, WY 2007 stats: .140 Hitting %, 1.31 kills/gm, 0.28 aces/gm, 3.86 digs/gm, 0.3 blocks/gm Annie Grimm; Senior; Libero; Gregory, SD 2007 stats: 0.26 aces/gm, 2.52 digs/gm Kayla Haines; Junior; Middle Hitter; Mitchell, SD Kalin Engle; Sophomore; Right Side; Newcastle, WY Key Newcomers: Brianna Gradishar; Freshman; Outside Hitter; Aurora, CO Ashley Wilkinson; Freshman; Middle Hitter; Colorado Springs, CO Katie Malin; Freshman; Setter; Sheridan, WY Kayla Drieling; Freshman; Right Side; Fort Calhoun, NE Stephanie Stull; Freshman; Defensive Specialist; Colorado Springs, CO

One Game, One Team, One Goal

Gina Geffre; Freshman; Defensive Specialist; Pierre, SD Key Losses: (Starters lost: 3) Mindi Mayer, MH Carly Benz, RH Jen Weitzel, L Chelsey Mort, DS

Dakota State University


Head Coach: Cindy Henning (9th year) Phone: 605-256-5689 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: Record at DaSU: 107-131 Overall Record: 107-131 Athletic Director: Gene Wockenfuss Phone: 605-256-5233 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: Sports Information: Nick Huntimer Phone: 605-256-5229 Fax: 605-256-5138 E-mail: 2006 Season: 1-13/6-25 - 8th place in the DAC 2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .138 Kills: 11.79 kpg Assists: 10.60 apg

Aces: 1.68 apg Blocks: 1.80 bpg Digs: 22.75 dpg

Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 7) Laura Lanoue; Senior; Libero; Tracy, MN 2007 stats: 7.61 digs/gm, 0.35 aces/gm Vicki Kaul; Junior; Right Side; Springfield, SD Notes: Kaul sat out the 2007 season with a medical redshirt Rachael Jensen; Junior; Outside Hitter; Beresford, SD 2007 stats: .181 Hitting %, 3.06 kills/gm, 0.29 aces/gm, 4.01 digs/gm, 0.5 blocks/gm Krista Klemm; Sophomore; Setter; Rock Springs, WI 2007 stats: 9.68 assists/gm, 0.29 aces/gm, 2.93 digs/gm, 0.2 blocks/gm Margie Anthony; Sophomore; Outside Hitter; Jefferson, SD 2007 stats: .178 Hitting %; 2.10 kills/gm, 0.53 blocks/gm Amy Pheneger; Sophomore; Defensive Specialist/Right Side; Chmaplin, MN 2007 stats: 0.28 aces/gm, 2.44 digs/gm; 0.2 blocks/gm Ashley Schulte; Sophomore; Middle Hitter; Emery, SD 2007 stats: .130 Hitting %; 1.47 kills/gm, 0.63 blocks/gm Key Newcomers: Darci Peterson; Freshman; Libero; Freeman, SD Melissa Boddy; Freshman; Setter; New Ulm, MN Kim Eggleston; Freshman; Hitter; Wolsey, SD Lauren Kregel; Freshman; Middle Hitter; White, SD


2008 DAC team previews Stephanie Kruggel;: Freshman; Hitter; Winthrop, MN Jenna Manzey; Freshman Stephanie Torkelson; Freshman Key Losses: (Starters lost: 1) Jenna Kostelecky, OH/DS

Dickinson State University

Blue Hawks

Head Coach: Ryan Platt (1st season) Phone: 701-483-2035 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: Record at DiSU: 0-0 Overall Record: 0-0 Notes: Coach Platt replaces Dave Moody, who coached the Blue Hawks for 19 seasons and compiled a 466-156 record. Athletic Director: Roger Ternes Phone: 701-483-2159 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: Sports Information: Galen Morton Phone: 701-483-2102 Fax: 701-483-0501 E-mail: 2007 season: 14-0/30-4 - 1st place in the DAC 2007 Postseason: Defeated South Dakota Mines, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament championship match ~ Lost to Northwestern, IA, 30-24, in a single tiebreaker game in the NAIA Region III Tournament 2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .339 Aces: 2.82 apg Kills: 15.34 kpg Blocks: 3.19 bpg Assists: 13.88 apg Digs: 17.99 dpg Notes: Dickinson State set a conference record for Hitting % in 2007 (.339) - The Blue Hawks led the conference in Hitting %, Kills, Assists, Service Aces and Blocks. Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 1) Judith Boel; Senior; middle Blocker; Almen, The Netherlands 1st team All DAC 2007 stats: .402 Hitting %, 3.41 kills/gm, 0.97 aces/gm, 1.74 digs/gm, 1,6 blocks/gm Notes: Boel set the DAC record for hitting % (.402). Key Newcomers: Perolla Costa; Freshman; Setter; Campanis, Brazil Pollyana Costa; Freshman; Outside Hitter; Campanis, Brazil Breana Mason; Freshman; Middle Blocker; Las Vegas, NV Lilian Odek; Freshman; Outside Hitter; Kenya Shaunda Dvorak; Freshman; Middle Blocker; Dickinson, ND Key Losses: (Starters lost: 5) Elizabeth Castillo, OH - 1st team All DAC, NAIA Honorable Mention All America



Nancy Nyongesa, OH - DAC Most Valuable Player & Senior, 1st team All DAC, NAIA 1st team All America Elizabeth Rodriguez, MB - 2nd team All DAC KateLynn Stiefel, S - DAC Setter of the Year, 2nd team All DAC Sara San Nicolas, OH Charissa Innes, L

Jamestown College


Head Coach: Chris Mahoney (11th season) Phone: 701-252-3467 Ext. 2564 Fax: 701-253-4450 E-mail: Record at JC: 194-159 Overall Record: 194-159 Athletic Director: Lawrie Paulson Phone: 701-252-3467 Ext. 2408 Fax: 701-253-4318 E-mail: Sports Information: Tracy Erickson Phone: 701-252-3467 Ext. 5557 Fax: 701-253-4450 E-mail: 2007 Season: 9-5/21-9 - tied for 3rd in the DAC with South Dakota Mines 2007 Postseason: Lost to Dickinson State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament semifinals 2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .239 Aces: 2.60 apg Kills: 14.23 kpg Blocks: 2.53 bpg Assists: 12.17 apg Digs: 22.87 dpg Notes: Jamestown led the conference in Digs. Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 5) Lauren Wieler; Senior; Libero; Conlonsay, SK 2nd team All DAC 2007 stats: 0.65 aces/gm, 4.93 digs/gm Shannon Fee; Sophomore; Outside Hitter; Williston, ND 2nd team All DAC 2007 stats: .295 Hitting %, 2.77 kills/gm, 0.9 blocks/gm Ali Edwards; Junior; Outside Hitter; West Fargo, ND 2007 stats: .185 Hitting %, 3.21 kills/gm, 0.33 aces/gm, 4.14 digs/gm, 0.4 blocks/gm Darci Purath; Senior; Outside Hitter; Red Lake Falls, MN 2007 stats: .177 Hitting %, 2.60 kills/gm, 0.23 aces/gm, 3.69 digs/gm, 0.6 blocks/gm Kayla Fee; Junior; Setter; Williston, ND Notes: Fee redshirted in the 2007 season Tara Peet; Senior; Middle Blocker; Tisdale, SK 2007 stats: .212 Hitting %, 1.12 kills/gm, 1.1 blocks/gm Key Newcomers: Katie Zent; Freshman; Outside Hitter; Lefor, ND Jada Meiklejohn; Freshman; Setter; LaMoure, ND

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2008 DAC team previews

Janae Klindt; Freshman; Libero; Langdon, ND Key Losses: (Starters lost: 3) Kristi Senfnter, S - 2nd team All DAC Megan Dooloey, MB - 2nd team All DAC

Mayville State University


Head Coach: Lindsey Kruse (1st season) Phone: 701-788-4837 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: Record at MaSU: 0-0 Overall Record: 0-0 Athletic Director: Mike Moore Phone: 701-788-4706 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: Sports Information: Justin Johnson Phone: 701-788-4715 Fax: 701-788-4840 E-mail: 2007 Season: 4-10/11-20 - tied for 5th place in the DAC with Minot State & Valley City State 2007 Post-Season: Lost to South Dakota Mines, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament quarterfinals. 2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .216 Kills: 11.79 kpg Assists: 10.56 apg

Aces: 1.76 apg Blocks: 2.63 bpg Digs: 15.78 dpg

Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 3) Ashley Nelson; Senior; Outside Hitter; Grand Forks, ND 2007 stats: .168 Hitting %, 2.13 kills/gm, 0.19 aces/gm, 4.32 digs/gm, 0.5 blocks/gm Alyssa Clancy; Junior; Middle Blocker; Mayville, ND 2007 stats: .281 Hitting %, 3.27 kills/gm, 0.27 aces/gm, 1.4 blocks/gm Jenn Chamberlin; Senior; Right Side; Glendale, AZ 2007 stats: .263 Hitting %, 2.25 kills/gm, 0.33 aces/gm, 1.47 digs/gm, 0.9 blocks/gm Betsy Winkler; Junior; Setter; Fosston, MN 2007 stats: 9.67 assists/gm, 0.45 aces/gm, 1.43 digs/gm Key Newcomers: N/A

Minot State University


Head Coach: Johnna Lewis (2nd season) Phone: 701-858-3472 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: Record at MiSU: 7-16 Overall Record: 53-43 Athletic Director: Rick Hedberg Phone: 701-858-3042 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: Sports Information: Sheila Green-Gerding Phone: 701-858-3261 Fax: 701-858-3136 E-mail: 2007 Season: 4-10/7-16 - tied for 5th place in the DAC with Mayville State & Valley City State 2007 Post-Season: Lost to Jamestown College, 3-1, in the DAC Tournament quarterfinals 2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .191 Kills: 11.87 kpg Assists: 9.31 apg

Aces: 1.86 apg Blocks: 2.12 bpg Digs: 18.47 dpg

Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 3) Tracee Tesch; Senior; Setter; Selkirk, MB 2007 stats: 4.68 assists/gm, 0.30 aces/gm, 2.56 digs/gm Suzy Paradine; Junior; Right Side; Binscarth, MB 2007 stats: 2.45 kills/gm, .259 Hitting %, 0.6 blocks/gm Shari Dueck; Sophomore; Outside Hitter; Prince Albert, SK 2007 stats: 0.4 blocks/gm Molly Lundee; Junior; Outside Hitter; Minot, ND 2007 stats: 0.33 aces/gm, 2.87 digs/gm Nicole Koropas; Junior; Libero; Selkirk, MB Notes: Koropas redshirted in 2007 Key Newcomers: Ashley Holmen; Junior; Middle Hitter; Berthold, ND Janice Rose Reinbolt; Freshman; Middle Hitter; Maple Creek, SK Kaitlin Salinko; Freshman; Setter; Rouleau, SK Key Losses: (Starters lost: 4) Whitney Stobbs, MH/OH Ashley Henry, S Rachel Macauley, OH

Key Losses: (Starters lost: 4) N/A

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2008 DAC team previews

South Dakota Mines



Valley City State University


Head Coach: Beth Honaker (2nd year) Phone: 605-394-2643 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail: Record at SDM: 23-6 Overall Record: 23-6

Head Coach: Craig Case (3rd season) Phone: 701-845-7244 Fax: 701-845-7213 E-mail: Record at VCSU: 31-35 Overall Record: 34-54

Athletic Director: Hugh Welsh Phone: 605-394-2352 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail:

Athletic Director: B.J. Pumroy Phone: 701-845-7160 Fax: 701-845-7211 E-mail:

Sports Information: Bradley Blume Phone: 605-394-2601 Fax: 605-394-3375 E-mail:

Sports Information: Craig Case Phone: 701-845-7244 Fax: 701-845-7211 E-mail:

2007 Season: 9-5/23-6 - tied for 3rd place in the DAC with Jamestown College 2007 Post-Season: Lost to Dickinson State, 3-0, in the DAC Tournament championship

2007 Season: 4-10/13-19 - tied for 5th place in the DAC with Minot State & Mayville State

2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .178 Kills: 12.82 kpg Assists: 11.98 apg

Aces: 1.92 apg Blocks: 2.70 bpg Digs: 21.99 dpg

Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 5) Jenny Hiykel; Senior; Libero; Omaha, NE DAC Libero of the Year, 1st team All DAC 2007 stats: 0.28 aces/gm, 7.17 digs/gm Ashley Kauffman; Senior; Outside Hitter; Fort Morgan, CO 2nd team All DAC 2007 stats: .150 Hitting %, 10.01 kills/gm, 0.34 aces/gm, 3.67 digs/gm Katherine Hanson; Junior; Middle Hitter; Sioux Falls, SD 2007 stats: .198 Hitting %, 7.75 kills/gm, 3.43 digs/gm. 0.8 blocks/gm Amanda Cammack; Senior; Middle Hitter; Sturgis, SD 2007 stats: .131 Hitting %, 3.55 kills/gm, 0.8 blocks/gm Key Newcomers: Madi Lane, Outside Hitter; Fort Collins, CO Ashley Kemnitz; Outside Hitter; Vivian, SD Reanna Roberson; Defensive Specialist; Windsor, CO Becky Keilholtz; Setter; Gwinn, MI Key Losses: (Starters lost: 1) Jennie Malone, MH - 2nd team All DAC Quana Higins, DS Jen Markoff, S


2007 Team Stats: Hitting %: .183 Kills: 13.78 kpg Assists: 12.26 apg

Aces: 2.68 apg Blocks: 2.01 bpg Digs: 21.52 dpg

Key Returnees: (Returning starters: 6) Heidi Larson; Senior; Right Side; Grand Rapids, MN 1st team All DAC 2007 stats: .297 Hitting %, 4.75 kills/gm, 1.31 digs/gm, 0.8 blocks/gm Megan Floerke; Senior; Setter; Inver Grove Heights, MN 2nd team All DAC 2007 stats: 0.45 aces/gm, 10.53 assists/gm, 2,58 digs/gm Karissa Fahlman; Senior; Outside Hitter; Holdfast, SK 2007 stats: .152 Hitting %, 2.36 kills/gm, 0.41 aces/gm, 3.21 digs/gm, 0.3 blocks/gm Alecia Stark; Junior: Libero; Moorhead, MN 2007 stats: 0.55 aces/gm, 5.35 digs/gm Amanda Smith; Junior; Libero; Burnsville, MN 2007 stats: 0.14 aces/gm, .94 digs/gm Anna Davidson; Junior; Middle Hitter; Soldier’s Grove, WI 2007 stats: .207 Hitting %, 1.40 kills/gm, 0.8 blocks/gm Key Newcomers: Jill Noeske; Redshirt Freshman; Right Side; Valley City, ND Emily Goederrt; Freshman; Outside Hitter; Britton, SD Mardee Lander; Freshman; Libero; Roleau, SK Jenna Guttormson; Freshman; Middle Hitter; Henjum, MN Jessica Holaday; Freshman; Outside Hitter; West Fargo, ND Key Losses: (Starters Lost: 1) Amy Morrison, MH/OH Tara Thompson, OH

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2008 SD MInes Volleyball Media Guide