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South Dakota School of Mines President: Robert Wharton 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.
Table of Contents Welcome to the King Center and Goodell Gynasium Facts about South Dakota School of Mines Lady Hardrocker Schedule D.A.C. Conference Preview Coach's Bios Trainer's Bios Athletic Director Bio Lady Hardrocker Team Roster Player's Profiles Season Outlook All-Time Program Winning Percentage Lady Hardrocker Individual Records Lady Hardrocker Team Records
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SCHOOL OF MINES Welcome to the King Center and Goodell Gymnasium, home of the Hardrockers. The facilities recently had a facelift as the women's basketball, men's basketball and women's volleyball teams all got upgrades to the locker room areas. The locker rooms are all state-of-the-art to go along with an excellent gym that seats approximately 2,000 fans, plus there is a top-of-the-line fitness center and an indoor pool for use as well.
South Dakota School of Mines 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. There are 16 academic departments and more than 30 degree programs in engineering and science 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 Engineering 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 Center. New construction/renovations Tech Development Laboratory, ongoing, Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry building (anticipated completion 2010), Surbeck Center renovation (anticipated completion August 2009), Paleontology Center (anticipated completion 2010), and Palmerton/Connolly Hall restorations (anticipated completion May 2010). Tuition and Fees Fall 2009 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies* Total Per Year *Includes Tablet PC Program (assumes 30 credits per year)
SD $6,830 $5,080 $ 1,950 $13,860
Student Demographics Fall 2009 Enrollment Status Full Time 1,689 77.6% Part Time 488 22.4%
NonSD $8,210 $5,080 $1,950 $15,240
South Dakota School of Mines Majors B.S. Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Geological Engineering; Geology; Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management; Interdisciplinary Sciences:-Atmospheric Sciences, -Pre-Professional Health Sciences,Science, Technology, and Society Mathematics (Applied and Computational); Mechanical Engineering; Metallurgical Engineering; Mining Engineering; Physics. M.S. Atmospheric Sciences;Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Construction Management; Electrical Engineering; Geology and Geological Engineering; Materials Engineering and Science; Mechanical Engineering; Paleontology; Physics; Robotics and Intelligent Autonomous Systems; Technology Management Ph.D.; Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Geology and Geological Engineering; Materials Engineering and Science; Mechanical Engineering (pending); Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Physics (pending). Faculty and Staff, FY 2009 Faculty: 135 Staff*: 181 Temporary employees included in this total Outreach The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers programs and activities that teach and entertain K-12 student and community members, including the APEX art Gallery, The Museum of Geology, Engineers Week, Math Contest, Cultural Expo, Design Fair, South Dakota GEAR UP Honors Program, South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and many more. Classes and camps for K-12 students, teachers, alumni, and professionals are offered through the Office of Educational Programs and Professional Conferences. For more information, visit http: /sdmines. sdsmt. edu/learn. Rapid City and the Black Hills South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City, the state's secondlargest 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.
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vs. College of St. Mary
vs. Hastings College
vs. Dakota Wesleyan University
vs. Mount Marty
at Great Falls
at Montana Tech
at Rocky Mountain
vs. Rocky Mountain
SD Mines Thanksgiving Classic
SD Mines vs. Mt. Mercy Nov. 28
SD Mines Thanksgiving Classic SD Mines vs. St. Joseph -Calumet
at Black Hills State*
vs. Chadron State
at Johnson and Wales CO
at Biola, CA
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at Jamestown College
at Valley City State
vs. Dakota State*
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at Minot State*
at Dickinson State*
vs. Black Hills State*
vs. Valley City State*
vs. Jamestown College*
at Mayville State*
at Dakota State*
vs. Dickinson State*
vs. Minot State*
indicates conference matchup Starts times are according to local time zones Bold indicate home games.
Black Hills State Yellow Jackets Head Coach: Mark More (8th year) Phone: 605-642-6886 Record at BHSU: 128-81
E-mail: email@example.com Overall record: 128-81
Athletic Director: Jhett Albers Phone: 605-642-6885
Sports Information: Bradd Schafer Phone: 605-642-6460
2008-09 Season: 11-3/26-8 - 2nd place in the DAC DAC Tournament: defeated Dakota State, 88-70, in the quarterfinals; defeated Jamestown College, 55-48, in the semifinals; lost to Dickinson State, 67-64, in the championship NAIA Division II Tournament: defeated Southern Oregon, 66-58, in the Opening Round; defeated Kansas Wesleyan, 59-56, in the second round; lost to Morningside, IA, 72-56, in the quarterfinals Team Stats: Scoring Margin: +6.6 Scoring Offense: 66.0 ppg Scoring Defense: 59.4 ppg Rebounding Margin: +1.1 Rebounding: 32.9 rpg
Field Goal %: .434 3pt Field Goal %: .360 Free Throw %: .691 Opponents FG%:.416 Opponents 3pt FG%: .344
Note: The Yellow Jackets led the DAC in Scoring Defense.
Dakota State Lady T's Head Coach: Joe Reints (2nd year) Phone: 605-256-5246 Record at DaSU: 8-21
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Overall Record: 77-54
Athletic Director: Gene Wockenfuss Phone: 605-256-5233
Sports Information: Nick Huntimer Phone: 605-256-5229
2008-09 Season: 3-11/8-21 - 7th place in the DAC DAC Tournament: lost to Black Hills State, 88-70, in the quarterfinals Team Stats: Scoring Margin: -8.5 Scoring Offense: 67.9 ppg Scoring Defense: 76.4 ppg Rebounding Margin: -5.2 Rebounding: 37.3 rpg
Field Goal %: .393 3pt Field Goal %: .321 Free Throw %: .665 Opponents FG%: .438 Opponents 3pt FG%: .327
DAKOTA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Dickinson State Blue Hawks Head Coach: Andre Goldberg (1st year) Phone:701-483-2710 Record at DiSU: 0-0
E-mail: email@example.com Overall Record: 0-0
Athletic Director: Roger Ternes Phone:701-483-2159
Sports Information: Galen Morton Phone: 701-483-2781
2008-09 Season: 12-2/26-7 - 1st place in the DAC DAC Tournament: defeated Mayville State, 88-46, in the quarterfinals; defeated Valley City State, 67-64, in the semifinals; defeated Black Hills State, 67-64, in the championship NAIA Division II Tournament: defeated Ohio Dominican, 77-44, in the opening round; defeated Concordia, OR, 58-55, in the second round; lost to Ozarks, MO, 69-56, in the quarterfinals Team Stats: Scoring Margin: +6.7 Scoring Offense: 68.9 ppg Scoring Defense: 62.2 ppg Rebounding Margin: +1.2 Rebounding: 35.4 rpg
Field Goal %: .430 3pt Field Goal %: .375 Free Throw %: .728 Opponents FG%: .394 Opponents 3pt FG%: .324
Notes: The Blue Hawks led the DAC in Free Throw % and 3pt Field Goal %.
Jamestown College Jimmies Head Coach: Mark Wiest (6th year) Phone: 701-252-3467 Record at JC: 79-67
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Overall Record: 181-135
Athletic Director: Lawrie Paulson Phone: 701-252-3467
Sports Information: Tracy Erickson Phone: 701-252-3467
2008-09 Season: 9-5/20-10 - 3rd place in the DAC DAC Tournament: defeated Minot State, 66-56, in the quarterfinals; lost to Black Hills State; 55-48; in the semifinals NAIA Division II Tournament: lost to Huntington, IN, 64-54, in the opening round Team Stats: Scoring Margin: +6.4 Scoring Offense: 69.2 ppg Scoring Defense: 62.8 ppg Rebounding Margin: +4.8 Rebounding: 38.9 rpg
Field Goal %: .406 3pt Field Goal %: .298 Free Throw %:.704 Opponents FG%: .394 Opponents 3pt FG%: .344
Notes: The Jimmies led the DAC in Rebounding and Rebounding Margin.
Conference Outloojf Mayville State Comets Head Coach: Dennis Hutter (5th year) Phone: 701-786-4665 Record at MaSU: 50-68
Email: dennis.hutter速 mayvillestate.edu
Athletic Director: Mike Moore Phone: 701-788-4706
Email: email@example.com Overall Record: 50-68
Sports Information: Justin Johnson Phone:701-788-4715
2008-09 Season: 1-13/3-24 - 8th place in the DAC DAC Tournament: lost to Dickinson State, 88-46, in the quarterfinals Team Stats: Scoring Margin: -18.6 Scoring Offense: 59.7 ppg Scoring Defense: 78.3 ppg Rebounding Margin: -3.8 Rebounding: 36.8 rpg
Field Goal %: .336 3pt Field Goal %: .278 Free Throw %: .663 Opponents FG%: .463 Opponents 3pt FG%: .328
Minot State Beavers Head Coach: Sheila Green-Gerding (15th year) Phone: 701-858-3261 Fax: 701-858-3136 Record at MiSU: 247-167
E-mail: sheila.gerding @ minotstateu.edu Overall Record: 247-167
Athletic Director: Rick Hedberg Phone: 701-858-3041
Sports Information: Sheila Green-Gerding Phone: 701-858-3261 Fax: 701-858-3136
2008-09 Season: 6-8/15-14 - tied for 5th place in the DAC with South Dakota Mines DAC Tournament: lost to Jamestown College, 66-56, in the quarterfinals Team Stats: Scoring Margin: +6.2 Scoring Offense: 70.6 ppg Scoring Defense: 64.4 ppg Rebounding Margin: +3.6 rpg Rebounding: 37.8 rpg
Field Goal %: .448 3pt Field Goal %: .305 Free Th row %: .689 Opponents FG%: .388 Opponents 3pt FG%: .284
Notes: The Beavers led the DAC in Field Goal % and Opponents 3pt Field Goal %.
KsL Conference Qutlooi South Dakota Mines Hardrockers Head Coach: Barb Felderman (29th year) Phone: 605-394-2602 Record at SDM: 421-344
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Overall Record: 507-397
Athletic Director: Dr. Dick Kaiser Phone: 605-394-2352
Sports Information: Brad Blume Phone: 605-394-2355
2008-09 Season: 6-8/10-19 - tied for 5th place in the DAC with Minot State DAC Tournament: lost to Valley City State, 73-71, in the quarterfinals Team Stats: Scoring Margin: -4.2 Scoring Offense: 65.1 ppg Scoring Defense: 69.3 ppg Rebounding Margin: -0.8 Rebounding: 36.7 rpg
Field Goal %: .414 3pt Field Goal %: .300 Free Throw %: .679 Opponents FG%: .382 Opponents 3pt FG%: .300
Notes: The Hardrockers led the DAC in Field Goal %.
Valley City State Vikings Head Coach: Jill DeVries (11th year) Phone:701-845-7164 Record at VCSU: 106-153
E-mail: email@example.com Overall Record: 106-153
Athletic Director: B.J. Pumroy Phone:701-845-7160
Sports Information: Craig Case Phone: 701-845-7244
2008-09 Season: 8-6/17-13 - 4th place in the DAC DAC Tournament: defeated South Dakota Mines, 73-71, in the quarterfinals; lost to Dickinson State; 67-64, in the semifinals Team Stats: Scoring Margin: +6.9 Scoring Offense: 72.5 ppg Scoring Defense: 65.6 ppg Rebounding Margin: +1.2 Rebounding: 36.9 ppg
Field Goal %: .439 3pt Field Goal %: .340 FreeThrow%:.719 Opponents FG%: .410 Opponents 3pt FG%: .314
Notes: The Vikings led the DAC in Scoring Offense and Scoring Margin.
Head Coach's Bio Barb Felderman enters her 28th season as Lady Hardrocker basketball coach. She has guided teams to berths in the NAIA National Tournament in eight of the last 14 years, including appearances in The Final Four in 1998 and 1999. Felderman has coached Mines to a 412- 325 overall record, and to a team record 28 wins during the 1997-98 season. She has coached seven SDIC Championship teams and added a DAC titles in 2002 and 2005.
Barb Felderman Head Coach Phone: (605) 394-2602 Email: Barbara.Felderman@sdsmt.edu
A native of Doland, SD, and a graduate of Northern State University, Felderman spent eight years coaching and teaching at Kadoka and Pierre High Schools. She served as head softball coach at Ball State prior to coming to SD School of Mines in 1981. She was the Hardrocker volleyball coach until 1993 and won seven SDIC titles. While earning her Masters at the University of Wyoming, Felderman served as assistant basketball and softball coach. Barb and her Lady Hardrocker basketball team have held numerous clinics and camps to teach young boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball and teach them the true spirit of competition. Felderman was honored as South Dakota College Coach-of-theYear by sportswriters in 1991 and 1998 and has been named SDIC Basketball Coach-of-the Year three times. The Lady Hardrockers have been named South Dakota Women's College team of the year on two occasions by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.
Assistant Coach's Bio Lori Coble has been a valuable member of the Hardrocker athletic program for the last 26 years as the women's assistant basketball coach. Her dedication to the Lady Hardrocker teams and helpful coaching insights have been a big part of Mines' success over the years. A native of Presho, SD, Coble graduated from Dakota State where she played four years for the Lady Trojans and was recently inducted into the DSU athletic Hall of Fame. She coached at Plankinton for one season before moving to Rapid City. Coble is a member of the SDSM&T faculty as a biology instructor.
Lori Coble Assistant Coach Phone: (605) 394-2602 Email: Lori.Coble@sdsmt.edu 10
Assistant Coach's Bio Maria (Possum) Caldwallader returns to the School of Mines as an assistant coach for the Lady Hardrocker basketball program. A 1996 Mines graduate in industrial engineering, Maria brings a wealth of experience as a former Lady Hardrocker player along with her knowledge of the game. She was the point guard and leader of the Hardrockers' first ever NAIA National Tournament team in 1994. She achieved NAIA Honorable Mention All-American status, was the SDIC Conference Most Valuable Player her senior year and holds school records for assists in a season (217) and in a game (19). Following graduation, Maria worked in the construction divisions as District Sales Manager for Ingersoll Rand (1996-2000) and as a Sales Manager for Herc-U-Lift, Inc (2000-2005). Maria and husband Ryan, (a 1996 Mines civil engineering graduate and former football player), relocated to Rapid City from Minneapolis with their five-year-old son Jakob and have since added a little girl named Brooke.
Maria Caldwallader Assistant Coach Phone: (605) 394-5150
Rachel Janzen is no stranger to NAIA women's basketball having played four years herself for Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla. Janzen graduated in December of 2007 with a degree in Kinesiology along with a minor in coaching and received the academic honor of Magna Cum Laude. After graduating, Janzen became an assistant varsity hoops coach and head junior varsity coach at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City, Okla., for one season. She's also furthered her coaching skills interning for Southern Nazarene University athletic department, assisting the athletics director, marketing camps and coaching teams. As an assistant coach, Janzen will focus a lot of her efforts on recruitment. "With her knowledge and enthusiasm, Rachel is a great addition to Lady Hardrocker basketball," Felderman added.
Rachel Janzen Assistant Coach Phone: (605) 394-5150
Athletic Trainers' Bios Scott Baird is a 1997 graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University and is in his third year as head athletic trainer at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Before joining the School of Mines Athletic Department, he was an athletic trainer for the University of Wyoming where he covered both men's rugby and lacrosse. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the School of Mines Sports Medicine Team. Scott has been married to Becky, a Physical Therapist in Rapid City, for 14 years.
Scott Baird Trainer
Jennifer Ranum serves as the assistant athletic trainer for all the Hardrocker athletic teams. She graduated in May of 2007 from National American University with degrees in Athletic Training and Applied Management, and 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. Prior to her undergraduate graduation, Jen spent three years at the School of Mines doing outreach as a student athletic trainer and upon graduation was hired full time. Jen is now in her third year as assistant athletic trainer and intramural director.
Jennifer Ranurn Trainer
Athletic Administration The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is pleased to announce the hiring of Richard (Dick) A. Kaiser as the university's new athletics director (AD). Kaiser earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Northern Colorado, a master's in educational administration from South Dakota State University, and a doctorate of education in athletic leadership and administration from Brigham Young University. He completed his postdoctorate in health education and administration at Oregon State University.
Dick Kaiser Athletics Director
For the past 10 years, Kaiser has served as the AD for Defiance College. Previously, he served as AD at Olivet College, Western Oregon University and Willamette University. He has received a number of honors and awards from athletics organizations such as the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and others. Kaiser will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with all NAIA, conference and university rules and regulations. The School of Mines is a member of the NAIA and the Dakota Athletic Conference with 10 programs competing in women's volleyball and men's football, as well as women's and men's teams in golf, cross country, track and field and basketball. Kaiser has two grown children, Cassie and Ryan; one grandson, Jack; and new twin grandsons, Carson and Caden.
Lori Hodgin has been the SD School of Mines athletic department administrative assistant for almost 20 years. Her duties have included: working with athletic eligibility, game-day administration and hiring students to assist in game management.
She is also involved in department purchasing and making sure that everything runs smooth in the athletic office on a day-to-day basis. Lori has lived in Rapid City most of her life, but was born in Los Angeles, Calif. She has a son Greg who is currently employed by the Hardrocker football program as an assistant coach. She is a huge animal lover, donating her time to the Humane Society and on occasion has adopted dogs from there as well.
2009-2010 Women's Hartlroefrer Basketball Roster No.
Duncan Falls, OH
Chemistry / Chemical Engineering
Miles City, MO
Rock Springs, WY
5'10" Tea, SD
Interdisciplinary Sciences/ Pre-Optometry
Wiesloch, Germany Jr.
Player Profiles No. 10 Shalane Hampp Sophomore Position: Guard Height: 5'4" Hometown: Duncan Falls, OH Major: Industrial Engineering Shalane is a transfer student from Pikeville College in Pikesville, Ky., who took a year off from school and the game to get married, in 200708 she was the Pikesville College leading assist leader with 78 and averaged 6.7 points a game and tallied 23 total steals.
No. 12 Stephanie Bjustrom Junior Position: Guard Height: 57" Hometown: Algona, IA Major: Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering Career Highs: Points: 17 vs. Northwestern, (11-09-07) & vs. Findland (12-19-07) Rebounds: 6 vs. Johnson and Wales (11-10-08) & vs. Dakota State (01-31-09) After an early season injury as a sophomore which sidelined her for a couple games, Stephanie returned to the lineup and contributed well down the stretch. As a sophomore she was just as consistent as her freshman year.
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Mayer Profiles No. 14 Alex Mader Freshman Position: Guard % Height: 57" Hometown: Miles City, MT Major: Civil Engineering
Alex is pulling double duty as a freshman playing basketball this season as well as volleyball. Alex is a talented athlete that is good at seeing the court and distributing the ball to an open teammate which is similar to her volleyball skill as she does the same thing at the setter position.
No. 20 Mandy Willmore Freshman Position: Guard Height: 5'5" Hometown: Rock Springs, WY Major: IS/ Pre-professional Health
Mandy has earned a number of honors, which include: the 2008 Marines Corp Distinguished Athlete Award; was named to the 2007-08 All State Wyoming Basketball team; was a two-time All Conference selection; earned a spot on the 2008 Wyoming AH Star Team; named to the 2008 Wyoming Coaches Association South All Star Team; was named to the 2008 Energy Classic All Tournament Te%mj sarned a spot on the 2007 End-of-the-Oregon-Trail All Tournament Team; and was also All Conference Volleyball in 2005 and 2006.
Mayer Profiles No. 22 Ariel Granillo Sophomore Position: Guard Height: 5'6" ^X,> Hometown: Chandler, AZ Major: Industrial Engineering Career Highs: Points: 16 vs. Dakota State (1-31-09) vs. Valley City State (2-22-09) Rebounds: 6 vs. Rocky Mountain College (11-14-08) Ariel did a fine job making the transition to the collegelellff She averaged almost 10 points a game and had a four-game streak where she scored over 10 points at the beginning of the season. She is also very skilled at handling the basketball and running the offense for the Lady Hardrockers. YEAR
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No. 24 Maria Luze Sophomore Position: Guard Height: 5'8" Hometown: Brookings, SD Major: Chemistry Career Highs: Points: 18 vs. Dakota Wesleyan (11-10-08) Rebounds: 5 vs. Dakota Wesleyan, (11-10-08) & \, vs. Rocky Mountain, (11-14-08) & vs. Jamestown Coli
Maria proved to be a real asset to the Lady Hardrockers as a freshman. She contributed often to help her team. She proved to be a good player around the perimeter but also showed skills driving to the basket. After a year in the system she should be poised to have a very productive season. YEAR
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Player Profiles No. 30 Bethany Holyoak Sophomore Position: Forward/Post Height: 6'1" ^%^ Hometown: Moorcroft, WY Major: Industrial Engineering Career Highs: Points: 26 vs. Holy Names (12-29-08) Rebounds: 13 vs. Rocky Mountain, (11-14-08) & vs. Valley City State (02-18-09) Bethany had an outstanding junior campaign, leading the Hardrockers in scoring, rebounding and blocking. She breached 1,000 points and recorded 12 double-double on the season. She was a force at both ends of the court in the paint, racking up points at one end while collecting a conference high number of blocks at the other. YEAR
Player Profiles No. 32 Jerika Ihnen Junior Position: Forward/Centef% Height: 5'10" Hometown: Tea, SD Major: Interdisciplinary Sciences Career Highs: Points: 19 vs. Northwestern,(11-23-07) & vs. Dickinson State, (01-26-08) Rebounds: 14 vs. Jamestown College (01-12-08)
Jerika is developing into quite a well-balanced player. Not only is she contributing on the offensive end with good point production, she is also doing well at the other end rebounding and blocking shots in the lane. Her junior year should be her best yet.
No. 40 Hillary Hawkins Freshman Position: Guard Height: 57" Hometown: Elizabeth, CO Major: Chemical Engineering Hawkins is a versatile 5-foot-7-inch guard who can play a number of positions on the basketball court. During her senior campaign for the Elizabeth High School Cardinals, Hawkins averaged 15.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Player Profiles No. 44 Silke Forstmann Junior
Position: Post Height: 6'4" Hometown: Wiesloch, Germany Major: Chemistry Silke was a real find for the Lady Hardrockers. She transferred into the program after spending the last two seasons at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. She helped guide the Northeastern Generals to a 29-2 overall mark this past season and individually was named an Academic Ail-American.
No. 50 Leah Sen/or Position: Post/ Forwardj Height: 5'11" Hometown: Williston, ND Major: IS/ Pre-professional Health Career Highs: Points: 31 vs. Johnson and Wales (12-01-06) |] Rebounds: 11 vs. Dakota State (01-16-08) Leah is entering her fourth year as a Lady Hardrocker and is proving to be a versatile weapon. She is a good player underneath the basket, but can also step outside and shoot an accurate perimeter shot when called upon. YEAR
Player Profiles No. 52 Natasha Begay Junior Position: Guard Height: 57" Hometown: Page, AZ Major: Industrial Engineering Career Highs: Points: 15 vs. Carroll College (11-22-08) vs. Hastings College (11-28-08) Rebounds: 4 vs. Rocky Mountain (11-21-08) After transferring in last season, Natasha has absorbed the Lady Hardrocker style of play very well. With a year of experience under her belt she should be able to do some impressive things around the perimeter for the SD Mines. YEAR
Lady Rotiers Have Good Mix of Talent By Brad Blume Sports Information Director South Dakota School of Mines RAPID CITY â€” The South Dakota School of Mines women's basketball team begins the 2009-10 season a little different from the previous few. This year the Lady Hardrockers actually have a healthy mix of seasoned players to go along with a talented younger group which could prove to be a good recipe for success. "It's nice to have some upperclassmen," said Lady Hardrocker head women's basketball coach Barb Felderman. "There was a year there that we didn't have any seniors, so it's nice to have some of those veteran players that know the system and are good teachers to our younger players." The 'Rockers have three seniors this year in Bethany Holyoak, Leah Sundby and Natasha Begay and a solid group of juniors including: Stephany Bjustrom, Jerika Ihnen and Whitney Ashford. These six upperclassmen have spent some quality minutes on the court and know how to run Felderman's system. They will be looked at to teach the younger hoopsters and lead the team where they want to go. Add in sophomores Arial Granillo and Maria Luze and the SD Mines women's team has a solid returning lineup. "There is still a learning curve. The transition for those younger players is hard," Felderman said. "There is just so much difference between the high school level and college level â€” in every aspect. But once they get a few games under their belts, hopefully it will start to fall into place. The newcomers on the team this year are Silke Forstmann, a junior transfer from Northeast Junior College in Colorado; Amanda Willmore, a sophomore who was an all state player from Wyoming, Shalane Hampp, a sophomore transfer from Pikesville College in Kentucky; Alex Mader, a freshman from Miles City, Mont.; and Hillary Hawkins, a freshman from Elizabeth, Colo. "I think our young players will contribute a lot, but there is still that period of adjustment," Felderman added. Holyoak, a 6-foot-l-inch post player from Moorcroft, Wyo., is the Hardrockers top returner. She led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocking in 2008-09, averaging 14.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Holyoak was a Dakota Athletic Conference First Team selection, was the DAC's top blocker with 45 last season and has scored over 1,000 points as a Hardrocker in just three years. Begay, a 5-7 guard from Page, Ariz., was new to the team last year and was used in a supporting role. Felderman said Begay has quick hands, is good on defense and is a great perimeter shooter. Her time on the court should go up this season. Sundby, a 5-11 forward from Williston, N.D., has been with the Lady 'Rockers since she was a freshman and her roles have changed and developed in that span. Felderman said Sundby is capable of being one of the team's top contributors. She has an excellent outside shot, has a variety of post moves, is very strong and can jump out of the gym.
lady Rockers Have Good Mix of Talent Ihnen, a 5-10 forward/post from Tea, S.D., plays the game with a lot of heart according to Felderman and is a huge leader, emotionally and physically, for the Hardrockers. She has a good knowledge of the Lady Hardrockers' philosophies this year and is expected to do some big things for SDM. Last year Ihnen averaged 10 points a game and was the second leading blocker in the conference (38) behind her teammate Holyoak. Bjustrom was sidelined for the first part of last year due to surgery, but Felderman said she is looking for the 5-7 guard from Algona, Iowa, to step up her game this season. She is a great defender and also has touch from the outside. Last year she averaged just under six points a game. Ashford, a 5-7 guard from Littleton, Colo., is also a good shooter from long range and will certainly provide depth to the Lady Hardrockers' roster. Granillo played in almost every game last season in the point-guard spot. This year she will be looked at again to take charge of the 'Rocker offense but Felderman said Granillo can play a couple spots and should be in a dual role all year. Last season Granillo put up 8.6 points a game. Luze, a 5-8 guard, also provided some quality minutes last season. The head coach said the Brookings, S.D.,
native really picked up her game toward the end of last year and hopes that momentum will carry
over as the 2009-10 season gets underway. Forstmann, a 6-4 post, from Wieslich, Germany, adds a new dimension to the SDM lineup. She has a nice outside shot and runs the court well for a tall girl â€” and with her height, Forstmann may make opponents a little leery about coming into the paint. Willmore is a 5-5 guard from Rock Springs, Wyo., who Felderman says is really quick, a good passer, can penetrate and is a good three-point shooter. Hampp, a 5-4 guard from Duncan Falls, Ohio, is a carbon copy of Willmore with her speed, ball handling ability as well as shot selection and should do good things for the Hardrockers this year. Mader is pulling double duty and won't join the basketball team until the 2009 volleyball season concludes in mid-November. Felderman said the 5-7 guard from Mile City, Mont., comes from a successful high school program and that Mader has good penetration skills and is a very athletic player. Hawkins, a 5-7 guard from Elizabeth, Colo., will be looked at to contribute right away. She has a knack for rebounding and can play either inside or outside. Hawkins has an excellent perimeter shot and according to Felderman is the complete package. "The biggest challenge will be blending the newcomers with the nucleus that we have," Felderman said. "We just need time together and we are getting better every week of practice. We have a very tough schedule again this season." The Lady Hardrockers have had difficulty filling a full lineup the past couple years, making things stressful for the players on the court, but with more numbers on the roster this year and more
Lady Roefcers Have Good Mix of T alent opportunities to rotate players in and out, the Hardrockers should be able to do things during games to give them the advantage. "We have more depth and we should be able to establish more pressure with our guards and we will have more outside shooting ability which was a weakness last year/' Felderman said. The main area of concern for the Hardrockers is the same as it has been for the past few seasons â€” rebounding. SD Mines finished sixth in the DAC a year ago, averaging almost 38 rebounds per contest. "That's been an Achilles' heel the last couple of years and it's been kind of a mental thing," Felderman said. "We need to develop that mind set and fix that aspect of our game." Looking at the conference, the DAC is probably one of the most difficult in the NAIA. Felderman said it is impossible to predict how each team will finish because the league holds so much parody. "It's tough as usual," the coach said. Jamestown College returns most of their starters and Black Hills State is thought to be very athletic with a lot of seasoned veterans as well. Dickinson State has lots of depth on its squad and can execute its offense to perfection. Minot State and Valley City are traditionally always tough and Felderman feels that won't change this year. Dakota State is the only mystery with a completely brand new lineup. "I think it will come down to the very end in regards to who comes out on top," Felderman said of the DAC.
Last season the Hardrockers finished with a 10-19 overall record and were 6-8 in conference play, finishing fifth in the DAC standings. Felderman is hoping to improve on that and get her team back to the top of the conference as well as the NAIA. "We have such a rich tradition here at the School of Mines. We want to get back on track with that," Felderman said referring to her teams' 13 visits to the NAIA national tournament. "But it all goes back to the old cliche of just one game at a time. It's going to be hard because of our schedule and the teams in the area that we play." The Hardrockers schedule has them playing some of last year's top tier teams so Felderman will be able to gauge her squad early and see where they are and what adjustments need to be made. "We should grow each game we play. It's really tough (at SD School of Mines) because our kids have to think a lot about academics," Felderman said. "Our schedule this year may make things a little easier because we aren't on the road a lot as we've been in the past. We are hoping that gives us a little bright spot."
lady Hardrocif er History 508-397 Ail-Time Program Record .561 Winning Percentage Barb Felderman
421-344 .550 1981-present (28 Years)
86-53 .619 1975-1981 (6 Years)
Year 1980-1981 1979-1980* 1978-1979* 1977-1978 1976-1977
18-6 17-6 4-16
Conference Champions NAIA National Tournament Appearances (2005, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, & 1994) Final Four Appearances (1999 & 1998)
Lady Hardrocker Individual Records POINTS
2,422 - Jami Barraclough (1996-00)
698 - Jami Barraclough (1999-00)
42 - Jami Barraclough (1998-99)
Season .839- Donna Coyle (1985-86) Game 1.000 - Marissa Richards (2000-01) 12/12 FIELD GOALS
Career 1,102 - Terri Meyer (1978-81)
Career 732 Jami Barraclough (1996-00
Season 348 - Terri Meyer (1980-81)
Season 262-Jami Barraclough (1999-00)
Game 31 - Jane Barnes (1976-77)
Game 16-Jami Barraclough (1998-99)
31-Leah Novicki (1994-95) ASSISTS
Career 1,621 - Kori Hoff (1994-98)
Career 492 - Elaine Foy (1995-99)
Season 493 -Jami Barraclough (1999-00)
Season 217 - Maria Possum (1994-95)
Game 36-Melanie Vedvei (2005-08)
Game 19 - Maria Possum (1994-95) STEALS
Career .528 Jami Barraclough (1996-00)
Career 420 - Melanie Vedvei (2004-08)
Season .569 - Steph Law (1989-90)
Season 124 - Melanie Vedvei (2004-08)
Game .833 (10/12) -Jami Zilles (2002-03) (Minimum 8 attempts)
Game 11 - Melanie Vedvei (2004-08) 3 PT. MADE
FREE THROWS Career 153 - Ann Konechne (1994-99) MADE
Season 69 - Ann Konechne (98-99) Career 555 - Melanie Vedvei (2004-08) Game 6 - Ann Konechne (1998-99) Season 199 - Melanie Vedvei (2006-07) Game 6 - Jennie Malone (2005-06) Game 17 - Melanie Vedvie (2004-05) 3 PT. ATTEMPTS ATTEMPTS
Career450-Ann Konechne (1998-99) Career 777 - Stacie Vedvei (2002-05)
Season 188-Ann Konechne (1998-99) Season 267 -Jami Barraclough (1999-00)
Game 11-Ann Konechne (1998-99) Game 20 - Jami Barraclough (1999-00), Melanie Vedvei (2005-06)
Lady Hardrocker Team Records Current as of March 2009 Points Season 2,611 (1998-99) Game 108 - vs. Johnson and Wales University (2006-07) Average 81.0 (1997-98) Rebounds Season 1,402 (1977-78) Game 77 (1977-78) Average 61.0 (1977-78) Free Throws Made Season 633 (1998-99) Game 48 - vs. Johnson and Wales University (2006-07) Attempt Season 917 (1998-99) Game 47 - vs. Valley City State (2004-05) Percentage Season .739 549/743 (2002-2003) Field Goals Made Season 940 (1997-98) Game 41 - vs. Huron (1977-78) Attempt Season 2,178 (1997-98) Game 99 - vs. Chadron St. (1990-91) Percentage Season .444(1985-86) Game .617 37-60 vs. Mt. Marty (2000-2001) 3 Pt. Made Season 158 (1998-99) Game 12 - vs. Dordt College (1998-1999) 3 Pt. Attempt Season 491 (1998-99) Game 23 - vs. Univ. of Mary (2004-05) Most wins in a season 28 (1997-98) Most Consecutive wins 11 (1997-98) Best winning percentage .875 (1997-98) Games played in a season 34 (1998-99)
lady Hardrocier T cam Highs SD Mines 2008-09 Lady Hardrockers Season Stats Team High School of Mines
Total Points Field Goals Made
85 30 30 30 65 0.625 9 29 0.500 32 44
12/12/08 02/18/09 02/07/09 12/12/08 01/09/09 02/18/09 02/18/09 01/31/09 02/18/09 11/29/08 11/29/08 01/24/09 01/10/09 12/30/08 02/18/09 11/01/08 01/10/09 01/10/09 01/10/09 12/12/08 12/31/08 01/10/09 12/06/08
Total Rebounds Fouls Assists Turnovers Blocks Steals
vs Presentation College vs Valley City State vs Minot State vs Presentation College vs Minot State vs Valley City State vs Valley City State vs Dakota State vs Valley City State vs Doane College vs Doane College vs Valley City State vs Dickinson State vs Menlo College vs Valley City State vs Dordt College vs Dickinson State vs Dickinson State vs Dickinson State vs Presentation College vs Dominican vs Dickinson State vs Mayville State
Total Points Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempted Field Goal % 3pt Field Goals Made 3pt Field Goals Attempted 3pt Field Goal % Free Throws Made
102 37 78 0.529 12 26
vs Hastings College vs Hastings College vs Doane College vs Hastings College vs Rocky Mountain College vs Dakota State vs Minot State vs Jamestown College vs Jamestown College vs Carroll College vs Rocky Mountain College vs Doane College vs Doane College vs Mayville State vs Doane College vs Minot State vs Doane College vs Hastings College vs Mayville State vs Mi not State vs Doane College
11/28/08 11/28/08 11/29/08 11/28/08 11/21/08 01/31/09 02/07/09 02/19/09 01/23/09 11/22/08 11/21/08 11/29/08 11/15/08 01/30/09 11/29/08 01/09/09 11/29/08 11/28/08 12/06/08 01/09/09 11/15/08
Field Goals Attempted Field Goal % 3pt Field Goals Made 3pt Field Goals Attempted 3pt Field Goal % Free Throws Made Free Throws Attempted Free Throw % Offensive Rebounds Defensive Rebounds
Free Throws Attempted Free Throw % Offensive Rebounds Defensive Rebounds Total Rebounds
Fouls Assists Turnovers Blocks Steals
19 30 30 30 30 27 23 37
0.571 27 27 43 0.808 26 33 50 50 50 28 29 34 7 22