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GENERAL INFORMATION Name: University of Alaska Anchorage Website: Address: 3211 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Founded: 1977 Enrollment: 19,692 Nickname: Seawolves Colors: Green & Gold Home Court: Wells Fargo Sports Complex Opened: 1977 Capacity: 1,250 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Great Northwest Athletic Conference Chancellor: Fran Ulmer Athletics Director: Dr. Steve Cobb Athletic Dept. Phone: 907-786-1250 Sports Information Dir. (VB contact): Nate Sagan Office: 907-786-1295 Email: HISTORY First year of volleyball: 1980 All-time record: 415-409 (.503) NCAA appearances: 2 (1988, 1990)

SEAWOLF VOLLEYBALL On the Rise A proven winner as both a player and coach on the collegiate level, Michelle Earl brings an intense approach and an up-tempo style of play that should have the Seawolf program on the upswing in 2007. At UAA, Earl is beginning to put her imprint on the program, building around a solid group of returners with a tremendous recruiting class. “We’re still youthful overall,” said Earl. “But with the steady improvement that we have seen in our returning players, plus the confidence that we have in the newcomers, I feel like the future holds great things for Seawolf Volleyball.” One thing that will stay the same, however, is the Seawolves’ strong fan base in volleyball-mad Anchorage. For six of the past 10 years, UAA has ranked among the top 10 in Division II attendance, and with excitement about the new era, those figures are sure to grow.

2007 Alaska Anchorage Roster NO NAME


2 Rachel Kidwell


3 Alison Warick 5 Cristal Negron 6 Meghan Koizumi 8 Joanna Johnson



5-10 Jr. TR Bullhead City, Ariz. (River Valley HS/Arizona Western)

OH/DS 5-10 Fr. HS Edmonton, Alberta (Strathcona Composite HS) L/DS S OH

9 Samantha Calderwood DS


Jr. 2V Anchorage (Dimond HS)

5-9 So. 1V Waimanalo, Hawaii (Kalani HS) 5-10 Jr. TR Tustin, Calif. (THS/Orange Coast College) 5-6

Fr. RS Kenai (Kenai Central HS)

10 Rhea Cardwell


11 Jessica Morehouse



Jr. 2V Anchorage (Service HS)

12 Kaunnalli Self



Fr. HS Tuolumne, Calif. (Sonora HS)

13 Kim Stolk


6-1 Sr. 1V Lakewood, Calif. (Mayfair HS/Cerritos College)

14 Milica Micovic


RS Kayla O’Kelley


5-10 Jr. TR Prineville, Ore. (Crook County HS/Clackamas CC/ENMU)

5-11 So. TR Belgrade, Serbia (Colby [Kan.] CC) 6-1

Fr. HS Greenville, S.C. (Shannon Forest Christian HS)

HEAD COACH: Michelle Earl (Iowa, ’94), 3rd season at UAA (14th season overall) Junior back-row player Cristal Negron is UAA’s most experienced returnee with 46 appearances in the Green & Gold.

ASSISTANT COACH: Nicky Rose (Southwest Texas State, ’00), 8th season GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Sue Hovland (Georgia Southwestern State, ‘06), 2nd season

2007 Seawolf Profiles Kim Stolk - Sr. • • • •

No. 2 on squad with .186 att% 0.76 bpg (No. 13 GNAC) 13 kills vs St. Martin’s (10/7/06) 9 blks vs UAF (10/11/06)

Joanna Johnson - Jr.

• 2nd Team All-Orange Empire Conference in 2006 • Helped Orange Coast Coll. to back-to-back Calif. state titles

Jessica Morehouse - Jr.

• 2-year Seawolf letterwinner • 1.11 kpg, 0.54 bpg in 2006 • Played in 24 of 25 matches and 80 of 89 games as sophomore

Meghan Koizumi - So.

• 2006 Seawolf letterwinner • 2.21 dpg at DS position • 22 digs vs Briar Cliff (9/2/06)

Samantha Calderwood - Fr.

• Redshirted 2006 season • All-Northern Lights Conf. in ‘05 • Kenai Central HS Team MVP

Kaunnalli Self - Fr.

• Helped Sonora HS to two straight San Joaquin Section semfinal appearances & Valley Oak League titles in ‘04 & ‘05

Rhea Cardwell - Jr.

• JC hon. men. All-American • Led Clackamas CC to 41-9 mark & NWAACC runner-up finish

Rachel Kidwell - Jr.

2007 Schedule AUGUST 24-25 at Ferris State Invitational - Big Rapids, Mich. 24 at Ferris State

9 am

24 vs Saginaw Valley State

2 pm

25 vs Minnesota Crookston 25 vs Lake Superior State

11 am 1:30 pm

• Led Arizona Western to two straight Region I titles • 269 kills, 137 digs in 2006 • NJCAA Academic All-Amer.



7 pm

Cristal Negron - Jr.

8 at Alaska Fairbanks*

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13 at Central Washington*

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• 2-year Seawolf letterwinner • 1.94 dpg in 2006 • Earned 12 starts in 2006 and played in every match in ‘05

Milica Micovic - So.

• Starting setter at Colby (Kan.) CC in 2006 • Helped club squad to Belgrade championship in 2005

Kayla O’Kelley - Fr.

• Led Shannon Forest Christian HS to North Carolina smallschools state title in 2006

Alison Warick - Fr.

• 2-time team MVP at Strathcona Composite HS • Played for Griffins club team

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15 at Western Washington*

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27 at Seattle Pacific*

6 pm

29 at Northwest Nazarene*

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18 at Montana State Billings*

5 pm

20 at Seattle University*

6 pm


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1 at Saint Martin’s*

6 pm

3 at Western Oregon*

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Home matches in BOLD CAPS at Wells Fargo Sports Complex All times Alaska Daylight/Standard Time * Great Northwest Athletic Conference match

Senior Kim Stolk (left) and junior Jessica Morehouse (right) provide UAA with a powerful blocking and hitting combination in the middle.

Seawolf Coaching Staff Head Coach

assistant Coach

Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. Education: B.S., Health Promotion, Univ. of Iowa, 1994; Masters of Physical Education, Georgia Southwestern State, 1996 Phone: 907-786-1226 / Email:

Hometown: Anchorage Education: B.A., Exercise Sports Science, SW Texas State, 2000 Phone: 907-786-4855 Email:

Michelle Earl

Nicky Rose

As she begins her third season at the Seawolf helm in 2007, Michelle Earl is poised to take the UAA volleyball ­pro­gram to the next level. The fifth volleyball coach in UAA history, Earl came to UAA in 2005 from Georgia Southwestern State, where she compiled a 212-191 record over 10 seasons. At GSW, Earl started the program from scratch in 1995 and eventually led the Hurricanes to four conference titles in five years (1998-2002) and a berth in the 1999 NAIA National Tournament. Earl was ­recognized as GeorgiaAlabama-Carolina Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2003, and was the NAIA Region XIII Coach of the Year in 2000 as well. Earl was a junior college All-America ­outside hitter at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College (1989-91) before going on to star for the University of Iowa from 1991-92. She earned a bachelor of science in Health Promotion from Iowa in 1994, and went on to earn her masters degree in Physical Education from Georgia Southwestern in 1996. Earl’s coaching career began at her alma mater as a ­graduate assistant in 1993, and a year later she took over as head coach at Iowa Wesleyan College, helping that team improve its record from 6-24 to 16-28.

Nicky Rose enters her eighth season as an assistant coach with the Seawolves in 2007. Her primary responsibilities include ­recruiting, match preparation and on-court instruction. Rose was a four-year letterwinner at Southwest Texas State, where she earned second team All-Southland Conference ­honors as a sophomore, junior and ­senior. She earned Southland Conference Tournament MVP honors as a senior, and was named to the all-tournament team as a junior. The career record-holder for digs at Southwest Texas, Rose also received the school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in 1998. Rose established herself on the local ­volleyball scene as a prep star at Anchorage’s Dimond High School. GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Seawolf Record Book KILLS Match: 32, Cherie Knox vs Regis, 10/15/89 Season: 535, Jen Szczerbinski, 1992 Career: 1,691, Jen Szczerbinski, 1988-90, 92 KILLS PER GAME Match: 10.6, Cherie Knox vs Regis, 10/15/89 Season: 4.1, Jen Szczerbinski, 1992 Career: 3.76, Mindy Cason, 2002-03 ATTACK PERCENTAGE Match (min. 10 att.): .909, Janelle Veith (10-0-11) vs Seattle U., 10/20/01 Season: .333, Tammy Middaugh, 1982 Career: .250, Michelle Harlamert, 1989-91, 93 TOTAL BLOCKS Match: 17, Michelle Harlamert vs Bellarmine, 10/1/93 Season: 176, Vickie Maas, 1992 Career: 499, Vickie Maas, 1989-92

SERVICE ACES Match: 9, Tegan Bosard vs Western New Mexico, 10/27/97 Season: 57, Sandra Kirtley, 1995 Career: 162, Jen Szczerbinski, 1988-92 DIGS Match: 39, Jen Szczerbinski vs Chaminade, 10/19/90 Season: 604, Jen Szczerbinski, 1990 Career: 2,108, Jen Szczerbinski, 1988-90,92 ASSISTS Match: 75, Janelle Morrisette vs St. Cloud State, 8/25/00 Season: 1,522, Tracy Zink, 1990 Career: 3,853, Janelle (Morrisette) Veith, 19982001

Sue Hovland

Hometown: Peyton, Colo. Education: B.S., Exercise Sports Science, Georgia SW State, 2006 Phone: 907-786-1283

Sue Hovland returns to the Seawolf staff in

2007 for her second season as a graduate assistant coach. In addition to on-court and administrative coaching roles with the volleyball team, she is also in charge of the overall conditioning program for all six Seawolf women’s teams. Givan graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Ga., where she played volleyball under current Seawolf mentor Michelle Earl for two seasons. She also lettered in cross country and tennis at GSW. Hovland earned her associate’s degree from South Florida Community College in 2003, where she played tennis and volleyball as well.

Facilities The Seawolves play their home matches in the comfortable ­confines of the 1,250-seat Wells Fargo Sports Complex, ­conveniently located in the heart of the UAA ­campus. UAA studentathletes also train at the Complex, taking advantage of the ­facility’s recently ­refurbished weight room, swimming pool and indoor ­jogging track.

The University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team is proud to have Extended Stay Deluxe hotels as its official sponsor for the 2007 season. With Alaska locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, Extended Stay Deluxe features oversized suites with full kitchens and wireless web. Enjoy amenities like printer stations in the lobby, pillow-top mattresses, DVD players, and MP3-ready alarm clocks. It’s all designed to make you feel at home.

Stretching from Alaska to Oregon and now to Montana, the Great Northwest

Athletic Conference has quickly established itself as one of the most successful leagues in the NCAA Division II ranks. Founded in 2001, the GNAC features 10 schools — UAA, Alaska Fairbanks, Central Washington, Montana State Billings, Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, Seattle, Seattle Pacific, Western Oregon and Western Washington. MSU Billings joins the league as the newest member for the 2007-08 campaign. The Seawolves sponsor seven of the GNAC’s 14 sports — volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field.

This is UAA! ACADEMICS The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university, serving nearly 20,000 students through four primary campuses and numerous other sites in southcentral Alaska and the Aleutian chain. Academic units located on the Anchorage campus include the College of Arts and Sciences; College of Technical and Community Education; College of Health Education and Social Welfare; College of Business and Public Policy; and the School of Engineering. Organized research units at UAA complement the academic programs and reflect the special character of the Univer­sity’s mission in Alaska. Research units include the Alaska Center for International Business, the American Russian Center, the Environment and Natural Resources Institute, the Center of Alcohol and Addic­tion Studies, the center for Economic Education, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Center for Human Development, the Institute of Social and Economic Research and the Justice Center. UAA operates on a semester system. Fifteen semester credits are a normal class load and a minimum of 120 credits are required to complete a bachelor’s degree. The attractive, wooded campus is an urban oasis with residential wildlife populations of moose, waterfowl and birds.

ATHLETICS Nicknamed the Seawolves, UAA teams compete as members of NCAA Division I in hockey and gymnastics and NCAA Division II in all other sports, including basketball, volleyball, skiing, track & field, and cross country. UAA annually hosts the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout men’s and women’s basketball tournament – recognized as one of the top ­in-season tournaments in the nation – as well as the Nye Frontier Classic hockey tournament. Over the last three decades, the University of Alaska Anchorage has become a perennial national power in many of its sports. A total of 116 Seawolves have earned All-America honors since 1984 and UAA has produced several ­individual national champions. UAA athletes have enjoyed unprecedented success in the classroom. The entire UAA Athletic Department has compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ in 10 of the last 13 years. Through the years, UAA has produced ­several Academic All-Americans.

2007 Alaska Anchorage Volleyball guide  

2007 Alaska Anchorage Volleyball guide

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