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GENERAL INFORMATION Name: University of Alaska Anchorage Website: www.GoSeawolves.com Address: 3211 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Founded: 1977 Enrollment: 20,205 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: Dr. Elaine Maimon Athletics Director: Dr. Steve Cobb Athletic Dept. Phone: 907-786-1250 Sports Info. Dir. (WBB contact): Nate Sagan Office: 907-786-1295 Email: nate@uaa.alaska.edu HISTORY First year of Women’s Basketball: 1978-79 All-time record: 406-390 (.510) NCAA appearances: 6 (1986, 88, 89, 92, 94, 2000)

Sophomore guard LIMOR PELLEG

SEAWOLF BASKETBALL A New Direction A proven winner on the junior college level, Tim Moser brings his formula for success to the NCAA Division II ranks in 2006-07 as he prepares to take the University of Alaska Anchorage’s women’s basketball program to new heights. With 10 newcomers on this year’s squad, Moser has already put his imprint on the Seawolves and installed a newfound confidence in the squad. “We’re still young, but I’m impressed with our talent level early,” Moser said during preseason practice. “I feel confident that we can have success as we build the program to a championship level.”

2006-07 Roster NO NAME 0 Tasha McKoy 2 Jennifer Salazar 4 Meghan Vaughan

POS

HT

F

5-10

CL EXP

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE)

Jr.

Juneau (Juneau-Douglas HS/Peninsula [WA] College)

TR

G/F

5-9

Jr.

TR

Houston, Texas (South Houston HS/Garden City CC)

G

5-7

Sr.

TR

Dalton, Mass. (Wahconah Regional HS)

5 Limor Pelleg

G

5-5

So. 1V

Rishon LeZion, Israel (Israeli U-21 National Team)

11 Erin Cunningham

G

5-6

Jr.

RS

Yuba City, Calif. (Marysville HS/Yuba College)

13 Lezlie Brumage

G

5-4

Jr.

TR

Strasburg, Colo. (SHS/Otero JC)

15 Keyona Brooks

G

5-4

Fr. HS

Fresno, Calif. (Central HS)

20 Tenecia Lockard

F/C

6-1

Sr. 2V

Anchorage (East HS/San Jose State)

21 Maria Nilsson

G/F

6-0

Jr.

Skövde, Sweden (Northeast [Neb.] CC)

24 Tristan Burnett

G

5-9

So. 1V

Oregon City, Ore. (OCHS)

25 Mari Callahan

F

5-8

Sr. 1V

Roosevelt, Utah (RHS/Western Wyoming CC)

35 Jamie Brown

G

5-7

Fr. HS

Wasilla (WHS)

41 Kat Harley

C

6-2

Fr. HS

Calgary, Alberta (Bishop O’Byrne HS)

43 Jayci Stone

G/F

5-10

54 Rebecca Kielpinski

C

6-2

RS LaToya Riggins

F

5-11

Sr.

TR

TR

Goodland, Kan. (GHS/Colby CC/New Mexico State)

So. 1V

Mandan, N.D. (MHS)

Jr.

Moreno Valley, Calif. (Canyon Springs HS/Riverside CC)

TR

HEAD COACH: Tim Moser (Colorado State-Pueblo, 1998), 1st season ASSISTANT COACH: Rebecca Alvidrez (Adams State, ’06), 1st season GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Nick Ball (Colorado State, ’05), 1st season

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2006-07 Schedule

Seawolf Seniors & Returners Mari Callahan - Sr.

• Team’s 2nd-leading scorer (9.9 ppg) in 2005-06 • 4.2 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg • Career-high 27 pts in win vs NNU

Jayci Stone - Sr.

• Transfer from D-I New Mexico St. • All-Region & All-Conf. at Colby CC with 14.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg • JC Academic All-American

Tenecia Lockard - Sr. • • • •

Team’s only 2-yr letterwinner Career 6.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg Transfer from D-I San Jose St. 3-time state champ at East HS

Meghan Vaughan - Sr.

• Practiced with D-I Boston College for 4 years • 2-time All-Western Mass in HS • Master’s student at UAA

Tristan Burnett - So.

Erin Cunningham - Jr.

Rebecca Kielpinski - So.

Limor Pelleg - So.

• Redshirted 2005-06 season after ACL surgery • Team MVP and All-Conference at Yuba College

• 7.8 ppg, 2.7 apg in 2005-06 • Shot team-best 38% 3FGs • UAA season-high 10 assists in win over E. New Mexico

• • • •

Freshman All-American GNAC Freshman of the Year 2nd Team All-Region & All-Conf. 19.4 ppg, GNAC-best 9.9 rpg

• 7.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg in ‘05-06 • Ranked No. 4 in GNAC with 3.7 assists per game • 30 3FGs UAA frosh record

Seawolf Newcomers

Kat Harley

Tasha McKoy

Keyona Brooks

Jamie Brown

Lezlie Brumage

Maria Nilsson

LaToya Riggins

Jennifer Salazar

NOVEMBER 11 MID-CONTINENT 13 MID-CONTINENT

7 pm 7 pm

1-22 CARRS/SAFEWAY GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT^ 2 21 AIR FORCE 6 pm 22 UC RIVERSIDE or BUTLER 2:30 or 5 pm DECEMBER 1-2 Glacier Classic (at Fairbanks) 1 vs Fort Lewis 2 vs BYU-Hawaii

6 pm 6 pm

4 BYU-HAWAII 8 at Cal State-Monterey Bay 9 at Cal State-Monterey Bay 17 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE 29 NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR

7 pm 6 pm 6 pm 5 pm 7 pm

JANUARY 3 ALASKA FAIRBANKS* 6 at Northwest Nazarene* 11 SEATTLE UNIVERSITY* 13 WESTERN WASHINGTON* 18 at Central Washington* 20 at Seattle Pacific* 27 at Alaska Fairbanks*

7 pm 5 pm 7 pm 5 pm 4:30 pm 2 pm 7 pm

FEBRUARY 1 WESTERN OREGON* 3 SAINT MARTIN’S* 8 at Western Washington* 10 at Seattle University* 15 SEATTLE PACIFIC* 17 CENTRAL WASHINGTON* 24 NORTHWEST NAZARENE*

5:30 pm 5 pm 6 pm 6 pm 5:30 pm 5 pm 7 pm

MARCH 1 at Saint Martin’s* 3 at Western Oregon*

6 pm 4 pm

Home games in BOLD CAPS All home games (except Shootout) played at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex ^ at Sullivan Arena (complete schedule at GoSeawolves.com) * Great Northwest Athletic Conference game All times Alaska Standard Time

2006-07 Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Women’s Basketball Team

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Standing (left-to-right): Jennifer Salazar, Tasha McKoy, Jayci Stone, Mari Callahan, LaToya Riggins, Rebecca Kielpinski, Maria Nilsson, Tristan Burnett, Kat Harley. Sitting (l-r): Tenecia Lockard, Lezlie Brumage, Jamie Brown, Erin Cunningham, Limor Pelleg, Keyona Brooks, Meghan Vaughan.

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Seawolf Coaching Staff Head Coach

Tim Moser

Education: B.A., Social Sciences, Colorado State-Pueblo, 1998; Masters of Exercise Physiology, Adams State, 2006 Phone: 907-786-1040 Email: coachmoser@uaa.alaska.edu

Tim Moser, a former Seawolf player who built powerhouse programs in the junior

college ranks, is the new women’s basketball head coach at the University of Alaska Anchorage, athletic director Steve Cobb announced April 7, 2006. Moser comes to UAA from Otero (Colo.) Junior College, where he won 74 percent of his games and captured nine conference coach-of-the-year awards, while coaching both the women’s and men’s teams. He coached the OJC men exclusively the last two seasons, after leading the men and women simultaneously the previous six years. In six seasons with the Lady Rattlers, Moser compiled a 137-41 record and won five straight conference championships from 1998-02. With the men, he registered a 172-68 mark, winning four league titles. “I’m extremely excited about coming to UAA,” said Moser, who helped the Seawolf men to the NCAA Tournament as a reserve forward in 198990. “I’ve got an outstanding group of returning players to work with, and the athletic department staff seems like great people. I look forward to the challenge of coaching at the Division II level, and I see great opportunities for future success at UAA.” Moser’s student-athletes at OJC compiled an even more incredible record of success in the classroom, with the men ranking among the nation’s top five teams in terms of grade-point average for five straight years, and the women holding a top-10 academic rank for six years in a row. During Moser’s 14 combined seasons as head coach, the Rattlers produced 15 Academic All-Americans, 52 Academic All-Region performers, and all but one player graduated from the 2-year school. “Coach Moser’s winning percentage speaks for itself,” said Dr. Cobb. “But I’m even more impressed with his commitment to academics and producing well-rounded individuals off the court. He is someone who understands the big picture and that a successful program is founded on positive relationships with players, staff and the community.” Moser is the eighth head coach in Seawolf women’s history.

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assistant Coach

Rebecca Alvidrez Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Adams State, 2006 Phone: 907-786-4839 Email: alvidrez@uaa.alaska.edu

Rebecca Alvidrez enters her first season

at Alaska Anchorage in 2006-07 as the Seawolves’ top assistant coach. Alvidrez comes to UAA from Otero (Colo.) Junior College, where she was an assistant for the Rattlers’ highly successful men’s and women’s teams from 2002-06. Following a standout playing career at OJC that included a pair of conference titles, two JC All-America awards, and several school records, Alvidrez went on to star at Division I Montana State. At MSU, she was a two-time All-Big Sky Conference selection and the 2001 Big Sky Newcomer of the Year as the Bobcats’ point guard. In 2003-04, Alvidrez took a one-year sabbatical from OJC to play professional basketball in Sweden. The native of Albuquerque, N.M., earned her bachelor’s degree from Adams State (Colo.) College in 2006.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Nick Ball

Education: B.A., History, Colorado State, 2005 Phone: 907-786-1228 Email: nickball@uaa.alaska.edu

Nick Ball joins the Seawolf coaching staff as a graduate assistant coach in 2006-07. A former player at Division I Colorado State, Nick Ball brings both on-court and sideline experience to UAA. After playing two years for the Rams, he spent the 200506 campaign as an assistant coach for the men’s team at Div. II Colorado State-Pueblo. Prior to attending CSU, Ball was a twoyear standout at Otero Junior College, where he played under Moser. He was a captain one year, earning all-region honors. Ball earned an associate’s degree from OJC in 2003 and received his bachelor’s in history from CSU in 2005. He is currently working toward his masters in adult education at UAA.

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Facilities The Seawolves open the

season at the 8,700–seat Sullivan Arena in Midtown Anchorage. During the regular season the Seawolves play their home games in the comfortable confines of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

Stretching from Alaska to Oregon to Idaho, and

soon Montana, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference has quickly become one of the most successful leagues in NCAA Division II. Founded in 2001, the GNAC features nine schools – UAA, Alaska Fairbanks, Central Washington, Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific, Seattle University, Western Oregon and Western Washington – in six men’s and six women’s sports. In 2007-08, Montana State-Billings will bring the GNAC membership to 10. The Seawolves field GNAC teams in ­volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross ­country, and men’s and women’s track & field.

UAA hosts one of college basketball’s most prestigious tournaments every Thanksgiving week when it brings three Division I teams north for the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. Past

champions of the tournament include such elite D-I programs as Tennessee, Stanford, Louisiana Tech and Georgia. Of course, the Seawolves have made history twice themselves, winning the Shootout in 1990 and again in 2003. In 2006, UAA will host Air Force, Butler and UC Riverside in the 27th edition of the women’s Shootout. Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Champions

Sophomore guard Tristan Burnett and the Seawolves will challenge Air Force in the first round of the 2006 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

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1980 Iowa

1989 Stephen F. Austin

1997 Tennessee

1981 San Diego State

1990 ALASKA ANCHORAGE

1999 Kansas

1982 Minnesota

1991 Northern Illinois

2000 Ohio State

1983 Old Dominion

1992 Penn State

2001 Iowa

1984 Texas

1993 Hawaii

2002 Nevada

1985 Louisiana Tech

1994 Rhode Island

2003 ALASKA ANCHORAGE

1986 Northeast Louisiana

1994 Clemson

2004 Stanford

1987 New Orleans

1995 South Carolina

2005 Central Connecticut St.

1988 South Carolina

1996 Georgia

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This is UAA! ACADEMICS The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university, serving more than 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’s ­ athletic 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 ­ inseason 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 112 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.

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