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Women’s Basketball

2011-2012

Women’s Basketball

SARAH WATSON LAUREN CASSEL


2011-12 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Court.............Pam Evans Smith Arena (HPER Center) Capacity.........................................................................3,000 National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President................................................Dr. Mark H. Erickson Alma Mater...................................................Princeton, 1977 Athletics Director...........................................Garnett Purnell Alma Mater....................................................Cheyney, 1973 Athletics Phone............................................. (937) 327-6450

Coaching Staff

Head Coach.................................................... Sarah Jurewicz Alma Mater................................................ Wittenberg, 1998 E-mail...........................................sjurewicz@wittenberg.edu Record at Wittenberg...........................60-45 (2007-present) Career Record............................................................... Same Assistant Coach............................................... Kelly Mahlum Women’s Basketball Office.......................... (937) 327-6457 Athletic Trainer................................................. Ellen Crosbie Assistant Athletic Trainer.............................Greg Schneider Assistant Athletic Trainer........................... Mary McDonagh

Women’s Basketball History

First Year................................................ 1980 (first recorded) All-Time Record.............................................. 495-300 (.623) NCAC Regular Season Championships...........................13 NCAC Tournament Championships....................................7 NCAA Tournament Appearances........................................8 Last NCAA Tournament Appearance............................2004 Result............. W, 81-49 vs. Penn St.-Behrend (First Round) W, 51-48 at Messiah (Second Round) L, 51-68 vs. Scranton (at Messiah - Round of 16)

LYNDSEY CLARK

Team Information

2010-11 Overall Record.................................................12-14 2010-11 NCAC Record (Finish) ............................... 7-7 (5th) Letterwinners Returning......................................................8 Lindley Bell, Aimee Carpenter, Lauren Cassel, Lyndsey Clark, Kim Replogle, Sarah Skidmore, Sarah Watson, Cassie Whitley

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................3 Katherine Hueter, Ashanta Robinson, Jaclyn Willoughby

Starters Returning................................................................3 Lauren Cassel, Lyndsey Clark, Sarah Watson

Starters Lost.........................................................................2 Katherine Hueter, Jaclyn Willoughby

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KIM REPLOGLE

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CREDITS: 2011-12 Team Viewbook design by John Strawn ‘07, assistant director of sports information Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04


Coaching Staff Head Coach Sarah Jurewicz A member of the Wittenberg University women’s basketball family returned to her roots in 2007 as Sarah Jurewicz, class of 1998 and the program’s all-time leading scorer, took the head coaching reins at her alma mater for the 2007-08 season. She replaced one of her mentors, Pam Smith, a 1982 Wittenberg graduate and the university’s women’s basketball head coach for 21 years who passed away in 2007 after a long bout with cancer. After one year as the interim coach, in which she led the Tigers to records of 15-11 overall and 12-4 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), Jurewicz was named the permanent coach in March 2008. Jurewicz has one NCAC regular season title and two NCAC Tournament runner-up finishes to her credit through her first three seasons at the helm. Jurewicz returned to Springfield after four years as an assistant coach at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was involved in all aspects of the program, including post player development, scouting, community outreach programming and coordinating team travel. During her four seasons with the program, Colorado College improved from 2-20 in 200304 to 15-10 in 2005-06 before slipping back below .500 the next year. Prior to her stint at Colorado College, Jurewicz was an assistant in the women’s basketball program at Savannah College of Art and Design from 2000-03. Again involved in all aspects of the program, including practice preparation, post development, recruitment and game strategy, Jurewicz helped the team to two winning seasons in her three years, including a 19-7 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2001-02.

A native of Shakopee, Minn., Jurewicz is one of the all-time greats in Wittenberg women’s basketball history. Her teams posted a four-year record of 85-24 overall, including a phenomenal North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) record of 59-5. The Tigers won NCAC regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament three times during Jurewicz’s career - in 1995, 1996 and 1998. Jurewicz earned team Most Valuable Player honors three times in her Wittenberg career, and she garnered All-NCAC awards all four years of her collegiate career, including first-team designations in 1995, 1996 and 1998 and Newcomer of the Year honors in 1995. A post player by trade, Jurewicz holds the school record for career points with 1,297, and she also ranks ninth in career assists, seventh in steals and second in career rebounds. Her name appears numerous times in the history books for game and season records, and in 2004 she was one of two Wittenberg alums selected to the NCAC All-Second Decade Team. Jurewicz’s efforts as a student-athlete earned her a spot in the Wittenberg Athletics Hall of Honor in 2008, one year after she had returned to the Tigers as head coach. A three-year captain for the Tigers, Jurewicz also earned varsity letters in track and field in 1995 and 1996. Wittenberg’s NCAC female scholarathlete award-winner in 1998, Jurewicz even earned All-NCAC honors for her performance in the discus in 1996. Jurewicz earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Wittenberg, and she also holds a master of fine arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. A 2006 Shakopee High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, Jurewicz has also served her previous educational institutions in an academic capacity, teaching a variety of art classes at both Savannah College of Art and Design and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Assistant Coach Kelly Mahlum Kelly Mahlum joins the Wittenberg staff in her first year as a full-time assistant coach for the Tigers following three years as a volunteer assistant. Mahlum brings a wealth of experience, highlighted by a sevenyear stint as the head coach of Colorado College from 2001-08. A 1993 graduate of the College of St. Benedict (Minn.), Mahlum earned her master’s degree in athletic administration from St. Cloud State. A fundamentally sound teacher of the sport, Mahlum provides positionspecific player development and shooting lessons to

players of any age or experience level. Previously, Mahlum coached a variety of sports at the collegiate level, including volleyball, basketball and softball at Randolph Macon College.In 1999, Mahlum took the head coaching position at Greensboro College, where she led the Pride for two seasons before going to Colorado College. A four-year starter for St. Benedict, Mahlum was named a Kodak AllAmerican, and was inducted into the institution’s Hall of Honor as an individual in 2004, and as a team member in 2008. She currently resides in Springfield, Ohio.

Head Coaching Ledger Name

Year(s)

Seasons

Games

Wins

Losses

Win Pct.

Bruce Rasor

1980-83

3

49

17

32

.347

Irma O’Dell

1983-85

2

45

13

32

.289

Mike Durbin

1985-86

1

26

4

22

.154

Pam Smith

1986-2007

21

570

401

169

.704

Sarah Jurewicz

2007-present

4

105

60

45

.608

Totals

1980-present 31

795

495

300

.623

2011-2012 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL


Campus Wittenberg’s stunning 95-acre, rolling, wooded terrain is situated in the heart of Springfield, Ohio. An impressive blend of traditional European classicism and contemporary architecture is abundant amongst the 26 buildings throughout campus.

The University

ADMISSION Wittenberg consistently selects academically strong students. Of entering freshman, approximately 65 percent graduated in the top fifth of their high school classes. Each new class combines National Merit Scholars, Ohio Academic scholars and Lutheran Scholars. STUDENTS What strikes most people when they visit Wittenberg is the genuine friendliness and welcoming nature of the campus and its residents. There are more than 1,950 full-time students currently enrolled, representing more than 37 states and approximately 23 foreign countries; 45 percent of students are male, 56 percent are female. Faculty Wittenberg’s 195 outstanding classroom instructors all consider students their top priority. With an average class size of 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, Wittenberg faculty and students have numerous opportunities for meaningful interaction both in and out of the classroom. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Wittenberg has more than 60 majors, minors and special programs from which to choose. Among these majors are such outstanding interdisciplinary programs as East Asian Studies, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology.

MYERS HALL OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES Wittenberg encourages off-campus opportunities that complement the classroom experience: pursuing an internship, studying abroad, and getting involved in the community through volunteer programs and community service. STUDENT LIFE More than 150 campus organizations offer opportunities not only to have fun, but to gain management and leadership experience while at Wittenberg. These include 11 national fraternities and sororities, the Outdoors Club, WUSO radio station, Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Student Senate, Pre-Health Club and many more. ATHLETICS Wittenberg enjoys a long-standing reputation as an athletics powerhouse, fielding winning teams in many different sports. Wittenberg competes annually against the best competition that NCAA Division III has to offer. The athletics department offers 23 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women.

THE HOLLOW

RESIDENTIAL LIFE Wittenberg students live on campus in residence halls their first two years. Upperclassmen may choose to stay in the residence halls or move into Wittenberg’s campus housing, which includes apartments, houses and fraternity and sorority houses. FINANCIAL AID More than 98 percent of students are awarded financial aid at Wittenberg, thanks to the generosity and loyal support of more than 26,000 living alumni.

www.wittenberg.edu

WEAVER CHAPEL


Athletics Facilities

ROSENCRANS FITNESS CENTER

PAM EVANS SMITH ARENA

Wittenberg Athletics Facilities The Wittenberg athletic facilities, a unique blend of old and new, provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational and fitness activities. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) is the centerpiece of athletic activity. The main unit can be converted to three full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts or three tennis courts. It seats 3,000 spectators for intercollegiate athletic events, and 4,300 for concerts and other public events. A second unit houses six raquetball courts with an upper balcony for instruction and a 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a spectator viewing area. An athletic training room, locker rooms and team rooms are also located in the HPERC, which connects to the Wittenberg Field House, home of the Tigers since 1929, which houses offices and a state-of-the-art weight training facility. A 4,622-square-foot extension off the front of the HPERC opened in August 2005. The Bob Rosencrans Hall of Honor Fitness Center includes a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular equipment.

EDWARDS-MAURER FIELD

Edwards-Maurer Field and Earl F. Morris Track were renovated in 2005. EdwardsMaurer Field has a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface and Earl F. Morris Track is a 400-meter track outfitted with a similarly cutting-edge surface. The entire complex is lighted, and also serves as home to the Tiger football, track, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The David and Georgianna Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 lighted tennis courts with a Dynaflex surface. Six of the courts are lighted, including two sunken center courts with space for seating. Situated a few blocks from campus are Bill Edwards Field, which offers playing and practice fields, and Betty Dillahunt field, home of the Tiger softball team. Less than two miles from campus Carleton Davidson Stadium, which opened in 2004, is the home of Tiger baseball. Owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Carleton Davidson Stadium has seating capacity of 1,061, nearly half of which is under cover, a media center, locker rooms with showers and secured storage.

HPER CENTER NATATORIUM

CARLETON DAVIDSON STADIUM

2011-2012 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL


SCHEDULE/RESULTS Nov. 16 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 23 Dec. 1 Dec. 4 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 12 Jan. 15 Jan. 19 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 12 Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 22

BALDWIN-WALLACE vs. Fontbonne ^ vs. North Park ^ CAPITAL at Mount Union at Allegheny* at Trine vs. Kalamazoo % at Hope % HANOVER # MOUNT ST. JOSEPH # OBERLIN* HIRAM* OHIO WESLEYAN* at Kenyon* DENISON* at Wooster* at Cedarville at Oberlin* KENYON* ALLEGHENY* at Ohio Wesleyan* WOOSTER* at Denison* at Hiram* at Kenyon +

* NCAC Game ^ Adrian College Tip-Off + NCAC Tournament

L, 52-70 W, 70-51 W, 70-64 L, 64-72 L, 62-75 L, 78-81 W, 69-38 W, 65-53 L, 48-69 L, 60-64 W, 71-54 W, 67-56 W, 71-64 L, 53-65 W, 74-65 L, 49-60 W, 61-46 L, 71-82 L, 64-67 W, 61-51 L, 75-79 L, 69-75 W, 79-50 L, 60-62 W, 72-61 L, 59-70

2010-11 Season

LINDLEY BELL

% Hope Classic # Zimmerman Classic

POSTSEASON AWARDS All-NCAC: First Team – Katherine Hueter Second Team – Sarah Watson

AIMEE CARPENTER

In 2010-2011, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won 5 North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in field hockey, football, volleyball, men’s golf and men’s lacrosse • Finished in the top 5 in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 18 of 23 sports • Finished 2nd in the final standings for the NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned 4 NCAC Player/Performer of the Year trophies • Earned 6 NCAC Coach of the Year trophies • Placed 109 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 18 student-athletes on all-region teams and 12 on All-America teams • Earned 7 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District awards and 2 Academic All-America awards • Finished 59th in the NACDA Director’s Cup (all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by 6 teams and 2 individuals

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2011-12 Season 2011-12 Women’s Basketball Schedule 11/15 at BALDWIN-WALLACE

8 p.m.

11/19 vs. BARUCH ^

4 p.m.

11/20 CONSOLATION/CHAMPIONSHIP ^ 11/22 at CAPITAL

7:30 p.m.

11/30 EARLHAM

7 p.m.

12/3 OBERLIN*

1 p.m.

12/7 KENYON*

7:30 p.m.

12/17 at THOMAS MORE

1 p.m.

12/29-30 ZIMMERMAN CLASSIC

1/6 at HIRAM*

6 p.m.

1/7 at ALLEGHENY*

4 p.m.

1/14 DENISON* 1/18 at KENYON*

1 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

1/21 at WOOSTER*

2 p.m.

1/25 DePAUW*

6 p.m.

1/28 at OBERLIN*

1 p.m.

1/31 OHIO WESLEYAN*

7 p.m.

2/3 HIRAM*

7 p.m.

2/4 ALLEGHENY*

1 p.m.

2/8 at DENISON*

7 p.m.

2/11 WOOSTER*

1 p.m.

2/15 at DePAUW*

6 p.m.

2/18 at OHIO WESLEYAN*

1 p.m.

CASSIE WHITLEY

2/21-25 NCAC TOURNAMENT

*NCAC Game

^ Chuck Resler Tourn., Univ. of Rochester

To schedule a home game visit, contact Coach Jurewicz at sjurewicz@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6457

SARAH SKIDMORE

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2011-2012 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL


Statement of Responsibility for Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Wittenberg Athletics Philosophy

Student-athletes are primarily responsible for balancing academics and athletics. However, recognizing the pressure that studentathletes face from competing time demands placed upon them by both professors and coaches, we establish the following statement of responsibility. The statement assumes that the student’s primary responsibility is to academic coursework and that practice sessions are always subordinate to class attendance. Students should work with advisers to schedule courses so that practices and contests are not in conflict with academic courses. Student-athletes are expected to contact professors in advance in order to resolve conflicts between class attendance and participation in athletic contests. It is recommended that student-athletes miss not more than four sessions of any class in a semester for regular season athletic contests. Permission of a Faculty Athletic Representative is required before additional excused absences will be permitted. Coaches will, as necessary, establish and maintain communications with the professors of team athletes regarding academic progress. Professors should feel free to contact coaches regarding the academic responsibilities of student-athletes.

The Wittenberg Athletic Department is an integral part of the university that strives to achieve the same standards of excellence that exist within various academic disciplines at the university. Further, the athletic department embraces the concept that the student-athletes are first and foremost students, possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body. Wittenberg University is committed to the principles and practices of amateurism, student-athlete welfare, gender equity, sportsmanship and fair play, cultural diversity and overall athletics excellence, and this commitment shall reflect in every aspect of the athletics departmental operations.

TIGER UP!

The North Coast Athletic Conference and Wittenberg University work together to encourage good sportsmanship on the court, on the field and in the stands. The Wittenberg Athletics Department expects all competitors and spectators to help maintain an open, accepting and competitive environment in order to promote positive, enjoyable experiences for all involved with Division III athletics.

2011-12 Wittenberg Women's Basketball Team Viewbook  

2011-12 Wittenberg Women's Basketball Team Viewbook

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