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Willamette Basketball Information Women’s Basketball 2006-07 Bearcat Women’s Basketball Quick Facts Head Coach..................................... Bruce Henderson WU Record.......................................... 5-19 (2nd year) Career Record...................................... 5-19 (2nd year) Alma Mater....................................... Willamette, 1984 Office Phone........................................ (503) 370-6657 Assistant Coach.......................................Anne Lapray Assistant Coach..............................Michelle Severson Assistant Coach............................... Sarah Hedgepeth Conference Titles.......................................................11 • NWC Championships................ 1994-95, 1995-96 • NCIC Championshps............... 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 • WCIC Championships.............. 1972-73, 1974-75, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1983-84 2005-06 Overall Record........................................5-19 2005-06 NWC Record.......................0-16 (9th Place) Players Returning/Lost.......................................... 7/7 Starters Returning/Lost......................................... 3/2

Willamette General Information Location....................................................... Salem, Oregon Founded......................................................................... 1842 Enrollment..............1,916 Undergraduate; 2,524 Overall President.................................................Dr. M. Lee Pelton Dean of Campus Life.............................Bob Hawkinson Faculty Athletic Representative........................ Jerry Gray Director of Athletics....................................Mark Majeski Nickname................................................................Bearcats Colors.............................................Cardinal and Old Gold National Affiliation............................NCAA Division III Conference......................Northwest Conference (NWC) Arena (Capacity)...................... Cone Field House (2,500) Assistant Athletic Director.......................... Judy Gordon Assistant Athletic Director..........................Skip Kenitzer Administrative Assistant.............................. Leslie Wright Head Athletic Trainer.....................................Shane Wibel Assistant Athletic Trainer.........................Deborah Cagle Assistant Athletic Trainer............................. Erin Scharer Athletics Marketing Coord..............Megan Fitzsimmons Athletics Comm. Director...................Robert McKinney Athletics Comm. Phone............................(503) 370-6110 Athletics Comm. E-mail....... rmckinne@willamette.edu Press Row Phone.......................................(503) 871-2704 Athletics Department Phone...................(503) 370-6420 Athletics Department FAX......................(503) 370-6379 Athletics Web Site.............www.willamette.edu/athletics

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Rebekah Wells controls the ball.

Tracie Nygaard drives to the basket.

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General Information.........................................................1 Willamette University.................................................... 2-3 Willamette Administration................................................4 Athletics Department........................................................5 Athletic Training/Physicians............................................5 Athletic Facilities................................................................6 City of Salem......................................................................7 Head Coach Bruce Henderson........................................8 Assistant Coaches...............................................................9 2006-07 Season Outlook.................................................10 Willamette Player Profiles......................................... 11-14 2006-07 Roster/Yearly Win-Loss Records...................15 2005-06 Willamette Stats and Results..................... 16-17 WU Statistical Records.............................................. 18-19 Photos of the Bearcats in Action..................................20 Northwest Conference/NCAA Division III............IBC 2006-07 Willamette Schedule....................................OBC The 2006-07 Willamette University Women’s Basketball Media Guide was written, designed and edited by Robert McKinney, athletics comm. director, with assistance from Ryan Borde, athletics comm. assistant, and from Chris Sabato. Front Cover designed by Sabato. Inside Front Cover and Back Cover designed by McKinney. Cover Photos (L to R): Senior guard Sara Brooks; Junior guard Laura Payne; Senior forward Kari Woody. Photos taken by Naomi Stukey and by the Willamette University Office of Communications. Printing by K/P, Inc.

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About Willamette University Women’s Basketball 2006-07 Willamette University, the first university in the West, has a heritage dating to its founding in 1842. Students and employees are proud of its academic strength, as well as its beautiful campus. Academic success is typical for students at Willamette. More importantly, faculty and staff are concerned about the overall success of each student, so the focus is not only on quality experiences in the classroom, but also on social and cultural development. Students are expected to work hard in their academic endeavors and are also expected to have fun, be active in the community and bring their own personality to everything they do. Why Willamette? • Quality Academics • Student-Athletes are more than 1/4 of the student body • Competition in the NCAA and the Northwest Conference • Student-Faculty Ratio of 11:1 • Students from 34 States • Opportunity to Study Abroad • Located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol • Near the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains We’re proud of our students’ academic abilities. We’re also proud of our students as friends, neighbors and fellow citizens. They have found an ideal match between high-level academics and a variety of quality experiences as members of the community. They exemplify the University motto: “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.” Page

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The Mill Race, which runs through campus, is a great place for students to relax.

This motto is put into action locally and throughout the world. At Willamette, you can study abroad, as many of our students do each year. Our students also are actively involved in social and environmental issues. They are concerned about maintaining the beautiful Oregon landscape, while working to improve the lives of others. And so, while Willamette has the same academic expectations as the nation’s most acclaimed colleges and universities, we hope we’ve added something extra ... an equally important focus outside the classroom. Attending college should be fun, inspiring and at times invigorating. It should both challenge you and make you laugh. Academically, Willamette has the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Law, the George H. Atkinson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Education. Cooperative programs enable all students to benefit from the quality curriculum. Willamette is known for its intellectual vitality, its cohesive campus community, its concern for every student, and its ability to balance a rigorous academic program with varied extracurricular activities. The faculty

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About Willamette University Women’s Basketball 2006-07 and staff bring a wide range of views and experiences to the the campus. Willamette’s student-faculty ratio of 11:1 allows faculty to maintain ample office hours and to serve as advisors. They are engaged in scholarly research and publish their findings, but they are primarily focused on teaching. Willamette is selective and seeks serious and talented students. The average first-year student has a 3.74 GPA, an SAT score of 1261 and an ACT score of 27. Enrollment at the undergraduate level is 1,916, with a total enrollment of 2,524. About 83 percent of Willamette students receive financial aid and scholarships. Many students choose to attend graduate or professional school.

At Willamette, you can literally walk across the street to the State Capitol or spend an entire semester studying your major in a foreign country. Willamette has a reputation for financial stability. Its endowment consistently earns a spot among the largest in the Northwest and compares favorably on a national basis. The campus features 42 buildings on 61 acres. During the past decade, more than $50 million has been invested on campus. Administrative offices, academic buildings, residence halls and recreational facilities have been renovated or refurbished. Recent projects include the $5.5 million Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the $8 million Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, and the $2.7 million Montag Student Center. Work is underway and nearly completed on the $14 million Kaneko Commons.

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The Oregon State Capitol is located across the street from Willamette University.

Salem, the state capital, is the secondlargest city in Oregon, with a population of about 147,000. The Pacific Coast is just about an hour away and the Pacific Coast mountain range is even closer. To the east are the Cascade Mountains, lakes, streams and rivers. Also within driving distance are Portland, the Columbia River gorge and Mount Hood. Willamette benefits from its location across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and from being near other federal, state, county, and city offices. In particular, Willamette students are often chosen for internships with government organizations. Students also participate in the Community Outreach Program through a variety of volunteer service projects. Page

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Willamette Head Coach Women’s Basketball 2006-07

Bruce Henderson

Head Coach (2nd year) Alma Mater: Willamette University (1984) Bruce Henderson is in his second year as head coach of the Willamette University women’s basketball team. He is a graduate of Willamette, who received a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1984. Henderson has 23 years of coaching experience, including work at the NCAA Division I, NAIA and high school levels before joining Willamette as a head coach last season. He arrived at Willamette after serving as assistant coach and director of operations for the Oregon State University women’s basketball team. Previously, he was an assistant coach with the women’s basketball team at Portland State University from 1998 until 2004. Henderson originally arrived at WU as a student in 1981. He grew up in Hawaii, and later went back to his home state to coach at the high school level. He returned to the Willamette campus to serve as assistant men’s basketball coach from 1990-94 under current Head Coach Gordie James. While assisting with the WU men’s team, he helped the Bearcats achieve a 89-33 (.730) record, including the 1993 NAIA Division II National Championship. From 1993-94 until 1996-97, Henderson served as an assistant coach for the WU women’s basketball team. In 1995-96, the Bearcats qualified for the NAIA Division II Tournament. Henderson went on to assist Page

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Henderson has been involved with coaching for 23 seasons. He brings the Bearcats significant experience at various levels, including NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III and the NAIA. He also has coached at high schools in Hawaii and Oregon.

Kathy Adelman at Portland’s Jesuit High School. The Crusaders captured third place at the OSAA Class 4A Tournament at the end of the 1997-98 season. Henderson is married to Nikki BinnieHenderson, who was honored this fall as the Willamette softball team’s Distinguished Alum for 2006. Binnie-Henderson played softball and basketball when she was a student-athlete at Willamette. She started on both teams all four years at WU. The Hendersons live in West Salem.

Head Coach Bruce Henderson is starting his second year as the leader of the Bearcats.

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Willamette Assistant Coaches Women’s Basketball 2006-07

Anne Lapray

Assistant Coach Coaching Focus: Guards Assistant Coach Anne (McShane) Lapray was a starting forward on the Willamette University women’s basketball team that qualified for the 1995-96 NAIA Division II National Tournament. She also achieved recognition in high school, when she was named 1989-90 Gatorade Player of the Year for her efforts on the girls’ basketball team at Oregon City HS. She played at Oregon State University, but a knee injury sent her to the sidelines. Later, she played at Portland State, where a second knee injury almost ended her career. At Willamette, she was named Honorable Mention All-NWC as a senior. She graduated in 1996. As a coach on the Willamette women’s basketball staff, Lapray assists with various practice, gameday and administrative duties for the Bearcats. She lives in West Salem with her husband, John, and their three daughters, Jane, Maggie and Mary.

Michelle Severson

Assistant Coach Coaching Focus: Guards Assistant Coach Michelle Severson is in her second season as a member of the WU women’s basketball coaching staff. She was

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hired last season to be part of Head Coach Bruce Henderson’s coaching staff for his first season in charge of the Bearcats. She is a graduate of Portland State University in 2002, with a bachelor’s degree in General and Human Resources Management. While at PSU, she played on the basketball team and was a starter at point guard. She led the Vikings in assists as a senior. She also was strong in the classroom, as she earned Big Sky Academic All-Conference honors. She is active in all aspects of the WU basketball program, both on the court and in preparation and recruiting. Severson and her husband, Scott, live in West Salem.

Sarah Hedgepeth

Assistant Coach Coaching Focus: Post Players Assistant Coach Sarah Hedgepeth joined the Willamette women’s basketball team for the 2005-06 season and is in her second year with the Bearcats. She is a graduate of Portland State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2004. While playing basketball at PSU, she received Big Sky All-Conference honors as a junior and a senior. During her senior year, Hedgepeth averaged a double-double per game. She also led Portland State in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage. At Willamette, she is involved with gameday responsibilities, plus practice and various administrative tasks. Hedgepeth is single and lives in Springfield, Ore. She currently is playing professional basketball in Finland. Page

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Season Outlook Women’s Basketball 2006-07

Head Coach Bruce Henderson and the Maggie Hake is a senior in her first year Willamette University women’s basketball team are ready to continue the rebuilding process started during his first season with the Bearcats last year. WU was 5-19 overall, 0-16 in the Northwest Conference, but the ‘Cats had just two seniors. A group of solid returning players and four newcomers are ready for great improvement in 2006-07. Heading the list of returning Bearcats are junior guard Laura Payne and senior point guard Sara Brooks. Last year, Payne

Laura Payne prepares to take a free throw. She averaged 10.8 points per game last year.

led WU with 10.8 points per game. She also averaged 3.5 boards and 2.2 assists. Brooks topped the WU roster with 70 assists (3.2 avg.), while scoring 6.1 points per contest. The senior class also includes forward Kari Woody. A two-sport athlete, Woody helped the Bearcat soccer team qualify for the NCAA Tournament this fall. She was the starting goalkeeper all four years. In basketball, she has played in 60 games for the ‘Cats, including 23 games last season. Page

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on the basketball squad. Hake previously competed for the Willamette swim team. Juniors Tracie Nygaard, a forward, saw action in all 24 games during 2005-06 and averaged 5.8 points. She also provided 3.4 rebounds per game. Junior Victoria Swigart played in every game at guard and earned 2.4 points per contest. She will miss the early weeks of the 2006-07 season, while studying abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand. Rebekah Wells, also a junior guard, scored 2.9 points per night. Also returning for WU is sophomore guard Maggie Wilkens. A year ago, Wilkens played in 24 games and averaged 2.2 points. Selena Levy missed all of 2005-06, after suffering a knee injury in soccer. She was back in action as a starting defender this fall. In basketball, she is ready to contribute as a sophomore at the guard position. Willamette has one of the top freshmen in the Northwest Conference in forward Keilyn Fujioka from Hawaii. Fujioka, who was named Honorable Mention All-State, is a great rebounder and a consistent threat to score. She is one of just two freshmen on the Bearcat roster. Julee Christianson, a guard, also is in her first collegiate season. The Bearcats have prepared for a solid schedule. In addition to challenging games in the NWC, Willamette will play NCAA Division II foe Western Oregon and NAIA cross-town rival Corban College. Willamette will compete in three regular season tournaments. The ‘Cats will open the year at Lewis & Clark College for the Bon Appetit Tournament. WU also will play at the Lady ‘Yote Classic at Albertson College and at the Peninsula Hoops Classic, hosted by Menlo College.

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Willamette Administration Women’s Basketball 2006-07

Dr. M. Lee Pelton President

Dr. M. Lee Pelton was appointed the 22nd president of Willamette University in July, 1999. Under Pelton’s leadership, the University has increased its academic profile, successfully employing strategies to attract the best faculty and the brightest students from the state, the nation and the world. Since 2001, Willamette University has been ranked a top tier liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report. President Pelton holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1974. His area of academic focus is 19th century British prose and poetry. He served as dean of the college at Colgate University (1988-91) and Dartmouth College (1991-98). At Harvard, he taught in the English Department and was the dean of one of Harvard’s 13 undergraduate colleges. He continues to teach at Willamette in a variety of subjects ranging from 1st century Athens to post-apartheid South Africa.

Mark Majeski

Director of Athletics

Mark Majeski began his tenure with Willamette University in October of 2000, following five years as athletic director at the University of California, Santa Cruz and four years as assistant athletic director at Menlo College. A former basketball, track and softball coach, Majeski also worked venue management and operations for the 1994 FIFA Men’s Soccer World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He also was involved at the national level as a member of the NCAA Division III men’s tennis committee. He received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Menlo College and completed a master’s degree in higher education administration from San Jose State University. At Willamette, Majeski oversees 20 varsity athletic teams, with the Bearcats competing in NCAA Division III and the Northwest Conference, as well as the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. In addition to his NCAA committee work, he has been the basketball liaison between the NWC coaches and athletic directors. Majeski lives in Salem with his wife, Denise, and their son, Jack, age 1.

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Willamette Athletics Department Women’s Basketball 2006-07

Administrative Staff

Director of Athletics...................................................................................................Mark Majeski Dean of Campus Life............................................................................................ Bob Hawkinson Faculty Athletic Representative.................................................................................Dr. Jerry Gray Assistant Athletic Director..........................................................................................Judy Gordon Assistant Athletic Director.........................................................................................Skip Kenitzer Head Athletic Trainer....................................................................................................Shane Wibel Assistant Athletic Trainer........................................................................................ Deborah Cagle Assistant Athletic Trainer.............................................................................................Erin Scharer Athletics Marketing Coordinator...................................................................Megan Fitzsimmons Athletics Communications Director.................................................................Robert McKinney Administrative Assistant..............................................................................................Leslie Wright

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Baseball Matt Allison (503) 370-6011

Football Mark Speckman (503) 375-5350

Men’s Soccer Nelson Larson (503) 375-5428

Men’s Tennis Jon Endrikat (503) 370-6804

Men’s Basketball Gordie James (503) 370-6063

Men’s Golf Steve Prothero (503) 370-6484

Women’s Soccer Jim Tursi (503) 370-6657

Women’s Tennis Becky Roberts (503) 370-6804

Women’s Basketball Bruce Henderson (503) 370-6132

Women’s Golf Tom Hibbard (503) 370-6317

Softball Damian Williams (503) 370-6656

Volleyball Tricia Wright (503) 370-6230

Cross Country Track & Field Matt McGuirk (503) 370-6898

Rowing Susan Parkman (503) 370-6655

Swimming Al Stephenson (503) 370-6601

Athletic Training Staff

Shane Wibel, ATC

Deborah Cagle, ATC

Erin Scharer, ATC

Team Physicians at Western Orthopedic Dr. David Thorsett

Dr Thorsett graduated from Washington University Medical School in June, 1991. He completed residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in June, 1996. He currently serves on the Willamette Surgical Center Board of Directors. Dr. Thorsett enjoys running, fly-fishing, backpacking & bicycling. He lives in Salem with his wife, Sarah, and their three children.

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Dr. Blake Nonweiler

Dr. Nonweiler graduated from the University of Texas Southern Medical Center in June, 1989. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) in July, 1995. He has been in private practice since August 1995. Dr. Nonweiler lives in Salem with his wife, Becky, and their three children.

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Willamette Athletic Facilities Women’s Basketball 2006-07 Cone Field House is the home court for the Willamette women’s basketball, men’s basketball and volleyball teams. The arena holds 2,500 fans, with plenty of seating on each side of the court. There is a quality sound system, plus tables for official timers, scorekeepers and statisticians, along with space for broadcast media. The WU court is connected to the Lestle J. Sparks Center, which houses offices for the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science. The building has basketball, handball and racquetball courts, a weight lifting and fitness center, classrooms, and locker rooms. Also connected to the Sparks Center is the WU natatorium, home of Bearcat swimming. The natatorium, with space for 200 fans, also can be seen from a viewing area in the lobby. The Willamette University soccer teams play home games at Sparks Field, an artificial turf facility next to the Sparks Center. The Field is equipped with lights for night games and seats 500 spectactors. The facility is one of the top college fields in the Northwest. In addition to lights and bleachers, Sparks Field has covered seating for both teams. Close to the Sparks Center and Sparks Field are six outdoor tennis courts. The men’s and women’s tennis teams host meets during the spring each year. Willamette’s football team plays home games at McCulloch Stadium, located two blocks from campus and just one block from Salem Hospital.

The Sparks Center includes offices for the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science.

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The stadium seats 2,400 and has lights for night games. There is an athletic training room, which allows athletes to receive on-site treatment. McCulloch Stadium is a quality facility with a FieldTurf playing surface, along with spacious locker rooms and meeting rooms. It has the atmosphere of an old stadium, despite a variety of modern conveniences.

Cone Field House is the home court for the Willamette women’s basketball team.

The Charles Bowles Track, located inside McCulloch Stadium, is an all-weather facility that showcases Willamette’s track and field and cross country teams, which host meets each year. In 2005, WU hosted the Northwest Conference and NCAA Regional cross country meets. Located near McCulloch Stadium is Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium at John Lewis Field, the home of Bearcat baseball. The stadium features chairback seating in part of the grandstand and an overall capacity of 1,000. The entire football, track, cross country and baseball complex is at Bush’s Pasture Park. The park hosts cross country meets on its wide paths and is known for its art exhibits and rose garden. On the east side of campus is the Willamette Softball Complex. It includes covered dugouts, batting cages, a scoreboard and bleachers. The WU men’s and women’s golf teams usually practice at Illahe Hills Country Club or Creekside Golf Club. Members of the men’s and women’s rowing teams have their own boathouse and hold workouts on the Willamette River in downtown Salem. Page

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The City of Salem, Oregon Women’s Basketball 2006-07 Salem, the capital city of Oregon as well as the second largest city in the state, lies in the center of the lush Willamette River valley, 47 miles South of Portland. Salem is a city of over 47 square miles, located an hour from the Cascade mountains to the east and just an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. The population of Salem is 147,215 (July 2005) with a growth rate of approximately 1.5 The City of Salem lies along the Willamette River. percent per year. Day trips to the magnificant Oregon within walking distance. 1,869 acres of park coast, the Cascade or Coast Mountain land invite residents and visitors alike to ranges, the high-desert and award-winning enjoy the outdoors. vineyards offer a variety of experiences that Surrounded by green pastures, fields of flowers, vegetables, orchards and vineyards, are rarely found in one area. Salem offers a wide array of restaurants, Salem’s year-around and summer farmer’s hotels and tourist attractions, ranging from markets overflow with locally raised produce historic sites and museums to events that and hand-crafted products. Salem is the appeal to a wide variety of interests: from perfect base for a tour of Oregon’s wine sports tournaments to Art Fairs, theater country or a visit to any or all of the many and music. From our vibrant downtown, extraordinary gardens in the city and the several parks and our historic district are surrounding area.

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#12 Sara Brooks 5’7”, Rainier, Ore. (Rainier HS)

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Expected to be the starting point guard for the second year in a row ... Was a starter in 22 games last season, averaging 6.1 points and 3.2 assists ... transfer from Chemeketa CC ... Was All-Conference at Chemeketa, after averaging 14 points and 4 assists per game ... Named All-State and All-League in basketball at Rainier HS ... Is majoring in History, with a minor in American Ethnic Studies ... Her parents are Mike and Rozanne Brooks ... Born on October 2, 1984.

Brooks was named All-Conference at Chemeketa CC Year GP GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. RPG APG Pts. Avg. 2005-06 22 22 47-165 .285 20-89 .225 20-39 .513 4.0 3.2 134 6.1

#23 Maggie Hake 6’1”, Kentfield, Calif. (Marin Catholic HS)

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Joins the Willamette basketball team this season, after previously competing as a member of the WU swim team ... Participated in basketball and swimming at Marin Catholic HS in California ... Played forward and center all four years and swam as a freshman at MCHS ... Qualified for the MCHS Honor Roll ... Has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity ... Is majoring in Rhetoric and Media Studies ... Parents are Lisa Della Valle and William Hake ... Born on July 19, 1985.

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Hake previously competed on the Willamette swim team before joining the basketball squad this season.

#13 Kari Woody 5’10”, Boise, Idaho (Timberline HS)

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Will be a major contributor at forward this season ... Provides the Bearcats with senior leadership and experience ... Averaged 3.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last year ... Started all four years at goalkeeper for the WU women’s soccer team ... Second Team All-NWC this fall and Honorable Mention All-NWC in 2005 ... Majoring in Environmental Studies and Politics at WU ... Is minoring in Geography ... Parents are Jay and Marsi Woody ... Born on July 2, 1985.

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Year GP GS FG-FGA 2003-04 13 1 26-84 2004-05 24 18 45-158 2005-06 23 0 30-88 Career 60 19 101-330

Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. RPG APG Pts. Avg. .310 3-10 .300 11-21 .524 3.8 0.3 66 5.1 .285 3-17 .176 23-32 .719 3.4 1.2 116 4.8 .341 0-0 .000 10-20 .500 3.4 0.3 70 3.0 .306 6-27 .222 44-73 .603 3.5 0.7 252 4.2

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#24 Tracie Nygaard 5’10”, Knappa, Ore. (Knappa HS)

Will be a starting forward for the second straight season ... Is a very physical player who hustles on every play ... Saw action in 24 games last year, with 23 starts ... Averaged 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game during 2005-06 ... Is majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry at WU ... Was Third Team All-State at Knappa HS ... Finished her high school career ranked fourth all-time in scoring at KHS ... Parents are John and Jule Nygaard ... Born on Aug. 5, 1986.

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Year GP GS FG-FGA 2004-05 25 4 16-56 2005-06 24 23 51-131 Career 49 27 67-187

Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. RPG APG Pts. Avg. .286 0-1 .000 19-36 .528 1.7 0.3 51 2.0 .389 0-0 .000 36-57 .632 3.2 0.8 138 5.8 .358 0-1 .000 55-93 .591 2.4 0.6 189 3.9

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#31 Laura Payne 5’7”, Sammamish, Wash. (Skyline HS)

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Expected to start at guard for the third consecutive season ...Started all 49 games during her first two years at Willamette ... Averaged 10.8 points per game last year to lead the team ... Was the Bearcats’ top scorer in 10 of 24 games last season ... Is majoring in Rhetoric and Media Studies, as well as Spanish, at Willamette ... Was an All-Conference player at Skyline HS in Washington in both basketball and softball ... Is the daughter of John and Mary Sue Payne ... Born on Jan. 3, 1986. Year GP GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. RPG APG Pts. Avg. 2004-05 25 25 79-207 2005-06 24 24 83-237 Career 49 49 162-444

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Sara Brooks releases a shot. Brooks put in 6.1 points per game last season.

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Selena Levy looks down the court. Levy was unable to play in 2005-06 due to an injury.

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#11 Victoria Swigart 5’8”, Newport Beach, Calif. (Newport Harbor HS)

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Begins her second year on the active roster for the Bearcats ... Played in 24 games and started six games in 2005-06 ... Averaged 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game ... Will join the team mid-season in 2006-07 after studying in Dunedin, New Zealand ... Played basketball all four years and was a multiple-sport athlete at Newport Harbor HS in California ... National Honor Society ... Is Majoring in Exercise Science ... Parents are Jay and Penny Swigart ... Born on August 19, 1985.

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Swigart played in all 24 games last season for the Bearcats. Year GP GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. RPG APG Pts. Avg. 2005-06 24 6 23-96 .240 4-15 .267 8-20 .400 2.4 0.7 58 2.4

#14 Rebekah Wells

5’8”, Lynnwood, Wash. (Edmonds-Woodway HS)

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Enters her third season having played in 43 games ... Scored a career-high 14 points for the Bearcats against Whitworth on Feb. 3 last season ... Averaged nine points per game during her career at Edmonds-Woodway HS ... Also played soccer and ran track in high school ... Set two school records as a sprinter on the track team ... National Honor Society ... Is majoring in Exercise Science at Willamette ... Daughter of Jeff and Janet Wells ... Born on March 15, 1986.

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Year GP GS FG-FGA 2004-05 23 0 22-58 2005-06 20 0 26-67 Career 43 0 48-125

Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. RPG APG Pts. Avg. .379 4-16 .250 2-4 .500 0.8 0.1 50 2.2 .388 0-11 .000 5-8 .625 0.9 0.2 57 2.9 .384 4-27 .149 7-12 .583 0.9 0.1 107 2.5

Maggie Wilkens works near the sideline in a Bearcat home game at Cone Field House.

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Rebekah Wells, who played in 20 games in 2005-06, looks for a chance to pass.

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#20 Selena Levy

5’11”, Anacortes, Wash. (Anacortes HS)

Did not play last season after tearing her ACL in the fall while playing for the WU soccer team ... Came back this fall and was a starting defender as the ‘Cats went 16-2-3 and allowed just 10 goals all season ... Qualified for the Dean’s List in 2005-06 ... Is majoring in Politics with a minor in Women and Gender Studies ... Parents are Stan Levy and Denise Katson ... Born on May 7, 1987.

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#42 Maggie Wilkens 5’11”, Seattle, Wash. (Lakeside HS)

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Played in all 24 of the Bearcats games last season and scored 52 points ... Also earned 51 rebounds ... Scored a season-high six points twice during the year ... Pulled down a season-high five rebounds in the Bearcats’ 71-50 win against Concordia on Dec. 9, 2005 ... Is majoring in Socioloy with a minor in American Ethnic Studies at Willamette ... Her parents are Robert and Kathy Wilkens ... Born on June 18, 1987. Year GP GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. RPG APG Pts. Avg. 2005-06 24 0 20-58 .345 1-3 .333 11-27 .407 2.1 0.5 52 2.2

#22 Julee Christianson 5’8”, Missoula, Mont. (Big Sky HS)

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Comes to the Bearcats after a storied career at Big Sky High School in Missoula, Montana ... Was a four-year starter at Big Sky in basketball, soccer, and track and field ... Earned All-State and All-Conference honors three times in basketball ... Received All-Conference honors in soccer as a midfielder, and in track and field as a sprinter ... Parents are Mark and Linda Christianson ... Born on Dec. 5, 1987.

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Christianson earned All-State and All-Conference honors three times at Big Sky HS in Missoula, Mont.

#32 Keilyn Fujioka 6’1”, Kailua, Haw. (Iolani HS)

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Joins the Bearcats this season after playing four years at Iolani High School in Kailua, Hawaii ... Was a First Team All-League pick her senior season ... Also chosen Honorable Mention All-State her senior year ... Was the president and founder of the Badminton Club at Iolani HS ... Undecided regarding her major at WU ... Daughter of Alvin and Carolyn Fujioka ... Born on Oct. 15, 1988.

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Fujioka was named Honorable Mention All-State during her senior year at Iolani HS in Kailua, Hawaii.

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Willamette Women’s Basketball Roster Women’s Basketball 2006-07 No. Name

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

11 12 13 14 20 22 23 24 31 32 42

G G F G G G F F G F G

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

5’ 8” 5’ 7” 5’10” 5’ 8” 5’ 2” 5’ 8” 6’ 1” 5’10” 5’ 7” 6’ 1” 5’11”

Victoria Swigart Sara Brooks Kari Woody Rebekah Wells Selena Levy Julee Christianson Maggie Hake Tracie Nygaard Laura Payne Keilyn Fujioka Maggie Wilkens

Hometown (Previous School)

Newport Beach, CA (Newport Harbor HS) Rainier, OR (Rainier High School) Boise, ID (Timberline High School) Lynnwood, WA (Edmonds-Woodway HS) San Anselmo, CA (Sir Francis Drake HS) Missoula, MT (Big Sky High School) Kentfield, CA (Marin Catholic High School) Knappa, OR (Knappa High School) Sammamish, WA (Skyline High School) Kailua, HI (Iolani High School) Seattle, WA (Lakeside High School)

Head Coach: Bruce Henderson (2nd year) Assistant Coach: Anne Lapray (2nd year) Assistant Coach: Michelle Severson (2nd year) Assistant Coach: Sarah Hedgepeth (2nd year) The Bearcats by Class Seniors (3) - Sara Brooks, Maggie Hake, Kari Woody Juniors (4) - Tracie Nygaard, Laura Payne, Victoria Swigart, Rebekah Wells Sophomores (2) - Selena Levy, Maggie Wilkens Freshmen (2) - Julee Christianson, Keilyn Fujioka

The Bearcats by Height 6’ 1” Keilyn Fujioka, Maggie Hake 5’11” Maggie Wilkens 5’10” Tracie Nygaard, Kari Woody 5’ 8” Julee Christianson, Victoria Swigart, Rebekah Wells 5’ 7” Sara Brooks, Laura Payne 5’ 2” Selena Levy

Where They’re From California (3): Maggie Hake, Victoria Swigart, Selena Levy Washington (3): Rebekah Wells, Laura Payne, Maggie Wilkens Oregon (2): Tracie Nygaard, Sara Brooks Hawaii (1): Keilyn Fujioka Idaho (1): Kari Woody Montana (1): Julee Christianson

Willamette Year-by-Year Results Year Overall Conf. 1970-71 Records not available 1971-72 Records not available 1972-73* N/A 8-3 1973-74 Records not available 1974-75* Records not available 1975-76 Records not available 1976-77 Records not available 1977-78 Records not available 1978-79** 15-7 6-2 1979-80** 19-9 8-3 1980-81 8-18 N/A 1981-82 15-14 6-4 1982-83** 13-11 8-2 1983-84** 15-11 6-2 1984-85** 22-8 9-2 1985-86* 20-7 10-0 1986-87** 14-11 8-2 1987-88 10-17 4-6 1988-89 3-21 1-11 1989-90 10-17 2-10 1990-91 14-12 4-8

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Head Coach Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Fran Howard Cheryl K. Brown Cheryl K. Brown Cheryl K. Brown Cheryl K. Brown Cheryl K. Brown Cheryl K. Brown Cheryl K. Brown Marigay Schopp# Cheryl K. Brown

Year Overall Conf. Head Coach 1991-92 8-17 2-10 Cheryl K. Brown 1992-93 12-13 5-7 Cheryl K. Brown 1993-94 16-10 8-4 Cheryl K. Brown 1994-95** 22-6 10-2 Paula Petrie 1995-96* 19-8 13-1 Paula Petrie 1996-97 14-11 11-5 Paula Petrie 1997-98 13-11 10-8 Paula Petrie 1998-99 14-11 10-8 Paula Petrie 1999-00 13-12 6-10 Paula Petrie 2000-01 17-8 12-4 Paula Petrie 2001-02 11-14 6-10 Paula Petrie 2002-03 8-17 2-14 Tom Steers 2003-04 4-21 0-16 Tom Steers 2004-05 8-17 5-11 Tom Steers 2005-06 5-19 0-16 Bruce Henderson * Won conference title ** Tied for conference title # Schopp was head coach while Brown was on sabbatical NOTE: The NCIC (Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges) was known as the WCIC (Women’s Conference of Independent Colleges) prior to the 1984-85 season.

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Willamette Statistics 2005-06 Women’s Basketball 2006-07

Individual Statistics Name

GP GS FG Pct 3FG Pct FT Pct Reb Avg Ast TO BL ST Pts Avg

Laura Payne Jennifer Bell Brittany Farrer Sara Brooks Tracie Nygaard Kari Woody Victoria Swigart Rebekah Wells Caitlin Andrus Maggie Wilkens Tisia Reynolds Janelle Ducyk Kim Aszklar Jenne Schmidt Team

24 24 24 22 24 23 24 20 12 24 7 17 14 17

24 20 18 22 23 0 6 0 8 0 0 0 0 0

83-237 76-254 56-174 47-165 51-131 30-88 23-96 26-67 21-88 20-58 4-17 6-13 2-15 1-6

.350 22-69 .319 70-92 .761 84 .299 32-105 .305 14-19 .737 87 .322 0-1 .000 66-101 .653 133 .285 20-89 .225 20-39 .513 88 .389 0-0 — 36-57 .632 76 .341 0-0 — 10-20 .500 78 .240 4-15 .267 8-20 .400 58 .388 0-11 — 5-8 .625 18 .239 10-36 .278 3-7 .429 52 .345 1-3 .333 11-27 .407 51 .235 0-2 .000 5-11 .455 16 .462 0-0 — 5-7 .714 4 .133 0-4 .000 4-6 .667 7 .167 0-1 .000 4-7 .571 10 151

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2005-06 Willamette Results Women’s Basketball 2006-07 5-19 Overall Record, 0-16 Northwest Conference (9th Place)

Home: 2-9 Away: 1-9 Neutral: 2-1 Date Opponent

Result

Nov. 18 vs. Scranton# Nov. 19 vs. Smith# Nov. 22 Corban Nov. 29 at Lewis & Clark* Dec. 3 Pacific Lutheran* Dec. 6 at Corban Dec. 9 Concordia Dec. 20 at Occidental Dec. 21 vs Whittier Jan. 3 Cascade Jan. 6 at Whitworth* Jan. 7 at Whitman* Jan. 13 at Pacific* Jan. 14 Linfield* Jan. 20 Puget Sound* Jan. 21 George Fox* Jan. 24 Lewis & Clark* Jan. 28 at Pacific Lutheran* Feb. 3 Whitworth* Feb. 4 Whitman* Feb. 10 Pacific* Feb. 11 at Linfield* Feb. 17 at Puget Sound* Feb. 18 at George Fox*

Overall NWC Att. High Pts.

71-59 L 0-1 58-43 W 1-1 72-50 L 1-2 82-37 L 1-3 70-55 L 1-4 72-32 L 1-5 71-59 W 2-5 68-59 W 3-5 62-58 W 4-5 72-64 W (OT) 5-5 80-54 L 5-6 74-48 L 5-7 76-53 L 5-8 65-48 L 5-9 91-40 L 5-10 76-48 L 5-11 65-53 L 5-12 67-35 L 5-13 59-48 L 5-14 63-45 L 5-15 65-58 L 5-16 64-42 L 5-17 74-58 L 5-18 92-48 L 5-19

— — — 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6 0-7 0-8 0-9 0-10 0-11 0-12 0-13 0-14 0-15 0-16

56 52 300 256 325 128 165 50 75 80 275 125 125 515 485 450 375 500 376 500 412 450 633 500

Bell 11 Farrer 16 Farrer 18 Farrer 12 Bell 17 Farrer 9 Payne 20 Bell 15 Bell 18 Payne 18 Payne 14 Payne 11 Payne 12 Payne 13 Payne 13 Farrer 13 Brooks, Nygaard 9 Payne 18 Wells 14 Bell 14 Bell 13 Payne 11 Payne 18 Brooks, Wells 10

High Rebs. Farrer 7 Brooks 7 Farrer 10 Farrer, Nygaard 5 Bell 8 Farrer 10 Bell 6 Andrus, Brooks, Nygaard 6 Farrer 11 Andrus 14 Payne 7 Woody 7 Nygaard 6 Nygaard 6 Brooks, Nygaard 5 Bell, Brooks 6 Farrer 6 Brooks 7 Bell, Woody 6 Bell, Wilkens 5 Farrer 11 Farrer 11 Brooks 8 Woody 5

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Willamette Individual Records Women’s Basketball 2006-07 Career Scoring 1. 1309 Jenny Joseph (106 games)............1993-97 2. 1208 Kelly Sorenson (93 games)...........1997-01 3. 1156 Kathy Wiese-Marshall (95 gms.).....1990-94 Scoring Average 1. 14.35 Kirstin Anderson (703/49 gms.)....1997-99 2. 12.99 Kelly Sorenson (1208/93 gms.)....1997-01 3. 12.35 Jenny Joseph (1309/106 gms.)......1993-97 Field Goals Made 1. 549 Jenny Joseph (106 games)............1993-97 2. 459 Kathy Wiese-Marshall (95 gms.).....1990-94 3. 451 Natalie Marth (105 games)...........1983-87 Field Goals Attempted 1. 1071 Kathy Wiese-Marshall (95 gms.).....1990-94 2. 1043 Natalie Marth (105 games)...........1983-87 3. 1028 Amy Ulrey (103 games)................1992-96 Field Goal Percentage 1. .563 Jenny Joseph (549 of 976)............1993-97 2. .538 Saran Patillo (245 of 455).............1992-95 3. .525 Kirstin Anderson (268 of 510)......1997-99 3-Point Field Goals Made 1. 174 Amy Ulrey (103 games)................ 1992-96 2. 164 Kelly Sorenson (93 games)........... 1997-01 3. 145 Robyn Rieger (102 games)........... 1990-94 3-Point Field Goals Attempted 1. 471 Amy Ulrey (103 games)................ 1992-96 2. 439 Kelly Sorenson (93 games)........... 1997-01 3. 359 KayLyn Charriere (101 games)..... 1995-99 3-Point Field Goal Percentage 1. .433 Robyn Rieger (145 of 335)........... 1990-94 2. .400 Stacey Kruger (20 of 50)............... 1993-97 3. .391 Lea Bush (9 of 23)........................ 1988-90 Jenny Joseph set Willamette’s scoring record with 1,309 points from 1993-97.

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Free Throws Made 1. 214 Tracy Sanguras (95 games)...........1989-93 2. 211 Jenny Joseph (106 games)............1993-97 3. 187 Christine Suess (75 games)...........1983-86 Free Throws Attempted 1. 430 Jenny Joseph (106 games)............1993-97 2. 372 Tracy Sanguras (95 games)...........1989-93 3. 284 Christine Suess (75 games)...........1983-86 Free Throw Percentage 1. .779 Lea Bush (53 of 68)......................1988-90 2. .776 Kathy Wiese-Marshall (156 of 201)... 1990-94 3. .749 Traci Shepard (134 of 179)...........1993-97 Rebounds 1. 695 Jenny Joseph (106 games)............ 1993-97 2. 599 Tracy Sanguras (95 games)........... 1989-93 3. 594 Donna Kalama (87 games)............ 1984-88 Rebounds Per Game 1. 8.84 Heather Ludwig (433/49 gms.)..... 1999-01 2. 8.73 Kirstin Anderson (428/49 gms.).... 1997-99 3. 8.29 Janet Holland (439/53 games)...... 1983-85 Assists 1. 518 KayLyn Charriere (101 games)..... 1995-99 2. 417 Natalie Marth (105 games)........... 1983-87 3. 302 Tara Johnson (99 games).............. 1987-91 Assists Per Game 1. 5.13 KayLyn Charriere (518/101)......... 1995-99 2. 4.09 Carolyn Leary (221/54 games)..... 1993-95 3. 3.97 Natalie Marth (417/105 games).... 1983-87 Steals 1. 265 Kelly Sorenson (93 games)........... 1997-01 2. 179 Robyn Rieger (102 games)........... 1990-94 3. 168 Natalie Marth (105 games)........... 1983-87 Steals Per Game 1. 2.85 Kelly Sorenson (265/93)............... 1997-01 2. 2.44 Trina Salazar (122/50).................. 1995-97 3. 1.91 Carolyn Leary (103/54)................. 1993-95

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Willamette Individual Records Women’s Basketball 2006-07 Season Scoring 1. 2. 3. 4.

458 442 404 388

Vanessa Wyfells........ 2004-05 Jenny Joseph............. 1995-96 Kelly Sorenson.......... 2000-01 Jenny Joseph............. 1996-97

Scoring Average

1. 19.1 Vanessa Wyfells ....... 2004-05 2. 18.4 Kelly Sorenson.......... 2000-01 3. 16.4 Jenny Joseph............. 1995-96

Field Goals Made

1. 189 Jenny Joseph............. 1995-96 2. 173 Vanessa Wyfells........ 2004-05 3. 169 Brenda Hansen.......... 1979-80

Field Goals Attempted

1. 401 Brenda Hansen.......... 1979-80 2. 348 Tracy Thom............... 1987-88 3. 340 Kathy Wiese-Marshall...1992-93

Assists 1. 2. 3.

163 134 130 130

KayLyn Charriere...... 1998-99 Natalie Marth............ 1984-85 Carolyn Leary........... 1994-95 KayLyn Charriere...... 1997-98

Assists Per Game

1. 6.5 KayLyn Charriere...... 1998-99 2. 5.4 KayLyn Charriere...... 1997-98 3. 4.9 Sharon Gaver............. 1983-84

Steals

1. 86 Kelly Sorenson.......... 2000-01 2. 84 Barbara Canda........... 1979-80 3. 78 Kelly Sorenson.......... 1999-00

Steals Per Game

1. 4.2 Barbara Canda........... 1979-80 2. 3.9 Kelly Sorenson.......... 2000-01 3. 3.6 Brenda Hansen ......... 1979-80

Blocked Shots

Field Goal Percentage

1. 89 Zoe Pearson............... 1984-85 2. 78 Jenny Joseph............. 1996-97 3. 73 Jenny Joseph............. 1995-96

3-Point FGs Attempted

Scoring

1. .742 Vanessa Wyfells........ 2004-05 2. .579 Jenny Joseph............. 1994-95 3. .563 Jenny Joseph............. 1995-96 1. 183 Amy Ulrey ............... 1995-96 2. 178 Amy Ulrey................. 1994-95 3. 133 Kelly Sorenson.......... 2000-01

3-Point FGs Made

1. 69 Amy Ulrey................. 1995-96 2. 63 Amy Ulrey................. 1994-95 3. 54 Kelly Sorenson.......... 2000-01

3-Point FG Percentage

1. .493 Robyn Rieger............ 1990-91 2. .471 Katie Edmonds.......... 1996-97 3. .457 Robyn Rieger............ 1993-94

Free Throws Made

1. 85 Kirstin Anderson....... 1997-98 2. 84 Christine Suess.......... 1985-86 3. 83 Heather Ludwig......... 2000-01

Free Throws Attempted

1. 144 Jenny Joseph............. 1995-96 2. 132 Jenny Joseph............. 1996-97 3. 124 Christine Suess.......... 1985-86

Free Throw Percentage

1. .891 Kathy Wiese-Marshall...1991-92 2. .871 Kelly Sorenson.......... 2000-01 3. .829 Wenchi Liu................ 2001-02

Rebounds

1. 270 Donna Kalama........... 1987-88 2. 262 Janet Holland............. 1984-85 3. 225 Saran Patillo.............. 1994-95

Rebounds Per Game

1. 10.0 Donna Kalama........... 1987-88 2. 9.3 Kirstin Anderson....... 1997-98 3. 9.0 Heather Ludwig......... 2000-01

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Game 1. 2. 4.

35 32 31 31

Tyan Sanderson vs. Lewis & Clark........... 2/5/00 Kelly Sorenson vs. CND...................... 11/29/97 vs. Eastern Oregon....... 12/9/00 Jenny Joseph vs. Pacific Lutheran...... 1/14/94 Kelly Sorenson vs. Howard Payne....... 11/24/00

Field Goals Made

1. 2.

14 13 13 13

Tyan Sanderson vs. Lewis & Clark........... 2/5/00 Brenda Hansen vs. George Fox............... 2/8/80 Jenny Joseph vs. George Fox............. 1/27/96 vs. Pacific Lutheran...... 1/14/97 Kelly Sorenson vs. CND...................... 11/29/97

Field Goals Attempted

1. 2. 3.

27 24 23 23

Brenda Hansen vs. So. Oregon............ 12/19/78 Brenda Hansen vs. George Fox............... 2/8/80 Barbara Canda vs. George Fox............... 2/8/80 Kelly Sorenson vs. Whitworth............... 1/27/01

3-Point FGs Made

1. 7 Amy Ulrey vs. Eastern Oregon......... 1/3/95 7 Kelly Sorenson vs. Howard Payne....... 11/24/00 3. 6 Amy Ulrey vs. NWC..................... 11/18/94

3-Point FGs Attempted

1. 15 Amy Ulrey vs. Eastern Oregon......... 1/3/95 2. 13 Amy Ulrey vs. Linfield.................... 1/16/96 13 Kelly Sorenson vs. Whitworth............... 1/22/99

Free Throws Made

1. 3.

12 12 11 11

Kappy Klocksieben vs. George Fox............. 1/10/92 Heather Ludwig vs. Linfield...................... 2/3/01 Kirstin Anderson vs. Lewis & Clark........... 1/9/98 Kasey Sorenson vs. Whitworth................. 2/1/02

Free Throws Attempted

1. 19 Tracy Sanguras vs. Pacific Lutheran...... 12/1/90 2. 16 Kirstin Anderson vs. Lewis & Clark........... 1/9/98 3. 15 Heather Ludwig vs. Linfield...................... 2/3/01

Rebounds

1. 4.

18 18 18 17

Ruth McHarque vs. Lewis & Clark......... 12/8/81 Janet Holland vs. George Fox............. 2/12/85 Heather Ludwig vs. Linfield...................... 2/3/01 Vangie Warren vs. Linfield.................... 2/16/80

Assists

1. 12 Sharon Gaver vs. George Fox............. 12/4/84 12 KayLyn Charriere vs. UC-Santa Cruz...... 12/19/98 3. 11 Three times Sharon Gaver vs. E. Oregon..... 3/3/84 Natalie Marth vs. G. Fox........ 2/28/83 KayLyn Charriere vs. Seattle... 1/8/99

Steals

1. 11 Kelly Sorenson vs. Concordia.............. 11/29/00 2. 9 Kelly Sorenson vs. Puget Sound.............. 2/8/98 3. 8 Five times Lisa Lum vs. Pac. Lutheran... 12/14/85 Lori Ross vs. W. Baptist....... 11/29/88 Traci Shepard vs. G. Fox...... 11/22/94 Amy Ulrey vs. L&C................. 1/7/95 Trina Salazar vs. L&C............ 1/20/96

Blocked Shots

1. 10 Zoe Pearson vs. Warner Pacific......... 2/26/85 2. 9 Jenny Joseph vs Pacific Lutheran....... 1/14/97 3. 8 Zoe Pearson vs. Pacific..................... 2/21/85

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The Bearcats in Action Women’s Basketball 2006-07

“Laura Payne always plays with so much effort and so much heart that she leads simply by the way she plays the game.” — Coach Henderson

“Keilyn Fujioka is a very talented freshman. She has the potential to develop into one of the top players in the Northwest Conference.” — Coach Henderson

“Maggie Wilkens keeps working to improve. She has the skills to play outside or to post up in the paint.” — Coach Henderson

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Head Coach Bruce Henderson

“Kari Woody has been a great two-sport athlete at Willamette, excelling in soccer and basketball. She’s such a competitor.” — Coach Henderson

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The NCAA and the Northwest Conference Women’s Basketball 2006-07

NCAA Division III Willamette is a member of

the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes in Division III, which has over 425 members and is the largest NCAA division. The colleges in Division III place a priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on successful completion of each student’s academic programs. They seek an environment in which a student-athlete’s activities with an athletic team are seen as an integral part of his or her educational experience. Members in Division III must sponsor at least five men’s sports and five women’s sports.

Athletes in Division III do not receive financial aid related to athletic ability. Willamette and other NCAA Division III members encourage students to participate by maximizing the variety of athletic opportunities. Primary emphasis is placed on conference and regional play. Willamette often sends its teams to California, Idaho, Washington and Texas for in-region games. NCAA Division III members establish an environment with cultural diversity and gender equity among student-athletes and staff. In Division III, employees care about the well-being of their student-athletes.

Northwest Conference The nine prviate colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington that form the Northwest Conference are building a reputation for the NWC as one of the top NCAA Division III leagues in the nation. The NWC is nationally competitive in a broad spectrum of sports. Formed in 1926, the NWC is 80 years old and is one of the oldest conferences in the western United States. The NWC’s current members in Oregon are Willamette, George Fox, Linfield, Lewis and Clark, and Pacific. Members located in Washington are Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound, plus Whitman and Whitworth. The charter members in 1926 included Willamette, College of Idaho (Albertson College), Linfield, Pacific, and the College of Puget Sound (UPS). Albany College was added in 1931 and remained for seven

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years, then departed and returned in 1949 as Lewis and Clark College. The next member, Pacific Lutheran, joined in 1965, followed by Whitworth in 1970. The College of Idaho withdrew in 1978. Whitworth dropped out in 1984, but returned in 1988. Menlo College joined the NWC in 2006 in football only. The NWC originally sponsored athletic competition for men’s sports only, but joined forces with the Women’s Conference of Independent Colleges in 1984 to form the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges. The name was shortened back to the original Northwest Conference in 1998. Also in 1998, all nine NWC members shifted affiliation from the NAIA to the NCAA. Members knew the move would foster equity, sportsmanship and a genuine concern for all student-athletes.


Willamette University 2006-07 Women’s Basketball Schedule Date

Opponent

Nov. Nov. Nov.

17 18 21

Nov. Nov. Dec. Dec.

24 25 1 2

Dec.

8

Dec.

5

Dec. Dec.

29 30

Jan. Jan.

5 6

Jan.

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

Feb. Feb.

Feb.

Feb. Feb. Feb.

12

13 19 20 26 27

2 3

9

10 16 17

Location

Bon Appetit Tournament at Lewis & Clark College vs. St. Mary’s (Minn.) Portland, OR vs. Wartburg (Iowa) Portland, OR at Corban College Salem, OR Lady ‘Yote Classic at Albertson College vs. Eastern Oregon University Caldwell, ID at Albertson College Caldwell, ID at University of Puget Sound* Tacoma, WA at Pacific Lutheran University* Tacoma, WA Corban College

Salem, OR

at Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR Peninsula Hoops Classic at Menlo College at Menlo College Atherton, CA vs. Cal State Univ.-East Bay Atherton, CA Pacific University* Lewis & Clark College*

at Linfield College* at Whitworth College* at Whitman College*

McMinnville, OR Spokane, WA Walla Walla, WA

Tracie Nygaard

Jr., Forward

OR OR OR OR OR

Salem, OR

NCIC Champions 1984-85*, 1985-86, 1986-87*

*Tied for Conference title

7 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

6 p.m. 6 p.m.

6 p.m.

6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Home games (Bold Face) played at Cone Field House

Northwest Conference Champions 1994-95*, 1995-96

WCIC Champions 1972-73, 1974-75, 1978-79*, 1979-80*, 1982-83*, 1983-84*

7 p.m.

6 6 4 6 6

Forest Grove, OR Portland, OR

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7 p.m.

Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem,

at Pacific University* at Lewis & Clark College*

* Northwest Conference game Note: Tournaments in italics

5 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Newberg, OR

George Fox University*

6 p.m. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Salem, OR Salem, OR

at George Fox University*

Linfield College* Whitworth College* Whitman College* University of Puget Sound* Pacific Lutheran University*

Time

Victoria Swigart Jr., Guard


2006-07 Bearcat Women's Basketball  

2006-07 Willamette University Women's Basketball Media Guide

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