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October 22, 2008

2008-09 Season - 2008-09 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PREVIEW

 

2008-09 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL


GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
ARENA: Carver PE Center (1971)
CAPACITY: 1,900
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

 

BASKETBALL HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF BASKETBALL: 1975
OVERALL ALL TIME RECORD: 461-355 (.565) in 33 years
COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: 1987-1989-1990-1991-1993

NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: Seven (1993 - Lost in first round; 1991 - Lost in first round; 1990 - Third place in North Regional; 1989 - Lost in North Regional Championship; 1987 - Third place in North Regional; 1983 - Third place in North Regional; 1982 - North Regional Champions, lost in national quarterfinals.)...NCAA Division III playoff record is 5-7.
AIAW PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: Four (1981 - Illinois State Champions, lost in first round of Midwest Regional; 1980 - Lost in state championship title game; 1979 - Lost in second round of state championship; 1976 - Third place in state championship)...AIAW playoff record is 9-4.

 

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR; Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S HOME PHONE: (309) 762-5621
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306

SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE
Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA ATHLETICS WEB SITE: http//www.augustana.edu.

 

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Bobbi Endress (University of Dubuque – 2000)
ENDRESS RECORD AS HEAD COACH: 45-61 overall…36-20 in two years at Edgewood College & 9-41 in two years at Augustana

ASSISTANT COACH: Mark Beinborn

BASKETBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7538 
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

 

TEAM INFORMATION
2007-08 RECORD: 5-20 (.200) overall; 2-9 (.182) at home; 2-11 (.154)
on the road and 1-0 at neutral sites
2007-08 CCIW RECORD: 3-11 (.214) overall; 1-6 (.143) at home and 2-5 (.286) on the road.

STARTERS RETURNING: One – Sarah Rachwalski (Amos Alonzo Stagg HS, Palos Hills, Ill.), 5-7, Senior…6.3 points and 3.8 rebounds a game…41.9% FG…63.8% FT…49 assists…34 steals.

 

STARTERS LOST: Four – Beck Rehn (Orion HS, Osco, Ill.), 5-7…Team MVP…Third Team All-CCIW…Leading scorer at 10.1 ppg…75.7% FT…4.5 rpg…Led team with 81 assists and 73 steals…Led CCIW in steals...Katie Engwall (Aledo HS, Aledo, Ill.), 5-7…Vikings’ second leading scorer at 7.6 points a game…75.7% FT…Maegan Skahill (Lyons Township HS, LaGrange, Ill.), 5-11…Leading rebounder with 5.8 per game…Third in scoring at 7.4 ppg…68.1% FT…Led team in blocked shots with 25…Cindy Kastning (North Boone HS, Capron, Ill.), 5-10…4.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game…72.2% FT…Most Improved and Coach’s Award winner.

 

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/Nine

 

2007-08 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Becky Rehn

DEFENSIVE AWARD: Becky Rehn

MOST IMPROVED: Cindy Kastning

VIKING AWARD: Tracy Dianis & Katie Engwall

COACH’S AWARD: Cindy Kastning

WINDEX (REBOUNDING) AWARD: Maegan Skahill

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE: Becky Rehn (3rd team)