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May 27, 2009

2009 Season - 2009 Augustana Volleyball Preview

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
ARENA: Roy J. Carver (1971)
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (University of Iowa, 1971)
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine, 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521
      
VOLLEYBALL HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF VOLLEYBALL: 1977
OVERALL VOLLEYBALL RECORD: 554-541 .506
CCIW RECORD SINCE 1986: 82-85 .491
CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1996 & 2001
NCAA APPEARANCE: (One) 2001 - lost to Colorado College 1-3 (30-28; 23-30; 27-30; 21-30) in first round of West Regional in Hayward, CA.

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION: 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
INTERNET ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Janelle Hester (Tennessee, 2003) – 23-12 in one year at Augustana
HESTER’S OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7839
BEST TIME TO REACH HESTER: Mornings
ASSISTANT COACH: Steve Hennings

STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH: Garrett Peacy
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2008 RECORD: 23-12 overall and 2-5 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin for a sixth place finish in the regular season… The Vikings defeated Illinois Wesleyan in the Quarterfinals, North Central in the Semi-Finals, and Carthage defeated Augie in the Championship.
 
LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Six/Seven
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Three/Three

KEY LOSSES:
Jaime Spolum (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-7, S,…2008 CCIW All-Conference 2nd Team…AVCA All-Region Honrable Mention…CCIW “Player of the Week” selection…Most Valuable Player…Holds the school record in career assists…5th place in service aces with 134…Team MVP in 2006 & 2007…Recorded 1427 assists in 2007 for an average of 11.24 per game, highest in school history…Led CCIW in assists at 12.08 per game…2007 First Team All-CCIW…2007 All-tournament selection at CCIW, Grinnell and Benedictine…Had 67 assists in 2006 win over North Park, which is third highest single match total in Augustana history…Also holds the fifth, sixth and tenth best single game assist marks…Has 3,603 career assists and ranks second on Augustana’s all-time list…Has led the Vikings in assists in each of her three years…Averaged 0.46 service aces per game in 2005, eighth best in school history.

Angela Baumgartner (Princeton HS, Princeton, Ill.), 5-11, MH,…Led the team with 48 solo and 104 total blocks…Second on the team with 314 kills and a 2.47 average…All-Tournament at Augustana Invitational…CCIW academic All-Conference…ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District.

 

KEY RETURNERS:
Courtney Jungnickel (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.), 5-8, OH, Junior…C0-Most Valuable Player…CCIW All-Conference (2nd Team)…2007 Augustana Co-Best Offensive Player…Led the Vikings in kills with 337 for an average of 2.74 per game…Honorable Mention All-CCIW…CCIW Academic All-Conference…All-Tournament selection at Grinnell & Emory…0.46 service aces per game rank tied for eighth best in school single season history…Third on the team with 389 digs.

Mallory Thelander (Evanston HS, Evanston, Ill.), 5-10, OH, Senior…2007 Augustana Co-Best Offensive Player…Third on the team with 307 kills (2.46 per game) and second with 434 digs…2007 Second Team All-CCIW…CCIW All-Tournament…CCIW Academic All-Conference…Led CCIW with an average of 0.77 service aces per game.

Rachel Uhrig (Wheaton North HS, Winfield, Ill.), 5-5, DS, Senior…2006 & 2007 Augustana Best Defensive Player…Led team in digs for the second straight year with 704 for 5.59 average…Set the school single game record with 50 digs…Owns the third and fourth best single season digs per game averages in school history…Led team in serve receptions with 66…2007 Honorable Mention All-CCIW…Tied for the team lead in service aces with 56…CCIW Academic All-Conference.

Jackie Rust (Addison Trail HS, Addison, Ill.), 5-6, DS/L, Junior…2008 led the team in digs with a 3.30 average (402 in 122 games)

2008 AUGUSTANA VOLLEYBALL SUPERLATIVES
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Jaime Spolum (2nd), Courtney Jungnickel (HM) and Angela Baumgartner (HM)
CCIW TOURNAMENT ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTION: Angela Baumgartner and Jackie Rust
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Angela Baumgartner, Jackie Dickens, Jenna Howard, Courtney Jungnickel, Lisa Neverman, Ellise Rhoades, Maddie Shaw, Mallory Thelander, Rachel Uhrig, and Bridget Reich
ESPN – THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Angela Baumgartner (1st Team)
AVCA ALL-REGION: Jaime Spolum (HM)
ALL TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Jaime Spolum & Jackie Rust @ Star Volleyball Classic on 8/31/08 in River Forest, Illinois…Courtney Jungnickel @ Pioneer Classic on 09/06/08 in Platteville, Wisconsin…Angela Baumgartner @ Augustana Invitational on 10/04/08 in Rock Island, Illinois…Mallory Thelander @ Central of Iowa Tournament on 10/25/08 in Pella, Iowa…
CCIW “PLAYER OF THE WEEK” SELECTIONS
Rachel Uhrig (Defensive) on 09/10/08…Jaime Spolum (Setter/Defensive) on 09/23/08…
CCIW STATISTICAL LEADERS – TEAM
Blocks – 2.67 per game (80.0 total – 26 solo and 108 assists) in 30 games
CCIW STATICSTICAL LEADERS – INDIVIDUAL
Blocks – 1.43 per game (33 total – 8 solo and 25 assists in 23 conference games)
SCHOOL RECORDS SET IN 2008
CAREER ASSISTS – 4, 257 by Jaime Spolum – breaks old record of 4,050 set by Kiersten Madden from 1998-2001

2008 TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Jaime Spolum & Courtney Jungnickel
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT – Angela Baumgartner
VIKING AWARD: Jackie Dickens (varsity) & Brianne Skeens (junior varsity)
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – Jenna Loncar

TOP TEN LISTS
CAREER TOP TEN LISTINGS (additions from 2008)
ASSISTS – 4,257 by Jaime Spolum – SCHOOL RECORD
SERVICE ACES – 134 by Jaime Spolum – fifth place and 112 by Rachel Uhrig – ninth place
DIGS – 1, 299 by Rachel Uhrig – fifth place