Augustana College printing logo

October 2, 2009

2009-2010 Season - 2009-10 Women's Basketball Preview

2009-10 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: 464-377 (.552) in 34 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 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: 48-83 overall…36-20 in two years at Edgewood College & 12-63 in three years at Augustana
ASSISTANT COACH: Mark Beinborn
BASKETBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7538 
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2008-09 RECORD: 3-22 (.120) overall; 1-10 (.091) at home; 0-10 (.000) on the road and 2-2 (.500) at neutral sites
2008-09 CCIW RECORD: 1-13 (.071) overall; 1-6 (.143) at home and 0-7 (.000) on the road.

STARTERS RETURNING: Three – Kristen Fox (Ottawa HS, Ottawa, Ill.), 5-7 Senior…11.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg…29.9% 3pt…76.7% ft…52 assists…43 steals…Natalie Runge (St. Dominic HS, O’Fallon, Missouri), 5-10 Sophomore…10.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg…49.7% fg…66.7% ft…Lani Kasten (Forreston HS, German Valley, Ill.), 5-11 Sophomore…9.3 ppg…5.8 rpg…70.7% ft…46 assists…19 blocked shots

STARTERS LOST: Two – Sarah Rachwalski (Stagg HS, Palos Hills, Ill.), 5-7…7.4 ppg…47.3% fg…33.3% 3p…64 assists…31 steals…Jeanelle Strohmaier (Genoa-Kingston HS, Genoa, Ill.), 5-11…5.1 ppg…79.4% ft

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Nine/Three

2008-09 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Sarah Rachwalski
DEFENSIVE AWARD:  Lisa Smith
MOST IMPROVED: Dawn Kernich
VIKING AWARD: Sarah Rachwalski
WINDEX (REBOUNDING) AWARD: Lani Kasten
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Lisa Smith