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July 8, 2011

2011-12 Season - 2011-12 WOMEN'S TENNIS SEASON PREVIEW

Sophomore Kim Sawyer set a new school record with 29 victories in 2010-11 as Augustana finished the year with a 20-9 overall record and a second place finish in the CCIW. The Vikings were ranked 14th in the final NCAA Division III Central Region poll.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURTS: Lower Campus Courts
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin
(CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (Iowa, 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S TENNIS HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S TENNIS: 1976-77
OVERALL ALL-TIME DUAL MEET RECORD: 371-260 (.588)
CCIW TEAM CHAMPIONS: 1993; 1994; 1996; 1997
AIAW MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: 1979-80
AIAW TOP TEN NATIONAL FINISHES: 3rd in 1979 & 10th in 1981
IAIAW STATE CHAMPIONS: 1977; 1978; 1979

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
EMAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
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: Jon Miedema (Calvin College)
MIEDEMA’S RECORD: First year at Augustana
OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-8986

TEAM INFORMATION
2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished the year with a 20-9 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin…The Vikings finished second at the CCIW tournament and second at the CCIW Automatic Qualifier Tournament… Shannen McNamara (Battle Mountain HS, Avon, Colo.) finished third in the CCIW at number one singles... Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) finished second at number two singles... Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Barrington, Ill.) finished third at number four singles... Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) finished third at number five singles... Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.) finished fourth at number six singles...McNamara & Sawyer finished fourth at number one doubles...Panko & Samantha Tonn (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) finished second at number two doubles and Sapio & Brittany Reece (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) finished fourth at number three doubles.

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING (6): Emily Kaczmarek (Glenbard South HS, Lombard, Ill.), Sophomore...5-2 singles record at numbers four thru six...4-1 doubles record... Shannen McNamara (Battle Mountain HS, Avon, Colo.), Sophomore...Co-Most Valuable Player...First team All-CCIW...25-9 singles record at numbers one and two...Third in the CCIW at number one singles...22-9 doubles record... Fourth in the CCIW, with Sawyer, at number one doubles...Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.), Junior...17-14 singles record, mostly at numbers four and five...Third in the CCIW at number five singles...19-13 doubles record...Second in the CCIW, with Tonn, at number two doubles... Brittany Reece (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.), Senior... Most Improved...Academic All-Conference...12-7 singles record at numbers three thru six...17-9 doubles record...Finished fourth in the CCIW, with Sapio, at number three doubles... Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.), Sophomore... Newcomer of the Year...First team All-CCIW...Academic All-Conference...School-record 29 singles wins...29-7 record at numbers one and two singles...Second in the CCIW at number two singles...22-9 doubles record...Fourth in the CCIW, with McNamara, at number one doubles... Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.), Junior...Academic All-Conference...9-4 singles record at numbers three thru six...8-4 doubles record.
 
LETTER WINNERS LOST (2): Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.)...Most Inspirational... Academic All-Conference...13-10 singles record at numbers five and six...Fourth in the CCIW at number six singles...9-10 doubles record...Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Barrington, Ill.)...Co-Most Valuable Player...22-15 singles record at numbers two thru four...Third in the CCIW at number four singles...13-17 doubles record...Fourth in the CCIW, with Reece, at number three doubles.

2010-11 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
School Record for Single Season Wins: 20-9 (breaks old mark of 19-3 set in 1993-94 season)
CCIW All-Conference Players: Shannen McNamara (1st team) & Kim Sawyer (1st team)
CCIW Team Finish: T – 2nd place at conference tournament with 37 points (Highest finish since 1997)
CCIW AQ Finish: 2nd place…defeated Carthage 7-2 in semi-finals; lost to Wheaton 9-0 in championship match
Most Singles Wins in a Single Season (School Record): Kim Sawyer with 29 (29-7)
Single Season Singles Wins: Kim Sawyer…1st with 29 (29-7); Shannen McNamara…T – 5th with 25 (25-9)
Single Season Doubles Wins: Shannen McNamara & Kim Sawyer…T – 6th with 20 (20-9)
Single Season Doubles Winning Percentage: Krista Panko & Brittany Reece…10th at .786 (11-3)
Career Doubles Winning Percentage: Krista Panko & Brittany Reece…sixth at .786 (11-3)
100th Career Victory: Tricia Sapio (05/01/11 vs. Loras)
100 Win Club: Tricia Sapio with 101
CCIW “PLAYER OF THE WEEK”: Kim Sawyer (09/29/10); Shannen McNamara (04/05/11); Tricia Sapio (04/20/11); Brittany Reece (04/26/11)
ITA Scholar Athlete Award (for 2009-10): Tricia Crawford, Emily Doemland, Sheri Hendricks, & Meghan Wethington
CCIW Academic All-Conference (for fall 2010): Sheri Hendricks, Brittany Reece, Meghan Wethington, & Kim Sawyer
Most Valuable Player: Tricia Sapio & Shannen McNamara
Newcomer of the Year: Kim Sawyer
Most Improved: Brittany Reece
Most Inspirational: Sheri Hendricks