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September 29, 2011

2011-12 Season - 2011-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PREVIEW

The Augustana Vikings return four starters from last year's team that won three road games in the CCIW near the end of the season.

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: 478-413 (.536) in 36 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: 62-119 overall…36-20 in two years at Edgewood College & 26-99 in five years at Augustana
ASSISTANT COACHES: Mark Beinborn & Maurice Woods
BASKETBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7538 
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

 

TEAM INFORMATION
2010-11 RECORD: 7-18 (.280) overall; 4-9 (.308) at home; 3-9 (.250) on the road and 0-0 (1.00) at neutral sites
2010-11 CCIW RECORD: 3-11 (.214) overall; 0-7 (.286) at home and 3-4 (.429) on the road.

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Four/One
LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 12/Four

STARTERS RETURNING: Four
Whitney Miller (Clinton HS, Clinton, Iowa), 5-6 Senior...2011: 6.4 ppg...4.1 rpg...27.3% 3P...67.1% FT...85 assists...27 steals.

Elizabeth Phillips (Grayslake North HS, Lake Villa, Ill.), 5-10 Senior...2011: Team “Most Improved” & “Viking Award” winner...4.7 ppg...4.0 rpg...44.9% FG...14 assists...6 blocks...14 steals.

Natalie Runge (St. Dominic HS, O’Fallon, Missouri), 5-10 Senior...2011: “Coach’s Award” winner...Lakeland Tip-Off All-Tournament...Missed 10 games due to injury...11.0 ppg...6.2 rpg...45.5% FG...71.7% FT...24 assists.

Brianna Skeens (Vernon Hills HS, Libertyville, Ill.), 5-10 Senior...2011: “Defensive Award” winner...2.2 ppg...3.0 rpg...64.3% FT...17 assists...15 steals.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Jessica Baids (West Chicago HS, Carol Sream, Ill.), 5-9 Sophomore...4.7 ppg...3.2 rpg...63.3% FT...Molly Etheridge (Normal Community HS, Bloomington, Ill.), 5-5 Sophomore...8.7 ppg...2.9 rpg...33.3% 3P...38 assists...16 steals...Kristina Howard (Cherokee Trail HS, Aurora, Colo.), 5-10 Senior...1.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg...Dawn Kernich (Mt. Olive HS, Mt. Olive, Ill.), 5-7 Senior...Missed 17 games due to injury...1.6 ppg...2.3 rpg...Gianna Pecora (Downers Grove South HS, Darien, Ill.), 5-5 Junior...2.7 ppg...1.1 rpg...27.3% 3P...71.4% FT...Chaney Tambling (Dwight HS, Dwight, Ill.), 5-8 Sophomore...1.5 ppg...1.8 rpg...Allie Scaggs (Petersburg-Porta HS, Petersburg, Ill.), 5-9 Senior...0.6 ppg...0.9 rpg.

STARTERS LOST: One – Kristen Fox (Ottawa HS, Ottawa, Ill.), 5-8...2011: Team MVP & “Windex Award” winner...2nd team All-CCIW...14.0 ppg...7.0 rpg...29.7% 3P...72.1% FT...32 assists...36 steals.


2010-11 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Kristen Fox
DEFENSIVE AWARD: Brianna Skeens
MOST IMPROVED: Elizabeth Phillips
VIKING AWARD: Elizabeth Phillips
WINDEX (REBOUNDING) AWARD: Kristen Fox
COACH’S AWARD: Natalie Runge
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE: Kristen Fox – 2nd team
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Jessica Baids, Molly Etheridge, Kayla Papish, Natalie Runge, Chaney Tambling.
CCIW “PLAYER OF THE WEEK”: Kristen Fox (02/21/11)
LAKELAND “TIP-OFF” ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Natalie Runge