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July 3, 2012

2012 VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

Senior Sarah Williams (#20) celebrates a point along with Emily Leazer (facing camera) and Katrina Colclasure (#25). Williams led the Vikings in total blocks last year with 86 while Leazer was second on the team in both kills and digs and Colclasure led Augustana in digs.

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: 586-605 (.492)

CCIW RECORD SINCE 1986: 98-115 (.460)
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 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: Jamie Walters (Benedictine University)-Third season at Augustana...21-43 in two seasons...55-102 in five seasons as a collegiate head coach.

WALTER'S OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7839
BEST TIME TO REACH WALTERS: Late mornings
ASSISTANT COACH: Steve Hennings & Kelly Kelley

TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2011 RECORD: 9-23 overall and 1-6 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, seventh place...Lost to Millikin in three games in the CCIW tournament play-in round.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Seven/Two
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Four/Two

KEY LOSSES:

Brianna Skeens (Vernon Hills HS, Libertyville, Ill.), 5-10, MB...Team MVP...Led team with 331 kills and 24 solo blocks...Second with 76 total blocks...27 kills vs. Carroll on 10/22/11 are tied for ninth most in school history.

Kelsey Mikula (Coal City HS, Coal City, Ill.),5-6, S...Led team with 916 assists...Second with 25 service aces...Third with 235 digs...60 assists vs. Carroll on 10/22/11 are tied for 10th most in school history...Academic All-Conference...Sixth in career assists at Augustana with 1,684.

KEY RETURNEES:

Katrina Colclasure (Tri-Valley HS, Bloomington, Ill.), 5-5, S, Junior...Led team with 542 digs... 2011 average of 4.80 digs per game is sixth best in school history...Third on the team with 35 assists and 20 service aces...41 digs vs. Hendrix on 9/9/11 are eighth most in school history.

Dory Dudley (Tremont HS, Tremont, Ill.), 5-10, OH/RS, Sophomore...50 kills, 27 digs and 16 blocks.

Samantha Kammerman (Sherrard HS, Milan, Ill.), 5-9, OH, Sophomore...Fourth on the team with 141 kills...Fifth with 108 digs...10 service aces...13 blocks...Academic All-Conference.

Emily Leazer (St. Viator HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.), 5-9, OH, Sophomore... Vikings' Freshman of the Year...Led team with 36 service aces...Second with 295 kills and 309 digs...Third with 43 blocks... Academic All-Conference.

Julee Morrison (Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.), 5-5, DS, Sophomore...Fourth on the team with 206 digs and 19 service aces.

Stephanie Petkovsek (Lisle HS, Lisle, Ill.), 5-7, S, Sophomore... Co-Most Improved Player...Second on the team with 84 assists...39 digs.

Morgan Stittleburg (Black River Falls HS, Black River Falls, Wis.), 5-11, RS, Junior...Fifth on the team with 79 kills...Fourth with 32 blocks and11 assists...51 digs.

Sarah Williams (Rockford Lutheran HS, Loves Park, Ill.), 5-9, MB, Senior...Augie Award winner...Led team with 86 total blocks...Second with 18 solo blocks...Third with 150 kills...11 service aces...47 digs... Academic All-Conference.

2011 AUGUSTANA VOLLEYBALL SUPERLATIVES

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: None

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Samantha Kammerman, Emily Leazer, Kelsey Mikula, Sarah Williams

ALL TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS

Emily Leazer @ Viking Classic on 09/02-03/11 at home...Katrina Colclasure @ Viking Classic on 09/02-03/11 at home...Katrina Colclasure @ Rhodes Tournament on 09/09-10/11 in Memphis, Tennessee... Emily Leazer @ UW-Stevens Point Tournament on 10/21-22/11 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP 10 - INDIVIDUAL

Hitting Percentage - 10th, Sarah Williams, .260 (34 kills, 7 errors, 104 total attempts in 23 games) - CCIW only

Kills - 6th, Brianna Skeens, 3.08 kills per game (77 in 25 games) and 9th, Emily Leazer, 2.88 kills per game (72 in 25 games) - CCIW only

Assists - 7th, Kelsey Mikula, 8.50 assists per game (187 assists in 22 games) - CCIW only

Service Aces - 8th, Emily Leazer, 0.36 service aces per game (9 in 25 games) - CCIW only

Digs - 8th, Katrina Colclasure, 4.04 digs per game (101 in 25 games) - CCIW only

2011 TEAM AWARDS

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Brianna Skeens

AUGIE AWARD - Sarah Williams (varsity) & Astin Moravek (junior varsity)

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Amber Dalgaard & Stephanie Petkovsek

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Emily Leazer

TOP TEN LISTS

CAREER TOP TEN LISTINGS (additions from 2011)

Assists - 1,684 Kelsey Mikula moves into sixth place

SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LISTINGS (additions from 2011)

Digs per game - 4.80 (542 digs in 113 games), Katrina Colclasure - 6th place

SINGLE MATCH TOP TEN LISTINGS (additions from 2011)

Kills - 27, Brianna Skeens vs. Carroll on 10/22/11, T-9th

Assists - 60, Kelsey Mikula vs. Carroll on 10/22/11, T-10th

Digs - 41, Katrina Colclasure vs. Hendrix on 09/09/11, 8th