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October 19, 2012

2012-13 MEN'S BASKETBALL PREVIEW

George Dexter is one of just two seniors on the Vikings' roster for the 2012-13 season. He averaged 3.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last year.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
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: 1901
OVERALL ALL-TIME RECORD: 1380-874 (.612) in 107 years
CCIW CHAMPIONS: (13) 1963 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1981 - 1982 - 1993 - 2003 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2011

NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: 12 (2011 - Elite Eight; 2008 - Midwest Regional Finals; 2007 - Midwest Regional; 2006 - Sweet Sixteen; 1993 - Final Four 2nd; 1983 - West Regional; 1982 - Elite Eight; 1981 - Final Four 2nd; 1980 - Midwest Regional Finals; 1977 - Midwest Regional; 1976 - Final Four 3rd; 1975 - Final Four 3rd)...NCAA Division III playoff record 26-13 with four Final Four appearances.
NAIA PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: Five (1974 - Elite Eight; 1973 - Final Four 3rd; 1972 - Elite Eight; 1940 - First Round; 1939 - Second Round)...NAIA playoff record is 15-5 with one Final Four appearance.
NCAA COLLEGE DIVISION PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: Four (1971; 1963; 1960; 1959)...NCAA College Division playoff record is 0-8.
UNITED STATES OLYMPIC TRIALS APPEARANCE: One (1936)...Lost in second round...Olympic Trials record is 1-1.
OVERALL POST SEASON RECORD: 42-27.

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: davewrath@augustana.edu
INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu 

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Grey Giovanine (Central Missouri 1981)
GIOVANINE'S AUGUSTANA RECORD: 245-100 (.710) in 13 years at Augustana; 123-59 (.676) in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Giovanine has a 325-185 (.637) overall collegiate coaching record after compiling a mark of 80-85 in six years at NCAA Division I Lamar. He rebuilt the Cardinal program, going 47-37 in his last three years after posting a 33-48 record in his first three years at the Beaumont, Texas school.
BASKETBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7254
BEST TIME TO REACH GIOVANINE: Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.
ASSISTANT COACH: Tom Jessee (Augustana 1991)

ASSISTANT COACH: Dallas Duwa (Northeast Missouri State)

ASSISTANT COACH: Rick Harrigan (Augustana 2006)

ASSISTANT COACH: Jordan Delp (Augustana 2009)

TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2011-12 RECORD: 19-7 (.731) overall; 12-1 (.923) at home; 6-6 (.500) on the road; 1-0 (1.000) at neutral sites.

2011-12 CCIW RECORD: 9-5 (.643) fourth place; 6-1 (.857) at home and 3-4 (.429) on the road.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Six/Eight

STARTERS RETURNING: One - Brandon Kunz (Lake Zurich HS, Lake Zurich, Ill.), 6-7, 205, Sr...6.9 ppg...6.0 rpg...54.3 FG%...18 blk...20.2 mpg.

STARTERS LOST: Four - Brian DeSimone (Buffalo Grove HS, Wheeling, Ill.)...7.2 ppg...1.9 rpg...89 ast...12 blk...34 stl...26.1 mpg...Troy Rorer (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa)... Bryant Voiles (Bryon HS, Byron, Ill.)...14.2 ppg...7.2 rpg...83.0% FT...45 ast...13 blk...27.1 mpg...Kameron Norton (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.), 6-6, 222...5.7 ppg...47.5% FG...10 blk...18.0 mpg.

KEY NON-STARTERS RETURNING: George Dexter (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa), 6-7, 201, Sr...3.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg...17.0 mpg...Dan Jurgutis (Downers Grove South HS, Darien, Ill.), 6-0, 201, So...4.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg...46.4% FG... 75.0% FT...38 ast...12.9 mpg...Mark Roth (Washington HS, Metamora, Ill.), 6-0, 164, So...5.6 ppg, 0.6 rpg...44.7% FG...43.9% 3P...14.2 mpg...Kevin Schlitter (Maine South HS, Park Ridge, Ill.), 6-8, 265, Jr...5.0 ppg...2.5 rpg...58.9% FG...12.6 mpg

2011-12 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

CCIW TOURNAMENT: Only school to qualify for every CCIW tournament.

D3HOOPS.COM NATIONAL RANKING: Ranked 2nd in preseason poll...Ranked 1st in week one poll.

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE: Troy Rorer (2nd Team)...Bryant Voiles (2nd Team).

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Brian DeSimone, Kevin Waibel

2011-12 The Sporting News Preseason All-America: Bryant Voiles (Honorable mention).

CCIW TEAM STATISTICAL LEADERS: Augustana led the CCIW in rebounds (39.6 rpg)...rebound margin (+10.2 per game)...offensive rebounds (14.43 per game)...defensive rebounds (25.21 per game).

2011-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARDS

Most Valuable Player:  Troy Rorer & Bryant Voiles

Best Defender: Troy Rorer

Leading Rebounder:  Bryant Voiles

2011-12 Captains: Troy Rorer, Bryant Voiles & Brian DeSimone

Junior Varsity MVP: Kevin Schlitter