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April 1, 2005

2008-09 Season - 2004-05 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL REVIEW

2004-05 WBB REVIEW

 

KRISTEN PENCE NAMED MVP AFTER RECORD SETTING YEAR

 

Senior guard Kristen Pence (Rochelle HS, Rochelle, IL) put the finishing touch on a tremendous career in a big way during the 2004-05 women’s basketball season. The smooth shooting lefthander finished the year as the team’s leading scorer for the third time in the last four seasons. She scored 336 points in 24 games and averaged 14.0 points per game. She made 46 of 112 three point field goal attempts for a percentage of .411 and connected on 46 of 58 free throws for a mark of .793. In addition she led the team in assists with 54 and steals with 48 and was fourth in rebounding with a 4.5 average.

 

Pence was definitely the brightest spot for the Vikings, who finished the year with a 6-18 overall record and a 3-11 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. She was a second team all-conference selection and was a second team selection on the ESPN – The Magazine’s Academic All-District Five team. She was also named to the academic all-conference team.

 

When the final horn sounded to end the season Pence was a school record holder in four different categories and her name is scattered all-over the Vikings’ top ten lists. Her school records include: career three point field goals (145), consecutive free throws in a single game (10 against Wheaton on 02/23/02), single season three point field goals (48 in 2003-04) and single season three point field goal percentage (.411 in 2004-05). In addition, she ranked third on the school’s career scoring list with 1,237 points.

 

This past season she was seventh in the league in scoring with 182 points in 14 games for an average of 13.0 per contest. She was 11th in field goal percentage with a mark of .449 (66-147), 14th in assists at 2.29 per game (32 in 14 games), fifth in steals at 2.21 (31 in 14), fourth in three point field goal percentage at .417 (25-60) and fourth in three point field goals made at 1.79 (25 in 14).

 

After getting off to a 0-4 start in the first four games of the year, the Vikings defeated cross-town rival St. Ambrose 86-82 in the first home game of the season. Home victories against Illinois Wesleyan and Carthage at the end of January were also highlights for head coach James Black’s team.

 

While Pence shouldered most of the scoring load, sophomore Kelly Sikora (Elgin HS, Elgin, IL) came on in the second half of the campaign and finished second on the team in scoring with an 11.6 average. Nearly averaging in double figures was senior Heidi Hallstrom (Moline HS, Moline, IL) with a 9.8 average. Nancy Marcum (LeRoy HS, LeRoy, IL) led the team in rebounding with 154 in 24 games for a 6.4 average.

 

Not surprisingly, Pence was selected as the Vikings’ Most Valuable Player for the 2004-05 season and she also won the Player’s Choice award. Marcum won the award as the team’s Best Rebounder and the Defensive Player of the Year went to Kim Rymer (Vernon Hills HS, Vernon Hills, IL). Hallstrom and Sikora shared the Most Improved Player honor and Stacey Slain (Sterling Newman HS, Dixon, IL) was named the “Fighting Viking”. Freshman point guard Becky Rehn (Orion HS, Orion, IL) was the Newcomer of the Year.

 

2004-05 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

 

CCIW

CCIW

CCIW

OVERALL

OVERALL

OVERALL

TEAM

WON

LOSS

.PCT

WON

LOSS

.PCT

Millikin

13

1

.929

29

2

.935

Wheaton

13

1

.929

22

4

.846

Illinois Wesleyan

8

6

.929

16

11

.593

Elmhurst

6

8

.429

15

11

.577

North Central

5

9

.357

15

10

.600

Carthage

4

10

.286

13

12

.520

North Park

4

10

.286

11

13

.458

AUGUSTANA

3

11

.214

6

18

.250

 

2005 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SUPERLATIVES

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Kristen Pence

BEST REBOUNDER: Nancy Marcum

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kim Rymer

PLAYER’S CHOICE: Kristen Pence

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Heidi Hallstrom & Kelly Sikora

FIGHTING VIKING: Stacey Slain

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Becky Rehn

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE (2ND TEAM): Kristen Pence

ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (2ND TEAM): Kristen Pence

SCHOOL RECORD CAREER THREE POINT FIELD GOALS: 145 - Kristen Pence

SCHOOL RECORD SINGLE SEASON THREE POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .411 (46-112) – Kristen Pence