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April 1, 2004

2008-09 Season - 2003-04 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL REVIEW

2003-04 WBB REVIEW

 

Vikings finish season with winning record (15-9) for third year in a row; Kristin Romolo (assists) and Kendra Ryl (blocked shots) leave Augustana with school records; Julia Selzer finishes in top 10 in career rebounding

 

For the third consecutive season the Augustana Vikings women’s basketball team has fashioned a winning record. The Vikings of third year head coach James Black ended the 2003-04 campaign with an overall mark of 15-9 and a College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin record of 6-8. After winning 14 games in each of the last two years (14-11 in 2001-02 & 14-9 in 2002-03) the Blue and Gold notched the most victories since the 1996-97 team went 15-10.

 

Although the season ended with two straight losses on the road to eliminate any hopes of a return to the CCIW tournament, the accomplishments of the four seniors on the 2003-04 roster are noteworthy. The quartet of Kristin Romolo (Washington HS, Washington, IL), Kendra Ryl (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, IL), Julia Selzer (Bloomington Central Catholic HS, Bloomington, IL) and Jasmine Daniels (Rich South HS, Matteson, IL) combined to fashion a record of 52-45 during their careers, including a mark of 43-29 over the past three years. They also were responsible for some reworking of the Augustana record books as well.

 

Romolo was the floor general for the Vikings from her point guard position and she will graduate in May as the school record holder in assists for both single season and career. She notched 128 assists this past year and she erased the previous record of Diane Garrison, who had 112 assists in 1983-84. Romolo finished her career with 373 assists, also a school record. She also had 79 three point field goals in her career, which puts her in fourth place on the all time list. She led the CCIW in assists with 72 in 14 league games for a 5.14 average and in assist/turnover ratio at 1.71.

 

Ryl was a force in the middle from her center position and she set a new school record this year with 113 blocked shots, breaking her own mark of 58, which was set in 2001-02. For her career Ryl blocked a school record 266 shots. She led the CCIW in blocked shots with 64 in 14 games for a mark of 4.57. Ryl pulled down 276 rebounds this year, which is the fourth highest single season mark in school history. She led the CCIW in rebounding with 174 in 14 games for an average of 12.6 in league play. Her career rebounding total of 536 is the 10th highest in school history.

 

Selzer finished the year as team’s leading scorer with 365 points in 24 games for an average of 15.2 per contest. She nearly eclipsed the 1000 point mark for her career as she ended with 963, the ninth highest in school history. She is the seventh best career rebounder ever for the Vikings with 586.

 

Daniels returned to the team this year after not playing as a junior and she wrapped up her career with a field goal percentage of .520 (128-246), which is the fourth highest in school history.

 

Junior Kristy Pence (Rochelle HS, Rochelle, IL) was the second leading scorer on the team with 351 points in 24 games for an average of 14.6 per game. She will enter her senior season with 901 points and barring injury, will become the eighth player in school history to eclipse the 1,000 point mark. She has 99 three point field goals in her career and that is second on the all time list. Her 275 attempts is also second on the career list and her .360 (99-275) three point field goal shooting percentage is third.

 

James Black just finished his third year as the head coach at Augustana after serving two years as an assistant for Lisa Robinson from 1999-2001. In his first year he led the Vikings to a 14-11 overall record and an 8-6 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, good for third place in the league. With the 14-9 record a year ago, Black entered the 2003-04 season with an overall record of 28-20 as head coach and 17-11 in the CCIW. His team went 15-9 overall and 6-8 in the CCIW this past year, making him 43-29 overall and 23-19 in the CCIW.

 

As a team Augustana led the CCIW in rebounding with 661 in 14 games for a 47.2 average…The Vikings were also first in rebound margin with a 8.5 (47.2 for and 38.7 against)…Augustana led the CCIW in blocked shots with 79 in 14 games for an average of 5.64 per game.

 

Individually, Ryl led the conference in rebounding (174 in 14 games for 12.4 average) and blocked shots (64 in 14 games for 4.57 average) and Romolo was the leader in assists (72 in 14 games for 5.14 average) and assist/turnover ratio (5.1 assists per game to 3.0 turnovers for 1.71 ratio). Selzer finished fourth in the CCIW in scoring with a 13.6 average and Pence was ninth at 11.5…Selzer was sixth in rebounding at 6.4.

 

Daniels was second in the conference in field goal percentage with a mark of .562 (59-105)…Ryl was second in free throw percentage at .822 (37-45) and Selzer was sixth at .742 (49-66)…Pence was seventh in assists at 2.21 (31 in 14 games) and she was fourth in three point field goal percentage at .348 (23-66).

 

At the annual year-end banquet Romolo was selected as the team’s MVP, the second time in three years that she was selected to that honor. She was also named the Vikings’ Best Defensive Player. Selzer was the winner of the Player’s Choice award and Ryl was named Best Rebounder. Daniels was the Most Improved Player and Pence was named the “Fighting Viking”. Freshman guard Lizzie Thomas (Wheaton North HS, Wheaton, IL) was the Newcomer of the Year.

 

2003-04 CCIW WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

 

STANDINGS

CCIW

.PCT

CCIW PF

CCIW PA

OVERALL

.PCT

OVER PF

OVER PA

Millikin

12-2

.857

59.4

49.4

22-6

.786

62.4

53.0

Wheaton

11-3

.786

65.7

58.3

21-7

.750

66.9

59.9

North Park

7-7

.500

57.2

58.6

15-11

.577

58.6

56.0

Carthage

7-7

.500

55.4

56.1

13-12

.520

56.0

55.3

Illinois Wesleyan

7-7

.500

60.3

60.0

12-13

.480

65.0

63.1

Augustana

6-8

.429

63.2

62.6

15-9

.625

67.6

64.3

North Central

6-8

.429

58.8

58.5

12-13

.480

60.1

59.8

Elmhurst

0-14

.000

46.5

63.0

7-18

.280

51.8

59.8

 

2003-04 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SUPERLATIVES

 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Kristin Romolo

PLAYER’S CHOICE – Julia Selzer

BEST REBOUNDER – Kendra Ryl

MOST IMPROVED – Jasmine Daniels

FIGHTING VIKING – Kristy Pence

NEWCOMER – Elizabeth Thomas

BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Kristin Romolo

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE – Kristin Romolo (1st team) & Julia Selzer (3rd team)

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT – Kristy Pence (2nd team)

SINGLE SEASON SCHOOL RECORD FOR ASSISTS – 128, Kristin Romolo (breaks old record of 112 by Diane Garrison in 1983-84)

SINGLE SEASON SCHOOL RECORD FOR BLOCKED SHOTS – 113, Kendra Ryl (breaks old record of 58 by Ryl in 2001-02)

CAREER SCHOOL RECORD FOR ASSISTS – 373, Kristin Romolo

CAREER SCHOOL RECORD FOR BLOCKED SHOTS – 266, Kendra Ryl

CCIW LEADER IN ASSISTS – 5.14 per game, Kristin Romolo

CCIW LEADER IN ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO – 1.71 per game, Kristin Romolo

CCIW LEADER IN BLOCKED SHOTS – 4.57 per game, Kendra Ryl

CCIW LEADER IN REBOUNDING – 12.60 per game, Kendra Ryl

AUGUSTANA CAREER TOP TEN LIST IN THREE POINT FIELD GOALS – Kristy Pence (2nd with 99)

AUGUSTANA CAREER TOP TEN LIST IN THREE POINT FIELD GOALS – Kristin Romolo (4th with 79)

AUGUSTANA CAREER TOP TEN LIST IN THREE POINT FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS – Kristy Pence (2nd with 275)

AUGSUTANA CAREER TOP TEN LIST IN THREE POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE – Kristy Pence (3rd at .360 – 99 of 275)

AUGUSTANA CAREER TOP TEN LIST IN FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE – Jasmine Daniels (4th at .520 - 128 of 246)

AUGUSTANA CAREER TOP TEN LIST IN SCORING – Julia Selzer (9th with 963)

AUGUSTANA CAREER TOP LIST IN REBOUNDING – Julia Selzer (7th with 586)

AUGUSTANA CAREER TOP TEN LIST IN REBOUNDING – Kendra Ryl (10th with 536)