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June 28, 2012

2012-13 WOMEN'S TENNIS PREVIEW

Kim Sawyer will enter her junior season after compiling a 27-7 record in 2011-12. She was a first team all-conference selection as a sophomore.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURTS: Lower Campus Courts
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin

(CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (Iowa, 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S TENNIS HISTORY

FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S TENNIS: 1976-77
OVERALL ALL-TIME DUAL MEET RECORD: 386-271 (.588)
CCIW TEAM CHAMPIONS: 1993; 1994; 1996; 1997
AIAW MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: 1979-80
AIAW TOP TEN NATIONAL FINISHES: 3rd in 1979 & 10th in 1981
IAIAW STATE CHAMPIONS: 1977; 1978; 1979

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
EMAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
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: Jon Miedema (Calvin College)

MIEDEMA'S RECORD: Second season at Augustana, 15-11 record in one season.

OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-8986

TEAM INFORMATION
2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished the year with a 15-11 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin...The Vikings finished fourth at the CCIW tournament and fourth at the CCIW Automatic Qualifier Tournament.

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING (9):

Mariah Bardo (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Junior... Second on the team in singles wins... Compiled a 17-9 singles record, mostly at number six...Finished fourth in the CCIW at number six singles.

Emily Kaczmarek (Glenbard South HS, Lombard, Ill.), Junior... Compiled a 6-6 singles record playing primarily at number five... Teamed with four partners to post a 14-9 doubles record, mostly at number three... Teamed with Chelsea Lavin to finish fourth at number three doubles at the CCIW Championship.

Chelsea Lavin (Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove, Ill.), Sophomore... Went 8-8 in doubles matches... Teamed with Emily Kaczmarek to finish fourth at number three doubles at the CCIW Championship.

Caitee Margenthaler (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), Junior... Paired with four different partners to post an 8-4 record at third doubles.

Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.), Senior... Went 13-14 in singles playing primarily at number three... Finished third at number three singles at the CCIW Championship... Compiled a 19-11 doubles record...Paired with Brittany Reece to finish third at number two doubles at the CCIW Championship...Teamed with Reece for 28 career doubles wins, eighth most of any duo in school history.

Miranda Pence (Oswego HS, Oswego, Ill.), Sophomore... Co-winner of team's Hardest Worker Award... Went 3-2 in singles playing at numbers five and six... 5-3 in doubles playing at flights two and three.

Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.), Junior... First team All-CCIW... Team MVP... 27-7 record at first singles... Finished second at number one singles at the CCIW Championship... Compiled a 14-16 record at first doubles... Teamed with Meghan Wethington to finish fourth at number one doubles at the CCIW Championship...Tied for highest career singles winning percentage in school history at .800... Owns top two single-season win totals in school history (29 & 27).

Katie Scharnagle (St. Francis College Prep, Lisle, Ill.), Junior... Went 11-7 in singles, primarily at number five...Finished third at number five singles at the CCIW Championship... Went 3-0 in doubles matches.

Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.), Senior... Playing mostly at fourth singles, posted an 11-16 record... Went 11-15 at first doubles...Teamed with Kim Sawyer to finish fourth at number one doubles at the CCIW Championship.

LETTER WINNERS LOST (1): Brittany Reece (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.)...Second team All-CCIW... Co-winner of team's Hardest Worker Award... Finished fourth at number two singles at the CCIW Championship... Paired with Krista Panko to finish third at number two doubles at the CCIW Championship... 15th in total wins at Augustana with 108...Tied for 10th in career doubles wins with 60...Teamed with Panko for 28 career doubles wins, eighth most of any duo in school history.

2011-12 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS: Kim Sawyer (1st team), Brittany Reece (2nd team)

CCIW TEAM FINISH: 4th place

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Chelsea Lavin, Brittany Reece, Kim Sawyer, Katie Scharnagle, Meghan Wethington

MOST SINGLES WINS: 27, Kim Sawyer (27-7)

MOST DOUBLES WINS: 20, Brittany Reece (17 w/Krista Panko, 3 w/Kim Sawyer)

CCIW "PLAYER OF THE WEEK": Kim Sawyer (09/14/11 & 04/18/12); Brittany Reece (05/02/12)

TOP TEN SINGLE-SEASON WINS-SINGLES: 27, Kim Sawyer (T-2nd)

TOP TEN CAREER WINNING PCT.-SINGLES: .800, Kim Sawyer (T-1st)

TOP TEN CAREER WINS-DOUBLES (Team): 28, Brittany Reece/Krista Panko (8th)

TOP TEN CAREER WINS-DOUBLES (Individual): 60, Brittany Reece (T-10th)

100 WIN CLUB: 108, Brittany Reece (15th)

MVP: Kim Sawyer

HARDEST WORKER: Brittany Reece & Miranda Pence