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October 24, 2012

2012-13 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Senior Gianna Pecora is one of three starters returning for the Vikings in 2012-13. She averaged 8.3 points per game and 4.0 rebounds last year as a junior.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana
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: 1975
OVERALL ALL TIME RECORD: 489-427 (.534) in 37 years
COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: 1987-1989-1990-1991-1993

NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: Seven (1993 - Lost in first round; 1991 - Lost in first round; 1990 - Third place in North Regional; 1989 - Lost in North Regional Championship; 1987 - Third place in North Regional; 1983 - Third place in North Regional; 1982 - North Regional Champions, lost in national quarterfinals.)...NCAA Division III playoff record is 5-7.
AIAW PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: Four (1981 - Illinois State Champions, lost in first round of Midwest Regional; 1980 - Lost in state championship title game; 1979 - Lost in second round of state championship; 1976 - Third place in state championship)...AIAW playoff record is 9-4.

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 ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA ATHLETICS WEB SITE: http//www.augustana.edu.

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Mark Beinborn (University of Dubuque - 1998)
BEINBORN'S RECORD AS HEAD COACH: First season as head coach

ASSISTANT COACHES: Maurice Woods

BASKETBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7538 
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2011-12 RECORD: 11-14 (.440) overall; 5-7 (.417) at home; 4-7 (.364) on the road and 2-0 (1.000) at neutral sites
2011-12 CCIW RECORD: 3-11 (.214) overall; 2-5 (.286) at home and 1-6 (.143) on the road.

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Three/Two

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Six/Seven

STARTERS RETURNING: Three

Molly Etheridge (Normal Community HS, Bloomington, Ill.), 5-5, Junior...2011-12: Academic All-Conference...11.1 ppg...4.5 rpg...25 3pfg...80.0% FT...62 assists...26 steals.

Gianna Pecora (Downers Grove South HS, Darien, Ill.), 5-5, Senior...2011-12: 8.3 ppg...4.0 rpg...31 3pfg...72.7% FT...52 assists...22 steals.

Chaney Tambling (Dwight HS, Dwight, Ill.), 5-8, Junior...2011-12: Academic All-Conference...4.7 ppg...3.5 rpg...88.0% FT...21 assists...13 steals.

OTHER KEY RETURNEES: Jessica Baids (West Chicago HS, Carol Stream, Ill.), 5-9, Junior...2011-12: 0.8 ppg...0.4 rpg...Amy Hicks (Rockford Christian HS, Rockford, Ill.), 5-7, Junior...2011-12: 5.2 ppg...2.6 rpg...50.0 % FG...76.2% FT...28 assists...Lauren Hoffman (Wheaton North HS, Winfield, Ill.), 5-9, Senior...2011-12: Academic All-Conference...1.2 ppg...0.5 rpg.

STARTERS LOST: Two

Whitney Miller (Clinton HS, Clinton, Iowa), 5-6...2011-12: 5.4 ppg...4.3 rpg...80.3% FT...72 assists...36 steals.

Natalie Runge (St. Dominic HS, O'Fallon, Missouri), 5-10...2011-12: Team MVP...2nd team All-CCIW...Academic All-Conference...12.6 ppg...5.0 rpg...46.6% FG...80.6% FT...26 assists...17 steals.

2011-12 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE: Natalie Runge (2nd Team).

CCIW TEAM STATISTICAL LEADERS: Augustana led the CCIW free throw percentage (.741) and offensive rebounds (12.50 per game).

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Molly Etheridge, Lauren Hoffman, Natalie Runge, Chaney Tambling