2004-05 Ferris State Women's Basketball Quick Facts

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Name of school: Ferris State University
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 11,803
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and gold
Arena: Jim Wink Arena
Capacity: 2,400
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler
Alma Mater, Yr.: Michigan, 1972
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic
Email: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Director: Brian Kegler
Senior Womenís Administrator: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm
Coordinator of Records & NCAA: Carma Burcham
Faculty Representative: Dr. Terry Nerbonne
Athletic Department Phone: (231) 591-2860
Athletic Department Fax: (231) 591-2869
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

First Year of Womenís Basketball: 1974-75
Overall All-Time record: 359-386 (.482)
Conference All-Time Record: 203-268 (.431)
No. years in NCAA Tourney/Last: 2/2003-04
All-Time NCAA Postseason Record: 0-2 (.000)
Last NCAA Tourney Opponent: Ashland
Result: Lost 82-69
No. years in GLIAC Tourney/Last: 6/2003-04
Last GLIAC Tourney Opponent: Lake Superior State
Result: Lost 85-73

Athletics Communications Director: Joe Gorby
    Office Phone: (231) 591-2336
    Home Phone: (231) 796-2732
    Email Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Asst. Athletics Communications Director/Basketball Contact: Rob Bentley
    Office Phone: (231) 591-3821
    Home Phone: (231) 796-1178
    Email Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Basketball Press Row Phone: (231) 591-3572
Athletics Hotline: (231) 591-2375
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, SPC 001, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2741
Website: www.ferris.edu/sports

Local Newspaper: Big Rapids Pioneer
Contact Person: Sandy Gholston
Address: 502 North State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 592-8363
Email: sgholston@pioneergroup.net

Head Coach: Tracey Fisk
Alma Mater/Year: Western Michigan/1996
Year Entering at School: Seventh
Record at Ferris State (yrs.): 106-61 (.635)/Six
Career Record (yrs.): Same
Record vs. the GLIAC: 71-40 (.640)
Basketball Office Phone: (231) 591-2878
Best time/day to reach coach: M-F 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Assistant Coach (Alma Mater): Justin Rees (Barry, 1997) - 3rd season
Office Phone: (231) 591-2867
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Asst. Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, ATC
Asst. Athletic Trainer (Basketball): Michael Blackburn, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
Equipment Manager: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.

2003-04 Overall Record: 21-10
Conference Record/Finish: 14-4/2nd - North Division
2003-04 Non-Conference Record: 7-6
2003-04 Record at Home/Conference: 8-2/7-2
2003-04 Record Away/Conference: 8-6/7-2
2003-04 Record on Neutral Courts: 5-2
Final Ranking last year (poll): n/a
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4

All-Star Candidates:
Sarah Duesing, Bridget Horwitz, Erin Miller

Starters Lost:
Stephanie Benear (F/5-9)
Lucy DeMartin (G/5-9)

Starters Returning:
Sarah Duesing (F/5-10/Sr.)
Bridget Horwitz (F-C/6-2/Sr.)^
Erin Miller (G/5-7/Jr.)
Darcie Philp (F-C/6-1/Jr.)
^ - Started in 2002-03 (Did Not Play Last Season)

Players Lost:
Stephanie Benear (F/5-9) - 6.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg
Lucy DeMartin (G/5-9) - 18.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.5 apg (Honorable Mention All-America)
Molly Potvin (F/5-10) - 11.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Sharon Smith (G/5-6) - 1.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg

2004-05 Returnees:
Lucie Cenkova* (5-10, Sr., G/F): 2.4 ppg, 0.8 rpg - Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnasium Pripotocni Sarah Duesing*** (5-10, Sr., F): 7.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich./Sault Area
#Bridget Horwitz*** (6-2, Sr., F/C): 16.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg - Auburn, Ind./DeKalb
Kelly McLaughlin** (6-0, Jr., F): 1.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg - Clare, Mich.
Erin Miller** (5-7, Jr., G): 17.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg - Niles, Mich.
Darcie Philp** (6-1, Jr., F/C): 4.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg - Ubly, Mich.
Kristin Reinhart* (5-5, So., G): 8.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg - East Lansing, Mich.
Audrey Thwing* (5-11, So., F): 2.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg - Davison, Mich.

* - Denotes letters earned
# - Statistics from 2002-03 season

2004-05 Newcomers:
2003-04 Statistics
Ashley Corbiere (F, 5-10): Sault Ste. Marie, Mich./Sault Area - 13.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 7.0 apg
Lindsey Deyo (F, 5-11): Battle Creek, Mich./Gull Lake - 10.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg
Rachel Folcik (F/C, 6-1): Powers, Mich./Carney-Nadeau - 21.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg
Sam Johns (G/F, 5-9): Allendale, Mich. - 15.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.5 apg
Katie Loosvelt (G, 5-3): Trenton, Mich./Carlson - 20.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 6.3 apg


** The Bulldogs, who concluded the 2003-04 campaign with a 21-10 overall record, compiled a second-place 14-4 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division mark and reached the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament for the second time in school history last season. The 2003-04 campaign also marked the eighth consecutive year in which the Bulldogs have won 10 or more games and registered their second 20-win campaign in the last five seasons.

** Junior guard Erin Miller (Niles), who was named a co-recipient of FSUís 2003-04 Most Valuable Player Award, reached double-figure scoring in 28 of her 31 contests last campaign and ranked as the Bulldogs' second-leading scorer (17.0 ppg). The 5-7 Miller was the recipient of the GLIACís 2002-03 Freshman of the Year Award after being the teamís third-highest scorer (12.5 ppg) in her initial season. Miller, who garnered both Verizon Academic All-District IV Third Team and GLIAC All-Academic Team recognition last year, also attained GLIAC North Division Player of the Week accolades twice (Jan. 5 & Feb. 9) in 2003-04. She earned first-team WBCA All-Great Lakes Region and All-GLIAC North Division, second-team Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region honors along with being among 40 finalists for the NCAA Division II Kodak/WBCA All-America Team a year ago.

** Senior forward/center Bridget Horwitz (Auburn, Ind./DeKalb), who missed all of last season with a hand injury, was a two-time (12/9, 2/17) GLIAC North Division Player of the Week during the 2002-03 campaign. She totaled 420 points (16.8 ppg) and a team-leading 210 rebounds (8.4 rpg) in 25 appearances in 2002-03. The 6-2 Horwitz scored 10 points or more in 22 games while notching nine double-double (scoring & rebounding) performances. She was also named to the All-GLIAC North Division Second-Team two seasons ago.

** Senior forward Sarah Duesing (Sault Ste. Marie/Sault Area) was voted to the GLIAC North Divisionís All-Defensive Team in 2003-04. Duesing totaled a personal career-high 233 points, 116 rebounds and 33 assists last season while being named FSUís Defensive MVP Award winner. She compiled nine double-digit scoring efforts in 2003-04.

** Seventh-year FSU head coach Tracey Fisk presently ranks as the schoolís all-time winningest coach and is second among Ferrisí leaders in career coaching victories. Fisk has compiled a 106-61 (.635) record to date in six seasons at Ferris State. She is 12 victories shy of matching Pat Dolanís (1977-89) school record total of 118 wins.

** FSU has posted seven-straight winning seasons. Both of FSUís two all-time NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances have came under head coach Tracey Fisk.

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