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1998-99 MIAC Women's Basketball Previews

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1998-99 St. Olaf Women's Basketball  Preview

General College Information
School: St. Olaf College
Founded: 1874
Location: Northfield, MN
Enrollment: 2900
President: Dr. Mark U. Edwards, Jr.
Athletic Director: Cindy Book
Team Name: Oles (O-Lees)
Colors: Black and Old Gold
Arena Name (capacity): Skoglund Center (2500)
Arena Press Row Phone: 507-646-3250

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Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Pat Buresh
Alma Mater/year: Valley City State College
Starting: 11th season
Record with current school: 112-135
All-time record/years: 162-213/14 yrs.
Coach’s phone/ best time to call: 507-646-3258/ 10:15-11:30am M,W,F
Assistants: Gary Schnobrich, Judy Stromayer
 

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SID Information
S.I.D.: Mike Aldrich
Office Phone: 507-646-3834
Home Phone: 612-935-4931
Fax: 507-646-3572
Email Address: aldrich@stolaf.edu
Website: http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/ |

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 1997-98 game by game
1998-99 Season
11-25 Martin Luther 86-42 W
11-29 Luther 71-73 L
12-2 Northwestern (MN) 74-58 W
12-8 Augsburg 77-60 W
12-10 Bethel 81-66 W
12-13 St. Benedict 60-79 L
1-3-98 St. Thomas 57-81 L 1
1-5 Gustavus 55-58 L
1-7 Concordia 84-75 W
1-10 Macalester 87-51 W
1-14 Carleton 83-82 W
1-17 St. Mary’s 80-82 L
1-21 Hamline 73-52 W
1-24 Augsburg 81-56 W
1-28 Bethel 69-60 W
1-31 St. Benedict 61-75 L
2-4 Gustavus 61-64 W
2-7 Concordia 41-68 L
2-11 Macalester 72-53
2-16 Carleton 64-61 W
2-18 St. Mary’s 61-58 W
2-21 Hamline 75-77 L
2-25 St. Thomas 47-93 L
 
 
 

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1998-99
12-1 Northwestern (MN) Home 7:00
12-5 Macalester St. Paul 1:00
12-9 St. Benedict St. Joseph 7:30
12-29 Luther Tourney Decorah, IA TBA
12-30 Luther Tourney Decorah, IA TBA
1-2-99 St. Thomas St. Paul 3:00
1-4 St. Mary’s Home 7:30
1-6 Gustavus Home 7:30
1-9 Bethel St. Paul 3:00
1-11 Concordia Moorhead 5:30
1-13 Augsburg Home 7:30
1-16 Hamline Home 3:00
1-20 Carleton Home 6:00
1-23 Macalester Home 1:00
1-27 St. Benedict Home 7:30
1-30 St. Catherine St. Paul 3:00
 2-3 St. Mary’s Winona 7:30
 2-6 Gustavus St. Peter 3:00
2-10 Bethel Home 7:30
 2-13 Concordia Home 1:00
2-17 Hamline St. Paul 7:30
2-20 Carleton Northfield 1:00
2-24 St. Thomas Home 7:30
2-26 Augsburg Minneapolis 3:00
 
 
 
 

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Player & Team Information
1997-98 Overall Record: 15-10
1997-98 Conference Record/Place: 13-8/5th Place
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/2
Starters Returning/Lost: 4/1

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Returning Starters (Pos., name, year, ht., ppg, rpg, apg, spg, misc. notes)

Erin Collins-G, sr., 5-3, 10.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.9 apg, 2.9 spg, All-MIAC, team record holder
for most 3pt categories

Ann Schultz-G, sr., 5-6, 9.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 spg, Co-captain, team defense award

Jana Ferguson-P, sr., 6-0, 7.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.5 spg

Elisa Hatlevig-P, so., 5-11, 7.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.4 apg, 1.2 spg

Other Key Returners (Pos., name, year, ht., ppg, rpg, apg, spg, misc. notes)

Lara Giebelstein-W, sr., 5-9, 6.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.5 spg

Alicia Harrison-P, jr., 5-11, 5.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.6 spg

Maija Sulerud-G, so., 5-8, 5.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg

Angela Williams-G, jr., 5-7, 2.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.3 spg

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Key Newcomers (Pos.. YR. hometown/HS/IC/last school at: notes):
 
 

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Key Losses (Pos.. ht.. wt.. reason absent (grad/transfer/injury/misc.): notes):

Ann Chicos-F, 5-10, graduation; All-MIAC performer, captain
 
 

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Season Outlook/Notes:

St. Olaf lost one of their key players in Anne Chicos to graduation, but they return the rest of their starters and impact players this season. Erin Collins returns as the team’s sole All-MIAC performer and co-captain this season, and also averaged 10.3 points per game. Natalie Siefer, who has been an All-MIAC performer in previous years, returns after only playing in 9 games last season. Siefer led the team in points per game with 11.4.

Ann Schultz, the other co-captain, tallied 9.2 points per game and contributed with 113 rebounds on the year. Jana Ferguson and Lara Giebelstein round out the group of talented seniors who look to bring both leadership and poise to the 98-99 Ole squad. This year’s team has played many games together and have the team bond and chemistry that every coach dreams about.

Coach Pat Buresh will be looking to add to the successes of last year’s team that finished 15-10 overall and 13-8 in the MIAC. With a fifth place finish and losing only two seniors to graduation, the Oles are poised to continue improving in the win-loss category and climbing the MIAC conference ladder.
 
 

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Preseason Roster
 
 
 


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