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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 28, 2000

Brandi Myers - Concordia College (Jr. Guard, Glyndon, Minn. / Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton)

Concordia's Brandi Myers had 41 points as the Cobbers won their final two games of the season to finish third in the MIAC (17-5, 19-6 overall). Myers had 19 points Wednesday in an 87-72 win at Hamline and added 22 points Saturday in an 89-72 win at St. Mary's. In the St. Mary's win Myers was 8-for-10 from the field and 5-for-6 on three pointers in her 25 minutes of action. Myers led the Cobbers in scoring this year with a 14.0 average. She shot 39 percent from 3-point range, hitting 40 of 102 attempts.
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 18, 2000

Jaime Kingsley - Augsburg College (Junior forward, Harmony, MN / Fillmore Central H.S.)

Jaime Kingsley notched her fifth double-double of the season and nearly had another to lead Augsburg last week. In Augsburg's 65-61 win over Carleton on Wednesday, Kingsley scored 13 points and pulled down 19 rebounds. In Saturday's 69-64 loss at Hamline, Kingsley led all scorers with 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds. In her first year as a regular starter for the Auggies, Kingsley is averaging 10.4 points per game and a team-high 8.0 rebounds per game.
 
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week
Feb. 14, 2000

Mary Thomes - St. Thomas (Sr., Forward, ) Little Falls, MN /Little Falls H.S.,

Thomes averaged 17 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.5 apg and 3.0 bpg in leading St. Thomas to a 32-point win over Concordia and a 47-point win at Bethel. Thomes had 18 points and nine rebounds in the Cobber win, then had 16 points (3-of-3 in 3-pointers) and six blocked shots -- one off the UST school record -- at Bethel. Thomes is averaging 10 ppg and has 73 career 3-pointers. The Toms have won 19 in a row and are 20-1 overall, 18-0 in the MIAC. They've reached 20 wins for the 12th time in 13 seasons. UST can clinch a tie for the MIAC title and gain the automatic NCAA qualifying berth if they beat St. Benedict Wednesday night.

Jodi Soule - Augsburg College (Sr., Guard) Cannon Falls, MN / Cannon Falls H.S.,

Soule tied a  school record with a perfect three-point shooting performance in Augsburg's 90-69 loss to St. Benedict. Soule hit 6-of-6 from three-point range, tying a school single-game mark for three-point efficiency (the previous high was 5-for-5 in 1995). Her six 3-pointers were the second-most in a single game in school history. Three of her 3s came in an eight- minute game-opening stretch as Augsburg built a 24-14 lead, before St. Benedict came back to win the contest. Soule led all scorers with 31 points in the game, the second time she has scored 30 points this season. She added 14 points in Augsburg's 75-66 loss to Macalester on Wednesday. In her first year as a starting off guard for the Auggies, Soule leads the team in scoring, at a 12.2 points-per-game clip. She has 20 3-pointers this year, hitting 46.5 percent of her shots from behind the arc.
 
 
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 8, 2000

St. Benedict's Laura Wendorff, senior, post, Fulda, MN, Fulda high school.

In two games last week, Laura Wendorff shot 72% from the field, recorded 44 points, pulled down 22 rebounds and blocked four shots leading the Blazers to two conference wins. Wednesday, February 2 against Hamline, Wendorff scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked one shot. Saturday, February 5 vs. St. Mary's, Wendorff had a double-double.  She scored a career high 29 points, pulled down 13 rebounds, three blocks and added two steals. Wendorff become Saint Ben's all-time scoring leader on Wednesday and Satruday, she become the first Blazer ever to grab over 1,000 rebounds andscore over 1,000 points in a career. She currently has 1,691 points and 1,001 rebounds for her career.
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 1, 2000

Saint Mary's Jenny Long (Jr., G, Westmont, Ill.)

Long averaged 21.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg in leading the Cardinals to three straight wins last week. The junior guard scored 29 points - one below her career-best - in SMU's 88-72 win over Bethel on Monday, then added 20 points in a 59-57 victory over Macalester on Wednesday and 14 points in SMU's 64-61 win over Carleton on Saturday. The three straight wins marks the first three-game winning streak for SMU since late in the 1993-94 season. For the season, Long, who is averaging a team-leading 16.0 ppg, has been the team's leading scorer in 10 of their 17 games - and six of their seven wins.
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jan. 24, 2000

Carleton's  Sara Tompkins (Jr./G/Adams, Minn./Southland)

Tompkins averaged 14.3 points over three games and nailed two game-clinching shots for Carleton, as the Knights went 2-1 last week, winning home games over Augsburg (57-47) and St. Olaf (46-43) before falling to St. Benedict (75-59). Tompkins had 14 points and three steals against St. Olaf, and hit both a game-tying 3-pointer with 2:03 remaining, and a game-winning off-balance jumper with 20 seconds remaining. Facing Augsburg, Tompkins again scored 14 points, nailing a late 3-pointer, with 1:20 remaining, that gave Carleton an insurmountable seven-point lead. Tompkins had a game-high 15 points and three steals in Carleton's loss to St. Benedict.
 
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jan. 17, 2000

Rachael Ekholm - Augsburg College (5-6 Soph. Guard, Richfield, Minn. / Richfield  H.S.)

Rachael Ekholm, a reserve guard for the Auggies, hit four 3-pointers in three straight games this week as Augsburg won two of three MIAC contests. In a 52-39 win over Macalester last Monday, Ekholm led the team with 13 points. She had a team high 14 points in a 91-49 loss to defending national runner-up St. Benedict on Wednesday, and in Augsburg's 68-65 win over St. Olaf on Saturday, Ekholm scored 14 points, contributing seven assists and two steals. So far this season, Ekholm leads the club in scoring, with a 12.8 points-per-game average. She has 34 three-pointers, already the fifth-most in a single season in school history through just under half the season.
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jan. 10, 2000

Molly Hayden, St. Thomas, SR, Forward, Eden Prairie / Hopkins HS

St. Thomas senior Molly Hayden made the winning basket with 13 seconds to play in Saturday's 53-51 home win over Carleton to cap a 3-0 week for the first-place Tommies. Hayden averaged 20.6 ppg., 6.6 rpg. and 2.0 spg. in three games. In a 56-48 win at St. Olaf, she had 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals. In Wednesday's 88-51 home win over Augsburg, she had 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals on 8-of-11 shooting. In Saturday's win over Carleton, Hayden had 21 points and five rebounds. UST has won seven in a row and climbed to 8-1 on the season and 6-0 in the MIAC. Hayden has scored in double figures in her last 15 games dating back to last season and 31 of her 35 games with the Toms.
 
 
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Dec. 13, 1999

Michelle Barlau - College of St. Benedict (5-6 first-year wing, Northfield, MN / Northfield H.S.)

Michelle Barlau scored 38 points and shot 71% from the field to lead St. Benedict to a pair of MIAC wins last week. In her first collegiate start Wednesday at St. Olaf, Barlau went 7-for-10 from the field and had 18 points and five rebounds in a 94-51 win over the Oles. She then went 8-for-11 from the floor, indluding 2-of-3 from three-point range, for 20 points in Saturday's 71-61 win over Concordia.
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Dec. 6, 1999

Missy Pederson, St. Thomas (Soph. Guard, Plymouth, MN / Robbinsdale Armstrong HS)

In UST's lone game of the week, Missy Pederson had 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in the Toms' 73-62 road win Saturday at St. Mary's. Pederson sank 5-of-11 from the field (2-of-4 3FG) and 3-of-6 from the line. In the Toms' 3-1 start, Pederson is averaging 14 ppg. and 3.3 steals.
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 29, 1999

Carleton's Laurie Peterson (Sr., C, Freeborn, Minn./United South Central) opened her 1999-2000 campaign with two near double-doubles, as Carleton ran its record to 2-0 with a 68-58 win over Linfield College (Ore.) and a 66-52 win over Lewis and Clarke College (Ore.). Peterson scored 19 points (on 7-for-11 shooting from the field) and added eight rebounds against Linfield, and had 14 points and nine rebounds against Lewis and Clarke. She added four steals against Linfield, and two blocks against Lewis and Clarke. For the two games, Peterson also nailed 11 of 13 of her free-throw attempts (84.6 percent).
 

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1999-2000 MIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 22, 1999

Laura Wendorff - College of St. Benedict (6-1, Sr., Post, Fulda, Minn. / Fulda H.S.)

St. Benedict senior Laura Wendorff, a Kodak All-American and last year's MIAC Player of the Year, is this season's first MIAC Player of the Week selection after scoring 46 points and shooting 74% from the field (20-for-27) in two games last weekend in the Pacific Northwest. Wendorff had 20 points and nine rebounds in a 65-62 loss to Linfield (Ore.) and added 26 points on a 12-for-15 shooting effort in an 86-64 victory over Pacific (Ore.).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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