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4/18 Troy Odegaard Named Head Women's Basketball Coach;
       Bob Kohler Named Assistant Coach.
 Troy Odegaard was named the new head women's basketball coach. 
Bob Kohler was named the assistant women's basketball coach.

MOORHEAD -- Troy Odegaard has been named the head women's basketball coach at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., while Bob Kohler has been named assistant coach. Odegaard, a native of Brookings, S. D., has served as the assistant coach the past two seasons and will take over for Sara Cepek - who stepped down earlier in the month. Kohler was Concordia's head women's basketball coach for three seasons from 1992 through 1995, but had to resign from the position due to medical reasons. He has been an assistant football coach throughout his tenure at Concordia and also teaches in the Health and Physical Education department. 

Odegaard was the boy's assistant varsity coach at Lincoln Southeast High school in Lincoln, Neb. during the 1999-2000 season before he joined the Cobber staff.  Prior to coaching at Southeast High he was an assistant coach for the men's team at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln from 1997-1999. He was part of the coaching staff that led the Cornhuskers to a NCAA tournament appearance in 1998 and the NIT tournament in 1999. Odegaard was also a graduate assistant and assistant coach for the South Dakota State men's team from 1995 - 1997.  He received his undergraduate degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. in 1986 and his master's degree from SDSU in Brookings, S.D. 
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4/08 Sara Cepek Steps Down as Women's Basketball Coach.
MOORHEAD -- Concordia-Moorhead athletic director, Dr. Armin Pipho, announced today that second-year head women's basketball coach Sara Cepek has resigned her position at Concordia effective May 6, the end of the academic year.  Cepek is stepping down because of personal reasons and the chance to try a new career path.

Cepek compiled a record at Concordia of 30-21 overall and 27-16 in the MIAC. She guided the Cobbers to the first-ever MIAC playoffs in the 2000-01, where the team won an opening round game over Gustavus before falling to St. Thomas in the semifinals. | Complete Details |

2/26 Three Concordia Players Earn MIAC Postseason Honors.
        | Complete Listing of All MIAC Postseason Honors
Three Concordia women's basketball players were honored with MIAC postseason awards. Senior Mandy Berggren (Cokato, Minn.) and junior Kasey Bostow (Fargo, N.Dak.) were named First Team All-Conference. Mandy Pearson (Fr., Watkins, Minn.) was named to the All-Defensive and All-First Year teams, as well as being named to the All Conference Honorable Mention Team. | More Details |

2/19 2002-2003 Schedule Is Now Online.

2/16 Cobbers Finish Season With Win Over Bethel 99-90.
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2/13 Cobbers Can't Come Back Against St. Ben's, Fall 97-78.
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2/09 Cobbers Roll Over Macalester 91-51.
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2/08 The Concordian, Basketball briefs: both teams have a rough week
        by Tim Hanson - The Concordian 

2/06 Cobbers are Doomed by Six Minutes, Lose to St. Thomas 77-64.
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Concordia's Debbie Slack (So., Evansville, Minn.) wrestles the ball away from four defenders in Concordia's 77-64 loss to St. Thomas. Slack finished with a game-high 15 rebounds.

The Cobbers were outscored 19-0 over the coures of a six-minute period in the second half, and lost to a tough St. Thomas team, 77-64.

Concordia (9-10 9-13) trailed 39-35 at the half and then closed the margin to 48-47, before the Tommie’s (16-3 18-4) rattled off the next 19 points to take control of the game, and win their sixteenth straight over the Cobbers. 

Mandy Pearson (Fr., Watkins, Minn.) had a game-high 22 points points for the Cobbers, and was joined in double figures by Kasey Bostow (Jr., Fargo, N.Dak.) who put in 18 points and senior Mandy Berggren (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) who scored 14 points. Debbie Slack (So., Evansville, Minn.) had a game-high 15 rebounds in the losing effort. Missy Pederson led St. Thomas with 17 points. She also collected five steals, which brings her career steal total to 325 and breaks the old MIAC record of 323. The Tommies had four players reach double digits in points. Fellow senior Alissa Case added 10 points and eight rebounds.

In the first half the two teams exchanged the lead several times, before the Tommies were able to pull away at the break with an 11-6 run in the closing minutes. The Cobbers shot 30 percent (11-for-36) from the field, but kept close on the strength of their 3-point shooting. Concordia converted on 50 percent (5-of-10) of their three-point attempts. St. Thomas shot 44 percent (14-for-32) from the field. The strength of their game came from the free throw line where they went 10-for-14 (71%). The Cobbers out rebounded St. Thomas in the first half 26-20.

In the second half, Concordia's ability to keep the pressure on from 3-point range slowed down and St. Thomas was able to pull away in the decisive six-minute period. The Cobbers could only manage to shoot 30 percent (9-for-30) from the field in the second half. St. Thomas continued their consistent shooting, as they hit for 47 percent (16-of-34) from the field in the second half. The Cobbers could only get 22 percent (2-for-9) of their 3-point shots to fall in the second half.

For the game, Concordia shot 30 percent (22-for-66) from the field. St. Thomas shot 46 percent (30-for-66) from the field. Concordia reverted back to their early season form, as they turned the ball over 26 times.

The Cobbers travel to Macalester on Saturday, February, 9th for a 1pm game. St. Thomas plays at St. Olaf on Saturday at 3pm.

2/02 Cobbers Can't Stop the Gusties, Lose 92-78.
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1/30 Cobbers Go Cold Down the Stretch, Fall to Carleton 65-50.
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1/28 Cobbers Explode Past St. Kate's 91-56.
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1/26 Cobbers Come Up Big in the Clutch, Down St. Olaf 63-58.
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1/23 Cobbers Fall on the Road, 56-55 to Augsburg.
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1/19 Cobbers Break Away, Run Past Hamline 85-63.
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1/18 The Concordian, Women’s basketball setting new standards
        by Tim Hanson - The Concordian 

1/16 Cobbers Get Better As Game Goes On, Cruise Past Bethel 90-43.
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1/14 Cobbers Stumble Against Red-Hot Blazers 88-64.
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1/11 Cobbers Have All the Right Answers, Pound St. Mary's 76-52.
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1/09 Cobbers Pull Away From Macalester in the 2nd Half, Win 77-66.
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1/05 Cobbers Can't Control Carelton, Fall 84-69.
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1/02 Cobbers End Skid, Top St. Kate's 81-71.

12/15 Cobbers Defeated By UW-Eau Claire 82-67.
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12/12 Cobbers' Rally Comes Up Short, Falls to Gustavus 76-73
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12/09 Cobbers are Turned Over by St. Mary's 69-58.
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12/08 Cobbers Lose at the Wire to St. Olaf 74-72.
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12/05 Cobbers Start Slow, Finish With a Flurry to Beat Augsburg 69-62.
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12/01 Cobbers Go On the Attack and Down Hamline 87-53.
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11/30 The Concordia, Women’s basketball season starts rough
         by Kara Murray - The Concordian 

11/21 Cobbers Stumble Down the Stretch, Lose to Luther 62-57
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11/17 Cobbers Fall to MSU-Moorhead 65-62 in Exciting Season Opener.
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1/07 2001-02 Women's Basketball Preview Now Online.

2001-02 Women's Basketball Preview
Head Coach Sara Cepek will have to begin her second season at the helm of the Cobber women's basketball program with an entirely different game plan.  Gone are last year's dynamic duo of Brandi Myers and Sara Spears who helped the team retain their upper-MIAC status. Present is a squad that has only one senior and boasts six first year players.  The key to success  for Cepek this season will be finding the right blend of players that can score and play defense at the same time. Both Spears and Myers were three-time All-MIAC players and they accounted for almost 40 percent of the team's total scoring. Myers led the team in scoring while Spears was the leader in rebounding. Filling the four shoes of last year's leaders will determine how high the Cobbers can climb in 2001-02.

The team will sport a new attitude toward offense and overall court quickness. They will make up for their lack of size underneath with speed on the perimeter. Mandy Berggren (Cokato, Minn.) who is the team's lone senior will have the dubious task of running the offense with potentially three first year players on the court at any given time. Berggren, who was second on the team in assists last season, will be counted on to take more shots and harness more of the scoring burden. The other returning player that will also play a big role in Concordia's season will be junior Kasey Bostow (Fargo, N.Dak.).
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10/30 2001-02 Team Roster and Team Photo Now Online.

9/03 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.

8/27 Women's Basketball Information Meeting Set for Wed., Sept. 5.
Anyone interested in competing in women's basketball should attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, September 5th at 4:00pm  in Olson Forum classroom 52. You can reach coach Cepek at 299-4162 or e-mail at: cepek@cord.edu.

4/17 2001-02 Schedule Now Online.

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