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2003-04 Ferris State Women's Basketball Quick Facts

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GENERAL
Name of school: Ferris State University
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 11,822
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

HISTORY
First Year of Womenís Basketball: 1974-75
Overall All-Time record: 338-376 (.473)
Conference All-Time Record: 189-264 (.417)
No. years in NCAA Tourney/Last: 1/1999-2000
All-Time NCAA Postseason Record: 0-1 (.000)
Last NCAA Tourney Opponent: Missouri-St. Louis
Result: Lost 90-77
No. years in GLIAC Tourney/Last: 5/2002-03
Last GLIAC Tourney Opponent: Lake Superior State
Result: Lost 98-65

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
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

MEDIA INFORMATION
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

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Tracey Fisk
Alma Mater/Year: Western Michigan/1996
Year Entering at School: Sixth
Record at Ferris State (yrs.): 85-51 (.625)/Five
Career Record (yrs.): Same
Record vs. the GLIAC: 57-36 (.613)
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) - 2nd season
Office Phone: (231) 591-2867
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Mike Peterson
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.

TEAM INFORMATION
2002-03 Overall Record: 15-11
Conference Record/Finish: 10-8/T4th - North Division
2002-03 Non-Conference Record: 5-3
2002-03 Record at Home/Conference: 6-4/5-4
2002-03 Record Away/Conference: 8-6/5-4
2002-03 Record on Neutral Courts: 1-1
Final Ranking last year (poll): n/a
Starters Returning/Lost: 5/0
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4

All-Star Candidates:
Lucy DeMartin, Bridget Horwitz, Erin Miller

Starters Lost:
None

Starters Returning:
Stephanie Benear (F/5-9/Sr.)
Lucy DeMartin (G/5-9/Sr.)
Sarah Duesing (F/5-10/Jr.)
Bridget Horwitz (F-C/6-2/Sr.)
Erin Miller (G/5-7/So.)

Players Lost:
Mary Brown (G-F/5-8) - 2.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg
Kara Gallert (G/5-6) - 2.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg
Patti Larson (F/5-9) - 0.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg, team captain
Kari Searles (G/5-6) - 1.6 ppg, 0.4 rpg

2003-04 Returnees:
Stephanie Benear*** (5-9, Sr., F): 4.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg - Howell, Mich.
Lucy DeMartin*** (5-9, Sr., G): 20.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg - Mason, Mich.
Sarah Duesing** (5-10, Jr., F): 3.2 ppg, 2.5 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, So., F): 2.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg - Clare, Mich.
Erin Miller* (5-7, So., G): 12.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg - Niles, Mich.
Darcie Philp* (6-1, So., F/C): 3.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg - Ubly, Mich.
Molly Potvin** (5-10, Sr., F): 5.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg - Lansing, Mich./Catholic Central

* - Denotes letters earned

2003-04 Newcomers:
2002-03 Statistics
Lucie Cenkova (G/F, 5-10): Prague, Czech Republic (Illinois Central) - 34 assists, 45.6% field goals
Hailey Potter (F, 5-9): Temperance, Mich./Ida - 11.0 ppg, 3.0 spg, 2.6 rpg
Kristin Reinhart (G, 5-5): East Lansing, Mich. - 18.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg
Sharon Smith (G, 5-6): Inkster, Mich./Oak Park - Did Not Play Last Season
Audrey Thwing (F, 5-11): Davison, Mich. - 19.6 ppg, 11.0 rpg

Notes:

** Ferris State, which finished the 2002-03 campaign at 15-11 overall and 10-8 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action, reached the GLIAC Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and posted its seventh straight 10-win campaign last season.

** Sixth-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 85-51 (.625) record in five seasons at Ferris State.

** Senior guard Lucy DeMartinís (Mason) team-leading scoring average (20.2 ppg) last season ranked first among the schoolís all-time leaders and placed second in the GLIACís overall statistical rankings. The two-time (2002-03) GLIAC All-Academic Team pick compiled a school-record 525 points last year while attaining 2002-03 Verizon Academic All-District IV College Division Women's Basketball First-Team accolades. The 5-9 DeMartin was also a first-team All-GLIAC North Division and Daktronics Division II All-Great Lakes Region honoree. A 2001-02 Verizon Academic All-District IV Second-Teamer, DeMartin was named the GLIAC's North Division Player of the Week three times (Dec. 2 and 16, Feb. 24) in 2002-03. She posted 26 double-figure scoring outings, including 13 20-plus point performances last season.

** Senior forward/center Bridget Horwitz (Auburn, Ind./DeKalb), a two-time (12/9, 2/17) GLIAC North Division Player of the Week last season, totaled 420 points (16.8 ppg) and a team-leading 210 rebounds (8.4 rpg) in 25 appearances during the 2002-03 campaign. 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 last season.

** Sophomore guard Erin Miller (Niles) was the recipient of the GLIACís 2002-03 Freshman of the Year Award after ranking as the teamís third-leading scorer (12.5 ppg). Miller posted 17 double-figure scoring performances last season and concluded the year ranked second among Ferris' assists leaders (3.2 apg). The 5-7 Miller scored 10 points or more in eight of her last 11 outings and compiled four 20-plus point contests while starting all 26 games during the 2002-03 campaign.

** FSU has posted six-straight winning seasons. The Bulldogs last reached the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament during the 1999-2000 campaign.

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