Women's Basketball

2005-06 Recruiting News

FERRIS STATE INKS ESCANABA HIGH SCHOOL’S JENNA GUAY

Prep Forward/Center To Play Collegiate Women’s Basketball For The Bulldogs

2005-06 Recruits
Ashley Fleming - Posen/Rogers City
Aubrey Freshour - Clinton Township/L'Anse Creuse
Jenna Guay - Escanaba
Caitlin Hutchison - Riverview
Teghan Thelen - Pewamo/Westphalia
April 18, 2005 - The Ferris State University women's basketball program has received a commitment from prep forward/center Jenna Guay (Escanaba), who has announced her intentions to attend and compete in basketball at FSU starting with the 2005-06 academic term. The announcement was made by seventh-year FSU head coach Tracey Fisk.

The 6-1 Guay tallied 11.5 points and six rebounds per contest while guiding Escanaba High School to a 15-6 overall record as a senior during the fall 2004 campaign. In addition to leading the Eskymos in both scoring and rebounding, Guay also attained All-Great Northern Conference accolades for the second consecutive campaign and was presented the Escanaba Basketball Fan Club Award for her performance under head coach Tracy Erickson.

“Jenna is a young lady who knows what she wants and is determined to fulfill her goals,” Fisk said. “She’s a skilled post player whose eager to improve her game for the collegiate level.

“Based on Jenna's confidence and her desire to play at Ferris, we’re excited about her potential. It will be fun to watch her game develop over the next four years,” added Fisk.

A three-year (2002-04) letterwinner, Guay scored nearly six points and grabbed five rebounds per outing as EHS posted a 14-8 overall record in her junior (2003) season. She helped the Eskymos win a conference championship and compile an 11-10 overall mark as a sophomore (2002).

Guay also earned two varsity letters in volleyball along with three in track and field. She won the shot put (34-2.50), placed fourth in the discus (100-8), fifth in the high jump (4-8) and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (51.24) as Escanaba won the 2004 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Upper Peninsula Division I Track and Field Finals Championship (June 5) held at Kingsford, Mich.

Besides athletics, Guay was also active in the school’s Key Club, Snow Club and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Her older sister, Chelsey, currently plays collegiate volleyball at National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I member Saint Xaiver (Ill.).

The daughter of David and Gail Guay, Jenna plans to major in nursing at Ferris State. She joins fall signees Aubrey Freshour (Clinton Township/L'Anse Creuse), Teghan Thelen (Pewamo/Westphalia), Caitlin Hutchison (Riverview) and Ashley Fleming (Posen/Rogers City) as FSU's 2005-06 women's basketball recruits to date.

Ferris State finished the 2004-05 season with an 11-17 overall record. FSU placed fourth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division with a 9-9 conference ledger and advanced to the league's postseason tournament for the sixth consecutive year. The Bulldogs also recorded their ninth-straight season with 10 or more victories.


AUBREY FRESHOUR ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO ATTEND FERRIS

FSU Women’s Basketball Program Receives Commitment From Prep All-Stater

Dec. 17, 2004 - A 6-0 forward, Freshour garnered second-team 2004 Detroit Free Press Class A All-State honors along with Detroit News Class A Third Team recognition after guiding L’Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Township, Mich., to a district title as a senior this fall. The first-team All-Macomb Area Conference (MAC) Red Division honoree also was chosen as the captain of the Detroit Free Press’ All-Metro East Team this season.

“Aubrey is an athletic and agile player who gets after people,” said Fisk. “She has a truly competitive mentality and is an extremely coachable kid whose constantly looking for ways to encourage her teammates.”

Freshour averaged 21 points and 13 rebounds per game while leading the Lancers to a 15-9 overall record during the 2004 campaign. A first-team All-Macomb County selection, she also became the school’s all-time scoring leader with 1,275 career points and was honored as the county’s Most Valuable Player Award recipient.

“She runs the floor well and does an outstanding job of attacking the basket, finishing and drawing fouls,” Fisk said. “Aubrey makes her teammates better, which will push us to the next level.”

A three-time team captain, Freshour earned team Most Valuable Player honors in 2004 under head coach Jane Werner. The four-year letterwinner was a conference all-academic team pick and set school records for career free throws made (370), highest scoring average (19.9 ppg), most points in a game (33) and total records for a contest (23). She shot 45 percent from the floor and made 75 percent of her free throw attempts as a senior.

In addition to basketball, Freshour also received two varsity volleyball letters. She served on the school’s yearbook staff and was a National Honor Society member.

Freshour joins Teghan Thelen (Pewamo/Westphalia), Caitlin Hutchison (Riverview) and Ashley Fleming (Posen/Rogers City) as FSU's 2005-06 women's basketball recruits to date. The daughter of Tear and Karen Freshour, Aubrey plans to major in elementary education at Ferris State.

The Bulldogs, who reached the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament for the second time in school history last season, are presently 2-4 overall and 2-2 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play entering this Saturday's (Dec. 18) 6 p.m. (EST) non-league road contest versus North Dakota at UND's Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, N.D.


FERRIS STATE SIGNS ROGERS CITY HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCT

Ashley Fleming To Continue Women’s Basketball Career With The Bulldogs

Dec. 17, 2004 - The Ferris State University women's basketball program has received a commitment from prep forward/center Ashley Fleming (Posen/Rogers City), who has announced her intentions to attend and compete in basketball at FSU, starting with the 2005-06 academic term. The announcement was made by seventh-year FSU head coach Tracey Fisk.

The 6-0 Fleming netted 22 points and 18 rebounds per game for Rogers City High School as a senior during the 2004 campaign. The three-time (2002-04) All-Straits Area Conference First Team honoree led the Hurons to a 12-8 overall mark in her final campaign under prep coach Karl Grambau.

“Ashley's a phenomenal all-around athlete,” said Fisk, who was named the 2003-04 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Coach of the Year. “She is eager to play college basketball and will be a perfect fit in our program.”

A four-year (2001-04) letterwinner, Fleming garnered second-team 2004 Detroit News Class C All-State laurels along with Detroit Free Press Sixth Team Class C All-State kudos after being chosen as the recipient of the league’s Player of the Year Award. Fleming concluded her career as Rogers City's all-time leading scorer, rebounder and shot blocker. She was chosen as RCHS’ team Most Valuable Player Award winner three consecutive seasons (2002-04).

The three-time (2002-04) Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) All-Stater totaled 23.6 points and 15 rebounds per outing as a junior (2003) after averaging 20 points and 13 rebounds in her sophomore campaign (2002). She helped the Hurons post a school-record 20-4 overall record as a freshman in 2001 by scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds per game.

“Ashley loves to compete and is a proven winner in all sports,” Fisk said. “She's an agile post player who anticipates well and has long arms, which will be a boost for us in our full court press and in the half-court setting.”

Fleming also competed in volleyball and softball at Rogers City while earning all-state honors on the diamond last season after guiding the Hurons to a state runner-up finish. She was a two-year member of the school’s National Honor Society.

Fleming, who’s the daughter of Neil and Jeanette Fleming, remains undecided on an academic major. She joins Teghan Thelen (Pewamo/Westphalia) and Caitlin Hutchison (Riverview) as FSU’s 2005-06 women’s basketball recruits to date.

The Bulldogs, who concluded the 2003-04 campaign with a 21-10 overall record, reached the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament for the second time in school history last season. FSU is presently 2-4 overall and 2-2 in GLIAC play this campaign entering Saturday's (Dec. 18) 6 p.m. (EST) non-league road contest versus North Dakota at Grand Forks, N.D.


FERRIS STATE ADDS PREP RECRUIT CAITLIN HUTCHISON

Riverview High School Product Joins Bulldog Women’s Basketball Program

Dec. 16, 2004 - The Ferris State University women's basketball program has signed Caitlin Hutchison (Riverview) to a national letter-of-intent to attend and play basketball at FSU, starting with the 2005-06 season. The announcement was made by the Bulldogs' seventh-year head coach Tracey Fisk.

A 5-11 guard/forward, Hutchison tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds per outing in 2004 for Riverview High School, which claimed its third consecutive district championship with an 18-5 overall record. The third-team 2004 Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Class B All-State selection also received first-team All-Huron League accolades for the third time (2002-04) after leading RHS in rebounding for the second-straight season.

“Caitlin’s a versatile player and a capable scorer,” said Fisk. “She always found a way to help her team win games at the high school level.”

A 2004 Huron League All-Academic Team member, Hutchison earned team Most Valuable Player recognition and claimed the squad’s Playmaker Award as a senior team captain. She totaled 13.2 points and 7.6 rebounds in 2003 as the Pirates advanced to the regional finals while posting a school-record 21-4 overall record under head coach Matt Godfrey.

“In addition to being a solid shooter, Caitlin also has a nose for the ball,” Fisk said. “She finishes well around the basket and does a good job rebounding. Caitlin does so many little things that never show up on the statistics sheet.

“She will be a consistent contributor to our program.”

Besides basketball, Hutchison participated in volleyball and soccer as a prepster. She has also been active in the National Honor Society, Student Council, Spanish Club and Key Club at Riverview.

The daughter of John and Cynthia Hutchison, Caitlin plans to major in history at Ferris State. She joins Teghan Thelen (Pewamo/Westphalia) as members of FSU’s 2005-06 recruiting class.

Ferris State will visit North Dakota Saturday (Dec. 18) for a 6 p.m. (EST) non-conference contest at Grand Forks, N.D. The Bulldogs, who are presently 2-4 overall and 2-2 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action this campaign, advanced to the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament for only the second time in school history last season.


FERRIS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PROGRAM INKS TEGHAN THELEN

Pewamo-Westphalia High School Standout Signs National Letter-of-Intent With Bulldogs

Dec. 16, 2004 - The Ferris State University women's basketball team has bolstered its backcourt with the addition of prep guard Teghan Thelen (Pewamo/Westphalia), who signed a national letter-of-intent this fall signing period to compete for the Bulldogs beginning with the 2005-06 academic year. The announcement was made by seventh-year FSU head coach Tracey Fisk.

The 5-6 Thelen averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game while guiding Pewamo-Westphalia High School to its third 20-win campaign in the last four years during the fall 2004 season. Thelen, who attained both first-team 2004 Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Class C All-State kudos, added 40 three-point field goals and shot 50 percent from the field in her final campaign under head coach Dan Miller. The three-time (2002-04) All-Central Michigan Athletic Conference honoree led the Pirates to a conference title and a regional finals appearance as a senior.

“Teghan's a kid whose ultimate desire is to win championships,” Fisk said. “She’s a fierce competitor and is willing to sacrifice anything to make the team successful as is evident by her high school statistics and record.”

Thelen, who claimed Lansing State Journal All-Area accolades for the second consecutive season in 2004, tallied 14 points along with seven assists and six rebounds per game as a junior. A 2004 Michigan Miss Basketball candidate, Thelen was a two-time (2003-04) team Most Valuable Player Award recipient and compiled over 1,000 career points.

“Her mid-range game is outstanding and she also pushes the ball up the floor extremely well,” said Fisk. “Defensively, Teghan plays tenacious on the ball defense and is a strong rebounder, especially for her size.”

A team captain, Thelen earned team Most Improved Player Award recognition as a freshman (2001). She helped the Pirates win a regional championship and advance to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Class C Final Four in 2002 by scoring 12 points and dishing out five assists per contest. Thelen, who won four Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) state titles, also participated in volleyball and softball at PWHS.

The daughter of Tom and Kim Thelen, Teghan remains undecided on an academic major. She represents the initial member of FSU's 2005-06 recruiting class.

The Bulldogs, who reached the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament for the second time in school history last season, are presently 2-4 overall and 2-2 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play entering this Saturday's (Dec. 18) 6 p.m. (EST) non-league road contest versus North Dakota at UND's Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, N.D.

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