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2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
February 25, 2009

Picture of the Week: Concordia men's basketball coach Rich Glas is congratulated by freshman Eric Hartmann after winning his 500th career game. The Cobbers beat St. Mary's 77-64 on Wednesday to earn Glas his milestone victory.


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February 25, 2009

Top Note
Men's Basketball
- Concordia sophomore John Fraase (Bismarck, N.D./Century HS) had a record-setting week. On Wednesday against St. Mary's, Fraase had 31 points and 24 rebounds and is believed to be the first person in MIAC history to score at least 30 points and grab 20 rebounds in a conference game. His monster night helped Fraase finish the year by averaging 15.6 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. The 11.4 rebound average sets a school record for highest rebounding average in a single season. He also becomes the first player in school history to average at least 10 points and 10 rebounds per game for an entire season. He also finished the year with 15 double-doubles, the most in program history.


Men's Basketball (11-14/7-12 MIAC - beat St. Mary's 77-64/

beat St. Olaf 75-74 OT)

- Concordia sophomore John Fraase (Bismarck, N.D./Century HS) had a record-setting week. On Wednesday against St. Mary's, Fraase had 31 points and 24 rebounds and is believed to be the first person in MIAC history to score at least 30 points and grab 20 rebounds in a conference game. His monster night helped Fraase finish the year by averaging 15.6 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. The 11.4 rebound average sets a school record for highest rebounding average in a single season. He also becomes the first player in school history to average at least 10 points and 10 rebounds per game for an entire season. He also finished the year with 15 double-doubles, the most in program history.

- Concordia first-year head coach Rich Glas earned his 500th career collegiate win on Wednesday in the Cobbers’ victory over St. Mary’s. Glas finished the season by winning three straight with the Cobbers and is now 501-316 in his 29-year career that spans stints at UM-Morris, Willamette (Ore.) and 18 years at the University of North Dakota.

- The Cobbers finished the year by winning three straight games and moving into a tie for seventh place in the final league standings. The three-game winning streak was the longest of the season and ties for the longest streak since the 2003-04 season. CC also won four of their final five games in 2008-09.


Women's Basketball (18-7/17-5 MIAC - beat St. Mary's 74-47/

lost to St. Kate's 80-73)

- No.2 seed Concordia will host No.3 seed St. Thomas in the MIAC semifinals on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

- Concordia senior guard Jenna Freudenberg (Parkers Prairie, Minn.) was named the MIAC Co-Player of the Week on Monday. Freudenberg averaged 21 points and 6.0 assists in Concordia's two wins last week. The two victories helped the Cobbers secure the No.2 seed in the upcoming MIAC playoffs which gives CC a first-round bye and a home game in the semifinals. Freudenberg finished the year by scoring at least 20 points in three of the final five games of the regular season.

- The Cobbers finished the regular season with a 17-5 mark in conference play and were second in the league standings. It is the third time in the past five years that CC has finished second in the regular season standings.

- Concordia was ranked third in last week’s NCAA West Region poll. The Cobbers were also ranked third in the initial region poll that was released on Feb. 11.


Men's Hockey (3-20-2/1-13-2 MIAC)

- End of Season


Women's Hockey (10-10-5/7-7-4 MIAC - lost & tied at St. Kate's 2-3 OT/

1-1 OT)

- No.4 seed Concordia will host No.5 seed St. Olaf in the MIAC quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

- Concordia earned their second straight trip to the MIAC playoffs by claiming a tie in their final game of the regular season. The Cobbers finished the year in fourth place and will host No.5 seed St. Olaf in the first round of the MIAC playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Moorhead Sports Center.

- Concordia freshman Becca Kent (Princeton, Minn./Elk River HS) scored all three goals in the Cobbers’ series against St. Kate’s last weekend. The three points helped Kent finish the regular season with the team lead in goals and points. Kent ended the regular season with 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points.

- The Cobbers played a pair of overtime games last weekend and finished the regular season by skating in four overtime contests in their last six games. For the year CC set a school


Swimming & Diving (finished 8th at the MIAC Championship Meet)

- Concordia finished last weekend’s conference championship meet with 223.5 total team points. That is the most points at a conference meet for the Cobbers since the 2004-05 season.

- The Concordia diving crew scored 89.5 of the team’s 223.5 total points at the recently completed MIAC Swimming and Diving Championship Meet. A pair of Concordia divers earned the team’s only MIAC All-Conference honors. Lauren Trudeau (Jr., Stillwater, Minn./Chisago Lakes HS) finished second in the 1-meter event and fifth in the 3-meter. Teammate Amy Glubzinski (So., Novi, Mich.) was second in the 3-meter and fifth in the 1-meter.

- Cobber senior Shaina Fossum (Minnetonka, Minn.) capped her career by earning team points in three different events. Her top finish came in the 400-yard individual medley where she placed 11th in a time of 4:55.80. She then capped her career by placing in the top 16 in two different events on Saturday night. She started the final session by racing to a 19:03.18 in the 165-yard freestyle and placing 14th. She then gutted out a 16th-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly later in the evening with a time of 2:26.42.


#8 Wrestling (finished 2nd at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional)

- Concordia continued to improve at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Last year the Cobbers moved all the way from 13th place to third. On Saturday the Cobbers did that one better by finishing second at this year's NCAA Regional Meet. CC had seven different wrestlers place in the top five of their weight class and came away with 117.5 total points.

- Concordia sophomore Phil Moenkedick (So., Perham, Minn.) continued his quest for All-American status. Moenkedick won all four of his matches at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and captured the 184-lb weight class championship. It is his second regional championship (last year he won at 174). Moenkedick is now 32-0 on the season and will compete at the NCAA National Meet on Mar. 6-7 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The top eight in each weight class earn All-American honors.

- Cobber senior Tony Neumann (Willmar, Minn.) was the only other CC wrestler to earn a spot at the NCAA National Meet. Neumann finished second at 197 by winning the true second place match. He will be looking to earn All-American honors for the second straight year. Last season he finished eighth at nationals.

- Justin Berns (So., Perham, Minn.) finished his season by tying the program record for most wins in a single season. Berns went 3-2 at the 149-lb weight class at the regional meet and ended the season with a 38-13 overall mark. That ties the mark that Mike Northcutt set in 1988-89.


Fastpitch Softball (2-0 - beat Hanover (Ind.) 7-5/beat Capital 3-1)

- The Cobbers christened their new season by winning a pair of games in Orlando, Fla. Concordia beat Hanover (Ind.) 7-5 in 8 innings and then turned around and downed previously unbeaten Capital 3-1.

- Concordia will continue their spring break trip by playing eight more games in Orlando on a trip that will finish up on Feb. 28. The Cobbers will then return home to play in the Augsburg Tournament on Mar. 6-7

- Concordia begins the 2009 with a new head coach and 10 freshmen listed on their opening-day roster. Megan Johnson stepped into the head coaching job earlier in the academic year when former head coach Stacey Holm took a job at North Dakota State University. Johnson had been the team’s assistant coach the past two seasons and played her collegiate fastpich softball at Concordia.


Men's Tennis (1-4/0-2 MIAC - Did Not Compete)

- Concordia will have an extended break due to mid-semester break. The Cobbers will return to action on Mar. 6 when they play at Hamline at 4:30 p.m.


Women's Tennis (3-1/0-1 MIAC - beat Alma 7-2 /beat SUNY-Oneonta 7-2)

- Concordia started their spring break trip in Orlando, Fla. By winning their first two dual matches. The Cobbers won a pair of 7-2 decisions over Alma (Mich.) and SUNY-Oneonta. CC will play four total matches during their week in sunny Florida

- Concordia freshman Andrea Rognlien (Fr., Fargo, N.D./Oak Grove HS) remained perfect on the season as the team’s No.1 singles player. Rognlien was 2-0 before heading to Florida and then captured both matches on the spring break trip.

- Concordia is now 3-1 to start the 2009 season. The three-win start is the best beginning to a campaign since the 2002 season when they went 7-1 to start the year. All told, the Cobbers have now won five of their last seven matches in a streak that dates back to the end of last year.


Men's Track & Field (finished 4th at the SJU Quadrangular Meet)

- Concordia senior Billy Oehlers (North Branch, Minn.) became the second Cobber athlete to provisionally qualify for nationals this season when he posted a qualifying distance of 51.01.50 in the shot put at the St. John’s Quadrangular on Saturday. His mark is the 11th best in the nation this year and fourth best in program history.

- Fellow senior Paul Westmark (Appleton, Wis.) continued his assault in the pole vault. On Saturday he cleared 13-10.50 to move to No.12 on the Cobber All-Time list. That also ranks him in a tie for the fourth best mark in the MIAC this year. Westmark also finished third in the 600 Meters with a time of 1:25.05 at the SJU Quad.

- Cobber freshman Joe Bruenjes (Valley City, N.D.) earned his first collegiate event victory at the SJU Quadrangular Meet. Bruenjes won the long jump with a mark of 20-09.25. That mark is seventh best distance in the event in the MIAC this season.


Women's Track & Field (tied for third at the St. Ben's Quadrangular Meet)

- Concordia had a pair of Cobber distance runners continue their successful seasons at the St. Ben’s Quadrangular on Saturday. Senior Brittney Christianson (Glenburn, N.D.) ran a 5:21.07 in the mile and won the event by over 16 seconds. That time is the fifth best in school history. Joining Christianson in the winners circle was sophomore Hailey Brenden (Rothsay, Minn.) who captured the 5000 meters. Brenden clocked a 18:21.54 to win the race by almost 20 seconds. Brenden's winning mark is the second fastest in school history. It is also the third fastest time posted in the MIAC this season.

- Cobber sophomore Sarah Peterson (Moorhead, Minn.) posted a height of 8-06.25 in the pole vault and finished in a tie for sixth place. That mark is the tenth best in school history.

- The only other event winner at the CSB Quad for the Cobbers besides Christianson and Brenden was Alexa Kleingartner (So., West Fargo, N.D.) who took the 55-meter hurdles for the second straight week. Kleingartner ran a 8.83 in the finals. That time is better than .16 of a second faster than her winning time last week. Kleingartner currently holds the fastest time in the event in the MIAC this season. She raced to an 8.81 at the Cobber Open in January.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
SB - vs. Webber Int. in Orlando, Fla. - 11:30 a.m.
WTN - vs. Webber Int. in Orlando, Fla. - 1 p.m.
SB - vs. Hanover in Orlando, Fla. - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 26, 2009
SB - vs. Alma in Orlando, Fla. - 11:30 a.m.

WTN - vs. Capital in Orlando, Fla. - 12:30 p.m.

SB - vs. Alma in Orlando, Fla. - 1:30 p.m.

WH - at home vs. St. Olaf - 7 p.m. | Live Audio
- MIAC First Round
WBB - at home vs. St. Thomas - 7:30 p.m. | Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats
- MIAC Semifinals

Friday, February 27, 2009
SB - vs. Lake Superior State in Orlando, Fla. - 9:30 a.m.

SB - vs. Grove City in Orlando, Fla. - 3:30 p.m.

MTR - at Macalester Invite - 5:30 p.m.

WTR - at Macalester Invite - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 28, 2009
SB - vs. Davenport in Orlando, Fla. - 9:30 a.m.
SB - vs. Davenport in Orlando, Fla. - 11:30 a.m.

WH - at Gustavus - MIAC Semifinals - 2 p.m. | Live Audio
WBB - vs. TBA - MIAC Championship - 3 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

SW&D - at MIAC Championship Meet at U of M - 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

   

    

                  

   

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