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1999-00 St. Ben's Women's Basketball Preview
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Last year 28-2 overall, 21-1 MIAC, 1st Place

College College Information
School:  College of Saint Benedict
Chartered/Founded:  1887/1913
Location: St. Joseph, Minn.
Enrollment: 1,940
President:  Mary Lyons, Ph.D.
Athletic Director: Carol Howe-Veenstra
Team nickname:  Blazers
Colors:  Red and white
Arena name (capacity): Claire Lynch Hall, 1,000
 

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Head coach:  Mike Durbin

Coaching Staff
Head coach:  Mike Durbin
Alma mater/year of grad:  Kent State University, 1981
Starting 15th season as a head coach - 14th at CSB
Record w/ school 293-62
MIAC:  225-43
All-time record:  297-88
Coach's phone: 320-363-5073   9-11 a.m.
Email:  mdurbin@csbsju.edu
Assistants:  Denny Johnson, Ang Branco, Heidi Schwichtenberg

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Sports Information
Mike Durbin
Office phone:  320-363-5073
Home phone:320-252-5999
Fax:  320-363-6098
Email:  mdurbin@csbsju.edu
Web Site  http://www.csbsju.edu
 

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 1998-99 game by game results |
28-2 overall, 21-1 MIAC, 1st Place
Nov. 4 Wed. Estonia (exhibition game) Home  L, 73-85
Nov. 20-22 Fri.-Sun. Catholic Tournament Dubuque, IA
  Fri. St. Norbert - WI   W, 65-46
  Sat. St. Thomas Aquinas - NY   W, 91-70
  Sun. Loras College - IA   W, 101-74
Dec. 5 Sat. Carleton Home W, 89-61
Dec. 9 Wed. St. Olaf Home W, 77-71
Dec. 12 Sat. Concordia-Moorhead Away W, 78-71
Jan. 4 Mon. Hamline Home W, 73-51
Jan. 6 Wed. St. Mary's Home W, 81-50
Jan. 9 Sat. St. Catherine Away W, 91-47
Jan. 11 Mon. Augsburg Away W, 72-44
Jan. 13 Wed. Bethel Home W, 91-43
Jan. 16 Sat. St. Thomas Away L, 56-70
Jan. 18 Mon. Gustavus Adolphus Away W, 69-52
Jan. 20 Wed. Macalester Home W, 88-40
Jan. 23 Sat. Carleton Away W, 71-58
Jan. 27 Wed. St. Olaf Away W, 73-59
Jan. 30 Sat. Concordia-Moorhead
Parents Day Home W, 80-63
Feb. 3 Wed. Hamline Away W, 74-42
Feb. 6 Sat. St. Mary's Away W, 76-47
Feb. 10 Wed. St. Catherine Home W, 105-37
Feb. 13 Sat. Augsburg Home W, 92-56
Feb. 17 Wed. St. Thomas Home W, 77-62
Feb. 20 Sat. Macalester Away W, 73-56
Feb. 24 Wed. Gustavus Adolphus Home W, 71-54
Feb. 27 Sat. Bethel Away W, 88-58
Mar. 3 Wed. NCAA Tournament
(1st Round) Bye
Mar. 6 Sat. NCAA Tournament
(2nd round)
St. Thomas Home W, 76-68
Mar. 12 Fri. Pacific Lutheran vs. Hardin-Simmons Home Pacific Lutheran 54
Hardin-Simmons 34
Mar. 12 Fri. NCAA Sectional Tournament CSB vs. DePauw (Indiana) Home Final
CSB 78, De Pauw 67
Mar. 13 Sat.  CSB vs. Pacific Lutheran Home W, 61-55
Mar.19 Fri. CSB vs. Salem State Danbury, CT W, 74-54
Mar. 20 Sat. CSB vs Wash Univ. Danbury, CT L, 65-74
 
 

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1999-2000 Schedule |
Nov. 19 Fri. Linfield College (OR) Away 6:00
Nov. 20 Sat. Pacific University Away TBA
Dec. 4 Sat. Carleton Home 3:00
Dec. 8 Wed. St. Olaf Away 7:30
Dec. 11 Sat. Concordia Home 3:00
Jan. 3 Mon. Gustavus Home 7:30
Jan. 5 Wed. Hamline Away 7:30
Jan. 8 Sat. St. Mary's Away 3:00
Jan. 10 Mon. St. Kate's Home 7:30
Jan 12 Wed. Augsburg Home 7:30
Jan. 15 Sat. Bethel Away 3:00
Jan. 17 Mon. St. Thomas Home 7:30
Jan. 19 Wed. Macalester Away 7:30
Jan. 22 Sat. Carleton Away 1:00
Jan 26 Wed. St. Olaf Home 7:30
Jan. 29 Sat. Concordia Away 3:00
Feb. 2 Wed. Hamline Home 7:30
Feb. 5 Sat. St. Mary's Home 3:00
Feb. 9 Wed. St. Kate's Away 7:30
Feb. 12 Sat. Augsburg Away 3:00
Feb. 16 Wed. St. Thomas Away 7:30
Feb. 19 Sat. Macalester Home 3:00
Feb. 23 Wed. Gustavus Away 7:30
Feb. 26 Sat. Bethel Home 3:00
Mar. 1 Wed. NCAA First-round TBA TBA
Mar. 4 Sat. NCAA Second-round TBA TBA
Mar. 10-11 Fri.-Sat. NCAA Sectional South Region Host TBA
Mar. 17-18 Fri.-Sat. NCAA Final Four TBA TBA
 
 
 

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Brief Player & Team Information
Last year 28-2 overall, 21-1 MIAC, 1st Place
Starters Returning: 4
Varsity Returners: 6
 

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Returning Players
Starters Returning:
Laura Wendorff Sr. post 15.9 ppg 8.5 rpg Kodak All-American / All MIAC (second in the nation in FG% .643
Molly Mark Sr.  point 12.3 ppg  3.9 rpg  All-MIAC - CSB career leader in steals
Jenny Blaser Sr. wing 9.1 ppg  2.8 rpg
Julie Korf Sr. wing  4.2 ppg   2.7 rpg

Other Varsity Returners:
Beth Holbrook   Sr.     post    6 ppg           4 rpg
Mia Peterson    So.     wing    4.7 ppg         1.9 rpg

Others returning
 Kelley Schmidt  So. forward 1.8 ppg  2.0 rpg
Bridget Corrigan So. wing  1.8 ppg
 

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Key Newcomers
Michelle Barlau  5-7     wing    Northfield
Ginny Sawyer   5-6     point   Battle Lake
Allison Clark     6-0     post    Western Springs, Ill.
Danni Hannon  6-0     post    St. Louis Park
Andrea Bennett 5-10    wing    Sandstone
Jackie Bye  6-0     forward St. Paul
Jenna Webb   5-9     wing    Grand Rapids
Kit Neubauer  5-8     wing    Sleepy Eye
 

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Key Player Losses
 Robyn Ruschmeier       6-1     post    14.1 ppg        6.9 rpg
Heidi Schwichtenberg    5-8     wing    6.0 ppg         3.9 rpg

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Season Outlook/Notes:
by School's SID
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 Laura Wendorff
Junior, Fulda, MN,
Fulda High School
Center
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Molly Mark Junior, St. Cloud, MN,
Apollo High School
 Point Guard

Blazer 1999-2000 Outlook

The Blazers are coming off their there bast season ever in 1998-1999.   CSB captured their second consecutive MIAC title, and returned to the NCAA Final Four for the second time in six years.  Saint Ben's posted a second place finish in the nation, after falling to Washington University 74-65 in the championship game.
 
This season the Blazers will be led by five seniors, Molly Mark, Laura Wendorff, Julie Korf, Beth Holbrook and Jenny Blaser.  Blaser will miss the the 99-2000 season due to knee injury sustained the second day of practice.

The Blazers will be considered one of the pre-season favorites in the MIAC championship race because of its experiece in several key positions.

Starting in the front court the Blazers return Wendorff, a Kodak All-American a year ago and four-year starter.  She is considered one of the best players in her position in the conference.  Wendorff was named MIAC Player of the Year last winter.  With the graudation of former standout Robyn Ruschmeier, Holbrook will step in at the other post.  Holbrook was named best Sixth Player in the conference in as a sophomore.  CSB will look to sophomore Kelly Schmidt, and first-year players Jackie Bye and Allison Clark to add depth to the post position.

Mark and Korf return in the Blazers backcourt.  Mark a four-year starter, is a great leader and exceptional playmaker.  She was named to the All-MIAC team and the All-Defensive team last season.  Korf, a three-year starter is often over looked for making her teammates better.   Sophomore Mia Peterson is coming off a good first year, and will help fill void of  Heidi Schwichtenberg and the loss of Blaser.  Others expected to see action on the perimeter include; sophomore Bridget Corrigan, and first-year players Michelle Barlau, Andrea Bennett and Ginny Sawyer.
 
The Blazers schedule starts out with a trip to Oregon, where St. Ben's will play Linfield College and Pacific University.  Upon their return, NCAA Division II St. Cloud State will host the Blazers.  It will be the first ever meeting between the two neighboring schools.  The conference schedule appears more competitive than ever.  St. Thomas, Gustavus, Concordia and Carleton appear prepared to contend for a conference crown.
 
 

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Preseason Roster

1999-2000 Blazer Basketball Roster
No. Name Yr. Ht. Position Major Hometown/High School
10 Kit Neubauer FY 5-7 Wing Political Science Sleepy Eye/Minn/St. Mary's H.S.
11 Michelle Barlau FY 5-8 Point Education Northfield, Minn/Northfield H.S.
12 Elizabeth Schroeder So. 5-7 Wing Education Chatfield, Minn./Chosen Valley H.S.
13 Heidi Eversman So. 5-7 Wing Dietetics St. Peter, Minn./St. Peter H.S.
21 Jenna Webb FY 5-7 Wing Undecided Grand Rapids, Minn/Grand Rapids H.S.
22 Billie Jo Braatz FY 5-6 Wing Undecided Lake Nebagamon, Wis./Northwestern H.S.
23 Mia Peterson* So. 5-9 Wing Biology Swatara, Minn./Northland-Remer H.S.
24 Bridget Corrigan* So. 5-8 Point Accounting Omaha, Neb./Marian H.S.
25 Molly Mark***# Sr. 5-8 Point Education St. Cloud, Minn./Apollo H.S.
31 Ginny Sawyer FY 5-4 Wing Spanish Battle Lake, Minn/Battle Lake H.S.
33 Jackie Bye FY 5-11 Forward Psychology West St. Paul, Minn/Cretin-Derham Hall
34 Jenny Blaser***# Sr. 5-9 Wing Dietetics Austin, Minn./Austin Pacelli H.S.
35 Julie Korf***# Sr. 5-9 Wing Education Pierz, Minn./Pierz H.S.
41 Laura Wendorff***# Sr. 6-1 Post Nursing Fulda, Minn./Fulda H.S.
43 Andrea Bennett FY 5-10 Wing Undecided Sandstone, Minn/East Central H.S.
44 Megan Cooke FY 6-0 Post Management Denver, Co/South H.S.
45 Allison Clark FY 6-0 Post Undecided Western Spring, Ill/Lyons Township H.S.
53 Kelley Schmidt* So. 6-0 Forward Education Chisago Lakes, Minn./Chisago Lakes H.S.
54 Danielle Hannon FY 6-0 Post Education St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Louis Park H.S.
55 Beth Holbrook***# Sr. 6-3 Post Natural Science Onamia, Minn./Onamia H.S.
 

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