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7/22 2004-05 Cobber Women's Basketball Tentative Schedule Now Online.
         | 2004-05 Women's Basketball Tentative Schedule |

3/17 Mandy Pearson Named to the D3hoops.com West Region Second Team.
         | Complete D3hoops.com West Region Team Details |

Mandy Pearson (Jr., Watkins, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins HS) capped her outstanding season by being named to the D3hoops.com West Region Second Team. It is the first time in her career that she has received a regional honor. Pearson was one of only five players from the MIAC to earn All-Region honors. 

Gustavus' Angie Peterson was named to the All-Region First Team, while Megan Vig of Carleton also garnered second team honors. Afton Hanson of Macalester and Selina Theisen from Augsburg were named to the All-Region Third Team. 

Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools. The ballot was then distributed to regional SIDs, who voted for 10 players.

Pearson was named the Most Valuable Player in the MIAC earlier in the month. She was also voted to the MIAC All-Conference Team. It is the second consecutive season that she has been named to the all-conference team, and the third year that she has been honored with conference postseason awards.

She helped lead the Cobbers to their best record since the 1990-91 season. The team finished with a 21-7 mark and made it all the way to the MIAC playoff championship game, a first in school history. Concordia also set a school record for biggest improvement in one season. The Cobbers improved a full seven games from the 2002-03 season.

Pearson finished the season by being ranked in the top 35 in the nation in three different statistical categories. She was eighth in assists per game (6.3), 29th in steals per game (3.5) and 32nd in free throw percentage (82.3%). She led the MIAC in assists (6.50 apg), was second in steals (3.73 spg) and 12th in overall scoring (13.7 ppg). She was also third in free throw percentage and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.21). (More)

3/05 Mandy Pearson Named Conference MVP; Four Others Receive Postseason Honors. 
         | Complete MIAC Postseason Awards Details | Pearson MVP Page

(St. Paul, Minn.)Mandy Pearson (Jr., Watkins, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins HS) was named the MIAC Most Valuable Player as announced by the league office on Friday. Four other Cobber players also received MIAC postseason honors. All five Concordia starting players received a postseason award. 

Pearson was also voted to the MIAC All-Conference Team. It is the second consecutive season that she has been named to the all-conference team, and the third year that she has been honored with conference postseason awards.

Joining Pearson in the parade of conference postseason winners were Debbie Slack (Sr., Evansville, Minn.), who was named to the MIAC All-Defensive Team, and Annie Keeley (Fr., Grafton, N.Dak.), who garnered MIAC All-First Year Team honors. Slack, Keeley, Beth Drager (Sr., Wood Lake, Minn./Lakeview HS) and Jamie Visness (Jr., Hallock, Minn./Kittson Central HS) were all named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team.

Pearson becomes the first Concordia player to win MVP honors since Michelle Thykeson won the award in 1990. She becomes only the fourth player in school history to receive league MVP honors. She joins Jessica Rahman (Beachy), Jillayn Quaschnick and Thykeson in the elite club of Cobber athletes to win the MVP award.

She helped lead the Cobbers to their best record since the 1990-91 season. The team finished with a 21-7 mark and made it all the way to the MIAC playoff championship game, a first in school history. Concordia also set a school record for biggest improvement in one season. The Cobbers improved a full seven games from the 2002-03 season.

Pearson led the MIAC in assists (6.50 apg), was second in steals (3.73 spg) and 12th in overall scoring (13.7 ppg). She was also third in free throw percentage (82.3%) and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.21). Nationally, Pearson finished the year being ranked among the leaders in assists, steals and free throw percentage.(More)

2/29 The College Sporting News Recap for MIAC Championship. 
         | Knights Use Defense, Clutch Shooting to Win 4th Women's Hoops Playoff Crown. | 

2/28 Frigid First Half Dooms Cobbers in 62-40 MIAC Championship Loss to Carleton.
         | Carleton 62,  Concordia 40 | Action Picture Page |

(Northfield, Minn.)-- Concordia was doomed by an Alberta Clipper-like first half and lost to Carleton 62-40 loss to in the championship game of the MIAC Tournament. The Cobbers scored only 10 points, and shot just 6.0% (2-for-31), in the first half and did not score their first points until the 11:37 mark of the opening half. 

The loss ends Concordia's best season in over 10 years. The Cobbers finish the year with a 21-7 mark, which is the most wins in a single season since the 1990-91 campaign. The team also advanced to the MIAC Championship game for the first time in school history. Carleton wins their fourth consecutive MIAC playoff championship, and earns the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament which begins next week. The Knights are now 24-3 on the season.

Mandy Pearson (Jr., Watkins, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins HS) was the only Concordia player to score more than seven points in the game, as the Cobber offense was limited to only 17.5% (10-for-57) field for the game. Pearson was 2-of-13 from the floor and 1-of-7 from 3-point range. Jamie Visness (Jr., Hallock, Minn./Kittson Central HS) managed to score seven points and was an ice-cold 3-of-12 from the floor. Senior Debbie Slack (Sr., Evansville, Minn.) grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and was held to only two points. 

Concordia did a great job limiting the Carleton offense, and team leader Megan Vig, who scored 28 points the last time the two teams met. Vig was held to 13 points  on a 4-of-14 shooting afternoon from the floor. As a team, the Knights shot only 39.2% (20-for-51) from the floor but connected on 7-of-11 (63.6%) of their shots from 3-point range. Carleton also turned the ball over 23 times. Katie Freeman was the only player on the floor that was able to get her shots to consistently go through the basket. She finished with 13 points and was 5-of-7 from the floor and 3-of-3 from behind the arc. Freeman collected a team-high 10 rebounds to record the first double-double of her career. 

2/26 The College Sporting News  Recap for MIAC Semifinals. 
         | Knights, Cobbers Win Thrillers; Will Meet for Women's MIAC Championship. | 

2/25 Cobbers Bounce Blazers From MIAC Playoffs! 
         | Concordia 73, St. Ben's 70 | Archived Broadcast |
- Mandy Pearson scores a career-high 29 points as Concordia pulls off semifinal upset!

2/23 Cobbers Corral First Round Victory Over St. Mary's 73-65. 
         | Concordia 73, St. Mary's 65 | Action Picture Page |

2/18 Cobbers Get Ready For the Playoffs by Running Past Augsburg 81-53.
         | Concordia 81, Augsburg 53 | Action Picture Page |

2/15 Cobbers Come Undone in the Second Half, Get Dumped by St. Mary's 71-58.
         | St. Mary's 71, Concordia 58 |

2/14 Cobbers Survive on the Road, Squeak By Hamline 67-63.
         | Concordia 67, Hamline 64 |

2/11 Cobbers Storm Past St. Kate's 75-49. 
         | Concordia 75, St. Kate's 49 | Action Picture Page |

2/07 Cobbers Succumb in the Second Half to Nationally-Ranked Carleton 67-63.
         | Carleton 67, Concordia 63 | Action Picture Page |

2/04 Cobbers Win 10th Straight!! Slide Past St. Thomas 72-65 to Savor Series Sweep.
         | Concordia 72, St. Thomas 65 |

2/02 Cobbers Go Inside to Beat Bethel 70-54; Win Ninth Straight.
        - Cobbers Clinch MIAC Playoff Spot!!!
         | Concordia 70, Bethel 54 | Action Picture Page |

2/02 Annie Keeley Named MIAC Player of the Week.
Concordia first-year guard Annie Keeley (Fr., Grafton, N.Dak.) was named the MIAC Co-Player of the Week. Keeley averaged 17.5, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists and shot 70.0% from 3-point range in Concordia's two wins this past week. 

Her biggest contribution came in the Cobbers' 77-76 overtime win over nationally-ranked Saint Benedict when she hit the game-winning 3-point basket with under one minute left to play in overtime. With the two victories, the Cobbers move into a tie for third place in the MIAC and extend their winning streak to eight games - the team's longest since the 2000-01 season.

Against the Blazers, Keeley scored 14 points, collected five rebounds and had two assists. She was 3-for-5 from 3-point range and 4-for-7 overall from the floor. 

In Saturday's 60-39 win over Macalester, she scored a game-high 21 points and went 4-for-5 from behind the arc. She finished the game 7-for-9 from the floor and grabbed three rebounds and had three assists. She was also part of the defensive unit that surrendered only 10 first half points to the Scots and 39 points overall. The 10 points allowed for a single half is the fewest points allowed in a single half by the Cobbers since the sports information department started keeping track of those statistics in 1990.

1/31 Cobbers Keep On Rolling, Down Scots 60-39.
        | Concordia 60, Macalester 39 |

1/28 Cobbers Knock Off Nationally-Ranked St. Ben's 77-76 in Overtime Thriller.
        | Concordia 77, St. Ben's 76 OT | Action Picture Page |

1/23 Cobbers Knock Off Gustavus 66-62, Run Win Streak to Six.
         | Concordia 66, Gustavus 62 | Action Picture Page |

1/21 Cobber Defense Stymies St. Olaf as Concordia Picks Up Fifth Straight Win.
         | Concordia 63, St. Olaf 49 |

1/19 Cobbers Hammer St. Mary's 80-57 to Grab Sole Possession of 4th Place. 
          | Concordia 80, St. Mary's 57 | Action Picture Page |

1/17 Cobbers Squander 12-Point Lead, But Hang On to Beat Augsburg 75-67.
          | Concordia 75, Augsburg 67 |

1/14 Pearson Dishes Out 76-52 Cobber Win Over Hamline.
          | Concordia 76, Hamline 52 | Action Picture Page |

1/10 Slack Helps Cobbers Take Care of Business at St. Kate's.
          | Concordia 70, St. Catherine 60 |

1/07 Cobbers Show Their Progress, Lose Close Game to Nationally-Ranked Carleton 71-59.
          | Carleton 71, Concordia 59 |

1/05 Cobbers Snap 10-Year Losing Skid to St. Thomas, Win 78-67. 
          | Concordia 78, St. Thomas 67 | Action Picture Page |

1/03 Team Visness Helps Cobbers Flush Royals 75-51.
         | Concordia 75, Bethel 51 |

12/13 Cobbers Answer Wake-Up Call in 2nd Half, Bolt Past Macalester 67-49.
          | Concordia 67, Macalester 49 | Action Picture Page |

12/08 Cobbers Fall to Red-Hot St. Ben's 97-76.
          | St. Ben's 97, Concordia 76 |

12/06 Cobbers Come Close, But Lose to Gustavus 62-58.
          | Gustavus 62, Concordia 58 |

 12/03 Cobbers Get Scorched by Dragons 93-47.
          | MSU-Moorhead 93, Concordia 47 | Action Picture Page |

11/29 Cobbers Pull Away From St. Olaf in the Second Half and Win 71-49. 
          | Concordia 71, St. Olaf 49 | Action Picture Page |

11/25 Keeley and Drager Help Cobbers Pound UM-Morris 98-67.
          | Concordia 98, UM-Morris 67 |

11/21 Cobbers Start Rahman Regime With 73-61 Win Over Mayville State.
           | Concordia 73, Mayville State 61 |

11/15 Concordia Women's Basketball Preview for 2003-04 is Now Online. 
           | Complete 2003-04 Women's Basketball Preview for 2003-04 |

7/20 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.

5/08 Women's Basketball Schedule for 2003-04 Now Online.
        | Tentative 2003-04 Cobber Women's Basketball Schedule

5/01 Former Cobber Great Named New Head Basketball Coach.
         | Complete Details on the Hiring of Jessica Rahman |

 

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