Softball

2002 Quick Facts

GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 10,930
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Home Field/Capacity: FSU Varsity Softball Field/250
Surface: Natural Grass
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
President: Dr. William A. Sederburg (Minnesota State, Mankato 1969)
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic (Ferris State, 1977)
E-Mail Address: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Director: Pete Watkins (MacMurray, 1994)
Assistant Registrar (Athletics): Carma Burcham
Faculty Representative: Mark Kosciuszko
Team Physician: Dr. Melissa Stephens, M.D.
Athletics Department Phone: (231) 591-2860/2861
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

HISTORY
First Year of Softball: 1973
Overall All-Time Record: 524-474-1 (.525)
Conference All-Time Record: 178-169 (.513)
Number of Years in NCAA Championships/Last: Two/1999
Last Post-Season Opponent: North Dakota State (5/21/99)
Result: Lost 4-3
Number of Years in NCAA Regionals/Last: Three/1999
Result: Won 5-1 vs. Ashland (5/15/99 at Allendale, Mich.)

SPORTS INFORMATION
Sports Information Director (Softball SID): Joe Gorby
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
E-Mail Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant SID: Rob Bentley
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-3821/796-1178
E-Mail Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
SID Office Fax: (231) 591-3775
Press Box Phone: TBA
Mailing Address: 330 Oak Street, West Bldg. 025, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2031
Athletics Website: http://www.ferris.edu/sports

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Keri Becker (Saginaw Valley State, 1995)
Record at FSU/Years: 185-96 (5 yrs.)
Career Record: 185-96 (5 yrs.)
Softball Office Phone: (231) 591-3512
Coach's Email: beckerk@ferris.edu
Best Time to Reach Coach: 10 am-12 pm (ET)
Assistant Coach: Kris St. Andre (Ferris State, 2001)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Lesa Bickley (Ashland, 1991)
Athletic Trainer (Softball): Tim Glover, A.T.C.
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
Equipment Manager (Softball): Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.
Office Phone: (231) 591-5592/2870

TEAM INFORMATION
2001 Overall Record: 22-23 (11-5 home; 5-3 away; 6-15 neutral)
GLIAC Final Placing: 7th
GLIAC Regular-Season Record/Placing: 13-7/3rdT
GLIAC Tournament Record/Placing: 0-2/7thT
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/8
Position Players Returning/Lost: 6/8
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 2/1

Starters Returning (R) and Lost (L)
R/L Pos. Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs Avg./HR/RBI other
(L) C Anne Koltvedt 5-4   R/R 37-36 .158/0/12  
(L) 1B Mila Prieur 5-10   R/R 43-38 .281/5/18 .446 Slug.%, 5 doubles, 18 RBI
(L) 2B Emily Butkus 5-4   L/R 37-31 .200/0/7 .951 Fld.%
(R) SS Nicki Merchant 5-8 So. R/R 45-45 .272/1/16 43 hits, 8 doubles, 21 runs
(R) 3B Dana Peuler 5-8 So. R/R 44-43 .250/1/6 30 hits
(R) OF Amanda Opbroek 5-6 Jr. R/R 45-45 .257/2/18 14 doubles, 2 triples, .434 Slug.%
(R) OF Casey Scully 5-10 Sr. R/R 36-34 .314/1/10 5 doubles, .410 Slug.%, .363 on-base%
(L) OF Melissa Carrick 5-9   R/R 37-33 .140/0/2  


Pitchers (4+ decisions or saves) Returning (R) and Lost (L)
R/L Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs W-L-S IP K/BB ER ERA
(L) Teresa Sutermeister 5-9   R/R 18-18 9-8-0 107.2 60/36 35 2.28
(R) Jennifer Colvin 5-11 Sr. R/R 24-14 7-7-0 112.2 98/40 34 2.11
(R) Amanda Opbroek 5-6 Jr. R/R 18-13 6-8-0 95.2 75/27 30 2.20

MEDIA INFORMATION
Newspaper: Big Rapids Pioneer
Contact: Sandy Gholston
Address: 502 N. State St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Office Phone/FAX: (231) 592-8363/796-1152
Radio Station: WBRN - 100.9 FM
Contact: Bill Beckwith
Address: 13574 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Office Phone/FAX: (231) 796-7684/796-6227

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