2005 Ferris State Volleyball Quick Facts
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City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307-2741
School Colors: Crimson and gold
Arena: Ewigleben Sports Arena
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler
Alma Mater, Yr.: Michigan, 1972
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic
Alma Mater, Yr.: Ferris State, 1977
Assistant Athletics Director: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
Senior Women's Administrator: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm (Alma, 1990)
Coordinator of Records & NCAA: Carma Burcham
Faculty Athletics Representative: Terry Nerbonne
Athletics Department Phone: (231) 591-2860
Athletics Department Fax: (231) 591-2869
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888
First Year of Volleyball: 1972
Overall All-Time Record: 692-397 (.635)
Conference All-Time Record: 286-151 (.654)
No. years in NCAA Tourney/Last: 12/2004
All-Time NCAA Postseason Record: 7-13 (.350)
Last NCAA Tourney Opponent: Southern Indiana
Result: Lost 3-2
No. years in GLIAC Tourney/Last: 7/2004
Last GLIAC Tourney Opponent: Grand Valley State
Result: Won 3-0
Athletics Communications Director: Joe Gorby
SID Office Phone: (231) 591-2336
Home Phone: (231) 796-2732
Email Address: email@example.com
Assistant Athletics Communications Director (Volleyball Contact): Rob Bentley
Office Phone: (231) 591-3821
Home Phone: (231) 796-1178
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Athletics Hotline: (231) 591-2375
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, Sports Complex 001, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2741
Local Newspaper: Big Rapids Pioneer
Contact Person: Sandy Gholston
Address: 502 North State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 592-8363
Head Coach: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm
Alma Mater/Year: Alma, 1990
Year Entering At School: Tenth
Record at Ferris State (yrs.): 190-96 (.664)/Nine
Career Record (yrs.): 308-116 (.726)/Twelve
Record vs. the GLIAC (all matches): 124-62 (.667)
Volleyball Office Phone: (231) 591-2871
Best time/day to reach coach: M-F 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater):
Theresa Beeckman (Assistant Coach) - 1st season
Dale Wilhelm (Volunteer Assistant) - 2nd season
Karla Fairbanks (Student Assistant) - 1st season
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Volleyball): Michael Blackburn, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
Equipment Managers: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.
2004 Overall Record: 25-7
Conference Record/Finish: 14-4/2nd - North Division
2004 Non-Conference Record: 11-3
2004 Record At Home/Conference: 12-3/7-3
2004 Record Away/Conference: 8-2/7-1
2004 Record on Neutral Courts: 5-2
Final 2004 Ranking (poll): 20th
Starters Returning/Lost: 6/2
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/4
Danielle Baucher, OH, 5-10, Jr.
Emily Clouse, S, 5-9, Sr.
Brittny Godlewski, LIB, 5-7, Sr.
Lauren Heine, MH, 6-1, Sr.
Becky Thurau, MH, 6-4, Sr.
Karla White MH, 6-0, Jr.
Other Returning Letterwinners:
Lindsay Johnson, OH, 5-10, So.
Keagan Krauss, OH, 5-10, Jr.
Sarah Miller, OH, 6-3, Sr.
Jamie Palazzolo, OH, 5-7, Jr.
Molly Pickvet, OH, 6-0, Jr.
Lindsay Tye, OH, 5-10, So.
Karla Fairbanks, OH, 5-11
Ashley Green, S, 5-9
Brittny Godlewski, Emily Clouse, Danielle Baucher
Returning Statistical Leaders:
Danielle Baucher** (OH, 5-10, Jr.): 340 kills, 416 digs
Emily Clouse*** (S/DS, 5-9, Sr.): 572 assists, 220 digs
Brittny Godlewski*** (LIB, 5-7, Sr.): 396 digs, 44 assists
Lauren Heine*** (MH, 6-1, Sr.): 186 kills, 150 blocks
Becky Thurau*** (MH, 6-4, Sr.): 186 kills, 86 blocks
Karla White (MH, 6-0, Jr.): 263 kills, 112 blocks
* - Denotes letters won
Karla Fairbanks (OH, 5-11): 538 kills, 305 digs, 90 blocks, 66 aces
Ashley Green (S, 5-9): 883 assists, 136 digs, 50 kills, 21 aces
Megan Dusnik (DS, 5-5): 89 digs, 15 aces
Katie Edwards, OH, 5-11, Fr.
Jacque Edwards, MH, 6-0, Fr.
Kristy Gilchrist, MH, 6-0, Fr.
Candice Marut, S/OH, 5-10, Fr. - Redshirted last year
Emily Nemmers, OH/MH, 6-0, Fr. - Medical redshirt last year
Andrea Zylstra, MH, 6-2, Fr. - Redshirted last year
Andrea Rich, S, 5-10, Fr.
The 2005 season marks Ferris Stateís 33rd womenís volleyball campaign.
Ferris State claimed its ninth Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship in 2004 after winning the leagueís annual postseason tournament for the first time in school history. FSU concluded the 2004 campaign with a 25-7 overall record and a second place 14-4 GLIAC North Division mark. The Bulldogs also advanced to the NCAA-II National Tournament for the 12th time in school history.
Ferris has won 20 or more matches six times under ninth-year head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm. The Bulldogs are 157-59 (.727) over the past seven years and have reached the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament three times in that span.
The Bulldogs return all 15 of their 20 squad members from last campaign. FSU has advanced to the GLIAC Tournament seven consecutive years.
Ferris has compiled a 229-60 (.792) record to date in 24 seasons of action (1981-present) at FSUís Ewigleben Sports Arena. The Bulldogs are 71-13 (.845) in home matches since 1998. In 2002, Ferris posted an 8-0 home mark, which was the programís sixth undefeated campaign in the 600-seat facility. FSU was 12-3 at home last season.
Senior Brittny Godlewski received second-team Daktronics Division II All-Great Lakes Region recognition for the second consecutive year last campaign. She also became the first libero player in GLIAC history to attain second-team all-conference honors. Godlewski previously was a two-time (2002-03) All-GLIAC Honorable Mention selection.
Junior Danielle Baucher was an honorable mention AVCA All-Great Lakes Region pick and second-team All-GLIAC honoree last year. Junior Lauren Heine was named to the GLIACís All-Tournament team last season.