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2001 Quick Facts

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GENERAL
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307-2741
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 10,930
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and gold
Arena: Ewigleben Sports Arena
Capacity: 600
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic (GLIAC)
President: Dr. William A. Sederburg
    Alma Mater, Yr.: Minnesota State-Mankato, 1969
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic
Alma Mater, Yr.: Ferris State, 1977
Assistant Athletics Director (Interim): Pete Watkins (MacMurray, 1994)
Athletic Department Phone: (231) 591-2860
Athletic Department Fax: (231) 591-2869
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

HISTORY
First Year of Volleyball: 1973
Overall All-Time Record: 607-358 (.629)
Conference All-Time Record: 233-132 (.638)
No. years in NCAA Tourney/Last: 10/1999
All-Time NCAA Postseason Record: 7-11 (.388)
Last NCAA Tourney Opponent: Northern Kentucky
Result: Lost 3-1
No. years in GLIAC Tourney/Last: 3/2000
Last GLIAC Tourney Opponent: Hillsdale
Result: Lost 3-2

SPORTS INFORMATION
Sports Information Director: Joe Gorby
    SID Office Phone: (231) 591-3775
    Home Phone: (231) 796-2732
    Email Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant SID (Volleyball SID): Rob Bentley
    Office Phone: (231) 591-3821
    Home Phone: (231) 796-1178
    Email Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
SID Fax: (231) 591-3775
Sports Hotline: (231) 591-2375
SID Mailing Address: 330 Oak Street, West Bldg., Room 025, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2031
Website: www.ferris.edu

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Tia Brandel
    Alma Mater/Year: Alma, 1990
    Year Entering At School: Sixth
    Record at Ferris State (yrs.): 105-57/Five
    Career Record (yrs.): 223-77/Eight
Volleyball Office Phone: (231) 591-2871
Best time/day to reach coach: M-F 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater):
    Jason Smith (Graceland, 1992) - 1st season
    Jill Behrns (Student Assistant) - 2nd season
Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, A.T.C.
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872

TEAM INFORMATION
2000 Overall Record: 21-9
Conference Record/Finish: 11-7/4th - North Division
Starters Returning/Lost: Three/Three
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: Eight/Five
Starters Returning:
    Erin Minnis, MH, 6-0, Sr.
    Katie Pickvet, OH, 5-11, Jr.
    Alaina Olds, MH, 5-11, Jr.
All-Star Candidates:
    Erin Minnis
    Katie Pickvet
    Alaina Olds
Key Losses:
    Sarah VanderMolen, MH - 2000 All-GLIAC, 2000 All-Great Lakes Region, 370 kills
    Morgan Buckner, OH - 303 kills, 86 digs
    Jamie Wirth, S - 1,324 assists, 262 digs
    Libby Martz, DS - 44 aces, 223 digs
    Amanda Kane, DS - 30 aces, 234 digs
Returning Statistical Leaders:
    Erin Minnis (MH, 6-0, Sr.): 393 kills, 225 digs, 116 blocks
    Alaina Olds (MH, 5-11, Jr.): 215 kills, 110 blocks, 32 digs
    Katie Pickvet (OH, 5-11, Jr.): 208 kills, 54 digs, 47 blocks
    Erin Rind (OH, 5-10, Jr.): 40 kills, 41 digs, seven aces
    Stephanie Speed (OH, 5-8, Jr.): 46 kills, 218 digs, 29 aces
Key Newcomers:
    Brittany Henson, OH, 5-11, Fr.
    Karla Fairbanks, MH/OH, 5-11 Fr.
    Sarah Miller, MH, 6-3, Fr.
    Marissa Leusby, OH, 5-10, Fr.
    Becky Thurau, MH, 6-4, Fr.
    Ashley Green, S, 5-9, Fr.
2001 Senior Class:
    Erin Minnis, MH
    Emily Williams, S

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