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Sophomores Dohrn and Gregorich discuss basketball on video

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 30, 2009

Sophomores Maranda Dohrn and Tiffany Gregorich discuss the difference in there Freshmen vs Sophomore years, off season play and why they attended UW River Falls.

View Maranda and Tiffany discuss this  here.

Maranda wants the ball and Taylor says no way

Maranda wants the ball and Taylor says no way

Tiff and Alise for two

Tiff and Alise for two

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Order your UWRF Falcon Women’s Basketball Shirt by October 31

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 29, 2009

The Falcon women’s basketball team is having its annual shirt sale now through October 31.

T-shirts are $15 in red or white colors.

Long sleeve T-Shirts are $20 in red or white colors

Sweat shirts are $45 with or without a hood. The color is gray.

Please click on the form below, print and mail with payment by October 31 to:

UWRF Women’s Basketball

410 S. 3rd Street

River Falls WI 54022

UW-RIVER FALLS WOMEN’S BB SHIRT ORDER FORM

UW-River Falls Women's Basketball

UW-River Falls Women's Basketball

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Watch Juniors Lardie and Pellowski discuss the 2009-2010 season on video

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 29, 2009

Juniors Tess Ladie and Lauren Pellowski discuss the 2009-2010 season, their off season work and why they came to UW River Falls

View Lauren Pellowski here

View Tess Lardie here.

Lauren and Tess moving fast

Lauren and Tess moving fast

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UW River Falls Women’s basketball competing in the Southern California Surf City Classic during Holiday break December 27 through January 1.

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

The Christmas activities are done, too much food eaten, great times with family member were had, finals are done.  What will the UW River Falls Women’s Basketball team do? Go to California to play basketball and celebrate the new year.

California dreamin’, hotel California, sunny skies, beaches, Disney  etc. The women’s basketball team will have many activities after they are done playing their two games.

Here is a summary of their trip.

Fly out on Sunday December 27

Staying at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Falcons play their first game December 28 at 8:00 pm PST verses Purchase College, located in New York. They finished 15-12 last year.

They play their second game December 29 at 6:00 pm PST verses Washington and Jefferson College from Pennsylvania. They finished 24-5 last season losing in the NCAA tournament. They are ranked #38 on the D3 Hoops Preseason rankings.

December 30 and 31 free days with practice on the 31st.

January 1 fly back to UW River Falls

View information about the Surf City Classic

California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

Newport Beach California

Newport Beach California

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Get to Know Freshman Guard #31 Nikki Guhr of the UW-River Falls Falcons Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

 

 

 

 

Nikki Guhr

Nikki Guhr

 

 

 

33 Questions with Nikki Guhr of the UW-River Falls Falcons Women’s Basketball team

 1­Parent(s) name(s):Mother- Mary , Father- Rick 

 2­Home town and School: Muskego High School

3­Major/Minor:   Elementary Education

4­My Friends Call Me:   Grrr, G-baby, Nik

5­Favorite College Class:   Geography

6­Favorite Quote:   Remember all the strength you need is right inside you and that determination, not destiny, makes all the difference in life… NEVER GIVE UP!!!

7­What is your favorite spot on campus?   My hotel room

8­What makes you laugh?   Really funny jokes

9­Advice I’d give a young athlete:   Failure is the key to succeeding. Don’t be afraid to fail… it only builds character. And if/when you fail don’t give up or quit. Quitters never win and winners never quit.

10­In my free time I like to:  Hang with friends, Play basketball or softball

11­Pre­game Superstition:   Touch the top of the door frames, Wear two pairs of socks

12­One word that best describes me:  Ambitious

13­Nobody knows how much I love to:  Go out to eat

14­If I weren’t playing basketball I would be:  Playing softball 

15­The best thing about attending UWRF is:   Meeting new people

16­My dream job would be:   Being a mascot for a professional sports team

17­If you could be on the cover of a magazine, it would be? Why? 

18­My greatest sports moment was:  Making 2 game winning shots in the same week

19­What would you like to learn and achieve this sports season? I would like to learn how to play at the college level and take my game to its next step

20­Describe an ideal teammate:  A person who can take one for the team, who thinks about the team before herself, and someone you can get along with on and off the court.

21­What is one word that describes you right now?  Hyper

22­What is one word you hope to use to describe yourself in ten years?  Fortunate

23­What’s one television show that you can’t miss each week? The Real World

24­If you had a theme song, what would it be? 

25­ What is your biggest pet peeve?  People who are fake

26­ If you were a traffic sign what would you be?  Danger ahead

27­ If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?  Michael Jordan 

28­ If you could do anything just once, what would it be?   Fly to the moon

29­If we made a movie of your life what would it be called and who would star in it?  The life of Nikki Guhr” and I would star in it

30­If you were to choose an animal you most resemble, what would it be?  A liger

31-Why did you decide to come to UWRF?Because it has a really good elementary education program and I want to play basketball 

32-What’s the best thing about UWRF in your experience so far?The small campus and really nice people 

 33-How do you feel about your UWRF basketball teammates?  Coaches? I feel really good about my teammates and coaches; I am really excited for this upcoming season. 

 

Nikki, there now shoot it just like I showed you

Nikki, there now shoot it just like I showed you

 

Nikki on a break away

Nikki on a break away

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Get to know Head Coach Cindy Holbrook of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Coach Holbrook explaining how she wants it done

Coach Holbrook explaining how she wants it done

Entering her 10th season as the head women’s basketball coach, Cindy Holbrook leads the Falcons through arguably the toughest conference in the country. In her tenure as head coach, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has seen three NCAA champions and two-second place finishers.

The Falcons finish a respectable sixth in last year’s WIAC standings. They had a six game improvement over the 2008 season in the win column and finished 14-12 overall. With every starter and all but one letter winner back, the Falcons look to make a step up in the WIAC standings this year.

Holbrook ranks 11th in all-time career wins among all-time coaches in the WIAC and is currently fourth among active coaches in the conference. She reached a coaching milestone on Dec. 11, 2007 in a 67-54 win over Martin Luther for her 100th career win.

Her coaching philosophy emphasizes enabling her players to perform to the best of their ability.

“I don’t believe in the coach micro-managing or trying to control everything. Our staff’s job is to teach and prepare them and then trust that preparation and trust our team enough to let them play the game.”

As a passionate coach, Holbrook inspires growth and potential in her student-athletes.

“Whether it is in the classroom or on the basketball floor, being a well-balanced person is what competing and being a student-athlete at the Div. III level is all about,” said Holbrook. “We challenge kids to be prepared and give 100 percent every day. That’s the only way to learn what each of us is really capable of. Our daily performance determines our opportunity for success, that’s why our team motto is “Success is a choice.”

Holbrook has coached 16 women to All-WIAC honors during her career, including then freshman Tiffany Gregorich who earned honorable mention to the 2009 All-WIAC team.

Her experience in the WIAC began as a student-athlete at UW-Stout where she was a two-time All-WIAC first team selection in 1993 and 1994. Her senior season she was named the 1994 WIAC Player of the Year and earned All-American honors. She was named to the second All-WIAC team in 1992. She helped the Blue Devils to a 76-27 record and berths in both the NCAA Div. III and NAIA National Tournaments for four seasons. She was inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2005. She is the only person who has been named a WIAC Coach of the Year (2001) and WIAC Player of the Year (1994).

Holbrook was the head tennis coach at UWRF and an assistant basketball coach for five years before taking over the basketball program in 2000.

She is a native of south Minneapolis where she competed in basketball, softball and tennis at Roosevelt High School.

Holbrook earned her psychology undergraduate degree and coaching minor from UW-Stout. She completed her master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport psychology and sociology at the University of Minnesota. She currently teaches in the UWRF health & human performance department.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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Get to know Asst. Coach Kathy Holbrook of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Asst Coach Kathy Holbrook explaining how they do it.

Asst Coach Kathy Holbrook explaining how they want it done.

 

Kathy Holbrook starts her eighth year as an assistant coach with the Falcon women’s basketball program. Coach Cindy Holbrook says, “Kathy specializes in working with our post players. She’s an excellent teacher of the details of the game, and is especially strong working on individual player development. She keeps kids motivated and always looks for encouraging things to say. Kathy truly believes in the Div. III philosophy and is committed to our student-athletes having a great experience. She is professional, competitive and driven to help us become a better team.”

Holbrook’s athletic background is impressive in both basketball and volleyball. At Doane College in Nebraska, she was selected the school’s Outstanding Female Athlete her junior and senior years of competition. She earned All-Conference and NAIA All-District recognition for two straight years for her success on the basketball court. She was inducted into the Doane Hall of Fame in 2003 for her excellence as a student-athlete. She is also in the Hall of Fame at Central City High School in Nebraska.

Holbrook is currently a home health physical therapist for Aspen in the Twin Cities. She earned her undergraduate degree in natural science with a biology emphasis at Doane in 1983. She went on to earn a certificate in physical therapy from the Mayo Clinic’s School of Health Related Sciences in Rochester, Minn.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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Get to know Asst. Coach Mike Babler of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Coach Babler looking for the edge

Coach Babler looking for the edge

Mike Babler is in his fourth season as an assistant coach. Coach Cindy Holbrook says, “Mike has a lot of coaching experience and will be a great addition to our staff. He particularly loves coaching the defensive end of the floor and will make us a tougher team at locking down and getting stops on defense. Mike’s enthusiasm and ability to break down film for scouting is also a real strength. I’m glad to have him join our staff, he has a lot to add to our program.”

In 2005-06 he was the assistant girl’s basketball coach at River Falls High School and before that was an assistant junior varsity coach for three seasons. After moving to River Falls in 1982, he coached several local boys and girls youth teams. He started his teaching and coaching career at Hamilton High School where he was an assistant boy’s coach. Babler helped lead Hamilton to WIAA State tournament appearances twice in the three years he coached there.

Babler is a 1977 graduate of UW-Whitewater. He earned his undergraduate degree in education with a coaching minor. He is also the head girl’s soccer coach at River Falls High School. He owns Valley Services, Inc. – Heating and Air Conditioning in Hudson. He and his wife, Mary, have two children. Their son Ryan currently attends UW-River Falls, and their daughter Sarah attends UW-Green Bay.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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Get to know Asst. Coach Traci Reimann of the UW River Falls Falcon Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 28, 2009

Coach Traci Reimann watching carefully

Coach Traci Reimann watching carefully

Traci Reimann is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Falcons. She was an All-WIAC player for the Falcons and competed with the team for four seasons (2003-07). She was named to the first All-WIAC teams in 2006 and 2007 and earned honorable mention in 2005. She also earned a spot on the All-Defensive team in 2006.

The talented forward scored 1,139 career points and averaged 11.5 points a game. She also grabbed 840 rebounds and averaged 8.4 rebounds a game. She led the 2006 and 2007 teams in scoring and rebounding and led the 2004 team in assists. Reimann is UWRF’s all-time career rebound leader and she is seventh in all time points.

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Coach Traci Reimann, Coach Kathy Holbrook, Coach Mike Babler and Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

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UW River Falls Women’s Basketball Roster is set for 2009-2010 season

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 26, 2009

Coach instructing her players

Coach instructing her players

Head Coach Cindy Holbrook announced today the UWRF Falcon women’s roster for the 2009-2010 Season. Needless to say Coach seems excited about the roster.

“I really like the ability of our players and the flexibility their talents give us as a coaching staff” said Coach Cindy Holbrook. “We have several players that can play two or three different positions. We have more height and depth, at all positions, than we had last year. We have players with explosive talents and an exceptional will to win. With a lot of pieces to the puzzle it is now time to assemble it and make them all fit”.

The Roster consist of three Seniors, two Juniors, four Sophomores and five Freshmen.  The positions include eight guards and six forwards.

 Here is the roster for the 2009-2010 season.

No Name Pos. Hgt. Yr. Hometown/Last Team
14 Katie Theisen G 5-6 Sr. Andover, MN
20 Brittany Gregorich F 5-9 Fr. Altoona
21 Tess Lardie G 5-8 Jr. Eagan, MN
22 Taylor House F 5-11 So. Maple Grove, MN
23 Tiffany Gregorich G 5-5 So. Altoona  
24 Jenna Hanson G 5-6 Sr. Altoona
25 Lauren Pellowski G 5-6 Jr. St. Paul, MN/Tartan HS
31 Nikki Guhr G 5-7 Fr. Muskego
33 Kelli Hilt G 5-6 Sr. Lakeville, MN/North HS
34 Lindsey Olson F 6-0 Fr. Plainview, MN/Plainview-Elgin-Millville HS
35 Maranda Dohrn F 6-0 So. Lake City, MN
40 Alise Holst F 5-8 So. Plainview, MN/Plainview-Elgin-Millville HS
42 Melissa Carmody G 5-7 Fr. Barneveld
44 Tracie Gillund F 6-0 Fr. Blaine, MN

Head coach: Cindy Holbrook
Assistant coaches: Kathy Holbrook, Mike Babler, Traci Reimann
Managers: Brittany Johnson, Jillian Peterson, DeAnne Bechtold, Kim Lehrmann

Falcon's soaring to a higher level

Falcon's soaring to a higher level

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