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Coach Holbrook discusses win over Northwestern in video

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 16, 2009

Coach Holbrook discusses the #20 ranked Falcon women win over Northwestern 49-37 moving the season record to a UWRF women all time best record to start a season to 9-0.

View Coach Holbrook here.

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Coach Cindy’s Reflections on a Fun Weekend

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 8, 2009

What a great weekend!

We started out Saturday morning with our annual Alumni Game.  Eighteen players returned to RF to play and have some fun.  It was great to see so many former players come back to stay connected with each other and with our basketball program.  They can still play and razz each other with the best of them.  Their families are growing every year and things are busy with the Holidays coming up, however, they still take the time to stay connected and continue to be an important part of our basketball program.  It’s a tremendous experience for our current players to see the terrific people that have been part of Falcon Basketball.  Many are working in the area they earned their degree in, some are home with kids, and a few have taken a completely different career route than they anticipated when they graduated.  It’s awesome to check in with them and it’s become one of my favorite events of the season.

Many of our Alums and their families stayed around for our game against Stevens Point in the afternoon.  What a fun game for everyone that came to cheer us on.  We had a nice crowd to help us with our home court advantage, and our Basketball Buddy Ball Girls took good care of both teams.  Stevens Point has a great team and is very well coached.  Most people would consider our 72-61 win an upset, but we know we have a good team and we can play with anyone!  When we make the hustle plays and get after it we’ll be tough to beat.  It was truly a great game and tremendous effort by 2 good WIAC teams.

After the game our players’ amazing parents provided one of the best buffets you could imagine. They brought tons of food and we got to eat, visit and spend a little time with our basketball family.  We have great student-athletes in our program, and they have great families!

So…what a terrific all-around weekend!  Now we head into another big week.  Eau Claire comes to Karges on Wednesday.  Hopefully we’ll have a bunch of teams here from the area for Youth and High School Night.  Local teams get in free, and it should be another fun game to watch.  This is a big one for us.  Then we head to Oshkosh this weekend, that’s another big one for us.  One thing about this league is that every 3 days we can honestly say it’s a big game for us.  Right now we’re trying to get better everyday and control our controllables so we’re as ready as we can be for our next big game.

Coach Cindy

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Basketball Buddies off to a great start

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 3, 2009

The first week of Falcon Basketball Buddies was a bunch of fun for both the young kids and our college players. The kids did ball handling drills, played shooting games and raced in dribble relays with the Falcons. We had 13 Buddies the first week which is a nice turnout for our first year with the Buddy program. We plan on community participation growing in future years, but we’re off to a great start.

Jenna and Coach Holbrook working with their buddy

Jenna and Coach Holbrook working with their buddy


Katie playing defense

Katie playing defense

Kelli watching closely

Kelli watching closely

Lauren with her buddy

Lauren with her buddy

Tess ready to  D up

Tess ready to D up

Nikki and Taylor, there now shoot it just like I showed you

Nikki and Taylor, there now shoot it just like I showed you

Ya, I like my big buddy

Ya, I like my big buddy

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Coach Holbrook announces the 2009-2010 UWRF Falcon Women’s Backcourt Club

Posted by Falcons Fan on September 28, 2009

River Falls Backcourt Club

River Falls Backcourt Club

View Detailed PDF and Registration Form for UWRF Falcon Women’s Backcourt Club Here.

Coach Holbrook announced the UWRF Falcons Women’s Backcourt Club today. The Backcourt Club is new for the 2009-2010 basketball season.  “As we were planning for this new season” Coach Holbrook said “we wanted to create a Club for our fans to connect more with our program and players . The Backcourt Club was designed to create a great value for our fans while creating a new fundraising method for our program.” Coach added, ” Our players recognize the faces of our fans at our games; now they get a chance to know them personally at our socials and thank them for their support as well as welcome them to our program.”

The Backcourt Club has several different levels of membership. You can be an active member in the Club for as little as $15 to $24. This level is the “Little Buddy” membership. This level is for high school and younger fans.

It includes:

*Backcourt Club T-shirt

*Game day ball kid

*Locker room tour

*Pre and post game socials with our players and Coaches

*Two tickets to one home games.

For the fan older than high school your membership starts at $25 to $49. It includes all the benefits as the “Little Buddy” plus two tickets to two home games.

As the contribution increases, the member will get additional benefits including:

*Draw string shoe bag

*Long sleeve T-shirt

* Additional game day tickets

*Falcon sweatshirt

*Season ticket passes to all home games

“We have seven different membership levels designed for just about any fan” Coach Holbrook added, “all the way to the highest level of membership. The “All American” is for contributions of over $500. This was designed for our family or corporate plan”

The All American level includes:

*Three T-shirts

*Two Falcon sweatshirts

*Two Falcon long sleeve T-shirts

*Game day ball kid and locker room tour

*Invitation to pre and post game socials with our players and Coaches

*Draw string shoe bags

*Two season passes to all home games

The contributions raised from the Backcourt Club will assist the Falcon Women’s basketball program with many increasing expenses in running the program. “These funds will allow us to fund our travel expenses so our players can travel healthier, aid in our recruiting expenses, purchase new equipment and uniforms as needed and sponsor team socials and the year end  banquet.” said Coach Holbrook.

View Detailed PDF and Registration Form for UWRF Falcon Women’s Backcourt Club Here.

To join the Backcourt Club, print out the PDF above, complete the registration form and mail with your check to the address provided.

Falcon Backcourt Club

Falcon Backcourt Club

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Falcon Basketball Buddies Introduced

Posted by Falcons Fan on September 12, 2009


Our coaching staff and team is excited to host Falcon Basketball Buddies starting this Fall.  It’s for girls grades 1-8 that want to have some fun meeting our team and playing basketball on Monday nights from September 28-October 19.  It’s a great opportunity to prepare for your season and to create memorable connections between our UWRF team and the surrounding area youth basketball players.

UWRF Basketball Buddies Information and Registration click on this link. Click here to view and print  UWRF Women’s Basketball Buddies Camp Flyer

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Informational Meeting September 10 3:30

Posted by Falcons Fan on September 1, 2009

Our initial Information Meeting is set for Thursday, September 10 at 3:30. We’ll meet in Karges room 127. Any one interested in coming out for the team should attend.

Coach Cindy

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Head Coach Cindy Holbrook

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 1, 2008

Cindy Holbrook – Head Coach

Head Coach Cindy Hovet

Head Coach Cindy Holbrook


Entering her ninth 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 will look to improve from their 8-18 overall and 2-14 WIAC records from last season. They will rely on the freshness of youth and the leadership of returning players.“I’m expecting a lot from our team this year. We’re young and spunky and competitive,” says Holbrook, “We’ll see tremendous improvement throughout the season as we learn and gain confidence on the court. These players are motivated and committed to each other and what we’re trying to accomplish. Right now I expect we’ll give our best every day, we’ll learn more about the game and each other every day, and we’ll come prepared and ready to battle every time the lights are on. Our win-loss record will take care of itself. ”Holbrook ranks 12th 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 15 women to All-WIAC honors including Caitlin Hunstock who earned All-WIAC Honorable Mention recognition and was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team last season.

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 Hovet

Coach Holbrook



Coach Hovet and Alise Holst

Coach Holbrook and Alise Holst

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