UMC Teambackers to Host Coaches Luncheon on Friday, February 11

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Teambackerlogo.jpg(Crookston, Minn.)- The UMC Teambackers will hold a Golden Eagle coaches luncheon on Friday, February 11 at the Crookston Eagles Club. Lunch will be served and coaches will give updates on their seasons to date, along with outlooks on their upcoming games. Selected student-athletes will speak about their season, upcoming games and opponents.
 
The Golden Eagles have two crucial home weekends coming up. UMC hosts Bemidji State and Minnesota Duluth on February 11 and 12. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. On February 18 and 19 the team hosts Upper Iowa and Winona State. The games are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will be carried on Midcontinent Cable.
 
The luncheon begins at noon and runs approximately one hour. The cost is $7.00. Everyone is invited to attend this event.
 
Upcoming Events for the University of Minnesota, Crookston:
February
February 11 W. Basketball Bemidji State* Crookston, MN 6:00 pm
February 11 M. Basketball Bemidji State* Crookston, MN 8:00 pm
February 12 W. Basketball Minnesota Duluth* Crookston, MN 4:00 pm
February 12 M. Basketball Minnesota Duluth* Crookston, MN 6:00 pm
February 18 W. Basketball Upper Iowa* Crookston, MN 6:00 pm
February 18 M. Basketball Upper Iowa* Crookston, MN 8:00 pm
February 19 W. Basketball Winona State* Crookston, MN 4:00 pm
February 19 M. Basketball Winona State* Crookston, MN 6:00 pm
 
For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at www.goldeneaglesports.com.
 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).          
 
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Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

Thumbnail image for Pink-Zone-Web-Large.jpg(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston's (UMC) Athletic Department announced today that Friday, February 11 will be WBCA "Pink Zone" Night at the Golden Eagle Women's and Men's Basketball games at Lysaker Gymnasium.
 
WBCA "Pink Zone" Night is a promotion with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to raise breast cancer awareness. The UMC women and men play Bemidji State University at 6 & 8 p.m. on Friday. Everyone wearing pink will get into the games for half price. Golden Eagle athletes will also be selling pink t-shirts with various "Pink Zone" slogans on them during the event. There will be "Pink" games and prizes awarded at all time-outs and at other times throughout the night. Proceeds from the t-shirts, games and cookies will go to breast cancer awareness and research. The UMC teams will be wearing various pink accessories and shooting shirts in recognition of the events.
 
WBCA "Pink Zone" Mission Statement
The WBCA Pink Zone™ initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

WBCA "Pink Zone" History
The WBCA began the WBCA Pink Zone™, formerly known as "Think Pink", in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a success. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.
 
For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at www.goldeneaglesports.com.
 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
 
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Jamie Zelinsky Named NSIC Player of the Week

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

Thumbnail image for Zelinsky_Jamie10.JPG(Burnsville, Minn.)- The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) announced this morning that Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, Sr, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) has been named NSIC Player of the Week for women's basketball.
 
Minnesota, Crookston won a pair of road games with help from the consistent play of Zelinsky. She led all players with 21 points in a 70-65 win at U-Mary Friday night. She was 7-13 from the field and a perfect 7-7 from the free-throw line. She dished three assists and grabbed two steals. In a 75-66 win at Northern State, she added 19 points and seven rebounds in 39 minutes of play. On the weekend, she averaged 37.5 minutes per game and shot 55% (15-27) from the field. She shot a perfect 9-9 from the free-throw line and grabbed a team-high with 14 defensive rebounds. She finished second on the team with five assists, two blocked shots and four steals while averaging 20 points/game. She is now 27 points from becoming the Golden Eagle's all-time leading scorer.
 
IMG_5483.JPGThe Golden Eagles have two crucial home weekends coming up. UMC hosts Bemidji State and Minnesota Duluth on February 11 and 12. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. On February 18 and 19 the team hosts Upper Iowa and Winona State. The games are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will be carried on Midcontinent Cable.
 
For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com. 
 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

Photo: Jamie Zelinsky
 
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Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston's Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Crookston Area Special Olympics basketball team on February 15th at 5:30 p.m. in Lysaker Gymnasium on the UMC campus. All proceeds raised will go towards the Crookston Area Special Olympics.
 
The event will consist of two 15 minute basketball games. In the first game, the Crookston Area Special Olympics basketball team will face a team of UMC student-athletes.  In the second game, the Crookston Area Special Olympics basketball team will face the UMC Coaches and members of the Crookston community. There will be promotional games and giveaways throughout the duration of the event including a dunk contest with the UMC men's basketball team. Admission is free and all proceeds from the event will be donated back to the Crookston Area Special Olympics.
 
SAAC is a group of UMC student-athletes that meet bi-monthly to discuss athletic and campus related issues and events. They also conduct several community service projects throughout the school year.  There are two student-athletes from each athletic team on the UMC campus that are represented in SAAC.

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics Web site at www.goldeneaglesports.com.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

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Golden Eagle Men Return Home to Face Bemidji State & UMD

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Men's Basketball team returns to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) home action on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 when they host Bemidji State University (BSU) and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) respectively. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 6-14 and NSIC record of 2-14 after dropping an 62-60 decision at the University of Mary on Friday and a 94-67 decision at Northern State University on Saturday. Eric Dearden (Sr, G, Riverton, Utah) leads U of M, Crookston averaging 14.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Larry Brown (Jr, F, St. Paul, Minn.) is averaging 12.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Adam Hendricks (Sr, F, Watertown, Minn.) is averaging 10.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Golden Eagles vs. Bemidji State University  Friday, February 11   8 p.m.

The Beavers hold an overall record of 7-13 and NSIC record of 4-12 after dropping a 89-75 decision to the University of Minnesota Duluth on Saturday. BSU is led by James Ellisor who is averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Pat Cassidy is averaging 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Lance Rongstad is averaging 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Mason Walters is averaging 10.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Bryce Tesdahl is averaging 10.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. The Beavers defeated the Golden Eagles 88-63 back on December 4.

Golden Eagles vs. University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday, February 12  6 p.m.

The Bulldogs have an overall record of 8-12 and NSIC record of 6-10 after defeating Bemidji State University 89-75 on the road last Saturday. UMD is led by Ryan Rasmussen who is averaging 17.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Jake Hottenstine is averaging 13.8 points and five rebounds per game. The Bulldogs defeated the Golden Eagles by a 68-44 score back on December 3.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

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Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.)- Northern State University raced out to a 54-31 halftime lead and went on to defeat the University of Minnesota, Crookston 94-67 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Men's Basketball action on Saturday night in Aberdeen, S.D.

The Wolves shot 62.1 % (18-29) in the first half and 52.5% for the game. They were led by Collin Pryor who scored 18 points (8-8 from the field) with 15 rebounds. Jared Hannigan added 17 points (5-8 from the field) with five three-point field goals. Tom Parks scored 14 points (5-10 from the field) while Tydan Storrusten added 12 points (3-3 from the field) with six rebounds.

Larry Brown (Jr, F, St. Paul, Minn.) scored 22 points (8-12 from the field) to lead U of M, Crookston.

The Golden Eagles return to NSIC action on Saturday, February 11 when they host Bemidji State University in NSIC action. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

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Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Tennis team returns to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) action on Friday, February 11 in Sioux Falls, S.D. against Augustana College. The match will start at 6 p.m.

The Golden Eagles hold an overall record of 1-2 and NSIC record of 0-1. The Vikings will be opening the 2011 season after finishing the 2010 season with a record of 21-2 and NSIC record of 10-0.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

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Golden Eagle Women's Tennis Squad Splits Matches

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

Thumbnail image for pihlaja_amanda_1011.jpgparis_casey_1011.jpg(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday, February 5. The Golden Eagles dropped a 9-0 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) match to Minnesota State University before defeating

Bethany Lutheran College 7-2 in a non-conference match.

2011 University of Minnesota, Crookston Tennis

Minnesota, Crookston vs Minnesota State (Feb 05, 2011)

Minnesota State 9, Minnesota, Crookston 0

Feb 05, 2011 at St. Peter, Minn. (Swanson Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Madigan, Sarah (MSU) def. Johnson, Katelyn (UMC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Gavin, Kathryn (MSU) def. Jarvis, Cassie (UMC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Dohmen, Brandi (MSU) def. Boateng, Michelle (UMC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Jensen, Heather (MSU) def. Roepke, Holly (UMC) 6-0, 6-2
5. Baake, Tegan (MSU) def. Paris, Casey (UMC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Gustafson, Jenny (MSU) def. Pihlaja, Amanda (UMC) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Madigan, Sarah/Gavin, Kathryn (MSU) def. Jarvis, Cassie/Boateng, Michelle (UMC) 8-3
2. Jensen, Heather/Baake, Tegan (MSU) def. Johnson, Katelyn/Pihlaja, Amanda (UMC) 8-2
3. Dohmen, Brandi/Collins,, Danni (MSU) def. Paris, Casey/Roepke, Holly (UMC) 8-2

Match Notes
Minnesota, Crookston 0-2 (0-1 NSIC)
Minnesota State 3-0 (2-0 NSIC)
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,1,2,4,6,3)

Generated on 2/5/2011

2011 University of Minnesota, Crookston Tennis

Bethany Lutheran College vs Minnesota, Crookston (Feb 05, 2011)

Minnesota, Crookston 7, Bethany Lutheran College 2

Feb 05, 2011 at St.Peter, Minn.

Singles competition
1. Johnson, Katelyn (UMC) def. Kopacek, Rebecca (BLC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Jarvis, Cassie (UMC) def. Matreja, Madaara (BLC) 6-1, 2-6, 10-4
3. Osamundson, Brooke (BLC) def. Boateng, Michelle (UMC) 7-6, 6-3
4. Roepke, Holly (UMC) def. Wagner, Sarah (BLC) 6-2, 6-3
5. Paris, Casey (UMC) def. Tonmerdahl, Ellen (BLC) 6-3, 6-0
6. Pihlaja, Amanda (UMC) def. Faugstad, Marta (BLC) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Kopacek, Rebecca/Matreja, Madaara (BLC) def. Jarvis, Cassie/Boateng, Michelle (UMC) 8-6
2. Johnson, Katelyn/Pihlaja, Amanda (UMC) def. Osamundson, Brooke/Wagner, Sarah (BLC) 8-3
3. Roepke, Holly/Paris, Casey (UMC) def. Tonmerdahl, Ellen/Faugstad, Marta (BLC) 8-4

Match Notes
Minnesota, Crookston 1-2 (0-1 NSIC)
T-3:30 A-50

Generated on 2/5/2011


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

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Photo Caption: (Right to Left) - Amanda Pihlaja, Casey Paris

Golden Eagle Women Shock Wolves 75-66

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Zabel_Bri10.jpg(Aberdeen, S.D.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team traveled to Northern State University this evening to play the Wolves who are currently ranked second in the NSIC and fifth in the region. The Golden Eagles led by as many as six in the first half but NSU came back and at the 5:40 mark took the lead and went into the break leading 37-34. The lead did not last for long as UMC retook the lead at the 17:54 mark of the second half and didn't look back to take the 75-66 victory.
 
Minnesota, Crookston's 75 points is the second most given up by the Wolves this season. Leading the way offensively for UMC was Bri Zabel (F, 6-0, Sr, Northfield, Minn.) who scored a game and season-high 24 points. She was 7-9 from the field, a season-high 5-6 from long range and 5-6 from the free-throw line. Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, Sr, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) followed Zabel with 19 points and seven rebounds in 39 minutes of play. Laurie Tyson (C, 6-1, So, Rosemount, Minn.) grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for the second night in a row. The Golden Eagle defense held the Wolves to a 29.4 shooting percentage in the second half to help secure the victory.
 
Northern State was led by Emily Becken who scored 16 points. She was followed by Jodi Reinschmidt who scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished a game-high six assists.
 
Minnesota, Crookston advances to 10-10 overall and 7-9 in the NSIC. Northern State falls to 15-6 overall and 11-5 in conference play. The Golden Eagles have two crucial home weekends coming up. UMC hosts Bemidji State and Minnesota Duluth on February 11 and 12. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. On February 18 and 19 the team hosts Upper Iowa and Winona State. The games are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will be carried on Midcontinent Cable.
 
For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com. 
 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

Photos: Bri Zabel
 
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Golden Eagles Sink Marauders 70-65

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

Zelinsky_Jamie10.JPG(Bismarck, N.D.) The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team traveled to the University of Mary to play the Marauders in an NSIC match-up. The teams swapped the lead seven times but in the second half the Golden Eagles extended their lead to 10 points and went on to the 70-65-victory.

Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, Sr, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) led all players with 21 points. She was 7-13 from the field and a perfect 7-7 from the free-throw line. She dished three assists and grabbed two steals. Brittani Wiese (G, 5-7, So, Albertville, Minn.) and Megan Eul (F, 5-10, Jr, Rosemount, Minn.) followed Zelinsky with 14 and 13 points respectively. Wiese tallied a team-high four steals. Laurie Tyson (C, 6-1, So, Rosemount, Minn.) tied a game-high with 10 rebounds.

The Marauders grabbed 22 offensive rebounds in the game and turned them into 16 second chance points. Mary was led by Rachel Zillmer who scored 15 points. Shaunna Knife tied a game-high with 10 rebounds including six offensive boards.

Minnesota, Crookston falls to 9-10 overall and 6-9 in the NSIC. Mary falls to 10-10 overall and 7-9 in conference play. The Golden Eagles return to the court on Saturday, February 5 to play Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com.  

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

Photo: Jamie Zelinsky

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