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

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team travels to the University of Mary and Northern State University this Friday and Saturday for a pair of NSIC contests. Game times are set for 6 p.m. on both days. The Golden Eagles are currently in 12th place in the NSIC and are just two victories out of 8th and a chance to qualify for the conference tournament.
 
MINNESOTA, CROOKSTON - (8-10, 5-9 NSIC) The Golden Eagle traveled to MSU Moorhead on Saturday for a single NSIC contest. Megan Eul (F, 5-10, Jr, Rosemount, Minn.) led the Golden Eagle offense with a game-high 16 points. She was 3-8 from the field and 10-11 from the free-throw line. Brittani Wiese (G, 5-7, So, Albertville, Minn.) followed Eul with 12 points and dished three assists. Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, Sr, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) and Gina Jaroszewski (F, 5-11, Sr, Moorhead, Minn.) both added 11 points for UMC.
 
UNIVERSITY OF MARY- (10-9, 7-8 NSIC) McKenzie Foster (F, 5-10, R-Fr., Big Timber, MT / Sweet Grass County HS) scored more than a point a minute over the weekend, generating 45 points in only 44 minutes of play. The redshirt freshman opened with 22 points in a 69-52 win at Bemidji State. Playing just 24 minutes coming off the bench, Foster hit 5-of-9 three point attempts and all five free throws. She also had three steals. She was even more impressive in a 72-70 loss at Minnesota Duluth on Saturday. Foster posted 23 points in 20 minutes, making an incredible 4-of-5 shots behind the arc and 7-of-11 overall while once again making all five free throws. She also again had three steals. Over the two games, Foster averaged 22.5 points and 3.0 steals while playing 22 minutes per game, hitting 64.3 (9-of-14) per cent of three pointers and 56.5 per cent from the field while knocking down all 10 free throw attempts... Kayla Schmidt (G, 5-9, Jr., Beulah, ND) was also unconscious behind the arc, making a combined 8-of-12 three pointers and 10-of-15 shots over two games and averaging 15 points and 2.5 rebounds. Schmidt hit 4-of-6 treys in each game, scoring 14 points at BSU and 16 at UMD.
 
NORTHERN STATE- (14-5, 11-4) Jodi Reinschmidt (F, 6-0 Jr. Litchfield, Minn./Litchfield HS) led the Northern State women's basketball team to a weekend sweep over Minnesota Duluth and Bemidji State by averaging 18.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds. In Friday's contest with UMD Reinschmidt hit the game winning jumper with two seconds left in regulation to give NSU a 53-51 victory. She paced the Wolves with 14 points including shooting 8-9 from the free-throw line. On Saturday, Reinschmidt shot 6-9 from the field and 11-12 from the line to notch a game-high 23 point contribution that led Northern State to a 82-64 win over Bemidji State.
 
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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Golden Eagles Fall in Final Three Minutes to MSU Moorhead

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

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Eul_Megan10.JPG(Moorhead, Minn.) The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team traveled to MSU Moorhead on Saturday for a single NSIC contest. The Golden Eagles led until the 3:10 mark of the second half when Morgan Zabel hit a jumper for the Dragon's first lead of the game. MSU Moorhead advanced its lead to four points and took the 64-60 victory.

Megan Eul (F, 5-10, Jr, Rosemount, Minn.) led the Golden Eagle offense with a game-high 16 points. She was 3-8 from the field and 10-11 from the free-throw line. Brittani Wiese (G, 5-7, So, Albertville, Minn.) followed Eul with 12 points and dished three assists. Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, Sr, Brooklyn Park, Minn.) and Gina Jaroszewski (F, 5-11, Sr, Moorhead, Minn.) both added 11 points for UMC.

The Dragons were led by Brittany Mayclin who finished with 15 points. Megan Strese finished with 10 points and Zabel grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

Minnesota, Crookston falls to 8-10 overall and 5-9 in the NSIC. MSU Moorhead advances to 10-8 overall and 7-7 in conference play. The Golden Eagles travel to the University of Mary and Northern State University on February 4 and 5 for a pair of NSIC games. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. on both days.

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: Megan Eul

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

(Crookston, Minn.)- University of Minnesota, Crookston Athletic Department announced today that the Golden Eagle Women's and Men's Basketball games against Upper Iowa and Winona State on February 18 and 19 will be carried by Midco Sports Network (channel 27 in Crookston). Game times are scheduled for 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men on Friday and 4 p.m. for the women and 6 p.m. for the men on Saturday.

Golden Eagle fans are invited to wear maroon and gold and fill Lysaker Gymnasium to cheer for the Golden Eagles and for a chance to be on television. In addition, there will prizes and giveaways throughout the games and the Golden Eagle Softball team will host a chili feed on Friday, February 18 from 4:30-8 p.m. in the UMC Sports Center.

Midco Sports Net™ (MidcoSN™) brings live sports coverage from area high schools, colleges and universities to North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Launched in 2010 by Midcontinent Communications, Midco Sports Net is the only dedicated sports network in the Upper Midwest, broadcasting exclusively to nearly 225,000 cable subscribers. Coverage includes teams from NCAA Division I and II, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and the Summit League.

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

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team travels to MSU Moorhead this Saturday, January 29 for what could be called a short weekend for the NSIC travel partners. The Dragons defeated the Golden Eagles 64-62 on December 11 at Lysaker Gymnasium. Tip-off for this Saturday's game is scheduled for 6 p.m.
 
MINNESOTA, CROOKSTON - (8-9, 5-8 NSIC) The Golden Eagle Women's Basketball team went 1-1 on the weekend with a victory over St. Cloud and a loss to Concordia- St. Paul. Megan Eul (F, 5-10, JR, Rosemount, MN) led UMC in the double-header with 15.5 point/game. She scored 17 points on Friday night and contributed 14 points on Saturday. She was 7-11 from the field and 16-20 from the free-throw line. Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, SR, Brooklyn Park, MN) led the team defensively with 6.0 rebounds/game and added 12.5 points/game. Lauren Kessler (C, 6-1, So, Albertville, Minn.) dropped a career-high 15 points in the loss to Concordia- St. Paul.
 
MSU MOORHEAD- (9-8, 6-7 NSIC) The Dragons suffered two losses this weekend, as they were unable to find their offensive stride Friday and could not overcome a deficit to St. Cloud on Saturday. Angie Jetvig (F, 6-2, Jr., Hawley, Minn/Hawley) continued to lead the team as she put up 15 points on Friday and scored a career-high 27 points on Saturday. She paired her points with seven rebounds on Friday and 15 boards on Saturday. On the weekend she averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and one assist per game. She also had two steals and one block on the weekend.
 
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

Kessler_Lauren10.jpg(Crookston, Minn.) The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women's Basketball team hosted Concordia-St. Paul this afternoon in NSIC play.  The Golden Bears led throughout the first half, holding the Golden Eagles to just six field goals. Keeping the game tight was the Golden Eagle free-throw shooting through the first 20 minutes. UMC went 13-14 (92.9%) from the line through the first session, but CU went into the break with a 28-25 lead. The Golden Eagles took the lead for the first time at 14:29 mark of the second half on a Bri Zabel (F, 6-0, Sr, Northfield, Minn.) three-pointer.  Quick to take the lead back were the Golden Bears, holding the lead for the remainder of the game and taking the 69-59 victory.
 
Leading the Golden Eagles tonight was Lauren Kessler (C, 6-1, So, Albertville, Minn.) who scored a career-high 15 points. She was 7-12 from the field and tied a team-high with five rebounds. Megan Eul (F, 5-10, Jr, Rosemount, Minn.) was second on the team with 14 points and made 10 of 12 free-throws. Brittani Wiese (G, 5-7, So, Albertville, Minn.) and Zabel each followed with nine points. The shooting game struggled tonight as UMC tied a season-low with 16 field goals made in the contest.
 
Jineen Williams lead the Golden Bears with a double-double. She earned 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Zoraa Quoie followed with16 points and Rachel Hansen had 14 points and a game-high five assists. Concordia-St. Paul had 18 offensive rebounds, 45 total rebounds and scored 23 second chance points. The 18 offensive boards tied a season-high given up by the Golden Eagles.
 
Minnesota, Crookston falls to 8-9 overall and 5-8 in the NSIC. Concordia- St. Paul advances to 9-8 overall and 8-5 in conference play. The Golden Eagles travel to MSU Moorhead for a single game on Saturday, January 29.  Tip-off is scheduled 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: Lauren Kessler
 
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Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

Thumbnail image for Zabel_Bri10.jpg(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston hosted St. Cloud State University tonight in NSIC women's basketball. The game saw large runs by both teams and turnovers.  Both teams committed a combined 41 turnovers over the course of the game.  The Huskies started the first half with a 13-0 run. The Golden Eagles then went on a 23-5 run to take the lead for the first time with 7:02 remaining in the half. UMC went into the second half with a 32-24 lead. The Golden Eagles went on a 39-8 run from the start of the second half to 5:48 remaining in the game, creating a deficit too large for the Huskies to overcome. UMC won tonight's contest 84-59 and advanced the team's NSIC winning streak to three games.
 
Bri Zabel (F, 5-10, JR, Northfield, MN) led UMC with her second double-double of the season. She tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes of play. Zabel was red-hot from the field knocking down four three-pointers and going 6-6 from the free-throw line. Megan Eul (F, 5-10, JR, Rosemount, MN), Jamie Zelinsky (G, 5-11, SR, Brooklyn Park, MN), and Brittani Wiese (G, 5-7, SO, Albertville, MN) followed Zabel with 17 points each. Zelinsky also dished a game-high four assists and blocked a career-high four shots. The Golden Eagles shot 48% in the first half and 59.3% in the second half ending the game with a 53.8% average. UMC led in the second half by as many as 29 points.
 
Leading the Huskies was Sam Price with 14 points. Talisha Barlow contributed 13 points and five rebounds. Rachael Moen and Nicole Anderson both ended with five rebounds. The Huskies shot 36.5% from the field.
 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston advances to 8-8 overall and 5-7 in conference play. St. Cloud State falls to 8-8 overall and 5-7 in the NSIC. The Golden Eagles return to the court on Saturday, January 22 to host Concordia- St. Paul. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 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: Bri Zabel
 
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