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									                                                                                                         2008 Big Sky Volleyball
                                                                                                                                         Table of Contents
                                                                                                         Conference History .............................................................................2
                                                                                                         Conference Staff............................................................................... 3-5
                                                                                                         Big Sky Officiating ...............................................................................6
                                                                                                         Big Sky Schools ....................................................................................7
                                                                                                         Volleyball SID Directory ....................................................................8
                                                                                                         Big Sky TV & Internet ........................................................................9
                                                                                                         Student Athlete Advisory Committee.............................................10
                                                                                                         Big Sky Presidents Cup .....................................................................11
             2491 Washington Boulevard, Suite 201                                                        Big Sky All-Sports Trophy Results ..................................................12
                      Ogden, Utah 84401                                                                  Big Sky Championship Information ..............................................13
            Phone: 801.392.1978 • Fax: 801.392.5568                                                      2008 Composite Schedule ......................................................... 14-16
                     www.bigskyconf.com                                                                  2008 Big Sky Championship Bracket ..............................................17
                                                                                                         2008 Big Sky Season Outlook .................................................... 18-19
                         Big Sky Conference Staff
Commissioner...........................................................................Doug Fullerton    2007 Big Sky Season Review ...................................................... 20-24
Associate Commissioner ...............................................................Ron Loghry         2007 Polls and Rankings ...................................................................25
Assistant Comm./Compliance ...............................................Jaynee Nadolski                Final 2007 Statistics ..................................................................... 26-27
Assistant Comm./Media Relations.................................................Jon Kasper
Media Relations Director ......................................................... Autumn Wehr           Team Pages (See Below for Breakdown) .................................... 28-63
Media Relations Intern ............................................................. Tanner Gooch        Big Sky Single Match Highs .............................................................64
Supervisor of Volleyball/Basketball Officials ........................ Marla Denham
Supervisor of Football Officials .................................................... Doug Toole           Big Sky Single Season Individual Records ............................... 65-66
Administrative Assistant ........................................................ Janet Carpenter        Big Sky Single Season Team Records ........................................ 67-68
Business Manager ...................................................................... Christy Hatley   Annual Individual Leaders ...............................................................69
                                          Internet                                                       Annual Team Leaders .......................................................................70
The official website of the Big Sky Conference can be accessed by visiting                                 Big Sky Career Leaders ............................................................... 71-73
www.bigskyconf.com. Weekly match notes, news releases, statistics and
standings are updated on the website. Volleyball statistics are updated on                               Players of the Week ..................................................................... 74-75
Sunday’s following Saturday matches.                                                                     All-Conference Teams ................................................................ 76-78
                                                                                                         Annual Award Winners ....................................................................79
                               Player of the Week
Each week of the 2008 volleyball season, the Big Sky office selects a Player                               All-America and All-Region Honorees ..........................................80
of the Week. The winner is announced Mondays by noon via a PDF                                           All-Academic Teams ................................................................... 81-83
document email and the release is also available on the website. Nomina-
tions are made by each institutions’ sports information director.                                        Big Sky Scholar Athletes and CoSIDA All-Academians ..............83
                                                                                                         Big Sky Championship History ................................................. 84-87
                             Weekly Press Release                                                        Big Sky Championship Records ................................................ 88-91
The Big Sky Conference media relations department produces a weekly
volleyball release every Monday during the season. Media can receive                                     Postseason History ............................................................................92
the releases as a PDF document via email by contacting Autumn at                                         Year-by-Year Final Standings ..................................................... 93-94
801.392.1978 ext. 12 or email at awehr@bigskyconference.org. Access Big                                  Composite Coaching Records .........................................................95
Sky volleyball weekly releases, or any conference release by signing up for
the Big Sky Newsletter on the conference site.                                                           Big Sky Series Records ......................................................................96

          All-Conference and Individual Awards                                                                                                   Team Pages
Following the completion of the regular season, the Big Sky names First,
Second and Honorable Mention All-Conference Teams. Individual awards                                     Eastern Washington .................................................................... 28-31
consist of the Most Valuable Player, Outstanding Freshman, Top Newcomer                                  Idaho State .................................................................................... 32-35
and Libero of the Year. All awards are voted on by Big Sky volleyball coaches.
                                                                                                         Montana ........................................................................................ 36-39
                                           Credits                                                       Montana State .............................................................................. 40-43
The 2008 Big Sky Conference volleyball media guide is published by the                                   Northern Arizona ........................................................................ 44-47
Big Sky Conference. The guide was written, edited and designed by Au-                                    Northern Colorado ..................................................................... 48-51
tumn Wehr. Cover design by Mackenzie Hunter. The guide was printed
by Alphagraphics of Ogden, Utah. Special thanks to the nine Big Sky                                      Portland State ............................................................................... 52-55
institutional media relations staffs, photo departments for all their help in                             Sacramento State ......................................................................... 56-59
putting the guide together.
                                                                                                         Weber State ................................................................................... 60-63

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Big Sky Conference History

            he Big Sky Conference enters its 46th year of       Of the eight western-most states in the contiguous United
            athletic competition in 2008-09. The Big Sky is     States only one, Nevada, is not represented in the Big Sky.
            an NCAA Division I member in all sports, with
            member institutions classified in the Football       On Feb 25, 1963, the name Big Sky was adopted by the six
            Championship Subdivision (formally I-AA).           presidents of the charter members as the name of the new
The Big Sky returned to a nine-team format in 2006 with the     conference. The name Big Sky originated in a novel written
addition of Northern Colorado.                                  by the late A.B. (Bud) Guthrie of Great Falls, Mont., in 1947
                                                                entitled “The Big Sky.” Jack Hollowell, a former Montana
     The current lineup includes Eastern Washington, Idaho      advertising director, promoted the Big Sky theme for the
State, Montana, Montana State, Northern Arizona, Northern       Treasure State. While on a track and field trip from Pocatel-
Colorado, Portland State, Sacramento State and Weber State.     lo, Idaho, to Missoula, Mont., the legendary Dubby Holt of
The league has become one of the strongest Division I con-      Idaho State saw a “Welcome to Big Sky Country” sign as his
ferences in the West and is a national leader in the Football   team entered Montana. Holt, and his athletes thought “Big
Championship Subdivision.                                       Sky” would be a perfect name for the new conference. Harry
                                                                Missildine of the Spokane Spokesman-Review called for the
      The Big Sky Conference was established in 1963 by six     newly formed league to be named the Big Sky Conference
charter members – Idaho, Idaho State, Gonzaga, Montana,         in his column dated Feb. 20, 1963.
Montana State and Weber State. Those six schools formed
the foundation of the Big Sky before the league expanded in          The Big Sky sponsors championships in 14 sports,
1970 by adding Boise State and Northern Arizona. Gonzaga        including men’s and women’s cross country, indoor and
left the Sky in 1979 and was replaced by Nevada, which          outdoor track and field, basketball and tennis. In addition,
gave the league eight members. The conference grew to nine      there are also championships in football, and women’s vol-
schools in 1987 with the addition of Eastern Washington.        leyball, golf and soccer.

    The 1990s saw change in the makeup of the league,                The 2008-09 season will mark the 21th year that the
beginning in 1992 when Nevada departed and put the Big          Big Sky Conference will sponsor championships in women’s
Sky back at eight teams. In 1996 Boise State and Idaho left     sports. The former Mountain West Conference existed from
and at the same time the conference added Portland State,       1982-88, sponsoring championships for women’s sports at
Sacramento State and Cal State Northridge. The Big Sky          the same institutions the Big Sky had men’s programs. The
maintained nine teams for five years before Cal State North-     Big Sky merged with the Mountain West in 1988, forming
ridge departed in the spring of 2001.                           one league for both men and women.

     With the addition of Northern Colorado, the Big Sky             Doug Fullerton, the fifth commissioner of the Big Sky
spreads across eight states spanning from the Pacific Ocean      Conference, will enter his 14th year at the helm. Fullerton
to the Rocky Mountain Front. The Big Sky is represented         took over the Big Sky on July 1, 1995, replacing longtime
along the entire west coast with schools in Washington,         commissioner Ron Stephenson. Stephenson served the
Oregon and California. League schools also range up and         league for 14 years. Steve Belko was the commissioner from
down the Rocky Mountains with institutions in Montana,          1977-81 while John Roning held the post from 1971-77. The
Idaho, Utah, Arizona and now Colorado.                          first league commissioner was Jack Friel, who served from

                                    BIG SKY CONFERENCE INSTITUTIONS
        Cal State University                    University of Montana                    Northern Colorado
            Sacramento                        Missoula, Mont.                                University
     Sacramento, Calif.                      Charter member since 1963              Greeley, Colo.
     Member since 1996                                                               Member since July 1, 2006
                                               Montana State University
        Eastern Washington                    Bozeman, Mont.                            Portland State University
             University                       Charter member since 1963                Portland, Ore.
     Cheney, Wash.                                                                     Member since 1996
     Member since 1987                     Northern Arizona University
                                            Flagstaff, Ariz.                             Weber State University
       Idaho State University               Member since 1970                          Ogden, Utah
     Pocatello, Idaho                                                                  Charter member since 1963
     Charter member since 1963

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                                                               Big Sky Conference Staff
                                                      DOUG FULLERTON
                              Doug Fullerton enters his 14th year as the commissioner of the Big Sky after taking over the 46-year-old
                          conference on July 1, 1995. A dynamic and sensible leader, Fullerton is highly respected in collegiate athlet-
                          ics throughout the nation and has been instrumental in the current structuring of the Football Championship
                          Subdivision. He came to the Big Sky from Montana State University, where he was an Athletics Director for 11
                             Prior to his appointment as an AD, Fullerton served as interim AD for three months, as Assistant AD for
                          three years and was also an assistant basketball coach at the university for three seasons. He was influential in
                          leading Montana State to the upper division of the Big Sky during his tenure.
                             Since becoming commissioner of the Big Sky, the conference has become known as one of the most success-
                          ful, innovative and
                          aggressive confer-
                        ences within the FCS
(formerly I-AA). Fullerton was selected
by his fellow commissioners to serve as
President of the Collegiate Commissioners
Association (CCA) in 2003-04, becoming the
first FCS commissioner to ever serve in that
capacity. Fullerton has also been sought by
conferences and institutions as a consultant
regarding the feasibility of level changes
within the NCAA. Additionally, Fullerton
is also a member of the Division I Basketball
Issues Committee and is one of just two FCS
representatives serving on the NCAA Foot-
ball Board of Directors.
    Fullerton also has been successful in
coordinating the national agenda for FCS,
highlighted by the increase in competitive
opportunities within FCS, the improved
communication between the Football Bowl
Subdivision and Football Championship
                                                           Commissioner Doug Fullerton speaks at the 2006-07 Big Sky Conference
Subdivision commissioners, the negotiation
                                                                     Sterling Savings Bank Presidents’ Cup presentation.
of a grant to FCS conferences from the Bowl
Championship Series members, as well as an
active and effective FCS legislative agenda.
In December 2002 Fullerton was one of two recipients of the inaugural Bold Beacon Award, which is presented by The Sports Network
and College Football Annual Advantage to honor leadership in FCS football.
      The 2004-05 campaign was a banner one for Fullerton. The All-American Football Foundation honored Fullerton with the Asa
S. Bushnell Outstanding Commissioner Award. Fullerton was also one of three Conference Commissioners invited to the Basketball
Partnership Committee, a new group formed to study college basketball.
    In 2006, Fullerton and the Big Sky Conference unveiled Big Sky TV, a video streaming web site that features all football, men’s and
women’s basketball, and volleyball games held in Big Sky venues. Fullerton was instrumental in the formation of this project, one of the
most comprehensive of any video streaming site by an NCAA conference.
      In 2007, Fullerton was named to the executive board of NCAA football, the first commissioner of a FCS league to serve. He was
also named to the Board of Managers for College Football Officiating. He is one of two FCS commissioners serving on the board, which
was established to standardize officiating throughout the NCAA.
     Outside of athletics, Fullerton has served as the Statewide President for Prevent Child Abuse Utah.
    A native of Hamilton, Mont., Fullerton received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from California Western University (now U.S.
International) in 1968. While at California Western, he lettered three times in baseball and twice in basketball. Fullerton earned his
master’s degree in higher education from Montana State in 1985.
    Fullerton’s teaching and coaching career began at Ennis High School (Mont.) in 1971 before he moved to Bozeman High School in
1972. In 1978, he began his stint with the MSU athletic program, and in 1981 became Bozeman High School’s head basketball coach, a
post he held for two years before joining the MSU athletic department.
    Fullerton and his wife, the former Cari Cowdrey of Bozeman, are the parents of a 19-year-old daughter Amanda.
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Big Sky Conference Staff
                                                  RON LOGHRY
                                             ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER
  Ron Loghry is in his 14th year with the Big Sky Conference. After seven years as the Chief of Staff, Loghry
was promoted to Associate Commissioner in May of 2006.
         In his newest role, Loghry serves as the Director of Championships and oversees Big Sky TV, the
conference’s video streaming package with SportsCast Network. Loghry will also handle the league’s televi-
sion contracts, marketing and corporate sponsorships.
         Prior to his position as Chief of Staff, Loghry served two years as the Assistant Commissioner/Media
Relations and two years as Assistant Commissioner/Operations. Loghry took over the Big Sky’s compliance
duties on Nov. 1, 2002.
   In addition, Loghry’s duties at the Big Sky include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the conference office. He is re-
sponsible for producing all Big Sky Conference schedules and directs the Properties Division of the league. Loghry is the confer-
ence office liaison to all coaches’ groups and to the NCAA, and is an ex-officio member of all Big Sky Conference committees.
He is a member of the NCAA Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee and a past member of the NCAA Division I
Women’s Soccer West Regional advisory committee.
   Loghry came to the conference office from the University of Wyoming, where he was an assistant in the sports information
department for three years and was pursuing his master’s degree in communication. Prior to his stint with Wyoming, Loghry had
been the Operations Coordinator for the Continental Basketball Association and before that he performed a one-year internship
with the Western Athletic Conference, where he was an administrative and media relations assistant. At the WAC, Loghry was
the media director for the league’s wrestling championship and was the assistant championship director for baseball, men’s and
women’s basketball and cross country.
   Loghry was an undergraduate assistant in the University of Wyoming’s sports information office for two years before he
received his bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations in 1990. He was the recipient of the 1989 Admiral Emory S. Land
Award, which is given annually to the University of Wyoming student who has contributed the most to the promotion of Cow-
boy athletics.
   A Riverton, Wyo. native, Loghry and his wife Michelle have a son Connor (12) and a daughter Gentry (10).

              JAYNEE NADOLSKI                                                                    JON KASPER
    ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER/COMPLIANCE                                                     ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER
                                                                                             MEDIA RELATIONS
       Jaynee Nadolski begins her ninth year with                                 Jon Kasper joined the Big Sky Conference in
the Big Sky Conference, and her second as the
                                                                             September of 2004, assuming the role of Assistant
Compliance Director.
     Nadolski was promoted to her new role in
                                                                             Commissioner for Media Relations. He oversees the
May of 2006. She serves as a liaison between the                             media relations department and is responsible for
NCAA and the Big Sky’s nine member institutions                              the organization of the Big Sky’s publicity efforts,
to ensure understanding and compliance with the                              including media relations, and the promotion of 14
NCAA and the Big Sky Code Bylaws. Nadolski also handles corporate            sponsored sports.
sponsorships within the league.                                                   Kasper came to the Big Sky Conference from the Missoulian in Mis-
     Nadolski started with the league as Assistant Information Director      soula, Mont., where he spent 10 1/2 years as sportswriter, the last seven
and was promoted to Information Director in 2001.                            covering the University of Montana football team, the Big Sky Confer-
    In 2003 Nadolski took on the added responsibilities as the Director      ence and Division I-AA football. He also covered a variety of prep and
of Championships for the league’s nine postseason events. In the fall of     college sports, and designed pages for an award-winning sports section,
2004, she was promoted to Assistant Commissioner/Championships and           while also contributing time to the Sports Guys radio program, which
Information. In that position, Nadolski oversaw all aspects of Big Sky       aired in Missoula.
Championship events including management, marketing and merchan-                  In 2003 and 2004, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters As-
dise sales.                                                                  sociation named him the Montana Sportswriter of the Year. In addition,
    A native of Preston, Idaho, Nadolski came to the Big Sky after play-     Kasper was named one of the top Football Championship Subdivision
ing basketball at Weber State for four years. While at Weber State, she      football writers by the Sports Network for the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
interned with the Wildcat Athletic Marketing Department where her                 Kasper earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis
responsibilities included developing marketing strategies for volleyball,    in radio/television from the University of Montana in 1997. While at
women’s basketball and soccer, as well as taking an active role in game      UM, he hosted and contributed to Montana Griz Monthly, a 30-minute
management.                                                                  weekly sports program.
    Nadolski graduated from Weber State in 2000 with a bachelor’s                 Kasper is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters
degree in public relations. She is a member of the National Association of   Association, as well as College Sports Information Directors of America,
Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), the Confer-              and the United States Basketball Writers Association. Kasper served as
ence Commissioners Association Compliance Coordinators (CCACA),              a timeout coordinator during the first and second rounds of the NCAA
and the National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators            Men’s Basketball Championship in Indianapolis, Ind., in 2005, and in
(NAACC) She is also a graduate of the NACWAA/HERS Institute for              Spokane, Wash., in 2007.
Administrative Advancement. The former Jaynee Paskins, she married                He was born in Minot, N.D., and graduated high school from Great
Benjamin Nadolski in the summer of 2003.                                     Falls Russell in Great Falls, Mont. Kasper married Mackenzie Hunter in
                                                                             the summer of 2008.

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                                                                Big Sky Conference Staff
              AUTUMN WEHR                                                        DOUG TOOLE
         MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR                                           COORDINATOR OF FOOTBALL
      Autumn Wehr began her duties as Big Sky
Conference Information Director in July of                                   Doug Toole is in his 10th season as
2006, following a year as the Media Relations                      the Coordinator of Football Officials for the
Intern.                                                            Big Sky Conference.
      Wehr will serve as the league contact for                       Toole retired as a National Football
women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and                         League official following the 2006. Toole
men’s and women’s tennis. During her in-                           spent 19 seasons as an NFL official, working
ternship, Wehr handled soccer, cross country and indoor and        16 postseason games, including Super Bowls XXXII and XXXV.
outdoor track and field.                                            In addition, he worked five conference championships and
      Wehr graduated in 2005 from the University of Utah with      several divisional playoff games. Toole’s final game was the 2007
a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis        Pro Bowl.
in electronic journalism. While at Utah, she interned with the        He was also a collegiate football official for 16 years, work-
Sports Information Dept. for two years. Wehr was the men’s and     ing in both the Big Sky Conference and the Western Athletic
women’s tennis contact, and also assisted in the media relations   Conference.
for football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and volley-      A resident of Park City, Utah, Toole has been inducted into
ball.                                                              both the National High School Sports Hall of Fame and the
      In addition to her work in Sports Information, Wehr was      Utah High School Activities Association Officials Hall of Fame.
actively engaged in reporting and producing the sports segment     A 1963 graduate of Utah State University, Toole earned his
of the student television news.                                    Physical Therapy Certificate from Stanford University in 1964.
      Wehr was born in Washington, Penn., and graduated high
school from Weber High in Pleasant View, Utah. Currently, she
resides in North Ogden.                                                                   SKY’S HOME BASE
                                                                         The Big Sky Conference calls beautiful Ogden, Utah home.
             JANET CARPENTER                                             The league office is located downtown on Historic 25th street,
          ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT                                 just 40 minutes north of downtown Salt Lake City.
                                                                         The Big Sky moved its offices to Ogden from Boise, Idaho, in
                                                                   1995, and has called a second-floor suite in the Key Bank building
    Janet Carpenter is in her eighth full year
                                                                   home ever since.
with the Big Sky having joined the conference                            Two ski areas - Powder Mountain and Snowbasin - are a short
in February 2001.                                                  drove from downtown Ogden. Snowbasin was the sight of the
    Before coming to the Big Sky, Carpenter                        downhill events in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
was an Executive Secretary at Thiokol Corpo-                             Ogden is just one short hour away from Park City, home
ration from 1986-2000 and Secretary to the                         of the Big Sky’s annual Summer Football Kickoff where football
President and Chairman of the Board at the Bank of Utah from       coaches, media and administrators gather to meet with the media.
1975-1986.                                                               Ogden provides a central location for the Big Sky, as all but
    A native of Wyandotte, Mich., Carpenter is a Certified Pro-     one of the eight institutions are within two hours either by car or by
fessional Secretary (CPS). She and her husband, Dennis, own        airplane.
Carpenter Furnace Co. Inc, and reside in South Ogden.

               CHRISTY HATLEY
              BUSINESS MANAGER

     Christy Hatley joined the Big Sky Confer-
ence as the new business manager in August of
     Hatley handles travel arrangements for Big
Sky officials.
     Prior to the Big Sky, Hatley was the office
manager for Tingey Construction Co. where
she was responsible for managing over $900 million a year in
commercial construction.
     Before moving to Ogden in 1998, Hatley had a property
management company in St George, Utah, where she main-
                                                                     RON LOGHRY, JANET CARPENTER, AND JON KASPER TEAMED AT THE
tained and leased residential properties.
                                                                           PREVENT CHILD ABUSE UTAH GOLF TOURNAMENT.
     Hatley has two children, and resides in Riverdale, Utah.
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Big Sky Conference Officiating
                                             Marla Denham
                              Coordinator of Officials for Men’s and Women’s
                          Marla Denham enters her 13th year with the Big Sky and her 10th in the role of coordinator of men’s and
                       women’s basketball officials.
                           Denham, of Mesa, Ariz., is responsible for the recruitment, training, evaluation and assigning of all men’s and
                       women’s basketball and volleyball officials, as well as women’s soccer. She supervised and assigned officials for vol-
                       leyball and basketball in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, and has been a Division I women’s
                       basketball and volleyball official since 1987, working in several conferences including the Big Sky. Denham also
                       refereed professional women’s basketball in the ABL and received its “Official of the Year” award in 1997-98.
                           Denham is a 1984 graduate of Arizona State, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She
                       formally worked for the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department.

                            2008 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Major Rule Changes
The following rules-change proposals have been approved by the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee and by the Playing Rules Oversight
Panel. The rule and page references are from the 2007 Women’s Volleyball Rules Book.

Major Rules Changes
Playing Area. (Rule 1.1, page 14) - All playable areas must be visible to team members and officials.

Non-Player Interference. (Rule 4.2.4, page 26) - In addition to the current language pertaining to media, spectators, or officials, interference by
speed wipers or ball crew personnel will result in a replay.

Coach Position During Play. (Rule, page 28) - During play, coaches will be required to stay at least 1.75 meters from the court, and
completely out of the substitution zone. An imaginary line perpendicular to the outside edge of the extended attack line indicates this distance.

Coach Position During Play (Rule, page 28) - Failure to comply with the correct coach position during play will result in a team delay.

Communication with Officials. (Rule, page 28) - The result of multiple coaches addressing the referees at one time will be an individual
sanction. At the referee’s discretion, the sanction may be given to the head coach (who is expected to be responsible for their staff behavior),
or the second coach to approach (for failing to comply with the rule).

Terminology. (Rule 8.2, page 45 and throughout) - The term “game” will be changed to “set”.

Points Required to Win a Set. (Rule 8.2.1, page 45) - The number of points required to win sets one through four is now 25.

Substitutions (Rule 11.2.2, page 57) - The maximum number of substitutions for each team is 12 per set.

Inadvertent Whistle or Horn (Rule 16.1.2, page 80) - Only inadvertent whistles or horns that affect play will result in a replay.

Protest Facts to be Recorded (Rule, page 83) - When a protest is lodged, the coaches will now be required to sign the protest docu-
mentation rather than the captains.

Significant Editorial Changes
Requests for Interruptions. (Rule, page 29) - A clarification will note that an improper request results when coach requests a substitu-
tion, timeout or line-up check from an area away from the substitution zone is an improper request (request denied).

Uniform Numbers-Trim (Rule, page 40) - If the shadow trim surrounding a number (rather than the number itself) is providing the
necessary contrast to the jersey color, the trim must completely surround the number. Uniforms must comply by the 2011 season.

Logos and Insignia (Rule, page 41) - The requirement for identical team uniforms extends to commemorative or any special patch,
logo, or insignia worn by team members.

Media Timeouts (Rule, page 56) - Media timeouts may be allowed at the host institution’s discretion for broadcast matches with paid
advertising (e.g. television, radio, or Internet audio or visual).

Second Referee Duties (Rule, page 91) - The second referee’s duties will now indicate the responsibility to work with the scorekeeper
to ensure the legality of libero replacements.

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                                                     Big Sky Conference Institutions
 Cal State University Sacramento                                   University of Montana                             University of Northern Colorado
   28,529 students were enrolled at Cal State Sacra-        Montana is listed among the top 25 universities in        Established in 1889 as the State Normal School.
mento in 2007-08.                                         the nation for Peace Corps recruiting and is profiled       Since that time, the institution has also been known
 The University, in cooperation with UC Santa            in America’s 100 Best College Buys and Barron’s Best       as Colorado State Teachers College (1911-35),
Barbara, has one of only 10 public history doctoral       Buys in College Education.                                 Colorado State College of Education (1935-57) and
programs in the nation.                                    UM owns and operates Lubrecht Experimental               Colorado State College (1957-70).
 CSUS boasts the largest cooperative education           Forest, a 28,000-acre teaching and research forest. Lo-     UNC has one of the most prestigious business
program in California, offering hundreds of students       cated approximately 30 miles northeast of Missoula,        programs in the country. In 2004, the Kenneth W.
academic credit for work experiences related to their     Lubrecht Forest provides students the opportunity          Monfort College of Business was the first and only
major.                                                    to learn tree thinning and harvesting techniques in        business school to receive the Malcolm Baldrige
 About 40 percent of CSUS students volunteer in          addition to forest and ecological projects.                National Quality Award. The award is the nation’s
the community each year. One-third of them devote          UM has had 39 international Fulbright Scholars,          highest honor for quality and performance excellence.
at least 10 hours per week.                               ten Truman Scholars, 10 Goldwater Scholars, 13              UNC has twice been named to “America’s Guide
 The Center for California Studies at CSUS runs          Udall Scholars, and 28 Rhodes Scholars.                    to the 100 Best College Buys” list of best education
the highly competitive Capital Fellow Program, in         Prominent UM Alumni:                                       bargains in the United States.
which more than 60 graduate students work for a year       Mike Mansfield, U. S. Senator, former ambassador           The University’s teacher education programs have
as full-time, paid staff in legislative offices and other    to Japan                                                   consistently ranked the institution among the top 10
areas of state government.                                 Carrol O’Connor, famous for his role as Archie
                                                                                                                     in the U.S. for the past 60 years.
Prominent CSUS Alumni:                                    Bunker                                                     Prominent UNC Alumni:
 Tom Hanks, Academy Award-winning actor                   Eric Braeden, plays Victor Newman on Young and
                                                                                                                      James Michener, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
 Grantland Johnson, head of the California Health        the Restless
                                                                                                                      Dick Monfort, Co-Owner/Vice Chairman,
and Human Services Agency                                  Larry Krystkowiak, former NBA player and for-
                                                                                                                     Colorado Rockies baseball team
 Joan Lunden, former Good Morning America co-            mer Milwaukee Bucks head coach
                                                                                                                      Lt. Gen. Carol Schneider Mutter (retired),
host                                                       Harold Urey, scientist and Nobel Prize winner
                                                                                                                     highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Marine Corps
 Wayne Thiebaud, internationally acclaimed artist
                                                                                                                      Henrietta Holsman Fore, former Director of the
                                                                 Montana State University                            United States Mint
    Eastern Washington University                            Located in the “Heart of Yellowstone Country”
  Established in 1882 as the Benjamin P. Cheney          just 90 miles north of world famous Yellowstone
Academy, Eastern Washington became a state institu-       National Park, Bozeman sports over 2,000 miles of                Portland State University
tion after Washington was admitted to the union in        blue ribbon trout streams.                                   The Peter W. Stott Center, home of the PSU bas-
1889.                                                      Montana State’s 1,170-acre campus consists of            ketball, volleyball and wrestling teams, received a $1
 Newsweek magazine named EWU as a “Best Value            over 40 classrooms and administration buildings,           million renovation in 2002
for the Tuition Dollar.” In addition, Eastern ranks       including the famed Museum of the Rockies. MSU              Portland State is the largest university in the state
among the top 10 public masters degree granting           offers 46 degree programs in 125 different areas             of Oregon with an enrollment of 23,117.
universities in the West.                                 of study. With over two-thirds of the 500 resident          Portland State boasts one of the top five Urban
 For three years in a row an EWU student won top         faculty members holding doctorates, the MSU educa-         Studies programs in the nation.
awards at the “Making Waves” Film Festival.               tional system ranks among the best in the nation.          Prominent PSU Alumni:
Prominent EWU Alumni:                                      With 38 recipients, MSU is among the nation’s             Brady Adams, Oregon Senate President
 Thomas Hampson, Grammy-nominated Opera                  leaders in Goldwater Scholarships, America’s premier        Robert C. Jones, President of the Kennedy Center
Singer                                                    science award established by Congress in 1986 to            Michael Richardson, movie producer/publisher of
 Todd McFarlane, creator of “Spawn” Comic Book           encourage young science talent.                            Dark Horse Comics
and paid $3 million for Mark McGwire’s 70th home          Prominent MSU Alumni:                                       Neil Lomax, former NFL quarterback
run ball                                                   Craig Kilborn, former host of CBS Late, Late
 Launi Meili, gold medalist in women’s three-posi-       Show, played basketball at MSU
tion smallbore rifle shooting at 1992 Olympic Games         Loren Acton, member of the Challenger 8 space
                                                                                                                              Weber State University
 David Sabey, President and CEO of the Sabey             shuttle mission and is a professor emeritus of physics       Weber State offers undergraduate liberal
Coporation, real estate developers in the Pacific          at MSU.                                                    education in the Arts, Humanitites and Sciences,
Northwest                                                  Kristy Edmunds, considered to be one of the              Authorized professional work in Education, Business,
 General Gratton Oneal Sealock II, orchestrated          Northwest’s leading arts advocates, she launched and       Technology and specialized training in Allied Heath
negotiations with China to release the US spy plane       operates the Portland Institute for Contemporary           Sciences and Trade Technical Education.
and 24 crew members in 2001                               Arts (PICA).                                                The new Ethal Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center
                                                                                                                     opened in the spring of 2002. The center is the first
         Idaho State University                               Northern Arizona University                            academic building at WSU built entirely with private
   The original ISU campus consisted of a four-block        Founded as a teacher’s college in 1899 by the          donations. The three-story, 70,000-square-foot build-
area of 8.5 acres donated by the citizens of Pocatello.   Arizona Territorial Legislature, NAU is in the edu-        ing houses the school’s visual arts department.
Today, ISU has more than 50 buildings and a total of      cational background of more than half of Arizona’s          The Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium Sky
two million square feet.                                  teachers currently in service.                             Suites will be showcased for the seventh football
 During the last decade, enrollment at ISU                When Northern Arizona Normal School opened               season in 2007 The facility was the result of a gener-
increased by 30 percent and 92 percent of current         in 1899, 37 students enrolled as the first class. The       ous $4.8 million donation by the Stewart Education
students are Idaho residents.                             building was originally slated to be a state mental in-    Foundation.
 ISU draws its 12,676 students from every county         stitution before the Territorial Legislature intervened.   Prominent WSU Alumni:
in Idaho, all 50 states and more than 40 foreign coun-     When the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome was built            Nolan Archibald, CEO Black and Decker Company
tries.                                                    in 1978, it was the largest wood-span domed struc-         Mike Malaska, ranked among Golf Magazine’s top
Prominent ISU Alumni:                                     ture in the world. NAU is one of just eight schools        50 golf teachers
 Stacy Dragila, gold medalist in women’s pole vault      nationwide that owns its own domed facility.               Robert Hyde, Chief Financial Officer of Utah Jazz
at the 2000 Olympics                                      Prominent NAU Alumni:                                      Roger Trinchero, president and co-owner of Sutter
 Merril Hoge, reporter for ESPN and host of Edge          Dwight Patterson, founder of Major League                Home Winery
NFL Matchup                                               Baseball’s Cactus League
 Dr. Gary K. Bertsch, director of Center for Inter-       Mark Thatcher, founder and CEO of Teva Sport
national Trade and Security                               Sandals (end)
 T. Herbert Gordon, Peabody Award winner and
former NBC executive
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Big Sky Volleyball SID Directory

    Eastern Washington              Volleyball Contact            Northern Colorado                   Volleyball Contact
    Sports Information Office         Matt MacDonald                Sports Information Office             Scott Ward
    207 Physical Education Building Cell: (509) 475-8767          251 Butler-Hancock Hall             Cell: (970) 978-0950
    Cheney, WA 99004-2476                                         Greeley, CO 80639
                email: mmacdonald@mail.ewu.edu                                    e-mail: Scott.Ward@unco.edu

    Phone: (509) 359-6333                                         Phone: (970) 351-2522
    Fax: (509) 359-2828                                           Fax: (970) 351-1995
    Press Row: (509) 359-6331                                     Press Row: N/A
    Website: www.goeags.com                                       Website: www.uncbears.com

    Idaho State                       Volleyball Contact          Portland State                     Volleyball Contact
    Sports Information Office           Katie Zigars                Sports Information Office            Ryan Borde
    Holt Arena - South Side 9         Cell: (208) 989-9665        P.O. Box 751                       Cell: (503) 910-3355
    Pocatello, ID 83209                                           Portland, OR 97207
                     email: zigakath@isu.edu                                         email: rborde@pdx.edu

    Phone: (208) 282-3651                                         Phone: (503) 725-2525
    Fax: (208) 282-3659                                           Fax: N/A
    Press Row: (208) 221-3917                                     Press Row: (503) 725-5597
    Website: www.isubengals.com                                   Website: www.goviks.com

    Montana                          Volleyball Contact           Sacramento State                  Volleyball Contact
    Sports Information Office          Joel Carlson                 Sports Information Office           Ryan Bjork
    Adams Center                     Cell: (406) 370-9669         6000 J Street                     Cell: (916) 284-8079
    Missoula, MT 59812                                            Sacramento, CA 95819-6099
                email: joel.carlson@mso.umt.edu                                    email: rbjork@csus.edu

    Phone: (406) 243-5414                                         Phone: (916) 278-6896
    Fax: (406) 243-6859                                           Fax: (916) 278-5429
    Press Row: (406) 370-9669                                     Press Row: (916) 278-7531
    Website: www.montanagrizzlies.com                             Website: www.hornetsports.com

    Montana State                    Volleyball Contact           Weber State                      Volleyball Contact
    Sports Information Office          Tom Schulz                   Sports Information Office          Paul Grua
    P.O. Box 173380                  Cell: (406) 580-6786         2701 University Circle           Cell: (801) 452-3811
    Bozeman, MT 59717-3380                                        Odgen, UT 84408-2701
                 email: tschulz@msubobcats.com                                     email: pgrua@weber.edu

    Phone: (406) 994-5130                                         Phone: (801) 626-7414
    Fax: (406) 994-2278                                           Fax: (801) 626-6490
    Press Box: (406) 580 - 6786                                   Press Row: (801) 626-6588
    Website: www.msubobcats.com                                   Website: www.weberstatesports.com

    Northern Arizona                 Volleyball Contact           Big Sky Conference              Volleyball Contact
    Sports Information Office          Karen Auerbach               2491 Washington Blvd, Suite 201 Autumn Wehr
    Box 15400                        Cell: (928) 606-8017         Ogden, UT 84401                 Cell: (801) 668-4149
    Flagstaff, AZ 86011                                                      e-mail: awehr@bigskyconference.org
                e-mail: Karen.Auerbach@nau.edu
                                                                  Phone: (801) 392-1978 x12
    Phone: (928) 523-6330                                         Fax: (801) 392-5568
    Fax: (928) 523-6793                                           Website: www.bigskyconf.com
    Press Box: (928) 523-6793
    Website: www.nauathletics.com

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                                             Big Sky TV & On the Internet

                                                               bigskyconf.com all new
                                                                   On July 1, 2008 the Big Sky Conference launched
                                                             an all-new version of www.bigskyconf.com.
                                                             The Big Sky Conference signed a three-year contract
                                                             with Internet Consulting Services, which has hosted
                                                             and designed more than 200 athletic Web sites.
                                                                   The new bigskyconf.com will provide visitors a
   www.bigskytv.org                                          first-rate experience, giving the league the ability to post
                                                             video highlights, as well as a plethora of new content.
                                                                   “We are very excited about our new Web site and
It’s free.                                                   our partnership with ICS,’’ said Jon Kasper, the Big Sky
       That’s right; Big Sky TV will be free in 2008-09.     Conference Assistant Commissioner for Media Rela-
After two years as a pay service, fans around the globe      tions. “We’ve already added a wealth of new content to
will be able to enjoy action from the Big Sky Confer-        the Web site, and will continue to do so. The site is easy
ence for free.                                               to navigate, and will feature video, photo galleries, as
       The league’s video streaming web service will         well as more information. It will help us highlight the
bring fans 49 football games in 2008, including every        happenings in the league office, as well as the the nine
single conference tilt. Action begins on Thursday, Aug.      institutions in our league.’’
28 when Weber State plays host to Montana-Western.           Internet Consulting Services, Inc., was founded in 1996
       The Big Sky Conference will once again partner        by Jeff Rubin of Syracuse, N.Y. Since its founding, ICS
with Broadcast International of Salt Lake City to bring      has pioneered technologies in web design, content
fans all football, volleyball and men’s and women’s          management systems, e-commerce solutions and many
basketball games held in league venues. All told, more       other areas.
than 400 events will be video streamed in 2008-09.                 The key to ICS’s technology is SIDEARM (Sports
       On top of moving to a free service, the league        Information Distribution Engine with Archives and
member institutions, the conference office and Broad-          Records Management) is a web-based content man-
cast International have been working to make viewing         agement solution that includes everything from press
easier and better.                                           releases and roster management, dynamic scoreboards,
       All institutions will be required to provide Broad-   sponsorship recognition, interactive polls, SIDEARM
cast International two-camera shoots from the events.        STATS, streaming audio, video, and newsletter and re-
Watching archived games will be easier, as will watch-       cruiting components.
ing live action.                                                   ICS’s portfolio includes other Division I institu-
       Over the past two seasons, Big Sky TV has pro-        tions such as the Northeast Conference, Syrcause, Ha-
duced nearly 1,000 events, making it the most compre-        waii, Eastern Illinois, Colgate, Eastern Kentucky, Drexel,
hensive video streaming site of any athletic conference.     Davidson, Cornell, Eastern Michigan and Colgate.
       All fans need to do is log on to www.bigskytv.org
to view the action.                                          *Information provided by www.internetconsult.com.

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Big Sky SAAC Program

         he Big Sky Conference has been a leader in formation and enhancement of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
         (SAAC) program. Each campus in the Big Sky has their own SAAC made up of committed student-athletes who want
         to make the experience of being a student-athlete better.
                  Along with individual school committees, the Big Sky has its own conference-wide SAAC. The Big Sky SAAC
is composed of two representatives from each institution. Committee members must be of at least sophomore class status and
must be eligible for competition.

The Big Sky SAAC serves five functions:
    Address conference issues affecting student-athlete welfare

        Provide feedback and distribute information from the national representative

        Increase and improve student-athletes’ understanding of the legislative process

        Promote student-athlete participation in the legislative process

        Provide a forum for addressing student-athlete concerns

    In May of 2008, SAAC representatives attended the Big Sky Conference spring meetings in Cheney, Wash. The reps took part
in a community service project on Sunday and were involved in meetings with administrators on Monday.
    “I think it was a really big step for our conference and for the SAAC reps to be at this kind of meeting,’’ said former Portland
State volleyball player Marla Morin. “I think it’s important the athletes realize they are part of the process. The NCAA is designed
for them. I think that gets lost sometimes. They don’t’ realize what the NCAA is all about. I think SAAC brings that home. No
one in that room would have been there if it wasn’t for the athletes they were representing.’’
          The SAAC program also encourages student-athletes to become involved in the community. The student-athletes par-
ticipate in a number of different activities designed to help solidify their image in the community and to reach out to the people
who support them at their competitions. Some of the events at Big Sky schools are:

        Read Across America

        Drug and Violence Education
                                            “The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-
        Academic Luncheons                 Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete ex-
                                            perience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare
        Blood Drives                       and fostering a positive student-athlete image.”
        National Student-Athlete Day

        Red Ribbon Week

“With our SAAC at Sacramento State, I’d love to see us increase participation of student-athletes and increase participation
among administrators,’’ said Sacramento State volleyball player Lindsay Haupt. “We got some good ideas from other schools
while we were here, things like Habitat for Humanity, and other community service projects.’’

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                                                                       Big Sky Presidents’ Cup

          he 2007-08                                                                                                   Weber State finished
          academic                                                                                                     third in the athletic
          year marked                                                                                                  portion of the com-
          the sixth year                                                                                               petition, averaging
of the Sterling Savings                                                                                                9.64 points per sport.
Big Sky Presidents Cup                                                                                                 Weber State did not
Award. The Presidents                                                                                                  win a conference
Cup was created as                                                                                                     championship, but
a single award that                                                                                                    was near the top of the
accounts for the academic achieve-                                                                    standings in nearly every sport. The
ment of student-athletes at Big Sky            2007-08 Presidents Cup Standings                       Wildcats started the 2007-08 athletic
institutions as well as performance on                     (Top three finishers)                       season with runner-up finishes in
the athletic field of play. For the Cup,               1.       Weber State                            men’s and women’s cross country. The
schools are awarded points based on                   2.       Northern Arizona                       Wildcats were also second in men’s
five criteria:                                         3.       Montana                                and women’s indoor track and field.
                                                                                                      Weber State tied for second in soccer.
 Individual Team Grade Point                                                                         The Wildcats finished third in men’s
                                                                                                      tennis, third in men’s basketball, and
                                                                                            third in men’s outdoor track and field. Weber
 Graduation Rates                                                                          State also finished fourth in volleyball and tied
 Number of All-Conference performers                                                       for fourth in football.
with a grade point average above 3.0
                                                                                            Weber State won the academic portion of the
 Women’s All-Sports Trophy Points
                                                                                            competition, which catapulted the Wildcats
 Men’s All-Sports Trophy Points                                                            to the title. Weber State scored the league’s top
                                                                                            graduation rate. Its teams compiled a cumula-
Based on the established criteria, the Weber                                                tive grade point average of 3.18, and 33 Wild-
State has captured the 2007-08 Sterling Savings                                             cat All-Conference student-athletes registered
Bank Big Sky Conference Presidents Cup for                                                  GPAs of 3.0 or better.
the third time in the six-year history of the
prestigious award.                                                                          The Wildcat men’s cross country team finished
                                                                                            with a team GPA of 3.48. Weber State’s wom-
Weber State claimed the prestigious award in                                                en’s golf team and women’s tennis team each
2002-03, the first year the honor was given.                                                 had team GPAs of 3.34. Eleven of Weber State’s
The Wildcats repeated in 2003-04.                                                           14 Big Sky Conference athletic teams finished
                                                                                                      with a GPA higher than 3.0.
“In our mind, this is the most impor-
tant award given by the Big Sky Con-          Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton
                                                                                                      It was another banner year for Big
ference,’’ said Dr. Norm Tarbox, Weber         presents Weber State President Dr. Ann Millner
                                                                                                      Sky student-athletes in the class-
State’s Vice President of Administrative with the Sterling Bank Presidents’ Cup in 2003, the room. Of the 125 Big Sky teams, 78
Services. “We’ve taken it three out of                 first year the award was given.                 finished with an average GPA of at
six years. We are thrilled to be back on                                                              least 3.0. Eight of the nine institu-
top.’’                                                                                                tions compiled a cumulative GPA of
                                                                       3.0 or better. Eastern Washington led the way with a cumulative
“We’re so proud of our student-athletes on and off the field,’’ said     GPA of 3.20, followed by Montana State at 3.19, and Weber State
Weber State Athletics Director Jerry Graybeal. “Obviously our          at 3.18. Eastern Washington’s women’s basketball team registered
department believes in the mission statement of Weber State. This the league’s top GPA at 3.56. A total of 210 all-conference athletes
Presidents’ Cup title reinforces the mission statement. We are so      finished with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
very, very fortunate to have a faculty and administration that goes
well above and beyond for the student-athletes in their academic       The Presidents Cup will serve as a traveling trophy to each year’s
pursuits.’’                                                            winner. The 2008-09 winner will be announced in July.
Athletic points are determined by regular-season standings for
                                                                                        Past Presidents’ Cup Winners
football, soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and
men’s and women’s tennis. Finish in the Big Sky Championships           2002-03           Weber State
for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor           2003-04           Weber State
and outdoor track and field, and golf are also used to determine         2004-05           Montana State
points.                                                                 2005-06           Northern Arizona
                                                                        2006-07           Montana
                                                                        2007-08           Weber State
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Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
         All-Sports Trophy History                                         All-Time Men’s                  All-Time Women’s

                                                                         All-Sports Winners               All-Sports Winners
             he All-Sports Trophy has been a part of the Big Sky
             Conference since its inception in 1963. The trophy     2007-08   Northern Arizona       2007-08   Sacramento State
                                                                    2006-07   Northern Arizona       2006-07   Weber State
             is designed to award schools for overall athletic
                                                                    2005-06   Eastern Washington     2005-06   Northern Arizona
             excellence. Schools are awarded points based on        2004-05   Montana State          2004-05   Weber State
team finish in regular season Big Sky standings for soccer,          2003-04   Northern Arizona       2003-04   Weber State
volleyball, football, men’s and women’s basketball and tennis.      2002-03   Montana State          2002-03   Weber State
Points are also awarded in men’s and women’s cross country,         2001-02   Weber State &          2001-02   Weber State
indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and women’s golf by                 Northern Arizona       2000-01   Weber State
virtue of finish at the Big Sky Championship. This is the fifth       2000-01   Weber State            1999-00   Northern Arizona
                                                                    1999-00   Northern Arizona       1998-99   Northern Arizona
year that women’s soccer has been included in the All-Sports        1998-99   Weber State
standings. By adding women’s soccer to the point totals, teams                                       1997-98   Northern Arizona
                                                                    1997-98   Weber State            1996-97   Northern Arizona
are ranked according to average points per sport rather than        1996-97   Northern Arizona       1995-96   Boise State
total points accumulated.                                           1995-96   Boise State            1994-95   Boise State
   The Big Sky has determined a men’s All-Sports Trophy win-        1994-95   Boise State            1993-94   Boise State
ner since 1963, while the first women’s All-Sports Trophy win-       1993-94   Weber State            1992-93   Boise State
ner was announced in 1989 following the first academic year          1992-93   Weber State            1991-92   Weber State
                                                                    1991-92   Nevada                 1990-91   Weber State
that the league sponsored women’s athletics. From 1989-2002         1990-91   Nevada                 1989-90   Boise State
a combined winner was determined by including all men’s and         1989-90   Idaho
women’s sports. In 2003 the combined award was replaced by                                           1988-89   Weber State
                                                                    1988-89   Boise State
the Presidents’ Cup, which also takes into account academic         1987-88   Northern Arizona
performance by member institutions along with athletic com-         1986-87   Northern Arizona
                                                                    1985-86   Northern Arizona            All-Time Combined
petition.                                                                                             All-Sports Trophy Winners
                                                                    1984-85   Weber State
    The winners of the 2007-08 trophies were Northern Ari-
                                                                    1983-84   Nevada
zona on the men’s side and Sacramento State on the women’s          1982-83   Weber State            2001-02   Weber State
side.                                                               1981-82   Idaho State            2000-01   Weber State
    Sacramento State captured the All-Sports Trophy for the         1980-81   Nevada                 1999-00   Northern Arizona
first time in school history. The Hornets captured regular-          1979-80   Weber State            1998-99   Weber State
season titles in soccer, tennis, a share of the volleyball cham-    1978-79   Weber State            1997-98   Northern Arizona
pionship, and titles indoor and outdoor track and field. The         1977-78   Weber State            1996-97   Northern Arizona
                                                                    1976-77   Boise State            1995-96   Boise State
Hornets averaged 11.4 points per sport.                             1975-76   Boise State
       The Northern Arizona men averaged 13.3 points per                                             1994-95   Boise State
                                                                    1974-75   Boise State            1993-94   Boise State
sport, winning titles in cross country and outdoor track and        1973-74   Boise State
                                                                                                     1992-93   Boise State
field. The Lumberjacks were second in men’s basketball, and          1972-73   Idaho State
                                                                                                     1991-92   Weber State
third in football and indoor track and field.                        1971-72   Nevada
                                                                                                     1990-91   Weber State
       Northern Arizona has now claimed nine Men’s All-             1970-71   Montana
                                                                    1969-70   Weber State            1989-90   Idaho
Sports Trophies, including two in a row. Only Weber State,                                           1988-89   Boise State
                                                                    1968-69   Weber State
which has won 14 Men’s All-Sports Trophies, has won more.           1967-68   Weber State
                                                                    1966-67   Montana State
                                                                    1965-66   Idaho
        2007-08 All-Sports Trophy Standings                         1964-65   Montana State
                                                                    1963-64   Idaho State
            Men                              Women
Northern Arizona         13.3    Sacramento State         11.4
Weber State              11.6    Northern Arizona         8.88
Montana                  9.17    Portland State           8.75                  Number of All-Sports Titles
Sacramento State         8.75    Weber State              8.2
Montana State            8.1     Montana                  7.8             Men                  Women               Combined
Eastern Washington       7.8     Eastern Washington       6.48     Weber State     14    Weber State      9    Weber State        5
Portland State           6.4     Montana State            6.36     N. Arizona      9     Boise State      5    Boise State        5
Idaho State              6.1     Idaho State              6.25     Boise State     7     N. Arizona       4    N. Arizona         3
Northern Colorado        2.4     Northern Colorado        5.7      Nevada          5     Sacramento St.   1    Idaho              1
                                                                   Montana State   4
                                                                   Idaho State     3
                                                                   Idaho           2
                                                                   Montana         1
                                                                   E. Washington   1

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                                      Big Sky Championship Information

          acramento State enjoyed another banner year in the Big Sky
          Conference in 2007-08. A year after winning five Big Sky                         2007-08 BIG SKY TEAM CHAMPIONS
          championships, the Hornets captured seven league titles.            Women’s Cross Country                  Northern Arizona
          Sacramento State’s first title in the 2007-08 season came in         Men’s Cross Country                    Northern Arizona
          soccer as the Hornets won the regular-season title with a 4-0-      Soccer                                 Sacramento State
3 league record. The Hornets topped third-seeded Northern Colorado            Volleyball         Portland State/Sacramento State (Reg)
in the championship match in Sacramento.
      The Hornet volleyball team sent legendary coach Debby Colberg                                      Sacramento State (Postseason)
out with one last Big Sky championship. The Hornets tied Portland             Football                                       Montana
State at 14-2 for the regular-season title. Sacramento State topped Port-     Women’s Indoor Track and Field         Sacramento State
land State in the championship match for their sixth-straight league          Men’s Indoor Track and Field           Sacramento State
championship. Sacramento State scored a victory over Minnesota in             Women’s Basketball                             Montana
the first round of the NCAA Tournament, before falling to Stanford in          Men’s Basketball                          Portland State
the second round. Colberg coached Sacramento State for 32 seasons,
amassing a 828-292 record, which was fourth most among active                 Golf                                      Portland State
coaches last season. She led her squad to two national titles, 20 NCAA        Women’s Tennis                         Sacramento State
tournament appearances, and 18 conference championships.                      Men’s Tennis          Sacramento State (Regular Season)
      Sacramento State swept the indoor track and field championships                                   Eastern Washington (Postseason
in Pocatello, Idaho. The Hornet women beat Weber State by one point.          Women’s Outdoor Track and Field        Sacramento State
The Sacramento State men also edged Weber State by one point. Sac-            Men’s Outdoor Track and Field          Northern Arizona
ramento State’s Raphael McFarleane became the first athlete in league
history to be named the Track Athlete of the Meet, as well as the Field
Athlete of the Meet. McFarlene scored a meet-record 38 points, win-         honor. Center Scott Morrison was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year,
ning the long jump, 60, 200 and taking second in the triple-jump.           while Coach Ken Bone was named Coach of the Year.
      The Sacramento State women’s tennis team captured the men’s and             Legendary Montana women’s basketball coach Robin Selvig led his
women’s regular-season titles. The women’s team rolled to their seventh     talented squad to the Big Sky Championship. The Lady Griz finished
straight league title with a 4-0 win over Northern Arizona in the cham-     13-3 in conference play and 25-7 overall. The Lady Griz beat Montana
pionship match. Sacramento State’s men went undefeated in confer-           State in the championship game, and then fell to Vanderbilt in the first
ence play during the regular season, but suffered a 4-3 loss to Eastern      round of the NCAA Tournament.
Washington in the championship match. It was the first men’s tennis                In 2008, the Big Sky said goodbye to one of the top players in
championship for Eastern Washington, which was under the direction          league history. Idaho State’s Natalie Doma capped her amazing career
of first-year coach Darren Haworth.                                          by winning the league MVP. Doma finished her career as the league’s
      Sacramento State capped its 2008 title barrage by winning the
                                                                            all-time leader in points (2,296) and rebounds (1,174). Also, Portland
women’s outdoor track and field championship on its own track.
                                                                            State sophomore guard Claire Foucher led the nation in assists at 8.8
      The Montana Grizzlies captured their 10th straight league football
                                                                            per game. She dished out a conference single-season record 274 assists,
championship, finishing 8-0 for the second straight season. Montana
advanced to the playoffs for a record 15th straight season, but suffered      and had a single-game record 19 assists against Idaho State.
a 23-22 upset at home against Wofford. Eastern Washington, which                   Portland State, under first-year coach Kathleen Takaishi, won the
finished second in conference play, stunned No. 2 seed McNeese State         golf championship in Phoenix, Ariz. The Vikings won a tight race, beat-
44-15 in the first round of the playoffs in Lake Charles, La. EWU lost to     ing Northern Arizona by two shots, and tournament-favorite Eastern
eventual national champion Appalachian State 38-35 in the quarterfi-         Washington by three. Sophomore Hannah Bews fired an even-par 72 in
nals.                                                                       the final round to capture medalist honors with a 54-hole score of 220.
      The Portland State men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA               Northern Arizona, which captured the Men’s All-Sports Trophy,
Tournament for the first time in school history. The Vikings won             for the ninth time in school history, earned three Big Sky champion-
the regular-season title, compiling a 14-2 league record. The Vikings       ships in 2007-08. Led by Lopez Lomong, NAU cruised to the cross
downed Northern Arizona in the Big Sky Championship game at                 country championship. Lomong, who turned pro prior to the start of
the Rose Garden to earn the right to represent the Big Sky in the Big       indoor track and field, took medalist honors. NAU finished fourth at
Dance. Viking point guard Jeremiah Dominguez became the first player         the NCAA Championship. NAU also claimed the women’s cross coun-
in league history to win the MVP Award and the Newcomer of the Year         try championship, as well as the men’s outdoor championship.

                 2008-09 Big Sky Conference Championship Dates and Sites
 Sport                                                           Date                          Site
 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country                                 November 1                    Portland, Ore.
 Soccer                                                          November 6-9                  Regular-season champion
 Volleyball                                                      November 28-29                Portland, Ore.
 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field                          February 27-28                Flagstaff, Ariz.
 Men’s Basketball                                                March 7, 10-11                Regular-season champion
 Women’s Basketball                                              March 12-14                   Regular-season champion
 Golf                                                            April 19-22                   Chandler, Ariz.
 Men’s and Women’s Tennis                                        April 24-26                   Sacramento, Calif.
 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field                         May 13-16                     Missoula, Mont.

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2008 Composite Schedule
Saturday, August 23                                            Saturday, September 6
Eastern Washington Alumni Match                  2:00 p.m.     Idaho State vs. Lamar11                      8:30 a.m.
Idaho State Alumni Match                         3:00 p.m.     Weber State vs. San Diego State16            9:30 a.m.
Montana State Alumni Match                       3:00 p.m.     Northern Arizona vs. Drake13                 11:00 a.m.
Weber State Alumni Match                         7:00 p.m.     Montana vs. New Orleans12                    12:00 p.m.
                                                               Eastern Washington at Idaho15                12:30 p.m.
Friday, August 29                                              San Jose State at Sacramento State17         12:30 p.m.
Sacramento State vs. Texas - Pan American1       9:30 a.m.     Montana State vs. North Carolina State14     1:00 p.m.
UC Riverside at Montana2                         11:00 a.m.    Northern Colorado vs. Illinois - Chicago18   1:00 p.m.
Weber State at Arizona3                          11:00 a.m.    Idaho State vs. Coastal Carolina11           1:30 p.m.
Northern Colorado at Villanova4                  12:00 p.m.    Northern Colorado at North Dakota State18    4:00 p.m.
Portland at Montana State5                       12:00 p.m.    Weber State vs. UTSA16                       4:00 p.m.
Sacramento State vs. Miami1                      2:30 p.m.     Eastern Washington vs. Washington State15    4:30 p.m.
Idaho State vs. Loyola Marymount9                4:30 p.m.     Northern Arizona at Green Bay13              5:00 p.m.
Northern Colorado vs. Rider4                     4:30 p.m.     Montana State vs. Akron14                    5:00 p.m.
Eastern Washington vs. Denver6                   5:00 p.m.     Saint Mary’s at Sacramento State17           7:30 p.m.
Washington at Montana State5                     5:30 p.m.
Portland State vs. College of Charleston7        6:00 p.m.     Wednesday, September 10
Weber State vs. Gardner - Webb3                  6:00 p.m.     Idaho State at Boise State                   7:00 p.m.
Akron at Northern Arizona8                       7:00 p.m.
Gonzaga at Montana2                              8:00 p.m.     Thursday, September 11
                                                               Portland at Portland State19                 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30
Bradley at Montana2                              9:00 a.m.     Friday, September 12
Eastern Washington vs. Arkansas6                 10:00 a.m.    Montana at Arizona State20                   1:00 p.m.
Sacramento State at Texas State1                 11:00 a.m.    Eastern Washington vs. Baylor25              4:30 p.m.
Weber State vs. San Jose State3                  11:00 a.m.    Montana State vs. Northwestern21             5:00 p.m.
Portland State vs. Wyoming7                      12:00 p.m.    Weber State vs. San Diego State22            6:00 p.m.
Rutgers at Northern Arizona8                     12:30 p.m.    Montana vs. Cal State Northridge20           6:00 p.m.
Idaho State at New Mexico9                       1:00 p.m.     Sacramento State at San Francisco23          7:00 p.m.
Northern Colorado vs. Lafayette4                 2:00 p.m.     Hampton at Northern Arizona24                7:00 p.m.
Idaho State vs. Central Arkansas9                5:00 p.m.     UC Riverside at Portland State19             7:30 p.m.
Sacramento State vs. Louisiana-Monroe1           5:00 p.m.
Portland State at Oregon State7                  6:00 p.m.     Saturday, September 13
Portland at Montana State5                       7:00 p.m.     Montana State at Washington State21          12:00 p.m.
Binghamton at Northern Arizona8                  7:00 p.m.     Montana vs. Cincinnati20                     12:00 p.m.
LaSalle vs. Northern Colorado4                   7:00 p.m.     Weber State vs. UTEP22                       12:00 p.m.
Eastern Washington at Colorado State6            7:30 p.m.     Eastern Washington vs. Oregon25              12:30 p.m.
North Dakota State at Montana2                   8:00 p.m.     Navy at Northern Arizona24                   12:30 p.m.
                                                               Idaho State at North Texas26                 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2                                           Sacramento State vs. Miami23                 1:00 p.m.
Montana Western at Idaho State                   7:00 p.m.     Seattle University at Portland State19       2:00 p.m.
Weber State at Utah State                        7:00 p.m.     Eastern Washington vs. UNLV25                4:30 p.m.
                                                               Villanova vs. Sacramento State23             5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 4                                          Montana State vs. Wichita State21            5:00 p.m.
Idaho State vs. Ohio State11                     1:30 p.m.     Idaho State at Utah Valley26                 7:00 p.m.
Portland State vs. Boise State10                 5:00 p.m.     Northern Colorado Alumni Match               7:00 p.m.
Idaho State vs. Cal State Bakersfield11           5:30 p.m.     Duquesne at Northern Arizona24               7:00 p.m.
                                                               Idaho at Portland State19                    7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 5                                            Weber State at Gonzaga22                     8:00 p.m.
Idaho State at Wichita State11                   10:00 a.m.
Montana vs. Southern Methodist12                 12:30 p.m.    Tuesday, September 16
Portland State vs. Gonzaga10                     1:00 p.m.     Sacramento State at Santa Clara              7:00 p.m.
Northern Arizona vs. Fresno State13              2:30 p.m.
Montana State vs. UC Davis14                     3:00 p.m.     Thursday, September 18
Montana vs. Stephen F. Austin12                  4:00 p.m.     *Portland State at Idaho State               3:00 p.m.
Northern Colorado vs. Texas - El Paso18          4:00 p.m.     *Eastern Washington at Weber State           7:00 p.m.
Eastern Washington vs. Notre Dame15              4:30 p.m.
Weber State vs. Baylor16                         6:00 p.m.     Friday, September 19
Portland State at Washington10                   7:00 p.m.     Sacramento State vs. Fordham27               5:00 p.m.
Montana State at Air Force14                     7:00 p.m.     *Northern Arizona at Montana State           7:00 p.m.
Cal State Northridge at Sacramento State17       7:30 p.m.     *Northern Colorado at Montana                7:00 p.m.

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                                                               2008 Composite Schedule
Saturday, September 20                                          Tuesday, October 14
Sacramento State vs. Cal State Bakersfield27       10:00 a.m.    Utah Valley at Idaho State                 7:00 p.m.
*Eastern Washington at Idaho State                7:00 p.m.
*Northern Arizona at Montana                      7:00 p.m.     Friday, October 17
*Northern Colorado at Montana State               7:00 p.m.     *Idaho State at Montana                    7:00 p.m.
*Portland State at Weber State                    7:00 p.m.     *Northern Colorado at Northern Arizona     7:00 p.m.
Sacramento State at UC Davis27                    7:00 p.m.     *Sacramento State at Portland State        7:00 p.m.
                                                                *Weber State at Montana State              7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23
Northern Colorado at Denver                       7:00 p.m.     Saturday, October 18
Weber State at Utah Valley State                  7:00 p.m.     *Idaho State at Montana State              7:00 p.m.
                                                                *Sacramento State at Eastern Washington    7:00 p.m
Wednesday, September 24                                         *Weber State at Montana                    7:00 p.m.
Idaho State at Boise State                        7:00 p.m.
                                                                Tuesday, October 21
Thursday, September 25                                          Seattle University at Eastern Washington   7:00 p.m.
*Montana at Portland State                        7:00 p.m.
*Montana State at Eastern Washington              7:00 p.m.     Thursday, October 23
*Sacramento State at Northern Arizona             7:00 p.m.     *Idaho State at Eastern Washington         7:00 p.m.
                                                                *Montana at Northern Arizona               7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 26                                            *Montana State at Northern Colorado        7:00 p.m.
*Idaho State at Weber State                       7:00 p.m.     *Weber State at Portland State             7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 27                                          Saturday, October 25
*Montana at Eastern Washington                    7:00 p.m.     *Idaho State at Portland State             7:00 p.m.
*Montana State at Portland State                  7:00 p.m.     *Montana at Northern Colorado              7:00 p.m.
*Sacramento State at Northern Colorado            7:00 p.m.     *Montana State at Northern Arizona         7:00 p.m.
                                                                *Weber State at Eastern Washington         7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 30
Utah at Weber State                               7:00 p.m.     Thursday, October 30
                                                                *Eastern Washington at Montana             7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 2                                             *Portland State at Montana State           7:00 p.m.
*Eastern Washington at Northern Colorado          7:00 p.m.     *Weber State at Idaho State                7:00 p.m.
Cal State Bakersfield at Weber State               7:00 p.m.
*Portland State at Northern Arizona               7:00 p.m.     Friday, October 31
                                                                Seattle University at Idaho State          7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 3                                               *Northern Colorado at Sacramento State     7:00 p.m.
*Idaho State at Sacramento State                  7:00 p.m.
*Montana State at Montana                         7:00 p.m.     Saturday, November 1
                                                                *Eastern Washington at Montana State       7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 4                                             *Northern Arizona at Sacramento State      7:00 p.m.
*Eastern Washington at Northern Arizona           7:00 p.m.     *Portland State at Montana                 7:00 p.m.
*Portland State at Northern Colorado              7:00 p.m.     Seattle University at Weber State          7:00 p.m.
*Weber State at Sacramento State                  7:00 p.m.
                                                                Tuesday, November 4
Tuesday, October 7                                              Sacramento State at Pacific                 7:00 p.m.
Colorado State at Northern Colorado               7:00 p.m.     Utah Valley State at Weber State           7:00 p.m.
Sacramento State at Nevada                        7:00 p.m.
                                                                Thursday, November 6
Friday, October 10                                              Montana Western at Idaho State             7:00 p.m.
*Montana at Sacramento State                      7:00 p.m.     *Northern Arizona at Eastern Washington    7:00 p.m.
*Northern Arizona at Idaho State                  7:00 p.m.     *Northern Colorado at Portland State       7:00 p.m.
*Northern Colorado at Weber State                 7:00 p.m.
*Portland State at Eastern Washington             7:00 p.m.     Friday, November 7
                                                                *Montana at Montana State                  7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 11                                            *Sacramento State at Idaho State           7:00 p.m.
*Montana State at Sacramento State                7:00 p.m.
*Northern Arizona at Weber State                  7:00 p.m.     Saturday, November 8
*Northern Colorado at Idaho State                 7:00 p.m.     *Northern Arizona at Portland State        7:00 p.m.
                                                                *Northern Colorado at Eastern Washington   7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 13                                              *Sacramento State at Weber State           7:00 p.m.
Eastern Washington at Gonzaga                     7:00 p.m.
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2008 Composite Schedule
Thursday, November 13                                                                          TOURNAMENT KEY
*Idaho State at Northern Colorado                    7:00 p.m.
                                                                        Texas State Tournament at San Marcos, Texas
                                                                       (Sacramento State, Texas State, Texas-PA, Miami, Louisiana-Monroe)
Friday, November 14
*Sacramento State at Montana State                   7:00 p.m.         2
                                                                        Montana Tournament at Missoula, Mont.
*Weber State at Northern Arizona                     7:00 p.m.         (Montana, UC Riverside, Gonzaga, Bradley, North Dakota State)
                                                                        Sheraton Four Points Wildcat Classic at Tucson, Ariz.
Saturday, November 15                                                  (Weber State, Arizona, Gardner-Webb, San Jose State)
*Eastern Washington at Portland State                7:00 p.m.         4
                                                                        LaSalle Tournament at Philadelphia, Pa.
*Idaho State at Northern Arizona                     7:00 p.m.         (Northern Colorado, LaSalle, Villanova, Rider, Lafayette)
*Sacramento State at Montana                         7:00 p.m.
*Weber State at Northern Colorado                    7:00 p.m.
                                                                        Holiday Inn Classic at Bozeman, Mont.
                                                                       (Montana State, Washington, Portland)

Friday, November 21                                                    Hilton Classic at Fort Collins, Colo.

                                                                       (Eastern Washington, Denver, Arkansas, Colorado State)
*Eastern Washington at Sacramento State              7:00 p.m.
*Montana at Weber State                              7:00 p.m.         7
                                                                        Oregon State Invitational at Corvallis, Ore.
*Montana State at Idaho State                        7:00 p.m.         (Portland State, Oregon State, College of Charleson, Wyoming)
                                                                        Northern Arizona Invitational at Flagstaff, Ariz.
Saturday, November 22                                                  (Northern Arizona, Rutgers, Binghamton, Akron)
*Montana at Idaho State                              7:00 p.m.         9
                                                                        MCM Elegente Classic, Albuquerque, N.M.
*Montana State at Weber State                        7:00 p.m.         (Idaho State, New Mexico, Loyola Marymount, Central Arkansas)
*Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado               7:00 p.m.
*Portland State at Sacramento State                  7:00 p.m.         10
                                                                         Northwest Conference Challenge at Seattle, Wash.
                                                                       (Portland State, Boise State, Gonzaga, Washington)

Friday, November 28 -Big Sky Championship                              11
                                                                         Best Western Shocker Volleyball Classic at Wichita, Kansas
Quarterfinals and Semifinals                           TBA               (Idaho State, Wichita State, Coastal Carolina, Lamar)
                                                                         Southern Methodist Tournament at Dallas, Texas
Saturday, November 29 -Big Sky Championship                            (Montana, Southern Methodist, UC Irvine, Stephen F. Austin)
Championship Match                                   TBA                University of Wisconsin Green Bay Tournament at Green Bay, Wisc.

                                                                       (Northern Arizona, Wisconsin - GB, Fresno State, Drake)
*Big Sky Match
All times are local to site and subject to change
                                                                         USAFA Tournament at Colorado Springs, Colo.
                                                                       (Montana State, Air Force, UC Davis, Akron, NC State)

                                                                        Idaho Volleyball Classic at Moscow, Idaho

                                                                       (Eastern Washington, Notre Dame, Idaho, Washington State)
                                                                         Baylor Classic at Waco, Texas
                                                                       (Weber State, Baylor, San Diego State, UTSA)
                                                                         Sacramento State Invitational at Sacramento, Calif.
                                                                       (Sacamento State, Cal State Northridge, San Jose State, Saint Mary’s)

                                                                        North Dakota State Tournament at Fargo, N.D.

                                                                       (Northern Colorado, NDSU, Illinois-Chicago, SDSU, UTEP)
                                                                         Portland State Showcase at Portland, Ore.
                                                                       (Portland State, Portland, Seattle, Oregon State, Idaho, UC Riverside)

                                                                        Arizona State Tournament at Tempe, Ariz.

                                                                       (Montana, Arizona State, Cal State Northridge, Cincinnati)
                                                                         Baden Cougar Challenge Tournament at Pullman, Wash.
                                                                       (Montana State, Northwestern, Wichita State, Washington State)
                                                                         Gonzaga Tournament at Spokane, Wash.
                                                                       (Weber State, San Diego State, UTEP, Gonzaga)
                                                                         USF Invitational at San Francisco, Calif.
                                                                       (Sacramento State, San Francisco, Miami, Villanova)

                                                                        Fiesta Bowl Tournament at Flagstaff, Ariz.

                                                                       (Northern Arizona, Navy, Duquesne, Hampton)
                                                                         Oregon Classic at Eugene, Ore.
                                                                       (Eastern Washington, UNLV, Baylor, Oregon)
                                                                         Utah Valley Invitational at Orem, Utah
                                                                       (Idaho State, Utah Valley State, North Texas, Cal State Fullerton)
                                                                         Aggie Invitational at Davis, Calif.
                                                                       (Sacramento State, Fordham, UC Davis, Cal State Bakersfield)

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                                2008 Big Sky Championship Bracket
                                                    Hosted by Portland State
                                                     November 28-29, 2008
        Seed #6

    Quarterfinal 1
    Friday, Nov. 28

        Seed #3                     Semifinal 1
                                  Friday, Nov. 28

                                     Seed #2

                                                                       Saturday, Nov. 29           Big Sky Champion
         Seed #5                                                                                  *Match Times To Be Set By
                                                                                                  Host School with approval from
                                                                                                  the Conference Office.
     Quarterfinal 2
     Friday, Nov. 28

        Seed #4                     Semifinal 2
                                  Friday, Nov. 28

                                     Seed #1

                                         BIG SKY TIE BREAKING PROCEDURES

       To eliminate ties that may result at the end of the season, teams will be ranked by using the criteria listed below:
1. Head-to-Head Competition
   a. Consider the head-to-head record during the Conference season. In double round robin play, a team would have to
      sweep the opponent to break a tie with this method.
   b. In the cases of more than two tied teams, consider the Conference regular season record for head-to-head competition
      among all of the tied teams. This process is used to break ties between any of the tied teams with any remaining tied
      teams returning to the process at criteria 1.a.
   c. In the case of three or more teams having identical win-loss records, the normal tie-breaking procedure would be used.
      When one or more of these teams is eliminated by using the tie-breaking procedure, the remaining teams involved
      would then return to the criteria listed in 1.a. to break the tie.
2. Performance Against Conference Teams
   This will be determined in descending order of finish, beginning with the No. 1 team.
3. RPI Rating
4. Coin Toss
              Note: In all tie-breaking procedures, if more than one tie exists, the tie between the teams lower in descending
                  order will be broken first, to facilitate the process of breaking the tie between teams higher in the order.

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2008 Big Sky Season Outlook
       Big Sky volleyball underwent some major construction during           Portland, Ore. on Nov. 28-29.
the offseason. After the conclusion of the 2007 campaign, half of the                     Portland State brings back a lot of talent to this year’s squad.
head coaches in the league either resigned or retired. Now, heading          Nique Fradella, Jennifer Oney and Marija Vojnovic will lead the
in 2008, the conference welcomes three new coaches and two former            Vikings in their quest for a second straight regular-season
assistants to its ranks of head coaches.                                     title. In all, five starters return to the program. The Vikings only loss
       Idaho State’s Mike Welch, Montana State’s Miya Malauulu and           from the starting lineup is middle blocker and all-conference first-
Northern Arizona’s Chris Campbell all stepped down from the post             team selection Michelle Segun, who graduated in the spring.
at their respective universities. Eastern Washington was under the                   Fradella ranked second in the conference in assists per game
leadership of Interim Head Coach Irene Matlock, who took over after          with 11.59. The junior setter also garnered second-team all-confer-
the departure of Wade Benson for just one year. Additionally, the Big        ence honors and was named the Big Sky Player of the Week on two
Sky lost one of its legendary coaches when Debby Colberg retired             occasions. Vojnovic, an outside hitter, led the Vikings’ in kills with
from Sacramento State after 32 years.                                        3.32 per game and recorded a conference-leading 0.49 service aces
       In Colberg’s final season at the helm, Sacramento State went 29-       per game. Oney, who is also a junior outside hitter, averaged 3.05 kills
8 overall and 13-3 in the Big Sky. The Hornets won their 11th-straight       per game and was named to the Big Sky all-tournament team after
conference title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA                recording 30 totals kills (3.75 kpg) and four blocks in two matches.
Tournament for just the second time in 16 years, with a win over             Vojnovic earned all-tournament honors as well for the Vikings.
Minnesota. The historic season was the perfect way for Colberg to            Portland State’s only conference losses last season were at the hands
close out her prolific career. She was named the Pacific Region Coach          of Sacramento State, Weber State and Eastern Washington.
of the Year and was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame shortly                      The Eagles and the Wildcats finished in third and fourth place
after.                                                                       in the conference standings respectively. Eastern Washington contin-
                       Now, for the first time in over three decades, the     ued its winning tradition by recording a 15-15
                         face of Sacramento State volleyball has             overall and 12-4 conference mark to place in
                             changed. The Hornets begin a new era as         the top three for the 12th-straight year. Weber
                              former assistant coach Ruben Volta takes       State shook the Big Sky title race up as well,
                              the reigns. Volta, who has been with the       with a few major upsets. On Nov. 2, the Wild-
                              program for eight years, officially began his    cats grabbed a 3-2 road win over Sacramento
                              duties in December.                            State to end the Hornet’s 59-match
                                 In this rebuilding year, the Hornets        Big Sky regular-season home winning
                              bring back just two starters. Lindsay Haupt,   streak, which dated back to Oct. 28, 1999.
                            Michelle Franz, Missy Stidham, Jennifer          They also defeated Eastern Washington on
                         Ferguson and libero Chelsea Goodsell were all       the road in September, and Portland State
                       lost to graduation. Those five players combined        at home on Oct. 18.
                     for 1,928 of the Hornets’ 2,199 total kills. Haupt, a           Weber State improved from a 5-11
                      two-time MVP and three-time first-team selec-           league record in 2006 to an 11-5 mark
                      tion led the Big Sky in hitting percentage with        in 2007. The Wildcats entered last year’s
                      .354. Stidham, a transfer from Saint Mary’s, put       tournament as the No. 4 seed and
                      up impressive numbers from the beginning. She          knocked off Northern Arizona in the
                          averaged 5.30 kills and 4.40 digs per game.        quarterfinals. In the semifinals, they
      Rose Burke          Stidham was honored as the Top Newcomer,           gave the Vikings a run for their money              Mandy Daniels
  Sacramento State                                                                                                             Eastern Washington
                          and Tournament MVP. She was also named             by taking the match to five games before
                          to the all-region honorable mention team           dropping the decision.
                          and the all-conference first-team. The outside              Heading into 2008, Eastern Washington and Weber State both
hitter garnered Big Sky Player of the Week accolades five times and           boast strong lineups full of experience. All six starters plus the libero
became just the second player in conference history to earn AVCA             are back for the Eagles, including Mandy Daniels, Hayley Hills,
National Player of the Week honors on Sept. 17, 2007.                        Alysha Cook and Chenoa Coviare. Also, Miles Kydd enters his first
       Despite the voids left in Sacramento State’s lineup, Rose Burke,      season at the helm of the program after four years as an assistant
Desiree Hoyum and Maddison Thivierge will help carry                         coach.
the team in 2008. Burke, who is one of three seniors on                              Daniels was tabbed the 2007 Libero of the Year after amassing
the squad, notched a conference-leading                                      539 total digs and a 4.81 digs per game average. She received all-
12.61 assists per game last year and was                                     conference honorable-mention accolades and is one of two seniors
named to the all-conference second-team.                                     on this year’s squad. Hills was named to the all-conference first-team
Hoyum, a junior outsider hitter made 24                                      after averaging 4.38 kills and 2.54 digs per game. Outside hitter Cook
starts on the right side. Thivierge, a sopho-                                also returns after a stellar freshman campaign, in which she notched
more, averaged 1.07 kills and 0.41 blocks per                                2.90 kills and 0.73 digs per game and garnered all-conference second-
game. The Hornets have also added five new-                                   team recognition. Additionally, the Eagles have added six new faces
comers to make up the roster.                                                to their already deep roster.
       Under newly-installed head coach                                              Coming off its best record in 19 seasons, Weber State returns
Michael Seemann, Portland State went 21-8                                    all of its starters and eight letterwinners. Head Coach Al Givens is in
overall and claimed a share of the Big Sky title                             his 16th year as head coach and is now the longest tenured coach in
with a 13-3 conference mark. Due to conference                               the Big Sky. Micah Folsom (formerly Lines), Brittney Bisaillon and
tie-breaking procedures, the Vikings earned                                  Chelsea Bair will all be back in action for the Wildcats this season.
the No. 1 seed to last year’s tournament. For                                        Folsom earned first-team all-conference honors and was the
                                                        Michael Seemann
the first time in history, Portland State will                                first Weber State player to do so in five years. She posted 20 double-
                                                           Portland State
host the 2008-09 Big Sky Championship in                                     doubles and averaged 3.38 kills and 3.42 digs per game. Bisaillon was

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                                                              2008 Big Sky Season Outlook
                   named to the all-conference second-team after posting       season and begin a new era under Chad Teichert. Tiechert will have
                             1.35 blocks per game. Bair was another asset      four returning starters, nine returning letterman and five newcomers
                              to the Wildcats last year as she averaged        to work with in his first season at the helm. Blakely Peppinger, Emily
                              3.22 kills per game and received all-confer-     Waldron and Charlee Kinghorn will lead the Bengals as they work to
                             ence honorable-mention honors. With more          get back to the Big Sky Championship this year. As a freshman, King-
                         starters returning that any other teams in the Big    horn posted averages of 2.75 kills and 2.37 digs per game. The middle
                        Sky, it’s safe to bet Eastern Washington and Weber     blocker received all-conference honorable-mention recognition.
                        State will have a similar impact on the league title          Montana State is also under new direction heading into the
                       chase again this year.                                  2008 season. Sara Schaub, a former coach at MSU-Billings, took over
                        Northern Colorado made its second tourna-              as the head of the Bobcat program in Jan. In her first year with Mon-
                       ment appearance in 2007 after going 10-20 overall       tana State, Schaub will look to two seniors to help the team rebound
                       and 8-8 in the Big Sky. Lyndsey Benson enters her       from a devastating 1-27 overall and 0-16 league mark last year. In
                       third year as the head of the program and will have     all, three starters including Nicole Grypiuk, Kaytlin Van Burger and
                     Lauren Carter and outside hitters Allison Raguse and      Laura Viren will be back on the court. The libero Meghan Albiston
                    Kenzie Shreeve back on the court this fall.                is also returning and six newcomers help complete the roster as the
                        Raguse, a junior, was a second-team all-confer-        Bobcats begin a new chapter in Montana State volleyball.
                   ence selection after tallying 121 blocks and 307 kills.
                    Shreeve had 3.20 kills per game last season, and was
                    named to the all-conference honorable mention team.
                      Carter split time at the setter position and notched
Brittney Bisaillon 853 assists for the Bears. She is also the lone senior
   Weber State        on this year’s squad. Northern Colorado’s key losses
                      are libero Abby Mayne and outside hitter Dulcie
   Stone. Mayne average 4.29 digs per game and Stone posted 2.96 kills
   and 3.35 digs per game. With five starters returning, the Bears will
   undoubtedly be in the running for another championship bid.
          Northern Arizona earned its first Big Sky Tournament berth
   since 2004 last year with a 7-9 league record. Now, the Lumberjacks
   look to continue that success under the leadership of new head coach
   Craig Choate. Choate, who brings 17 years of head coaching experi-
   ence to the program, will rely on three returning starters and a libero                                Nique Fradella
   for the upcoming season.                                                                               Portland State
          Brittany Stowers, Emily Osiadacz and Alex Fell are all back in
   2008. Stowers, the libero, earned all-conference honorable mention
   accolades after averaging 4.99 digs per game. Osiadacz had a .312 hit-                  Returning All-Big Sky Players
   ting percentage and recorded 1.09 blocks a game. Two other seniors,
                                                                                                           First Team
   Roni Greenwood and Kailee Savage may be out this season due to
                                                                                               Hayley Hills - Eastern Washington
          Northern Arizona’s roster took another hit with the loss of Kim                       Micah Folsom* - Weber State
   Babcock to graduation. Babcock notched 5.63 kills per game, which
   ranked first in the NCAA Division I. She was named to the                                               Second Team
   all-conference first team and earned Big Sky All-Tourna-                                       Nique Fradella - Portland State
   ment honors. Setter Kelly Verboom and middle blocker                                            Jaimie Thibeault - Montana
   Colleen Flooker also exhausted their eligibility last                                      Allison Raguse - Northern Colorado
   season. Verboom averaged 11.45 assists per game. The                                          Brittney Bisaillon - Weber state
   Lumberjacks welcome nine newcomers, including                                                 Rose Burke - Sacramento State
   junior transfer Jana Mays-Robinson to help fill                                             Alysha Cook - Eastern Washington
   any voids in the lineup.
          Montana just missed out on                                                                  Honorable Mention
   a championship bid last year after going 10-                                              Mandy Daniels - Eastern Washington
   16 overall and 6-10 in the Big Sky to finish                                                 Charlee Kinghorn - Idaho State
   in seventh place. Head Coach Jer                                                                Taryn Wright - Montana
   ry Wagner returns five starters this season                                                     Laura Gustafson - Montana
   as he strives to clinch a berth to the Big                                                Brittany Stowers - Northern Arizona
   Sky Championship. The Grizzlies lost                                                      Kenzie Shreeve - Northern Colorado
                                                       Jaimie Thibeault
   Jackie White to graduation but bring                   Montana                              Marija Vojnovic - Portland State
   in five newcomers, including freshman                                                           Chelsea Bair - Weber State
   libero Brittney Brown. Jaimie Thibeault
   is back in action this year after being
   named the 2007 Outstanding Freshman. The middle blocker led
                                                                                       Returning Individual Award Winners
   Montana in blocks per game with 1.37. Also returning are junior                        Libero of the Year: Mandy Daniels, EWU
   Taryn Wright and seniors Lauren Gustafson and Jade Roskam.                            Outstanding Freshman: Jaimie Thibeault, UM
          Idaho State is coming off a 6-23 overall and 2-14 conference
   record. The Bengals have made some coaching changes in the off-                  *Formerly Micah Lines
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                       2007 Big Sky Conference Women’s Volleyball Standings
                                      Big Sky Matches                                  All Matches
                         W    L    Pct GM H             A     W    L    Pct GM        H A N           3GM    4GM   5GM     Stk.
 Sacramento State*#      13   3    .812 44-13 7-1       6-2   29   8    .784 100-35   12-3 9-5 8-0    20-1   7-1   2-6     L1
 Portland State*$        13   3    .812 41-15 8-0       5-3   21   8    .724 72-33    11-2 6-6 4-0    14-3   5-1   2-4     L1
 Eastern Washington*     12   4    .750 38-26 6-2       6-2   15   15   .500 49-63    7-3 7-7 1-5     4-11   4-4   7-0     L1
 Weber State*            11   5    .688 35-27 5-3       6-2   16   13   .552 61-52    6-6 7-4 3-3     8-5    3-3   5-5     L1
 Northern Colorado*      8    8    .500 32-32 5-3       3-5   10   20   .333 46-68    6-6 3-10 1-4    4-9    4-6   2-5     L1
 Northern Arizona*       7    9    .438 26-29 4-4       3-5   12   15   .444 46-51    9-5 3-6 0-4     7-8    4-4   1-3     L1
 Montana                 6    10   .375 31-33 3-5       3-5   10   16   .385 48-53    4-7 4-7 2-2     5-4    5-6   0-6     W1
 Idaho State             2    14   .125 14-45 1-7       1-7   6    23   .207 30-77    3-8 2-10 1-5    1-13   2-8   3-2     L1
 Montana State           0    16   .000 7-48 0-8        0-8   1    27   .036 15-81    0-12 0-11 1-4   1-17   0-8   0-2     L16

 #Tournament Champion, $Regular Season Champion, *Tournament Participant

          Hornets Win Sixth-Straight                                         Big Sky Tournament Scores
            Big Sky Championship
                                                                                  Friday, November 23
                                                                                     Quarterfinal #1
   Sacramento State beat Portland State in three games             No. 4 Weber State def. No. 5 Northern Colorado, 3-0
to claim its sixth-straight Big Sky title in Sacramento,                          (30-24, 30-26, 31-29)
Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 24. It was also the ninth
overall title in 11 years for the Hornets. The match was                             Quarterfinal #2
                                                               No. 3 Eastern Washington def. No. 6 Northern Arizona, 3-2
the final home match for 33-year Head Coach Debby                           ( 32-30, 28-30, 28-30, 30-18, 15-11)
Colberg, who resigned after the season.
   En route to the 2007 Tournament Title, Missy Stid-                                    Semifinal #1
ham notched 29 kills and 22 digs to lead the Vikings.                   No. 1 Portland State def. No. 5 Weber State, 3-2
                                                                              (22-30, 22-30, 30-27, 30-28, 16-14)
The senior outsider hitter had a double-double by the
end of the first game with 12 kills and 10 digs. She set                              Semifinal #2
a record for most kills in a three-game match and was          No. 2 Sacramento State def. No. 3 Eastern Washington, 3-0
named the Most Valuable Player for her performance                              (30-20, 30-17, 30-20 )
over the tournament. The previous record was set                                Saturday, November 24
by Northern Arizona’s Tami Burchard and Cal State                                Championship Match
Northridge’s Nancy Ma in 1996.                                     No. 1 Sacramento State def. No. 2 Portland State, 3-0
   Senior middle hitters Lindsay Haupt and Michelle                              (30-22, 30-24, 30-26)
Franz were named to the all-tournament team as well.
Haupt had 14 kills and 10 digs, while Franz tallied                              All-Tournament Team
eight kills and eight total blocks. Jennifer Ferguson
                                                                          Missie Stidham (MVP) - Sacramento State
added 20 digs and Chelsea Goodsell had 15 in the win.
   For Portland State, Marija Vojnovic had 12 kills and                       Lindsay Haupt - Sacramento State
11 digs for the double-double. She was named to the                           Michelle Franz - Sacramento State
all-tournament team along with Jennifer Oney, who                              Marija Vojnovic - Portland State
notched nine kills. Michelle Segun had 11 kills and                             Jennifer Oney - Portland State
Erica Jepsen had 10.
                                                                              Kim Babcock - Northern Arizona
   The Hornets beat Minnesota in the NCAA First
Round.                                                                            Micah Lines - Weber State

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             Big Sky Tournament Top Performers                         Sacramento State and Haupt had three blocks. Jennifer Ferguson
          Sacramento State’s Missie Stidham was named the Most         had nine kills on a .320 hitting percentage and a match-high 14
Valuable Player after leading her team to the its sixth-straight Big   digs. Michelle Franz tallied five kills and a solo block.
Sky Championship title. The senior outsider hitter, averaged 8.33            The Hornets defeated Minnesota 3-1 on Friday, Nov. 30 to
kills and 5.17 digs per game over the two matches. In the champi-      pick up a win in the first round of the tournament for the first
onship match against Portland State, she recorded 29 kills and set     time since 1998. Sacramento State came back after losing 23-30 in
a tournament record for a three-game match. Stidham’s total 50         the first game for a 30-25, 30-24, 30-17 victory.
kills over the tournament also tied for the sixth most in champi-              Stidham led the attack with 21 kills and 14 digs, posting her
onship history.                                                          30th double-double of the season. Haupt notched 13 kills, a .308
          Northern Arizona’s Kim Babcock capped off a stellar             hitting percentage and a team-best seven blocks. Stidham ended
career by knocking down a career-high 35 kills in a close, five-        the season with 710 digs, which ranks second in the Big Sky single
game loss to Eastern Washington in the quarterfinals of the Big          season records. Haupt, also a senior, concluded her career ranked
Sky Tournament. Babcock also tallied nine digs and a career-high        second on the conference’s total career blocks list with 616. She is
seven blocks while hitting .324 for the match. Her 35 kills ties       also ranked 20th in career kills with 1,359.
the all-time Big Sky Tournament single-match record, set back in                                            •
1998 by Cal State Northridge’s Nancy Ma.                                                        Big Sky Announces
          Lindsay Haupt, of Sacramento State, hit .353 for the                         All-Conference Volleyball Teams
Hornets en route to the tournament title. The senior middle hitter                 The Big Sky Conference announced its volleyball All-
also recorded a double-double against the Vikings with 14 kills        Conference team and individual award winners for the 2007
and 10 digs. She had 24 total kills and two service aces against       season on Nov. 20. The awards were decided following a vote by
Eastern Washington in the semifinals.                                   the league’s nine head coaches. Eastern Washington’s Hayley Hills
          Sacramento State’s Michelle Franz averaged 3.00 kills        and Sacramento State’s Lindsay Haupt were unanimous selections
and an impressive 2.17 blocks per game over the tournament. The        to the first team.
senior middle hitter recorded 13 total blocks, eight of which came                                  Haupt was named the Big Sky’s Most
in the championship match. Franz also hit .643 against Eastern                                     Valuable Player for the second time in her
Washington and .441 in the two matches.                                                            career. The senior middle hitter received
          Portland State’s Marija Vojnovic led the No. 1-seeded                                    first team honors for three-straight years
Vikings at the tournament. Vojnovic had 31 total kills and a 3.88                                  and was a unanimous selection in 2006 as
kills per game average. The sophomore outside hitter added 28 to-                                  well. Haupt garnered MVP honors after
tal digs and 3.50 digs per game in the two matches. Against Weber                                  leading her team to a 13-3 conference
State in the semifinals, Vojnovic recorded four service aces.                                       record and a share of the Big Sky regular-
          Jennifer Oney, a sophomore middle blocker from Port-                                     season title.
land State, notched 30 kills for the Vikings over the tournament.                                   The native of Etna, Calif. also won
She averaged 3.75 kills per game and added four total blocks.                                      the award in 2005 and was named the
          Weber State’s Micah Lines helped Weber State to its first                  MVP            Outstanding Freshman in 2004, making
tournament win since 2002 and only its second in 19 years. The                 Lindsay Haupt     her only the second player in conference
Wildcats swept Northern Colorado in the quarterfinals and Lines                                   history to win an individual award three
recorded 11 kills, seven digs and six total blocks in the contest.                               times. Sacramento State’s Kristin Lutes was
Lines, a sophomore outside hitter, turned around later that day        the Libero of the Year in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
and knocked down 24 kills in a 3-2 semifinal loss to Portland                      Haupt led the league in hitting per-
State. She also added 13 digs and eight total blocks. Over the tour-   centage with .359. Haupt was averaged 3.66
nament, Lines averaged 4.38 kills, 2.50 digs and 1.75 blocks per       kills and 1.39 blocks per game last season
game.                                                                  and was named the Big Sky Player of the
                                   •                                   Week three times.
                     Tournament Notables                                          Sacramento State also took home
   Portland State entered the Big Sky Championship as the No. 1        the Top Newcomer Award for Missie
seed for the first time in program history. The Vikings defeated        Stidham. The senior transfer led the Big Sky
the Hornets 3-1 in Portland, Ore. in their last matchup prior to       in double-doubles with 28 on the season.
the tournament to earn a share of the regular-season title. One        Stidham ranked second in the conference in
week later, the Vikings and the Hornets faced off in the 2007 Big       kills per game (5.17) and fifth in digs per
Sky Championship Match.                                                game (4.45). She was also second in the           Newcomer of the Year
                                                                                                                            Missie Stidham
                                   •                                   league in service aces with 0.45 a game.
                    Hornets Fall to Stanford                                      Stidham, a native of Fresno, Ca-
         in Second Round of the NCAA Tournament                        lif., received Player of the Week accolades
     The Sacramento State volleyball team ended its season with        five times and tied the Sacramento State record for the weekly
an NCAA Tournament second-round loss to Stanford at Maples             award. On Sept. 17, she became the second player in conference
Pavilion. The Cardinal, led by Cynthia Barboza and Foluke Akin-        history to be named the Sports Import/AVCA National Player of
radewo, swept the Hornets in three games 30-23, 30-11, 30-28 to        the Week. Stidham led the Hornets to the San Francisco Invita-
advance to the Sweet Sixteen to play Cal Poly.                         tional Title and an upset over then-No. 14 Cal Poly, while notch-
Missie Stidham and Lindsay Haupt recorded 13 kills apiece for          ing 6.40 kills and 5.20 dig per game in three matches.

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                      Montana middle hitter Jaimie Thibeault                                 Colberg Named
                      was selected as the Outstanding Freshman                      Pacific Region Coach of the Year
                      after averaging 2.25 kills and 1.37 blocks per              Sacramento State’s Debby Colberg was selected as the 2007
                      game for the Grizzlies in 2007. The native of      Division I Pacific Region Coach of the Year announced by the Ameri-
                      Red Deer, Alberta amassed 138 total blocks         can Volleyball Coaches Association on Dec. 5, 2007.
                      this season. Thibeault was consistently                     The regional recognition is the first for Colberg during the
                      ranked in the NCAA with her blocks per             Division I era. She was named the Northwest Regional Coach of the
                       game average. She was also named to the           Year in 1990, 1988 and 1986 when Sacramento State was a Division II
 Outstanding Freshman all-conference second team.
                                                                         school. In 1989, Colberg received accolades as the NCAA Division II
    Jamie Thibeault       Eastern Washington’s                           Coach of the Year.
                                                                                  The native of Davis, Calif. retired after the 2007-08 cam-
                       Mandy Daniels was
                                                                         paign. She finished her final season at the helm of the Sacramento
honored as the 2007 Libero of the Year. Daniels
                                                                         State volleyball program by leading the Hornets to their sixth-straight
helped lead the Eagles to a 12-4 Big Sky record                          conference tournament title.
and a third-place finish. The junior, from Spo-                                    At last year’s NCAA Tournament, Sacramento State ad-
kane, Wash., ranked second in the conference                             vanced to the second round for the first time since 1998 with a 3-1
in digs per game with 4.93. In league play this                          win over Minnesota. The Hornets fell to Stanford the following round
season, Daniels recorded 5.30 digs per game.                             and Colberg closed out her career.
She was the first Eastern Washington player to                                     In 32 years Colberg amassed a 828-292 record, which is the
win the award since Andrea Verdoljack in 2004.                           fourth most wins among active coaches. She has also led her teams
                                                                         to two national titles, 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, and 18
                                                    Libero of the Year   conference championships during her tenure. Colberg was inducted
                                                     Mandy Daniels
                                                                         into the AVCA Hall of Fame in Sacramento on Thursday, Dec. 13.
              FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE                                         Big Sky Tabs Colberg Coach of the Year
Name                 School             Year                 Pos.               In her last year at the helm of the program, Sacramento State’s
Lindsay Haupt^*#     Sacramento State   Sr.                  MH          Debby Colberg was selected by her fellow conference coaches as the
Hayley Hills*        Eastern Washington So.                  OH          Big Sky Coach of the Year after leading the Hornets to their sixth-
Michelle Segun       Portland State     Sr.                  MB          straight tournament title.
Missie Stidham       Sacramento State   Sr.                  OH                 Sacramento State went 29-8 overall and 13-3 in league play last
Kim Babcock          Northern Arizona   Sr.                  OH          season. The Hornets won a share of the regular-season title before
Micah Lines          Weber State        So.                  OH          claiming the championship and the automatic berth to the 2007
                                                                         NCAA Tournament.
                                                                                Under Colberg in 2007, Lindsay Haupt and Missie Stidham
^ MVP, *Unamimous Selection, # Three-time First Team selection
                                                                         earned all-conference first-team honors and Rose Burke was named
                                                                         to the second-team. Senior middle hitter Haupt was the Big Sky’s
             SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE                                  MVP and senior transfer Stidham was the Newcomer of the Year and
Name               School             Year                   Pos.        the MVP of the tournament. Stidham, an outsider hitter, received
Nique Fradella     Portland State     So.                    S           Player of the Week accolades five times and became the second player
Jaimie Thibeault   Montana            Fr.                    MH          in conference history to be named the Sports Import/AVCA National
Allison Raguse     Northern Colorado  So.                    MB          Player of the Week on Sept. 17.
Brittney Bisaillon Weber State        Jr.                    MB                 Colberg, who has been honored as the Big Sky Coach of the
Rose Burke         Sacramento State   Jr.                    S           Year eight times, will step down after 32 years at the head of the
Alysha Cook        Eastern Washington Fr.                    OH          program at the end of the season. Since the program joined the Big
                                                                         Sky Conference in 1996, Colberg has led the Hornets to eight regular
                     HONORABLE MENTION                                   season titles (1997-01, 2005-07) and nine conference tournament
Mandy Daniels, Eastern Washington; Charlee Kinghorn, Idaho               crowns (1997-98, 2000, 2002-07).
State; Taryn Wright, Montana; Laura Gustafson, Montana; Patti                   Overall, Colberg has been honored 10 times as a league coach
Anderson, Montana State; Brittany Stowers, Northern Arizona;             of the year in addition to being selected NCAA Northwest Region
Kenzie Shreeve, Northern Colorado; Marija Vojnovic, Portland             Coach of the Year four times. She was the 1989 AVCA Div. II Na-
State; Chelsea Bair, Weber State; Kolbie Murphey, Weber State            tional Coach of the Year.

Most Valuable Player - Lindsay Haupt, Sr., MH, Sacramento State
Top Newcomer - Missie Stidham, Sr., OH, Sacramento State
Outstanding Freshman - Jaimie Thibeault, MH, Montana
Libero of the Year - Mandy Daniels, Jr., Eastern Washington

Note: Sacramento State’s Missie Stidham also received Pacific All-
Region honorable mention accolades in December of 2007.
                                                                                                  Debby Colberg
                                                                                         Eight-time Big Sky Coach of the Year
                                                                                         2007 Pacific Region Coach of the Year

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    SAC’s Stidham Named AVCA National POTW;                                             Big Sky Athletes Named
          Became Second in Big Sky to Win the Award                                    To All- Tournament Teams
                                                                       Eastern Washington
                     On Sept. 17, Sacramento State’s Missie Stidham    • Sheraton 4 Pts. Wildcat Classic - Aug. 24-25
                 was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division            Hayley Hills
                 I National Player of the Week after leading the       • Powerade/Asics Classic - Aug. 31- Sept. 1
                 Hornets to the San Francisco Invitational Title and   Hayley Hills
                 earning MVP honors. She is the second volleyball      • Waikiki Beach Marriott Volleyball Classic -Sept. 7-8
                 player in the Big Sky and the first in Sacramento      Hayley Hills
                   State history to win the award.
                     Stidham helped the Hornets knock off then-No.      Idaho State
Missie Stidham                                                         • UC Riverside Tournament - Sept. 7-8
                   14 Cal Poly, San Francisco and Xavier en route to
                   the tournament title in San Francisco, Calif. The   Emily Waldron
5-9 outside hitter averaged a team-high 6.40 kills, 5.20 digs and
6.90 points per game over the three matches. She led all players in    Montana
kills with 64 and recorded a .299 hitting percentage with just 17      • Ruby Montana Invitational - Aug. 24-25
errors in 157 total attacks.                                           Jessica Peterson
                                                                       • Bradley Radisson Hotel Invite - Aug. 31- Sept. 1
           In the victory over Cal Poly, Stidham tallied an impres-
                                                                       Laura Gustafson, Jamie Thiebeault
sive 29 kills and 27 digs, while adding one ace and two total          • South Dakota State Tournament - Sept. 7-8
blocks. Against San Francisco, she had 17 kills in 37 attempts and     Jade Roskam, Amy Roberts
zero errors for a .459 hitting percentage. Stidham also added 14
digs and two total blocks. In the tournament-clinching victory         Montana State
over Xavier, she tallied 18 kills, 11 digs and two-aces.               • Creighton Bluejay Invitational - Aug. 24-25
           Eastern Washington’s Kim Exner was the first Big Sky          Laura Viren
player to win the honor. She won the award on Sept. 14, 1998.          • MSU Holiday Inn Classic - Aug. 31- Sept. 1
                                                                       Laura Viren
                                                                       • Central Florida Tournament - Sept. 7-8
                                                                       Laura Viren
                        2007 Big Sky
                   Players of the Week                                 Northern Arizona
        Aug. 27 - Nique Fradella, PSU                                  • Hilton Garden Inn Invitational - Aug. 24-25
                                                                       Kim Babcock, Brittany Stowers
                  Lindsay Haupt, SAC                                   • Hilton Phoenix/E. Mesa Challenge - Aug. 31- Sept. 2
                                                                       Kim Babcock
        Sep. 3 - Missie Stidham, SAC                                   • 2007 Northern Arizona Fiesta Bowl - Sept. 7-8
                  Micah Lines, WSU                                     Kelly Verboom, Brittany Stowers (Libero), Kim Babcock, (MVP)
        Sep. 10 - Kim Babcock, NAU                                     Northern Colorado
        Sep. 17 - Missie Stidham, SAC                                  • UNC Hampton Inn & Suites Classic- Aug. 31- Sept. 1
                                                                       Allison Raguse
        Sep. 24 - Missie Stidham, SAC
        Oct. 1 - Lindsay Haupt, SAC                                    Portland State
                                                                       • Air Force Invitational -Aug. 24-25
        Oct. 8 - Erica Jepsen, PSU                                     Nique Fradella (MVP), Jen Oney, Marija Vojnovic
                  Kim Babcock, NAU                                     • Cal State Fullerton Invitational - Aug. 31- Sept. 1
                                                                        Jalen Pendon
        Oct. 15 - Lindsay Haupt, SAC                                   • Nike Portland Invitational - Sept. 7-8
                                                                       Michelle Segun
        Oct. 22 - Hayley Hills, EWU
                  Kim Babcock, NAU                                     Sacramento State
                                                                       • Mary Jo Wynn Invitational - Aug. 24-25
        Oct. 29 - Allison Raguse, UNC                                  Lindsay Haupt, Jennifer Ferguson
        Nov. 5 - Brittney Bisaillon, WSU                               • Bama Bash, Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Aug. 31- Sept. 1
                                                                       Missie Stidham (MVP), Lindsay Haupt, Jennifer Ferguson
                  Michelle Segun, PSU                                  • Sacramento State Invitational - Sept. 7-8
        Nov. 12 - Missie Stidham, SAC                                  Missie Stidham, Lindsay Haupt
                                                                       • University of San Francisco Invitational - Sept. 14-15
                  Alysha Cook, EWU                                     Missie Stidham (MVP), Lindsay Haupt, Jennifer Ferguson
        Nov. 19 - Nique Fradella, PSU
                                                                       Weber State
                  Missie Stidham, SAC                                  • North Florida Labor Day Classic - Aug. 31- Sept. 1
                                                                       Micah Lines (MVP), Chelsea Bair, Brittney Bisaillon
                                                                       • Utah Valley LaQuinta Invitational - Sept. 7-8
                                                                       Caitlyn Anderson
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                     Big Sky Conference Leaders By Class                                                  Statistical leaders
Hitting Percentage                                   Aces
Senior - Lindsay Haupt, SAC - .354                   Senior - Missie Stidham, SAC - 0.43                    Individual Stat Leaders
Junior - Brittney Bisaillon, WSU - .317              Junior - Jalen Pendon, PSU - 0.31            Hitting %: Lindsay Haupt, SAC - .354
Soph. - Christine Van Orden, ISU - .275              Sophomore - Marija Vojnovic, PSU - 0.49      Kills: Kim Babcock, NAU - 5.63
Freshman - Jaimie Thibeault, UM - .270               Freshman - Jenna Proost, ISU - 0.29          Assists: Rose Burke, SAC - 12.61
                                                                                                  Digs: Brittany Stowers, NAU - 4.99
Kills                                                Blocks                                       Aces: Marija Vojnovic, PSU - 0.49
Senior - Kim Babcock, NAU - 5.63                     Senior - Michelle Segun, PSU - 1.71          Blocks: Michelle Segun, PSU - 1.71
Junior - Jade Roskam, UM - 2.75                      Junior - Brittney Bisaillon, WSU - 1.35
Sophomore - Hayley Hills, EWU - 4.38                 Sophomore - Erica Jepsen, PSU -1.20                       Team Stat Leaders
Freshman - Alysha Cook, EWU - 2.90                   Freshman - Jaimie Thibeault, UM - 1.37       Hitting %: Sacramento State, .235
                                                                                                  Kills: Sacramento State, 16.29
Assists                                              Digs                                         Assists: Sacramento State, 14.73
Senior - Kelly Verboom, NAU - 11.45                  Senior - Jackie White, UM - 4.57             Digs: Sacramento State, 19.16
Junior - Rose Burke, SAC - 12.61                     Junior - Brittany Stowers, NAU - 4.99        Aces: Portland State, 1.69
Soph. - Dominique Fradella, PSU - 11.59              Sophomore - Caitlyn Anderson, WSU - 4.38     Blocks: Portland State, 3.04
Freshman - Kim Lissinna, WSU - 8.96                  Freshman -Chelsea Goodsell, SAC - 4.37       Opp. Hitting %: Sacramento State, .152
                                                                                                  Won-Loss %: Sacramento State, .784

Double-Double Leaders: Thirty nine players recorded double-doubles last season and one player,
Portland State’s Nique Fradella, notched two triple-doubles. Sacramento State’s Missie Stidham           Double-Double Leaders
leads the way with 30 double doubles and teammate Jennifer Ferguson has notched 22.
                                                                                                  Player                                                Total
                                                                                                  Missie Stidham-SAC ................................ 30
                   Triple Doubles                    Jennifer Ferguson, Sacramento State (22)
                                                                                                  Jennifer Ferguson-SAC ............................ 22
Nique Fradella, Portland State (2)                   15 kills, 10 digs vs Eastern Washington
10 digs, 10 kills, 56 assists vs. Sacramento State   13 kills, 14 digs vs Montana                 Micah Lines-WSU .................................... 20
15 digs, 10 blocks, 58 assists vs. Weber State       12 kills, 22 digs vs Nevada                  Marija Vojnovic-PSU ............................... 19
                                                     15 kills, 26 digs vs Weber State             Kim Babcock-NAU .................................. 18
                                                     14 kills, 12 digs vs Idaho State             Dulcie Stone-UNC ................................... 12
                  Double Doubles                     10 kills, 19 digs at Northern Colorado       Hayley Hills-EWU.................................... 12
Missie Stidham, Sacramento State (30)                12 kills, 14 digs at Northern Arizona        Rose Burke-SAC. ...................................... 11
21 kills, 14 digs vs Minnesota                       13 kills, 13 digs vs UC Davis                Emily Waldron-ISU. ................................. 11
29 kills, 22 digs at Portland State                  10 kills, 18 digs vs Santa Clara             Taryn Wright-UM .................................... 11
34 kills, 21 digs at Portland State                  20 kills, 23 digs vs Portland State          Christine Van Orden-ISU ....................... 10
22 kills, 20 digs at Eastern Washington              10 kills, 13 digs vs Eastern Washington      Jade Roskam-UM ..................................... 10
23 kills, 14 digs vs Montana State                   12 kills, 10 digs at Idaho State             Chelsea Bair-WSU .................................... 9
23 kills, 18 digs vs Montana                         11 kills, 11 digs at Weber State             Laura Viren-MSU ..................................... 8
30 kills, 16 digs vs Nevada                          12 kills, 12 digs at Univ. San Francisco     Charlee Kinghorn-ISU ............................ 8
20 kills, 19 digs vs Weber State                     14 kills, 17 digs at Cal Poly                Patti Anderson-MSU. ............................... 7
31 kills, 35 digs at Northern Colorado               21 kills, 20 digs vs. Oregon State           Lauren Carter-UNC ................................. 6
14 kills, 14 digs at Northern Arizona                14 kills, 20 digs vs. Cal State Northridge   Nique Fradella-PSU ................................. 6
17 kills, 15 digs vs Santa Clara                     14 kills, 24 digs at Alabama                 Amy Roberts-UM. .................................... 6
20 kills, 27 digs vs Portland State                  19 kills, 23 digs at Illinois State          Sarah Allen-MSU ..................................... 5
13 kills, 11 digs vs Eastern Washington              12 kills, 17 digs at Ole Miss                Leah Burmeister-WSU............................. 5
19 kills, 11 digs at Weber State                     21 kills, 24 digs at Tulsa                   Lindsay Haupt-SAC ................................. 5
22 kills, 15 digs vs. Northern Colorado              14 kills, 16 digs at Missouri State          Kim Lissinna-WSU .................................. 5
21 kills, 12 digs vs. Northern Arizona                                                            Amanda Yausie-EWU .............................. 4
17 kills, 14 digs at Univ. San Francisco                                                          Michelle Segun-PSU ................................ 4
29 kills, 27 digs at Cal Poly                                                                     Kelly Verboom-NAU ............................... 3
18 kills, 11 digs vs. Xavier                                                                      Chelsea Ross-EWU .................................. 2
16 kills, 28 digs vs. Oregon State                                                                Ashley Hamilton-EWU............................ 2
19 kills, 15 digs vs. Cal State Northridge                                                        Whitney Hobbs-UM ................................ 2
11 kills, 15 digs vs. Manhattan                                                                   Brittney Bisaillon-WSU ........................... 2
15 kills, 12 digs vs. Alabama Birmingham                                                          Alex Fell-NAU. .......................................... 1
24 kills, 17 digs at Alabama                                                                      Kenzie Shreeve-UNC ............................... 1
26 kills, 24 digs vs. Illinois State
                                                                                                  Erica Jepsen-PSU ...................................... 1
11 kills, 10 digs at Ole Miss
                                                                                                  Roni Greenwood-NAU. ........................... 1
22 kills, 23 digs vs. Tulsa                               As a so                                 Blakely Peppinger-ISU ............................. 1
19 kills, 24 digs at Missouri State                     setter N phomore, Portl
                                                                iqu              and              Melissa Melcher-SAC ............................... 1
11 kills, 10 digs vs. Missouri-Kansas City                triple-d e Fradella reco State          Kolbie Murphey, WSU ............................. 1
                                                                  oubles a         rded tw
                                                                 doubles nd six double- o         Lindsey McDaniel-UNC ......................... 1
                                                                         in 2007
                                                                                 .                Michelle Franz-SAC ................................. 1

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                                                                           2007 Polls and Rankings
      USA Today/AVCA Top 25
            Final Poll
Rk.    School                  2007 Record
1      Penn State                 34-2
2      Stanford                   32-3
3      Southern California        29-5
4      California                 26-8                                            Big Sky in NCAA Rankings
5      Nebraska                   30-2
6      Texas                      27-4
7      UCLA                       23-11
                                                                       Individual                                                    Team
8      Florida                    29-3
9      Oregon                     22-11            Hitting Percentage                                        Hitting Percentage
10     Washington                 27-4
11     Cal Poly                   23-8             46. Lindsay Haupt, SAC                 .354               62. Sacramento State                   .235
12     BYU                        24-8
13     St. John’s                 33-4                                                                       Assists
14     Wisconsin                  26-5             Blocks
15     Middle Tennessee           35-3             4. Michelle Segun, PSU                 1.71 bpg           51. Sacramento State                   14.73 apg
16     Kansas State               23-9             47. Jaimie Thibeault, UM               1.37 bpg
17     Iowa State                 19-14
18     Hawai’i                    27-6             50. Lindsay Haupt, SAC                 1.36 bpg           Kills
19     Michigan                   24-11            55. Brittney Bisaillon, WSU            1.35 bpg           34. Sacramento State                   16.29 kpg
20     Michigan State             21-14
21     New Mexico State           26-6
22     Clemson                    29-4             Kills                                                     Blocks
23     Long Beach State           26-7             1. Kim Babcock, NAU                    5.63 kpg           24. Portland State                     3.04 bpg
24     Dayton                     33-2
25     San Diego                  21-8             9. Missie Stidham, SAC                 5.30 kpg           72. Weber State                        2.66 bpg
                                                   70. Hayley Hills, EWU                  4.38 kpg
Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State 47;                                                                   Digs
Oklahoma 39; Ohio 33; Duke 32; Tulane 22;
LSU 20; Purdue 19; Sacramento State 12;            Assists                                                   21. Sacramento State                   19.16 dpg
Wichita State 9; Louisville 8; UNLV 5; Santa       39. Rose Burke, SAC                    12.61 apg
Clara 3.
                                                                                                             Match Win-Loss Percentage
Big Sky Opponents in Italics                       Aces                                                      25. Sacramento State                   .784
Big Sky Teams in Bold                              47. Marija Vojnovic, PSU               0.49 sapg          t47. Portland State                    .724

                                                                                      The Sky vs Ranked Teams
                                                             The Big Sky went 1-5 against nationally ranked teams and 2-6 against opponents that
                                                   received votes in the national polls last year. Below is a listing of the matches against those oppo-
                                                   nents, according to where the team was ranked at the time of competition.

                                                   Big Sky vs. Top 25 Teams (1-5)
                                                   September 6 - No. 16 Hawaii def. Eastern Washington 3-0
                                                   September 7 - No. 19 Santa Clara def. Eastern Washington 3-0
                                                   September 15 - Sacramento State def. No. 14 Cal Poly 3-1
                                                   September 18 - No. 17 Brigham Young def. Weber State 3-2
                                                   October 2 - No. 25 Colorado State def. Northern Colorado 3-0
                                                   December 1 - No. 4 Stanford def. Sacramento State 3-0 (NCAA Second Round)

                                                   Bigs Sky vs. Opponents Receiving Votes (2-6)
                                                   August 24 - Arizona def. Eastern Washington 3-0
                                                   August 24 - Oregon def. Idaho State 3-0
                                                   August 24 - Middle Tennesse def. Montana State 3-0
                                                   August 25 - New Mexico State def. Northern Arizona 3-0
                                                   August 28 - Ole Miss def. Sacramento State 3-2
                                 ior Kim           September 1 - Texas A&M def. Montana State 3-0
                          ona sen
                   rn Ariz nation in kills
            Northe led the                         October 9 - Sacramento State def. Santa Clara 3-0
                   k               h 5.63.
            Babcoc e last year wit                 November 30 - Sacramento State def. Minnesota 3-0 (NCAA First Round)
             per ga m
                                                   Note: Does not include conference matches against Sacramento State. The Hornets received votes in the national
                                                   poll for the entire month of October and for the last two weeks in September when conference play began. While
                                                   listed in the poll, Sacramento State was defeated by Northern Colorado on Oct. 25 and Weber State on Nov. 2.

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2007 Final Statistics - All Games
HITTING PERCENTAGE                                                 HITTING PERCENTAGE (Minimum 3 attempts per game)
Team                  G       Kills   Errs     Total   Pct         Player                 Team Cl G   Kills Errs         Total   Pct
1. Sacramento State   135     2199    827      5831    .235        1. Lindsay Haupt       SAC  SR 135 496    117         1072    .354
2. Weber State        113     1672    649      4571    .224        2. Michelle Franz      SAC  SR 120 275    72          613     .331
3. Montana            101     1484    656      3868    .214        3. Brittney Bisaillon  WSU  JR 113 290    71          690     .317
4. Northern Arizona   97      1421    662      3677    .206        4. Emily Osiadacz      NAU  JR 85  137    36          324     .312
                                                                   5. Jessica Petersen    UM   SR 101 224    89          483     .280
5. Portland State     105     1593    708      4370    .203
                                                                   6. Christine Van Orden ISU  SO 106 128    39          324     .275
6. Eastern Washington 112     1650    808      4598    .183        7. Michelle Segun      PSU  SR 105 352    136         790     .273
7. Idaho State        107     1437    667      4350    .177        8. Lauren Gustafson UM      JR 100 216    70          535     .273
8. Northern Colorado  114     1596    854      4785    .155        9. Kim Babcock         NAU  SR 91  512    211         1112    .271
9. Montana State      96      1142    686      3796    .120        10. Jaimie Thibeault UM     FR 101 227    88          515     .270

ASSISTS                                                            KILLS (Minimum 2.00 per game)
Team                    G     No.       Per Game                   Player               Team  Cl     G     No.    Per Game
1. Sacramento State     135   1989      14.73                      1. Kim Babcock       NAU   SR     91    512    5.63
2. Portland State       105   1476      14.06                      2. Missie Stidham    SAC   SR     134   710    5.30
3. Weber State          113   1528      13.52                      3. Hayley Hills      EWU   SO     112   491    4.38
4. Montana              101   1357      13.44                      4. Lindsay Haupt     SAC   SR     135   496    3.67
5. Northern Arizona     97    1301      13.41                      5. Micah Lines       WSU   SO     112   379    3.38
                                                                   6. Michelle Segun    PSU   SR     105   352    3.35
6. Eastern Washington   112   1481      13.22                      7. Marija Vojnovic   PSU   SO     105   349    3.32
7. Northern Colorado    114   1492      13.09                      8. Jennifer Ferguson SAC   SR     135   446    3.30
8. Idaho State          107   1301      12.16                      9. Chelsea Bair      WSU   SO     113   364    3.22
9. Montana State        96    1045      10.89                      10. Kenzie Shreeve   UNC   SO     114   365    3.20

KILLS                                                              ASSISTS (Minimum 5.00 per game)
Team                    G     No.       Per Game                   Player                 Team Cl    G     No.    Per Game
1. Sacramento State     135   2199      16.29                      1. Rose Burke          SAC   JR   135   1702   12.61
2. Portland State       105   1593      15.17                      2. Dominique Fradella PSU    SO   105   1217   11.59
3. Weber State          113   1672      14.80                      3. Kelly Verboom       NAU SR     97    1111   11.45
4. Eastern Washington   112   1650      14.73                      4. Taryn Wright        UM    SO   101   1099   10.88
5. Montana              101   1484      14.69                      5. Sarah Allen         MSU SR     96    930    9.69
                                                                   6. Kim Lissinna        WSU FR     112   1003   8.96
6. Northern Arizona     97    1421      14.65                      7. Amanda Yausie       EWU SO     89    780    8.76
7. Northern Colorado    114   1596      14.00                      8. Lauren Carter       UNC JR     109   852    7.82
8. Idaho State          107   1437      13.43                      9. Christine Van Orden ISU   SO   106   803    7.58
9. Montana State        96    1142      11.90
                                                                   SERVICE ACES (Minimum 0.10 per game)
BLOCKS                                                             Player             Team   Cl     G      No.    Per Game
Team                    G     Solo    Asst     Total   Per Game    1. Marija Vojnovic PSU    SO     105    51     0.49
1. Portland State       105   59      520      319.0   3.04        2. Missie Stidham  SAC    SR     134    58     0.43
2. Weber State          113   46      510      301.0   2.66        3. Taryn Wright    UM     SO     101    35     0.35
3. Sacramento State     135   68      554      345.0   2.56        4. Kim Babcock     NAU    SR     91     31     0.34
4. Montana              101   65      380      255.0   2.52        5. Chelsea Bair    WSU    SO     113    38     0.34
5. Northern Colorado    114   35      465      267.5   2.35        6. Shelley Boyd    UM     SR     80     26     0.32
6. Northern Arizona     97    38      377      226.5   2.34        7. Jalen Pendon    PSU    JR     105    33     0.31
                                                                   8. Jade Roskam     UM     JR     97     29     0.30
7. Montana State        96    49      327      212.5   2.21        9. Jenna Proost    ISU    FR     95     28     0.29
8. Eastern Washington   112   44      396      242.0   2.16        10. Kristen Ponce  EWU    SR     90     24     0.27
9. Idaho State          107   41      309      195.5   1.83
                                                                   BLOCKS (Minimum 0.80 per game)
SERVICE ACES                                                       Player                Team Cl     G     Solo   Asst   Total   P/G
Team                    G     No.       Per Game                   1. Michelle Segun     PSU  SR     105   34     146    180.0   1.71
1. Portland State       105   177       1.69                       2. Jaimie Thibeault   UM   FR     101   19     119    138.0   1.37
2. Montana              101   166       1.64                       3. Lindsay Haupt      SAC  SR     135   24     160    184.0   1.36
3. Weber State          113   170       1.50                       4. Brittney Bisaillon WSU  JR     113   17     136    153.0   1.35
4. Sacramento State     135   202       1.50                       5. Erica Jepsen       PSU  SO     105   14     112    126.0   1.20
5. Northern Arizona     97    141       1.45                       6. Kolbie Murphey     WSU  SR     113   15     114    129.0   1.14
6. Eastern Washington   112   157       1.40                       7. Emily Osiadacz     NAU  JR     85    10     83     93.0    1.09
                                                                   8. Michelle Franz     SAC  SR     120   23     107    130.0   1.08
7. Idaho State          107   131       1.22                       9. Taylor Smith       UNC  SO     114   6      116    122.0   1.07
8. Montana State        96    109       1.14                       10. Allison Raguse    UNC  SO     114   12     109    121.0   1.06
9. Northern Colorado    114   120       1.05
                                                                   DIGS (Minimum 1.00 per game)
DIGS                                                               Player               Team  Cl     G     No.    Per Game
Team                    G     No.       Per Game                   1. Brittany Stowers  NAU   JR     97    484    4.99
1. Sacramento State     135   2587      19.16                      2. Mandy Daniels     EWU   JR     112   539    4.81
2. Portland State       105   1773      16.89                      3. Jackie White      UM    SR     100   457    4.57
3. Northern Colorado    114   1900      16.67                      4. Missie Stidham    SAC   SR     134   589    4.40
4. Weber State          113   1841      16.29                      5. Abby Mayne        UNC   SR     114   500    4.39
5. Idaho State          107   1705      15.93                      6. Caitlyn Anderson WSU    SO     112   491    4.38
6. Montana State        96    1505      15.68                      7. Chelsea Goodsell  SAC   FR     134   585    4.37
                                                                   8. Jacqueline Thomas PSU   JR     105   456    4.34
7. Eastern Washington   112   1755      15.67
                                                                   9. Jennifer Ferguson SAC   SR     135   560    4.15
8. Montana              101   1530      15.15                      10. Katie Edgson     ISU   SR     104   425    4.09
9. Northern Arizona     97    1430      14.74

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                                      2007 Final Statistics - Conf. Games
HITTING PERCENTAGE                                                 HITTING PERCENTAGE (Minimum.200/3.0 attacks per game)
Team                  G      Kills   Errs     Total   Pct          Player                Team Cl G   Kills   Errs    Total                     Pct
1. Sacramento State   57     977     362      2550    .241         1. Lindsay Haupt      SAC SR  57  224     44      487                       .370
2. Weber State        62     942     355      2547    .230         2. Michelle Franz     SAC SR  52  124     33      267                       .341
3. Montana            64     976     432      2509    .217         3. Emily Osiadacz     NAU JR  48  71      16      175                       .314
4. Portland State     56     867     378      2355    .208         4. Brittney Bisaillon WSU JR  62  171     42      414                       .312
5. Eastern Washington 64     1012    458      2732    .203         5. Allison Raguse     UNC SO 64   196     68      423                       .303
                                                                   6. Lauren Gustafson   UM   JR 64  153     47      360                       .294
6. Northern Arizona   55     817     392      2175    .195
                                                                   7. Erica Jepsen       PSU SO 56   136     36      341                       .293
7. Northern Colorado  64     936     464      2718    .174         8. Kolbie Murphey     WSU SR  62  158     50      373                       .290
8. Idaho State        59     805     386      2446    .171         9. Jessica Petersen   UM   SR 64  148     58      313                       .288
9. Montana State      55     641     413      2222    .103         10. Jaimie Thibeault  UM   FR 64  155     56      353                       .280
ASSISTS                                                            KILLS (Minimum 2.00 per game)
Team                    G    No.     Per Game                      Player                Team Cl       G         No.           Per Game
1. Sacramento State     57   866     15.19                         1. Kim Babcock        NAU SR        49        284           5.80
2. Portland State       56   805     14.38                         2. Missie Stidham     SAC SR        57        324           5.68
3. Montana              64   904     14.12                         3. Hayley Hills       EWU SO        64        321           5.02
4. Eastern Washington   64   897     14.02                         4. Lindsay Haupt      SAC SR        57        224           3.93
5. Weber State          62   851     13.73                         5. Kenzie Shreeve     UNC SO        64        227           3.55
6. Northern Colorado    64   877     13.70                         6. Michelle Segun     PSU SR        56        193           3.45
7. Northern Arizona     55   753     13.69                         7. Micah Lines        WSU SO        61        209           3.43
8. Idaho State          59   733     12.42                         8. Amy Roberts        UM   FR       64        216           3.38
                                                                   9. Marija Vojnovic    PSU SO        56        187           3.34
9. Montana State        55   590     10.73                         10. Jennifer Ferguson SAC SR        57        181           3.18
KILLS                                                              ASSISTS (Minimum 5.00 per game)
Team                    G    No.     Per Game                      Player                 Team   Cl         G          No.     Per Game
1. Sacramento State     57   977     17.14                         1. Rose Burke          SAC    JR         57         737     12.93
2. Eastern Washington   64   1012    15.81                         2. Taryn Wright        UM     SO         64         769     12.02
3. Portland State       56   867     15.48                         3. Dominique Fradella  PSU    SO         56         664     11.86
4. Montana              64   976     15.25                         4. Kelly Verboom       NAU    SR         55         642     11.67
5. Weber State          62   942     15.19                         5. Sarah Allen         MSU    SR         55         530     9.64
6. Northern Arizona     55   817     14.85                         6. Kim Lissinna        WSU    FR         61         507     8.31
7. Northern Colorado    64   936     14.62                         7. Lauren Carter       UNC    JR         62         510     8.23
8. Idaho State          59   805     13.64                         8. Ashley Hamilton     EWU    SO         50         405     8.10
9. Montana State        55   641     11.65                         9. Christine Van Orden ISU    SO         59         398     6.75
                                                                   10. Sierra Clark       WSU    JR         53         268     5.06
                                                                   SERVICE ACES (Minimum 0.10 per game)
Team                    G    Solo    Asst     Total   Per Game     Player                Team  Cl     G            No.         Per Game
1. Portland State       56   37      268      171.0   3.05         1. Marija Vojnovic    PSU   SO     56           29          0.52
2. Sacramento State     57   38      230      153.0   2.68         2. Kim Babcock        NAU   SR     49           19          0.39
3. Northern Arizona     55   16      261      146.5   2.66         3. Missie Stidham     SAC   SR     57           20          0.35
4. Northern Colorado    64   15      310      170.0   2.66         4. Laura Viren        MSU   JR     55           19          0.35
5. Montana              64   46      244      168.0   2.62         5. Shelley Boyd       UM    SR     49           16          0.33
6. Weber State          62   26      273      162.5   2.62         6. Chelsea Goodsell   SAC   FR     57           17          0.30
7. Eastern Washington   64   30      234      147.0   2.30         7. Jalen Pendon       PSU   JR     56           16          0.29
8. Montana State        55   23      204      125.0   2.27            Dominique Fradella PSU   SO     56           16          0.29
9. Idaho State          59   26      188      120.0   2.03         9. Jade Roskam        UM    JR     60           17          0.28
                                                                   10. Taryn Wright      UM    SO     64           18          0.28
Team                    G    No.     Per Game                      BLOCKS (Minimum 0.80 per game)
1. Portland State       56   87      1.55                          Player                Team Cl        G         Solo       Asst    Total     P/G
                                                                   1. Michelle Segun     PSU   SR       56        20         73      93.0      1.66
2. Montana              64   99      1.55                          2. Lindsay Haupt      SAC   SR       57        14         71      85.0      1.49
3. Sacramento State     57   83      1.46                          3. Jaimie Thibeault   UM    FR       64        15         76      91.0      1.42
4. Eastern Washington   64   84      1.31                          4. Brittney Bisaillon WSU JR         62        10         78      88.0      1.42
5. Northern Arizona     55   72      1.31                          5. Emily Osiadacz     NAU JR         48        7          59      66.0      1.38
6. Weber State          62   77      1.24                          6. Allison Raguse     UNC SO         64        5          77      82.0      1.28
7. Montana State        55   54      0.98                          7. Erica Jepsen       PSU   SO       56        9          59      68.0      1.21
8. Northern Colorado    64   61      0.95                          8. Taylor Smith       UNC SO         64        4          71      75.0      1.17
9. Idaho State          59   46      0.78                          9. Christie Hamilton  PSU   FR       55        2          59      61.0      1.11
                                                                   10. Kolbie Murphey    WSU SR         62        9          56      65.0      1.05
Team                    G    No.     Per Game                      DIGS (Minimum 1.00 per game)
1. Sacramento State     57   1086    19.05                         Player                Team     Cl         G           No.        Per Game
2. Northern Colorado    64   1125    17.58                         1. Brittany Stowers   NAU      JR         55          316        5.75
3. Eastern Washington   64   1101    17.20                         2. Mandy Daniels      EWU      JR         64          339        5.30
                                                                   3. Jackie White       UM       SR         64          308        4.81
4. Portland State       56   948     16.93
                                                                   4. Jacqueline Thomas  PSU      JR         56          258        4.61
5. Weber State          62   1011    16.31                         5. Abby Mayne         UNC      SR         64          288        4.50
6. Northern Arizona     55   882     16.04                         6. Missie Stidham     SAC      SR         57          251        4.40
7. Idaho State          59   944     16.00                         7. Chelsea Goodsell   SAC      FR         57          244        4.28
8. Montana State        55   875     15.91                         8. Caitlyn Anderson   WSU      SO         61          259        4.25
9. Montana              64   1000    15.62                         9. Katie Edgson       ISU      SR         56          235        4.20
                                                                   10. Jennifer Ferguson SAC      SR         57          228        4.00
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