Fort Lewis Women Ranked 5th In NCAA Division II Standings 2010-2011
The Fort Lewis College Women’s Basketball Team was ranked 5th in the NCAA Division II standings released on March 8th.
The Skyhawks finished the NCAA Division II Central Region with an overall record of 28-3. Adams State upset Fort Lewis when they won the quarterfinals 77-66.
The Skyhawks’ Season
The Skyhawks lost to unranked Adams state in overtime during the quarterfinals of the Central Region NCAA Tournament. This loss ended Fort Lewis’ school-record 46-game home winning streak that stretched back to the 2007-08 season. Fort Lewis had a chance to win the game in regulation but a mid-range jumper was deemed invalid because time expired.
Adams State got an early lead in overtime and the Skyhawks would never come to within more than 4 points of Adams State. As one of the nations top rebounding teams, Adams State out rebounded Fort Lewis 46-29. On the other hand, Fort Lewis’ trademark pressure defense forced Adams state into 24 turnovers while also gaining 14 steals and 3 blocked shots. Head Coach Mark Kellogg leads the Skyhawks and depends on Dana Schreibvogel and Abby Jackson to earn wins.
About The Team
Head Coach Mark Kellogg is in his sixth year at Fort Lewis College and greatest four-year run in Fort Lewis College and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference history. He has earned an overall record of 119-38 and RMAC record of 77-18. His greatest accomplishment is his 2007 recruiting class.
With this class, they have gone back-to-back-to-back winning three consecutive RMAC regular season and West Division titles. Kellogg and crew have also marked the first two NCAA playoff wins in school history, placing the Skyhawks in the NCAA-II Central Regional Championship. He is a three-time winner of the RMAC Coach of the Year and RMAC West Division Coach of the Year awards.
Junior Dana Schreibvogel was named to the Daktronics All-Central Region First Team, RMAC Player of the Year, MVP of the RMAC Shootout, All-RMAC First Team, All-RMAC Academic Second Team, and five-time RMAC Player of the Week.
She leads the RMAC in scoring with 18.7 points per game and 58% from the field, in addition to her 6.6 rebounds per game 1.7 steals per game. Senior Abby Jackson was also named to the Daktronics All-Central Region Second Team.
She was also named to the All-RMAC First Team, All-RMAC Academic First Team, and All-RMAC Shootout Squad. Jackson averages 11.2 points and 1.9 steals per game, with an impressive 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio. She is Fort Lewis’ leader in victories (177), assists (388) and three-point field goals (232).
About The School
Fort Lewis College is located in Durango, CO. The mission of FLC is to offer accessible, high quality, baccalaureate liberal arts education to a diverse student population, preparing citizens for the common good in a complex world.
FLC is looking to prepare the youth of today for a future in tomorrow’s world by offering over 102 majors, minors, and certificates that students can gain expertise in.