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USD Athletics

President Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D. NCAA Faculty Representative Mitch Malachowski Vice President for Srudenr Affairs Dr. Robert Pastoor

Executive Director of Athletics/ Vice President for Student Affairs Ky Snyder Director ofAthletics!SWA Dr. Jo-Ann Nester Associate Director ofAthletics Dan Yourg Associate Director ofAthletics f or Developmem Brian Fogarty Asst. AD/Marketing & Promotions Wendy McReynolds Asst. Director of Athletic Development Erin Sheehan Assoc. AD/Facilities & Operations John Martin Asst. AD/Facilities & Operations Andy Fee Assoc. AD/Compliance & Administration Mike Matoso Asst. AD/Academics & Student Services Shaney Fink Director of Jenny Craig Pavilion Josh Lawrence Asst. JCP Director/Events Manager Derek Hillestad Athletic Ticket Manager Mark Kueppers Associate AD/Sports Medicine Carolyn Greer Asst. Athletic Trainers Suzi Higgins, Paul Signorelli & Wil Filamor Women's Basketball Team Trainer Christina Scherr Head Team Physician Paul C. Murphy, MD Strength & Conditioning Coach Dean Aresco Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach Hans Straub -!Jtt7~ Table of Contents IFC San Diego-America's Finest City General Inforrnation 2-7 USD Women 's Basketball 8-9 2004-05 Season Preview 10 Torero Bench 11 -16 USD Coaching Staff 17-30 Torero Biographies 3 1-36 Opponents 37-43 Torero Record Section 44-46 2003-04 Season Review 47 All-Time Torero Roster 48 West Coast Conference 50-55 USO Administration 56 Media Outlets !BC USD campus photos BC 2004-05 Schedule/Team Photo

Junior guard Tiara Harris ranks among USD 's all-time leaders in 3 -point shooting % USD Basketball Quick Facts 2003-04 Record: 7-22 2003-04 WCC Record: 1-13 (8th) Starters/ Letterwinners Returning: 3/ 6 Head Coach: Kathy Marpe (Minnesota, 1971) Record at USD: 285-379 (24 seasons) Overall Record: 372-442 (31 seasons) Associate Head Coach: Erik Johnson (UC San Diego, 1994) Assistants: Shelley Sheetz (Colo rado, 1995) Kerri Nakamoto (U of San Diego, 2003 ) Basketball Phone: (619) 260-8892 Team Photo ID (Back Cover): Top (1-r) Kerri Nakamoto, Melissa Padgerr, Erik Johnson, Alice Russell, Amber Sprague, Sabine Loewe, Kathy Ma,pe, Shelley Sheetz, Shelby Holliday

Bottom (1-r) Polly Dong, Amanda Rego, Ashley Voisinet, Michelle Augusravo, Lindsay Helvey, Tiara Harris, Brandi Callaro ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 2004-05 Women's Basketball Media Guide was produced by the USD Athletic Media Relations Office

Photography: Brock Scott, Dale Frost Printing: Kings Printing Corporation

"The greatest challenge to a Division I athlete is to balance the demands of sport while taking full advantage ofthe educational expe– nence oflereil. Thepurposeo/our program is to assist student-athletes in meeting this challenge by ofler– ing tutoring, advising, mentoring and a quiet environment to study. The academic support program is- designed ·· to assist students in adjusting to life at USD and devel– oping sound academic and career plans. By promoting a philosophy of individual responsibility, which

encourages each student-at value their educational expe

the academic support program .as• sists each athleteto realizetheirff!ll potential." - Shaney Fink ·

SAN DIEGO Women's Basketball ACADEMIC HONORS WCC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Susie Erpelding '00 Paula Mascari ' 90 GTE Academic All-America First Team Susie Erpelding '99 GTE Academic All-America 2nd Team Heidi Ambrose ' 97 GTE Academic All-America 3rd Team Susie Erpelding '00 Class Valdictorian Heidi Ambrose '97 WCC All-Academic Team Melissa Padgett Melissa Glazebrook '03, '04 '00, '01, '02


TheUSDAthleticAcademic Sup– port Program is designed to promote the academic development ofstudent-athletes. The primaryobjectiveis to offer the neces– sary resources for the academic success of student-athletes as they work to earn their degree. Academic Support Services are designed to enhance the student-athlete's overall collegiate experience and encour– age development and attainment of aca– demic and career goals. All USD student-athletes have access toadvising, tutoringand mentoring services. Thementoring program,Access, was developed in1999 and teams a gradu– atestudentin theCounselingprogramwith an athletewhowould like toenhancestudy skills, learn about campus resources and receiveguidance ongoal development and attainment. Student-athletes also have ac– cess to a quiet areawhere they canstudy or work in the computer center. In addition, student~athletes are utilize the campus learning centers including the Writing,Math andLogicCenters aswell as to takeadvantageofthe resources available to them in the Career Center, Counseling Center and Computer Labs.

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Jamie Lucia Erin Malich Susie Erpelding Kari Ambrose Nailah Thompson Heidi Ambrose Amanda Bishop Andrea Bums Malia Andagan Michele Brovelli Melissa Sortino Lorraine Watson Charlene Bippes Chris Enger Julia Doria Debbie Gollnick Lynda Jones Julie Lemery Serena Eiennann Angie Straub Paula Mascari Cathy Perkins Candida Echeverria Kelli Behrens Jane Gilpin Karen Skemp Laura King Nya Jensen Jill Shaver

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r San mego Gears Up For ' 2004-05 Season

The theme for the 2004-05 season will be youth as this Torero team has no seniors on its roster. The freshman class will make an impact on the floor right away. Still, with three returning players who were in the starting lineup last year and six returners who saw significant playing time throughout the season, there is plenty of experience to balance out the youth. Certainly, this year will be full of excitement. The Toreros will be challenged to replace seniors Melissa Padgett and Marta Menuez, a First Team All-WCC performer, who carried much of the load for the Toreros last season. Ready to meet that challenge are four returning juniors: Polly Dong, Brandi Collato, Lindsay

Junior point guard Polly Dong dished out

4.4 assists per game last season. Helvey, and Tiara Harris. This crew of juniors has combined to start seventy games in their careers. Each of them has been a major player for two years and is ready and willing to step up to the plate. Dong has established herself as one of the leading playmakers in the West Coast Confer– ence. Helvey and Collato both rank among the top of the WCC in three-point shooting and Helvey was the team's second leading scorer behind Menuez's 15.3 points per game. Harris was a WCC

All-Freshman team nominee and will be a tremendous weapon for the Toreros with her speed and slashing ability. These players will be placed in leadership roles right away and will be the backbone of the Torero team. The Toreros also have two sopho– mores whose talents will be show– cased this season. Ashley Voisinet, despite missing ten games due to a knee injury, was a major contributor in her freshman campaign. Now that she is healthy, Ashley's athleticism and defensive ability will be a major boost to USD's perimeter game.

San Di-ego enjoyed some impressive wins at home last season, defeating Georgetown, Oral Roberts and Nevada.

Sabine Loewe started one game at center, played key minutes at the post off the bench, and re– ceived valuable experience in practice competing with Menuez and Padgett. The lone returning post

player, Loewe will showcase her versatility at the high and low post this season. Her experience will be counted on to lead the young Torero post players. The four incoming freshmen are considered to be the best recruiting class to ever sign at USD. They are led by 6'5" Amber Sprague who was a High School All-America selection by Street and Smith, Nike, and the Women's Basketball Coaches Asso– ciation. She is an inside-outside scorer who has all the tools to be one of the best players in USD history. 5'9" point guard Amanda Rego will be a presence on the court right away with her ball handling and passing abilities. Rego and Sprague were high school teammates at Misson Bay High School in San Diego and have great chemistry. Michelle Augustavo, a 6'0" guard, is a very consistent outside shooter with great court vision. Her size and strength will create match up prob– lems for opponents. Alice Russell is a 6'2" post

Junior shooting guard Brandi Collato .finished her high school career ranked second in California State his– tory behind Cheryl Miller with a total of3,325points.

player with great hands , a soft touch, and three-point range. These freshmen will make an immedi– ate impact as they will add depth and competitiveness to every practice and game.

The non-conference schedule features road games against Pac-10 foe Arizona State, Big West members Long Beach State and UC Riverside, Mountain West opponent Air Force, and two tough challenges at the University of New Mexico's Thanksgiving Tournament. The Toreros non-conference home schedule highlights games against cross- town rival San Diego State, ACC powerhouse Clemson, and Pac-10 rival USC. USD hosts the annual Surf and Slam Classic Dec. 28-30, featuring several top programs in Marquette, Vermont, and SEC power Mississippi. The West Coast Conference race is as wide open as ever, and the Toreros should be a key contender for the title.

Junior Tiara Harris talks to the m edia after a wee Tournament game.

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San Diego Surf-n-Slam Classic Dec 28, 30 -For tickets call 619-260-7550-

Thursday December 30th

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San Diego

The San Diego Surf and Slam Classic, slated for December 28th and 30th, will once again highlight USD's non-confer– ence home schedule. Over the past four seasons the Jenny Craig Pavilion has played host to the holiday tournament that has brought in some of the nation's best college programs. Ole Miss, Vermont and Marquette will visit San Diego for the 2004 version of the Surf-n-Slam Classic.

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25th year


Entering her 32nd year as a head coach and her 25th season at the helm of the University of San Diego women's basketball program, Kathy Marpe's name is synonymous with the success of the USD Toreros. Marpe's coaching career began in Minnesota at Spring Lake Park High School in 1971 where she not only coached basketball, but also the volleyball and softball teams. In the combined three sports, the teams totaled an impressive 53-1 record.

Two years later, Marpe was coaching in "The Pit" at the University of New Mexico where the Lobos accumulated a 51-30 record in her final three seasons. She led the Lobos to consecutive finishes in the Associated Press Top 20 and made six AIAW Regional appearances in seven years. In addition, attendance records were attained with the women drawing over 1,000 a game with crowds reaching 2,000-3,000 - attendance figures that were unheard of in the 70's . In 1980, Marpe brought her coaching exper– tise to USD. Over the years, she has witnessed many changes in the game of women's bas– ketball including the skills and athleticism of today's student athletes. Coach Marpe's ability to embrace and capitalize on the changes in the

athletic environment has resulted in many milestones that aspiring coaches admire including 372 career coaching victories, 112 West Coast Conference wins, two WCC coach of the year awards , two conference tournament championships and two NCAA Tourna– ment teams. In addition under Marpe's tutelage, six Toreros, Susie Erpelding, Jessica Gray, Erin Malich, Chris Enger, Deb Weinreis and Marta Menuez have become professional basketball players. Coach Marpe values the academic success and community in– volvement of her players. Her encouragement and support of her players are apparent as the Toreros teams have included 13 First Team All-West Coast Conference players, and 31 players have been honored as WCC Scholar Athletes . Coach Marpe states, "It is very important to remember who you are and where you come from, and also to give back to the people around you who are not so fortunate. " Marpe has successfully guided the USD Toreros to two NCAA Tournament bids. In 1993, the USD team earned their first trip to the NCAA Tournament by bouncing back from a 4-10 WCC record

in 1992 to finish 8-6 and second in the conference stand– ings. The second trip in 2000 came after the Toreros beat number the one seeded Pepperdine Waves 68-51. On February 3, 2001, Marpe became the fourth coach in WCC history to reach 100 conference victories. She now owns 112 WCC wins, which ranks her third all-time for WCC career coaching victories. Marpe's 372 overall career wins places her in an elite class of about 60 NCAA coaches who have won over 300 career games. As "dean" of WCC coaches, Marpe was honored as Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1998. The 1998 honor came as a result of leading the Toreros to one of the largest single-season turnarounds in WCC history - an improvement of eight games. Continuing to embrace change in the 2004-05 season, Marpe hopes to duplicate the Torero success of the past.



*32nd Season as Division I Head Coach *25th Season as USD Head Coach *372 Career Victories *112 West Coast Conference Victories *NCAA Tournament Berths (2000 & 1993) *West Coast Conference Coach of the Year 0997-98 & 1992-93) *Coaching Stops:

San Diego (1980-present) New Mexico (1973-1980) Spring Lake Park HS (1971-73)

*College Degree:

University of Minnesota, 1971 Physical Educaton


ERIKJOHNSON Associate Head Coach

ErikJohnson is now in his seventh season on San Diego's staff, bringing

proven experience as a recruiter, mo- tivator and enthu–

siastic teacher of the game. With his pro– motion to Associate Head Coach, Erik now plays an integal part in fundraising and establishing the Torero Bench booster club. Johnson coaches the post players and plays a major role in practice planning, scouting, and recruiting. In Johnson's second season at USD, he helped the Toreros win the West Coast Conference Tournament title and earn a berth into the 2000 NCAA Tournament. Before joining the Torero staff, Johnson spent four seasons at the University of Rhode Island-the last two as a first assistant

under Head Coach Linda Ziemke. In addition to managing the bulk of the recruiting duties for the Rams , Johnson's primary coaching responsibilities at URI included devel– oping post players, shooting, defense and scouting. A native of San Jose, CA, Johnson was a four-year letter-winner at UC San Diego, lead– ing the Tritons to three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances including a Sweet- 16. He served as captain and was the team's leading scorer as a senior completing his career as the all-time career and single-season three-point record holder. Johnson holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC San Diego 0994) and com– pleted his Master's Degree in Adult Education at the University of Rhode Island 0997). Erik and wife Laura, who was a member of the USA National Volleyball team for five years, currently reside in Mira Mesa. The Johnson's have two little girls. Daly is 2 years old and Avery was born on April 1st, 2004.

4th year

SHELLEY SHEETZ Assistant Coach

Shelley Sheetz brings All-American honors and professional playing experience to the Torero staff as a fourth-year assis– tant under Head Coach Kathy Marpe. Shelley serves as the

recruiting coordinator in addition to coach– ing the USD guards, scouting, preseason con– ditioning, and practice planning. Sheetz who played college basketball at the University of Colorado from 1991-1995, is the first ever Kodak All-America in Colorado's school history. The Big Eight Freshman of the Year in 1992, Sheetz earned All Big Eight and Big Eight Tournament honors in her junior and senior season. As a senior, Sheetz guided the Buffalos to a school record 25 game winning streak and her team finished 14-0 in the Big Eight Conference. After Sheetz guided Colorado to the Elite Eight for the second time in her career, the Confer– ence selected her as the 1995 Female Athlete of the Year. Sheetz was named All-America

Thisfall, the University ofColorado honored Sheetz by inducting her into the CUAthletic Hall ofFame.

by Kodak, Associated Press , and U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and was a final– ist for the Naismith Award. The state of Colorado honored her as the Sports Woman of the Year in 1993 and 1995. When her career at Colorado ended, Sheetz became the Colorado and Big Eight leader of three-point baskets made at 252 , Colorado's second all-time points leader with 1,755, and second all-time leader in assists with 514. At the end of her collegiate career, Sheetz played professionally for Wuppertal , Ger– many, the Colorado Xplosion, and the Portland Power in the American Basketball League . Originally from Cedar Rapids , Iowa, Sheetz was elected into the Iowa High School Hall of Fame in 1996. This fall , the University of Colorado honored Sheetz by inducting her into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Sheetz began her coaching career in the Northwest, as an assistant at Washington State University.


KERRI NAKAMOTO Assistant Coach

Kerri Nakamoto enters her second season as an assistant bas– ketball coach for the Toreros. Kerri joined the staff in the summer of 2003 after she graduated from USD with a degree in sociology.

She is currently pursuing her Master's of Arts in Counsel– ing at USD. Kerri is the travel

coordinator, film exchange coordinator, and wing po– sition coach. She will assist with recruiting, scouting, academic advising and summer camps. While at USD, Kerri left her mark in the Torero re– cord books. She is the sixth all-time leading scorer, first in both single season and career three-point bas– kets made , and second in career assists. The Toreros voted Kerri MVP two seasons and twice she received the Coaches Award. In addition, she was a two-time Honorable Mention WCC selection. Kerri's experience also includes coaching club basket– ball teams for the San Jose Jammers. She also coached

a 13U club basketball team and was an assistant coach for a high school club team in the San Di– ego Sol organization. Kerri, a native of San Jose, CA, graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School in 1999. As the senior captain of the basket– ball team, she led her school to a perfect 31-0 season including a Division I state championship. Kerri is the daughter of Brian and Christine Nakamoto.


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Ashley Voisinet Sabine Loewe

Irvine, CA (Mater Dei HS)



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Colorado Springs, CO (Pine Creek HS)

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Auburn, CA (Placer HS)

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Del Mar, CA (Santa Fe Christian HS)

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Bothell, WA (Blanchet HS)


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San Diego, CA (Mission Bay HS) Anaheim, CA (Esperanza HS) San Diego, CA (Mission Bay HS) Bakersfield, CA (Stockdale HS)


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Bainbridge Island, WA (Bainbridge HS)


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Head Coach: Kathy Marpe (25th year, Minnesota '71) Associate Head Coach: Erik Johnson (7th year, UC San Diego '94) Assistant Coaches: Shelley Sheetz (4th year, Colorado '95) Kerri Nakamoto (2nd year, San Diego '03)


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Administrative Assistant: Associate AD for Sports Medicine Team Trainer: Team Physician: Assoc. AD for Media Relations: WBB Media Relations Contact: PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Kathy Marpe ............ . mar-PEE Kerri Nakamoto .......... KNOCK-a-moto Ashley Voisinet .. ... ... .. .. VOY-sin-et Sabine Loewe ... .. .... ... .. .... LEW-ve Amanda Rego .. .. .. ...... .... .. .. . REE-go TOREROSBY... CLASS Juniors (5): Brandi Collato, Polly Dong, Tiara Harris, Lindsay Helvey, Kristen Hurst Sophomores (2): Sabine

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POSffiON Guards (7): Brandi Collato, Polly Dong, Lindsay Helvey, Tiara Harris, Ashley Voisi– net, Amanda Rego, Michelle Augustavo Forwards (2): Alice Russell, Kristen Hurst Centers (2): Sabine Loewe, Amber Sprague

STATE/COUNTRY CaUfornta (7): Brandi Collato, Polly Dong, Lindsay Helvey, Amber Sprague, Amanda Rego, Ashley Voisinet, Kristen Hurst Washington (2): Alice Russell, Michelle Augustavo Colorado (1 ) : Tiara Harris Germany (1 ): Sabine Loewe

Loewe, Ashley Voisinet Freshman ( 4): Amber Sprague, Alice Russell, Amanda Rego, Michelle Augustavo

5 - Tiara Harris 5-10-JR- G Colorado Springs, Co. Pine Creek HS

12 - Polly Dong 5-6-JR- G Auburn, Calif. Placer HS

4 - Sabine Lowe 6-4-SO-C Lauchhammer, Germany Sporlgymnaium Halle/ Saale

3 - Ashley Voisinet 5-10 - SO - G Irvine, Calif. MaterDeiHS

22 - Lindsay Helvey 5-10 - JR - G Anaheim, Calif. Esperanza HS

15 - Michelle Augustavo 21 - Amber Sprague 6-0 - FR - G 6-5 - FR - C Bothell, Wash. Blanchet HS San Diego, Calif. Mission Bay HS

13 - Brandi Collato 5-7-JR- G Del Mar, Calif. Santa Fe Christian HS


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42 - Alice Russell 6-2 - FR - F Bainbridge Island, Wash. Bainbridge Island HS

24 - Amanda Rego 5-10-FR-G

33 - Kristen Hurst 6-0 -JR- F Bakersfield, Calif. Stockdale HS

San Diego, Calif. Mission Bay HS

Kerri Nakamoto Assistant Coach 2nd Season

Shelley Sheetz Assistant Coach 4th Season

KathyMarpe Head Coach 25th Season

Erik.Johnson Assoc. Head Coach 7th Season



5-6 * Junior * Guard * Auburn, CA

Ranks 4th in USO school history in assists per game (3.7) SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Dished out a team-high 129 assists, good for a third place tie on USD's all– time single-season list... Ranked second in the WCC with 4.45 assists per game... Started in all 29 games, averaging 28 minutes per contest... Honored with USD's 'Charge Award'... Led the Toreros in steals (52), ranking among the league leaders in that category.. . Scored a career-high and game-high 17 points to lead USD past Georgetown (12/ 28) 65-58 in the 2003 San Diego Surf-n-Slam Classic. .. Matched a career-best with 3 treys in that win over the Hoyas (12/ 28) .. . Passed out a career-high 9 assists on two different oc–

casions, first vs. New Mexico State (12/ 4) and later vs. Oral Roberts

(12/ 22)... Matched a career-high with 4 steals numerous times.. . Picked up a career-high 5 rebounds @ Portland (1/29)... Went 7-for-9 from the line helping USD defeat Pacific (12/ 21)... Averaged 4.7 points per game, knocking down 17 three-point baskets on the year. FRESHMAN (2002-03): Started in 19 games as a redshirt freshman ... Scored a then-career-high 15 points during a 76-72 USD win over San Francisco (2/ 22)... Ranked second on the team in assists with 88 on the year. .. Passed out a season-best 7 assists vs. Santa Clara (1/1 1). .. Posted double-figures in scoring on 3 occasions... Scored 11 points in San Diego's opening round win over St. Mary's (3/ 6) in the WCC Tournament. .. In San Diego's Surf-n-Slam Classic she scored 11 points against Kent State (12/ 30), connecting on a trio of three-pointers... Buried 3 treys at Nevada (12/ 21)... On the year, Dong averaged 4.5 points per game and 2.9 assists. Favorite Non-basketball Professional Athlete: Mia Hamm My favorite thing about USD basketball is: My teammates 1 My ultimate goal at USD is: Win a wee Championship and fin– ish a Master's program Best advice I've ever received is: "Do or do not, there is no try" My motto is: SMILE! Nobody knows how much I: Like to eat/ drink Milo A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: Europe If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: Sports Illustrated One thing I always pack for road trips is: My favorite board shorts One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USD is: Get my own key to the JCP If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do would be: Make up a new holiday so my brothers still get paid, but don't have to go to school! Favorite vacation spot: Australia Favorite Amusement Park Ride: Merry-Go-Round My Hero growing up is: Sheryl Swoopes

(2001-02): Sat out the entire season as a medical redshirt. HIGH SCHOOL: Came to USD from Placer High School in Auburn, California.. . Was the Sierra Foothill League MVP as a senior. .. Led the Placer Hillmen to a league championship and a CIF section Semi-Final appearance as a senior. .. Served as the Hillmen's team captain as a junior and senior. .. Was the Placer team MVP both as a junior and senior... Was an All-League selection as a junior on a team that went to the CIF Semi-Finals.. . Coached by Tony Camillucci at Placer. OFF TIIE COURT: Business Administration major... Also recruited by the University of Pennsylvania and Boise State... Parents are Dennis and Patty Dong...Born on December 8, 1982 in Auburn, CA.

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5- 7 * Junior * Guard * Del Mar, CA

Ranks 2nd all-time at USD in three-point shooting percentage (41 %) SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Played in all 29 games for San Diego as a redshirt sophomore... Continued

to provide USO with excellent shooting from the perimeter.. Shot nearly 40% (34-87) from three-point range on the season.. . Matched a career high in scor– ing during San Diego's 20-point win over Oral Roberts (12/ 22) pouring in 18 points on 5-of-5 shooting from beyond

the arc. .. During an early-season home game with New Mexico State (12/ 4), Collato scored 18 points over a season-high 31 minutes of floor time... Hit two or more three-pointers 10 times... Reached double-figures in scoring on 8 different occasions... Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field @ Kansas (1/ 3)... Hauled in 54 rebounds over the course of the season, setting a career-high with 6 @ St. Mary's (1/ 10)... Led USO in free throw percentage (82%), hitting 18-of-22... Had a career-high 4 steals vs. Portland (2/ 26). (2002-03): Sat out the season as a medical redshirt. FRESHMAN (2001-02): Avery dangerous outside shooter and pure scorer Played in 20 games as a true freshman in 2001-02... Scored a season and then-career-high 17 points vs. Sacramento State (11 -19-01) connecting on 3-of-5 from three-point range.. . Averaged 8 minutes per game... Was 13-of- 28 from three-point range for a 46% average on the season... Finished the season a perfect 9-of-9 from the free-throw line... Shot 43% from the field on My ultimate goal at USO is: Win WCC and go to the NCAA Tournament Best advice I've ever received is: "Some people dream about success, while others wake up and work hard at it!" My motto is: Early to bed, early to rise Nobody knows how much I: hate when the back of guys' necks aren 't clean shaven A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: Costa Rica along with other parts of Central America (on the summer plans) If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: Better Homes and Gardens One thing I always pack for road trips is: I don't have good luck charms if that's what you mean One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USO is: Go to the NCAA's If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do, would be: To explore the White House Favorite vacation spot: Still looking for it, so much more to see Favorite Amusement Park Ride: The Matterhorn My Hero growing up is: Rocky Favorite Non-basketball Professional Athlete: Rocky My favorite thing about USO basketball is: "Get on the line!"

the season hitting 21-of-48 field goals. HIGH SCHOOL: Came to USO from Santa Fe Christian High School. .. Averaged 35 points per game as a senior. .. Finished her high school career as the leading scorer in San Diego section history and second in California State history behind Cheryl Miller with a total of 3,325 points... Helped Santa Fe finish as CIF Finalists... Collato was named a Second Team All-State performer... As a junior was named the San Diego Player of the Year. .. Averaged 26 points per game as junior, leading her team to a State Finals appearance... Santa Fe claimed CIF Championships her sophomore and junior seasons... Was named the Coastal League Player of the Year as a sophomore... Played for the Below the Rim club team.. Coached by Paul Clark at Santa Fe Christian. OFF THE COURT: Business Administration major. .. Chose USO for academic reputation and the location close to home... Also recruited by Boise State and Gonzaga.. . Parents are Richard and Cathy Collato.. . Born November 10, 1982.


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•accomplished more than once


5-10 * Junior * Guard * Cowrado Springs, CO Ranks among USD career leaders in both 3-point shooting (36%) and free throw shooting (75%) SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Was a major contributor as a sophomore... Played in all of San Diego's 29

games, averaging 29 minutes per con– test and making a total of 18 starts.. Scored a career-high 24 points in USD's thrilling double overtime victo– ry over Saint Mary's (3/ 4) in the wee Postseason Tournament... Matched a career-high with 4 three-point baskets

and was perfect (8-for-8) from the line during that postseason win over the Gaels (3/ 4)... Grabbed a career-high 8 rebounds in a non-conference home game with Nevada (11/ 22) early in the year... Scored 12 points and dished out a career-best 5 assists @ Portland (1/ 29)... Had 16 points, 6 boards, and was perfect (6-for-6) from the line vs. Pepperdine (2/ 12)... Shot 75% from the free-throw line (44-59) during the season... Hit 2 or more three-pointers 7 different times. FRESHMAN (2002-03): Enjoyed a stellar rookie season.. . Played in all of San Diego's 30 games averaging 23 minutes per contest.. . Was among the best three-point shooters in the West Coast Conference... Posted a 41% shooting mark from behind the arc. .. Canned a season-high 4 treys in as many attempts during San Diego's 66-54 win over San Francisco (3/7) in the WCC Tournament... Hit 3 or more three-point baskets 6 times... Went 5-for-5 from the field en route to scoring 14 points in USD's rout over San Diego State (12/ 11)... Scored a then-career-high 17 points leading San Diego Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii Favorite Amusement Park Ride: Tower of Doom My Hero(s) growing up: My parents Favorite Non-basketball Professional Athlete: Flo Jo My favorite thing about USD basketball is: My wonderful team– mates My ultimate goal at USD is: To go to the Big Dance! Best advice I've ever received is: "Go out like a soldier" My motto is: Everything in life happens for a reason Nobody knows how much I: Hate rats A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: Tahiti If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: Ebony One thing I always pack for road trips is: My "A" game One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USD is: Be the wee Player of the Year If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do would be: Order Tyson Beckford to be my Husband

past Dayton 76-66 (1/ 3) on the road... Poured in 15 or more points 4 times... Averaged 8.1 points per game which was third highest for any Torero in 2002-03... Went 33-44 (.750) from the free-throw line. HIGH SCHOOL: Harris came to USD from Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs.. . She averaged 15 points, 7 re– bounds and 5 assists per contest as a prep senior... Earned First Team All-State honors in Colorado.. . Competed at the 4A level at Pine Creek in the Metro League... Named team MVP as a junior and senior. OFF TIIE COURT: Full name is Tiara Renee Harris.. . Born on October 1, 1983 in Dayton, Ohio... Also recruited by USF, Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount... Chose USD because of the atmosphere and the basketball program... Ran track and cross country in high school. .. Daughter of Tim and Michelle Harris.. . Majoring in Socioloy with a Business minor.

24- Points vs. St. Mary's (3-4-04)


8-Rebounds vs. Nevada (11-22-03) 2-Blocks vs. Portland (3-5-04)



5-Assists vs. Portland (3-5-04) 4-Steals' @ USF (3-07-03) 4-3pt fgs' vs. St. Mary's (3-4-04)

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Fg-Fg~ 65-200 84-191 149-391



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Blk R~~




03-04 02-03 Totals

.303 .414


64 51

.325 .440

4 1

71 74

2.4 201 2.5 242 2.4 443

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59-22 1539






5 145

*accomplished more than once



5-10 * Junior * Guard * Anaheim, C.4

Ranks 4th all-time at USD in career 3-point shooting (40%) SOPHOMORE (2003-04): One of the best three-point shooters in the WCC. .. Ranked second in the

WCC in three-point percentage (47%) dur– ing conference play... Shot 42% (51-121) from beyond the arc on the season.. . Ap– peared in all 29 games and madell starts.. Also an excellent free-throw shoote r, making 27-of-36 on the season... Reached double figures in scoring 10 differe nt

times... Scored a career-high 28 points, connecting on 6 treys, leading the Toreros to an 87-81 overtime victory over St. Mary's in the WCC Postseason Tournament (3/ 4)... Reached double digits in scoring in three consecutive league games late in January.. Recorded a career high 5 assists and added 11 points @ Portland (1/29)... Played an incredible game against St. Mary's (1/ 22) when she scored a game-high 14 points, shot 8-for-8 from the free throw line, and grabbed a career– best 8 rebounds... Finished the season shooting 40% from the field... Averaged 24 minutes per game and scored 8.6 points per contest (second best for any Torero in 03-04)... Led USD in three-point baskets made (51). FRESHMAN (2002-03): Sidelined by injury until league play began in January.. Appeared in 10 games... Scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds helping San Diego defeat Portland (2/ 1).. Was 9-for-12 from the free throw line... In just 10 games Helvey totaled 7 steals... Blocked a pair of shots and connected on a three point basket. Favorite vacation spot: La Paz, Mexico Favorite Amusement Park Ride: Boomerang at Knott's My Hero growing up is: My mom Favorite Non-basketball Professional Athlete: Lance Armstrong My favorite thing about USO basketball is: The people involved in the program, from the coaches and teammates, to broadcasters, and security guards My ultimate goal at USO is: To graduate knowing I took full advantage of all the opportunities college life could give me Best advice I've ever received is: "No matter how good you are there is always someone better" My motto is: Faith gives you hope, love gives you strength, and life gives you the opportunity to give and receive both Nobody knows how much I: Love to perform in front of audiences (either in plays, dance programs, or in b-ball games) A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: Spain If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: Vogue One thing I always pack for road trips is: My baby blanket One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USO is: Win the wee If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do would be: Allow prayer in public schools

HIGH SCHOOL: Honored as a McDonalds All-American Nominee after a standout senior season at Esperanza High School in Anaheim.. Led Esperanza to the 2001-2002 Sunset League Championship as a junior and senior.. . Named the league's MVP as a senior... Tabbed as a First Team All-CIF performer scoring 13 points and dishing out 4 assists per game during her final prep season .. Also First Team All-League player as a junior. OFFTIIE COURT: Born on July 18, 1984 in Whit– tier, California... Also recruited by USF, Cal Poly SLO and UC Irvine ... Chose USD because of the beautifu l campus and location... Notes that family is very important to her.. . Majoring in Communica– tion Studies with a minor in Business.

28- Points vs. St. Mary's (3-4-04) 8-Rebounds@ SMC (1-22-04) 2-Blocks @Kansas (1-3-04) 5-Assists @Portland (1 -29-04) 4-Steals @Kansas (1 -3-04) 6-3pt fgs vs. St. Ma1y's (3-4-04)




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Min 691



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8.6 2.0 6.9

4 2

3.3 248



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.421 .111 .400

.395 .192 .373

03-04 02-03 Totals











2.7 268

6 106








•accomplished more than once


5-10 * Sopb~re * Guard * .I: FRESHMAN (2003-04): Honored with USD's 'Coaches Award'... Scored 12 points in just her second collegiate game, a 22-point USD rout of Nevada (1 1/ 22). .. Followed that performance with season highs, grabbing 6 rebounds and passing out 3 assists versus UNLV (11/ 29). .. Suffered an injury at San Diego State (12/ 10) that limited her playing time the rest of the season.. . Was excellent from the free-throw line, shooting 79% (15-19) on the year. HIGH SCHOOL: Comes to USD from Mater Dei High School and Irvine, California where she led Mater Dei to the State Semifinals as a senior.. . Poured in 15 points per game during her final prep season... Garnered

Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas Favorite Amusement Park Ride: The X My Hero growing up is: Jayne (my babysitter) My favorite thing about USD basketball is: my teammates and coaches My ultimate goal at USD is: to win the wee Championship Best advice I've ever received is: pursue a rapping career My motto is: "You determine the effort, God determines the outcome" Nobody knows how much I: Eat A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: Australia If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: Sports Illustrated (swimsuit issue) One thing I always pack for road trips is: Emma Marie, my stuffed animal bunny and my hot green blanket One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USD is: Live in a beach house with my teammates If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do would be: Register to vote

All-Orange County, First Team All-CIF, First Team All-Serra League, Team MVP and Female Athlete of the Years honors as prep senior... Selected as a McDonalds All-American nominee in 2003... Averaged 11 points as a junior, helping Mater Dei reach the CIF Quarterfinals... Earned the Team Hustle Award and was a First Team All-Serra League selection... Also honored as a Second Team All-CIF player as a junior. .. During her sophomore campaign, she was also named a First Team All-Serra League performer. .. Earned Team Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore... Coached by Geri Campeau at Mater Dei. OFF THE COURT: Was a standout track and field athlete at Mater Dei High School. .. Excelled in the long and triple jump and was a combined 7-time league champion... Was also recruited to play basketball at Loyola Marymount and Cal Poly SLO... Daughter of John and Patty Voisinet... Born on November 14, 1984.

12- Points vs. Nevada (11-22-03) 6-Rebounds@ UNLV (11-29-03) 1-Block @Nevada (1 1-22-03) 3-Assists@ UNLV (11-29-03) 1-Steal' vs. New Mexico St. (12-4-03) 1-3pt fgs vs. Georgia So. (11-30-03) *accomplished more than once




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03-04 Totals

19-0 169 19-0 169

.220 .220

.286 .286

9-41 9-41

7 7


3 3


1 24

1.3 35

6-4 * Sophomore

FRESHMAN (2003-04): Made significant contributions as a true freshman , playing in 26 of USD 's 29 games with an average of 10 minutes per contest. .. Scored 8 points in just 13 minutes of action vs. Nevada (11/ 22)... One week later, Loewe played 22 minutes @UNLV (1 1/ 29) .. . Picked up 4 rebounds and a career-high 11 points@ San Francisco (2/ 21)... Was an outstanding 47% shooter from the field and shot 75% (18-24) from the free-throw line... Hauled in 39 rebounds on the year with at least one in all but 5 of her appearances throughout the season... Made her first career start vs. Portland (2/ 26), playing a career-high 25 minutes and scoring 7 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the floor.

HIGH SCHOOL: Came to USD from Lauchhammer, Germany, a city located in the eastern part of Germany... Played on Germany's Under-18 and Under-20 national teams from 1998-2002 helping Germany claim three European Championships...

Coached by Hans Jurgen Pertus as a prep athlete.

Favorite vacation spot: Somewhere in Europe Favorite Amusement Park Ride: Rollercoaster My Hero growing up is: My brother Favorite Non-basketball Professional Athlete: Alexander Popov My favorite thing about USO basketball is: The team My ultimate goal at USO is: Play as well as I can and win a WCC Championship & to get my Master 's Degree Best advice I've ever received is: "Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitude and choices you make today" My motto is: Play hard, Play Smart, Play together Nobody knows how much I: Eat Cold Stone ice cream A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: Rome, Italy If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: History Magazines One thing I always pack for road trips is: A book One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USO is: Go to an NFL, and a MLB game If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do would be: Free education for everybody

OFF THE COURT: Born on June 24, 1982 in Lauchhammer. .. Daugh– ter of Werner and Angelika Loewe... Has chosen History as major at USD... Can speak four different languages (German, English, Russian and Serbian).

11- Points @USF (2-21-04) 4-Rebounds@ USF (2-21-04) 1-Block' @Portland (1-29-04) 2-Assists@ UNLV (11-29-03) 2-Steals @Santa Clara (2-19-04)







Blk Reb


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25-53 .472 25-53 .472

0-1 0-1

.000 .000

18-24 .750 18-24 .750

8 8

5 5

2 2

39 39

1.5 68 1.5 68

2.6 2.6

03-04 Totals

26-1 252



•accomplished more than once

HIGH SCHOOL: Starred at local Mission Bay High School with current USD teammate Amanda Rego... Completed an outstanding prep career in the spring of 2004 by averaging 20 points per game and leading the Buccaneers to a Division III CIF Championship ... Honored as the CIF Division III Athlete of the Year as a senior... Three-time All-CIF First Team selection .. Helped Mission Bay compile a 53-9 overall record

during her final two prep seasons... Was twice named an All– America Ho norable Men ti o n b y Street & Smith ... Nike All-

Favorite vacation spot: San Diego Favorite Amusement Park Ride: Top Gun My Hero growing up is: My mom Favorite Non-basketball Professional Athlete: Marion Jones My favorite thing about USD basketball is: The players and the coaches My ultimate goal at USD is: win the WCC and go to the "Big Dance" Best advice I've ever received is: "Go over, under, around, or through, but never give up" A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: Fiji If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: Sports Illustrated One thing I always pack for road trips is: My CD player One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USD is: Be the all time leading scorer, and average a double-double If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do would be: Stop the war My motto is: Live each day like it's your last Nobody knows how much I: Talk

America selection as a junior in 2003... Invited to compete at the USA Youth Development Festival.. Earned four All-Western League First Team honors... Excellent student at Mission Bay; named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team. OFF THE COURT: Born on October 10, 1986 in Hershey, Pennsylvania... Daughter of John and Catherine Sprague of San Diego... Was heavily recruited out of high school by Penn State, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Oregon State and Arizona State, among others... Chose to attend USD to play college basketball in front of her family and friends, while also being an impact player for a team on the rise.

HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Bishop Blanchet High School in the Seattle area... Was a McDonald's All-America Nominee and named one of the top-10 prep players in the state of Washington... Served as the Braves' team captain as both a junior and senior... Honored as a First Team All-Metro League selection twice... Averaged 18 points per game as a senior, leading Bishop Blanchet to a fifth-place finish at the 2004 Washington State Championship Tournament... Named a Second Team All-State performer in 2004... As a junior she scored 16 points per contest helping the Braves place

second in the Metro League... Garnered nume ro u s acco–

Favorite vacation spot: Lake Chelan with my family Favorite Amusement Park Ride: I hate roller coasters

lades as an underclassman .. Was named a 2004 Seattle Times Scholar Athlete... Was an honor roll student all four years in high school... Also played for the Yakima Elite club program, scoring 15 points per game on a team which produced a number of Division I scholarship players... Coached by Terry Wilkinson at Bishop Blanchet. OFF THE COURT: Born on May 30, 1986 in Seattle as Michelle Lynn Augustavo... Daughter of John and Lynn Augustavo... Was heavily recruited out of high school, by among others, Cal, Santa Clara, Washington State, Wash– ington, Louisville, Colorado State and Michigan State... Chose to attend USD because of the coaches, campus and the location... Modeled and was an actress from ages 3-8... Comes from a very athletic family... Father, John, played basketball at Seattle U.

My Heros growing up are: Sue Bird, Lisa Sacco, my sister Mandy Favorite Non-basketball Professional Athlete: Andy Roddick My favorite thing about USO basketball is: my teammates and coaches My ultimate goal at USO is: to win more than one WCC Championship and go to the NCAA Tournament Best advice I've ever received is: "The harder I work, the luckier I'll get" My motto is: "Attitude is everything, keep on smiling" Nobody knows how much I: love to go fishing A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had a chance is: the Caribbean/Bahamas If I could be on a cover of any magazine, it would be: People One thing I always pack for road trips is: Junk food and granola bars One thing I would like to do before I leave my time at USO is: to learn how to surf If I were President of the United States, the first thing I'd do would be: Give USO an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament every year

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