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2005-06 Season Review

Head Coach: Julie van Beek (Northwest Nazarene, '89)
Record at SPU: 24-6 (1 year)
Overall Record: 186-125 (10 years)
Assistant Coaches: Michelle Skyles, Sasha Anderson
Conference: Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Home Court: Royal Brougham Pavilion (2,650)
2005-06 Season Record: 24-6
2005-06 Conf. Record: 16-2 (2nd)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/4
Starters Returning/Lost: 1/4
History/All Time Honors:  First year of women’s basketball – 1975-76; No. of years in NCAA Tourn./last – 11/2006; Last postseason opponent – Chico State; Result – Loss, 72-63, 2005 NCAA West Region Championship game; NCAA Playoffs: 1995, 97-06; NAIA District Playoffs: 1989, 90, 91; 2006 Honors: NCAA Playoffs, Regional Champions, NCAA Runner-up; GNAC Champions
Key Returnees (Hgt., Pos, Cl, PPG):  Beth Christensen, 5-5, Jr (4.4, 4.3 ast); Autumn Fielding, 5-9, Sr (8.2, 2.4 ast); Kelsey Hill, 6-3, So (5.5, 5.2 reb); Jackie Hollands, 5-9, Jr (4.5, 1.3 reb); Rachel Strand, 6-2, Sr (4.5, 3.5 reb)
Key Losses:  Brittney Kroon, 6-4, Sr (9.0, 6.1 reb); Jenny Poe, 5-8, Sr (11.1, 5.7 reb); Carli Grant, 5-11, Sr (9.4, 9.5 reb); Mandy Wood, 5-7, Sr (15.4, 4.1 ast)
Key Newcomers:  Transfers Libby Magnuson, Jr, 5-10 (White Bear Lake, Mn./Bradley). Freshmen Lisa Cannon, F, 5-11, Lewiston, Id. (Lewiston); Daesha Henderson, G,5-9, Snohomish, Wa. (Snohomish); Megan Hoisington, C, 6-0, Bremerton, Wa. (Central Kitsap); Melissa Reich, C, 6-1, Bothell, Wa. (Bellevue Christian)

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Beth Christensen

Jul 16 -- SPU Women 12th in WBCA Honor Roll
Seattle Pacific University is ranked 12th among NCAA Division II programs in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Honor Roll.. The award recognizes teams throughout the nation that have the highest grade point averages (GPA) for the 2006-2007 season.
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Jul 16 -- Meadowdale Grad Coming Back Home, Joins SPU Women's Basketball Team
Caitlyn Rohrbach, a former all-Wesco forward at Lynnwood's Meadowdale High School, has transferred to Seattle Pacific University from Alaska Fairbanks.
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Jun 7 -- SPU Women Cagers: They Should Be Good (Final Women's Basketball Release)
After reclaiming the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship during a rebuilding year, the sky could be the limit for Seattle Pacific University women’s basketball in 2008. Next season the Falcons (20-9) bring back six of their top nine players, including their top two scorers, and they have added some excellent recruits.
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May 14 -- Former Kennedy Star Coming Home, Transfers to SPU Women's Basketball Program
Kelsey Burns, a former three-sport star and Seamount League basketball MVP at Kennedy High School, is transferring to Seattle Pacific University to play women's basketball.
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Mar 12 -- Falcons’ Hill Is GNAC Women's Cager of Week
Seattle Pacific University’s Kelsey Hill was selected as the women’s basketball player of the week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference after leading the Falcons into the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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Mar 10 -- Late Chico Run Crashes SPU’s 11th Straight Postseason Party; Falcons Fall in Semis
Chico State to a 75-60 victory over Seattle Pacific (20-9) in an NCAA II West Region semifinal Saturday evening at UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena. On a postive note, en route to their 11th straight playoff appearance, the Falcons picked up their fourth GNAC title in five years and their eighth straight season with 20 or more wins.
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Behind Hill, SPU Women Move Into NCAA Second Round
Kelsey Hill hit a timely basket in the final two minutes and finished with 19 points, pacing Seattle Pacific University (20-8) to a 69-60 win over Sonoma State in the opening game of the NCAA Division II West Regional Friday at RIMAC Arena.
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Mar 7 -- Only A Soph, Falcons’ Hill Makes Women's Basketball All-Region Team
Seattle Pacific University scoring and rebounding leader Kelsey Hill has been voted to the Daktronics all-West Region women’s basketball second team. Hill is a first-time regional honoree and just the Falcons’ second underclassmen to earn all-region honors.
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Mar 6 -- Hill, Hollands Make GNAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams
Kelsey Hill, playoff-bound Seattle Pacific University's leader in scoring and rebounds, has been voted first team all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference for women's basketball. Hill made the all-conference team for the first time and was a unanimous pick of the coaches. Jackie Hollands was selected to the second team. Rachel Strand and Beth Christensen received honorable mention.
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It’s A Mad World: NCAA Tourney Begins Friday (Women's Basketball Regional Release)
With its grip on the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship once again, Seattle Pacific University is now hunting for bigger game. The Falcons (19-8) get their first taste of March Madness Friday against Sonoma State (14-12) in a first-round game. Top-seeded and No. 12-ranked UC San Diego (23-4) will host the West Regional in La Jolla.
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Mar 4 -- Falcon Women Face Nemesis in West Regional Noon Opener Friday
With the opportunity to become the first winner at the West Regional, Seattle Pacific University will meet an old nemesis in its NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament opener Friday. The Falcons (19-8) are seeded No. 3 in the West and face Sonoma State (14-12) at 12 noon in La Jolla, Calif.
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Mar 3 -- Hollands' Career High Lifts Falcons to 11th-Straight NCAA Women's Basketball Playoff Appearance, 4th League Title in 5 Years
Jackie Hollands scored a career-high 24 points and keyed a game-changing 14-0 run midway through the second half that led Seattle Pacific (12-4 GNAC, 19-8) to the outright Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship with a 59-55 victory over cross-city rival Seattle University Saturday night at SU’s Connolly Center.
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Mar 1 -- Falcons Women Fall on Road, But Earn Share of GNAC Title
It was a bittersweet night for the Falcons (11-4 GNAC, 18-8), who captured at least a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title, despite falling 65-63 to host Northwest Nazarene on a pair of free throws by Danielle Dwello with one second remaining.
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Feb 28 -- Once Again, SPU Leads GNAC in Academic Hoop Selections
Seattle Pacific University placed a total of 10 men's and women's basketball players on the Academic All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference teams. Rachel Strand (Exercise Science, 3.39 GPA) made it for a third year in a row. For the men, Dustin Bremerman (Business Administration, 3.34 GPA) was selected, also for the third consecutive year.
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Feb 28 -- SPU Men Remain Fourth in Basketball Region Rankings
Going into its final regular season game, Seattle Pacific University remained No. 4 in this week's NCAA Division II West Region rankings for men's basketball.
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