May 14, 2008
ATTENDING: James Antes, Judy DeMers, Ray Diez, Brian Faison, Jon Jackson, Sue Jeno, Amanda Kaler, Susan Nelson, Glenn Olsen, Betty Ralston, Paul Todhunter
Recorder: Bev Hopman
Ray Diez called the meeting to order at 4:31 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union.
Jim Antes welcomed Brian Faison, the new Director of Athletics, and committee members were introduced.
Minutes: Judy DeMers moved the minutes from the April 15, 2008, meeting be approved as submitted. Sue Jeno seconded. Motion carried.
FAR Update: Sue Jeno reported that all coaches will be required to take the DI certification test for recruiting. The move to DI will require more training for boosters – basically a “hands off” policy toward student-athletes. The WCHA will observe Skate for the Cure the weekend of October 30-31, 2008. Teams will wear pink jerseys and auction them off after the game to raise money for breast cancer.
Priority Registration: Betty Ralston has been working with the registrar to see what changes need to be made to the priority registration program for student-athletes. She stressed that it was important to continue this program.
Missed Class Time: Susan Nelson and Ray Diez distributed a missed class policy they developed for student-athletes. Coaches reviewed the policy and suggested a statement be added relating to last minute changes due to weather. i.e. Due to weather related issues and realizing that the safety of the student athlete is always a priority, emergency changes to the schedule may occur. Jon Jackson recommended the change be made and the revised policy be submitted to the University Senate. Sue Jeno stated the policy does not need to be approved by the University Senate. Ray Diez said presenting it to the Senate demonstrates Athletics willingness to work with faculty. Susan Nelson said that the missed class policy could be presented as two documents, one for the student athlete and one for the athletic staff. Jon Jackson moved the amended policy be included in the Athletic manual. Sue Jeno seconded. Motion carried.
Letterwinners: A list of letterwinners as recommended by their head coaches was submitted for women’s basketball, men’s ice hockey, women’s tennis, softball, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s track, men’s track and baseball. Sue Jeno moved the letterwinners be approved as recommended by their head coach. Paul Todhunter seconded. Motion carried. One abstained from voting. A list of letterwinners is attached.
Schedules: Due to the move to DI and the lack of conference affiliation, scheduling has been very difficult for the 2008-09 season. Tentative schedules for men’s basketball and women’s cross country were presented. Jon Jackson moved the tentative schedules be approved. Glenn Olsen seconded. Motion carried.
Spring Awards Program: Bev Hopman reported that the championship awards program was held on April 30. The award winners for 2008 were: Glenn “Red” Jarrett Male Athlete of the Year - Weston Dressler; Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year - Kierah Kimbrough; Male Scholar Athlete of the Year - Weston Dressler; Female Scholar Athlete of the Year - Casie Hanson; Male Unsung Hero - Robbie Bina; Female Unsung Hero - Val Sannes; Male Rookie of the Year - Joel Schwenzfeier; Female Rookie of the Year - Katie Girard; Sioux Service Award - Marcus Tibesar, Shelly Wolf; Sioux-per Spirit Award - Lisa Persuitti.
Farewell: Betty Ralston will be leaving UND at the end of May. Jim Antes moved the IAC express its thanks and appreciation for all of Betty Ralston’s hard work on behalf of UND Athletics. Judy DeMers seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 5:26 p.m. The first meeting fall semester is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, at 4:00 p.m.
May 12, 2008
The following student-athletes were recommended as varsity letterwinners by their head coaches.
Basketball, Women’s - Gene Roebuck, Head Coach
Beck, Karla Bergan, Jossy Brady, Anna Leigh
Guinn, Danyelle Kimbrough, Kierah LaFrance, Andrea
Langen, Ashley Ledger, Whitney Lof, Corey
Sannes, Val Seay, Alys Youngblut, Mallory
Hockey, Men’s – Dave Hakstol, Head Coach
Bina, Robbie Chorney, Taylor Davidson, Brent
Duncan, Ryan Finley, Joseph Forney, Michael
Frattin, Matt Genoway, Chay Jones, Zach
Kaip, Rylan Kozek, Andrew LaPoint, Derrick
Lamoureux, Phillippe Malone, Brad Martens, Ryan
Marto, Jacob Miller, Brad Oshie, T.J.
Radke, Kyle Trupp, Evan VandeVelde, Chris
Walski, Aaron Watkins, Matthew Zajac, Darcy
Tennis – Tom Wynne, Head Coach
Callison, Emily Callison, Katie Hall, Christa
Hoversten, Katie Hustad, Emma Larson, Jenna
Wessman, Katie Whiting, Lindsey
Softball – Sami Strinz, Head Coach
Ackerman, Madalyn Carstensen, Nicole Fisher, Karli
Gaustad, Lindsey Hanson, Casie Larson, Nicole
Nelk, Rhonda Pearce, Alicia Peters, Hannah
Puerling, Nicole Rehberger, Abby Roth, Amber
Wernick, Justine Wolf, Michele
Golf, Men’s – Rob Stiles, Head Coach
Corbett, Grant Holm, Michael Labernik, Matthew
Opdahl, Ryan Peterson, Daniel Steiner, Dustin
Golf, Women’s – Dan Frei, Head Coach
Ruppert, Natalie Mattfeld, Kayla Hoerth, Kayla
Kaler, Amanda Dahle, Kelli Lucken, Kristi
Martin, Molly Job, Lauryn
Track, Women’s – Dick Clay, Head Coach
Aune, Renee Baker, Natika Benke, Lori
Dahlheimer, Kristine Dahlstrom, Nicole Evans, Heidi
Fashant, Rachel Fegley, Sarah Gefroh, Amanda
Peterson, Dana Pfau, Kayla
Baseball – Timm Pint, Head Coach
Anderson, Sam Bakhit, Jabriel Baumgartner, Brandon
Benson, Jameson Brenner, Anthony Cooley, Sean
Eul, Scott Gudmunson, Andrew Gulsvig, Chris
Jungling, Ryne Kinne, Sam Krivarchka, Joe
Lagein, Josh Lueck, Michael Magner, Jake
Marek, Andrew Nelson, Josh Randt, Cody
Sadler, Andy Schmidt, Scott Spies, David
Track, Men’s – Mike Grandall, Head Coach
Barclay, Mark Delmore, Patrick
Elbert, Matt Fick, Matthew Fransen, Brian
Gilson, Jonathan Hanson, Carl Hehling, Corey
Johnson, Eric Kjos, Rusty Korczak, Joshua
LaBlanc, Josh Litzinger, Matt Mahoney, Patrick
Moe, Erik Quesenberry,
Schroeder, Jay Schroyer, Creighton Schultz, Travis
Siegel, Bryce Spitsberg, Richie Thomas, Drew