Jan. 16, 2007
ANNUAL NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARDINAL & BLACK WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALUMNAE GAME
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2007
Site: Convocation Center, NIU, DeKalb, IL
Tipoff Time: 11 a.m. (CST).
Admission: Open to the public with Northern Illinois-Akron women's basketball tickets.
Game Tickets: Order tickets through Ticketmaster (312/559-1212), NIU Athletics Ticket Office (815-752-6800), or website.
2007 NORTHERN ILLINOIS ALUMNAE DAY ITINERARY
10 a.m.: Convocation Center doors open (Alumnae Shoot-around)
11 a.m.: Cardinal & Black Alumnae Game (Two 20-minute running halves)
Noon: Cardinal & Black Alumnae Team Picture
1 p.m.: Alumnae Day Reception (Multi-Purpose Room)
2:05 p.m.: WBB---Akron at Northern Illinois (Halftime Alumnae Recognition)
2007 NORTHERN ILLINOIS ALUMNAE GAME RSVP PLAYERS (as of January 15)
Player (Years), Pos., Hgt., Hometown (High School)
Lisa Foss (1986-91), G, 5-7, Lake Zurich
E. C. Hill (1991-94), G, 5-6, Chicago (Whitney Young)
Tammy Hinchee (1986-90), F, 6-2, Cuba
Dee Dee Jeske (Oregon) (1988-92), G, 5-7, Shabbona
Tracy Mondek (Burton) (1988-92), F, 6-1, Darien (Hinsdale South)
Denise Robinson (1982-86), G, 5-5, Chicago (Linidblom)
Charmonique Stallworth (1992-96), F, 6-0, South Bend, IN (Washington)
Keishonda Williamson (2002-06), G, 5-9, Detroit, MI (Martin Luther King)
Jennifer Uptmor (2002-06), C, 6-3, Centerville, OH
Jamie Wilson (2001-06), F, 6-0, Reynoldsburg, OH
HONORARY HEAD COACHES
Cardinal Alumnae: Bill Finucane (Northern Illinois, 1974)
Black Alumnae: Mike Korcek (Northern Illinois, 1970)
Northern Illinois Black Alumnae Team leads, 4-1.
THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS ALUMNAE RESULTS (Game Site)
1998-99: Black 56, Cardinal 43 (Chick Evans Field House)
1999-2000: Black 48, Cardinal 45 (Chick Evans Field House)
2000-01: Black 40, Cardinal 35 (Chick Evans Field House)
2001-02: Black 36, Cardinal 24 (Chick Evans Field House)
2002-05: No Alumnae Games
2005-06: Cardinal 81, Black 57 (Convocation Center)
2006 ALUMNAE GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Can you name a better Alumnae Game Most Valuable Player than Northern Illinois Hall of Fame guard Lisa Foss? The 5-foot-7 Foss---the school's all-time career scorer with 2,500 points during 1986-91---looked in vintage "light `em up Lisa" form with a game-best 21 points on 10-of-17 field goals and 1-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc, plus contributed four assists and one steal to the Cardinal quintet's 81-57 victory over the Black HUSKIE alums on January 28. Three other Cardinal performers reached twin-digit scoring. Guard Amanda Reese posted a game-high 14 assists and 12 points. Center Tammy Hinchee collected 12 points and 10 rebounds while forward Lindsay Secrest canned 7-of-11 shots from the floor (5-of-9 from three-point territory) for 19 points. Guard Charbea Haller led the way for the Black squad with 18 points. Center Tracy Mondek registered the game's third "double double" with 14 points and 11 boards.
OUT OF THE PAST
Current Northern Illinois head coach Carol Owens and assistant E. C. Hill both played in the first modern era Alumnae contest in 1999...The first recorded Huskie alum "double double?" Credit Shelly Roberts (Davis) with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Black team in 2002...Haller topped all scorers with 18 markers for the Black quintet in 2001...Olivia Heitter (Black) and Shonda Holden (Cardinal) shared scoring honors with 16 points apiece in 2000.
Former NIU players can still participate in the 2007 Alumnae Day festivities by contacting Cecelia Bolles, director of basketball operations, via telephone (815-753-0586) or e-mail . On Thursday (January 18), coaches Finucane and Korcek will conduct the 2007 Alumnae draft and select the teams.