Hall Of Famer
E.C. HIll Picked First In Draft For Northern Illinois Alumnae Game
DeKalb, IL ---
Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame guard E. C.
Hill was the first pick Thursday (January 26) in the player draft
for this Saturdays (January 28) womens basketball Alumnae
Day Game at the Convocation Center.
the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004, Hill is the programs
first WNBA player, a First-Team United States Basketball Writers
Association All-America pick, and a current assistant to Huskie
head coach Carol Owens.
Hill was selected
by Black head coach Mike Korcek in the 17-player Alumnae Game draft
Thursday afternoon at the NIU Office of Sports Information. Bill
Finucane will serve as the head coach of the Cardinal alum quintet.
The Northern Illinois Alumnae Game will be played Saturday as part
of home doubleheader headlined by the 2:05 p.m. (CST) Mid-American
Conference match-up between the Huskies and Ohio University in the
Alumnae Game tips off at 11 a.m. (CST). The doors of the Convocation
Center will open at 10 a.m.
to a 1 p.m. reception in the Convocation Centers Multi-Purpose
Room, the Northern Illinois womens basketball Alumnae will
also be recognized at halftime of the Huskie-Bobcat confrontation.
cant wait until Saturday, said Owens, another womens
basketball NIU Hall of Famer in her first season as coach at her
alma mater. It will be fantastic to see everyone again. It
will be great that E. C. and I can visit many of our former Northern
Illinois teammates, alums, fans, and friends. Best of all, our current
players can meet some great alums who carried our schools
colors. It should be a fun afternoon. Im really looking forward
of the fabled 1989-90 Northern Illinois womens basketball
team---which was enshrined into the NIU Hall of Fame last October---announced
their intentions to play in the Alumnae Game Saturday. That quintet
includes guard Lisa Foss, guard Denise Dove (Ianello), center-forward
Tammy Hinchee, forward Tracy Mondek (Burton), and guard Denise Lipnisky
special winter, coach Jane Albrights squad finished 26-5 overall,
led the country in scoring at 94.5 points per game, concluded the
regular season inside the nations Top 25, won both the North
Star Conference regular-season and postseason tourney titles, plus
made Northern Illinois first National Collegiate Athletic
Association Tournament appearance. The sharp-shooting Foss, the
schools all-time scorer with 2,500 career points, was inducted
into the same HOF in 1997.
the NIU Alumnae Game is free when fans show a ticket to the Northern
Illinois-Ohio game. The current version of the Alumnae Game ran
for five seasons between 1998-99 and 2002-03 before a two-year hiatus.
Northern Illinois Alumnae Game rosters:
TEAM: Kim Boeding (1999-2003), Denise Dove (1987-1991), Charbea
E. C. Hill (1991-94), Dee Dee Jeske (1988-92), Tracy Mondek (Burton)
(1988-92), Denise Robinson (1982-86), Jessica Shattuck (1999-2002),
and Elizabeth Strobel (2000-02). Head Coach: Mike Korcek.
ALUMNAE TEAM: Mystique Adams (1997-2001), Lisa Foss (1986-91),
Tammy Hinchee (1986-90), Kristan Knake (1999-2003), Denise Lipnisky
(McCance) (1987-91), Kim Moore (1997-2001), Amanda Reese (1995-99),
and Lindsay Secrest (2000-04). Head Coach: Bill Finucane.
In mens basketball, the Huskies will host the Sixth Annual
Alumni Game next Saturday (February 4), also at 11 a.m.
(CST) in the Convocation Center. The twin bill also includes the
2:05 p.m. Northern Illinois-Western Michigan contest.
For further information on the Alumni Game or to RSVP, please contact
Tara Hawkins in NIU Athletics Development at (AC 815) 753-5510 or
contact her by e-mail at <email@example.com>.