Athletics

2000-01 Women's Basketball Player Bios

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

USI Returning Players

Karrie Hochgesang #21
Senior
Guard/Forward
Height: 5-8
St. Anthony, Indiana
Major: Biology
1999-2000: Named GLVC Player of the Week for her efforts versus Spalding University and Kentucky State University, averaging 17.5 points (0.85 points per minute of action)...named Academic All-GLVC as a junior...averaged a USI career-high 4.6 ppg and 1.8 rpg...had a career-high 20 points against Spalding and four rebounds in three different contests. 1998-99: Named Academic All-GLVC...made 25 appearances off the bench for the Lady Eagles as a sophomore, averaging 1.3 ppg...had a season-high four points in three different contests. TRANSFER: Played in 26 games for the University of Indianapolis in 1997-98...averaged 7.5 ppg and 2.3 rpg...had a season-high 17 points against Kentucky State University and Indiana University/Purdue University Ft. Wayne...had a season-high eight rebounds against the University of Missouri-St. Louis. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner in basketball at Forest Park High School...also lettered in cross country and track...led the team in free throw percentage and steals as a senior at FPHS. PERSONAL: Born July 22, 1979.
Year G/GS FGM/FGA .PCT 3 FGM/3 FGA .PCT FTM/FTA .PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN

1998-99

25/0 12/39 .308 3/19 .158 5/14 .357 13 0.5 12 9 0 32 1.3 784

1999-00

27/2 39/92 .424 8/32 .250 37/55 .673 48 1.8 16 14 2 123 4.6 330

Total

52/2 51/131 .389 11/51 .216 42/69 .609 61 1.2 28 23 2 155 3.0 ---

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Natalie Glaser #23
Senior
Guard/Forward
Height: 5-9
Evansville, Indiana
Major: Communications
1999-2000: Moved into USI’s top 20 all-time in scoring with 591 points in two seasons...was second on the team in scoring with 12.2 ppg, in assists with 2.9 per game, and 28 three-point field goals...ranked 20th in the GLVC in scoring...had a season-high 22 points against Saint Joseph’s College and eight rebounds against nationally-ranked Northern Kentucky University...named Academic All-GLVC. 1998-99: Named Academic All-GLVC...became a force for the Lady Eagles late in the season, despite missing three games with an ankle injury...averaged 13.4 ppg in her final 13 games of 1998-99...averaged 9.4 ppg and 4.4 rpg in 28 games for the Lady Eagles as a sophomore...had a career-high 27 points against Saint Joseph’s College, eight rebounds against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and seven assists against Lewis University...averaged 10.9 ppg and 4.7 rpg in GLVC contests. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from St. Louis University...played in 23 games and averaged 2.3 ppg and 1.3 rpg with a season high of 15 points and seven rebounds against Chicago State University. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mater Dei High School in Evansville...named the Southern Indiana Player of the Year during her junior season and the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference (SIAC) Player of the Year as a junior and senior...averaged 19.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, and 4.1 assists as a senior. PERSONAL: Born April 8, 1978...enjoys listening to music and swimming.
Year G/GS FGM/FGA .PCT 3 FGM/3 FGA .PCT FTM/FTA .PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN

1998-99

28/14 88/231 .381 14/49 .286 72/110 .655 124 4.4 69 27 7 262 9.4 784

1999-00

27/27 117/303 .386 28/69 .406 67/87 .770 109 4.0 77 42 13 329 12.2 841

Total

55/41 205/534 .384 42/118 .356 139/197 .706 233 4.2 146 69 20 591 10.7 ---

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Elizabeth Prewett #25
Senior
Forward/Center
Height: 6-0
Washington, Indiana
Major: Biology
1999-2000: Joined the team during the season after playing volleyball in the fall for USI...played in 16 contests, started nine...averaged a career-high 8.0 ppg and a team-leading 7.1 rpg...had a career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds against the University of Indianapolis...named Academic All-GLVC for a third straight season. 1998-99: Named Academic All-GLVC as a sophomore...played in all 31 games as sophomore...averaged 4.6 ppg and 4.4 rebounds...tied a season-high with 15 points and 10 rebounds against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 1997-98: Played in 23 games as a freshman and averaged 3.7 ppg and 2.1 rpg...had a season-high 15 points against Wayne State University and 10 rebounds against Gannon University. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball, softball, and volleyball at Washington High School...averaged 15.5 ppg and 10.0 rpg as a senior...named All-Conference and to the Evansville Courier All-Southwest Indiana team as a junior and senior...selected by the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association for the Indiana All-Star Team in 1997...led WHS in rebounds and blocked shots in 1996 and 1997...voted onto the sectional and regional All-Tournament teams during her final two seasons at WHS...member of the WHS team which won the Big 8 Conference between 1994 and 1997 and sectional and regional championships in 1997. PERSONAL: Born October 8, 1978...hobby is reading...attends USI on a Presidential Scholarship...was valedictorian of her high school graduating class.
Year G/GS FGM/FGA .PCT 3 FGM/3 FGA .PCT FTM/FTA .PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN

1997-98

23/0 32/69 .464 0/0 .000 22/37 .595 48 2.1 11 18 3 86 3.7 225

1998-99

31/4 58/144 .403 0/0 .000 27/53 .509 135 4.4 21 27 10 143 4.6 471

1999-00

16/9 40/110 .364 0/0 .000 48/61 .787 113 7.1 24 14 13 128 8.0 422

Total

70/13 130/313 .415 0/0 .000 97/151 .642 296 4.2 56 59 26 357 5.1 ---

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Casey Hughes #12
Junior
Guard/Forward
Height: 5-11
Bicknell, Indiana
Major: Elementary Education
1999-2000: Named honorable mention All-GLVC as a sophomore...led the team in scoring with 13.4 ppg and was third on the team with 5.1 rpg...also led the team by hitting 80 percent from the line (60-75)...moved into USI’s top 20 all-time with 720 career points in two seasons...had a career-high 14 rebounds at home against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside...had a season-high 22 points against Saint Joseph’s College. 1998-99: Named second team All-GLVC, one of two freshmen named to the two league teams...led the Lady Eagles in scoring as a freshman, averaging 16.0 ppg, second in rebounding with 6.0 rpg, and 62 steals...ranked 12th in scoring and 16th in rebounding in the GLVC...played in 30 of 31 contests, started 28, and averaged 27.6 minutes per game...had a season-high 29 points against the University of Missouri-St. Louis and 12 rebounds against Bellarmine College...scored in double figures 25 times as a freshman...third on the team with 32 three-point field goals. HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 22.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.7 assists, and 3.4 steals per game as a senior at North Knox High School...named first team All-State, Blue Chip All-Conference, All-Regional Team, sectional Most Valuable Player, Vincennes Sun-Commercial All-Area and Player of the Year, and Evansville Courier first team All-Southwestern Indiana...also named a first team All-Star by Hoosier Basketball Magazine. PERSONAL: Born June 21, 1980...enjoys softball and swimming.
Year G/GS FGM/FGA .PCT 3 FGM/3 FGA .PCT FTM/FTA .PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN

1998-99

30/28 172/361 .476 32/96 .333 103/148 .696 181 6.0 50 62 13 479 16.0 828

1999-00

18/9 88/194 .454 5/20 .250 60/75 .800 91 5.1 18 26 14 241 13.4 463

Total

48/37 260/555 .468 37/116 .319 163/223 .731 272 5.7 68 88 27 720 15.0 ---

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Michelle Irwin #42
Junior
Forward/Center
Height: 6-2
Louisville, Kentucky
Major: Marketing
1999-2000: Battled back from early-season ankle injuries to play in 20 games as a sophomore...averaged 3.0 ppg and 3.5 rpg...had a season-high nine points against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and eight rebounds against nationally-ranked Northern Kentucky University...named Academic All-GLVC. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from the University of Louisville...saw limited action in 12 contests, scoring three points and grabbing five rebounds. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Eastern High School in Louisville...collected letters in basketball, softball, track, and volleyball...earned honorable mention All-State honors as a senior after averaging 16.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.0 steals, and 2.0 assists per game...had a career-high 23 points and 19 rebounds against Central Hardin High School...named All-Seventh Region as a senior and All-28th District as a junior and senior. PERSONAL: Born November 24, 1979.
Year G/GS FGM/FGA .PCT 3 FGM/3 FGA .PCT FTM/FTA .PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN

1999-00

20/2 18/75 .240 0/0 .000 25/46 .543 70 3.5 13 2 17 61 3.0 305

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Bethany Miller #4
Sophomore
Guard
Height: 5-8
Princeton, Indiana
Major: Marketing
1999-2000: Overcame injuries and illness at different points during the season to play in all 27 games and start the last 15 at the point guard position ...led the team with 3.0 assists per contest and tied for third with 1.4 steals per game...averaged 5.1 ppg...had a season-high 16 points against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and 10 assists and eight rebounds against Saint Joseph’s College...named Academic All-GLVC as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned letters in basketball, cross country, golf, and track at Princeton Community High School... became the PCHS career leader with 1,322 points and 364 assists...averaged 21.6 ppg, 8.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 5.3 steals as a senior...was a starter on the PCHS team which advanced to the Indiana High School Final Four in 1996. PERSONAL: Born August 17, 1981...enjoys rollerblading and lifting weights.
Year G/GS FGM/FGA .PCT 3 FGM/3 FGA .PCT FTM/FTA .PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN

1999-00

27/15 45/112 .402 3/16 .188 46/67 .687 74 2.7 80 38 2 139 5.1 578

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

USI Newcomers

Casey Nations #50
Senior
Forward/Center
Height: 6-4
O’Fallon, Illinois
Major: Management
TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from the University of New Mexico where she averged 1.0 ppg and 1.1 rebounds in seven contests as a junior. JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played junior college basketball at Belleville Area College in Illinois...averaged 11.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg, four blocks, and three steals as a sophomore for the BAC Lady Dutchmen...named All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference in 1998 and 1999 and All-Region in 1999. HIGH SCHOOL: Played basketball and softball at O’Fallon Township High School. PERSONAL: Born July 23, 1979 in Camaro, California....hobby is scuba diving.

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Mevett Wooley #11
Junior
Guard
Height: 5-6
Carbondale, Illinois
Major: Physical Education
TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida...helped SCC to a 27-6 record and a 14th national ranking in 1999-2000...was named Florida Community College Activities Association All-Tournament and All-Mid Florida Conference...averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 assists, two rebounds, and two steals...had a season-high 18 points against Broward Community College and East Central Missouri College. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball and track at Carbondale High School. PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1979...enjoys using the Internet.

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Jasmine Moore # 20
Junior
Guard
Height: 5-6
Chicago, Illinois
Major: Education
TRANSFER: Tranferred to USI from John A. Logan College where she led the Lady Vols to the Region XXIV finals and finished with a 23-10 record...averaged 11.2 ppg 2.7 rpg, 3.1 assists, and 2.2 steals as a sophomore...named to the Region XXIV All-Tournament team in 1999-2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Morgan Park High School...named the Chicago Defender of the Year as a senior. PERSONAL: Born April 27, 1980.

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Miranda Kettery #33
Junior
Forward/Center
Height: 6-2
Alexandria, Indiana
Major: Psychology
TRANSFER: Transferred to USI after two seasons at Liberty University...averaged 1.8 ppg and 1.5 rpg last season for Liberty which finished with 23-8 record and an NCAA I Tournament appearance. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Alexandria Monroe High School...named All-Conference, All-County four consecutive seasons...also named honorable mention All-State and All-Sectional as a senior...holds school records for most rebounds in a game and career. PERSONAL: Born March 10, 1980...enjoys reading.

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Kimberly Witkowiak #51
Junior
Forward/Center
Height: 6-2
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Major: Elementary Education
TRANSFER: Played two seasons at the University of Nevada-Reno...averaged 1.2 ppg and 1.3 rpg for the Wolfpack, which won the Eastern Division of the Big West Conference in 1999-2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned eight letters competing in basketball, volleyball, and track and field at Milwaukee Vincent High School...helped MVHS to the Blue Division Championship in 1997-98. PERSONAL: Born March 26, 1980...enjoys volleyball, bowling, art, animals, and listening to music.

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Erin Wall # 10
Freshman
Guard
Height: 5-8
New Albany, Indiana
Major: Undecided
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from New Albany High School...averaged 9.1 ppg, 2.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.9 steals per game as a senior...helped lead NAHS to a 22-1 overall record...named to the All-Hoosier Hills Conference first team and was selected to the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association All-Star team...holds the single-season record for free throw percentage (83 percent). PERSONAL: Born April 15, 1982.

Natalie Glaser Karrie Hochgesang Casey Hughes Michelle Irwin
Miranda Kettery Jasmine Moore Bethany Miller Casey Nations
 Elizabeth Prewett Erin Wall Kimberly Witkowiak Mevett Wooley

Jessica Stuckman #22
Freshman
Guard/Forward
Height: 5-10
Quincy, Illinois
Major: Undecided
HIGH SCHOOL: Finished her career at Notre Dame High School as the second all-time leading scorer with 1,296 points...averaged 17.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 4.0 steals, and 3.0 assists as a senior at NDHS...was named All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (first team) and the Associated Press (third team)...helped lead NDHS to a regional championship in 1999-2000 and to an appearance in the Illinois Class A Elite Eight...named first team All-State and second team All-State as a junior and senior in volleyball and first team All-State in soccer as a senior...helped lead NDHS to the volleyball state championships in 1998 and the state finals in 1999. PERSONAL: Born October 5, 1982.

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