Winner returns for NKU in 2006-07
Ky. - The 11th annual Highland Heights Skyline Chili “Meet
the Norse Night” will be held Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. in Northern
Kentucky University’s Regents Hall.
The public is
invited to attend this event, which will feature intra-squad scrimmages
by both the NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams.
In addition, all NKU student-athletes will be in attendance to meet
This event is
free to the public, and Skyline Chili will provide free chili three-ways.
Space is limited, and the doors will open at 6 p.m.For more information,
contact associate athletic director Kurt Moeller at 572-6632.
The NKU women
welcome back five starters from last season's 27-5 team that captured
the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship.
NKU will feature
senior post player Karmen Graham, who averaged 14.3 points per game
and shot 54.2 percent from the field last season. Graham also earned
honorable mention All-America accolades as a junior.
seniors - Katie Butler, Karyn Creager, Betsey Clark and Brittany
Winner - also return for the Norse. Winner averaged 9.7 ppg and
was named the most outstanding player of the GLVC Tournament after
pouring in 30 points against Drury in the championship game.
Two other starters
- junior center Angela Healy (8.8 ppg) and junior point guard Nicole
Chiodi (7.2 ppg) - also return for the Norse.
The NKU men
return three starters from a 17-11 team, and the Norse have added
an impressive group of newcomers. Senior swingman Kevin Schappell
averaged 11.2 points per game last season and is the team’s
top returning scorer.
A trio of Division
I transfers - James Cripe, Steven Wright and Anthony Teague - are
also expected to make impacts this season. Cripe,
a 7-foot, 255-pound center,
averaged 2.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 24 games last season for
Dayton. His top game was a 14-point, six–rebound performance
as the Flyers posted an upset victory at Cincinnati last November.
Wright, a 6-3
guard and a three-year starter at Bowling Green, averaged 11.4 points
per game last season for the Falcons. In his career at Bowling Green,
Wright started 67 games and scored 737 points in three seasons.
in three games for New Mexico last season. He scored 10 points and
grabbed four rebounds during a 95-42 win against Southeastern Conference
member Mississippi as his best effort at New Mexico. Teague transferred
to New Mexico from Dodge City (Kan.) Community College, where he
averaged 17.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.