Sunday, March 23, 2008


Women’s Basketball 2007-08 Season in Review
Brevard, N.C.
– The Brevard College women’s basketball team had a tough challenge ahead of them in 2007-08, a challenge that the Tornados accepted and worked toward each and every day on their way to eight wins in their second year as provisional members of the NCAA Division II level and their first year as a South Atlantic Conference provisional member.
Like every other team at Brevard College, the women’s basketball team faced a tough schedule with the majority of the opponents being NCAA Division II members, including the eight South Atlantic Conference teams in which BC faced because of the fact that the Tornados are in their last season as provisionary members of the SAC.
The Tornados matched their win total from last season, picking up eight wins and what proved to be a very challenging 2007-08 season. Of the eight wins by BC, three came on the road while the other five came at home in the friendly confines of Boshamer Gymnasium. The Tornados started off on the right track, posting a 3-2 record over their first five game with wins over Livingstone College, Virginia State University and Milligan College.
BC would then pick up two more wins over the next two weeks, defeating Converse College and Virginia Intermont to move to 5-5 on the year. Coach Wilson’s squad went on to defeat Converse College again on January 21, before scoring two wins over North Greenville University in the middle of a tough SAC slate.
The Tornados were led by their senior co-captain Holly Krogman (Hickory, NC), who led the team in both scoring and in rebounding for the season. Krogman averaged 14.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game and was in the top-10 of the South Atlantic Conference in scoring all season long. Krogman was the leading scorer for BC in 15 of 27 contests this season, as she scored 20 points or more five times this season, including a season-high 28 points versus Pfeiffer back on November 16.
Sophomore Samantha Winn (Candler, NC) averaged 10 points per game and shot a team-high 49.7 percent from the field on the season, while leading the Tornados in minutes played, averaging 32.5 per outing.
Krogman, who became the Brevard College Women’s Basketball All-Time Career Scoring Leader this season, headlined a group of seniors – Courtney Brandon (Corona, CA), Jessica Whitmire (Rosman, NC) and Heather Cornwell (Hendersonville, NC) - that this season helped the Tornados basketball program to continue to make both positive and successful strides in their transition to the NCAA Division II level.
While the seniors will be missed in 2008-09, the Tornados have a strong foundation of young players, who gained vital experience this year, in which to build on for next season. Head Coach Bill Wilson and Brevard College will look to use their experience to help stabilize their foundation for a women’s basketball program that shows a lot of potential for the future of the Tornados.