Congratulations to the following Dawson Community College teams for achieving academic excellence as 2011-2012 NJCAA All-Academic Teams. The minimum grade point average requirement for consideration is a team GPA of 3.00.
Miona Mijalkovic Nis, Serbia
Katelyn Lyons Butte, MT
NaTasha Mathis Helena, MT
Shelby Jessiman Rosalind, AB
Sara Williamson Roberts, MT
Victoria Foster Livingston, MT
Mirjana Radovanovic Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dawson Community College 2011-2012 Awards Banquet was held Sunday April 22. The banquet is a tradition at DCC and includes acknowledgment for both academic and sports award recipients. This year's dinner was prepared by Garth Clingingsmith at the Moose Lodge in Glendive. Hosted by the Associated Student Body participants enjoyed lasagna and garlic bread sticks with a Caesar salad and cupcakes for dessert.
With the signing of Heather Schmidt, a second volleyball stand-out from Great Falls MT, Dawson Community College volleyball head coach John Marble has added more talent to his Buccaneer roster.
Head coach John Marble is proud to announce Christina Johnson from Great Falls MT has signed a national Letter of Intent to play for the Buccaneer volleyball program at Dawson Community College in 2012.
"DCC feels like a big family to me" said Johnson. "I am looking forward to helping the Lady Bucs have a great season and improving my defensive skills."
Dawson Community College and Sheridan College will meet for the annual Dig Pink,breast cancer awareness game October 25th at 7pm in Toepke Center.
The Dig Pink game was originally planned for October 8th against Casper but was rescheduled for later this month against Sheridan College.
"This is an important cause and we were not going to let it go." said DCC volleyball Coach John Marble “We would like to thank the community for their continued support as the Lady Bucs battle on this season and invite all to attend the game."
Lady Bucs drop a hard fought battle to NDSCS in 4 sets with scores of 18-25, 25-22, 19-25, 16-25. Shelby Jessiman and Lindsey James led with 8 kills each. While NaTasha Mathis led with a .250 hitting efficiency and 5 blocks. Katie Lyons dished out 22 assists, 3 Service aces, three blocks, including 2 block solos, 11 digs, and 2 kills. Desiree Schauman led the team with 16 digs.
It has been four years since Dawson Community College started a women’s volleyball program. And though the team’s current record of 4-15 fails to impress, it does not tell the whole story.
The team is now made up of mostly new players, as 10 of 14 women joined the team in the beginning of the season. Undersized and out-numbered, they now struggle to find the confidence needed to secure wins.
Still, these athletes consider themselves underdogs, fighting to establish a winning tradition for future Lady Buccaneers.
The Dawson Community College women’s volleyball team continued their road struggles this past weekend as they finished 1-3 in the Western Wyoming College Tournament.
With the losses, DCC fell to 4-15 on the season. They lost to Snow College on Friday in their first match, with scores of 7-25, 24-26 and 19-25, head coach John Marble said.
"[Snow College] was big, our pre-match cheer was David," Marble posted on the Lady Buccaneers’ Facebook page.
Sophomore Desiree Schauman, 5'5", out of Helena, MT, is ranked #19 in the nation in Digs per set. "Pretty cool stuff" said Women's Volleyball Coach John Marble.
Schauman plays the DS position for the Buccaneers in the back row only. She is a Defensive Specialist, both quick and a good passer.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced that Dawson Community College women’s volleyball team was among those to receive the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-2011 season. “Our Lady Buccaneers are one of only 12, two year schools in the nation to receive the award” said DCC Coach John Marble. “I am proud of their exceptional effort! They maintained a 3.34 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the school year.”