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Augustana University - Women's Basketball Camps
Augustana University - Women's Basketball Camps

Augustana Women's Basketball Camps

Coaching Staff

Mark Stavenger | Assistant Coach

The 2016-17 season will be Mark Stavenger’s ninth as Dave Krauth's top assistant.  Stavenger served as a graduate assistant during the 2007-08 campaign.
 
In Stavenger’s eighth season as an assistant coach of the Vikings, he helped lead Augustana to a 24-8 overall record and a 15-7 record in the NSIC.
 
Augustana made a run to the NSIC Championship game after defeating MSU Moorhead in the quarterfinals and No. 8 Winona State in buzzer beating fashion in the semis. The run propelled the Vikings to earn their first All-NSIC Tournament member in Sophie Kenney since 2013.
 
In 2015-16 Stavenger helped coach two All-NSIC performers, an NSIC All-Freshman team member and nine Academic All-NSIC members. Logan O’Farrell’s continued growth under the direction of Stavenger on the defensive end showed after winning NSIC Defensive Player of the Year and earning a spot on the NSIC all-Defensive team. 
 
In 2015-16 the Vikings found a lot of success from behind the three-point line, tying the single-season record of 3-pointers made at 278. They also shot the ball well from the charity stripe with a season average of 77 percent, the third best single season mark.
 
Stavenger helped in the development of Shaunteva Ashley, who earned All-America first-team honors by numerous publications during the 2014-15 season. Augustana went 21-10 over the course of the season despite having only one senior on the roster. The 21 wins marked the 10th time in the last 11 seasons that the Vikings have won at least 20 games in a year.
 
Krauth's top assistant played a big part in Augustana getting a school-record 28 wins during the 2012-13 season. The Vikings also went 16-6 in the NSIC. Stavenger saw his efforts rewarded with Augustana winning its first conference tournament in team history in 2013. The Vikings also made their inaugural appearance in the Elite Eight at the NCAA Tournament in March.
 
In both roles as graduate assistant and assistant coach, Stavenger has played an important part in scouting, recruiting, and individual workouts with the team. He has also been instrumental in organizing camps within the Sioux Falls community.
 
Stavenger played one season of basketball at Augustana before suffering a career-ending shoulder injury at the conclusion of his freshman year. He graduated from Augustana with bachelor's degrees in exercise science and fitness management in December, 2006.
 
Stavenger, who lives in Sioux Falls with his wife, Jenn, and two children, Ella and Nash, earned his master's degree in education from Augustana in 2009.

Katie Bourk | Assistant Coach

Katie Bourk enters her fourth season as an assistant coach with the Augustana women’s basketball program in 2016-17.
 
This season will be Bourk’s sixth season overall with the Vikings, after serving as a graduate assistant from 2011-13.
 
In her third season as an assistant coach of the Vikings, Bourk helped lead Augustana to a 24-8 overall record and a 15-7 record in the NSIC. Augustana made a run to the NSIC Championship game after defeating MSU Moorhead in the quarterfinals and No. 8 Winona State in buzzer beating fashion in the semis. Senior, Sophie Kenney, was named to the NSIC All-Tournament team after her late game heroics against Winona and stellar play throughout the entire tournament.
 
Bourk helped coach two All-NSIC performers, an NSIC All-Freshman team member and nine Academic All-NSIC members. Bourk’s continued work with the guards paid off this past season as Logan O’Farrell was named NSIC Defensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the NSIC All-Defensive team.
 
In 2015-16 the Vikings found a lot of success from behind the three-point line, tying the single-season record of 3-pointers made at 278. They also shot the ball well from the charity stripe with a season average of 77 percent, the third best single season mark.
 
Bourk helped with the development of a very young roster into a 21-win team during the 2014-15 year, which was highlighted by the selection of Shaunteva Ashley to numerous first-team All-America honors by various publications, Daktronics All-Central Region Second Team, All-NSIC First Team while also earning the NSIC Player of the Year Award.
 
Bourk was part of an Augustana team that went 16-12 overall and 11-11 in the NSIC - with a roster that featured several young players on it and only two seniors in 2013-14. The former Dakota State standout worked with the guards and helped in guiding Ashley and NSIC Defensive Player of the Year, Emily Schulte.
 
In 2012-13, Bourk helped the Vikings to a school-record 28 wins, and the inaugural appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight for Augustana. The Vikings also had a 16-6 conference record, and won the NSIC tournament, along with the Central Region tournament and advanced to the Final 4 after defeating the #1 ranked and only undefeated team in the nation.
 
In the 2011-12 season, Bourk assisted the Vikings to a 24-7 record, including a 18-4 conference mark. With the help of Bourk, the Vikings made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
 
A native of Blunt, S.D., Bourk graduated from Sully Buttes High School in 2006, and went on to play at Dakota State University. From 2006-08, Bourk served as a student-assistant coach, where the Lady T’s made it to the NAIA National Tournament both years, and advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2008. In her first season as a player, she picked up All-Dakota Athletic Conference honors in 2009 after averaging 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. Bourk ranks 4th all-time at DSU in 3 pointers made (164) and in 3-point field goal percentage.
 
Bourk resides in Sioux Falls and earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from DSU in 2011. She earned her master's degree in sports administration and leadership at Augustana in 2014.

Shaunteva (Ashley) Pruett | Graduate Assistant Coach

Shaunteva (Ashley) Pruett enters her second season as a graduate assistant with the women's basketball program.
 
In her first season as a graduate assistant she helped the Vikings to a 24-8 overall record and a 15-7 record in the NSIC. As a coach, she helped Augustana make it to the NSIC Conference Championship after knocking off No. 8 Winona State 85-84 in overtime.
 
During her senior campaign, Pruett was named All-America First Team by the WBCA, Bennet Rank, and the Division II Bulletin. She was a third team All-America selection by Daktronics. The Division II Bulletin honored her as player of the month in November 2014. Teva was a Daktronics All-Central Region first-team player and was named NSIC Player of the Year, after averaging a career high 21.1 points per game. That average was first in the NSIC and eighth in all of Division II. Teva was a stand-out performer in the NSIC since arriving in 2011-2012. She was named NSIC Freshman of the year in 2011-2012, second-team All-NSIC as a sophomore, while also leading the Vikings to the Final 4, and capped off her last two years by being on the All-NSIC first-team. She ends her career third in points, third in assists, and first in free throws made.
 
Teva resides in Sioux Falls with her husband Josh. She graduated from Augustana with her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2014 and is pursuing her Master's Degree in Sports Administration and Leadership.

Erin Benson | Student Assistant 

Erin Benson enters her first season as a student assistant for the Augustana University women’s basketball team.

Benson was a two year member of the women’s basketball team. In her career she played in 22 games and scored 20-points. She grabbed nine rebounds, had four steals and made two steals. She had a career three point shooting percentage of 54 percent on 6-of-11 shooting.  
 
She played her high school ball at Chester High School where she averaged 12.9 points per game, 5.4 assists and 3.1 steals her senior season. She helped guided her team to a district championship.
 
Benson is majoring in business administration and sports management.