Augustana University - Women's Basketball Camps

Augustana Women's Basketball Camps

Coaching Staff


Katie Bourk | Assistant Coach

Katie Bourk enters her sixth season as an assistant coach with the Augustana women’s basketball program. This season will be Bourk’s eighth season overall with the Vikings, after serving as a graduate assistant from 2011-2013.
 
The 2017-2018 season was a record setting year for the Vikings. Bourk helped Augustana get off to the best start in program history at 14-0, and finished the season with a 29-4 record, passing the 2013 Final 4 team for the most wins in program history.

Logan O’Farrell capped off a 3-Peat as NSIC Defensive Player of the Year, leading the conference in steals for the 3rd time in her career. She was also named 1st team NSIC and was a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American.

The Vikings won a share of the NSIC regular season title for the first time in program history and won the NSIC South for the second year in a row. The Viking women went on to win the NSIC Tournament, the second time they have won the tournament in the last five years. Augustana hosted the NCAA Central Regional Tournament for the first time, where the team made a run to the Sweet-16 in their 14th overall NCAA Tournament appearance.

Bourk was named to the 2017-2018 WBCA “Thirty Under 30” honoree list. The WBCA award is presented by the Marriott Rewards program to recognize 30 up-and-coming women's basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each honoree has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship, professional manner, and professional association involvement.

In seven years with the Vikings, Bourk has been a part of six-20 win seasons, three NCAA Tournament Appearances, two NSIC Tournament Championships, one Central Region Championship, and one Elite 8 and Final 4.

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 2006-2008, Bourk served as a student-assistant coach, where the Lady T’s made it to the NAIA National Tournament, reaching 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 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 from Augustana in 2014.


Alex (Feeney) Nissen | Assistant Coach

Alex (Feeney) Nissen joins the Augustana women’s basketball coaching staff, entering her first season as an assistant coach for the Vikings.

Feeney, a 2013 graduate of Augustana, returns to her alma mater after coaching stints with South Dakota State, Central College and Roosevelt High School.

As a student athlete for Dave Krauth and the Vikings, Feeney was a four year starter and tallied 1,723 points to go along with 828 rebounds. She was named the NSIC Freshman of the Year during the 2009-10 season and earned first team All-NSIC honors her junior and senior seasons.

During her senior season, Feeney posted team best averages of 14.1 points and 7.1 rebounds, as the Vikings won the NSIC Conference Tournament and the Central Region Tournament. The team made their inaugural appearance in the Elite 8 and secured a spot in the NCAA Division II Final Four in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, she was named to the Daktronics All-Central Region first team for the second season in a row and was named the Central Region Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

As a junior with the Vikings, Feeney led the team in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Vikings qualified for the NCAA Tournament and made it to the Central Region Tournament Semifinals.

A native of Bismarck, North Dakota, Feeney earned a bachelor’s degree from Augustana in elementary education in the spring of 2013. She received Academic All-NSIC honors three times and was a member of the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District first team as a senior.   

Alex currently resides in Sioux Falls with her husband, Matt. She received her master’s degree from South Dakota State in sports and recreational studies in 2015.


Shaunteva (Ashley) Pruett | Assistant Coach

Shaunteva (Ashley) Pruett begins her third season as a coach for the Vikings.
 
During the 2016-2017 season, as a graduate assistant coach, she helped the Vikings finish with a 23-8 overall record and a 17-5 record in the NSIC to earn their first ever NSIC South Division Title.

In 2015-2016, the Vikings went 24-8 overall and had a 15-7 record in the NSIC. Augustana made it to the NSIC Conference Championship after knocking off No. 8 Winona State 85-84 in overtime.

Before joining the coaching staff, Teva put together a record-setting senior campaign and wrapped up an impressive five-year career with the Vikings. During her senior season, she 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 helping the Vikings reach 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. She will be in her first year of teaching third grade at JFK in Sioux Falls.


Erin Benson | Graduate Assistant 

Erin Benson, enters her first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Augustana women’s basketball program.

Benson, a 2018 graduate of Augustana University, previously served as a student-assistant for the Vikings the past two seasons. In 2018, she helped the Vikings win the NSIC Tournament, qualify for the NCAA Tournament and make it to the Sweet-16, posting a 29-4 record.
In her new role, Benson will help to prepare scouting reports, assist in recruiting, work with the posts and guards in player development, and fulfill practice and game day responsibilities.

Before serving as a student-assistant with Augustana, Benson was a two-year member on the Vikings and played her high school basketball at Chester.

Benson earned undergraduate degree in business administration and sports management. She resides in Sioux Falls and is pursuing her master’s degree in sports administration and leadership.