|Season had a lot of positives (04-11-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 11 April 2013 09:34|
There were a lot of positives for Jennifer Roos in her first season as Bowling Green State University's head women's basketball coach.
The Falcons went 24-11 overall and 11-5 in the Mid-American Conference.
Included in the victories were wins over Dayton, Central Michigan, SMU, Duquesne and Northwestern. The Falcons played well at the end of the season, going a combined 11-4 in February and March.
Four of the losses during the season were by three points or less, including a 50-47 loss to Drexel, a team that went on to win the WNIT.
Five MAC opponents advanced to the postseason and 12 of BG's opponents overall played in the postseason.
''The what if's, could of's are still lingering,'' Roos said about the close losses. ''I replay several minutes within each game of those (losses).
''But, who is not to say by us losing one of those games that didn't help us ... prepare for an opponent right afterwards.
''When you look at win-loss and strictly statistically speaking, it was a very successful year,'' Roos added.
An assistant coach for 20 years, including 11 at BGSU, Roos moved into the head coaching position when Curt Miller took over the women's program at Indiana University.
''I've seen a lot and done a lot and you can prepare a lot, but I don't know if you are ever ready for everything it entails,'' Roos said about being the head coach. ''It's something that I enjoyed thoroughly from start to finish.
''I joked with coach Miller when I saw him at the Final Four and told him he did not tell me about this, this or this,'' Roos continued. ''We had a couple of good laughs about things.
''He gave me a big pat on the back and I appreciated that more than anything else, for what we were able to do this year.''
Roos also pointed out the academic success of the team.
Of the four seniors, Allison Papenfuss and Simone Eli have already earned their undergraduate degrees and are in graduate school. Danielle Havel will graduate in May.
Chrissy Steffen will graduate in December after completing her student teaching. - CARLE
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