Women's basketball closes out a four-game WCC homestand against Pacific on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The second round of West Coast Conference play begins Thursday, Jan. 29 with LMU hosting Saint Mary's at 7 p.m.
The Lions head to Santa Clara on Thursday with seeding for the WCC Tournament on the line.
On the 10th Anniversary of their historic season, the 2003-03 women's basketball team will be honored at the Lions game Saturday versus Portland.
Rachael Ziemann recently concluded her fourth season with the Lions...is at the most complete level of her game since entering LMU... exciting to coach... impressive scoring potential...is a game-changing player...has a good sense of the game...can see the floor well...tremendous shooting touch ...is very athletic...has a quick and powerful drive to the basket...is an excellent three-point shooter.
Finished third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.7 points per game... named WCC honorable mention, and to the WCC's All-Academic Team...is now the top three-point shooter in LMU history, with 126 career three-pointers...also shares the single game three-point record...finished her career with the second highest free throw shooting percentage (.773)... named to the All-Tournament team at the LMU/Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving Classic...led the team in scoring against Georgia, and added 17 points against Charlotte... fifth on the team with 39 assists.... fifth on the team with 88 rebounds...led the team with 14 points against Weber State...added 11 points against UCSB... led the team with 14 points against Dartmouth...broke the career three-pointer record against Gonzaga and led the team in scoring with 15 points...scored a season-high 18 points at Saint Mary's...10 double digit scoring games in 2005-06... scored in double digits in four of the first five games of the season... started four games this season... played double digit minits in every game... 10th in the WCC in 3 pt. FG % and 3 pt. made.
Had a fantastic season, breaking LMU's single season record for 3-pointers en route to earning first team All-WCC honors...LMU's leading scorer, averaging 10.2 points per game... scoring average rose to 13.1 in WCC contests... made 63 3-pointers on the season, smashing the previous LMU record of 48... 43 of the 3's were in WCC games, the second highest total in conference history... her seven 3-pointers at Portland (2/10/05) broke the LMU single game record and gave her 49 3-pointers for the season... that performance also tied the Chiles Center record... finished the game with a career-high 29 points, which was the second highest single game point total for an LMU junior... also added seven rebounds, five steals and four assists in the win...15 double-digit scoring games... three games with five 3-pointers, which ranks in the top-10 LMU single game list... was 5-for-8 from 3-point range for 19 points against Gonzaga (1/13/05)... was 5-for-8 again, finishing with 17 points and eight rebounds at Saint Mary's (1/22/05)... made five 3-pointers against Pepperdine and scored 19 points against Pepperdine (1/29/05)... made four straight 3-pointers as part of LMU's second half comeback at San Francisco in the WCC opener (1/6/05)... shot 41.4% from 3-point range, good enought for 23rd in the country... shot better from 3-point range than overall (36.0%)...also played as a point guard and was second on the team with 61 assists... in conference games, led the WCC in 3-point FG percentage (45.3) and 3-point FG made (3.07)... also in the top-10 for steals and scoring.
played in all 30 games off the bench, averaging 14.2 minutes per game... finished with 5.0 points per game and 30 assists... got hot at the end of the season... named WCC All-Tournament team after scoring 13 points in semifinals and 10 points in championship win over Gonzaga (3/7/04)... added nine points and four assists against Baylor (3/20/04) in NCAA tournament.... scored 12 points in the win at UNC Wilmington (11/23/03)...contributed four assists twice (vs. San Diego 1/17/04, vs. Baylor 3/20/04)... recorded three steals against Cal Poly (12/13/03)...led the Lions with nine rebounds in the win against San Diego (1/15/04)... hit a three pointer in the final seconds against Portland (2/7/04) to give the Lions a four point lead...finished with nine points in 18 minutes of play against Pepperdine (2/21/04) to help Lions secure their first ever WCC title...her three-pointer with two minutes remaining brought the Lions to within two points of Portland in the WCC semifinals (3/6/04)... scored ten first half points in the WCC championship game (3/7/04)... her three-pointer cut Baylor's lead to 59-55 with 4:23 left in the game (3/20/04).
played in 14 games off the bench for the Lions...battled a foot injury all season...scored a season-high 16 points at Saint Mary's (3/1/03)... had back-to-back double digit scoring totals in the WCC Tournament...scored 15 points against Portland (3/6/03) in Round 1 and Santa Clara (3/7/03) in Round 2 of the tournament...collected a personal-best five rebounds twice on the year; against Gonzaga (1/11/03) and at San Francisco (2/28/03)...was 7-for-9 from the free-throw line in the game at Saint Mary's... dished out three assists in the first game of the season against UC Riverside (11/25/02).
Ziemann is a 2002 graduate of Edison High School in Huntington Beach, CA...a two sport athlete...lettered four times in both basketball and track and field...four-time All-Orange County and All-Sunset League selection in track and field...was the CIF Division I high jump champion (1999, 2000)...took first in the AAU Junior Olympic Nationals in the high jump as a freshman...as a sophomore, placed first at the Master Meet and set new school record with a 5'10" jump and placed second in the state...placed second and sixth in the state high jump finals in her junior and senior years, respectively...a 2002 Edison Hall of Fame inductee...captained her junior and senior basketball squads...was a three-time All-Sunset League selection in basketball...was All-Orange County and All-CIF in 2001 and 2002...set single-season free throw percentage record (90%) as a senior...named Edison and Sunset League Athlete of the Year in 2002...prep basketball coach was Corey Kelly.
Rachael Marie Ziemann was born on Mar. 12, 1983 in Newport Beach, CA...the daughter of Neal and Terice Ziemann...has two brothers, Tyler and Joseph and a twin sister, Bianca who is on the Lions' squad as well...also recruited by San Diego and Oregon State...chose LMU because of its athletic and academic reputation...names Hawaii as her favorite vacation spot...enjoys hanging out with her sister and friends in her spare time...a business administration major.
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