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Varsity - October 31, 2013

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INSIDE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BY DIANE NORDSTROM @BADGERWBB SCHEDULE (0-0) COMING UP Sunday Winona State (Exh.) Nov. 7 UW-Stevens Point Nov. 10 Drake Nov. 14 at Milwaukee The 2013-14 senior class of Daria Kryuchkova, Morgan Paige, Cassie Rochel and Taylor Wurtz. Badgers open season with plenty of potential UW begins third season under Bobbie Kelsey or third-year head coach Bobbie Kelsey, rebuilding the Badgers basketball program has been a slow process. After last season, in which UW played with only nine athletes, Kelsey is looking forward to the potenial of the 2013-14 team. "It's exciting to have a lot of scorers back, a lot of experience, a lot of veteran leader- F 50 // VARSITY October 31, 2013 ship and we're excited for all of them because they can help our team in different ways," Kelsey said. "When we put it all together, that makes for an exciting opportunity for them to experience something that nobody believes we can do." Kelsey returns four starters from 2012-13 as well as fifthyear senior Taylor Wurtz, who redshirted last season. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. SCORING RETURNS ● With 10 letterwinners on the roster, UW boasts the most returning points in the Big Ten. The Badgers return 88.9 percent of their scoring, or 1,599 points, from last year. That number includes minimal contribution from Taylor Wurtz and AnnMarie Brown, both of whom missed the majority of the 2012-13 season due to injury. Wisconsin also returns 89.9 percent of its rebounds or 949 of 1,144. UW lost only one player to graduation, point guard Tiera Stephen. ALL-BIG TEN PLAYERS RETURN ● UW returns three All-Big Ten picks, as senior Morgan Paige was named third-team All-Big Ten in 2012. Junior Jacki Gulczynski earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors last season. Senior Taylor Wurtz was a thirdteam All-Big Ten pick in 2012. Paige, a 5-foot-9 guard, led the Badgers with 15.9 points per game last season. She also made the most 3-pointers and free throws on the squad in 201213. Gulczynski, a 6-1 forward, ranked second on the team with 13 points per game and also averaged 5.9 rebounds per game. Wurtz, a 6-0 guard, played in only five games last season before taking a medical redshirt due to a lingering back issue. As a junior, she led the Badgers with 16.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

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