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The Club for Supporters of Ohio State University Women’s Basketball


HAPPY HOLIDAYS Board and I will bring her findings back to

The Presidents Message the membership.
The speaker for our December 2nd Please attend the games and support
regular meeting was Toni Roesch, former our team. We have the prospect of a great
OSU women’s basketball point-guard and Co- season ahead, so let’s all cheer our team on!
captain and current color commentator for I am looking forward to seeing all of
OSU Women’s Basketball games on WOSU you at our next meeting on Wednesday
radio. Over 78 Rebounder club members January 7, 2009 and I hope everyone has
listened to her very informative message. a Happy Holiday and a Joyous New Year.
Roesch is currently teaching a basketball Paul Willer, President
clinic in the Dublin area to children of all
ages from all over the state of Ohio. She
enjoys teaching basketball skills, confidence
and self-esteem to all of her students. She
thinks this year’s OSU Women’s team is very
talented and has good team chemistry.
The Rebounders Club recognized and
thanked Roger McCoy, chairman of our fund
raising committee, and all of the volunteers January 7th. SPEAKER
that worked at the concessions stands at all Our speaker for the January 7th
of the OSU football games. We earned over Rebounders dinner-meeting will be Chris
$3,400 with this activity this year. Rogers, a Representative of the OSU
During the meeting, members Compliance Office. Chris will bring us up to
expressed their concerns regarding the lack date on our responsibilities as an Ohio State
of media coverage for the Ohio State Athletic Booster.
Women’s Basketball Team. I have asked Jim McCarthy, President-Elect
Susanne Winegarner, Chair of the
Communication and Media Committee, to look
into this issue. She will present her findings
and recommendations to the Rebounders
Mark your calendars! We’re back to MEMBERSHIP
the 1st Wednesday of the month! Plan to Welcome to new members John and
join us on January 7th, 2009, at the Maureen Mariotti of Powell, OH and Michael
Holiday Inn, 328 West Lane Avenue. and Sandy Ball of Hilliard, OH. Of course,
Doors will open at 6:00 PM for social Michael Ball is not really a new member, but
time, and dinner will be served at 6:30 his wife Sandy is. We would like to welcome
PM. The menu will be Ashley’s salad, back Mary and Charles Lewis of Marysville
chicken Marsala, mashed potatoes, and their daughters, Aubree and Tessa. We
broccoli and chocolate cake. Dessert all look forward to seeing each of you at our
makes up for the broccoli! (A monthly meetings, and we appreciate your
vegetarian meal is available upon request. support of the women’s basketball program
Just let me know when you RSVP.) Drinks at The Ohio State University.
include water, coffee, decaf, tea & iced We currently have 280 members on
tea. Soft drinks & alcoholic beverages the roster. Although this is more than we
may be purchased at the hotel bar. had at this time last year, I am challenging
Dinner is $16 per person, payable at the each of us to bring more members into the
door. Remember, you are always group. Let’s set a goal of 400 by the end of
welcome to bring a guest to dinner, the year. Together, I believe, we can reach
introduce them to our club and invite this goal. Please consider asking your friends
them to join! Just let me know when you and neighbors to join us. For your
make your reservation who will be joining convenience, membership forms are available
you. on our Rebounders web-site. Or, you may
Reservation deadline is 9:00 PM, stop by the membership table, in the Value
Friday, January 2nd. Call 614-475-5872 City Arena concourse near section 117, and
or email pick up a paper copy.
(reservations will be confirmed by email) Recently, I had a question from a
and leave a message with your name, member about bringing a guest to our
number of reservations and a meeting. The policy is that we can bring a
confirmation phone number. I do confirm guest one time so that they have a chance to
all reservations so if you haven’t heard observe our meetings, but after that one
from me within 48 hours contact me time, we would like them to join the club if
again. I don’t want to miss anyone! they want to come back to a meeting.
If you are unable to attend please Martha Peck, membership co-chair
remember that you are obligated to pay
if I cannot fill your spot. So let me know
ASAP and I’ll do my best!
Judy Grimm, Treasurer
NEWSLETTER MAILING Game tickets are not included in the price of
the bus trip. I would prefer you pay for the
bus trips by check made payable to The
Rebounders Club. Payment can be made
when you board the bus.
, VS.
Purdue single game tickets are upper
In the last newsletter I mentioned that
level only at $12 each. However, we can get a
those who have their newsletter e-mailed to
group-rate at $5 per ticket if we order in
them are saving the club postage and the
advance. If you are interested in the group-
cost of printing. However, I did not mention
rate ticket, please pay the $5 when you sign
how much they were saving the club. At this
up for the trip. Deadline to order the
point, I e-mail the newsletter to 60
group tickets will be January 15.
households. At $.42 per newsletter, those
Michigan State single game tickets
members are saving the club $25.20 per
are $14 for reserved seats behind our team,
month or $252.00 for the 10 newsletters
or $3 for group general admission tickets
which are sent each club year. Also, if the
(Upper Level). Please indicate which ticket
cost of printing the newsletters is factored
you prefer when you sign up for the trip.
in, the savings would be substantially greater.
Deadline for MSU advance ticket purchase
And, you usually get your newsletter seven to
is January 25.
ten days earlier if it is e-mailed. Thank you
Indiana single game tickets are $5
to those who are able to help the club by
each or $2 for groups of 25 or more. I will
having your newsletters e-mailed.
collect cash payment for tickets on the bus
Martha Peck, newsletter mailer
in route to the game. No advance payment
will be necessary.
For all advanced ticket purchases,
make checks payable to June Allen.
2009 REBOUNDERS ROAD TRIPS Buses will depart the OSU Golf
You have responded well by signing up Course, Tremont Rd. and can be boarded 30
for our bus trips this year and the busses minutes prior to departure time. Parking is
are really filling up. However, there is still available in the north lot. For more
space available and still time to sign up. information or to sign up, contact June Allen,
Sunday games are always very popular for 614-488-8296 or
the Rebounders to travel and support the June Allen, Events Chair
team. The scheduled trips are:

Date Location Departure Game

Jan. 25 Purdue 11:00am 5:00pm
Feb. 8 Michigan State 8:00am 2:00pm
Have you ever wondered who the
The cost of the bus trip will remain young lady is who gets to an injured player so
the same as last year; $45/person per trip. quickly? It’s Chalisa Fonza. If you have the
feeling that you have seen her before, maybe
you have. Maybe you saw her in 1995.
Fonza received her Bachelor of
Science degree from Western Illinois FROM THE SOUTH STAND
University in 1992. Her area of study was The club earned in excess of $3300
Recreation, Park and Tourism as a result of the sales efforts of 21 club
Administration with an emphasis on athletic members. Karen Anthony had the most fun
training. She continued her education and by working five of the seven home games.
athletic training by accepting a graduate In addition to all the fun, these club
assistant position at OSU and in 1995 she members also earned approximately 18 free
earned her Master’s Degree in Teacher Rebounders Club dinners. Thanks to all who
Education and Physical Education. participated in this project.
Chalisa moved on to Cleveland State We likely will be asked to participate
University from 1995 to 1999. While there, in the 2009 spring game as we did last year,
she acted as trainer for the women’s so I may be asking for help again later in the
volleyball and women’s basketball programs. year. I will bring sign-up sheets for the 2009
Also, she was the coordinator of the student games to our last meeting, when you will have
athletic training program and was an a better idea of your availability. The sign-up
instructor for basic and advanced training sheet participation will be used to determine
courses in athletic training. the support for continuing the project next
After one year as Assistant fall. We hope to have an improved parking
Coordinator of Sports Medicine at arrangement in place by the fall.
Oklahoma State University, Fonza returned There is no truth to the rumor that
to Ohio State and has served in the athletic club members participated in body painting
department for seven years. Chalisa works the male and female students in the south
primarily with women’s basketball and golf; stands. It was fun watching them though.
however, she is an approved clinical Roger McCoy, Fundraising Chair
instructor in the OSU athletic training
education program.
In her spare time, Fonza has served
as Head Athletic Trainer for the WNBA’s FUN FACTS:
Washington Mystics in 2005 and as Head After the first and second weeks of
Trainer and Equipment Manager for the the season, Jantel Lavender was named the
Cleveland Rockers. She is a member of the Big Ten Player of the Week. This marks
National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the fifth and sixth time in her young career
Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association. that she has won this award.
Chalisa, we are guessing that all the If there were any questions about the
coaches and players of the women’s abilities of incoming freshman Samantha
basketball team are glad that you chose to Prahalis, she has answered them in the first
return to OSU. eight games. Her passes bring “wows” from
The Editorial Staff the fans and she has shown that she can
shoot the “three” and drive to the basket.
In the recent game with North Carolina, she women’s basketball team were treated to a
dished out 13 assists. great session. We watched practice, visited
Coach Foster continues on his path to the facilities and had the opportunity to ask
getting excellent athletes as indicated with questions of the coaches and players. It was
the signing of two highly touted Ohio Players. a great opportunity to see how much hard
Emilee Harmon is a 6’ 2” forward from work the coaches and team do to make this a
Pickerington Central and Brianna Sanders is great season. Plan to attend next year.
a 5’ 11” guard from Princeton High School in
the Cincinnati area. Harmon was one of only
three underclassmen invited to USA
Basketball’s U18 Team Olympic Training Camp
this past summer.ii This is the same
organization that Jantel Lavender and
Samatha Prahalis played for the past two
years. We will give you more information
about these two in late summer of 2009.
Picture courtesy of Donna and Larry Ball
The Editorial Staff

Did you know that

Jantel Lavender’s toughest critic is not NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Coach Foster or the coaching staff? Jantel This Newsletter is written to provide
says her number one critic is her twin sister, information regarding the Club’s activities
Jazmine.iii Jazmine, the older sister by 46 that may be of interest to you. If you have
minutes, is a student manager for the suggestions that may improve the newsletter,
women’s basketball team and Jantel’s or if you have information that you believe
roommate at school. Coach Foster says he is should be included, we would like to hear
OK with this and believes it is good for from you. We may be reached at
Jantel because she has so much respect for
her older sister’s values and insight. If you plan to place an article in the
next newsletter, the deadline date for
getting the information to us is January 7,
Pat and J. R. Logsdon, Editors

This newsletter is a publication of The Rebounders Club, an

independent organization. Its content does not necessarily
reflect the views or opinions of The Ohio State University.
Picture courtesy of Donna and Larry Ball
Those of us who responded to the iii
Larry Watts, Contributor,
invitation to attend a practice session of the