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Being a collegiate student-athlete can be one of the best times of your life. At Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, we are committed to making that happen. 

The Thunder competes in the 18-team Minnesota Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) and is one of seven teams in Northern Division. Our conference is recognized as one of the strongest NJCAA Division III conferences in the nation. 

If you are interested in being a member of the Thunder Women's Basketball team, contact Laura Sylvester via email to, or by calling 218-879-0822.  You can also click the link below, check the box for women's basketball, and fill in any pertinent information about yourself and your accomplishments and we will contact you regarding your interest in attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and playing for the Thunder.
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2013-2014 Season Schedule (subject to change)

Tuesday, November 12 Gogebic Community College  Away L, 73-57
Friday, November 15 Rainy River @ Mesabi Range Tournament  Away L, 73-64
Saturday, November 16 Team United @ Mesabi Range Tournament   Away L, 79-73
Tuesday, November 19  Gogebic Community College   Home L, 74-69
Saturday, November 23 Red Lake Nation College  Home W, 76-24
Friday, December 6 Rochester Technical College  Away L, 108-46
Saturday, December 7   Western Wisconsin Technical College  Away L, 81-29
Friday, December 13 Minnesota State-Fergus Falls   Home W, 74-66
Friday, January 3 Gogebic Community College at Mesabi Tournament   Away L, 101-72
Saturday, January 4 United Tribes Technical College at Mesabi Tournament   Away W, 70-66
Saturday, January 11 Northland Community College  Away L, 96-53
Wednesday, January 15 Mesabi Range Technical College  Home  L, 86-59
Saturday, January 18 Vermilion Community College  Home L, 78-54
Friday, January 24 Hibbing Community College  Home W, 72-63
Saturday, January 25 Rainy River Community College  Home W, 64-62
Wednesday, January 29 Itasca Community College  Away L, 70-49
Saturday, February 1 Hibbing Community College  Away L, 62-57
Wednesday, February 5 Vermilion Community College  Away  L, 88-71
Saturday, February 8 Mesabi Range Technical College  Away L, 75-57
Friday, February 14 Northland Community College  Home L, 102-50
Saturday, February 15 Itasca Community College  Home W, 82-70
Saturday, February 22 Rainy River Community College  Away L, 75-68

2014-2015 Thunder Basketball Roster

# PlayerPositionHometownHigh SchoolYearMajor
Makayleigh Cahoon  Rylee Barlau  Guard  5'7"
 Superior, WI
 Superior Senior High  Sophomore  
 30 Makayleigh Cahoon  Kenda Benner
 Forward  5'10"   
 Nett Lake, MN
 Northwoods High School   Sophomore  
 3 Makayleigh Cahoon  Shaelyn Halverson  Guard  5'7"  Moose Lake, MN  Moose Lake High School  Sophomore  
 51 Makayleigh Cahoon  Namiah Hindsley
 Forward  5'9"
 Cloquet, MN  Cloquet Senior High  Sophomore  
 33 Makayleigh Cahoon  Haley Psyck  Forward  5'11"  Cloquet, MN  Cloquet Senior High  Sophomore  
 10 Makayleigh Cahoon  Da'Rnay Sandlin  Forward  5'11"  Minneapolis, MN  Brooklyn Center High  Sophomore  

Thunder Basketball Coaching Staff

 CoachCoaching PositionYears with TeamHometownInfoExperience
Makayleigh Cahoon  Laura Sylvester  Co-Head Coach  1  Alborn, MN    
Makayleigh Cahoon  Keith Turner  Co-Head Coach  1      

Thunder Basketball Student Athlete Honors

 2013-2014  Claudia Turner  Esko, MN  MCAC All-Conference FirstTeam
 2013-2014  Claudia Turner  Esko, MN  MCAC All-Northern Division First Team
 2013-2014  Kami Diver  Cloquet, MN  MCAC All-Northern Division Honorable Mention Third Team
 2013-2014  Shaelyn Halverson  Moose Lake, MN  MCAC All-Northern Division Honorable Mention Third team
 2013-2014  Claudia Turner  Esko, MN  Player of the Week, MCAC Northern Division (twice)
 2008-2009  Ashley Langila  Esko, MN  Player of the Week, MCAC Northern Division

Team Statistics

SeasonRecordTeam Honors
 2013-2014 6-16  
 2012-2013 0-25  
 2011-2012 0-23  
 2010-2011 0-0 No season
 2009-2010 0-22   
 2008-2009 0-21 First team in college history

Individual Records

 Points (single game)  39  Ashley Langila  2008-2009
 Points (season)  494  Claudia Turner  2013-2014
 Points (average per game)  22.9  Claudia Turner  2013-2014
 Points (career)  494  Claudia Turner  2013-2014
 Assists (single game)  7 (twice)  Claudia Turner  2013-2014
 Assists (season)      
 Assists (average per game)      
 Assists (career)      
 Rebounds (single game)      
 Rebounds (season)  171  Da'Rnay Sandlin  2013-2014
 Rebounds (average per game)      
 Rebounds (career)
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