Women's Basketball

Ming Joins Valpo's Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Kayla Ming has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders next fall.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 26

The Valparaiso University State Farm Insurance Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Monday, April 26 at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Rally Falls Just Short Against Kansas State

Valparaiso rallied from a 16-point second half deficit and closed within three in the final six minutes, but fell short on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 71-63 decision to Kansas State in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis, Minn.


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CRUSADERS SET FOR SECOND STRAIGHT NCAA APPEARANCE SUNDAY AGAINST KANSAS STATE

For the second time in as many years the Valparaiso Crusaders are headed to the NCAA Tournament. This year, the 15th seeded Crusaders will battle Kansas State, the Mideast Region's second seed. The contest will be Valpo's first-ever neutral site postseason contest. The Brown and Gold has won nine of its last ten games overall after defeating Oral Roberts 64-63 in the Mid-Con championship.


Women's Basketball

Game Times Set for Valpo's NCAA Tournament Games in Minneapolis

Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will take to the court at 11 a.m. CST on Sunday morning in Minneapolis, Minn. in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament against Kansas State. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Set to Face Kansas State in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will face Kansas State on Sunday in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament to be held in Minneapolis, Minn.


Women's Basketball

Back to Back Dances!

For the second straight season, Valparaiso won the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 64-63 on Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo. With the win, the Crusaders are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.


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Crusaders Head to Third Straight Mid-Con Title Game

For the third straight season and the fifth time in the last seven years, Valparaiso is headed to the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship game following the Crusaders 66-54 victory over UMKC on Monday afternoon in the semifinals.


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CRUSADERS PREPARE TO FACE UMKC IN MID-CON TOURNEY SEMIFINALS

After a thrilling last-second victory over IUPUI, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Monday afternoon in the semifinals of the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. The second-seeded Crusaders will face UMKC, the tourney's third seed.


Women's Basketball

Gutowski's Runner Lifts Valpo into Mid-Con Semis

Jamie Gutowski's (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean H.S.) runner in the lane with 1.4 seconds remaining capped off an 11-0 run lifting Valparaiso to a 53-52 come-from-behind victory over IUPUI in the quarterfinals of the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.


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VALPO SET TO BEGIN DEFENSE OF MID-CON TOURNAMENT TITLE AGAINST IUPUI

Valparaiso will begin defense of its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday evening as the Crusaders face IUPUI. Valpo, the tournament's number two seed, closed the regular season by winning six of its final seven games.


Women's Basketball

Boone and Stangler Earn All-Conference Honors; Rietema Named to All-Newcomer Team

Valparaiso University's Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) and Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) each earned All Mid-Continent Conference Team honors, while Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) was named to the league's All-Newcomer Team for the 2003-2004 season.


Women's Basketball

Valpo to Battle IUPUI in Mid-Con Tournament

By virtue of a coin flip, Valparaiso became the #2 seed for this weekend's Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Basketball Tournament this weekend in Kansas City, Mo. The Crusaders will face #7 IUPUI in the quarterfinals on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. CST.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Wins Regular Season Finale

Valparaiso scored the first 12 points of the second half and turned a halftime deficit into a 56-46 victory over Chicago State on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the regular season finale for both teams.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS CLOSE REGULAR SEASON ON MONDAY AGAINST CHICAGO STATE

Valparaiso will conclude the 2003-2004 regular season on Monday night as the Crusaders host Chicago State. Valpo has won five of its last six games, and still has a chance to finish in a second place tie in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.


Women's Basketball

Freeman Earns 300th Career Victory as Valpo Defeats IPFW

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman earned his 300th career victory on Saturday afternoon as Kathryn Knoester (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) scored a career high 21 points and the Crusaders defeated IPFW 80-65 on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


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FREEMAN SEEKS 300th CAREER VICTORY ON SENIOR DAY AT VALPO

Valparaiso steps out of Mid-Continent Conference action on Saturday afternoon to entertain IPFW on Senior Day beginning the final homestand of the 2003-2004 season for the Crusaders. The Brown and Gold is looking to rebound from a loss at Southern Utah last Saturday.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls 66-52 at Southern Utah

Valparaiso struggled from both ends of the floor and dropped a 66-52 decision at Southern Utah on Saturday evening.


Women's Basketball

FREEMAN SEEKS 300th CAREER VICTORY AS VALPO HEADS TO SOUTHERN UTAH

Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time during the 2003-2004 regular season on Saturday evening as the Crusaders look to extend their winning streak to five at Southern Utah.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Move Into Second Place after Defeating Oral Roberts

Valparaiso moved into second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings after posting a 65-47 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

VALPO LOOKS FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT VICTORY HOSTING ORAL ROBERTS MONDAY NIGHT

Valparaiso will try to extend its winning streak to four games on Monday evening as the Crusaders entertain Oral Roberts. Valpo has won seven of its last nine games overall.


Women's Basketball

Braun's Putback Lifts Valpo to Win

Tamra Braun's (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) putback with 1.2 seconds remaining off of a Jamie Gutowski (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean H.S.) miss gave Valparaiso a 50-48 come-from-behind victory over UMKC on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women to Hold 2004 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2004 summer camps this June and July.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS RETURN HOME TO PLAY FOUR OF THEIR FINAL FIVE AT THE ARC

Valparaiso will look to continue its current success on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain UMKC. The Brown and Gold has won two straight and is tied for third in the Mid-Continent Conference, while the Kangaroos arrive in second place in the standings.


Women's Basketball

Balanced Attack Leads Valpo past Chicago State

Led by six players with eight or more points, Valparaiso withstood a second half rally by Chicago State to post a 63-58 victory over the Cougars on Monday evening in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Basketball

VALPO CLOSES OUT ROAD TRIP MONDAY NIGHT AT CHICAGO STATE

Valparaiso will conclude its three game road trip on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold heads to the Windy City to battle Chicago State. The Crusaders are coming off of a convincing 76-38 victory over Centenary on Monday evening while the Cougars are looking for their first Mid-Con win.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Doubles Up Centenary

Valparaiso allowed just eight first half points on Saturday evening on the way to a convincing 76-38 victory over Centenary in Shreveport, La.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS LOOK TO SNAP TWO-GAME SKID ON SATURDAY AT CENTENARY

Valparaiso will look return to the victory column on Saturday evening as the Crusaders make their first-ever trip to Shreveport, La. to battle Centenary. The Brown and Gold have dropped back-to-back games, but look to rebound against the Ladies, a team they defeated just two weeks ago.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Rallies Come up Short at Western

Valparaiso fought back from a pair of double-figure deficits, but in the end it was not enough as the Crusaders dropped a 62-59 decision to Western Illinois on Monday night in Macomb, Ill.


Women's Basketball

VALPO LOOKS TO RETURN TO WIN COLUMN AT WESTERN ILLINOIS MONDAY NIGHT

Valparaiso will look to return to the win column on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold take to the road for the first of three straight games away from the ARC, heading to Western Illinois to battle the second place Westerwinds. The Crusaders will look to stop Western's 23-game homecourt win streak, the nation's third longest.


Women's Basketball

Oakland Halts Valpo's Homecourt Win Streak

Valparaiso shot just 29.6% from the floor in the second half as the Crusaders saw their ten-game Mid-Continent Conference homecourt win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Oakland downed Valpo 59-54 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

VALPO CLOSES HOMESTAND AGAINST OAKLAND SATURDAY LOOKING FOR 5TH STRAIGHT WIN

Valparaiso will conclude its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Oakland. Valpo, which is coming off of a 66-49 victory over Centenary on Monday, is looking for its fifth straight win.


Women's Basketball

Big First Half Lifts Valpo to Win

Valparaiso used 55.2% shooting in the first half to build a 32-point halftime advantage to lift the Crusaders to a 66-49 win over Centenary on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS RIDE THREE-GAME WIN STREAK INTO MONDAY'S GAME AGAINST CENTENARY

Valparaiso looks to extend its three-game win streak on Monday evening as the Crusaders entertain Centenary. The Brown and Gold is coming off of a 73-63 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Moves into Second Place after Downing Southern Utah

Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) scored a career high 26 points to lead four Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated Southern Utah 73-63 on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

VALPO SET TO BEGIN THREE-GAME HOMESTAND SATURDAY AGAINST SOUTHERN UTAH

After moving into a tie for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings, Valparaiso will return to the ARC on Saturday evening to host Southern Utah in the first of three straight home contests.


Women's Basketball

Freeman Becomes Mid-Con's Winningest Coach as Valpo Defeats IUPUI

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman became the winningest coach in Mid-Continent Conference history on Monday evening, notching victory number 164 with the Crusaders, as Valpo defeated IUPUI 75-52.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS LOOK TO CLIMB ABOVE .500 ON MONDAY AT IUPUI

Valparaiso looks to move back over the .500 mark on Monday evening when the Crusaders travel to IUPUI. The Brown and Gold are coming off of a 60-56 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon, and will face the Jaguars for the second time in less than two weeks.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Posts Home Victory over Western Illinois

Keyed by several big shots down the stretch, Valparaiso defeated Western Illinois 60-56 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, handing the Westerwinds their first Mid-Continent Conference loss of the season.


Women's Basketball

VALPO RETURNS HOME TO HOST DEFENDING REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION WESTERN ILLINOIS

Valparaiso will return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to entertain the defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season champion Western Illinois Westerwinds. The Crusaders, the defending conference tournament champions, are looking to rebound from a pair of road losses.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Drops Second Straight at UMKC

A 22-2 run midway through the second half helped lead UMKC to a 70-54 victory over Valparaiso on Monday evening in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Rallies Fall Short at Oral Roberts

Valparaiso rallied from a pair of double-digit deficits on Saturday afternoon, but in the end, Oral Roberts held on for a 67-66 victory over the Crusaders in Tulsa, Okla.


Women's Basketball

VALPO TAKES PERFECT MID-CON MARK TO ORAL ROBERTS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Following a 67-49 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday, Valparaiso takes its 2-0 Mid-Continent Conference record back out onto the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders visit Oral Roberts.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Coast to Win over IUPUI

Four players scored in double figures for Valparaiso as the Crusaders jumped out to a big first half lead and cruised to a 67-49 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

VALPO ENTERTAINS IUPUI IN CONFERENCE HOME OPENER ON TUESDAY NIGHT

After playing three straight games on the road, Valparaiso returns to the ARC on Tuesday evening for its Mid-Continent Conference home opener as the Crusaders entertain IUPUI.


Women's Basketball

Braun Lifts Valpo to Road Win at Oakland

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) scored a career high 24 points and added a career best 14 rebounds and for the first time in five years Valparaiso registered a road victory at Oakland, defeating the Golden Grizzlies 61-56 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.


Women's Basketball

VALPO OPENS MID-CON PLAY AT OAKLAND IN MID-CON TITLE GAME REMATCH

Valparaiso will open Mid-Continent Conference play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Oakland for a rematch of the last two Mid-Con Tournament title games. Valpo won last year's title tilt 48-46 to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth ever, while the Golden Grizzlies won the 2002 contest 52-40.


Women's Basketball

Miami Topples Valpo 83-71

Despite a career high 24 points by Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.), Valparaiso ended up on the short end of the score Tuesday evening, as Miami (Ohio) defeated the Crusaders 83-71 in Oxford, Ohio.


Women's Basketball

VALPARAISO (5-5, 0-0 Mid-Con) at MIAMI (OHIO) (5-4, 0-0 MAC)

Valparaiso will conclude the 2003 calendar year with their final non-conference match-up prior to Mid-Continent Conference action on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders head to Miami (Ohio) to battle the RedHawks.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls 70-47 at DePaul

Valparaiso heads to the holiday break after suffering a 70-47 setback against DePaul on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.


Women's Basketball

Hammel Earns Mid-Con Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University guard Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after guiding the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Wins Third Straight Downing Loyola 61-45

Valparaiso won its fifth game in its last six outings on Sunday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Ill.) 61-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

VALPO RETURNS TO THE ARC FOR THE FINAL TIME IN THE 2003 CALENDAR YEAR

After winning four of their last five games, the Valparaiso Crusaders head return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon to battle Loyola (Ill.) in the final home game of the 2003 calendar year.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Moves to .500 after Rout of IPFW

Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) scored 18 of her 19 points in the first half and Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) added 18 points on the night as Valparaiso defeated IPFW 86-60 on Wednesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS TAKE TO THE ROAD TO BATTLE IN-STATE FOE IPFW AT THE COLISEUM

The Valparaiso Crusaders, winners in three of their last four contests, will take to the road Wednesday evening for a game against IPFW at the Fort Wayne Coliseum.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Shooting Lifts Crusaders past Butler

Valparaiso shot 54.7% from the floor, its best shooting night of the season by far, and defeated Butler 74-67 on Saturday afternoon in the Hoosier State Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hangs in with Purdue

Valparaiso hung around with #10/7 Purdue until the final horn, but in the end, dropped a 68-57 decision to the Boilermakers at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening.


Women's Basketball

VALPO HOSTS PURDUE IN A REMATCH FROM THE 2003 NCAA TOURNAMENT

The Valparaiso Crusaders entertain #10/7-ranked Purdue on Wednesday evening in a rematch of the Crusaders First Round NCAA Tournament game from 2003. The Boilermakers won that contest on their own home floor, but for this game, the site shifts to Valpo.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Rally to Down Central Michigan

Valparaiso's defense came alive in the second half as the Crusaders rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Central Michigan 66-46 in Mount Pleasant, Mich. on Sunday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Runs by St. Francis for Season's First Win

Valparaiso picked up its first victory of the season on Monday evening, as the Crusaders forced 33 Saint Francis (Ind.) turnovers on the way to a 78-52 victory over the Cougars at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Loses at #20 Notre Dame 74-57

Valparaiso struggled from the field, shooting just 29.4% for the game, as the Crusaders fell 74-57 at #20 Notre Dame on the road Friday evening.


Women's Basketball

VALPARAISO (0-2, 0-0 Mid-Con) at #20/20 NOTRE DAME (1-1, 0-0 BIG EAST)

The Valparaiso Crusaders continue their rugged season-opening road trip on Friday evening as the Brown and Gold travels to Notre Dame. Valpo is coming off of a pair of losses to Oregon and Villanova in the Women's Sports Foundation Classic and now will play the #20 Fighting Irish.


Women's Basketball

Boone Earns Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week following the Crusaders first weekend of action.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Fall to Villanova in Consolation Game of WSF Classic

A 14-0 run midway through the second half was all that Villanova needed, as the Wildcats defeated Valparaiso 68-50 on Sunday afternoon in the Women's Sports Foundation Classic consolation game held in Eugene, Ore.


Women's Basketball

Boone Named to Women's Sports Foundation Classic All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso University's Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) was named to the Women's Sports Foundation Classic All-Tournament Team following the event's conclusion on Sunday evening.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Drops Season Opener 60-47 at Oregon

Cathrine Kraayeveld scored 19 of her 25 points in the second half as Oregon rallied from a deficit early in the second half to defeat Valparaiso 60-47 on Saturday in the opening round of the Women's Sports Foundation Classic held in Eugene, Ore.


Women's Basketball

VALPARAISO (0-0, 0-0 Mid-Con) at WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION CLASSIC

The Valparaiso Crusaders begin their 2003-2004 season at the Women's Sports Foundation Classic. The Crusaders are coming off of their first NCAA Tournament appearance last year, and will face Oregon in the opening round before battling either LSU or Villanova on day two.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Sign Four to Play at Valpo in 2004-2005

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of four players to National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the 2004-2005 season.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Win Exhibition Game 73-65 over Reebok Lady Stars

Freshman Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) led three Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated the Reebok Lady Stars 73-65 in exhibition action on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Open Exhibition Season on Sunday against Reebok Lady Stars

Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will take to the floor for the first time on Sunday afternoon as they host the Reebok Lady Stars in an exhibition game at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tip-off is at 2:05 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Enters 2003-2004 in Search of Third Straight Postseason Appearance

Excitement will be in the air when the Valparaiso Crusaders women's basketball team takes to the floor for the 2003-2004 season. After qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history last season, and participating in postseason play in each of the last two years, confidence is at an all-time high for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Tabbed Second in Preseason Poll; Boone and Hammel Named to Preseason Second Team

Valparaiso University's women's basketball team, fresh off their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, has been selected to finish in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the annual preseason poll that is conducted by the conference's basketball coaches, SIDs, and selected media members. The Crusaders Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) and Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) were each selected to the Mid-Con's Preseason All-Conference Second Team.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Hoops Team Ranks 9th in the Nation in Team GPA

For the fifth straight season Valparaiso University's women's basketball team has been ranked in the top-25 among the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders ranked ninth in the country in team grade point average for the 2002-2003 school year.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Season Tickets On Sale

Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball season tickets are on sale through the Valpo Athletics Ticket Office. Season tickets can be purchased by calling Cindy Eaton at (219) 464-5233. Season tickets can be purchased by check (payable to Valparaiso University), Visa/MasterCard or Discover. Orders are due by Sept. 26.


Women's Basketball

Valparaiso University to Host 9th Annual Coaches' Clinic Sept. 26-27

Valparaiso University will be holding its ninth annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on Friday and Saturday, September 26-27.


Women's Basketball

Freeman Signs Contract Extension with Valpo; Bruce Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Bill Steinbrecher has announced that the Crusaders head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has signed a contract extension through the 2006-2007 season, and that Steve Bruce has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Schedule Four Games against NCAA Participants for 2003-04

The Valparaiso University women's basketball team, coming off of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, will play four games against teams that also participated in the tournament last season including a rematch with the Crusaders first round opponent, Purdue, at the Athletics-Recreation Center.