When the Valparaiso University women’s basketball season gets underway, Crusader fans will hear a new voice bellowing out phrases like “rebound!” and “defense!” The voice will belong to assistant coach Clyde Manns, who plans to bring energy and enthusiasm to the staff while emphasizing the importance of defense and rebounding.
Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, is women’s basketball. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in women’s basketball, how Valpo has fared against opponents from The Valley in the past, and hear from head coach Tracey Dorow as she talks about what the program is looking forward to entering its first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017-18 for her team.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is set for its Elite Camp, which is slated to take place on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Check in is at noon on Monday, with the camp slated to begin at 1 p.m. Checkout is at noon on Tuesday. The cost is $100 per camper. Spots are still available for the camp.
Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., announced today that the University has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2017. The Crusaders will begin competing for MVC championships in the 2017–2018 academic year.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has announced its award winners for the 2016-17 season. The Crusaders recognized the team’s Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, Hardest Worker, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Player of the Year and Fountain Award Winner.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program has announced its newest addition as 6-foot-5 forward Nicole Johanson has signed to join the team for the 2017-18 season. Johanson enjoyed a strong senior season at Herscher High School in Herscher, Ill., earning all-tournament recognition for all three of the team’s tournaments (Thanksgiving, Christmas and conference) on her way to achieving all-area and all-conference recognition.