The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced a trio of hires, including the addition of Gabe Miller as Associate Director of Sports Performance. Miller will serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the football and women’s basketball programs.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today the addition of transfer Emma Tecca to the Beacon program. Tecca, a 5-10 guard from Tallmadge, Ohio, spent the last three years at Akron.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Olivia Sims, a 5-9 guard from Holland, Ohio, has signed with the Beacons and will join the program for the 2022-23 season. Sims will transfer to Valpo after spending her freshman season at Oakland and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
The 2021-22 season came to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Friday night in Moline, Ill., as the sixth-seeded Beacons dropped their quarterfinal matchup at Hoops in the Heartland to third-seeded UNI, 63-39.
Valpo women’s basketball senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) earned one of the Missouri Valley Conference’s major postseason awards with her play during the 2021-22 season, as she was announced as the conference’s Sixth Player of the Year during an awards ceremony Thursday evening at Hoops in the Heartland.
A trio of Valpo women’s basketball players received postseason recognition from the Missouri Valley Conference Wednesday as the MVC unveiled its All-Conference Teams, highlighted by the selection of Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) as a First Team All-MVC choice for the second consecutive season. Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) represented Valpo on the All-Newcomer Team, while Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) claimed a spot on the All-Defensive Team.
After finishing in a tie for sixth place in the MVC regular season standings, the Valpo women’s basketball team earned the sixth seed for Hoops in the Heartland and the corresponding bye into the tournament quarterfinals. The Beacons will have to win three games over three days to capture the tournament crown, beginning with a Friday night quarterfinal matchup against third-seeded UNI.
Excellence on the basketball court and excellence in the classroom lead to Valpo women’s basketball senior point guard Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) earning a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for a second consecutive season, as announced by the conference office Tuesday morning.
It's tournament time! Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to look back at a strong Senior Day win over SIU and look ahead to Hoops in the Heartland this weekend!