Valparaiso University’s Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.
Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program has announced its two annual award winners from the 2011-2012 season, with Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) picking up the honors.
Playing for the fourth time in seven days, Valparaiso hung with 10th-ranked Green Bay for 27 minutes on Wednesday evening before the Phoenix went on a 15-0 run and eventually downed the Crusaders 77-53 at the Kress Events Center in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championship held in Green Bay, Wis.
After registering their first Horizon League Tournament victory since joining the conference on Monday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals to battle top-seeded and #10/10 Green Bay.
Valparaiso seniors Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) made sure their careers in a Valparaiso University uniform did not come to an end on Monday evening, leading the Crusaders to a 47-39 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first round of the Horizon League Championship held at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
Postseason basketball begins for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders open play in the 2012 Horizon League Championship. The ninth-seeded Crusaders head to Wisconsin to take on eighth-seeded Milwaukee in a first round contest.
In a defensive battle that saw neither team lead by more than five points until the final second, Detroit came out on top of Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon 48-42 at the Athletics-Recreation Center, spoiling Senior Day for the Crusaders in the regular season finale for both schools.
The 2011-2012 regular season comes to a close on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso University as the Crusaders host Detroit on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning at 12:05 p.m. Valpo is looking for a victory and a little help from others in order to host a First Round game in the Horizon League Championships.
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) combined for 46 points and 22 rebounds on Thursday evening as Valparaiso posted a 70-60 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in the hunt for a home opening round game in the Horizon League Tournament.
Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is looking to gain momentum heading into next week’s Horizon League Tournament and still has hopes of hosting an opening round game.
To help accommodate the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal games on Saturday evening, the Valparaiso-Detroit women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon has been moved to a 12:05 p.m. CST start at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Milwaukee to battle the Panthers. The Crusaders, winners of three of their last five, look to rebound from a loss at #12/12 Green Bay on Thursday night.
Valparaiso heads to Wisconsin to begin its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening. Having won three of their last four games, the Crusaders will be faced with a challenging task taking on #12/12 Green Bay at the Kress Events Center.
Valparaiso made 12 of its first 16 shots from the floor on Saturday afternoon to build an early lead that the Crusaders would never relinquish on their way to a 69-46 victory over Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from Thursday night’s setback on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Saturday’s contest is a Play 4 Kay game in support of breast cancer awareness and cancer survivors will be honored prior to tip-off.
After winning back-to-back games on the road, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four of its final six regular season games. The Crusaders open the stretch on Thursday evening battling UIC while looking for their third straight win for the first time since November of 2009.
The movie Hoosiers, filmed at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, had not even been produced the last time Valparaiso defeated Butler on the famed court prior to Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders finally ended the road losing streak to the Bulldogs that dated back to 1983 with a convincing 71-58 triumph in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon traveling to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to battle longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for back-to-back road victories for the first time since March of 2008.
Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia/AgenskalaGymnasium H.S.) both tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso used a 23-3 run spanning both halves to cruise to a 66-48 victory over Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Valparaiso continues its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon, continuing its swing through Northeast Ohio with a stop in Cleveland. The Crusaders will battle Cleveland State in a Saturday matinee.
Valparaiso battled back from a 10-point second half deficit to tie the game in the final two minutes, but could never take the lead as Youngstown State defeated the Crusaders 64-58 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
The second half of Horizon League action tips off on Thursday evening as Valparaiso takes a trip east to the state of Ohio. The Crusaders will battle Youngstown State in the first of three straight road contests while playing five of their next seven games overall away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso closes the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host nationally-ranked Green Bay. The Phoenix enter the contest as one of two unbeaten teams in the country and are ranked #12/9 in the polls. Green Bay is the highest ranked team to visit the ARC since #8/8 Notre Dame came to Valparaiso in 2008.
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) combined for 31 points on Thursday evening in a 55-47 setback to Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to begin a two-game homestand. The Crusaders will host Milwaukee as both schools look for their second Horizon League victory of the year.
Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) tallied a season-high 14 points, making four three-pointers, but Valparaiso was unable to overcome three UIC players in double figures on Saturday night, falling to the Flames 54-43 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.
Valparaiso returns to the Windy City this weekend for a rare prime time Saturday evening contest as the Crusaders face UIC at the Pavilion. Valpo is looking to score its first Horizon League road win of the season facing a Flames’ team that has lost just twice at home all year.
Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Gentile Arena, but Loyola (Chicago) went on a 32-5 run late in the second half and defeated the Crusaders 86-56 in Chicago, Ill.
After registering their first Horizon League victory of the season last Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Thursday evening, traveling to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning on Thursday.
Valparaiso made a season-high eight three-pointers and the defense came up with key stops down the stretch as the Crusaders defeated Butler 58-53 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold’s first victory of the season in Horizon League play.
After a week off from competition, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to entertain longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders will be wrapping up a three-game homestand when facing the Bulldogs, and are looking for their first Horizon League victory of the season.
Valparaiso took a three-point lead into the final eight minutes of the game but a 10-1 run by Youngstown State gave the Penguins the lead for good and they hung on to defeat the Crusaders 55-48 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso continues its current three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome longtime rival Youngstown State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both schools are looking to bounce back from Horizon League losses on Thursday night.
Valparaiso opens the 2012 calendar year on Thursday evening hosting Cleveland State in the first game of a three-game homestand. The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at the friendly confines of the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) both registered double-doubles for Valparaiso but the Crusaders could not overcome 62.5% shooting in the first half by Detroit and fell 68-52 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
Valparaiso will look for its first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders close out the 2011 calendar year in the Motor City facing Detroit. With a victory, the Crusaders would close the month of December with a winning record as well.
After winning three of its last four games prior to Christmas, Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum into Wednesday’s Horizon League opener as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Wright State Raiders. Valpo is looking for its first three-game win streak since Nov. 14-22, 2009.
Christmas came early for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as Ashley Timmerman’s (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) three-pointer with 29.8 seconds to play broke a tie and pushed the Crusaders past Eastern Illinois 53-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the team’s final game before the holiday.
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the final time in the 2011 calendar year on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Eastern Illinois. The Brown and Gold looks to carry momentum into the Christmas holiday after winning three of its last five games following a 67-53 win at Ball State on Sunday afternoon.
Valparaiso erased a four-point halftime deficit and held Ball State to just 23.8% shooting in the second half on the way to a 67-53 road victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.
After taking eight days off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the court on Sunday afternoon looking for its first road victory of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders will travel to Muncie, Ind. to battle instate foe Ball State in their second to last non-conference game of the season.
Valparaiso was within two points of Big East foe Pittsburgh with under eight minutes to play on Saturday afternoon before an 8-0 run broke the game open and the Panthers went on to a 65-56 victory over the Crusaders at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
After winning two of three games on the latest homestand, Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to battle Big East foe Pittsburgh. The Crusaders will play four of their next five games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso’s defense held IPFW to just 22.8% shooting from the floor for the evening and four players scored in double figures on the offensive end as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 64-43 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso wraps up a three-game homestand on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain instate foe IPFW. The Brown and Gold is looking to finish with a winning homestand and rebound from a narrow 41-39 loss to Lehigh on Saturday afternoon.
After picking up their first victory of the season on Wednesday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon looking to continue the momentum. The Brown and Gold will host Lehigh at 12:05 p.m. CST in the second contest of a three-game homestand.
Paced by double-doubles from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.), seven players scored seven or more points for Valparaiso on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the season, defeating Indiana-Northwest 80-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening to begin a three-game homestand as the Crusaders take on Indiana-Northwest. All three home games will take place during the next seven days as the Crusaders look to pick up their first victory of the season while continuing the non-conference portion of their schedule.
Valparaiso rallied from a pair of double figure deficits on Saturday evening to take the lead, but one final 14-0 run by Montana State proved to be too much to overcome as the Crusaders fell to the Bobcats 71-55 in the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic at the Coors Evens Center in Boulder, Colo.
With less than 24 hours between games, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday evening for the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic in Boulder, Colo. The Crusaders will face Montana State beginning at 6 p.m. CST.
Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) led Valparaiso with 10 points and seven rebounds on Friday evening, but the Crusaders shot just 25.5% from the floor and fell to Colorado 60-32 in the opening round of the Omni Hotels Classic held at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.
Valparaiso heads to the Rocky Mountains and Boulder, Colo. on Friday evening for the Omni Hotels Classic looking to record its first victory of the season. The Crusaders will face tournament host Colorado in the first round before battling either Wisconsin or Montana State on Saturday night.
Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point first half lead, but Western Illinois went on a big run spanning both halves to rally and defeat the Crusaders 67-55 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso wraps up the pre-Thanksgiving portion of its schedule as well as its first homestand of the season on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain Western Illinois at the ARC. This is the first meeting between the two former Mid-Continent Conference rivals since Valpo joined the Horizon League in 2007.
Valparaiso cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three late in the game on Sunday afternoon, but Rice hit a pair of big shots and the Owls spoiled the Crusaders’ home opener with a 54-46 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
After an eight-day layoff, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon for the 2011-2012 home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain Conference USA foe Rice in the first of five home games over their next seven contests. Tip time is slated for 12:05 p.m.
Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime, but Valparaiso could never take the lead in the extra session on Saturday afternoon as SIU Edwardsville defeated the Crusaders 67-64 at Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville, Ill. in the season opener for each school.
Valparaiso opens the 2011-2012 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to battle SIU Edwardsville. Valpo is looking to carry the momentum from a pair of exhibition victories into the regular season.
Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intents to play for the Crusaders. Joining the Crusader program are Abby Dean, Sarah Godwin, and Jessi Wiedemann.
Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in her Valparaiso debut and the Crusaders limited Huntington to just 15.9% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders cruised to a 77-27 exhibition victory on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
The 2011-2012 women’s basketball season is set to open at Valparaiso University with the Crusaders looking to climb up the Horizon League standings. Head coach Keith Freeman returns nine letterwinners from last year’s squad and has brought in five new faces for the upcoming season.
With the start of exhibition play rapidly approaching, the Valparaiso men's and women's basketball teams have participated in a pair of events to engage with season-ticket holders and students over the past two weeks.
Valparaiso University’s Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) has been named a preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection and the Crusaders have been predicted to finish ninth in the conference this season as the league has released its preseason polls.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 17th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on September 23-24 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature three collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women’s coaching staff.
Fifteen home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center along with a Thanksgiving weekend tournament at the University of Colorado highlight Valparaiso University's 2011-2011 women's basketball schedule which has been released by head coach Keith Freeman.
Fans are invited to follow along as the Valparaiso University women's basketball team begins preparations for its international trip to China with a blog chronicling the adventures from the beginning of the 10 summer practices through the return to the United States following the trip.