Olivia Sims to Attend AIA Women’s Basketball Leadership Retreat
Valpo women’s basketball rising junior Olivia Sims (Toledo, Ohio/Notre Dame Academy [Oakland]) has been selected to attend the 2023 Athletes in Action (AIA) Women’s Basketball Leadership Retreat, which will be held at the AIA World Headquarters in Xenia, Ohio this weekend, May 19-21.
Brown Receives Third Team Academic All-America Recognition
Valpo women’s basketball senior guard Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) received one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for a student-athlete on Wednesday, as she was named to the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-America Third Team for her work in the classroom and on the basketball court. Brown was one of just 16 D-I players nationwide recognized as an Academic All-America selection.
Women’s Basketball Signee Layla Gold Named Indiana All-Star
Valparaiso women’s basketball signee Layla Gold (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) has been named an Indiana All-Star, one of just 13 players in the Hoosier State to earn the distinction. Gold and her Indiana All-Star teammates will take on the Kentucky All-Stars in a two-game series June 9-10.
Women’s Basketball Season Comes to an End in Moline
The Valpo women’s basketball season came to an end on Thursday night in the opening round of Hoops in the Heartland, the MVC women’s basketball conference tournament, in Moline, Ill., as sixth-seeded UIC defeated the 11th-seeded Beacons, 72-47.
Saunders Named to MVC All-Freshman Team
After leading all Missouri Valley Conference freshmen in scoring and in assists, both overall and in Valley-only play, Valpo women’s basketball freshman Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team Wednesday evening at the conference’s pre-tournament awards banquet.
Brown, Dunson Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Recognition
The Valpo women’s basketball team had a pair of players honored on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its women’s basketball Scholar-Athlete teams. Senior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) was named to the Scholar-Athlete First Team, while fifth-year Maya Dunson (Dayton, Ohio/Wayne [Loyola]) was named to the Scholar-Athlete Second Team.
Women's Basketball Ready for Hoops in the Heartland
The Valpo women’s basketball team heads to Hoops in the Heartland in Moline, Ill. as the 11th seed for the MVC Tournament. The Beacons will have to win four games in four days to claim the tournament championship, starting on Thursday evening against sixth-seeded UIC.
Valpo Basketball Weekly: March 6
Ahead of Hoops in the Heartland, women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to discuss the improvements which have led to recent success, and what it will take to win their opening-round game against UIC.
3-Point Barrage Comes Up Just Short Against Belmont on Senior Day
Using one of the most prolific 3-point shooting games in program history, the Valpo women’s basketball team nearly took down MVC co-regular season champion Belmont at the ARC Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Bruins edged ahead late to earn a 70-67 victory over the Beacons. Valpo celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, honoring Ilysse Pitts (Aurora, Ill./Montini Catholic) and Maya Dunson (Dayton, Ohio/Wayne [Loyola]) as they played the final home game of their collegiate careers.