Quite simply, the 2019-20 season was a huge step forward for the Valpo women’s basketball program. You could see it anecdotally just watching the team play, as second-year head coach Mary Evans and her staff refused to let their players settle for anything less than their best, showing their total commitment to help the team reach its full potential.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced today that it has canceled the MVC Women's Basketball Tournament scheduled to begin today at TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. In addition, the MVC has announced that all Conference spring sports contests have been suspended through March 30, effective immediately.
After enjoying its best regular season in more than a decade, it’s a new season for the sixth-seeded Valpo women’s basketball team, as it heads to Hoops in the Heartland this weekend. The tournament opens for Valpo in the quarterfinal round Friday against third-seeded Bradley, with the Brown and Gold needing three victories to claim the MVC Tournament title.
“Just keep getting better.” It’s a simple message, but one which encourages Valpo women’s basketball players to reach for their personal best and to raise their expectations. And Wednesday, two of Valpo’s players received accolades from the Missouri Valley Conference for their performance this season. Senior Grace Hales was named an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection, while sophomore Carie Weinman earned a spot on the MVC All-Defensive Team.
Valpo senior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview) has been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team in recognition of her work both on the court and in the classroom, as announced by the MVC office Tuesday morning.
The toughness Valpo women's basketball showed in the win at SIU in the regular-season finale, the growth of the team this season, a look ahead to Hoops in the Heartland, and more as head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly.
Valpo women’s basketball junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) has been selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the final weekend of the regular season after leading the Brown and Gold in scoring in both of their games last weekend.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a strong performance in a game which had a lot on the line, using an early fourth-quarter run to pull away from Southern Illinois for a 69-58 road victory Saturday afternoon. The victory clinched the sixth seed for the Brown and Gold and ensured that Valpo would open Hoops in the Heartland in the quarterfinals on Friday against third-seeded Bradley.
It’s about as critical as a single game can get as the Valpo women’s basketball team caps the 2019-20 regular season Saturday afternoon at Southern Illinois. A victory over the Salukis would give Valpo the sixth seed for Hoops in the Heartland, which means it would open tournament play next Friday, while an SIU win drops the Brown and Gold to the seventh seed and forces them to play in first-round action Thursday night.