The Valpo women’s basketball program will have some more experience on its side when it takes the court for the 2021-22 season, as it announced Friday that seniors Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) will utilize the additional season of eligibility granted by the NCAA to winter sport student-athletes due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020-21 season.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Olivia Brown, a 5-8 guard from East Grand Rapids, Mich., has signed with the Valpo program and will suit up for the Brown and Gold beginning with the 2021-22 season. Brown comes to Valpo from St. Bonaventure, where she played two seasons for the Bonnies.
The seventh-seeded Valpo women’s basketball team put together a strong effort in quarterfinal action at Hoops in the Heartland Friday evening against second-seeded Drake and was within one possession at the halfway mark of the fourth quarter, but a decisive run by the Bulldogs proved to be the difference as Drake prevailed by a 71-60 final to advance to the semifinals and end Valpo’s season.
Valpo women’s basketball junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) picked the perfect time to drop a new career best in the scoring column, pouring in 28 points on Thursday to lead the way as seventh-seeded Valpo defeated tenth-seeded Evansville, 65-52, in the opening round of Hoops in the Heartland. With the win, Valpo advances to face second-seeded Drake on Friday evening at 5 p.m.
Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly for a look back at last weekend at Drake & the regular season as a whole, the MVC awards earned by Shay Frederick & Carie Weinman, the team's excitement about returning to Moline for Hoops in the Heartland, and more!
The Valpo women’s basketball team had a pair of players honored Wednesday morning as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its All-Conference teams. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) earned a First Team All-MVC spot, while junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) was named an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection and repeated on the All-Defensive Team as well.
Valpo opens Hoops in the Heartland as the tournament’s seventh seed and will need to win four games to claim the tournament title. First up for the Brown and Gold is a matchup against 10th-seeded Evansville on Thursday evening. Valpo has won its first game at its last four conference tournament appearances.
Combining excellence in competition and in the classroom, Valpo women’s basketball junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) is one of five members of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete First Team, as announced by the conference Tuesday morning.
The Valpo women’s basketball team held an eight-point advantage with just over two minutes to play Saturday afternoon in its regular season finale at Drake, but the host Bulldogs ended regulation on a 10-2 run to force overtime and would go on to earn a 71-66 win over the Brown and Gold. The loss means that Valpo will be the seventh seed for Hoops in the Heartland and open the tournament Thursday evening against tenth-seeded Evansville.