2017-18 Ashland University Women's Basketball News

  • Snyder, Daugherty Each Earn Second Commissioner’s Awards
    April 18, 2018
    Over the last four years, Ashland University senior forwards Andi Daugherty and Laina Snyder have set many standards.
  • Ashland Women To Continue D-I Exhibitions Against Purdue
    April 12, 2018
    For the fourth season in a row, Ashland University’s women’s basketball team will play an exhibition game against a Division I opponent.
  • 65 Eagles Earn Winter GLIAC Academic Recognition
    April 06, 2018
    Sixty-five Ashland University student-athletes have earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference academic recognition, as the conference's 2017-18 winter All-Academic Excellence and All-Academic lists were released on Friday (April 6) morning.
  • Pickens Elevated To Head Coach, Fralick Hired At Bowling Green
    April 03, 2018
    The winds around Ashland have been strong lately, gusting as April comes in like a lion. As far as the Ashland University women’s basketball program is concerned, the winds of change are strong, as well. On Tuesday (April 3) afternoon, Associate Head Coach and former Eagle All-American Kari Pickens was elevated to Head Coach after Robyn Fralick was named as Head Coach of NCAA Division I Bowling Green women’s basketball.
  • Ashland 15th In Directors’ Cup Through Winter Season
    March 29, 2018
    Through the 2017-18 winter sports season, Ashland University’s athletic department is 15th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup (NCAA Division II all-sports) standings.
  • Johnson Named Nominee For Honda D-II Athlete Of The Year Award
    March 28, 2018
    In just her second collegiate season in 2017-18, Ashland University sophomore guard Jodi Johnson quickly became one of the best women’s basketball players in NCAA Division II – and, in some circles, was considered the best. On Wednesday (March 28), Johnson was named the basketball nominee for the 2018 Honda Division II Woman Athlete of the Year award. That coming on the heels of being named the country’s Player of the Year by both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA).
  • Eagle Women Finish Second In WBCA D-II Poll
    March 25, 2018
    Ashland University’s women’s basketball team is the No. 2 team in the final 2017-18 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
  • Eagles’ Title Defense Ends With Loss To Jennies
    March 23, 2018
    In the 2018 NCAA Division II national championship game on Friday (March 23) night in the Sanford Pentagon, No. 1-ranked Ashland University lost to No. 10-ranked Central Missouri, 66-52.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Senior Trio’s Shot To Go Out On Top
    March 22, 2018
    Their Ashland University careers began on Nov. 14, 2014 – a 74-65 loss to Cedarville. In the 1,224 days that have followed, there haven’t been many defeats that followed for senior forwards Laina Snyder, Andi Daugherty and Julie Worley.
  • No. 1 Eagle Women Top IUP, Advance To National Title Game
    March 21, 2018
    It was game No. 36 of the 2017-18 season. It got the team to the NCAA Division II national championship game. And still, Ashland University’s women’s basketball team found some time to make some more history in its latest victory.
  • Johnson Garners D2CCA National Player Of The Year Award
    March 20, 2018
    For the second time in less than 48 hours, Ashland University sophomore guard Jodi Johnson has received the nation’s highest women’s basketball player honor.
  • Top-Ranked Eagles Maintain Offense-Defense Symmetry
    March 20, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Going into the 2018 NCAA Division II Final Four on Wednesday (March 21) at 9:30 p.m. Eastern/8:30 p.m. Central vs. Indiana, Pa., Ashland University’s women’s basketball team leads the country with 100.0 points and 24.3 assists per game and a field-goal percentage of 51.3 on offense, and 28.14 turnovers forced and 16.6 steals per game on defense. Coincidence? Not at all.
  • No. 1 AU Women Open Elite Eight With 91-73 Win
    March 19, 2018
    The magic number was four for Ashland University’s women’s basketball team on Monday (March 19) night. In their 2018 NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinal at the Sanford Pentagon on Monday, the top-ranked Eagles improved to 35-0 following an 91-73 win over unranked Montana State Billings (25-12). This is Ashland’s fourth time reaching the D-II Final Four, all since 2012.
  • Ashland’s Worley Earns NCAA’s Elite 90 Award
    March 18, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – At the banquet on Sunday (March 18) night prior to the start of the NCAA Division II women’s basketball Elite Eight, Ashland University forward Julie Worley was named the tournament’s Elite 90 Award winner.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Giving Back Before Getting To Work
    March 18, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There was one more important item on the agenda for Ashland University’s women’s basketball team prior to its first on-site Elite Eight practice on Sunday (March 18) – a trip to LifeScape Children’s Hospital and School for a community engagement activity.
  • Johnson, Fralick Highlight AU WBCA 2017-18 Honorees
    March 18, 2018
    One day before the start of the 2018 NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Sioux Falls, S.D., the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) lauded the season’s efforts of several members of the Ashland University’s women’s basketball team.
  • Top-Ranked Ashland Heads To Elite Eight Battle-Tested
    March 16, 2018
    Don’t let the highest scoring margin in NCAA Division II women’s basketball fool you – Ashland University’s women’s basketball team has gotten the job done at crunch time.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Stimpert Runs The Offensive Show
    March 15, 2018
    Ashland University’s women’s basketball team has scored 3,409 points so far in 2017-18 – 48 points away from breaking its own NCAA Division II women’s basketball record set last season, and 73 points away from being the highest-scoring single-season team in NCAA women’s hoops history at all levels. The Eagle who more often than not sets the tone for the only NCAA women’s basketball team averaging at least 100 points per game is sophomore point guard Renee Stimpert.
  • No. 1 Eagle Women Headed To South Dakota For D-II Elite Eight
    March 14, 2018
    The game notes for the 2018 NCAA Division II Elite Eight in Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Daugherty, Snyder Make History As CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
    March 13, 2018
    Ashland University's women's basketball team's history-making ways of late continued on Tuesday (March 13) afternoon, as senior forwards Andi Daugherty and Laina Snyder each were named first-team Academic All-Americans in NCAA Division II by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • No. 1 Eagles To Start Elite Eight Vs. Montana State Billings
    March 13, 2018
    The re-seeds for the 2018 NCAA Division II women's basketball Elite Eight have been announced, and No. 1-ranked Ashland University will continue its quest for back-to-back national championships on Monday (March 19) vs. Montana State Billings in Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Johnson D2CCA Region Player Of The Year, Trio On First Team
    March 12, 2018
    Hours before they play at home in the 2018 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament championship game, three Ashland University women's basketball players were named among the best in the region by the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA).
  • No. 1 Eagles Outlast No. 3 Drury, Head Back To Elite Eight
    March 12, 2018
    In baseball, starting pitchers win when they don't have their best stuff. In football, quarterbacks can rally for wins after throwing multiple interceptions. On Monday (March 12) night at Kates Gymnasium in the 2018 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional championship game, No. 1-ranked Ashland University staved off No. 3-ranked Drury, 79-73, to go to its fourth Elite Eight in the last seven seasons.
  • Top-Ranked Eagle Women Beat GVSU For 70th Straight Victory
    March 10, 2018
    If it's hard to beat a team three times in a season, what is the word to use in trying to beat a team four times in one campaign? For the No. 1-ranked Ashland University women's basketball team, the word would be "done."
  • No. 1-Ranked Eagles Win NCAA Opener, Fralick Hits 100 Wins
    March 09, 2018
    On the surface, Friday (March 9) night's 104-82 win for Ashland University's women's basketball team over Hillsdale at Kates Gymnasium in a 2018 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional quarterfinal was just the latest in the top-ranked Eagles' 69-game winning streak. However…
  • Fan Information For 2018 Midwest Regional Tournament
    March 08, 2018
    Information for fans for the 2018 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament at Kates Gymnasium.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight - Johnson Does It All For No. 1 Women
    March 08, 2018
    How would one go about standing out on the No. 1-ranked women's basketball team in NCAA Division II? Do exactly what Ashland University sophomore guard Jodi Johnson has done in 2017-18.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight - Dackin Strong On Both Offense, Defense
    March 07, 2018
    She is the first player you see on Ashland University's women's basketball team's high-pressure, full-court defense, making it tough for teams to inbound the ball. She keeps the defensive pressure up once a team gets over half-court. At the offensive end of the floor, she is second on the Eagles in both 3-point field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage.
  • No. 1 Ashland Plays Regional Host, Starts Playoffs Vs. Chargers
    March 06, 2018
    The game notes for the 2018 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament.
  • Midwest Regional Tickets Go On Sale Starting Tuesday
    March 05, 2018
    Tickets for the 2018 NCAA Division II women’s basketball Midwest Regional Tournament will go on sale starting on Tuesday (March 6) at 1 p.m.
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