2006-07 Northern Athletics Conference Women's Basketball Headlines
May 25, 2007
Cochran tabbed to lead women’s program
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Rockford College recently announced that it has hired Steve Cochran as its new head women’s basketball coach. Cochran comes to the Regents from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, where he was an assistant coach.
May 9, 2007
Dominican hires Lane as head women’s basketball coach
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Dominican University announced on Friday that it has hired Mike Lane as the new head women’s basketball coach and assistant facilities manager.
April 4, 2007
Lakeland graduate Teri Johnson named new head women’s basketball coach
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Homecoming will be a bit early this year for Teri Johnson.
March 19, 2007
Guise named D3hoops.com All-American
AURORA, Ill. -- One week after being named D3hoops.com First-Team All-Central Region, Aurora University’s Naomi Guise became the first AU women’s basketball player to be named a D3hoops.com All-American in the 10 seasons of the teams being named.
March 16, 2007
Benedictine’s Curtis an All-America honorable mention in women’s hoops
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University women’s basketball standout Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has been named as an All-America Honorable Mention for the 2006-07 NCAA Division III Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team, it was announced today by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). Curtis is Benedictine’s first-ever player to be honored by the WBCA.
March 8, 2007
Benedictine’s Curtis an All-America finalist for women’s hoops
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University women’s basketball standout Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has been named as one of 40 finalists for the NCAA Division III Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team, it was announced today by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). Curtis was named as one of the top five players in Region 7 (among schools from Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri) in advancing to consideration for the 10-member first team Kodak/WBCA All-America Team, which will be announced on Thursday, March 15.
March 5, 2007
Change at the Top: April Arvan leaving basketball court for classroom
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- After 13 seasons, 266 wins and a lifetime of memories, April Arvan is finally getting around to the career she went to college for in the first place.
March 2, 2007
CUW falls to Luther in NCAA first round
DECORAH, Iowa -- Ashley TeKippe tallied 13 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots and four other players were in double figures as host Luther College rolled past Concordia University Wisconsin, 72-51, in NCAA Tournament first-round action.
March 2, 2007
Maranatha women advance to Championship game of NCCAA
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Maranatha Baptist Bible College women’s basketball team advanced to the NCCAA National Championship game by defeating No. 6 seeded Philadelphia Biblical University, 58-54.
March 1, 2007
Crusader women upset No. 2 Mid-America at NCCAA Nationals in OT
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Maranatha Baptist Bible College women’s basketball team upset No. 2 seeded Mid-America University in the 2007 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) women’s basketball tournament, 78-67.
February 27, 2007
Crusader women down Southwestern at NCCAA National
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Maranatha Baptist Bible College women’s basketball team dominated the Southwestern University women’s team in the play-in game of the 2007 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Tournament in Lakeland, FL. The Crusader women were seeded No. 7 in the tournament, while SWU was seeded in the No. 10 spot.
February 27, 2007
MSOE women’s basketball standout a Jostens Trophy finalist
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- MSOE women’s basketball player Catherine Chappell is one of ten women finalists in the country for the prestigious Jostens Trophy – the first from MSOE. The national award was created by the Rotary Club of Salem, Va., to honor the most outstanding men and women’s Division III basketball players of the year. The award takes into account basketball ability, academic prowess and community service. The trophy models the Rotary motto of “service above self” by recognizing those who truly fit the ideal of the well-rounded DIII student-athlete.
February 26, 2007
NAC releases basketball All-Conference awards
VERONA, Wis. -- The Northern Athletics Conference has released its basketball All-Conference awards for the 2006-07 season. All awards are voted on by the head coaches of the NAC.
February 25, 2007
NAC teams selected for NCAA Division III Basketball Championships
VERONA, Wis. -- The Aurora University men's basketball team and Concordia University Wisconsin women's basketball team have been selected to compete in the 2007 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. The NCAA national committees announced the field of 59 men's and 63 women's teams this evening.
February 17, 2007
Concordia Wisconsin, Aurora receive first round byes in 2007 NAC Women's Basketball Tournament
VERONA, Wis. -- The 2006-07 Northern Athletics Conference women's basketball standings have been made final as of the completion of this afternoon's games. The top six teams have been revealed and earned spots in the 2007 conference tournament.
February 15, 2007
Benedictine’s Curtis honored by D3Hoops.com for second time
Lisle, Ill. -- Benedictine University junior center Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) was named to the D3Hoops.com national “Team of the Week” for the period of February 5-11, 2007. It was the second time that Curtis has been honored by D3Hoops.com this season (also being recognized on January 28).
February 9, 2007
Kittoe earns spot on Academic All-District team
MADISON, Wis. -- Edgewood College senior Jordane Kittoe (Potosi, Wis.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V second team. According to head coach Tola Neils, "Jordane is a tremendous student-athlete. She is committed to achieving excellence in everything she does. We are very fortunate to have such a quality leader on and off the floor. Jordane being selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Team is a well deserved honor and we are very proud of her."
January 17, 2007
Benedictine women’s basketball player receives national weekly honor
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University junior center Tamika Curtis (Nazareth Academy) was named to the D3Hoops.com women's basketball "Team of the Week" for the period of January 8-14, 2007. Each week D3Hoops.com recognizes players for excellence at their respective positions.
January 17, 2007
Laete reaches 1,000 career points
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Junior forward Emily Laete (Spokane, Wash./Evergreen Lutheran) became the ninth player in Wisconsin Lutheran College women’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career points as the Warriors doused the Alverno College Inferno 84-48 on Wednesday night at the Recreation Complex.
January 15, 2007
Atoi Sinclair tops thousand points for career
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Atoi Sinclair (Milwaukee, WI – Lutheran H.S.) became the fifth women’s basketball player in the history of Concordia University Chicago to reach the 1,000 point mark for her career in a Dec. 29 contest against McMurry (TX) University. Sinclair joins Amy Gibson (1,243), Tammie (Dunker) Driver (1,172), Laura Kohrs (1,137) and Kim Schumacher (1,071) as the only Cougar women to achieve this feat.
November 17, 2006
Edgewood stuns nationally ranked Carroll
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Senior Jordane Kittoe (Potosi, Wis.) scored the game winner with 2.3 seconds remaining in regulation and sophomore Megan Scheele (New Glarus, Wis.) poured in a school record 38 points Friday as Edgewood College hung on to a 66-64 victory in its season opener at Carroll College.
November 1, 2006
Concordia Wisconsin picked to win inaugural NAC women's basketball title
VERONA, Wis. -- The Concordia University Wisconsin women's basketball team has been selected to win the Northern Athletics Conference title according to the preseason coaches' poll. Lakeland College has been picked second and Aurora University third.
August 28, 2006
Rockford alum Aaron Nester named new women's basketball head coach
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Rockford College recently named Aaron Nester as the tenth head coach in the 24-year history of the women's basketball program. Nester, a 2004 graduate of Rockford College, spent the last four years at Rockford as an assistant to former head coach Bob Amsberry. Nester takes over a program steeped in recent success, including three consecutive NIIC conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances in 2003, 2005, and 2006.
July 18, 2006
Dominican University tabs Litton for women's basketball job
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Ana Litton has been named the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Dominican University. Litton, a lifelong student of the game, comes to Dominican University with over ten years of coaching experience, including a four-year stop as an assistant coach at Randolph-Macon College where Litton helped guide the Yellow Jackets to four 20-plus win seasons.
June 8, 2006
Neils named new women's basketball coach at Edgewood College
MADISON, Wis. -- Tola Neils has been named the next head women's basketball coach at Edgewood College, school officials announced today. Neils, the daughter of former Madison La Follette High School boys basketball coach Peter Olson, spent five years as the head coach at Preble High School in Green Bay, Wis., which included a trip to the 2003 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division I Girls Basketball Championships.