2007-08 Northern Athletics Conference Women's Basketball Headlines
May 22, 2008
Concordia Chicago names Joshua Steffen as women's basketball coach
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Concordia University Chicago announces the appointment of Joshua Steffen as head coach for the women's basketball team, effective June 2. Steffen takes over for Tamlyn Tills who accepted the head coach's position at Lake Forest College following the 2007-08 season.
May 15, 2008
Scheele takes basketball skills to Europe for tour
MADISON, Wis. -- Edgewood College women's basketball standout Megan Scheele will leave Friday with USA Athletes International on a nine-day, four-game tour of England, France, Belgium and Amsterdam. This will be Scheele's second international basketball trip as she participated on a similar USA Athletes International tour to Australia last summer.
April 1, 2008
Tamlyn Tills resigns as Concordia Chicago women's basketball coach
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Tamlyn Tills, head coach of the Concordia University Chicago women's basketball team for the past six seasons, has resigned her position to accept the head coaching job at Lake Forest College. Tills will succeed Jackie Slaats who coached the Foresters program for the past 22 years.
March 28, 2008
Scheele named All-American
MADISON, Wis. -- Junior forward Megan Scheele was named to the D3Hoops.com All-American team. Scheele was a fourth team selection, placing her among the top 20 players in the nation. Scheele becomes the first D3Hoops.com All-American in Edgewood College history.
March 27, 2008
Curtis garners two All-America honors for 2007-08 to close out career
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University senior center Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) brought down the curtain on what was arguably the greatest career in Benedictine University women's basketball history by earning recognition on two different All-America teams for the 2007-08 season. Curtis was named honorable mention All-America for NCAA Division III by both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and D3Hoops.com.
March 27, 2008
Curtis adds another regional award
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University's Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has added another award to her burgeoning collection of career accolades, being named to the 2007-08 first team All-Central Region Team by D3Hoops.com, it was announced on Wednesday. The selections were made by the sports information directors from schools within the region and players named to the first team are now eligible for consideration for the organization's All-America team to be announced later this month.
March 27, 2008
Scheele earns First Team All-Region honors
MADISON, Wis. -- Megan Scheele's postseason awards cabinet keeps getting a little larger each week. This week, a junior forward from New Glarus, was named First Team All-Central Region by D3Hoops.com. This is her second consecutive all-region selection by D3Hoops.com, the top online source for Division III basketball news and information. By earning first team honors, Scheele is now eligible for D3Hoops.com's All-American team.
March 9, 2008
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 State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team, it was announced Friday 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 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, which will be announced on Thursday, March 20.
March 4, 2008
Northern Athletics Conference announces women's basketball awards
VERONA, Wis. -- The Northern Athletics Conference has just released the All-Northern Athletics Conference awards for the 2007-08 women's basketball season.
March 1, 2008
Crusader women capture NCCAA Midwest Championship
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- The Maranatha women’s basketball team defeated Grace Bible College (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 66-64 to capture the NCCAA Midwest Regional Championship. The Crusader women entered the tournament as the No.1 seed with Grace as the No.2 tabbed team in the tournament. Maranatha made their win to the championship game with a victory over Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Ill.) 61-47 on Friday. Grace advanced to the championship with an 87-47 win over Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, Iowa) and a 64-52 win over Lincoln Christian (Lincoln, Ill.).
February 27, 2008
Scheele named Academic All-American
MADISON, Wis. -- Another day, another major honor for Edgewood College women's basketball player Megan Scheele.
February 26, 2008
Scheele named one of 10 national finalists for Jostens Award
MADISON, Wis. -- Edgewood College women's basketball player Megan Scheele has been named one of 10 national finalists for the Jostens Trophy, honoring the outstanding Division III women's basketball player of the year. The Jostens Trophy, awarded by the Salem (Va.) Rotary Club, considers basketball ability, academic prowess and community service in selecting their annual recipient.
February 24, 2008
Northern Athletics Conference women's basketball tournament preview
VERONA, Wis. -- The 2008 Northern Athletics Conference Women's Basketball Tournament begins this Wednesday with quarterfinal games tipping off at 7:00 p.m. The conference tournament features the top eight teams from the NAC, expanded from only six teams last year.
February 14, 2008
Regents "Think Pink" on senior day
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The Rockford College and Maranatha Baptist Bible College basketball teams will share the stage on Saturday, February 16, 2008 with a very special cause. When the teams meet on Saturday, the Regents will not only celebrate the careers of the seven seniors in the women's and men's basketball teams, but the Regents will participate in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) "Think Pink" initiative, designed to bring awareness to the need for breast cancer research. The games will take place in Seaver Gym on the campus of Rockford College. The women's game will begin at 2:00 p.m., with the men to follow at 4:15 p.m.
February 14, 2008
Curtis honored by D3Hoops.com
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University women's basketball standout Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has been named to the D3Hoops.com National "Team of the Week" for the period of February 4-10, 2008. It is the third time this season that Curtis has been so honored on the national level.
February 7, 2008
Scheele named First Team Academic All-District
MADISON, Wis. -- While Megan Scheele piles up records and milestones on the court, she also manages to be an exemplary student-athlete off the court. The Edgewood College junior was named to the 2007-08 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women's Basketball Team. Scheele was a first team selection for District V in the College Division. The College Division consists of colleges and universities from NCAA Divisions II and III, and the NAIA.
February 6, 2008
"Think Pink" on Saturday with the Eagle women's basketball team
MADISON, Wis. -- The Edgewood College women's basketball program, in conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), is proud to sponsor "Think Pink Day" at the Todd Wehr Edgedome on Saturday, February 9. The Eagles will be facing Wisconsin Lutheran College at 2 p.m.
February 6, 2008
AU women's basketball program to sponsor "Think Pink Night"
AURORA, Ill. -- The Aurora University women's basketball program, in conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), is proud to sponsor "Think Pink Night" on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at AU's Thornton Gymnasium. The Spartans will take on Northern Athletics Conference foe Concordia University Chicago at 7:00 p.m.
February 4, 2008
Bravo surpasses 1,000 point plateau for career
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Concordia University Chicago women's basketball player Ellie Bravo (Elgin, IL – Larkin H.S.) scored the 1,000th point of her career in the Saturday, February 2 home game against Edgewood College. She became the sixth player in Concordia women's history to reach this plateau, joining Amy Gibson (1,243), Atoi Sinclair (1,235), Tammie (Dunker) Driver (1,172), Laura Kohrs (1,137) and Kim Schumacher (1,071).
January 31, 2008
Goff reaches career milestone of 1000 points
WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Maranatha's senior center, Colleen Goff was recognized on Monday for her accomplishment of reaching a milestone of 1000 career points as a Maranatha Crusader. On November 16, 2007, while playing Grace Bible College at the NCCAA Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Kuyper College of Grand Rapids, MI, Colleen Goff scored her 1000th career point!
January 23, 2008
Mayyou reaches 1,000 points
MEQUON, Wis. -- The Falcon's tenth straight conference win came at the expense of the host Crusaders last evening. Once again it was the effective inside formula of forwards Krista Mayyou (22) and Pearl Wallace (16) points doing the damage offensively for Stacey Brunner's cagers.
January 11, 2008
Benedictine's Curtis receives national weekly award
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University senior center Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) has been named to the D3Hoops.com national "Team of the Week" for the period of December 31-January 6. The 6'0" Curtis was also named as the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) "Student-Athlete of the Week" in women's basketball for that same period.
January 8, 2008
Scheele leads nation in scoring
MADISON, Wis. -- Junior forward Megan Scheele has continued to climb the national rankings and is now the nation's leading scorer in NCAA Division III. Additionally, Scheele is ranked sixth nationally in field-goal percentage.
January 2, 2008
Curtis becomes Benedictine's all-time scoring leader
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University women's basketball standout Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) became the school's career scoring leader on Wednesday evening in the Eagles' 78-69 non-conference loss at Elmhurst College.
December 10, 2007
Dominican's Salinas ties NCAA record
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Dominican University's Jessica Salinas (Bolingbrook, IL) tied the NCAA record for field goal percentage in a game on Saturday, going 14-for-14 from the field in the Stars' 80-68 loss at Wisconsin Lutheran.
December 10, 2007
Benedictine's Curtis named to D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week
LISLE, Ill. -- Benedictine University senior women's basketball center Tamika Curtis (Bellwood, Ill./Nazareth Academy) was named to the D3Hoops.com National “Team of the Week” for the period of November 26-December 2.
November 30, 2007
Rockford's Butler hits 1,000-point scoring mark
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Rockford College's senior forward, Angie Butler (Forreston, IL/Forreston) became the 9th women's player to reach the 1,000 career point mark in the Regents' thrilling 63-60 win against Dominican University Thursday night. Butler's 18 points, including the game winning layup with :18 seconds, gave the Regents' (3-2, 1-0 NAC) their first conference win.
November 7, 2007
Aurora men, CUW women tabbed preseason favorites by NAC basketball coaches
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The preseason basketball coaches' polls were unveiled today at the Northern Athletics Conference Basketball Media Day held at Wisconsin Lutheran College's Recreation Complex in Milwaukee. Aurora University was tabbed to win the men's title, while Concordia University Wisconsin was selected to win the women's.
October 23, 2007
Wisconsin Lutheran and Salem Communications agree to basketball broadcast deal
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Wisconsin Lutheran College and Salem Communications, the largest Christian and family-themed broadcaster in the United States, have announced their partnership to carry Wisconsin Lutheran men's and women's basketball on AM540 WRRD for the fourth consecutive year.