With both teams ranked in the top-10, the Washington University men’s and women’s basketball teams will kick-off their seasons this Friday at the Field House.
This March, when Nancy Fahey announced her move to the University of Illinois, Washington University was faced with finding a new women’s basketball head coach for the first time since 1986. This Monday, the University announced that this search was over, unveiling Randi Henderson as just the third head coach in the history of the women’s basketball program.
There are about 82 steps between men’s basketball Coach Mark Edwards’s office and the unoccupied room on the other side of the court.
Early yesterday morning, women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey sent out an email to her players calling for a team meeting at noon. Fahey had just accepted the head coaching position at the University of Illinois.
Nancy Fahey, longtime head coach of the Washington University women’s basketball team will join the University of Illinois to lead its Division I program, according to the Champaign, Ill. based News Gazette.
For the third straight season, the Washington University women’s basketball team is in the sectional semifinals of the NCAA tournament. But this time, they get to host.
Down one and nearly halfway through the third quarter, the No. 6 Washington University women’s basketball team was battling for tournament survival against No. 24 Wheaton College. But back-to-back buckets from sophomore forward Madeline Homoly ignited a 14-4 run to put the Bears up for good.
With a last-second victory against the University of Chicago last weekend, the Washington University women’s basketball team clinched the UAA championship, guaranteeing them an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament and their 28th consecutive playoff appearance.
With six seconds left on the game clock, junior Natalie Orr charged up the court, hounded by the same press defense that had disrupted the Bears’ offense all afternoon.
Barring the phenomenally unlikely, the No. 7 Washington University women’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Tournament come March.