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.
Barring the phenomenally unlikely, the No. 7 Washington University women’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Tournament come March.
The Washington University women’s basketball team came out victorious in two tightly contested conference matchups this weekend. After beating Emory University by an 82-78 score on Friday and squeaking out an 80-77 win against the University of Rochester on Sunday, the No. 9-ranked Bears sit with their 9-2 conference record on top of the University Athletic Association (UAA), tied with University of Chicago.
With the largest crowd of the season expected, Washington University will name the Field House basketball court after men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards and women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey in honor of their 35th and 30th years of coaching, respectively.
It took fewer than three years and fewer than 75 games for junior Melissa Gilkey and senior Chris Klimek to each score their 1,000th career point as Washington University basketball players. Years of hard work and some tough choices led each player to the Bears and the success they are enjoying on the hardwood.
Earlier this month, the head men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University sparked a national firestorm with his violent and abusive treatment of players. In recently publicly released videos from team practices, the since-dismissed Mike Rice can be seen shoving and throwing basketballs at his players and repeatedly yelling a homophobic slur.
The No. 12 women’s basketball team came out and won two games at home, easily beating Carnegie Mellon University 85-54 on Friday before exacting their revenge on Case Western Reserve University with a 58-35 win on Sunday.
After over 39 minutes of action, nothing separated the No. 7 Washington University and New York University women’s basketball teams. In spite of a put-back at the buzzer by senior Brianne Monahan that gave the Bears the lead, there was still no clear winner. Despite some controversy, Wash. U.
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