Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball head coach Randi Henderson leaves WashU to become Iowa assistant coach

Washington University women’s basketball head coach Randi Henderson is stepping down from her role with the Bears, the WashU Athletic Department announced on Wednesday, June 26. Henderson will become an assistant coach at the Division I University of Iowa

| Managing Sports Editor

Former players reveal systemic flaws in women’s basketball program

“I just want the athletic department to listen,” said a former player. “It sends a really strong message to the rest of the people who are on the team that people are going through stuff, leaving, and nothing is going to change.” 

| Staff Writer

After a resilient season, women’s basketball falls short in NCAA tournament

The team’s tournament run ended abruptly in the first round, however, as they fell to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils 71-61 on Mar. 1.

| Staff Writer

Women’s basketball defeats UChicago, earns postseason berth

Following a dominant win against Brandeis, the Washington University women’s basketball team needed to close its season with a big win against University Athletic Association (UAA) foe University of Chicago to secure its at-large spot in the NCAA tournament. 

| Staff Writer

Womens’ basketball wins 1,000th game in record-setting weekend

“Winning 1,000 games is really special for the team and the coaches. This team has shown it is very capable of winning — we’re going to be a problem down the road.” 

| Staff Writer

Women’s basketball picks up key conference wins against Carnegie Mellon and Case Western

After losing three out of their last four games, the Washington University women’s basketball team needed a big weekend to bolster their case for a March Madness berth as the Division III playoff race begins to take shape. Over the weekend, that’s exactly what they did, defeating Carnegie Mellon University on Jan. 26 and Case Western Reserve University on Jan. 28 in front of an electric home crowd.

| Staff Writer

Women’s basketball loses to No. 1 NYU, bounces back against Brandeis

“We have learned a lot about ourselves, and we believe we can become [better] with each challenge, and every UAA game is a challenge…We have to continue to focus on getting better each day.” 

| Junior Sports Editor

Women’s Basketball drops tough losses to Emory & Rochester

Entering the weekend hot off of a strong performance in their league opener at the University of Chicago and looking to extend their five-game winning streak, the No. 25 Bears faced off against No. 6 Emory and Rochester on Jan. 12 and 14. Unfortunately, the ball did not bounce the right way for the Bears.

| Senior Sports Editor

First-year Lexy Harris scores 37 as women’s basketball routs Fontbonne

With the victory, the Bears are now 5-4 and post a record above .500 for the first time this season. For the second time all year, they have won back-to-back contests. 

| Junior Sports Editor

Athlete of the Week: Hayley Semple talks lifting weights on Francis Field and recovering from a torn ACL

Student Life called junior Hayley Semple to talk about the craziness of the past few months and what it was like to recover from a freshman year injury.

| Associate Editor

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