The senior class is one that has persevered while shaping the 2023-24 squad into an elite one. Student-athletes like Kendal Brigham came to Concordia because it offered a close-knit community. They found that and much more.
Mackenzie Toomey enjoyed the best statistical game of her career and a hot third quarter for the seventh-ranked Bulldogs made for an 82-55 runaway victory over Hastings on Wednesday (Feb. 21).
Concordia enters its final week of the regular season but is done with travel as both Hastings and Midland will be hosted in Seward, Neb. for the final two games. On Saturday (Feb. 24), the seniors of the Concordia University Women’s Basketball team will be honored for their final year as a Bulldog.
The No. 7 Bulldogs were down nine to the No. 1 Defenders at the break and a 17-point deficit continuing into the third quarter. Concordia would respond with grit and toughness in a hostile DeWitt Gymnasium, cutting the lead down to one possession but came just short, 81-78.
In recent years, the Bulldogs have not had an easy time of it at the Haddix Center. No. 7 Concordia erased a 12-point halftime deficit and edged Doane, 74-72, on Wednesday (Feb. 14) with the help of 18 points from Abby Krieser.
The mix at the top of the conference has gotten murky, as Concordia continues a three game road stretch with Doane on Wednesday and Dordt on Saturday (Feb. 17).
Super Bowl Sunday hosted a top conference matchup between Concordia at Dakota Wesleyan in the World’s Only Corn Palace. After seizing the lead for the first time midway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs were trampled by a 15-0 Tigers run that ended with an 83-75 loss for the visitors.
The Bulldogs seemed to be on an NBA type schedule, playing a game every other day in the last six days. The team finished the stretch against common conference opponent College of Saint Mary on Wednesday night (Feb. 7).
After back-to-back victories over conference opponents Morningside and Northwestern, the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports announced that Taysha Rushton is the women's basketball player of the week on Tuesday (Feb. 6).
It took the full 40 for No. 1 Dordt to hold off No. 6 Concordia in a Monday (Feb. 5) night clash inside Friedrich Arena. The likes of Mackenzie Toomey and Taysha Rushton led the charge in the 84-79 loss.
The 2017-18 Concordia women’s basketball team checked off nearly every box while chasing down its lofty list of season goals. Olson's latest squad stated its case as the most successful in school history.
A constant during the winningest four years in Concordia women's basketball history, Brenleigh Daum just keeps chucking it. The college career of the McCook native will wind down this week in Sioux City, Iowa.
Says senior Dani Hoppes, "During a game, we’re all in for the team." Such selflessness serves as one of the reasons why the second-ranked Bulldogs enter the national tournament as one of four No. 1 seeds.
On Jan. 10, Drew Olson collected his 300th win as head coach for the Concordia women's basketball program. In the minds of so many, Coach Olson means a whole lot more to them than any victory ever could.
The big names are back in place for a program fresh off a national semifinal appearance and GPAC regular-season and tournament championships. The Bulldogs are primed for another ride deep into March.
Which moments were the greatest in the history of Concordia women's basketball? We've got some ideas. Relive some of those moments in our third installment of the 'top five' series.
It was a storybook 2016-17 season filled with memories that will stand the test of time for Concordia women's basketball and its fans. The Bulldogs filled up the trophy case on their way to a national semifinal appearance.
Gnat-like Concordia will dog you all game long. The Bulldogs force nearly 27 turnovers per game and rank as one of the nation's top defensive teams. Says Drew Olson, "I’m confident in saying this is one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever seen."
Not a day goes by without Dani Andersen thinking of her mother Lisa. Even while draining 3-pointers, Dani thinks of mom. This is a story of a mother's love, heartache and the faith that gives Dani the strength to persevere.
Only in recent history has the Concordia women's basketball program risen to national prominence. Through the hard work of many, the Bulldogs are now feared by many. A monster lurks at 800 North Columbia Avenue.