Another season of Concordia University Women’s Basketball will tip off at the 24th annual Cattle Classic. Highlights outside of league play include a Christmas break trip to Arizona and home matchups with national qualifiers Marian and Sterling.
For their work on the hardwood in 2022-23, four Bulldogs have been named to the 2022-23 NAIA/NCAA DIII All-Midlands Women’s Basketball Team. The list is headlined by the likes of Sadie Powell and Taysha Rushton.
A three-time First Team All-GPAC award winner, Taysha Rushton has collected the second All-America honor of her college basketball career. Rushton was named a 2022-23 NAIA Honorable Mention All-American on March 21.
The 2022-23 season was one of growth for a Bulldog squad led by Taysha Rushton and a strong nucleus of third-year players. Coach Drew Olson's squad came together down the stretch for a win at No. 19 Jamestown and a national tournament blowout of Columbia.
A group of 11 Bulldogs from the Concordia University Women’s Basketball program have been honored as 2022-23 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Six of the honorees are repeat award winners.
The Bulldogs ran into a buzz saw in the form top-seeded Thomas More in the second round of the 2023 national tournament. The Saints shot 58.2 percent and eliminated Concordia by a count of 98-69. Concordia finished at 20-12 overall.
Taysha Rushton supplied the offensive firepower and the Bulldogs put forth a nasty collective defensive effort in routing Columbia, 77-50, in the national tournament first round on Tuesday (March 7). Concordia held the Cougars to 29 percent shooting.
It’s back to The Bluegrass State for Concordia Women’s Basketball. The Bulldogs will head to Crestview Hills for first round action versus Columbia (Mo.) at the NAIA National Championship tournament on Tuesday (March 7).
Concordia Women's Basketball has extended its string of national tournament appearances to 12. As a No. 8 seed in the 2023 bracket, the Bulldogs will be headed to Kentucky for a second year in a row. First round action will be March 7.
As announced by the GPAC on Wednesday (March 1), five Bulldogs have been named all-conference award winners. Taysha Rushton headlines the selections with her third career First Team All-GPAC honor.
Taylor Cockerill and Taysha Rushton were the ringleaders for a squad that reached the NAIA national quarterfinals while playing an exciting brand of hoops in 2020-21.
For Concordia Women's Basketball, tradition never graduates. That's become evident in 2020-21, even as the program 'rebuilt' following the graduation of several stars.
In season No. 15 as head coach, Drew Olson has reached the 400-win milestone. As his current and former players will attest, Concordia Women's Basketball is about more than winning.
From October 2011 through December 2020, Concordia Women's Basketball was included in every possible NAIA top 25 ranking, a run of 97-straight poll appearances.
It's a new-look Concordia Women's Basketball team, but the program is determined to prove it's still a major force in the GPAC and nationally. Taylor Cockerill and Mackenzie Koepke are the headlining returners.
Don't forget about TC. The leading scorer for the 2018-19 national championship team, Taylor Cockerill is roughly 90 percent of the way back from the knee injury she suffered last October.
As announced by CoSIDA, Grace Barry is the Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for the entire NAIA. She is the first Concordia student-athlete to ever earn the award.
Let's answer the question: who wore it better? We ran down the top Bulldog women's basketball performers at each jersey number during the 20 seasons of GPAC hoops.
Fans were out in force in anticipation when Voss brought his No. 1-ranked Bulldogs to Hastings for a big-time conference clash with the second-ranked Broncos on Feb. 12, 2003.
Before it all came to an abrupt end, the top-ranked Bulldogs put together another season to remember. They repeated as GPAC regular-season and tournament champions while forging memories along the way.