Concordia has two games left in 2023, starting with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) on Monday night (Dec. 18), then finishing with Arizona Christian University the day after (Dec. 19).
Struggles at the start and end of game resulted in Concordia slipping up at Briar Cliff, 74-66, in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday (Dec. 9). Taysha Rushton helped lead a comeback from 17 points down in the second quarter.
A sluggish first half eventually gave way to sharper play from the seventh-ranked Bulldogs in action on Wednesday (Dec. 6) in Yankton. Taysha Rushton and Abby Krieser combined for 39 points in the 77-57 Concordia road win.
Concordia will become the road Dawgs for the rest of December, facing five straight opponents outside of Friedrich Arena. They lead off with Mount Marty this Wednesday (Dec. 6), then travel to Briar Cliff on Saturday (Dec. 9).
The Bulldogs hosted their final home game in 2023 against the University of Jamestown on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 2). Tying the game midway through the fourth quarter, the Jimmies responded, keeping the home team down late in the conference bout, 71-61.
Taysha Rushton continued to torment Midland while becoming the 12th player in program history to surpass 1,500 career points. The seventh-ranked Bulldogs jumped out to a fast start and trounced the Warriors, 100-64.
After a light Thanksgiving schedule with only one midweek match, the Dawgs will pick back up with conference bouts against Midland on Wednesday night (Nov. 29) and Jamestown on Saturday (Dec. 2).
Concordia used the patented Coach Drew Olson press to dismantle the Flames offense, forcing 24 first half turnovers as six different Bulldogs hit double digits in the 119-54 route.
A career high 24-point performance in the win at Northwestern led to Abby Krieser being named the GPAC Player of the Week. Krieser has helped the 11th-ranked Bulldogs jump out to a 4-0 record.
In the lone outing of Thanksgiving week, Concordia will be at College of Saint Mary while trying to remain unbeaten. The Bulldogs are coming off wins over Morningside and Northwestern in the opening week of GPAC play.
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.
All-American Philly Lammers will be remembered for her incredible success on the court, her humility and her role in the most successful four-year run in Concordia women's basketball history.
The 2019-20 Concordia women's basketball seniors will leave a mark on the program that will stand the test of time. The results speak for themselves in the form of winning, relationships and memories made.
The Concordia women's basketball team serves a greater purpose than just what is seen on the court on game days. Despite winning a national title, the values of the program have remained unchanged.
What they have is more precious than winning. EVERY single coach/player that experienced the national title run reflected on the emotion of winning a title and just what made this team so special.
Behind Tournament MVP Grace Barry, the Bulldog women's basketball team sealed the deal and won the NAIA Division II national title. Concordia won the national title game by a final score of 67-59 over No. 2 Southeastern.
Following practice at the Tyson Events Center on Sunday (March 10), senior Quinn Wragge reflected back on her career as a Bulldog. Says Wragge, "Everything is a lot bigger than basketball. It’s been everything that I wanted."
She's been referred to as 'Amazing Grace' for a reason. The former Lincoln East star has fit in perfectly with a Concordia women's basketball program that again has championship aspirations in 2018-19.
She's steady and consistent, just like the Concordia women's basketball program. As the lone senior on the varsity roster, Quinn Wragge takes on the responsibility of helping the Bulldogs "focus and finish."
Following a 2017-18 season in which the Bulldog women's basketball program equaled a school record with 36 wins, Drew Olson's squad finds itself in an enviable position. All-Americans Philly Lammers and Quinn Wragge return to the lineup.