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.
It was another slugfest between Concordia and Briar Cliff as the two sides battled in the GPAC semifinals on Saturday (Feb. 25). The Bulldogs (19-10) fell by a 66-57 score while shooting 31.7 percent from the floor.
For the 10th time in 12 seasons, Concordia Women's Basketball has reached at least the semifinal round of the GPAC tournament. The Bulldogs are preparing to clash with 18th-ranked Briar Cliff in Saturday's semifinal in Sioux City.
A quick turnaround trip sent the Bulldogs to North Dakota for the GPAC quarterfinals. In the matchup with the 19th-ranked Jimmies, Concordia started hot and made clutch plays in the fourth quarter to pull out a 73-67 victory.
For their combined efforts academically and athletically, Kendal Brigham and Sadie Powell have been recognized as 2022-23 Academic All-District® Team award winners, as selected by College Sports Communicators.
As the No. 6 seed in the GPAC tournament, Concordia will be headed up north to take on third-seeded Jamestown on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. Head Coach Drew Olson's squad finished the regular season at 18-10 overall (14-8 GPAC).
Concordia rallied from a 14-point deficit to take the lead in the middle of the fourth quarter, but it wasn't quite enough to knock off Dakota Wesleyan at the Corn Palace. The Tigers prevailed, 61-54. Kendal Brigham led Concordia with 15 points.
Two of the GPAC’s best defensive teams played like it on Wednesday (Feb. 15). Despite holding Briar Cliff below 30 percent shooting, the Bulldogs were clipped by the visitors, 56-51. Concordia owned a lead as large as seven points.
A chance to place as high as second in the final GPAC regular season standings is at stake during the closing week of the 2022-23 regular season. The Bulldogs will host Briar Cliff before hitting the road to play Dakota Wesleyan.
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.