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.
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.
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.