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.
Concordia continues to expand its game offensively, as evidenced by it shooting 15-for-28 from 3-point range on Saturday (Feb. 11). The triples helped grow the lead as large as 30 points in the 99-76 win at College of Saint Mary.
Concordia shook off a rough first half on Wednesday (Feb. 8) while getting white hot shooting from Abby Krieser and Taysha Rushton, who combined for 11 3-point field goals. The Bulldogs rallied to win at Doane, 92-80.
Whitney (Stichka) Daberkow didn’t necessarily want the spotlight, but she thrived underneath it anyway. The humble Bulldog is set to join the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame in October.
Mary Janovich recently resumed basketball activities as she continues her recovery from an ACL tear suffered in January. She talks about her injury rehab and her brother Andy in this Q&A.
Marty Kohlwey, a 13-year veteran of Concordia men's and women's basketball coaching staffs, has accepted a new role at Lutheran High School in Parker, Colo.
Following the lead of freshman Quinn Wragge, the Concordia women's basketball program made its fifth-straight national tournament appearance in 2015-16.
Quinn Wragge is only a freshman, but she enters the national tournament leading 16th-ranked Concordia in scoring, rebounding, steals, blocks and field goal percentage. She's not your ordinary freshman.
The Concordia women's basketball program learned on Wednesday that it would make its 15th all-time appearance at the national tournament. The Bulldogs will play in the first round on March 9.
After losing several key pieces from the 2014-15 team that made a run to the national title game, the Bulldogs have reloaded with a balanced approach in 2015-16.
It was only a matter of time before Sarah Harrison Krueger found her way into the Concordia Athletics Hall of Fame.
Since 1992, 14 Concordia women’s basketball teams have appeared at the national tournament with four advancing all the way to the national semifinals. But in 2015, the Bulldogs reached new heights by motoring to the national title game for the first time in program history.
It’s a Tuesday evening in the middle of July and two brothers have reunited over a familiar round, orange and leather-coated object that has been prevalent in their lives since birth. Jarrod Olson, now 41, drives and whirls a pass back out top to Drew Olson, 35, who rises and fires a three. They narrowly miss out on the Olson-to-Olson scoring connection.