Thursday, June 29, 2006 Wichita State to Host Hofstra in First-Round Pre-Season WNIT Action
The Wichita State women?s basketball team has been selected to play in the 2006 Preseason WNIT, and will play host to Hofstra in the first round at 7 p.m., Fri. Nov. 10, inside Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers are one of just 16 teams invited to play in the prestigious national tournament. The game will mark the season-opener for the Shockers.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Missouri State Sets Standard in NCAA FT Accuracy
Blake Ahearn of the Missouri State men?s basketball team and the Missouri State Lady Bears reached into new areas of free throw shooting excellence with their NCAA Division I leadership at the foul line for the 2005-06 season. Ahearn became the first player in the 57-year history of NCAA Statistics to lead Division I in free throw accuracy three years in a row.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Indiana State's Season Ends with WNIT Loss
Indiana State had control of their second round WNIT match-up with Indiana for the first 38-minutes of the game, but it was in the final two-minutes that the Sycamores stumbled and eventually fell to the Hoosiers 68-62. Indiana State was paced by Lisa Verhoff with 18 points, shooting six-of-10 from the field and 6-of-9 behind the arc. ISU?s season ends at 27-6, while the Hoosiers continue to the WNIT quarterfinals with a mark of 19-13.
Sunday, March 19, 2006 Missouri State Falls To Purdue in NCAA Tournament
Despite a solid first half, including a 10-point lead over No. 4 Purdue, the thirteenth-seeded Missouri State Lady Bears came up short agains the Boilermakers in the first round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind. Missouri State, just one week removed from winning four games in four days for the MVC Tournament title, ends its season at 17-15.
Thursday, March 16, 2006 Valley Goes 1-2 in NIT First-Round Action
Led by 20 points from Melanie Boeglin, Indiana State beat Eastern Michigan 79-57 in the WNIT First Round at the Hulman Center on Thursday night. While the Sycamores enjoyed a victory, the season drew to a close for UNI and Drake, who fell on the road at Kansas and Nebraska, respectively.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Valley Honored by WBCA
Kari Koch of Missouri State and Melanie Boeglin of Indiana State earned Kodak/WBCA All-Region 6 team honors, the WBCA announced Tuesday. Additionally, Jim Wiedie of Indiana State earned Region 6 Coach of the Year honors.
Monday, March 13, 2006 Valley Sends Four Teams to Post-Season Play
Missouri State won four games in four days en route to winning the 2006 State Farm MVC Women's Basketball Championship and will represent the league in this year's NCAA Tournament. In addition to the Lady Bears in the NCAAs, MVC Regular-Season Champions Indiana State, UNI and Drake will all participate in the WNIT.
Sunday, March 12, 2006 2006 State Farm MVC Women's Basketball Championship
Missouri State's Kari Koch, the MVC Tournament MVP for the second time in her career, led the Lady Bears to their ninth tournament championship Sunday as No.7 Missouri State won the conference championship with a 64-55 win over No. 1 Indiana State. Joining Koch on the all-tournament team was Tahnee Balerio and Sarah Klaassen of Missouri State, Cassie Hager of UNI and Melanie Boeglin of Indiana State.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006 2006 Women's Basketball All-Conference Team
Melanie Boeglin of Indiana State has been named the Jackie Stiles Player of the Year while the Sycamores' coach, Jim Wiedie, was voted the Rawlings Coach of the Year, announced at a special awards luncheon Thursday in Springfield, Missouri, the site of the 2006 State Farm MVC Women's Basketball Championship.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006 2006 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Team
Led by Indiana State?s Melanie Boeglin, five of the league?s top players headline a list of 18 student-athletes named Tuesday to the 2006 Missouri Valley Conference Women?s Basketball Scholar-Athlete Teams, as voted by the Missouri Valley Conference?s sports information directors.
Monday, March 06, 2006 Martin, Moore Highlight Final Player of the Week Honorees
With the seeds set for the 2006 State Farm MVC Women's Basketball Tournament and the conclusion of the regular season, the final weekly player and newcomer of the week awards go to Jill Martin of Drake and Carlai Moore of Southern Illinois. Player of the WeekJill Martin of Drake is this week's State Farm MVC Player of the Week, for the second-straight week and the third time this season. Martin averaged 22.5 points, shooting 50 percent in two wins for Drake in the final weekend of regular-season action. The Bulldogs downed UNI and Bradley to secure the No. 2 seed in the State Farm MVC Championship slated for this weekend. Against UNI, she shot 52.9 for 22 points and connected on a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line while pulling down seven boards, adding five steals and an assist. Two days later, she had 11 rebounds, two assists, a block , four steals and 23 points versusBradley. She also averaged 9.0 rebounds and averaged 4.5 steals. In Drake's win over UNI, her
Saturday, March 04, 2006 Indiana State Earns Top Seed, Regular-Season Crown
Wins for Wichita State, Creighton, Drake, Indiana State and Southern Illinois capped off the final day of competition in the 2005-06 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball regular season. Postseason play begins on Thursday, March 9 at the 2006 State Farm MVC Women's Basketball Championship while the seeds and pairings are set for this year's tourney. Indiana State, the league's regular-season champion, is the No. 1 seed of the tournament, to be played in Springfield, Mo., March 9-12.
Monday, February 27, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook
Despite already capturing the No. 1 seed in the 2006 State Farm MVC Women's Basketball Tournament, the Indiana State Sycamores are still seeking their first regular-season title outright. One more win would give Indiana State the outright crown, but after a loss to Drake at home on Sunday, the last regular-season weekend will determine that, as well as the rest of the seeds to the tourney.
Monday, February 27, 2006 Boeglin, Klaassen Earn Academic All-America Honors
Sarah Klaassen of Missouri State and Melanie Boeglin of Indiana State both earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors. Boeglin was named a First Team member while Klaassen earned Second Team honors.
Monday, February 20, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Release; Wells, Wyett Honored
With just two weeks remaining in the Valley's regular-season race, the Indiana State Sycamores could clinch their first regular-season Valley title outright at home this weekend. Despite losing their first conference game of the year last Friday at Missouri State, Indiana State still holds a No. 30 RPI ranking according to Collegiate Basketball News.
Monday, February 13, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook; Indiana State Reaches 20 Victories
With a 20-2 overall mark, 12-0 in league play, Indiana State has tied the 1995-96 Missouri State Lady Bears as the only two Valley teams to go 12-0 in league play. The Sycamores recieved 74 points in the lastest Associated Press Top-25 poll, coming in at No. 26 in the country while All-American candidate Melanie Boeglin earns her fifth Valley Player of the Week award this season.
Monday, February 06, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook; Drake Sweeps Honors, INS Receives Votes In AP Poll
The Indiana State Sycamores improved to a league-best 10-0, winning their 16th straight contest over Illinois State. It is the third-best start for a Valley team in conference play since the 1992-93 season. The Sycamores earned 45 votes in the most recent (2/6) Associated Press Top-25 poll, the most votes received by a non-ranked team. While Indiana State remains in first place in the standings, two wins for UNI last weekend secured the Panthers hold on second while Drake and Evansville sit in tie for third.
Monday, January 30, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook; Boeglin, McDonnell Honored
Through the half-way point of the women's basketball conference season, Indiana State became just the fifth league team to start Valley play at 9-0, as the Sycamores remained perfect in MVC games. It took double overtime, however, for the Sycamores to pull out its conference win at Drake on Thursday night, and INS got a lift from this week's Player of the Week, Melanie Boeglin. She scored 46 points in the contest, tying the most points scored by a student-athlete in Division I women's hoops this season.
Monday, January 23, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook; King, Moore Honored
Indiana State improved to a school-best 7-0 in conference play and removed itself from the Valley pack as the Sycamores sit in first place in the conference standings while Evansville's two home wins over Drake and Creighton this past weekend secured second place (5-3) for the Purple Aces.
Monday, January 16, 2006 Women's Basketball Notebook; Hager, Krumwiede Honored
Indiana State took over lone possession of first place in the conference standings, improving to a league and school best 13-2 overall, 5-0 in conference play. Drake and Creighton are not far behind, tied for second with a 4-1 MVC mark.
Monday, January 09, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Release; Woodard, McDonnell Honored
Indiana State and Creighton remained undefeated in league play through games of Jan. 8. Indiana State scored 92 points over visiting Illinois State to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2003 while Creighton took overtime to down visiting Wichita State for its third Valley win.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook; Boeglin, Moore Honored
The Valley is holding steady with a No. 11 RPI ranking, according to the latest addition of the Collegiate Basketball News. Conference openers have come and gone for eight of tens schools, including an opening weekend 2-0 record for Indiana State and Creighton, who sit atop the standings. Wichita State opens up league play tonight at Missouri State.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Women's Basketball Notebook; Koch, Rice Honored
The conference season gets underway with four teams competing on Dec. 29, while the rest of the league will start league action by Jan. 3. Missouri State is still competing in non-conference, playing at No. 13 DePaul Wednesday night followed by a home game against Richmond on Dec. 31. That game will be aired live on FSN Midwest as part of the Valley Television Package.
Monday, December 19, 2005 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook; ILS' Cirone Sweeps Weekly Honors
Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball teams continue to improve their non-conference mark, as the league sits at 41-33 overall with the non-league games winding down. At eight games over .500, the Valley is ranked No. 10 as a conference in the Collegiate Basketball News RPI (Dec. 19) for the second-straight week.
Monday, December 12, 2005 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook; Boeglin Repeats as Player of the Week
After leading her team to two more wins and posting point-assist double doubles in both contests, Melanie Boeglin of Indiana State has been named the league's Player of the Week, her sixth time being honored in her career, for Dec. 5-12. Joining her on the weekly awards list is Jordann Plummer of Drake, who is this week's Newcomer of the Week.
Monday, December 05, 2005 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook - Boeglin, Cirone Honored
Melanie Boeglin was two rebounds shy of posting her first career triple double in a win for the Indiana State Sycamores over Butler in the State Farm Hoosier Classic while Kristi Cirone averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds for Illinois State last week. With these efforts, Boeglin and Cirone are this week's Missouri Valley Conference Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively.
Monday, November 28, 2005 Weekly Women's Basketball Notebook
Illinois State and Southern Illinois remain undefeated and sit atop the league standings heading into the Missouri Valley Conference's third week of women's basketball action. Both the Redbirds and Salukis are 3-0 while the league boasts an almost flawless 13-1 home record so far this season.
Saturday, November 12, 2005 Women's Basketball Weekly Notebook; ISU Sweeps Honors
With opening weekend come and gone for nine of 10 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball teams, the league heads into the week with a 9-5 overall mark. Missouri State has yet to open the season, doing so on Tuesday at Arkansas State. Drake and Illinois State sit atop the league standings with 2-0 records.
Thursday, October 27, 2005 Basketball Player of the Year Awards to Be Named for Stiles, Bird
Men?s and women?s basketball Player of the Year awards will be linked to two well-known names synonymous with college basketball and the Missouri Valley Conference, the league announced today. The Valley?s men?s basketball Player of the Year will be named for men?s basketball great Larry Bird, while the female Player of the year accolade will honor former Missouri State star Jackie Stiles.
Monday, October 24, 2005 Indiana State Tabbed to Win MVC Women's Basketball Crown
For the first time in league history, the Indiana State Sycamores have been tabbed as the No. 1 team in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason women's basketball poll. In the Valley?s annual October survey of coaches, sports information directors and media members, the Sycamores accrued 393 points in the poll with 34 of 40 first-place votes.