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2002-03 Women's Basketball News
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April 01, 2003
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team will be holding their annual banquet on Monday, April 21 in the Valparaiso University Union Great Hall.
March 22, 2003
A 26-4 run over the last 11:29 of the first half proved to be enough for Purdue as the Boilermakers defeated Valparaiso 66-51 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 19, 2003
The Valparaiso University Union Board is sponsoring a fan bus to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Crusaders first round NCAA Tournament game against Purdue on Saturday afternoon.
March 19, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders head down I-65 to play instate rival Purdue in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders, who are appearing in their first tournament game, are the 15th seed in the East Region, while the Boilermakers are seeded #2. See story for game notes.
March 17, 2003
Valparaiso will open first round action in the NCAA Tournament at approximately 12:30 p.m. CST on Saturday afternoon against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 16, 2003
Valparaiso University will open up the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. against the Purdue Boilermakers.
March 13, 2003
Valparaiso University will host a pairings party on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders await the announcement of their opponent for the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
March 13, 2003
Tickets for Valparaiso's first round NCAA Tournament game will be on sale Monday at 11 a.m. CST by phone only.
March 11, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders seek their first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title and NCAA berth ever on Tuesday evening as the Brown and Gold battle Oakland for the championship. The Crusaders defeated Western Illinois 49-45 in the semifinals to reach their third championship game in four years.
March 11, 2003
Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) made a pair of free throws with 8.0 seconds left to give Valparaiso its first Mid-Continent Conference title in school history and send the Crusaders to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history as the Brown and Gold defeated Oakland 48-46 on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
March 10, 2003
Jenna Stangler's (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) eight-foot jumper with 30.6 seconds left put Valparaiso in front and Lauren Bechtold (Hebron, Ind./Hebron H.S.) iced the game with two free throws with 8.0 seconds left as the Crusaders defeated Western Illinois 49-45 on Monday afternoon to advance to the championship game of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Fox Sports Chicago, Fox Sports Detroit and Fox Sports Midwest at 5 p.m. (CST).
March 09, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders continue their track to a NCAA bid when they take on regular season champion Western Illinois in the semifinals of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
March 08, 2003
Valparaiso lit up Kansas City's Kemper Arena on Saturday afternoon, shooting 68.8% from three-point range and 57.7% from the floor as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 94-56 in the quarterfinals of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Valpo's 38-point margin of victory was the second largest in tournament history.
March 06, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin postseason play on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold take on fifth-seeded Oral Roberts in the quarterfinals of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Valpo, the tournament's fourth seed, is coming off of a 67-52 loss at UMKC on Monday to close the regular season, but defeated the Golden Eagles in both meetings earlier this season.
March 06, 2003
Valparaiso University's Jeanette Gray (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team on Thursday when the conference office released their postseason awards. Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) and Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) were both Honorable Mention selections.
March 04, 2003
Valparaiso University's basketball team has drawn the fourth seed for this weekend's Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Women's Basketball Tournament and will face Oral Roberts at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.
March 03, 2003
Valparaiso saw its regular season come to a close on Monday night in Kansas City, Mo. with a 67-52 defeat at the hands of UMKC. The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak the Crusaders had over the Kangaroos.
March 01, 2003
Lauren Bechtold (Hebron, Ind./Hebron H.S.) scored a career-high 15 points and Jeanette Gray (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) recorded her fourth double-double of the season as Valparaiso snapped its three-game road losing streak defeating Oral Roberts 80-65 on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla.
February 27, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders take to the road on Saturday afternoon to face off against Oral Roberts, one of two teams tied with the Brown and Gold in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
February 24, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders will close is home schedule on Monday evening when the Brown and Gold entertain Oakland.
February 24, 2003
Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) led four Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated Oakland 77-54 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Monday evening in Valpo's final home game of the season.
February 22, 2003
Valparaiso snapped a three-game losing skid with its 66-56 victory over IUPUI on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 19, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders will look to snap their three-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold entertains IUPUI to begin their final homestand of the 2002-2003 season.
February 17, 2003
Valparaiso rallied from a 15-point second half deficit to tie the game at 60 with 1:44 to play, but could never take the lead, falling to Chicago State 69-66 on the road Monday evening.
February 17, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders will look to snap their two-game losing streak on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold conclude their three-game road trip at Chicago State. Valpo is coming off of a 68-62 defeat at Southern Utah on Saturday.
February 15, 2003
Valparaiso University was held without a field goal for the final 7:19 of the game and shot just 30.8% (20-of-65) as the Crusaders fell to Southern Utah 68-62 on Saturday evening in Cedar City, Utah.
February 12, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to return to the win column on Saturday evening when the Brown and Gold travel to Southern Utah for a battle with the Thunderbirds.
February 08, 2003
Western Illinois scored the final four points in regulation to force overtime, then outscored Valparaiso 12-1 in the extra session as the Westerwinds defeated the Crusaders 73-62 on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
February 05, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin the second half of their conference schedule on Saturday at 4 p.m. traveling to Western Illinois for a battle with the first place Westerwinds. Valpo, a game back in the Mid-Con standings, look to forge a tie at the top with a victory.
February 04, 2003
Valparaiso University's Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week to propel the Brown and Gold into second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
February 03, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to maintain their second place standing in the Mid-Continent Conference on Monday evening as they host Oral Roberts to conclude the first half of Mid-Continent Conference action.
February 03, 2003
Valparaiso allowed just three field goals and forced 15 turnovers in the first half to propel the Crusaders to a 66-43 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 01, 2003
Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) scored a career high 23 points and Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) added 22 as Valparaiso rallied from an eight-point second half deficit to defeat UMKC 67-64 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 30, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to maintain their second place standing in the Mid-Continent Conference when the Brown and Gold host UMKC on Saturday afternoon. The Kangaroos are one of four teams tied with Valpo in the Mid-Con race.
January 27, 2003
Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) scored a career-high 22 points to lead three Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated IUPUI 70-54 on Monday evening in Indianapolis.
January 26, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders will try to put Saturday's 53-46 loss to Oakland behind them as they travel to Indianapolis on Monday evening for a match-up with IUPUI.
January 25, 2003
Oakland rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Valparaiso 53-46 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.
January 23, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders take their two game winning streak on the road Saturday afternoon to face Oakland in a rematch of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship game last season.
January 21, 2003
Valparaiso University forward Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week.
January 20, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders forced 34 Southern Utah turnovers, 21 on steals, on their way to an 89-53 victory over the Thunderbirds on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 19, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders close out their three-game homestand on Monday evening hosting Southern Utah. The Crusaders are coming off of a 66-50 victory over Chicago State on Saturday.
January 18, 2003
Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) recorded her first career double-double as Valparaiso moved back over .500 with a 66-50 Mid-Continent Conference victory over Chicago State on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 15, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to snap their two-game losing skid on Saturday afternoon hosting the first place Chicago State Cougars at the ARC.
January 14, 2003
Tickets for the 2003 Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments are on sale through the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office. Both tournaments will be held March 8-11 in Kansas City's Kemper Arena. The women's tournament takes place March 8, 10-11 and the men's tournament will be played March 9-11.
January 11, 2003
Valparaiso started the game off cold from the floor and never really warmed up as the Crusaders dropped their Mid-Continent Conference opener to Western Illinois 50-43 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 10, 2003
The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be conducting several summer basketball camps this summer during June and July.
January 09, 2003
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin defense of its Mid-Continent Conference regular season title on Saturday afternoon hosting this season's preseason favorite, Western Illinois, at the ARC.
January 06, 2003
Kari Campbell's free throw with 18.7 seconds left lifted Lipscomb to a 57-56 victory over Valparaiso on Monday evening in Nashville, Tenn.
January 03, 2003
Valparaiso capitalized on 33 Jacksonville turnovers and shot 50% from the floor as the Crusaders defeated Jacksonville 76-56 on Friday evening in Florida for the Brown and Gold's fourth straight victory.
December 31, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to open the year 2003 with the same result as they closed 2002 with, travelling to Jacksonville on Friday evening. Valpo is coming off of a 68-54 victory over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon.
December 29, 2002
Valparaiso used a 20-2 run in the game's final 5:31 to defeat Lehigh 68-54 on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 28, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to close the 2002 calendar year with their third straight victory as they host Lehigh on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is coming off of a 76-39 victory over Indiana Wesleyan.
December 21, 2002
Valparaiso will head into the holidays after evening its record at 5-5 on the season with a 76-39 victory over Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 20, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to move back to the .500 mark on the season hosting Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. A win would mark the first time this season that Valpo would post back-to-back victories.
December 15, 2002
Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) scored a game-high 20 points and the Valparaiso defense limited Loyola (Ill.) to just 14 first half points as the Crusaders defeated the Ramblers 54-47 on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.
December 13, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to rebound from a 47-44 loss to DePaul on Friday evening as the Brown and Gold travels to Chicago to face Loyola (Ill.). The game will mark the final road contest for the Crusaders in the 2002 calendar year.
December 13, 2002
Kathryn Knoester's (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) went in-and-out with 1.7 seconds left as DePaul left Valparaiso with a 47-44 victory on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 12, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday evening as the Brown and Gold hosts DePaul. Valpo is looking for its second straight victory after defeating Ball State 88-82 on Saturday afternoon.
December 07, 2002
Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) tied a school-record with eight three-pointers, including seven straight in the second half, as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 88-82 on Saturday afternoon in the Hoosier State Classic held at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
December 06, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Indianapolis, Ind. to participate in the Hoosier State Classic after dropping a narrow six-point contest to #9 Notre Dame on Wednesday. Valpo will face Ball State in the classic, a rematch of a second round WNIT game from last season, won by the Crusaders.
December 04, 2002
Valparaiso gave the ninth ranked (AP and Coaches poll) Fighting Irish of Notre Dame all they could handle Wednesday evening, before eventually falling 74-68 in front of more than 1,500 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 03, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders conclude their three-game homestand hosting ninth-ranked Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are the second nationally-ranked team the Crusaders have faced this season, having played Texas Tech last Wednesday.
December 01, 2002
Jeanette Gray's (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) double-double was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders fell to Navy 58-47 on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 30, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders look for back-to-back victories as the Brown and Gold hosts Navy at the ARC. The Crusaders are coming off of a 91-48 victory over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon and are in the midst of a three-game homestand.
November 30, 2002
Valparaiso jumped out to a 46-11 halftime lead and never looked back on its way to a 91-48 victory over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 29, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to rebound from its defeat against Texas Tech on Wednesday evening in its home opener against Concordia (Wis.). The Crusaders are beginning a three-game homestand.
November 27, 2002
Nationally ranked Texas Tech built a 24 point halftime lead on its way to an 81-46 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday evening in Lubbock, Texas.
November 25, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders, fresh off of a victory against Fresno State 57-51 in the consolation game of the Spartan Chevrolet Classic, will head to the Lone Star state for a match-up with nationally ranked Texas Tech.
November 24, 2002
Freshman Jamie Gutowski (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean H.S.) scored 24 points Jeanette Gray (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) added 20 as Valparaiso defeated Fresno State 57-51 on Sunday afternoon in the consolation game of the Spartan Chevrolet Classic held in East Lansing, Mich.
November 23, 2002
Miami (Ohio) scored 50 points inside the paint on its way to a 77-54 victory over Valparaiso in the opening round of the Chevrolet Spartan Classic held in East Lansing, Mich.
November 21, 2002
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin their 2002-2003 season at the Spartan Chevrolet Classic. The Crusaders are coming off of their first postseason appearance in school history when the Brown and Gold reached the quarterfinals of the WNIT last year.
November 13, 2002
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has signed three players to National Letters of Intent for the 2003-2004 season.
November 06, 2002
After claiming their second Mid-Continent Conference regular season title in school history and making an unprecedented run advancing to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, the Valparaiso University women's basketball team will look to continue its success on the hardcourt in 2002-2003.
November 05, 2002
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team, defending Mid-Continent Conference champions, has been picked to finish in second place in the preseason poll, as selected by the league's coaches, sports information directors, and media members.
November 03, 2002
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team dropped its exhibition game against the Reebok Lady Start 80-77 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 31, 2002
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team will tip-off its 2002-2003 season on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center with an exhibition game against the Reebok Lady Stars.
October 02, 2002
Valparaiso University will celebrate the beginning of men's and women's basketball practice with "Midnight Mayhem" on Fri., Oct. 11 at 11 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center arena.
September 18, 2002
Not only did the Valparaiso University's women's basketball team have success on the court in 2001-2002, the Crusaders also excelled in the classroom, ranking fifth in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division I Honor Roll that was released.
September 04, 2002
Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball season tickets are now on sale at the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office in the Athletics-Recreation Center. The ticket package includes 16 men's games, including the Jan. 4 game against Notre Dame at the United Center in Chicago, and 14 women's games.
July 22, 2002
Valpo holds eighth annual Fall Coaches' Clinic September 13-14.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler