ODAC Women's Basketball News Archive
2019-20 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|October 10, 2019
Caroline Wesley Siler is about to be inducted into Lynchburg's athletic Hall of Fame, but she is more than a former star on the Turner Gymnasium floor as a basketball student-athlete. The Hornets' Director of Athletic Training Services is all-conference on the sidelines, helping Lynchburg's new crop of student-athletes reach their potential.
|August 23, 2019
The Randolph College Athletics department announced on Friday that it has selected Steve Lanpher as the next head coach of the women's basketball program. Lanpher assumes his post on Monday.
|August 5, 2019
Jayla Harris of the Virginia Wesleyan University women’s basketball team has been named a 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. Nominated by Virginia Wesleyan, Harris was then selected as the Woman of the Year representative by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) making her just one of 149 female student-athletes to receive this honor across all three NCAA Divisions.
2018-19 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|June 4, 2019
The latter end of the ODAC's alphabet features in the final recognition bestowed by the conference this year as Virginia Wesleyan University and Washington and Lee University are home to the 2018-19 Marjorie Berkley and Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Award winners. Marlins women's basketball playmaker Jayla Harris earned the Berkley Award, while Generals cross country and track & field runner Hank Patrick received the Jopson Award following a vote of the conference's Board of Directors.
|May 15, 2019
Virginia Wesleyan University has turned to veteran Averett University coach and Mary Washington Hall of Famer Liz Hudy as its new women's basketball head coach. Hudy replaces Stephany Dunmyer, who resigned after 16 seasons to become the next coach at Oberlin College.
|April 17, 2019
Prior to the 2018-19 Division III basketball seasons, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced a continued partnership with V University virtual campus for supporting cancer research. Following a successful first year of participation, the ODAC men’s and women’s basketball programs built upon the momentum from 2017-18 by conducting events in conjunction with select home games to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, as well as a few other subsidiaries and causes. Through those events, conference schools generated more than $6,900 of charitable donations in addition to programming efforts to support both organizations.
2017-18 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|April 18, 2018
Former Randolph-Macon women's basketball standout Megan Silva Schultz because the first woman and second overall player from a NCAA Division III institution to earn entry to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. This feature outlines her career, as written by friend to the ODAC and Class of 2017 inductee Jack Bogaczyk.
|April 6, 2018
Prior to the 2017-18 Division III basketball seasons, the ODAC announced a new partnership with V University virtual campus for supporting cancer research. As proud as the conference members were to announce the relationship, it doesn't match the satisfaction following the success of the first year's worth of sponsored events.
|March 21, 2018
Randolph-Macon College center Kelly Williams has been on the national radar all season. That focus extends to the postseason as she picked up a pair of All-American honors to lead the list of ODAC women's basketball stars earning postseason honors.
2016-17 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|April 21, 2017
Bridgewater College director of athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Sarah Gaffney as the College’s new head coach for the women’s basketball program.
|March 4, 2017
Lynchburg College was eliminated from further competition in the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening, falling to host Christopher Newport University, 69-51, in second round action at the Freeman Center in Newport News, Va.
|March 3, 2017
Marymount University held off a furious rally and defeated Guilford College Friday, 74-70, in a first-round NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament game.
2015-16 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|May 5, 2016
The Randolph College athletic department is pleased to announce Andrea Kendall as the next head coach of its women's basketball team. Kendall, who replaces former six-year mentor Allison Nichols, was the head coach at Centenary College (N.J.) last season. She is no stranger to the ODAC, having previously served three seasons as an assistant at Emory & Henry College.
|March 5, 2016
Reigning national player of the year Sydney Moss totaled a game-high 26 points, plus nine rebounds and eight assists, in top-ranked Thomas More College's 92-40 win over Guilford College in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament Saturday.
|March 4, 2016
Guilford College rallied from a 12-point second-quarter deficit for a 61-57 win over the University of Mount Union Friday night in a first-round NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament game. Guilford outscored the Purple Raiders, 20-12, in the fourth quarter and closed the game on an 11-3 run.
2014-15 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|August 20, 2015
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2014-15 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams in each of the 17 winter and spring sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the sixth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
|April 5, 2015
[VIDEO] Several ODAC athletes and an administrator are featured in the April edition of the WhyD3 Show. Host Dave McHugh spent the weekend in Salem during the men's basketball final four and conducted interviews with Virginia Wesleyan athletic director Joanne Renn and Jess Rheinheimer, the winner of the Jostens Trophy from EMU. McHugh also conducted his three words feature with Cam Owens, Breven Lyons and Greg Montgomery from VWC, as well as with Rheinheimer.
|March 13, 2015
EMU women's basketball player Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) has won the prestigious Jostens Trophy. The award goes to just one women's and men's NCAA Division III basketball player who excels on the floor, in the classroom and in the community. The award takes into account three vital parts: basketball ability, academic prowess and community service.
2013-14 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|June 19, 2014
Susan Dunagan, the winningest coach in the history of Virginia, has announced her retirement as coach of the Maroons after 33 years at Roanoke College. Dunagan steps down as both the school and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) career wins leader, with over 600 victories.
|June 2, 2014
Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced Monday that Melissa Kraft has been promoted to head women's basketball coach. Kraft, who was the Hornets top assistant this past season, becomes the 11th head coach in program history. She takes the position from C.K. Calhoun, who resigned two weeks ago to take a Division I assistant position.
|April 28, 2014
Emory & Henry College and Director of Athletics Myra Sims are proud to announceAnne Wright Crutchfield as the College's next Head Women's Basketball Coach. Crutchfield, a 1989 graduate of E&H, returns to her alma mater after spending the past eight years as the Head Girl's Basketball Coach at Franklin County High School.
2012-13 ODAC Women's Basketball News
|April 4, 2013
Five student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2012-13 ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedules. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 23 sponsored sports.
|March 13, 2013
Bridgewater senior guard Jessica Mullen and Hollins senior guard Jasmine Greene earned All-South Region recognition as D3hoops.com announced its annual all-region awards. Mullen earned a spot on the second team, while Greene was tabbed to the third team.
|March 7, 2013
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2013 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of five winter sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
|June 16, 2012
Washington and Lee University Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that following a national search, Christine Clancy has been promoted to head women's basketball coach and assistant professor of physical education. She takes over for Mandy King, who resigned after the 2011-12 campaign.
|March 2, 2012
Guilford College commanded a five-point lead at the break, but Centre used a 24-7 burst over 14 minutes of the second half to defeat the Quakers, 59-47, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. GC finishes the season 22-7 after making its first national postseason appearance since 2002.
|February 27, 2012
Guilford College will be the lone ODAC representative in the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. The Quakers will head to Danville, Ky. for its first round matchup with the Colonels from Centre College. Also in the four-team pod is Washington University-St. Louis and Ferrum College. Play starts on Friday.
2010-11 Women's Basketball News
|June 14, 2011
Emory & Henry College has selected Rose Katz as its next women's basketball coach, College officials announced Monday. Katz becomes the Wasps’ third head coach in the ODAC era. Katz comes to Emory from Widener University in Chester, Pa., where she has served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons.
|March 30, 2011
Five student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2011 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.
|March 25, 2011
Bridgewater senior forward Jordan Burkholder added to her awards resume over the past week with a pair of postseason honors. The 2011 ODAC Player of the Year was named to the All-South Region First Team by D3hoops.com, and later earned selection to the 2011 State Farm Coaches' NCAA Division III All-America Honorable Mention Team by the WBCA.
2009-10 Women's Basketball News
|April 27, 2010
Six student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools earned a 2010 ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Award during the winter athletic schedule. Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud presenter of each award for the ODAC's 22 sponsored sports.
|April 23, 2010
Athletic Director Aubrey Shinofield has announced two changes within the athletic department at Hollins University. Richie Waggoner will be relinquishing his duties as basketball coach to devote all of his time to the office of sports information while Jim Phillips will move from assistant to head basketball coach for the upcoming season.
|April 20, 2010
Randolph College has appointed Allison Nichols as the WildCats new head womens basketball coach. Nichols, who will begin May 1, follows Melissa Wiggins, who coached the WildCats for 12 seasons. A Bridgewater College alum, Nichols has coached at both the Division I and II levels following a brief stint in the high school ranks.
2008-09 Women's Basketball News
|May 7, 2009
Randolph-Macon College womens basketball student-athlete Amanda Hiltunen has been awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The award is a $7,500 scholarship for academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate student.
|April 20, 2009
Emory & Henry College's head women's basketball coach announced Monday that she is stepping down after 28 years of coaching E&H basketball teams to take on full-time teaching responsibilities at the college.
|March 24, 2009
The ODAC split the ODAC-USA South Senior All-Star Basketball Games last weekend at Hampden-Sydney College, marking the third straight year the teams had each won a contest. The ODAC women evened their record at 2-2 while the ODAC men suffered their first loss in four tries.
2007-08 Women's Basketball News
|March 12, 2008
For the third consecutive year, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and the USA South Athletic Conference will be bringing extra exciting basketball to the region. The ODAC/USA South Senior Basketball Challenge is set for this Sunday, March 16, at the Everett Gymnasium on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College. The womens contest is set for 1:00 p.m. with the mens match-up following at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the game.
|March 4, 2008
Three ODAC schools are in preparation for play in this season's NCAA Division III Basketball Tournaments. Both Guilford College and Bridgewater College earned automatic qualifiers into the national tourneys after winning the ODAC men's and women's championships, respectively. The Virginia Wesleyan College men picked up an at-large bid in a vote by the men's basketball committee.
|March 2, 2008
Jessica Timberlake hit a jumper with 0:29 seconds to play to complete an unlikely run through the ODAC Women’s Basketball Tournament as sixth-seeded Bridgewater College defeated #1 Virginia Wesleyan College, 57-56, to win its third conference championship. The Eagles, now 15-13 on the season, earn the ODAC’s automatic qualifier into the NCAA tournament. The Marlins bow out with a 22-6 overall record.
2006-07 Women's Basketball News
|March 18, 2007
Greensboro Colleges Staci Humphrey dropped in a team-high 17 points as the senior women from the USA South Athletic Conference defeated their counterparts from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), 84-77, in the second annual ODAC/USA South Senior Challenge.
|March 16, 2007
Hot off the heels of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship, basketball will again be at the forefront in the Roanoke area as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the USA South Athletic Conference team for the second annual ODAC-USA South Men and Women's Basketball Senior Challenge.
|February 26, 2007
Four schools from Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men and womens basketball will take their games to the next level. Hampden-Sydney College, the champion of the ODAC mens tournament this past weekend, will be joined by Virginia Wesleyan College and Guilford College in the mens 59-team bracket. Randolph-Macon College is the lone ODAC womens squad in the 63-team field following its championship on Sunday afternoon.