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Category: Gonzaga
November 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Gonzaga dropped out of AP Top 25 poll; UConn slipped to No. 3

South Carolina F Aleighsa Welch goes for a layup in Sunday’s win against San Diego State Many thought then-No. 6 Stanford upsetting then-No. 1 UConn last week, snapping the Huskies’ 47-game winning streak, was good for the women’s basketball season. Well, that was just the beginning. Days after Stanford’s win, then-No. 10 Texas traveled to The…


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November 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 Player of the Week; Gonzaga enters AP top-25 poll

Washington guard Kelsey Plum Washington PG Kelsey Plum wasn’t that impressed with her record-setting 45-point night against Oklahoma on Friday because UW lost. But voters for the weekly Pac-12 Player of the Week award thought the performance was still worthy of a nod. The conference released Monday that Plum is its Player of the…


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November 13, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Poll: Which team will have the best season among the in-state programs?

Washington State senior guard Tia Presley In the words of Washington State senior G Tia Presley, “the exhibition was such a tease.” More than a week has passed since most teams held an exhibition game, a positive because the NCAA has allowed teams more practice time overall, which should produce better competition. But, as always, players…


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October 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Despite changes, Gonzaga still picked to win West Coast Conference

From Gonzaga: WBB Selected to Win WCC, Greinacher tabbed All-WCC 10-time WCC champion Gonzaga picked by coaches to win WCC   SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The Gonzaga women’s basketball team earned seven first-place votes to be named the clear favorite to win the West Coast Conference title, while senior forward Sunny Greinacher was named Preseason All-WCC, conference officials announced…


Comments | More in Gonzaga, West Coast Conference | Topics: Kelly Graves, Lisa Mispley Fortier

June 11, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Haiden Palmer is WCC female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Zags G Haiden Palmer From the Zags: SAN BRUNO, Calif. (June 10, 2014 – –  Gonzaga University basketball standout Haiden Palmer has been named the 2014 West Coast Conference Female Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and women’s rowing coxswain Naseeb Bhangal has been named the female recipient of the 2014 West Coast Conference…


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June 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM

ICYMI: Signings, hirings, mock WNBA drafts and a trip to Mexico

UW guard Jazmine Davis drives to the hoop PHOTO: Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times In the shadow of the WNBA, a lot has happened on the local college scene. I’m sure you heard about Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves accepting an offer for a similar position at Oregon. Well, he’s rounded…


Comments | More in Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Jazmine Davis, Mike Neighbors

May 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Former Zags star Vivian Frieson named Seattle U assistant coach

Seattle U assistant Vivian Frieson Former Gonzaga standout Vivian Frieson will return to her native city as the new assistant coach at Seattle U, head coach Joan Bonvicini announced Thursday. Frieson, who was the first Zag drafted by a WNBA team, replaces Shaquala Williams. The latter left in March to take a similar…


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April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired

Zags G Haiden Palmer/Photo by AP It’s been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago), Kayla Standish, Katelan Redmon and…


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April 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Gonzaga hired longtime assistant to replace Kelly Graves

Lisa Mispley Fortier The Spokesman Review is reporting Gonzaga hired longtime assistant Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves at the helm. Graves was named Oregon’s new coach last week, signing a six-year contract reportedly worth $500,000 the first two years that increases to $550,000 in the last two years of…


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