2017-18 Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball News

  • Gottlob commits to DWU for 2018-19 season
    April 20, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team is pleased to announce the addition of Natalie Gottlob to the roster for the 2018-19 season.
  • DWU women’s basketball speaks to local elementary schools
    April 09, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – A month after winning its first NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team visited local schools, Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School to speak words of encouragement, and Longfellow Elementary School to referee a teacher vs. students basketball game.
  • Ashley and Amber Bray tabbed with All-American honors, Christensen named Coach of the Year
    March 15, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Less than a week after winning its first National Championship in program history, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team landed two players on the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-American Teams as head coach Jason Christensen was awarded the Phyllis Holmes NAIA Coach of the Year Award, it was announced by the NAIA Thursday.
  • Women’s basketball wins first ever national championship
    March 13, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – History has been made as the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team secured its first ever NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship. DWU defeated Concordia University, 82-59 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • DWU outshoots Bulldogs to secure national title
    March 13, 2018
    Sioux City, Iowa – As the buzzer sounded and the confetti fell, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team gathered on the court in jubilation, celebrating the first National Championship in program history. DWU downed Concordia University 82-59 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship Game, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Triumph Foods, Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Tigers head to national championship game after huge fourth quarter
    March 12, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For the second time in program history, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team will play for a national title after defeating Saint Xavier University (Ill.), 81-66 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Tigers use hot shooting to move onto Fab Four
    March 10, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In a game where they never trailed, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team shot past Southeastern University (Fla.), 78-64 thanks to 15 made 3-pointers in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Saturday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Stifling defense and efficient offense push Tigers into quarterfinals
    March 09, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Thanks to a strong defensive effort and efficient shooting in the second half, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team downed Southern Oregon University, 76-61 in the second round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Friday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Tigers poised to make statement in National Tournament
    March 07, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After being ousted from the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship in the second round last year, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team wanted to prove themselves, and they did just that throughout the 2017-18 season.
  • Bench propels Tigers to first round victory
    March 07, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team received help from its bench as they outscored Indiana University-East 28-6 in bench points and defeated IU-East, 78-62 in the first round of the 2018 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Osthus tabbed Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Ashley Bray and Amber Bray named GPAC First Team
    February 28, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – One day after playing in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship game, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team landed five players on the All-GPAC teams.
  • No. 8 Tigers fall in final seconds in GPAC title game
    February 27, 2018
    SEWARD, Neb. – With less than a second left, No. 2 Concordia University knocked down a layup to defeat the No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game, 90-88 Tuesday in Seward, Neb.
  • No. 8 Tigers handle No. 10 Red Raiders in GPAC Semifinals
    February 24, 2018
    Orange City, Iowa - The No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advances to the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game for the third-straight year after a convincing victory over No. 10 Northwestern College, 73-58 in the GPAC Tournament Semifinals Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.
  • Tiger defense stifles Midland in GPAC Quarterfinals
    February 21, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Thanks to a 14-2 run to end the first half, the No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team pulled away from Midland University and won, 72-43 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Wednesday in Mitchell.
  • Tigers drop regular season finale
    February 17, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team did not finish the regular season as they hoped as they lost to No. 2 Concordia University 53-42 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Saturday in Seward, Neb.
  • No. 10 Tigers shoot past No. 9 Red Raiders
    February 14, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team finished the regular season home schedule with an 11-1 record after defeating No. 9 Northwestern College, 81-60 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference battle Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 10 DWU shoots past Flames on Senior Day
    February 11, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team hosted the College of Saint Mary for Senior Day, as DWU took care of CSM, 86-52 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Sunday in Mitchell.
  • DWU/Culver’s Classic boys and girls pairings
    February 07, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The following are the matchups for the boys and girls pairings in the DWU/Culver’s Classic to be played Friday and Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 10 Tigers crush No. 15 Morningside on the road
    February 07, 2018
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Riding a six-game win streak into the contest, the No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team took care of No. 15 Morningside College, 92-77 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference battle Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • No. 12 Tigers cruise past Briar Cliff
    February 03, 2018
    Sioux City, Iowa – The No. 12 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team picked up their sixth-straight win on Saturday after defeating Briar Cliff University, 69-48 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • DWU basketball to host ninth annual DWU/Culver’s Classic
    February 01, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department is excited to announce the teams that will be competing in the ninth annual DWU/Culver’s Classic on Feb. 9 and 10 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.
  • No. 12 DWU pounds in-state rival Mount Marty
    January 31, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After starting the game down 8-0, the No. 12 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team roared back with a 15-0 run and never looked back as they notched a convincing victory over Mount Marty College in Great Plains Athletic Conference action, 82-46.
  • Defense pushes No. 12 Tigers past No. 11 Broncos
    January 27, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – With the game tied at 47, the No. 12 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team finished the game on a 16-5 run to defeat No. 11 Hastings College, 63-52 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 12 DWU downs No. 6 Jimmies in comeback fashion
    January 24, 2018
    JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Heading to the fourth quarter, the No. 12 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team trailed No. 6 the University of Jamestown by eight points. But DWU outscored Jamestown 29-10 in the final quarter to complete the comeback and win 86-75 Wednesday in Jamestown, N.D.
  • Cheeseman helps propel No. 8 Tigers on the road
    January 20, 2018
    CRETE, Neb. – The No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team took care of business as they defeated Doane University 84-49 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Saturday in Crete, Neb.
  • Osthus nets career-high as No. 8 Tigers take care of Defenders
    January 17, 2018
    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Using a 12-4 run to begin the fourth quarter, the No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team powered their way to victory against Dordt College 87-64 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Wednesday in Sioux Center, Iowa.
  • No. 8 DWU women power past Midland
    January 14, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – With two minutes remaining until halftime, the No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team found their rhythm on both ends of the court as they finished the half on an 11-1 run capped by a Kynedi Cheeseman (Alexandria, S.D.) 3-pointer. The DWU women’s basketball team were able to fend off Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Midland University in the second half as they routed the Warriors, 75-55 Sunday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 8 Tigers fall to No. 14 Red Raiders in GPAC action
    January 10, 2018
    ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Down by 17 points, the No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team strung together a run to cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter, but were unable to complete the comeback as they fell to No. 14 Northwestern College 69-56 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play on Wednesday in Orange City, Iowa.
  • Defensive effort pushes No. 9 DWU past Flames in conference action
    January 06, 2018
    OMAHA, Neb. – After holding the College of Saint Mary to just two points in the fourth quarter, the No. 9 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team defeated the Flames 68-29 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Saturday in Omaha, Neb.
  • Tigers tame Mustangs in top-10 battle as Amber Bray scores 1,000th-career point
    January 03, 2018
    MITCHELL, S.D. – In a crucial matchup between two Great Plains Athletic Conference top-10 teams, Amber Bray (Anoka, Minn.) led the charge thanks to a career-night that led the No. 6 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team over No. 6 Morningside College, 82-58 Wednesday night at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
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