2018-19 Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball News

  • DWU to induct five members into Athletic Hall of Fame
    April 23, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department will be inducting Josh Endres (’13), Amanda Hart (’14), Brock Seim (’07), Jalen Voss (’15) and Don and Barb Young (Contributors) into the DWU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Saturday on the DWU campus.
  • Cheeseman, Carr, Osthus tabbed to All-American list
    March 15, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Following their second-consecutive trip to the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Semifinals, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team landed three players on the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-American Teams. Kynedi Cheeseman (Alexandria, S.D.) was tabbed to the First Team, Sarah Carr (Huron, S.D.) was named Second Team and Rylie Osthus (De Smet, S.D.) was named to the Honorable Mention Team, the NAIA announced Thursday.
  • Tigers fall to Southeastern in double-overtime thriller
    March 11, 2019
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Trailing by three points, Kynedi Cheeseman (Alexandria, S.D.) heaved up a half-court shot that bounced off the backboard as the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team’s season came to an end. DWU fell in double-overtime to Southeastern University (Fla.), 78-75 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Semifinals, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Monday at the Tyson Events Center.
  • Tigers advance to Fab Four after dominating Taylor
    March 09, 2019
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For the second-consecutive year, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advanced to the Fab Four thanks to a balanced attack on offense and dominating defense. DWU defeated Taylor University (Ind.) 75-62 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Saturday at the Tyson Events Center.
  • Stifling defense pushes DWU onto quarterfinals
    March 08, 2019
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Thanks to dominating defense throughout, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advanced past Saint Francis University (Ill.), 63-49 in the second round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championships, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Friday at the Tyson Events Center.
  • How they got here: A look at the Tigers’ 2018-19 campaign
    March 07, 2019
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Following a season that saw the first Dakota Wesleyan University team national championship in school history and 16 program records broken, the 2018-19 DWU women’s basketball team came into the season with high expectations. DWU exceeded those expectations as they spent the entire year in the top five of the NAIA Division II Top-25 Poll.
  • Tigers cruise past Bobcats to second round
    March 07, 2019
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In the opening round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament, presented by Riverside Technologies and Seaboard Triumph Foods, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team shot past St. Thomas University (Fla.), 97-66 Thursday at the Tyson Events Center.
  • Osthus named Defensive Player of the Year, Cheeseman and Carr tabbed to GPAC First Team
    February 27, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – A day removed from its fourth-consecutive Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team was honored with three members being named to the All-GPAC Teams. Rylie Osthus (De Smet, S.D.) was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, while juniors Kynedi Cheeseman (Alexandria, S.D.) and Sarah Carr (Huron, S.D.) were each tabbed to the All-GPAC First Team, it was announced by the conference Wednesday.
  • Tigers fall in GPAC Championship Game
    February 26, 2019
    SEWARD, Neb. – For the third time in three seasons, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team and No. 1 Concordia University met in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game, as Concordia defeated DWU, 75-63 Tuesday in Seward,Neb.
  • Second-half surge pushes No. 4 Tigers past No. 2 NWC
    February 23, 2019
    ORANGE CITY, Iowa – After trailing by three points at halftime, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team overcame the halftime deficit to defeat No. 2 Northwestern College, 75-66 Saturday in Orange City, Iowa, and secure a spot in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship game for the fourth-straight season.
  • Tigers advance to GPAC semis behind strong defensive performance
    February 20, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – In a game that saw 29 combined steals, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team prevailed against No. 19 Morningside College, 88-75 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference quarterfinals Wednesday at the Corn Palace.
  • No. 5 DWU handles Doane in season finale
    February 16, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Behind a stellar defensive performance, the No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team secured their 26th victory of the year with a 65-37 win over Doane University in a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest Saturday at the Corn Palace.
  • Osthus’ career night guides No. 5 Tigers past Vikings
    February 13, 2019
    VALLEY CITY, N.D. – On a night where senior guard Rylie Osthus (De Smet, S.D.) broke a career high in points and set a school record for steals in a game, the No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team cruised to victory over Valley City State University, 80-65 Wednesday in Valley City, N.D.
  • Bulldogs halt Tigers in top-5 matchup
    February 09, 2019
    SEWARD, Neb. – As Makaela Karst (Plankinton, S.D.) made a layup at the halftime buzzer, the No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team held a three-point lead. However, No. 1 Concordia University came back in the second half and pulled away with the Great Plains Athletic Conference victory, 79-66 Saturday in Seward, Neb.
  • DWU to induct five members into Athletic Hall of Fame
    February 06, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University is proud to announce Brock Seim (’07), Josh Endres (’13), Amanda Hart (’14), Jalen Voss (’15) and Don & Barb Young on being selected into the DWU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
  • Defense guides No. 5 Tigers past Lancers
    February 06, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team used stifling defense to record their 24th win of the season against in-state rival Mount Marty College in a 65-48 Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at the Corn Palace.
  • Boy’s matchups announced for DWU/Culver’s Classic
    February 05, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The boy’s schedule and updated rankings for the 10th annual DWU/Culvers Classic has been announced for the games on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 4 Tigers outlast Jimmies in quadruple-overtime thriller
    February 04, 2019
    JAMESTOWN, N.D. – With 34 seconds left in the fourth overtime, Meghan Travis (Minneota, Minn.) nailed a 3-point shot to give the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team a six-point lead. DWU went on to take the overtime thriller, 98-92 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Monday in Jamestown, N.D.
  • No. 4 DWU dominates Flames at home
    February 02, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After jumping out to an early 31-8 lead in the first quarter, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team cruised to victory over Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent College of Saint Mary, 102-51 Saturday at the Corn Palace.
  • DWU basketball at Jamestown postponed to February 4
    January 29, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled Wednesday against the University of Jamestown have been postponed to Monday, Feb. 4, the DWU athletic department announced Tuesday.
  • No. 4 Tigers defeats No. 8 Mustangs in GPAC road action
    January 26, 2019
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa. – In a top-10 battle, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team defeated No. 8 Morningside College 82-76 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Saturday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • DWU/Culver’s Classic tickets to go on sale today
    January 23, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department is pleased to announce the teams that will be competing in the 10th annual DWU/Culver's Classic on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell and that tickets go on sale today.
  • Carr tallies 1,000 career points as No. 4 Tigers rout Chargers
    January 23, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – After outscoring Briar Cliff University in every quarter, the No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team handled BCU in a Great Plains Athletic Conference bout, 88-43 Wednesday at the Corn Palace.
  • No. 1 Tigers fall to No. 21 Broncos in final seconds
    January 19, 2019
    HASTINGS, Neb. – In a back-and-forth top-25 battle, the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team fell to No. 21 Hastings College 79-76 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Saturday in Hastings, Neb.
  • No. 1 Tigers drop defensive battle to No. 3 Northwestern
    January 16, 2019
    ORANGE CITY, Iowa – In a tight defensive contest, the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team dropped its’ first road game of the season to No. 3 Northwestern College, 69-54 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference top-five matchup Wednesday in the Bultman Center in Orange City, Iowa.
  • No. 1 Tigers topple (RV) Warriors
    January 13, 2019
    Mitchell, S.D.- A balanced scoring attack pushes the No.1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team to a 98-78 victory over (RV) Midland University in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Sunday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • Starting five lead charge as No. 1 Tigers cruise to victory
    January 09, 2019
    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Thanks to all the starters scoring in double figures, the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team cruised past No. 12 Dordt College in a Great Plains Athletic Conference top-15 matchup Wednesday at the De Witt Gymnasium.
  • Carr’s career high guides No. 1 Tigers in conference victory
    January 05, 2019
    OMAHA, Neb. – Thanks to a career high from junior forward Sarah Carr (Huron, S.D.), the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team routed the College of Saint Mary in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Saturday in an 84-55 victory on Saturday in Omaha, Neb.
  • No. 1 Tigers glide past No. 8 Mustangs
    January 02, 2019
    MITCHELL, S.D. – In a top-10 battle, the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team used balanced scoring to secure its 16th win of the season with a 91-67 victory over No. 8 Morningside College in a Great Plains Athletic Conference tilt Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
  • No. 1 DWU runs past No. 12 St. Francis
    December 21, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Following a strong second quarter, the No. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team flexed their muscles in a 74-51 victory over No. 12 University of St. Francis (Ill.) Friday in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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